46 CFR 154.32 - Equivalents.

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§ 154.32 Equivalents.

(a) A vessel that fails to meet the standards in this part for an endorsement on a Certificate of Inspection or a Certificate of Compliance may meet an alternate standard if the Commandant (CG-ENG) finds that the alternate standard provides an equivalent or greater level of protection for the purpose of safety.

(b) The Commandant (CG-ENG) considers issuance of a finding of equivalence to the standard required by this part if the person requesting the finding submits a written application to the Commandant (CG-ENG) that includes -

(1) A detailed explanation of the vessel's characteristics that do not meet the requirements in this part; and

(2) An explanation of how each substituted standard would enable the vessel to meet a level of safety that would be equivalent to or greater than the standard in this part.

(c) Operational methods or procedures may not be substituted for a particular fitting, material, appliance, apparatus, item, or type of equipment required in this part.

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United States Code
U.S. Code: Title 33 - NAVIGATION AND NAVIGABLE WATERS
U.S. Code: Title 46 - SHIPPING
U.S. Code: Title 49 - TRANSPORTATION
Presidential Documents

Executive Order ... 12777

Title 46 published on 09-May-2017 04:27

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 46 CFR Part 154 after this date.

  • 2014-09-29; vol. 79 # 188 - Monday, September 29, 2014
    1. 79 FR 58270 - Shipping and Transportation; Technical, Organizational, and Conforming Amendments
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      DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, Coast Guard
      Final rule.
      This final rule is effective September 29, 2014.
      46 CFR Parts 1, 4, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 24, 27, 28, 30, 35, 38, 42, 44, 45, 52, 62, 67, 69, 70, 71, 72, 76, 77, 78, 90, 92, 95, 97, 105, 109, 111, 114, 115, 117, 119, 121, 122, 131, 150, 151, 153, 154, 159, 160, 161, 162, 163, 164, 167, 169, 171, 172, 174, 175, 176, 180, 181, 182, 185, 188, 189, 190, 194, 196, 197, and 199