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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 4. Conservation And Natural Resources
Agency 15. Department of Wildlife Resources
Chapter 430. Watercraft: Safety Equipment Requirements

4VAC15-430-110. Visual distress signal stowage, serviceability, marking.

A. It shall be unlawful to use a vessel unless the visual distress signals required by 4VAC15-430-80 are readily accessible.

B. It shall be unlawful to use a vessel unless each signal required by 4VAC15-430-80 is in serviceable condition and the service life of the signal, if indicated by a date marked on the signal, has not expired. Signals in addition to the minimum required are not considered to be in violation of this subsection if the minimum requirement has been met.

C. It shall be unlawful to use a vessel unless each signal required by 4VAC15-430-80 is legibly marked with a U.S. Coast Guard approval number or certification statement.

Statutory Authority

§§ 29.1-103, 29.1-501, 29.1-502, 29.1-701, and 29.1-735 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 19, Issue 5, eff. January 1, 2003; amended, Virginia Register Volume 29, Issue 9, eff. January 1, 2013.

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