46 CFR 160.076-17 - Approval of design or material changes.
(a) The manufacturer must submit any proposed changes in design, material, or construction to the recognized laboratory and the Commandant for approval before changing PFD production methods.
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§ 160.076-17 Approval of design or material changes.
(b) Determinations of equivalence of design, construction, and materials may be made only by the Commandant or a designated representative.