Conn. Agencies Regs. § 15-121-A2 - Regulatory markers

Current through March 4, 2022

(a) There shall be two types of regulatory markers, three dimensional markers and two dimensional markers. For the purpose of sections 15-121-A3 to 15-121-A5, inclusive, a three dimensional marker shall be called a buoy and a two dimensional marker shall be called a beacon. Regulatory markers shall be of a size, shape, color and materials as designated in this section and approved by the commissioner upon application.
(b) A regulatory buoy shall be cylindrical in shape above its waterline. Colors on the buoy shall be white and reflective international orange. Two horizontal bands of reflective international orange shall be placed on the buoy, one at the top and one near the bottom but above the waterline, each being a minimum of three inches in width. The area in between these two bands shall be white, and shall contain the appropriate symbol of the regulation specified in subsection (d) of this section.
(c) A regulatory beacon shall be square or rectangular in silhouette. A band of reflective international orange of at least three inches shall form the outside border of the beacon. The area within the border shall be white, and shall contain the appropriate symbol of regulation specified in subsection (d) of this section.
(d) The appropriate symbol of regulation, in reflective international orange color, shall be centered on the white portion of a regulatory buoy or beacon as follows:
(1) a vertical open-faced diamond to mean danger;
(2) a vertical open-faced diamond having a cross in its center meaning that vessels are excluded absolutely from the marked area;
(3) an open-faced circle meaning that a vessel operated within the marked area is subject to certain operating restrictions;
(4) a square or rectangle with lettering on the inside giving directions or information.
(e) Numbers, letters and words shall be used on both regulatory buoys and regulatory beacons and may state the statutory or regulatory authority of or clarify the specific meaning of the marker. Such numbers, letters and words shall be black, of plain block style, well proportioned and of sufficient size to be visible from one hundred feet. When letters are used to identify regulatory markers, the identifying letters shall follow alphabetical sequence and the letters I and O shall be omitted to prevent confusion with numbers.


Conn. Agencies Regs. § 15-121-A2
Effective May 19, 1994; Amended March 9, 2004

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