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33 CFR Parts 140, 145, 148, et al.

46 CFR Parts 25, 27, 28, et al.





Harmonization of Standards for Fire Protection, Detection, and 
Extinguishing Equipment; Final Rule

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Parts 140, 145, 148, and 149

46 CFR Parts 25, 27, 28, 30, 31, 32, 34, 50, 56, 70, 71, 72, 76, 
78, 90, 91, 92, 95, 107, 108, 113, 114, 115, 116, 118, 122, 125, 
132, 147, 159, 160, 161, 162, 164, 167, 169, 175, 176, 177, 181, 
182, 185, 188, 189, 190, and 193

[Docket No. USCG-2012-0196]
RIN 1625-AB59


Harmonization of Standards for Fire Protection, Detection, and 
Extinguishing Equipment

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is issuing a final rule for certain design and 
approval standards for fire protection, detection, extinguishing 
equipment, and materials on inspected and uninspected vessels, outer 
continental shelf facilities, deepwater ports, and mobile offshore 
drilling units. This rule harmonizes Coast Guard approval processes for 
fire detection and alarm systems, and revises Coast Guard regulations 
for other types of equipment, materials, and components, such as 
spanner wrenches, non-metallic pipes, and sprinkler systems. This rule 
ensures Coast Guard regulations remain current and addresses advances 
in technology.

DATES: This final rule is effective August 22, 2016. The incorporation 
by reference of certain publications listed in the rule is approved by 
the Director of the Federal Register on August 22, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Comments and material received from the public, as well as 
documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, 
are part of docket USCG-2012-0196. You may find this docket on the 
Internet by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG-2012-
0196 in the ``Keyword'' box, and then clicking ``Search.''

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information about this document, 
call or email Laurence E. Fisher, Office of Design and Engineering 
Standards, Lifesaving and Fire Safety Division (CG-ENG-4), Coast Guard; 
telephone 202-372-1447, email Laurence.E.Fisher@uscg.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Table of Contents for Preamble

I. Abbreviations
II. Executive Summary
    A. Purpose of the Final Rule
    B. Summary of the Major Provisions
III. Regulatory History
IV. Discussion of Comments and Changes
    A. Comments Concerning Fire Alarm and Detection Systems
    B. Comments Concerning Fire Extinguishers
    C. Comments Concerning Other Fire Protection Equipment
    D. General Comments
V. Summary of Changes from NPRM
VI. Regulatory Analyses
    A. Regulatory Planning and Review
    B. Small Entities
    C. Assistance for Small Entities
    D. Collection of Information
    E. Federalism
    F. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act
    G. Taking of Private Property
    H. Civil Justice Reform
    I. Protection of Children
    J. Indian Tribal Governments
    K. Energy Effects
    L. Technical Standards and 1 CFR part 51
    M. Coast Guard Authorization Act
    N. Environment

I. Abbreviations

AHJ Authority having jurisdiction
ANSI American National Standards Institute
BLS Bureau of Labor Statistics
BSEE Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
CFR Code of Federal Regulations
EC European Community
E.O. Executive Order
FM FM Global
FR Federal Register
GT Gross Tons
FSS Code International Code for Fire Safety Systems
IMO International Maritime Organization
MISLE Marine Information for Safety and Law Enforcement
MODU Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit
MRA Mutual Recognition Agreement
MSC Marine Safety Committee
NAICS North American Industry Classification System
NFPA National Fire Protection Association
NPRM Notice of proposed rulemaking
NRTL Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory
OCMI Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection
OCS Outer Continental Shelf
OMB Office of Management and Budget
OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration
RA Regulatory Analysis
Sec.  Section Symbol
SOLAS International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea
UL Underwriters Laboratory
U.S.C. United States Code

II. Executive Summary

A. Purpose of the Final Rule

    This final rule updates Coast Guard regulations pertaining to 
certain design and approval standards for fire detection and alarm 
systems, fire extinguishers, and other fire prevention equipment used 
on inspected and uninspected vessels, Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) 
facilities, deepwater ports, and mobile offshore drilling units 
(MODUs). These updates harmonize our regulations with national and 
international industry consensus standards, and incorporate other 
advances in fire protection technologies and standards.
    The basis of this regulatory action is the Secretary of Homeland 
Security's regulatory authority under the following statutes: Section 
1333 of Title 43, United States Code (U.S.C), mandates the issuance of 
safety equipment regulations for OCS facilities; 46 U.S.C. 3306 
mandates the issuance of fire fighting material and equipment 
regulations for Coast Guard-inspected vessels and the issuance of 
structural fire protection and equipment regulations for small 
passenger vessels; 46 U.S.C. 3703 mandates fire fighting equipment and 
material regulations for vessels carrying liquid bulk dangerous 
cargoes; 46 U.S.C. 4102 authorizes marine safety equipment regulations 
for fire extinguishers, life preservers, engine flame arrestors, engine 
ventilation, and emergency locating equipment on uninspected vessels, 
and authorizes regulations, after consultation with the Towing Safety 
Advisory Committee, for fire protection and suppression measures on 
towing vessels; 46 U.S.C. 4302 authorizes safety equipment such as fire 
fighting equipment regulations for recreational vessels; and 46 U.S.C. 
4502 mandates fire extinguisher regulations for some uninspected 
commercial fishing vessels and authorizes safety equipment regulations 
for certain other uninspected commercial fishing vessels. Section 1509 
of Title 33, U.S.C., authorizes the Coast Guard to promulgate 
regulations for safety equipment relating to the promotion of safety of 
life and property in deepwater ports. The Secretary of Homeland 
Security has delegated these statutory authorities to the Coast Guard 
through Delegation No. 0170.1.
    Under the statutory authorities listed above, the Coast Guard is 
authorized to develop and maintain standards for fire protection, 
detection, extinguishing equipment, and materials on inspected and 
uninspected vessels, OCS facilities, deepwater ports, and MODUs. The 
Coast Guard implements these authorities through regulations specified 
in Table 1. Table 1 lists the subchapters in Titles 33 and 46 of the 
Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) affected by this regulatory action 
(collectively referred to as ``affected subchapters''), and provides a 
breakdown of each subchapter by subject matter.

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                                          Table 1--Affected Subchapters
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             CFR title                      Subchapter                 Parts                     Topic
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33.................................  N                        140-147...............  Outer Continental Shelf
                                                                                       Activities.
33.................................  NN                       148-150...............  Deepwater Ports.
46.................................  C                        24-28.................  Uninspected Vessels.
46.................................  D                        30-39.................  Tank Vessels.
46.................................  F                        50-64.................  Marine Engineering.
46.................................  H                        70-89.................  Passenger Vessels.
46.................................  I                        90-105................  Cargo and Miscellaneous
                                                                                       Vessels.
46.................................  I-A                      107-109...............  Mobile Offshore Drilling
                                                                                       Units.
46.................................  J                        110-113...............  Electrical Engineering.
46.................................  K                        114-124...............  Small Passenger Vessels
                                                                                       Carrying more than 150
                                                                                       Passengers or Vessels
                                                                                       with Overnight
                                                                                       Accommodations for more
                                                                                       than 49 Passengers.
46.................................  L                        125-139...............  Offshore Supply Vessels.
46.................................  N                        140-149...............  Dangerous Cargoes.
46.................................  Q                        159-165...............  Equipment, Construction
                                                                                       and Material
                                                                                       Specifications and
                                                                                       Approval.
46.................................  R                        166-169...............  Nautical Schools.
46.................................  T                        175-187...............  Small Passenger Vessels
                                                                                       (Under 100 Gross Tons
                                                                                       (GT)).
46.................................  U                        188-196...............  Oceanographic Research
                                                                                       Vessels.
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B. Summary of the Major Provisions

    The major provisions of this regulatory action harmonize Coast 
Guard regulations with national and international industry consensus 
standards and update Coast Guard regulations to incorporate advances in 
fire protection technology for specific types of fire protection, 
detection, extinguishing equipment, and materials. These provisions are 
discussed below and are grouped by equipment type or topic.
    Fire detection and alarm systems:
     Provides vessels with the option to meet either the 
applicable International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974 
(SOLAS) and the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Fire Safety 
Systems (FSS) Code requirements, or updated Coast Guard regulations for 
the design and installation of fire detection and alarm systems. These 
changes provide vessel owners and/or operators and designers greater 
flexibility in fire detection and alarm system design for U.S. domestic 
vessels.
     Consolidates and updates the fire detection and alarm 
system requirements in 46 CFR subchapter H (passenger vessels). These 
changes also affect 46 CFR subchapters C, I, K, and T vessels where the 
regulations refer to subchapter H for fire detection and alarm system 
requirements. The consolidation of these requirements makes it easier 
for industry to locate and meet these requirements. These requirements 
reflect advancements in the fire detection and alarm systems industry, 
which include the development of digital technology and modern seamless 
electronic technology for the much larger land-based market. The Coast 
Guard does not require retrofitting of currently installed systems, but 
does require any modifications to installed systems or new 
installations to comply with the updated requirements after a 5-year 
compliance period.
     Revises Coast Guard approval processes for fire detection 
and alarm systems by allowing manufacturers of fire detection and alarm 
systems equipment the option of seeking approval for an entire system 
or an individual device; making approval processes easier for 
manufacturers by allowing some approval tests to be completed by an 
approved third party nationally recognized testing laboratory (NRTL); 
and requiring the use of the most current and widely used national 
consensus standards for approval of fire detection and alarm systems. 
These revisions allow for an easier replacement of individual devices 
and open the market to small manufacturers or to those dedicated to 
making components but not producing all components necessary for a 
complete detection system. They also provide manufacturers more 
flexibility and options for choosing a laboratory; and align our 
regulations with the most up-to-date national consensus standards that 
are already widely used by the fire detection industry.
    Fire extinguishers:
     Replaces the Coast Guard's weight-based rating system for 
fire extinguishers with the UL performance-based rating system. 
Adopting the national industry standard rating system streamlines the 
selection, inspection, and approval processes for marine fire 
extinguishers.
     Revises inspection, maintenance and testing requirements 
for fire extinguishers by adopting National Fire Protection Association 
(NFPA) 10 ``Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers'' (2010 Edition). 
NFPA 10 distinguishes between monthly inspections (a visual check) and 
annual maintenance (a thorough inspection of materials and components, 
and associated repairs). Vessel crewmembers can continue to perform 
monthly inspections; however, a certified person is required to conduct 
annual maintenance. This change aligns Coast Guard regulations with the 
current industry practice of having annual maintenance performed by 
certified persons as defined in NFPA 10.
     Codifies the use of UL standards for testing and labeling 
of fire extinguishers. These standards provide detailed, technical 
requirements for construction, performance, testing, packaging, and 
marking of the specific type of extinguisher. This change aligns Coast 
Guard regulations with current industry practice.
     Reduces the number of spare portable fire extinguishers 
required on vessels traveling domestic routes. This change is 
implemented due to the enhanced maintenance requirements that result in 
more reliable spares, as well as making new spares easier to obtain.
    Other fire protection equipment:
     Requires small passenger vessels to carry spanner wrenches 
for fire hydrants that use 1\1/2\ inch diameter hoses. This requirement 
for small passenger vessels is consistent with spanner wrench carriage 
requirements for other vessel types, and is necessary to ensure that 
firehoses can be replaced and deployed as needed.
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     Adds new specification subparts in 46 CFR subchapter Q to 
address existing and new approval series for fire protection equipment, 
materials, and components required for use on SOLAS ships. The new 
approval series and associated subparts codify the standards and 
procedures currently used by industry to obtain Coast Guard approval 
for fire protection equipment, materials, and components required on 
SOLAS ships, and set forth design, construction, testing, and 
performance requirements satisfying SOLAS requirements for such 
equipment, materials, and components.
     Codifies an alternative path to Coast Guard approval 
through an established Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) to which the 
U.S. is a party. The MRA allows for Coast Guard approvals of certain 
fire protection equipment and materials issued by other nations that 
are members of the European Community (EC). This change will reduce 
manufacturer costs and burdens associated with duplicative testing and 
evaluation for multiple national approvals.

