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Title 46Chapter ISubchapter IPart 98 → Subpart 98.31


Title 46: Shipping
PART 98—SPECIAL CONSTRUCTION, ARRANGEMENT, AND OTHER PROVISIONS FOR CERTAIN DANGEROUS CARGOES IN BULK


Subpart 98.31—Control of Pollution From NLS Cargoes on Oceangoing Offshore Supply Vessels


Contents
§98.31-5   Applicability.
§98.31-10   Certificate of inspection and NLS certificate endorsements.
§98.31-15   Operating requirements.

Source: CGD 82-004 and CGD 86-074, 62 FR 49321, Sept. 19, 1997, unless otherwise noted.

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§98.31-5   Applicability.

This subpart applies to each offshore supply vessel contracted for, or the keel of which was laid, before March 15, 1996, that is oceangoing as defined in 33 CFR 151.05(j) and that carries noxious liquid substances (NLSs) as defined in §153.2 of this chapter in bulk, including carriage in portable tanks.

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§98.31-10   Certificate of inspection and NLS certificate endorsements.

(a) The Coast Guard issues the endorsed Certificate of Inspection or NLS Certificate required by §98.31-15 for every vessel under this subpart to carry NLSs if the vessel—

(1) Has the Cargo Record Book prescribed in §153.490(a)(1) of this chapter; and

(2) Unless it discharges no NLS residues as defined in §153.2 of this chapter to the sea, meets the requirements in §§153.470 through 153.491 of this chapter.

(b) Each vessel under this subpart that does not meet the requirements in §§153.470 through 153.491 of this chapter must have a statement on its Certificate of Inspection or NLS Certificate stating that the vessel is prohibited from discharging NLS residues to the sea.

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§98.31-15   Operating requirements.

No person may operate a vessel that carries a bulk liquid cargo of NLS unless the vessel—

(a) Has on board a Certificate of Inspection and, if it is a vessel making a foreign voyage, an NLS Certificate endorsed under §98.31-10 with the name of the NLS cargo;

(b) Discharges no NLS residues to the sea unless the vessel meets—

(1) The equipment requirements in §98.31-10(a)(2); and

(2) The operating requirements prescribed for oceangoing ships carrying NLSs in §§153.901, 153.903, 153.909, and 153.1100 through 153.1132 of this chapter.

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