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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

4VAC15-430-200. Condition and number of fire extinguishers required for recreational vessels.

A. Condition and number of fire extinguishers required for recreational vessels built model year 2017 or earlier, between 1953 and 2017, and contracted prior to November 19, 1953.

1. Previously installed extinguishers with extinguishing capacities that are less than what is required in the tables contained in 4VAC15-430-190 need not be replaced but must be maintained in good condition.

2. All extinguishers installed after August 22, 2016, must meet the applicable requirements in 4VAC15-160 through 4VAC15-210.

B. Vessels contracted for prior to November 19, 1952, shall meet the applicable provisions of 4VAC15-430-160 through 4VAC15-430-190 insofar as the number and general type of equipment is concerned. Existing items of equipment and installations previously approved but not meeting the applicable requirements for type approval may be continued in service so long as they are in good condition. All new installations and replacements shall meet the requirements of 4VAC15-430-160 through 4VAC15-430-190.

Statutory Authority

§§ 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 39, Issue 9, eff. January 1, 2023.

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