18 CFR 1304.101 - Nonnavigable houseboats.

§ 1304.101 Nonnavigable houseboats.

(a) Any houseboat failing to comply with the following criteria shall be deemed a non-navigable houseboat and may not be moored, anchored, installed, or operated in any TVA reservoir except as provided in paragraph (b) of this section:

(1) Built on a boat hull or on two or more pontoons;

(2) Equipped with a motor and rudder controls located at a point on the houseboat from which there is forward visibility over a 180-degree range;

(3) Compliant with all applicable State and Federal requirements relating to vessels;

(4) Registered as a vessel in the State of principal use; and

(5) State registration numbers clearly displayed on the vessel.

(b) Nonnavigable houseboats approved by TVA prior to February 15, 1978, shall be deemed existing houseboats and may remain on TVA reservoirs provided they remain in compliance with the rules contained in this part. Such houseboats shall be moored to mooring facilities contained within the designated and approved harbor limits of a commercial marina. Alternatively, provided the owner has obtained written approval from TVA pursuant to subpart A of this part authorizing mooring at such location, nonnavigable houseboats may be moored to the bank of the reservoir at locations where the owner of the houseboat is the owner or lessee (or the licensee of such owner or lessee) of the proposed mooring location, and at locations described by § 1304.201(a)(1), (2), and (3). All nonnavigable houseboats must be moored in such a manner as to:

(1) Avoid obstruction of or interference with navigation, flood control, public lands or reservations;

(2) Avoid adverse effects on public lands or reservations;

(3) Prevent the preemption of public waters when moored in permanent locations outside of the approved harbor limits of commercial marinas;

(4) Protect land and landrights owned by the United States alongside and subjacent to TVA reservoirs from trespass and other unlawful and unreasonable uses; and

(5) Maintain, protect, and enhance the quality of the human environment.

(c) All approved nonnavigable houseboats with toilets must be equipped as follows with a properly installed and operating Marine Sanitation Device (MSD) or Sewage Holding Tank and pumpout capability:

(1) Nonnavigable houseboats moored on “Discharge Lakes” must be equipped with a Type I or Type II MSD.

(2) Nonnavigable houseboats moored in: “No Discharge Lakes” must be equipped with holding tanks and pumpout capability. If a nonnavigable houseboat moored in a “No Discharge Lake” is equipped with a Type I or Type II MSD, it must be secured to prevent discharge into the lake.

(d) Approved nonnavigable houseboats shall be maintained in a good state of repair. Such houseboats may be structurally repaired or rebuilt without additional approval from TVA, but any expansion in length, width, or height is prohibited except as approved in writing by TVA.

(e) All nonnavigable houseboats shall comply with the requirements for flotation devices contained in § 1304.400.

(f) Applications for mooring of a nonnavigable houseboat outside of designated harbor limits will be disapproved if TVA determines that the proposed mooring location would be contrary to the intent of this subpart.

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U.S. Code: Title 16 - CONSERVATION

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§ 831b - Officers and employees; wages of laborers and mechanics; application of employees’ compensation provisions

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§ 831c - Corporate powers generally; eminent domain; construction of dams, transmission lines, etc.

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§ 831d - Directors; maintenance and operation of plant for production, sale, and distribution of fertilizer and power

§ 831e - Officers and employees; nonpolitical appointment; removal for violation

§ 831f - Control of plants and property vested in Corporation; transfer of other property to Corporation

§ 831g - Principal office of Corporation; books; directors’ oath

§ 831h - Annual financial statement; purchases and contracts; audit by Comptroller General

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§ 831i - Sale of surplus power; preferences; experimental work; acquisition of existing electric facilities

§ 831j - Equitable distribution of surplus power among States and municipalities; improvement in production of fertilizer

§ 831k - Transmission lines; construction or lease; sale of power over other than Government lines; rates when sold for resale at profit

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§ 831l - Financial assistance to States and local governments in lieu of taxation; apportionment; limitation on contracts for sale of power to municipalities; report to Congress

§ 831m - Allocation and charge of value and cost of plants to particular objects; cost accounting; reports of costs of operation; sale of surplus power at profit

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§ 831n - Bonds for future construction; amount, terms, and conditions

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§ 831o - Completion of unfinished plants authorized

§ 831p - Repealed. Pub. L. 89–554, § 8(a), Sept. 6, 1966, 80 Stat. 648

§ 831q - Eminent domain; contracts for relocation of railroads, highways, industrial plants, etc.

§ 831r - Patents; access to Patent and Trademark Office and right to copy patents; compensation to patentees

§ 831s - Possession by Government in time of war; damages to contract holders

§ 831t - Offenses; fines and punishment

§ 831u - Surveys; cooperation with States or other agencies

§ 831v - Legislation to carry out purposes of chapter; recommendation by President

§ 831w - Acquisition of real or personal property; payment by delivery of power; sale or lease of vacant land for industrial purposes

§ 831x - Condemnation proceedings; institution by Corporation; venue

§ 831y - Net proceeds over expense payable into Treasury

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§ 831z - Authorization of appropriations

§ 831aa - Laws repealed

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§ 831cc - Separability

§ 831dd - Liberal construction of chapter; sale of surplus lands

§ 831ee - Essential stewardship activities

Title 18 published on 15-Jun-2017 04:02

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 18 CFR Part 1304 after this date.

  • 2016-08-31; vol. 81 # 169 - Wednesday, August 31, 2016
    1. 81 FR 59846 - When Obstructions on Certain Tributaries of the Tennessee River Do Not Require a Section 26a Permit from the Tennessee Valley Authority
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