46 CFR § 161.013-11 - Prototype test.
(a) Each manufacturer must test a prototype light identical to the lights to be certified prior to the labeling required by § 161.013-13.
(b) If the prototype light fails to meet any of the general performance requirements of § 161.013-3 the lights must not be certified under this subpart.
(c) Each manufacturer must:
(1) Forward the test results within 30 days to the Commandant (CG-ENG), Attn: Office of Design and Engineering Systems, U.S. Coast Guard Stop 7509, 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20593-7509; and
(2) Retain records of the test results for at least 5 years, or as long as the light is manufactured and certified, whichever is longer.