III. Regulatory History

    On January 13, 2014, we published a notice of proposed rulemaking 
(NPRM) titled ``Harmonization of Standards for Fire Protection, 
Detection, and Extinguishing Equipment'' in the Federal Register (79 FR 
2254). We received twelve letters consisting of 44 separate comments in 
response to the NPRM. No public meeting was requested and none was 
held.

IV. Discussion of Comments and Changes

    The Coast Guard received 44 comments in response to the NPRM. These 
comments were from several maritime organizations, international 
associations, private companies, and individuals. Eight comments 
concerned fire alarm and detection systems, eighteen comments concerned 
fire extinguishers, nine comments concerned other fire protection 
equipment, and nine comments we classified as general comments. Each 
comment is discussed below.

A. Comments Concerning Fire Alarm and Detection Systems

1. New Approval Processes for Fire Detection and Alarm Systems
    The Coast Guard received six comments from four commenters on the 
changes to approval processes for fire detection and alarm systems.
    Two commenters requested that, in addition to the Coast Guard 
requiring electrical control units and accessories for fire alarm 
systems to meet UL 864 ``Standards for Control Units and Accessories 
for Fire Alarm Systems, 2003'', the Coast Guard should also require 
these products to meet FM Global (FM) 3010 ``Approval Standard for Fire 
Alarm Signaling Systems.'' The Coast Guard disagrees with this request. 
It is a long-standing Coast Guard policy to harmonize its shipping 
regulations with voluntary consensus standards whenever possible. UL 
864 is a voluntary consensus standard and it reflects the input of a 
balanced group of contributors (e.g., producers, testing organizations, 
authorities having jurisdiction, and government) combined with the 
solicitation of public input. Although FM 3010 is a credible resource, 
it is a proprietary standard developed in-house by FM to enable its 
personnel to evaluate alarm systems, and it is not a voluntary 
consensus standard.
    Another commenter noted that UL 864 ``Standards for Control Units 
and Accessories for Fire Alarm Systems, 2003'' is a consensus standard 
and should be the preferred standard when determining the appropriate 
product certification. The Coast Guard agrees with this comment.
    One commenter expressed concern that as MODUs are built and have 
initial acceptance tests conducted overseas, it may prove difficult for 
the ship builder and/or facility owner to utilize a specific testing 
entity as required in 46 CFR 161.002-6(a), Testing Requirements, which 
states that ``[d]evices must be tested and listed for fire service by 
an accepted independent laboratory, as accepted in accordance with 
Sec.  159.010 of this subchapter, or by a NRTL as set forth in 29 CFR 
1910.7.'' The Coast Guard disagrees. Certain safety equipment installed 
or carried on U.S flag MODUs and foreign flag MODUs operating on the 
U.S. OCS must be type approved by the Coast Guard as set forth in the 
applicable inspection subchapters of the U.S. shipping regulations. The 
testing required to obtain these type approvals is the responsibility 
of the manufacturer of the equipment and is usually done by accepted 
independent laboratories. Later, when this equipment is installed on 
the MODU, the installation must be inspected and approved by a 
classification society and/or Coast Guard inspector. These are two 
different approvals. Section 161.002 of CFR 46 applies to testing of 
the equipment for Coast Guard type approval. Under this section, 
manufacturers seeking type approval of their equipment must have the 
equipment tested by an independent laboratory accepted by the Coast 
Guard in accordance with Sec.  159.010 or by an NRTL accepted by the 
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) under 29 CFR 
1910.7. This final rule gives the equipment manufacturer the additional 
option of using an NRTL. These tests are different from the initial 
acceptance tests of safety equipment after installation on vessels, 
including MODUs, which are not affected by this provision. Instead, 
acceptance tests of individual installations of type approved systems 
on inspected vessels will continue to be carried out by classification 
societies and/or Coast Guard inspectors.
    One commenter endorsed the Coast Guard's proposal to allow the 
different components of alarm and detection systems to be approved 
individually under the ``device method'' in 46 CFR 161.002-19, or 
continue to be approved collectively under the current ``system 
method'' in 46 CFR 161.002-18. The Coast Guard acknowledges this 
comment.
2. Grandfathering and Compliance Period
    The Coast Guard received two comments on grandfathering and the 
2\1/2\ year compliance period. One commenter stated that the 2\1/2\ 
year period proposed in 46 CFR 76.27-1; 76.27-80; 76.30-1; 76.33-1; 
76.35-1, and 161.002-4 for compliance with the new fire alarm and 
detection system regulations is inadequate, and requested that the 
Coast Guard consider providing a longer compliance period. The Coast 
Guard agrees. The Coast Guard is extending the compliance period for 
the grandfathering of existing fire detection and alarm installations 
and approvals from 2\1/2\ years to five years. This longer compliance 
period should provide fire alarm and detection system users and 
manufacturers enough time to comply with the new regulations. In 
extending the compliance period, the Coast Guard considered that the 
new fire alarm and detection regulations were proposed in order to 
harmonize with voluntary consensus standards and not to address a 
perceived safety deficiency. Similarly, the Coast Guard will extend the 
period for completing approval programs under the current criteria from 
180 days to 1 year, as specified in 46 CFR 161.002-4.
    The same commenter found the manner in which the Coast Guard chose 
to organize the NPRM's discussion of changes on the grandfathering 
clause and compliance period for the fire alarm and detection 
regulations to be confusing and requested the time periods be in 
numbered paragraphs. Upon review of the discussion in the NPRM (see 
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``Grandfathering and 2 and \1/2\ year Compliance Period''), the Coast 
Guard concurs that the paragraphs in this discussion were confusing and 
clarifies the discussion of the grandfathering and compliance clauses 
set forth in 46 CFR 76.27-1, 76.27-80, 76.30-1, 76.33-1, 76.35-1, and 
161.002-4 as follows: (1) Existing systems. These existing fire alarm 
and detection systems (other than certain smoke sampling systems) may 
be kept and used for the life of the vessel unless and until they are 
altered. Guidance on what is considered a mere repair versus changes 
that constitute an altered alarm and detection system is found in 46 
CFR 76.27-80(d). Owners and operators are encouraged to contact the 
local Coast Guard Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection (OCMI) if there 
is a question on whether a system will be considered altered or 
repaired. (2) Systems installed during the 5-year compliance period. 
New systems installed or existing systems altered within five years of 
the effective date of the final rule will be allowed to use systems 
meeting the requirements in place just prior to the effective date of 
the final rule for the life of the vessel unless and until they are 
altered after the 5-year compliance period. (3) Systems installed after 
5-year compliance period. New systems and altered systems installed or 
altered five years after the effective date of the final rule will have 
to meet the new regulation requirements and use systems approved under 
the new approval criteria.

