The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) codifies the general and permanent rules of Executive departments and agencies which have been published in the Federal Register. The Federal Register consists of two publications, the annually revised Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and the daily Federal Register (FR).
The CFR is divided into 50 titles which represent broad areas subject to Federal regulation. Each title is divided into chapters; each chapter is further subdivided into Subchapters; and then again into Parts covering specific regulatory areas.
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The pertinent parts of the Code of Federal Regulations to Recreational Boating Safety are:
|Penalties for Negligent operation & Interfering with Safe Operation||46 USC 2302|
|Numbering undocumented vessels||46 USC 123|
|Yacht Privileges and obligations||19 CFR 4.94|
|Operating a vessel while under the influence of alcohol or a dangerous drug||33 CFR 95|
|Regulated Navigation areas||33 CFR 165|
|Protection of Naval Vessels (Security zones)||33 CFR 165.2010|
|Vessel Numbering and Casualty and Accident Reporting||33 CFR 173|
|State Numbering and Casualty Reporting Systems||33 CFR 174|
|Carriage and use of Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs)||33 CFR 175.15|
|Carriage and use of visual distress signals (VDS)||33 CFR 175.101|
|Correction of especially hazardous conditions||33 CFR 177|
|Manufacturer certification||33 CFR 181.5-19|
|Identification of boats||33 CFR 181.21|
|Boats and Associated Equipment||33 CFR 183|
|Display of capacity information||33 CFR 183.21-27|
|Safe loading||33 CFR 183.31-43|
|Safe powering||33 CFR 183.51-53|
|Flotation Requirments for Boats||33 CFR 183.101-335|
|Electrical systems||33 CFR 183.401-460|
|Fuel systems||33 CFR 183.501-590|
|Ventilation||33 CFR 183.601-630|
|Start-in-gear protection||33 CFR 183.701-715|
|Navigation lights||33 CFR 183.801-810|
|Vessel identification system||33 CFR 187|
|Reporting undocumented vessel accidents and casualties||46 CFR 4.05|
|Carriage of fire extinguishing equipment||46 CFR 25|
|Backfire flame control||46 CFR 25.35|