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Title 46Chapter ISubchapter QPart 162Subpart 162.060 → §162.060-16


Title 46: Shipping
PART 162—ENGINEERING EQUIPMENT
Subpart 162.060—Ballast Water Management Systems


§162.060-16   Changes to an approved ballast water management system (BWMS).

(a) The manufacturer of a BWMS that is approved by the Coast Guard must notify the Commanding Officer, U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Center (MSC), in writing of any change in design or intended operational conditions of the BWMS.

(b) The notification required by paragraph (a) of this section must include—

(1) A description of the change and its advantages; and

(2) An indication of whether or not the original BWMS will be discontinued.

(c) After receipt of the notice and information, the Coast Guard will notify the manufacturer, in writing, of any tests or evaluations that must be conducted, and then determine if BWMS recertification and/or modification is required. The manufacturer may appeal this determination to the Director of Commercial Regulations. Contact Commandant (CG-5PS), Attn: Director of Commercial Regulations, U.S. Coast Guard Stop 7509, 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20593-7509.

[USCG-2001-10486, 77 FR 17311, Mar. 23, 2012, as amended by USCG-2013-0671, 78 FR 60161, Sept. 30, 2013]

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