B. Comments Concerning Fire Extinguishers

1. Ratings
    The Coast Guard received ten comments on ratings. One commenter 
agreed with the Coast Guard's action to replace the Coast Guard-unique 
fire extinguisher rating system with the performance-based fire 
extinguisher rating system of UL 711, ``Standard for Rating and Testing 
of Fire Extinguishers'' referenced in 46 CFR 162.028-2 and 162.039-2. 
The Coast Guard acknowledges this comment.
    In contrast, another commenter questioned the replacement of the 
existing Coast Guard weight-based fire extinguisher rating system, 
circa 1952, with the UL 711 fire extinguisher rating system. The 
commenter was concerned that the application and coverage of fire 
extinguishers for vessel fires will be compromised. This commenter 
raised five specific issues, which we address separately in the next 
paragraph. The Coast Guard disagrees that the adoption of the UL 711 
rating system will compromise fire safety on vessels. While we agree 
that the 1952 Coast Guard extinguishing rating system was valid and 
useful, maintaining a separate rating system is not warranted in light 
of the general and broad acceptance of the UL 711 rating system, the 
demonstrated effectiveness of the UL 711 system, and the potential for 
confusion caused by having a separate rating system for marine use. 
Moreover, any differences between the two rating systems were taken 
into account by the Coast Guard in its development of the new 
requirements for the number, location, size, and type of fire 
extinguishers that must be carried on vessels, so the same level of 
fire safety is maintained under the new regulations. For example, see 
46 CFR 76.50-10, Table 76.50-10(a).
    Turning to the specific issues cited by the commenter, the first 
issue concerns changes over time in the UL 711 rating system for Class 
A fire extinguishers, leading to different ratings for the same size 
extinguishers depending on the year of manufacture. The Coast Guard 
acknowledges that the UL 711 Class A rating system has changed more 
than once over the years, whereas the Coast Guard rating system has 
not. However, such changes may be in response to changes in technology 
or the end user market and are subject to consensus review. Thus, such 
changes are the reason the maritime industry will benefit from the 
incorporation of the consensus-based, voluntary UL 711 standard rather 
than being a reason not to adopt the standard.
    Similarly, the second issue concerns two changes to the UL 711 
rating system of Class B fire extinguishers, leading to higher recent 
ratings for the same size extinguishers. Again, these changes reflect 
changes in technology and are subject to consensus review; these are 
not a reason not to incorporate the UL 711 standard.
    The third issue concerns the test that is used in the UL 711 
standard to rate Class B extinguishers, wherein professional test 
operators extinguish heptane (a flammable liquid) fires in open, flat 
and unobstructed test pans. Specifically, the commenter is concerned 
that this test covers only one fire scenario and that the tests on 
which the rating is based are too difficult for most novices to 
accomplish. The Coast Guard acknowledges that the UL 711 Class B fire 
extinguisher ratings are based on only one fire scenario and that the 
test results reflect the skill of the professional test operators. 
However, the UL 711 rating system is an effective way of broadly 
ranking the effectiveness of various extinguishers on Class B fires in 
a consistent and repeatable manner, carried out by a professional 
laboratory. Moreover, the Coast Guard's new rules on the number, 
location, sizes and types of fire extinguishers required onboard for 
various hazards take into account the rating process.
    The fourth issue concerns some extinguisher standards moving away 
from numerical ratings for Class B fires and instead specifying minimum 
agent capacities and flow rates for certain fire scenarios. The 
commenter cites NFPA 10 as requiring minimum quantities and flow rates 
for certain hazards. While NFPA 10 does specify quantities and flow 
rates of agents for certain hazards, it still relies on the fire test 
standard of UL 711 in its general prescriptions for the size and 
placement of extinguishers for general fire hazards. Again, the Coast 
Guard's new rules on the number, location, sizes and types of fire 
extinguishers required onboard for various hazards take into account 
the expected capabilities of extinguishers classified according to the 
fire test standards of UL 711.
    The fifth issue concerns the commenter's views that the UL 711 test 
for electrical conductivity is inadequate because it measures the 
conductivity across the fire extinguishers' discharge stream and not 
across a pool of the extinguishing agent, and that use of extinguishers 
approved under the standard could be dangerous. The Coast Guard 
disagrees. The Coast Guard believes that the UL 711 test adequately 
measures electrical conductivity of extinguishing agents, that the 
extinguishers are safe when used properly, and the Coast Guard is not 
aware of any casualty analysis demonstrating the inadequacy of the UL 
711 conductivity test. Moreover, as a voluntary consensus standard, the 
UL 711 test has broad acceptance and is almost universally used in 
domestic residential, municipal and industrial applications to good 
effect.
    Another commenter noted that UL 711 is not a certification standard 
and therefore, those laboratories referenced would strictly be testing 
laboratories. The Coast Guard acknowledges this comment and notes that 
the regulations in question, 46 CFR 162.028-2 and 162.039-2, refer to 
``approval tests.'' The commenter added that the appropriate references 
to the fire extinguisher certification standards are ANSI/UL 8, ANSI/UL 
154, ANSI/UL 299, ANSI/UL 626, and ANSI/UL 2129. The Coast Guard 
acknowledges these designations; however, per guidance from the Office 
of the Federal Register stating that UL published documents must be 
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documents, the Coast Guard will not add ``ANSI'' in the title of these 
documents since they are not ANSI published documents.
    The same commenter recommends that the requirements in 46 CFR 
162.039-3(b) be revised to be consistent with the UL 8 (Section 6.11), 
UL 154 (Section 6.10), UL 299 (Section 6.11), UL 626 (Section 6.11), 
and UL 2129 (Section 6.11) such that semi-portable fire extinguishers 
are designated based on overall weight of 60 pounds rather than 50 
pounds. The Coast Guard is maintaining the weight limit at which fire 
extinguishers are designated as semi-portable at 50 pounds. The 50-
pound weight limit was chosen to harmonize with the 23 kg portable 
extinguisher limit that is prescribed by the International Code for 
Fire Safety Systems (``FSS Code''). U.S.-flagged vessels engaged in 
international trade are required to meet the International Convention 
for Safety of Life at Sea (``SOLAS'') and FSS Code regulations.
    One commenter endorsed the Coast Guard's effort to reduce 
unnecessary complexity and confusion for fire equipment standards on 
vessels by providing an efficient approach to regulating fire 
extinguishers through less complex carriage requirements and 
incorporation of the UL rating system. The Coast Guard acknowledges 
this comment.
2. Maintenance Requirements
    The Coast Guard received five comments on the new maintenance 
requirements. One commenter suggested that the Coast Guard identify 
acceptable training organizations to certify personnel before they are 
allowed to maintain and recharge fire extinguishers. We disagree. In 
the Coast Guard's experience, service providers who are licensed and 
certified in the local communities have proven reliable and there does 
not appear to be a need to change this.
    One commenter endorsed the Coast Guard's action of requiring an 
annual inspection of portable fire extinguishers by qualified service 
personnel while allowing the appropriate vessel crew members to perform 
the required monthly visual inspection of portable fire extinguishers. 
The Coast Guard acknowledges this comment.
    Another commenter suggested that our regulations account for the 
different fire extinguisher designs, special types of service 
equipment, and personnel training required to service them. While the 
Coast Guard acknowledges that different types of fire extinguishers may 
require different equipment and techniques to service and recharge 
them, we have relied upon service providers who are licensed and 
certified by local authorities. This practice has proven to be reliable 
and there does not appear to be a need to change it.
    One commenter expressed concern with the requirements in 33 CFR 
145.01 and 46 CFR 107.235 and several other regulations which state 
that fire extinguisher servicing agencies are required to be certified 
by the state or local jurisdiction, suggesting that this would be 
problematic on waters bordered by multiple jurisdictions. The Coast 
Guard agrees with the commenter. We did not intend to specify any 
particular jurisdiction but rather want to ensure that the 
certification is conducted by an appropriate authority having 
jurisdiction (AHJ) to perform the certifications. The Coast Guard has 
revised these regulations by changing ``the'' to ``a,'' to state that 
``[c]ertification or licensing by a state or local jurisdiction as a 
fire extinguisher servicing agency will be accepted by the Coast Guard 
as meeting the personnel certification requirements of NFPA 10 for 
annual maintenance and recharging of cylinders.''
    One commenter endorsed requiring qualified service personnel 
certified by local AHJs to conduct annual inspections of fire 
extinguishers, while endorsing vessel crew members to perform monthly 
visual inspections of fire extinguishers. The Coast Guard acknowledges 
this comment.
3. Spare-Extinguisher Requirements
    The Coast Guard received three comments on the new spare-
extinguisher requirements. One commenter suggested that the new spare 
extinguisher requirements must specifically address details of the 
procedures and equipment for recharging spent fire extinguishers. This 
comment mentioned three specific issues, which we address in the 
following paragraph. In general, however, the Coast Guard disagrees 
that the requirements for spare extinguishers require detailed 
regulations relating to recharging fire extinguishers. The spare fire 
extinguisher requirements in 46 CFR 34.50-10(a), 76.50-10(a), 95.50-
10(a), 108.495, 169.567(a), and 193.50-10(a) refer to the number of 
complete and ready-to-use fire extinguisher units that must be carried 
on a vessel. These regulations do not address the carriage of spare 
charges for extinguishers; therefore, it is unnecessary to include 
spare-recharge requirements in these regulations.
    Turning to the specific issues cited by this commenter, the first 
is a suggestion that the spare extinguisher regulations establish which 
types of fire extinguishers may be recharged and serviced by crews 
underway. First, as mentioned above, the new spare extinguisher 
regulations refer to complete units and not spare charges. Second, 
while the Coast Guard acknowledges that some types of fire 
extinguishers are more easily recharged than others, there have been no 
indications that existing practices warrant regulatory change. Instead, 
the Coast Guard will continue to rely on the AHJs to certify personnel 
to recharge extinguishers, and to rely on these certified personnel to 
recharge the extinguishers properly.
    The third issue raised is that the number of spare fire 
extinguishers should take into account the different storage, recharge, 
service and calibration requirements for the different types of fire 
extinguishers carried. Under the new regulations, however, required 
spares must be complete and ready-to-go fire extinguisher units. Any 
spare recharges that may be carried onboard are surplus to this 
requirement and need not be addressed in the regulations.

C. Comments Concerning Other Fire Protection Equipment

1. Spanner Wrench Carriage Requirements
    The Coast Guard received two comments on the spanner wrench 
carriage requirements. One commenter agrees with the revisions in 46 
CFR 181.310 that will allow 46 CFR subchapter T vessel operators to use 
two 1\1/2\ inch-diameter firehoses at external vessel locations instead 
of one 2\1/2\ inch hose. The Coast Guard acknowledges this comment.
    The same commenter agreed with our requirements to install spanner 
wrenches at all 1\1/2\ inch fire hydrants; however, the organization 
represented by the commenter, expressed concern with the 30-day 
compliance period upon the publication of this rule. The organization 
noted that small passenger vessels comprise half of the inspected U.S.-
flagged vessel fleet and that information dissemination, purchase, and 
installation all have an impact on a reasonable response time. When the 
current rules for 46 CFR Subchapter T small passenger vessels were 
written, we inadvertently omitted the requirement to have spanner 
wrenches at all 1\1/2\ inch hydrants. The commenter suggests that a 
more appropriate interval for compliance might be 60 days or the date 
of the vessel's first annual inspection after this final rule is 
published, or whichever is later. The Coast Guard agrees with the 
commenter

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and will revise the regulations in 46 CFR 118.310 and 181.310 to 
establish a 180-day compliance period.
2. Use of Non-Metallic Pipe
    One commenter agreed with the revisions in 46 CFR 182.720 that will 
allow 46 CFR subchapter T vessels to use non-metallic piping in non-
vital systems per the requirements in 46 CFR 56.60-25(a)(3), as an 
alternative to those prescribed in subchapter T. The Coast Guard 
acknowledges this comment.
3. Use of Plastic Pipe
    One commenter noted that the requirement in 46 CFR 56.60-25(a)(7) 
limits the certification of plastic pipe being used for potable water 
to certain laboratories. It was not our intent to unnecessarily exclude 
any appropriately qualified independent laboratories. Therefore, the 
Coast Guard is amending the requirement in 46 CFR 56.60-25(a)(7) to 
require ``[p]ipe that is to be used for potable water must bear the 
appropriate certification mark of a nationally-recognized, ANSI-
accredited third-party certification laboratory'' rather than referring 
to one particular set of laboratories.
4. Sprinkler System Requirements
    The Coast Guard received one comment on 46 CFR 76.25-1, 
``Application.'' The commenter suggested that in addition to requiring 
Chapter 25 of NFPA 13, ``Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler 
Systems'' (2010 Edition), for the design and installation of sprinkler 
systems, the Coast Guard should also require sprinkler systems to meet 
the design and installation requirements found in NFPA 15, ``Standard 
for Water Spray Fixed Systems for Fire Protection,'' and NFPA 16, 
``Standard for the Installation of Foam-Water Sprinkler and Foam-Water 
Spray Systems.'' The Coast Guard disagrees. Chapter 25 of NFPA 13 is 
specifically directed to the unique requirements of marine, onboard, 
fixed fire extinguishing systems. In contrast, neither NFPA 15 nor NFPA 
16 has such specific sections dealing with specifically address marine 
installations. Although most shore side fire protection engineering 
principles are adaptable to marine use, nevertheless the design and 
operating environment of ships is different enough to warrant special 
consideration. For instance, marine layout and configuration is 
different from buildings, and the marine environment is harsher due to 
salt air, salt water, vibrations and rough seas. Thus, fire 
extinguishing systems must be adapted to this environment.
5. Carbon Dioxide Fire Extinguishing System Requirements
    The Coast Guard received one comment on 46 CFR 147.65, ``Carbon 
dioxide and Halon fire extinguishing systems.'' The commenter suggested 
that the Coast Guard extend the visual inspection requirements of Halon 
1301 fire extinguishing systems to clean agent fire extinguishing 
systems. The Coast Guard disagrees. Halon 1301 fire extinguishing 
systems no longer need to be periodically emptied, hydrostatically 
tested, and refilled. In part, this is because the international ban on 
the production of Halon 1301 requires carefully controlled reclamation 
and collection of Halon 1301, making the emptying and refilling of 
Halon 1301 cylinders expensive and impractical for vessel owners. 
Instead, this testing will be replaced with a visual inspection. This 
change was made to avoid the risk of accidentally releasing Halon, an 
ozone-depleting agent that is very harmful to the atmosphere. As an 
alternative, halocarbon clean agents may be visually inspected per the 
existing regulations in 46 CFR 147.67. However, the hydrostatic testing 
method is being kept for the inert gas clean agents, in keeping with 
the recommendations of NFPA 2001, ``Clean Agent Fire Extinguishing 
Systems'' (2012), which is a consensus standard.
6. Portable Foam Applicators
    One commenter agreed with the Coast Guard's action to allow the use 
of UL 162, ``Standard for Foam Equipment and Liquid Concentrates,'' 
(Seventh Edition) for the type approval of portable foam applicators 
found in 46 CFR 162.163-3 and 162.163.-4. The Coast Guard acknowledges 
this comment.
7. Independent Laboratories
    Two commenters endorsed the standards in 46 CFR 159.010-3 for the 
acceptance of independent laboratories. These comments are 
acknowledged.

