Either a classification society authorized under 46 CFR part 8, or the Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection, issues a United States ship an IMO Certificate endorsed to allow the carriage of a hazardous material or NLS cargo in table 1 of this part if the following requirements are met:
(a) The ship's owner must make a request to the OCMI for the IMO Certificate.
(b) The ship must meet this part.
(c) Self-propelled ships contracted for after November 1, 1973 but built before December 28, 1977 must meet requirements in this part that apply to a self-propelled ship built on December 28, 1977.
(d) Non-self-propelled ships contracted for after November 1, 1973 but built before July 1, 1983 must meet the requirements in this part applying to non-self-propelled ships built on July 1, 1983.