DEEP: Boating Federal Regulations

Boating Federal Requirements
 
33 CFR Part 175, Subpart B - regarding the number and type of personal flotation devices required to be on board the vessel, including requirements regarding the use of personal flotation devices by children.
 
33 CFR Part 183, Subpart K, 33 CFR 175.201, and 46 CFR Subpart 25.40 - regarding ventilation applicable to the vessel.
 
46 CFR Subparts 25.35 and 58.10 - regarding backfire flame controls.
 
46 CFR Subpart 25.30 - regarding fire extinguishers applicable to the vessel.
 
33 USC 2032 to 2038 and 33 CFR Part 86 regarding sound signal appliances applicable to the vessel.
 
33 USC 2037 and 33 CFR Part 87 - regarding visual distress signals and the use thereof.
 
33 USC 2037 and 33 CFR Part 175, Subpart C -  regarding visual distress signals applicable to the vessel, unless specifically exempted therefrom.
 
33 CFR 175.140 - regarding restrictions on the use of visual distress signals.
 
33 USC 2020 to 2021, 33 USC 2023 to 202933 USC 2038 and 33 CFR Part 84 - regarding the use of navigation lights.

33 USC 2022 and 2038, and 33 CFR Part 84 regarding the visibility for the lights.

33 USC 2030 - regarding the exhibition of anchor lights when a vessel is at anchor or aground.

33 CFR 88.11 regarding the use of flashing blue lights by law enforcement vessels of the United States, this state or a political subdivision of this state

33 CFR 88.12 - regarding the use of flashing red and yellow light signals by vessels engaged in government sanctioned public safety activities and commercial vessels performing similar functions.

46 USC 4306 - regarding the Federal preemption of recreational boating standards and requirements.

33 CFR 175.5 - regarding exemption from preemption by Federal regulations.