D. General Comments

    The Coast Guard received nine comments on the NPRM that we have 
categorized as general comments. Below we discuss the comments and our 
responses.
1. Testing Laboratories
    One commenter noted that the list of OSHA nationally recognized 
testing laboratories referenced in ``Table 46 CFR 34.50-10(a) Portable 
and Semi-Portable Extinguishers'' footnote 13 should have included UL. 
The Coast Guard acknowledges that UL is listed as an OSHA NRTL (see 
https://www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/nrtl/nrtllist.html). No change in 
footnote 13 is required in response to this correction since the 
footnote only refers to OSHA NRTLs in general, and does not list them.
2. Incorporation by Reference
    One commenter endorsed the Coast Guard's incorporation by reference 
of UL 8 ``Standard for Foam Fire Extinguishers,'' UL 154 ``Standard for 
Safety for Carbon-Dioxide Fire Extinguishers,'' UL 299 ``Standard for 
Safety for Dry Chemical Fire Extinguishers,'' UL 626 ``Standard for 
Safety for Water Fire Extinguishers'' and UL 2129 ``Standard for 
Halocarbon Agent Fire Extinguishers'' for the testing and labeling of 
fire extinguishers in 46 CFR 162.028-2 and 162.039-2. The Coast Guard 
acknowledges this comment.
    One commenter advised us that the title to UL 626 was changed to 
``Standard for Safety for Water Fire Extinguishers.'' In response, the 
Coast Guard has amended the title of UL 626 to reflect the correct name 
of the standard.
3. Acceptance of Equipment Approved to Solas Requirements as Equivalent 
to CFR Requirements
    One commenter supported the Coast Guard's recognition and 
acceptance of certain equipment, materials, and components approved 
under SOLAS. The Coast Guard acknowledges this comment. However, the 
commenter requested to know how industry could alleviate any possible 
conflicts that may exist in other regulations and in published 
Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circulars with regard to the SOLAS/
Coast Guard equivalency provisions referenced in the NPRM (e.g., 33 CFR 
140.15 (b), which requires specific Coast Guard type approval). The 
Coast Guard does not detect a conflict. Where Coast Guard regulations 
require type approval of equipment they clearly state such approval 
shall be made by the Commandant of the Coast Guard. This is in accord 
with SOLAS, which has regulations that call for approved equipment, but 
leaves the approval of the equipment to the Administration, which in 
the United States means the Commandant, for vessels and MODUs under the 
United States' flag. The new rules simplify which standards must be 
used for the approval of materials and equipment for use on domestic 
vessels by allowing these vessels an option to have structural fire 
protection in accordance with SOLAS and applicable FTP Code provisions, 
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types of fire extinguishing and detecting equipment. This is not a 
blanket adoption of these international standards for the approval of 
all materials and equipment on domestic vessels. However, the 
applicable regulations must be consulted for specific situations, 
especially if the SOLAS option for structural fire protection is not 
selected. Interested parties also are referred to the applicable 
regulations, and NVIC 06-05, Unified Interpretations of SOLAS Chapter 
II-2, the FSS Code, the FTP Code and related fire test procedures, and 
NVIC 9-97, CH1, Guide to Structural Fire Protection.
4. Harmonization
    The Coast Guard received four comments regarding harmonization with 
national and/or international standards.
    While endorsing the new fire extinguisher regulations, one 
commenter expressed concern about the fire protection, detection, and 
extinguishing equipment provisions for harmonizing Coast Guard 
requirements with international standards because they are so complex 
that it is difficult to determine exactly how they impact towboats that 
operate only in domestic inland waters. If these standards do apply to 
such vessels, the commenter requested that the Coast Guard extend the 
comment period and hold public meetings to better explore the impacts 
of these revisions on inland towing vessels to ensure that 
international standards are not automatically applied to inland U.S. 
mariners and vessel operations since their operating environment is 
drastically different. The commenter added that it seems as though 
there are no direct impacts to the domestic towboat industry; however, 
the commenter urged the Coast Guard to ensure that any future 
considerations to apply international standards to domestic-only 
vessels be done only after discussions with domestic inland towing 
vessel operators. The Coast Guard acknowledges the commenter's 
concerns. Where international SOLAS or consensus standards apply to 
domestic vessels in the rule, these standards provide flexibility by 
allowing for regulatory alternatives to the existing regulations and do 
not change the existing domestic requirements. For this reason, neither 
an extension of the comment period nor a public meeting on this subject 
is needed. One commenter endorsed the Coast Guard's harmonization of 
standards for fire protection, detection, and extinguishing equipment. 
This comment is acknowledged.
    Two commenters supported the Coast Guard's objective of harmonizing 
fire protection requirements; however, consistent with that objective 
and the Coast Guard's commitment to a ``one shelf, one standard 
policy,'' the commenter's recommended that in the interest of safety 
and regulatory efficiency, the Coast Guard and the Department of 
Interior Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) should 
promulgate joint fire protection requirements for OCS facilities. Both 
the Coast Guard and the BSEE have statutory authority for regulation of 
MODUs and facilities on the OCS. Generally, the Coast Guard regulates 
the MODUs as inspected and certificated vessels, while the BSEE 
regulates the MODUs when attached and engaging in drilling operations. 
Accordingly, the Coast Guard and the BSEE have apportioned the 
responsibilities for the regulation of the various systems associated 
with MODUs between themselves as the lead agencies. Under this 
apportionment, the Coast Guard is responsible for fire protection on 
MODUs except for the drill floor and related areas. None of the 
regulations in the current rulemaking affect the drill floor and 
related areas, therefore the Coast Guard has determined that this final 
rule does not conflict with any BSEE regulations. Moreover, the Coast 
Guard and the BSEE systematically coordinate so as to promulgate 
regulations that foster fire safety, among other objectives, in an 
efficient manner.
5. Preemption
    One commenter agrees with the revisions to existing regulations and 
the issuance of new regulations that preempt state and local regulation 
with regard to fire protection, detection, extinguishing equipment, and 
materials on several types of vessels. These vessels include inspected 
vessels, uninspected vessels, uninspected commercial fishing vessels, 
towing vessels, deepwater ports, MODUs, and OCS facilities. This 
commenter urged the Coast Guard to add specific regulatory language 
stating that the requirements in 46 CFR subchapters H, K, and T 
completely preempt state and local regulations. The Coast Guard 
acknowledges this comment, and refers to the preemption section of this 
preamble below which is consistent with applicable law.

V. Summary of Changes From NPRM

    Changes made in the final rule in response to comments are 
discussed in detail above in Section IV, ``Discussion of Comments and 
Changes''. Additional changes are discussed individually below.
    The Coast Guard has added a comma to sections 46 CFR 76.10-10(b)(2) 
and 95.10-10(b)(2) to make clear that one wye connection supplies two 
1\1/2\ inch hoses. Section 193.10-10(b) of Title 46 of the CFR already 
had this comma.
    In 46 CFR 76.10-10(d), the existing requirement that there be 
enough hydrants such that two hose streams reach all parts of the 
vessel accessible to passengers and crew other than machinery and cargo 
spaces was inadvertently deleted. We are restoring this two-hose-stream 
requirement in the final rule.
    In the NPRM, the Coast Guard proposed that the number of spare fire 
extinguishers that must be carried on domestic vessels be reduced from 
50 percent of the number of extinguishers required to as low as 10 
percent. We also sought specific comments on the appropriate percentage 
of spares necessary, along with a brief explanation. Because we 
received no specific comments or suggested percentages of spares in 
response, we are setting the percentage of spares required at 10 
percent in the final rule based on the rationale set forth in the NPRM 
that a reduction in the number of spares required is warranted by the 
enhanced maintenance provided by the new regulations and by the ease in 
the ability to source spares when needed. The tables that specify the 
10 percent spare requirement are 46 CFR 34.50-10(a), 76.50-10(a), 
95.50-10(a), and 108.495. Tables to 46 CFR 132.220 and 193.50-10(a) are 
already set at the 10 percent requirement rate. Other fire extinguisher 
tables do not reference spares, so they remain unchanged.
    Spacing and indentation have been changed for the ``Spares'' row in 
the required fire extinguishers tables in order to clarify that the 
``Spares'' row is a separate category and not part of the category 
immediately above it. This change was made to the tables to 46 CFR 
76.50-10(a), 95.50-10(a), 108.495, 132.220, and 193.50-10(a). Table to 
46 CFR 34.50-10(a) was already correctly spaced.
    In response to comments, the Coast Guard revised 46 CFR 56.60-25(7) 
to allow all nationally-recognized, ANSI-accredited, third-party 
certification laboratories to be used to certify plastic pipe carrying 
potable water, rather than specific laboratories.
    In response to comments, the Coast Guard revised the following 
sections to clarify that any appropriate AHJ can be used: See 33 CFR 
145.01(b)(1), and 149.408(b); and 46 CFR 25.30-10(b), 31.10-18(a)(1), 
91.25-20(a)(1)(i),

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107.235(a)(1), 169.247(a)(1)(i), 176.810(b)(1)(i), and 189.25-
20(a)(1)(i).
    In response to comments specifically requesting a change in the 
compliance period, we revised the following sections to extend the 
compliance period for new and altered detection and alarm systems from 
2\1/2\ years to 5 years: 46 CFR 76.27-1, 76.27-80, 76.30-1, 76-33-1(a) 
& (b), and 76.35-1(b). Furthermore, the Coast Guard revised 46 CFR 
161.002-4(b) and (c) to extend the allowable period for obtaining 
approvals of detection and alarm systems based on the provisions in 
place prior to the effective date of this rule.
    The Coast Guard revised sections 46 CFR 118.310 and 181.310 to 
extend the compliance period for obtaining 1\1/2\ inch spanner wrenches 
from 30 to 180 days from date of publication of the final rule in 
response to comments.
    As a result of one comment, the Coast Guard revised the following 
sections to correct the name of UL 626 to ``Standard for Safety for 
Water Fire Extinguishers:'' 46 CFR 162.028-1(b)(4), 162.028-3(a)(4), 
162.039-1(c)(4), and 162.039-3(a)(4).
    To harmonize this regulation with a separate and concurrent 
rulemaking for commercial towing vessels (see the Inspection of Towing 
Vessels notice of proposed rulemaking (76 FR 49976, August 11, 2011)), 
the Coast Guard deleted requirements regarding excess non-approved fire 
detection systems onboard uninspected towing vessels in proposed 46 CFR 
27.203(b)(2) and 27.203(b)(3), respectively. Specifically, the 
requirements for installation of these systems to conform to 46 CFR 
chapter I, subchapter J, (Electrical Engineering) and for the Coast 
Guard to review wiring plans were removed because they exceed those 
found in the towing vessels proposed rulemaking. Proposed Sec.  
27.203(b)(4) was renumbered to Sec.  27.203(b)(2). The Coast Guard does 
not require these excess systems to be inspected aboard uninspected 
vessels therefore the requirement for testing and inspection was 
removed from new Sec.  27.203(b)(2) in the final rule.
    Commercial fishing vessels are also uninspected. Proposed 46 CFR 
28.155(a)(2) and 28.155(a)(3), mirrored the proposed Sec. Sec.  
27.203(b)(2) and 27.203(b)(3) above and were likewise removed to 
maintain consistency with uninspected towing vessels. Additionally, 
proposed Sec.  28.155(a)(4) was renumbered to Sec.  28.155(a)(2), and 
the statement requiring testing and inspection was removed from new 
Sec.  28.155(a)(2) for the same reason as discussed for proposed Sec.  
27.203(b)(4) above.
    The Coast Guard has the authority to test and inspect any and all 
systems required under the various inspection subchapters in both Title 
33 and Title 46 CFR. Superfluous proposed requirements in 33 CFR 
149.404(b)(4); and 46 CFR 34.01-5(b)(4), 76.01-5(b)(4), 95.01-5(b)(4), 
118.120(b)(4), 132.340(b)(4), 167.45-30(b)(4), 181.120(b)(4), and 
193.01-5(b)(4) were subsequently removed in this final rule.

