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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 4. Conservation And Natural Resources
Agency 15. Department of Wildlife Resources
Chapter 440. Watercraft: Commercial Vessel Safety Equipment Requirements

4VAC15-440-40. Personal flotation device lights.

A. This section applies to vessels described in 4VAC15-440-10 that engage in ocean or coastwise voyages.

B. Each immersion suit carried in accordance with 4VAC15-440-20, each life preserver, each marine buoyant device intended to be worn, and each buoyant vest must have a personal flotation device light that is approved by the U.S. Coast Guard.

C. Each personal flotation device light required by this section must be securely attached to the front shoulder area of the immersion suit, life preserver, or other personal flotation device.

D. If a personal flotation device light has a nonreplaceable power source, the light must be replaced on or before the expiration date of the power source. If the light has a replaceable power source, the power source must be replaced on or before its expiration date and the light must be replaced when it is no longer serviceable.

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.

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