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Title 46: Shipping
Acceptance means certification by the Coast Guard that a component is suitable for use in the manufacture of Coast Guard-approved PFDs.
Commandant means the Chief of the Lifesaving and Fire Safety Division, Office of Engineering and Design Standards, U.S. Coast Guard. Address: Commandant (CG-ENG-4), Attn: Lifesaving and Fire Safety Division, U.S. Coast Guard Stop 7509, 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20593-7509; telephone 202-372-1392.
Component manufacturer means either a component manufacturer or supplier seeking acceptance of a component, or a component manufacturer or supplier who has obtained acceptance of a component.
Inspector means a Coast Guard marine inspector, authorized representative of the Coast Guard, or a recognized laboratory representative.
Non-standard component means a PFD component which is equivalent in performance to a standard component.
PFD Type means the performance type designation as indicated in 33 CFR part 175 and this subchapter.
Standard component means a PFD component which complies in all respects with the material, construction, and performance requirements of a subpart of this part or part 160 of this chapter.
Use Code means an alphanumeric code assigned by the Commandant (CG-ENG-4) to a PFD component to designate the PFD Type(s) in which it may be used. Assigned Use Codes are listed in table 164.019-3.
[CGD 84-068, 58 FR 29494, May 20, 1993, as amended by CGD 95-072, 60 FR 50467, Sept. 29, 1995; CGD 96-041, 61 FR 50734, Sept. 27, 1996; USCG-2006-25697; 71 FR 55747, Sept. 25, 2006; USCG-2009-0702, 74 FR 49238, Sept. 25, 2009; USCG-2013-0671, 78 FR 60162, Sept. 30, 2013]