VI. Regulatory Analyses

    We developed this rule after considering numerous statutes and 
Executive Orders (E.O.s) related to rulemaking. Below we summarize our 
analyses based on these statutes or E.O.s.

A. Regulatory Planning and Review

    Executive Orders 12866 (``Regulatory Planning and Review'') and 
13563 (``Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review'') direct agencies 
to assess the costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives 
and, if regulation is necessary, to select regulatory approaches that 
maximize net benefits (including potential economic, environmental, 
public health and safety effects, distributive impacts, and equity). 
Executive Order 13563 emphasizes the importance of quantifying both 
costs and benefits, of reducing costs, of harmonizing rules, and of 
promoting flexibility. This rule has not been designated a 
``significant regulatory action,'' under section 3(f) of Executive 
Order 12866. Accordingly, the rule has not been reviewed by the Office 
of Management and Budget. A final Regulatory Assessment follows.
    As previously noted in Section IV, ``Discussion of Comments and 
Changes'', we received 44 comments in response to the NPRM. These 
comments were from several maritime organizations, international 
associations, private companies, and individuals. Eight comments 
concerned fire alarm and detection systems, 18 comments concerned fire 
extinguishers, nine comments concerned other fire protection equipment, 
and nine comments we classified as general comments. We received no 
comments regarding the regulatory analysis (RA) performed for the NPRM. 
Therefore, we adopt the methodology and assumptions for the costs and 
benefits from the NPRM as final. However, we have updated the analysis 
with the current affected population, wage rates, training costs, and 
equipment cost estimates as reflected in the revised analysis below. 
For brevity, we omit all items which we previously determined will 
impose no new burden on industry and are not expected to result in 
additional costs. For a detailed discussion refer to the January 13, 
2014 NPRM publication entitled, ``Harmonization of Standards for Fire 
Protection, Detection, and Extinguishing Equipment'' in the Federal 
Register (79 FR 2254). The table below summarizes the elements in the 
analysis that were updated between the NPRM and the final rule.

         Table 2--Summary of Changes Between NPRM and Final Rule
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          Category                 Description            Rationale
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Affected Population.........  Updated estimates     Updated the 2012
                               for the affected      data pull with 2013
                               population of         data to reflect the
                               vessels, offshore     most current full
                               facilities, MODUs,    year estimates in
                               and recreational      MISLE and
                               vessels.              Recreational
                                                     Boating Statistics.
Wages.......................  Loaded wage for BLS   Updated the 2012 BLS
                               occupation code 53-   loaded wage
                               5011, Sailors and     estimates with 2013
                               Marine Oilers.        estimates.
Wages.......................  Loaded wage for BLS   Updated the 2012 BLS
                               occupation code 53-   loaded wage
                               5021, Captains,       estimates with 2013
                               Mates, and Pilots     estimates.
                               of Water Vessels.
Compliance Period...........  Compliance period     Facilitate
                               proposed in 46 CFR    harmonizing with
                               76.27-1; 76.27-80;    voluntary consensus
                               76.30-1; 76.33-1;     standards without
                               76.35-1, and          imposing additional
                               161.002-4 for new     costs on industry,
                               fire alarm and        lining up with our
                               detection system      initial assessment.
                               increased from 2\1/
                               2\-years to 5 years.
Compliance Period...........  Compliance period     Response to public
                               for carriage of       comment. No impact
                               spanner wrenches in   on initial
                               46 CFR 181.310        assessment.
                               increased from 30
                               days following
                               publication of the
                               final rule to 180
                               days.
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    This RA provides an evaluation of the economic impacts associated 
with this final rule. The table which follows provides a summary of the 
final rule costs and benefits.

            Table 3--Summary of the Impacts of the Final Rule
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             Category                              Summary
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Affected Population...............  Affected population varies by CFR
                                     title and subchapter, see Table 4
                                     below.
Total and Annualized Costs (7       $1.1 million total costs; $156,588
 percent discount rate).             annualized costs.
Unquantified Benefits.............   Harmonization and
                                     compliance with international
                                     standards;
                                     Harmonization with industry
                                     consensus standards;
                                     Increased compliance
                                     choices, reducing regulatory
                                     compliance burdens;
                                     Reduction in risk from
                                     potentially toxic or flammable
                                     gases no longer being routed into
                                     human-occupied spaces; and,
                                     Increased safety through
                                     the availability of tools and
                                     equipment during emergency
                                     situations.
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    The final rule contains provisions amending the CFR requirements 
for fire protection equipment, materials, components, and systems. In 
the NPRM, Section V, ``Discussion of Proposed Rule'', laid out the 
proposed changes and the rationale for those changes. The provisions 
fell into two broad categories: (1) Provisions that harmonize Coast 
Guard regulations with national and international industry consensus 
standards; and (2) provisions that correct or adjust existing 
regulations referring to specific issues or equipment. Most of the 
provisions, both harmonizing and non-harmonizing, were not expected to 
impose additional costs upon the industry. However, we identified three 
provisions which we expect to have a cost impact on industry:
    (1) Sample extraction type smoke detection systems requirements, 
which specify that all existing vessels using sample extraction fire 
detection methods route the gases outside the vessel and install a 
sensing device that will trigger a visual and audible alarm in the 
bridge;
    (2) Fire extinguisher carriage and maintenance requirements, which 
eliminate the current Coast Guard-specific rating system for fire 
extinguisher classification, and specify that individuals performing 
annual inspection, maintenance, or necessary recharging of fire 
extinguishers must be certified in accordance with the standards of 
NFPA 10; and,
    (3) Spanner wrench carriage requirements for small passenger 
vessels, which specify that all subchapter K and T vessels carry a 
spanner wrench for each 1\1/2\ inch diameter hose installation.
    Based on these elements, Table 4 shows the total affected 
population and the numbers of vessels, offshore facilities, and MODUs 
organized by CFR subchapter. For each of the three provisions noted 
before, we identified the affected population and the respective 
economic impacts.

                                          Table 4--Affected Population
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                  CFR Title                       Subchapter                  Topic                 Population
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33...........................................               N   Outer Continental Shelf                    8,573
                                                                 Facilities.
33...........................................              NN   Deepwater Ports.................              56
46...........................................                C  Uninspected Vessels.............      11,232,060
                                                                  Towing Vessels                           7,961
                                                                  Uninspected Vessels                     86,370
                                                                  Fishing Vessels                         34,723
                                                                  Recreational Vessels *              11,103,006
46...........................................               D   Tank Vessels....................           5,362
46...........................................               F   Marine Engineering..............             n/a
46...........................................               H   Passenger Vessels...............             308
46...........................................               I   Cargo and Miscellaneous Vessels.           1,750
46...........................................             I-A   Mobile Offshore Drilling Units               259
                                                                 (MODU).
46...........................................               J   Electrical Engineering..........             n/a
46...........................................               K   Small Passenger Vessels Carrying             591
                                                                 more than 150 Passengers or
                                                                 with Overnight Accommodations
                                                                 for more than 49 Passengers.
46...........................................               L   Offshore Supply Vessels.........           1,548
46...........................................               N   Dangerous Cargoes...............              42
46...........................................               Q   Equipment, Construction and                  n/a
                                                                 Material Specifications and
                                                                 Approval.
46...........................................               R   Nautical Schools................             127
46...........................................               T   Small Passenger Vessels (Under            11,157
                                                                 100 Gross Tons).
46...........................................               U   Oceanographic Research Vessels..             888
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* Mechanically propelled recreational vessels
Source: USCG MISLE database for all non-recreational populations. Recreational vessel population is from
  COMDTPUB P16754.27--2013 Recreational Boating Statistics, Table 37, available at http://www.uscgboating.org/assets/1/AssetManager/2013RecBoatingStats.pdf.


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Costs
    In the following discussion, we describe the impacts for each of 
the three categories for the provisions listed in the previous 
paragraphs. As previously noted, we received no comments regarding the 
RA we performed for the NPRM. We therefore adopt the methodology and 
cost assumptions as final. However, we have updated this section using 
2014 population estimates, wage rates, training costs, and equipment 
costs.
(1) Sample Extraction Type Smoke Detection Systems
    This requirement implements changes regarding the ventilation of 
potentially toxic or flammable gases. Previous regulations allowed 
systems to route these potentially toxic or flammable gases or smoke 
from the cargo hold to the bridge so that a watchstander could detect a 
problem by smell. International consensus standards consider this 
practice unacceptably dangerous, and SOLAS has required routing of 
sampled gases out of manned spaces since the 1978 protocol, which went 
into effect May 25, 1980. The new provisions, found in 46 CFR 76.33, 
require that existing vessels using sample extraction fire detection 
methods route the gases outside the vessel and install a sensing device 
that will trigger a visual and audible alarm on the bridge. Existing 
vessels will have 5 years in which to comply with this provision. 
Currently, all U.S. vessels that are SOLAS-certificated and built after 
May 25, 1980, are in compliance with this provision. According to the 
Coast Guard Marine Information for Safety and Law Enforcement (MISLE) 
database which documents the types of fire detection systems installed 
on vessels, the affected population for this provision includes three 
vessels: two active SOLAS vessels built before May 25, 1980, and one 
active non-SOLAS vessel.
    Information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) 
indicates that the loaded mean hourly labor cost (wages and benefits) 
is $28 for Sailors and Marine Oilers (BLS occupation code 53-5011 \1\). 
This loaded wage rate includes the hourly base wage rates of $19.56 
multiplied by a load factor of 1.43 (rounded).\2\ We estimate the cost 
per vessel to comply with this provision at $1,243. This includes the 
installation of a ventilation fan (average catalogue price $375) and a 
fixed gas detector (average price $700) and the cost of installation (6 
hours at the equivalent wage of a crewmember $28.00 per hour x 6 hours 
= $168). We assume that one of the affected vessels will comply each 
year (given 5 years to meet compliance) beginning in the third year 
after publication of this final rule.\3\
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    \1\ http://www.bls.gov/oes/2013/may/oes535011.htm.
    \2\ Load factor is determined by dividing the reported total 
average compensation for all private industry workers of $30.11 per 
hour worked as reported in June, 2014 by the wages and salaries per 
hour worked of $21.02. ``Table 9. Private industry workers, by major 
occupational group: employer costs per hours worked for employee 
compensation and costs as a percentage of total compensation, 2004-
2014,'' available at: http://www.bls.gov/ncs/ect/sp/ececqrtn.txt.
    \3\ We anticipate that vessel owners will use the first two 
years, after this rule goes into effect, for planning purposes to 
schedule for upgrading to the new requirement.
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    Over the 10-year period of analysis, we estimate the total present 
value costs of this provision to be about $2,849 and $3,314 discounted 
at 7 and 3 percent, respectively. We estimate the annualized costs to 
be approximately $695 and $724 discounted at 7 and 3 percent, 
respectively. Table 5 summarizes the costs of this provision to 
industry.

