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Title 46Chapter ISubchapter DPart 35 → Subpart 35.40


Title 46: Shipping
PART 35—OPERATIONS


Subpart 35.40—Posting and Marking Requirements—TB/ALL


Contents
§35.40-1   General alarm contact maker—TB/ALL.
§35.40-5   General alarm bells—TB/ALL.
§35.40-6   Emergency lights—TB/ALL.
§35.40-7   Carbon dioxide and clean agent alarms—T/ALL.
§35.40-8   Carbon dioxide warning signs—T/ALL.
§35.40-10   Steam, foam, carbon dioxide, or clean agent fire smothering apparatus—TB/ALL.
§35.40-15   Fire hose stations—TB/ALL.
§35.40-17   Foam hose/monitor stations—T/ALL.
§35.40-18   Water spray systems—TB/ALL.
§35.40-20   Emergency equipment—TB/ALL.
§35.40-25   Fire extinguishers—TB/ALL.
§35.40-30   Instructions for changing steering gear—TB/ALL.
§35.40-35   Rudder orders—TB/ALL.
§35.40-40   Marking and instructions for fire and emergency equipment—TB/ALL.

§35.40-1   General alarm contact maker—TB/ALL.

Each general alarm contact maker must be marked in accordance with requirements in subchapter J (Electrical Engineering Regulations) of this chapter.

[CGD 74-125A, 47 FR 15231, Apr. 8, 1982]

§35.40-5   General alarm bells—TB/ALL.

General alarm bells must be marked in accordance with requirements in subchapter J (Electrical Engineering Regulations) of this chapter.

[CGD 74-125A, 47 FR 15231, Apr. 8, 1982]

§35.40-6   Emergency lights—TB/ALL.

Emergency lights must be marked in accordance with requirements in subchapter J (Electrical Engineering Regulations) of this chapter.

[CGD 74-125A, 47 FR 15231, Apr. 8, 1982]

§35.40-7   Carbon dioxide and clean agent alarms—T/ALL.

Each carbon dioxide or clean agent fire extinguishing alarm installed after November 19, 1952, must be conspicuously marked: “WHEN ALARM SOUNDS VACATE AT ONCE. [CARBON DIOXIDE/CLEAN AGENT—as appropriate] BEING RELEASED.”

[USCG-2006-24797, 77 FR 33874, June 7, 2012]

§35.40-8   Carbon dioxide warning signs—T/ALL.

Each entrance to a space storing carbon dioxide cylinders, a space protected by carbon dioxide systems, or any space into which carbon dioxide might migrate must be conspicuously marked as follows:

(a) Spaces storing carbon dioxide—“CARBON DIOXIDE GAS CAN CAUSE INJURY OR DEATH. VENTILATE THE AREA BEFORE ENTERING. A HIGH CONCENTRATION CAN OCCUR IN THIS AREA AND CAN CAUSE SUFFOCATION.”.

(b) Spaces protected by carbon dioxide—“CARBON DIOXIDE GAS CAN CAUSE INJURY OR DEATH. WHEN ALARM OPERATES OR WINTERGREEN SCENT IS DETECTED, DO NOT ENTER UNTIL VENTILATED. LOCK OUT SYSTEM WHEN SERVICING.” The reference to wintergreen scent may be omitted for carbon dioxide systems not required to have odorizing units and not equipped with such units.

(c) Spaces into which carbon dioxide might migrate—“CARBON DIOXIDE GAS CAN CAUSE INJURY OR DEATH. DISCHARGE INTO NEARBY SPACE CAN COLLECT HERE. WHEN ALARM OPERATES OR WINTERGREEN SCENT IS DETECTED VACATE IMMEDIATELY.” The reference to wintergreen scent may be omitted for carbon dioxide systems not required to have odorizing units and not equipped with such units.

[USCG-2006-24797, 77 FR 33874, June 7, 2012]

§35.40-10   Steam, foam, carbon dioxide, or clean agent fire smothering apparatus—TB/ALL.

Each steam, foam, carbon dioxide, or clean agent fire fighting apparatus must be marked “[CARBON DIOXIDE/STEAM/FOAM/CLEAN AGENT—as appropriate] FIRE APPARATUS” in red letters at least 2 inches high. Branch pipe valves leading to the several compartments must be distinctly marked to indicate the compartments or parts of the vessel to which they lead.

[USCG-2006-24797, 77 FR 33874, June 7, 2012]

§35.40-15   Fire hose stations—TB/ALL.

At each fire hose valve there shall be marked in not less than 2-inch red letters and figures: “FIRE STATION 1,” 2, 3, etc.

§35.40-17   Foam hose/monitor stations—T/ALL.

(a) At each required foam hose/monitor valve there shall be marked in not less than 2-inch red letters and figures: “FOAM STATION 1,” 2, 3, etc.

(b) [Reserved]

§35.40-18   Water spray systems—TB/ALL.

(a) Water spray system apparatus shall be marked: “WATER SPRAY SYSTEM,” as appropriate, in not less than 2-inch red letters.

(b) The control valve, and its control if located remotely, shall be distinctly marked to indicate the compartment protected.

§35.40-20   Emergency equipment—TB/ALL.

Each locker and space where emergency equipment is stowed must be marked “EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT” or “SELF-CONTAINED BREATHING APPARATUS”, as appropriate.

[CGD 86-036, 57 FR 43824, Oct. 23, 1992]

§35.40-25   Fire extinguishers—TB/ALL.

Each fire extinguisher shall be marked with a number and the location where stowed shall be marked in corresponding numbers in at least 12 inch figures.

§35.40-30   Instructions for changing steering gear—TB/ALL.

Instructions in at least 12 inch letters and figures shall be posted in the steering engineroom, relating in order, the different steps to be taken in changing to the emergency steering gear. Each clutch, gear wheel, lever, valve or switch which is used during the changeover shall be numbered or lettered on a brass plate or painted so that the markings can be recognized at a reasonable distance. The instructions shall indicate each clutch or pin to be “in” or “out” and each valve or switch which is to be “opened” or “closed” in shifting to any means of steering for which the vessel is equipped. Instructions shall be included to line up all steering wheels and rudder amidship before changing gears.

§35.40-35   Rudder orders—TB/ALL.

At all steering stations, there shall be installed a suitable notice on the wheel or device or in such other position as to be directly in the helmsman's line of vision, to indicate the direction in which the wheel or device must be turned for “right rudder” or “left rudder.”

§35.40-40   Marking and instructions for fire and emergency equipment—TB/ALL.

Lifesaving appliances, instructions to passengers, and stowage locations for all tank vessels must be in accordance with subchapter W (Lifesaving Appliances and Arrangements) of this chapter.

[CGD 84-069, 61 FR 25287, May 20, 1996]

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