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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

4VAC15-440-50. Personal flotation device retroreflective material.

A. Each life preserver, each marine buoyant device intended to be worn, and each buoyant vest carried on a vessel must have Type I retroreflective material that is approved by the U.S. Coast Guard.

B. Each item required to have retroreflective material must have at least 31 sq. in. (200 sq. cm.) of material attached to its front side, at least 31 sq. in. of material on its back side, and, if the item is reversible, at least 31 sq. in. of material on each of its reversible sides. The material attached on each side of the item must be divided equally between the upper quadrants of the side, and the material in each quadrant must be attached as closely as possible to the shoulder area of the item.

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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