                 Table 5--Requirement for Routing Potentially Toxic or Flammable Gases or Smoke
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                                                                              Total cost all vessels
                                     Affected      Avg. cost per -----------------------------------------------
             Year(s)                  vessels         vessel                         7 percent       3 percent
                                                                   Undiscounted      discount        discount
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1...............................               0          $1,243              $0              $0              $0
2...............................               0           1,243               0               0               0
3...............................               1           1,243           1,243           1,015           1,138
4...............................               1           1,243           1,243             948           1,104
5...............................               1           1,243           1,243             886           1,072
6-10............................               0           1,243               0               0               0
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    Totals *....................               3              --           3,729           2,849           3,314
    Annualized..................  ..............  ..............  ..............             695             724
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* Totals may not sum due to rounding

(2) Fire Extinguishers
    This rule makes parallel changes in each of the subchapters which 
require vessels, offshore facilities, and deepwater ports to carry 
Coast Guard approved portable or semi-portable fire extinguishers.
Ratings: UL 711 and NFPA 10:2010
    These provisions apply to all the affected populations carrying 
portable and semi-portable fire extinguishers listed in Table 4, 
including recreational vessels. These provisions eliminate the current 
Coast Guard-specific rating system for fire extinguisher 
classifications, in favor of the classifications specified in the 
relevant national industry standards. The Coast Guard rating system 
relied on a prescriptive weight-based standard for the retardant, while 
the modern industry standards, UL 711 and NFPA 10, are performance-
based. Currently, all Coast Guard-approved fire extinguishers are rated 
by their testing laboratories using both the Coast Guard and the NFPA 
10 and UL 711 rating systems. Sections 162.028-4 and 162.039-4 of Title 
46 of the CFR require labeling of approved extinguishers with specific 
language which includes the Coast Guard rating of the extinguisher. As 
a result, the Coast Guard rating system was a duplicative and confusing 
requirement that was inconsistent with current industry standards.
    With this change, manufacturers of fire extinguishers no longer 
have to label their extinguishers with the Coast Guard rating. 
Extinguisher labeling will remain consistent with current industry 
formats and styles, and manufacturers will not need to redesign their 
current labels. This simplifies labeling requirements for manufacturers 
and limits confusion for purchasers of fire extinguishers for marine 
use. Currently, all fire extinguishers with Coast Guard-specific 
approval are marked with a UL

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rating. Therefore, 46 CFR 162.028-4 and 162.039-4 will no longer 
require labeling of approved extinguishers with Coast Guard rating 
language. The removal of these requirements eliminates confusion and 
has no impact on the approval procedure. We anticipate that 
manufacturers will continue using their current supply of labels and 
will only remove the Coast Guard-specific rating information when they 
order new labels. Industry therefore will not incur any additional 
expense from this requirement.
    The changes also include adjusting the current carriage 
requirements for fire extinguishers found in each subchapter that are 
currently based on the Coast Guard ratings (example: B-II) to an 
equivalent requirement that is based on the NFPA 10 and UL 711 ratings 
(example: 20-B). However, as previously noted in the NPRM, section ``V. 
Discussion of Proposed Rule'', we established close correlation between 
Coast Guard ratings and the NFPA 10 and UL 711 ratings, so that the 
number and relative size of extinguishers does not change. In some 
cases, however, a slightly larger or smaller extinguisher may be 
required.
    This rule does not require existing vessels to replace serviceable 
portable and semi-portable fire extinguishers as long as the equipment 
is properly maintained. When equipment is replaced, replacement fire 
extinguishers will have to meet the requirements of this rule. New 
vessels, constructed after the publication of the final rule, are 
required to be equipped with extinguishers that conform to the new 
requirements.
    Whenever they become unserviceable, all portable and small semi-
portable fire extinguishers will require replacement with UL-rated 
extinguishers. The examination of marine casualty reports from the 
MISLE database found positive correlations in extinguisher performance 
between the Coast Guard weight-based standard and the UL performance 
standard. The prices of extinguishers obtained from industry catalogues 
indicate there is no differential in prices between extinguishers 
approved under the previous Coast Guard standard and comparable 
extinguishers rated according to the UL standards. For this reason, we 
do not expect these provisions relating to fire extinguishers in non-
machinery spaces to result in any additional cost to industry.
    The provisions requiring UL class fire extinguishers will affect 
certain vessels using large semi-portable CO2 extinguishers 
(class B-IV and B-V). Extinguishers of this size are required in 
certain machinery spaces of vessels described under the different 
subchapters as shown in Table 4. The Coast Guard's previous weight-
based rating system allowed CO2 extinguishers to be used 
where larger semi-portable extinguishers were required. However, 
CO2 extinguishers cannot meet the UL performance standards 
to receive a sufficient rating to be considered equivalent to class B-
IV and B-V extinguishers under those standards, therefore semi-portable 
CO2 extinguishers will no longer be permitted to be used in 
these circumstances. However, as with all other extinguishers, existing 
vessels do not have to replace their currently operational 
extinguishers and may continue to use these extinguishers in machinery 
spaces until they become unserviceable, when they will have to be 
replaced with extinguishers of comparable classification under the UL 
rating scale. Vessels using CO2 based extinguishers will be 
required to replace their semi-portable CO2 extinguisher 
with an extinguisher that uses another extinguishing agent.
    To determine if there is a cost differential between the current 
Coast Guard-approved CO2 semi-portable fire extinguishers 
and the comparable UL rated fire extinguishers, the Coast Guard 
Lifesaving and Fire Safety Division (CG-ENG-4) examined the catalogue 
pricing of B-V extinguishers that use other fire-retardant agents. The 
average price of the CO2 based B-V extinguisher is 
approximately $5,000, whereas the B-V extinguishers using other agents 
range in price from $1,200 to $2,000. This cost differential will 
result in a net savings \4\ for all vessels that replace these larger 
CO2 extinguishers as we will not require replacement ahead 
of the normal replacement schedule.
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    \4\ We are unable to provide a cost estimate for the savings 
that vessels may incur from replacing CO2 extinguishers, 
because there is no way of knowing the exact number of 
CO2 extinguishers being carried on vessels or the rate of 
future replacements.
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Maintenance: NFPA 10: 2010
    These provisions require that individuals performing the annual 
inspection, maintenance, and necessary recharging of fire extinguishers 
be certified in accordance with the standards of NFPA 10. Currently, 
all Coast Guard approved portable fire extinguishers have language on 
the label stating that the extinguisher is to be inspected and 
maintained in accordance with NFPA 10. The NFPA 10 requirements are 
consistent with long-standing industry standard practices in the U.S., 
both shoreside and marine, and refer to the inspection and maintenance 
of fire extinguishers. We do not collect or maintain records of 
personnel who are currently NFPA 10 certified, so we estimated 
compliance costs below based on our best available information.
    Non-rechargeable (non-refillable) fire extinguishers are 
replaceable units that are expected to require little or no 
maintenance; after one use or a maximum service life of 12 years, they 
are replaced. For these extinguishers, all inspections (monthly and 
annual) and maintenance can continue to be done by owners, operators or 
designated crewmembers. Uninspected vessels, including recreational 
vessels, generally carry these types of extinguishers and are therefore 
not expected to be subject to any additional costs due to these 
provisions.
    The Coast Guard is not requiring that the vessel owners, operators, 
or designated crewmembers performing monthly inspections and annual 
maintenance of rechargeable fire extinguishers be NFPA 10 certified. 
NFPA 10 requires that a ``certified'' person perform all annual 
maintenance of rechargeable extinguishers. Under this rule, monthly 
inspections can continue to be performed by the owner, operator or a 
designated crewmember. For annual maintenance required by this rule 
carried out by persons certified under NFPA 10, the Coast Guard will 
accept the certification or licensing of a fire extinguisher servicing 
company according to NFPA 10, granted by an appropriate state or local 
AHJ for servicing and maintenance.
    The Coast Guard's MISLE database contains records on approximately 
114,395 fire extinguishers on 17,228 U.S.-flagged vessels which may be 
affected by these provisions. We do not have information as to which of 
these extinguishers are disposable and which are rechargeable; for the 
cost analysis we assumed that all of the extinguishers are 
rechargeable. We also estimated that more than 90 percent \5\ of 
inspected vessels currently use private servicing companies (which are 
already in compliance with NFPA 10) in lieu of doing their own annual 
maintenance, and are therefore not expected to incur any additional 
costs due to these provisions.
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    \5\ The 90 percent is an estimate provided by subject matter 
experts from Coast Guard's Lifesaving& Fire Safety Division, Office 
of Design & Engineering Standards based on input from field marine 
inspectors.
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    The costs associated with these provisions include the 
certification costs for owner/operators who wish to continue performing 
annual maintenance according to NFPA 10

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specifications. We estimate that 10 percent or 1,723 vessels are 
currently not using a private servicing company to maintain their 
extinguishers. We, therefore, assume that a designated individual from 
each of these vessels will continue to perform annual maintenance on 
their extinguishers and will therefore need to obtain certification. 
Table 6 summarizes the population of vessels and fire extinguishers, as 
well as the average extinguisher count per vessel.

                                             Table 6--Affected Population for Vessels Choosing Certification
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                                                                           Existing population          Affected population (10 percent
                                                                   -----------------------------------            of existing)              Average per
                          CFR Subchapter                                                              -----------------------------------     vessel
                                                                        Vessels       Extinguishers        Vessels       Extinguishers
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D--Tank Vessels...................................................           3,261             12,715             326              1,272            3.90
H--Passenger Vessels..............................................             278              8,282              28                828           29.79
I--Cargo and misc. Vessels........................................           1,609             30,674             161              3,067           19.06
I-A--MODU.........................................................              81              4,222               8                422           52.12
K--Small Passenger Carrying 150+ PAX or 49+ Overnight.............             455              3,646              46                365            8.01
L--Offshore Supply Vessels........................................             563             11,881              56              1,188           21.10
N--Dangerous Cargoes (Dry Bulk)...................................              44                323               4                 32            7.34
R--Nautical Schools...............................................              44                865               4                 87           19.66
T--Small Passenger Vessels (<100 Gross Tons)......................          10,354             38,286           1,035              3,829            3.70
U--Oceanographic Vessels..........................................              75              1,900               8                190           25.33
Unspecified.......................................................             464              1,601              46                160            3.45
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    Totals *......................................................          17,228            114,395           1,722             11,440            6.64
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* Totals may not sum due to rounding.

