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§122.728 Testing and servicing of Emergency Position Indicating Radiobeacons (EPIRB)
The master of the vessel shall ensure that:
(a) Each EPIRB, other than an EPIRB in an inflable liferaft, must be tested monthly, using the integrated test circuit and output indicator, to determine that it is operative;
(b) The EPIRB's battery is replaced after it is used, or before the date required by FCC regulations in 47 CFR Part 80, whichever comes sooner; and
(c) The EPIRB test required by paragraph (a) shall be logged or otherwise documented, as applicable.