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Title 46Chapter ISubchapter LPart 129 → Subpart A

Title 46: Shipping

Subpart A—General Provisions

§129.100   General.
§129.110   Applicability.
§129.120   Alternative standards.

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§129.100   General.

This part contains requirements for the design, construction, and installation of electrical equipment and systems including power sources, lighting, motors, miscellaneous equipment, and safety systems.

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§129.110   Applicability.

(a) Electrical installations on OSVs of at least 6,000 GT ITC (500 GRT if GT ITC is not assigned) must comply with subchapter J of this chapter.

(b) Except as specifically provided in this subchapter, electrical installations on an OSV of less than 6,000 GT ITC (500 GRT if GT ITC is not assigned) must comply with subchapter J of this chapter.

[USCG-2012-0208, 79 FR 48936, Aug. 18, 2014]

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§129.120   Alternative standards.

(a) An OSV of 19.8 meters (65 feet) in length or less may meet the following requirements of the American Yacht and Boat Council Projects, where applicable, instead of §129.340 of this part:

(1) E-1, Bonding of Direct Current Systems.

(2) E-8, AC Electrical Systems on Boats.

(3) E-9, DC Electrical Systems on Boats.

(b) An OSV with an electrical installation operating at a potential of less than 50 volts may comply with 33 CFR 183.430 instead of §129.340 of this part.

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