    NFPA 10 certification can be obtained by either taking an online 
examination that lasts 2\1/2\ hours, or by attending an 8-hour seminar 
concluding with an examination. Upon successful completion, a 
certificate is awarded which will be valid for three years. We assume 
that individuals currently servicing fire extinguishers are familiar 
with proper maintenance methods and any necessary training prior to the 
exam will be accomplished through on-the-job training. We also assume 
that owners and operators will choose the least-costly and time-
consuming means of obtaining certification. Therefore, we assume that 
certification will be obtained using the online method. Based on an 
online price quote from Fire Protection Certification Ltd,\6\ we 
estimate the cost for NFPA 10 certification using the online method of 
certification to be $139 per course.\7\
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    \6\ http://www.fpcltd.com/index.html.
    \7\ http://train.fpcltd.com/.
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    As previously discussed, information from the BLS indicates that 
the loaded mean hourly labor cost (wages and benefits) is $28 (rounded) 
for crew members (BLS occupation code 53-5011--Sailors and Marine 
Oilers). This loaded wage rate includes the hourly base wage rates of 
$19.56 multiplied by a load factor of 1.43. We assume one crew member 
per vessel will be certified. We also anticipate that in the initial 
year of this rule, all vessels performing their own maintenance will 
have a crewmember certified. Thereafter, we anticipate that \1/3\ of 
the affected population will have one crewmember certified each 
year.\8\ Certification through online examination will cost 
approximately $209 per mariner ($139 + (2.5 hrs x $28/hr)). The annual 
cost of online examination for 10 percent of the affected population is 
approximately $360,000 (undiscounted) for the first year and 
approximately $120,000 (undiscounted) for the recurring years.
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    \8\ The \1/3\ certification estimate is based on vessels having 
employee turnover and/or crewmember needing to re-certify every 
three years. In this analysis we assume that for years 2 and 3, \1/
3\ of the affected population will be required to get certified due 
to an equal number of crew turnover or change in job status that 
would require new certification of another crewmember. Thereafter, 
we assume that the number of crewmember turnover, change of job 
status and re-certification would equate to \1/3\ of the affected 
population per year.
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    Additionally, we anticipated that industry will incur a cost burden 
for recordkeeping of crew members' certifications. Vessel owners and 
operators must have crew members' certificates available when asked by 
an inspector to verify crew member training. We assume that a person in 
charge of the vessel will spend 2 minutes filing the certificate and 2 
minutes to produce the certificate upon request. Based on information 
from the BLS, we estimate a loaded wage rate \9\ of $52 (rounded) and 
an estimated annual cost of this requirement to be $3.47 per vessel 
($52 x 4 minutes / 60 min/hr). We have included a detailed Paperwork 
Reduction Analysis in the collection of information section of the RA.
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    \9\ Mean hourly wage of $36.34 for BLS occupation code 53-5021, 
Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels (http://www.bls.gov/oes/2012/may/oes535021.htm), multiplied by a load factor of 1.43.
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    Over the 10-year period of analysis, we estimate the present total 
value cost at approximately $1.08 million discounted at 7 percent with 
an annualized cost of approximately $154,000 discounted at 7 percent. 
Table 7 summarizes the cost impact of this rule on industry.

                                    Table 7--Certification Costs for NFPA 10
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                                                        Undiscounted costs            Total discounted costs
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
              Year                Certifications                    Total with        Online          Online
                                     per year     Cost of online   recordkeeping    examination   examination (3
                                                    examination        costs        (7 percent)      percent)
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1...............................           1,722        $359,898        $365,873        $341,938        $355,217

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2...............................             574         119,966         121,958         106,523         114,957
3...............................             574         119,966         121,958          99,554         111,609
4...............................             574         119,966         121,958          93,041         108,358
5...............................             574         119,966         121,958          86,954         105,202
6...............................             574         119,966         121,958          81,266         102,138
7...............................             574         119,966         121,958          75,949          99,163
8...............................             574         119,966         121,958          70,981          96,275
9...............................             574         119,966         121,958          66,337          93,470
10..............................             574         119,966         121,958          61,997          90,748
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    Totals *....................  ..............       1,439,592       1,463,493       1,084,539       1,277,136
                                                                                 -------------------------------
    Annualized..................  ..............  ..............  ..............         154,414         149,719
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* Totals may not sum due to rounding.

(3) Spanner Wrench Carriage Requirement for Small Passenger Vessels
    These provisions require that all subchapter K and T vessels carry 
a spanner wrench for each 1\1/2\ inch diameter hose installation. 
According to the Coast Guard's MISLE database, there are approximately 
2,613 subchapter K and T vessels with 1\1/2\ inch diameter hose 
installations. The total number of 1\1/2\ inch diameter hose 
installations onboard the vessels is 6,645, for an average of 
approximately 2.5 hose installations per vessel. The individual 
catalogue prices of spanner wrenches indicate a cost of $15 to $25 
each.
    Table 8 summarizes the vessel population and the cost of the 
potential distribution of spanner wrenches per vessel costs depending 
on the number of 1\1/2\ inch diameter hose installations. Coast Guard 
marine inspectors report that over 90 percent of subchapter K and T 
vessels already have the necessary spanner wrenches. We therefore 
assume that 261 vessels, or 10 percent of vessels in the affected 
population, will need to purchase spanner wrenches based on the number 
of 1\1/2\ inch diameter hose installations on board.

                      Table 8--Summary of Vessel Population and Potential Per-Vessel Costs
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                                                                   10 Percent of         Costs per vessel
      Number of 1\1/2\''-hose installations        Total vessel      affected    -------------------------------
                                                       count          vessels           Low            High
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1...............................................             645              65             $15             $25
2...............................................           1,295             130              30              50
3...............................................             267              27              45              75
4...............................................             158              16              60             100
5...............................................             125              13              75             125
6-9.............................................              81               8          90-135         150-225
10-20...........................................              33               3         150-300         250-500
>20.............................................               9               1        300-$750      525-$1,250
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Total *.....................................           2,613             261
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    Table 9 summarizes the total costs of this requirement to industry. 
Although we increased the compliance period from 30 days to 180 days 
following the publication of the rule, we still assume the costs of 
this requirement to be incurred in the first year. We estimated costs 
for this provision based on the average cost range of spanner wrenches 
to be $20 per spanner wrench. Based on information from MISLE, there 
are approximately 6,645 1\1/2\ inch diameter hose installations onboard 
2,613 vessels for an average of 2.5 (rounded) 1\1/2\ inch diameter hose 
installations per vessel. Based on an average of 2.5 hose installations 
per vessel (as noted above, for cost calculation purposes in this 
analysis we use an average cost for the wrench of $20), the average per 
vessel cost is approximately $50 ($20 per unit x 2.5 units per vessel).

                           Table 9--Total Costs of Spanner Wrench-Carriage Requirement
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                                                                10 Percent of
                                                                count of 1\1/
                                                  Affected           2\''         Wrench costs   Total * (B x C)
                                                vessels (A)     installations         (C)
                                                                     (B)
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Spanner Wrench Price........................             261              665              $20          $13,290
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* Totals may not sum due to rounding.


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Summary of Total Costs From All Provisions
    The total cost of this rule stems from three provisions: (1) 
Installation of a sensing device for vessels using sample extraction 
fire detection methods; (2) the NFPA 10 certification costs for owners 
and operators who wish to continue performing annual maintenance 
themselves; and (3) the spanner wrench carriage requirement. Table 10 
summarizes the total costs for these provisions and Table 11 presents 
the average total discounted and annualized costs by inspection 
subchapter (7 percent discount rate). Over the 10-year period of 
analysis, we estimate total discounted costs of these provisions to be 
approximately $1.1 million and the annualized (rounded) cost at 
$156,600 using a discount rate of 7 percent.

                                                           Table 10--Estimate for Total Costs
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                                                                               Undiscounted costs                                Discounted costs
                                                      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                         Year                                               NFPA 10
                                                           Sample      Certification and      Spanner      Undiscounted   Total costs (7  Total costs (3
                                                         extraction      recordkeeping       wrenches       total costs      percent)        percent)
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1....................................................              $0           $365,873         $13,290        $379,163        $354,358        $368,120
2....................................................               0            121,958                         121,958         106,523         114,957
3....................................................           1,243            121,958                         123,201         100,569         112,746
4....................................................           1,243            121,958                         123,201          93,989         109,462
5....................................................           1,243            121,958                         123,201          87,840         106,274
6....................................................                            121,958                         121,958          81,266         102,138
7....................................................                            121,958                         121,958          75,949          99,163
8....................................................                            121,958                         121,958          70,981          96,275
9....................................................                            121,958                         121,958          66,337          93,470
10...................................................                            121,958                         121,958          61,997          90,748
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    Totals *.........................................           3,729          1,463,493          13,290       1,480,512       1,099,809       1,293,353
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    Annualized.......................................                                                                            156,588         151,620
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* Totals may not sum due to rounding.

Total Costs by CFR Subchapter
    As this rule affects a range of commercial vessels regulated under 
a number of 46 CFR subchapters, we present a summary of those affected 
vessels organized by CFR subchapter designation in Table 11. This 
summary aggregates the per-vessel costs based on a vessel's inspection 
subchapter designation. The summary in Table 11 presents the average 
10-year and annualized costs, discounted at 7 percent. We also present 
the total number of affected vessels and the average annualized 
discounted cost per vessel (7 percent). Over the 10-year period of 
analysis, we estimate approximately 1,986 vessels will incur an average 
annualized cost of $79 per vessel.

                        Table 11--Average Discounted Total Costs by Inspection Subchapter
                                                   [7 percent]
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                                                    Discounted      Annualized                      Annualized
  CFR Subchapter  designation      Description    total costs (7     costs (7        Affected        costs per
                                                     percent)      percent) (A)   population (B)   vessel (A/B)
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C.............................  Uninspected                   $0              $0             n/a             n/a
                                 Vessels.
D.............................  Tank Vessels....         205,319          29,233             326             $90
H.............................  Passenger                 18,585           2,646              29              91
                                 Vessels >100 GT.
I.............................  Cargo Vessels...         103,299          14,708             163              90
IA............................  MODU............           5,039             717               8              90
K.............................  Small Passenger           39,298           5,595              90              49
                                 Vessels.
L.............................  Offshore Supply           35,270           5,022              56              90
                                 Vessels.
N.............................  Dangerous                  2,519             359               4              90
                                 Cargoes (Dry
                                 Bulk).
R.............................  Nautical Schools           2,519             359               4              90
T.............................  Small Passenger          653,951          93,108           1,252              75
                                 Vessels.
U.............................  Oceanographic              5,039             717               8              90
                                 Research.
UNSPECIFIED...................  ................          28,971           4,125              46              90
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    Totals *..................  ................       1,099,809         156,588           1,986           ** 79
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* Totals may not sum due to rounding.
** Average across all vessels.


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Benefits
1. Harmonization and Compliance with International and National 
Standards
    The benefits of the rule include harmonization and compliance with 
current international consensus standards, and harmonization with 
national industry consensus standards.
    For U.S. vessels to receive SOLAS certification, they must be 
constructed and maintained to international SOLAS standards in addition 
to Coast Guard regulations. Therefore, harmonizing our regulations with 
SOLAS requirements reduces the regulatory burden on vessel owners and 
operators. Further, for SOLAS vessels, compliance with SOLAS standards 
is necessary to prevent a vessel from being subject to potential 
detention by Port State Control officers. Port State Control officers 
can detain a ship in a foreign port and require that any deficiencies 
be rectified before the ship can depart. Delays of this type can be 
costly to the owners and operators of vessels. Additionally, permitting 
non-SOLAS vessels to use certain equipment and materials approved to 
international SOLAS standards instead of domestic standards will give 
these vessels more options during the design, installation and 
outfitting process of the vessel.
    For both SOLAS and non-SOLAS vessels, the harmonization with 
national industry consensus standards allows vessels to take advantage 
of modern technologies developed for shoreside use. The marine market 
for fire safety equipment is much smaller than that for the shoreside 
industry and, by incorporating the use of appropriate national industry 
consensus standards, this rule allows vessels a wider choice of 
equipment that still meets the standards required for vessel safety. 
This increase in availability and selection of products and services 
allows owners and operators to increase their purchasing power by 
improving the product and pricing options available through greater 
competition.
    Most of the harmonization provisions, whether international 
standards or modern industry consensus standards are not expected to 
impose any additional costs on industry because they will not require 
the immediate replacement of serviceable current equipment. Current 
equipment will be replaced only at the end of its serviceable life, in 
most cases. The cost of replacement equipment that meets the new 
standards is expected to be the same or less costly than its current 
counterpart in the marine market. Additionally, these provisions 
provide additional economic efficiencies through the expansion of 
markets, particularly international markets.
2. NFPA 10 Certification
    Because of its relatively large size, the shoreside fire fighting 
industry drives innovations and the establishment of standards. NFPA 10 
certification for individuals maintaining fire extinguishers is an 
established shoreside standard and practice helping to ensure that 
pressure vessels are properly handled and maintained. Similarly, NFPA 
10 certification for mariners servicing fire extinguishers helps to 
ensure that those performing the maintenance have been trained to a 
uniform acceptable standard. These certifications help to preserve the 
margin of safety necessary when handling pressure vessels, such as 
portable fire extinguishers. Additionally, national industry consensus 
standards, incorporated by reference, help to ensure that maintenance 
is performed in a consistent manner. This allows vessel owners and 
operators to take advantage of improved methodologies and safe 
operating procedures as well as removing barriers for the maintenance 
industry to service the maritime sector, potentially expanding the 
market of service providers and reducing costs.
3. Ventilation of Potentially Toxic or Flammable Gases for Systems 
Using Sample Gas Extraction
    Sample gas extraction systems which route environmental samples 
from the cargo holds to the bridge so a watchstander can detect a 
problem by smell are considered by international consensus standards to 
be unacceptably dangerous. These potentially toxic or flammable gases 
may create hazardous conditions and may present unnecessary and 
avoidable risks to the watchstander. In recognition of this, the 1978 
SOLAS protocol, which went into effect May 25, 1980, directed that the 
gases be vented to the exterior rather than to the bridge. The need for 
a reduction of human exposure to potentially hazardous environments is 
well recognized by OSHA as noted in their implementation of ventilation 
standards, including exhaust ventilation systems (29 CFR 
1910.94(a)(4)). These standards specify that potentially toxic gasses 
should be routed away from human-occupied spaces.
    Additionally, the installation of a detection system provides 
increased warning capabilities as both a visual and audible alarm are 
installed. As such, the detection system reduces detection time as the 
sensitivity to gases, which indicates potential problems, is much more 
sensitive and consistent than an individual crew member's olfactory 
sense. Finally, the environmental conditions are improved as 
potentially toxic or flammable gases are no longer routed into human-
occupied spaces.
4. Spanner Wrench Carriage Requirement
    The requirement for spanner wrenches ensures that the safety 
equipment installed onboard vessels is available for use. These 
requirements ensure that a 1\1/2\ inch hose can be used in the case of 
an emergency. Additionally, requiring the placement of the wrench near 
the hose installation may reduce response time as the necessary tool is 
readily available.

B. Small Entities

    Under the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601-612, we have 
considered whether this rule will have a significant economic impact on 
a substantial number of small entities. The term ``small entities'' 
comprises small businesses, not-for-profit organizations that are 
independently owned and operated and are not dominant in their fields, 
and governmental jurisdictions with populations of less than 50,000.
    In order to determine whether this rule will have a significant 
impact on a substantial number of small entities, we assume the maximum 
potential impact any single vessel and entity will incur when 
estimating costs. Table 12 illustrates this possibility should a single 
entity choose to implement these requirements on the same vessel during 
the first year. We anticipate that the estimated average annualized 
discounted cost (7 percent) per vessel to be $79. Table 11 (above) 
discusses the distribution of costs by CFR subchapter and we note that 
the annualized discounted costs (7 percent) range from approximately 
$49 to $90.

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                                                Table 12--Estimated Maximum Undiscounted First Year Costs
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                                                                                                                       Totals (undiscounted)
                                                              Sample                      Spanner wrench -----------------------------------------------
    CFR subchapter  designation          Description        extraction     NFPA 10 costs       costs                                         Cost per
                                                               costs                                        Total costs    Vessel count       vessel
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C.................................  Uninspected Vessels.  ..............              $0  ..............              $0             n/a             n/a
D.................................  Tank Vessels........  ..............          69,265  ..............          69,265             326            $212
H.................................  Passenger Vessels >           $1,243           5,949  ..............           7,192              28             257
                                     100 GT.
I.................................  Cargo Vessels.......           2,486          34,208  ..............          36,694             161             228
IA................................  MODU................  ..............           1,700  ..............           1,700               8             212
K.................................  Small Passenger       ..............           9,774          $2,240          12,014              46             261
                                     Vessels.
L.................................  Offshore Supply       ..............          11,898  ..............          11,898              56             212
                                     Vessels.
N.................................  Dangerous Cargoes     ..............             850  ..............             850               4             212
                                     (Dry Bulk).
R.................................  Nautical Schools....  ..............             850  ..............             850               4             212
T.................................  Small Passenger       ..............         219,906          11,050         230,956           1,035             223
                                     Vessels.
U.................................  Oceanographic         ..............           1,700  ..............           1,700               8             212
                                     Research.
UNSPECIFIED.......................  ....................  ..............           9,774  ..............           9,774              46             212
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    We next calculate the expected impact on small entities using a 1 
percent revenue impact as a threshold level. In order for a small 
entity to incur this threshold value, their average annual revenue must 
be less than the 1 percent revenue listed in table 13 below. Using 
information from several industry sources which contain revenue and 
employee size information (such as Manta, Cortera, and ReferenceUSA), 
the Coast Guard has developed a database of entities in the maritime 
industry which includes the vessels they own. Table 13 presents the 
distribution of these entities which is broken down by the vessel 
inspection subchapter designation, the estimated number of small 
entities, and the estimated count of small entities with revenue under 
the threshold value based on the cost impact presented in Table 12.

                                       Table 13--Estimated Distribution of Small Entities by Inspection Subchapter
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                                                                                                                           Revenue for a     Count of
           CFR Subchapter designation                Number of      Average revenue     Maximum revenue       Minimum        1 percent    entities under
                                                  small entities                                              revenue         impact       the threshold
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C...............................................           1,094      $1,380,864,403    $187,437,000,000         $15,000             n/a             n/a
D...............................................             146      21,494,060,774     187,437,000,000          62,000          21,247               0
H...............................................              45         100,290,000         500,000,000         500,000          25,686               0
I...............................................             142          86,252,652       1,070,988,000          70,000          22,791               0
IA..............................................              16         242,016,333       1,767,445,000         390,000          21,247               0
K...............................................              48           5,915,538          50,000,000         110,000          26,118               0
L...............................................              18           4,532,613          20,000,000         150,000          21,247               0
N...............................................               3          27,075,000         100,000,000         500,000          21,247               0
R...............................................               6             849,996           1,549,979         200,000          21,247               0
T...............................................           1,015          12,532,100       1,000,000,000           9,000          22,315               4
U...............................................               8          27,500,000          50,000,000       5,000,000          21,247               0
UNSPECIFIED.....................................             347          46,920,905       1,390,835,000           2,000          21,247               5
BLANK *.........................................              24          58,153,333         741,370,000         140,000             n/a             n/a
    Totals **...................................           2,912
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* Vessels with `BLANK' inspection subchapters are treated as `Uninspected.'
** Totals may not sum due to rounding.

    We classify small entities using the North American Industry 
Classification System (NAICS) codes for those entities that had revenue 
and size data. The 2,912 small entities with data are represented by 
262 different NAICS codes or categories. We used the Small Business 
Administration size standards for each NAICS code to determine if a 
business was small. We found that the top 10 NAICS categories represent 
about 41 percent, or 1,191 of the 2,912 small entities that we 
analyzed. The remaining 59 percent, or 1,721 small entities, are 
represented by 252 different NAICS categories. The top 10 NAICS 
categories as described by the United States Census Bureau and their 
approximate revenues are presented in Table 14.

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                  Table 14--Top 10 NAICS Codes and Their Minimum, Maximum, and Average Revenue
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              NAICS                      Description         Average revenue  Minimum  revenue  Maximum  revenue
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487210..........................  Scenic and Sightseeing          $1,944,343           $50,000       $50,000,000
                                   Transportation, Water.
488330..........................  Navigational Services to         8,345,361            44,000       500,000,000
                                   Shipping.
713990..........................  All Other Amusement and          1,102,422            36,000        69,921,582
                                   Recreation Industries.
238910..........................  Site Preparation                32,709,859           300,000     1,767,445,000
                                   Contractors.
713930..........................  Marinas.................         4,630,929            78,000        50,000,000
488390..........................  Other Support Activities        18,174,058            30,000     1,390,835,000
                                   for Water
                                   Transportation.
561990..........................  All Other Support                1,102,015            46,000        50,000,000
                                   Services.
441222..........................  Boat Dealers............        10,158,095           130,000        80,000,000
336611..........................  Ship Building and               46,894,870            99,000       500,000,000
                                   Repairing.
813410..........................  Civic and Social                 2,517,346            80,000         6,308,457
                                   Organizations.
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    The Coast Guard assumes that entities will choose to minimize 
revenue impacts for any given year; therefore, we estimate the revenue 
impact will more closely resemble the discussion presented in Table 11. 
However, based on the analysis presented in Tables 12 and 13, at most 9 
out of 1,362 (1,015 + 347) entities may experience annual costs 
exceeding the 1 percent threshold. As a result, the Coast Guard assumes 
this rule will not significantly impact revenues on a substantial 
number of small entities (i.e., annual costs are expected to be less 
than one percent of annual revenues), and therefore, does not represent 
a significant economic impact on affected small entities. Therefore, 
the Coast Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this rule will not 
have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small 
entities.

C. Assistance for Small Entities

    Under section 213(a) of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement 
Fairness Act of 1996, Public Law 104-121, we offered to assist small 
entities in understanding this rule so that they could better evaluate 
its effects on them and participate in the rulemaking. The Coast Guard 
will not retaliate against small entities that question or complain 
about this rule or any policy or action of the Coast Guard.
    Small businesses may send comments on the actions of Federal 
employees who enforce, or otherwise determine compliance with, Federal 
regulations to the Small Business and Agriculture Regulatory 
Enforcement Ombudsman and the Regional Small Business Regulatory 
Fairness Boards. The Ombudsman evaluates these actions annually and 
rates each agency's responsiveness to small business. If you wish to 
comment on actions by employees of the Coast Guard, call 1-888-REG-FAIR 
(1-888-734-3247).

D. Collection of Information

    This final rule calls for a collection of information under the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3501-3520. As defined in 5 
CFR 1310.3 (c), ``collection of information'' comprises reporting, 
recordkeeping, monitoring, posting, labeling, and other, similar 
actions. The Title and description of the information collection, a 
description of those who must collect the information, and an estimate 
of the total annual burden follow. The estimate covers the time for 
reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and 
maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the 
collection. This rule will modify an existing collection as discussed 
below.
    Title: Certificates of Compliance, Boiler/Pressure Vessel Repairs, 
Cargo Gear Records, and Shipping Papers.
    OMB Control Number: 1625-0037.
    Summary of Collection of Information: These requirements provide 
the marine inspector with information regarding the condition of a 
vessel and its equipment, a list of the type and amount of cargo that 
has been or is being carried on a vessel, plus information about the 
owner of the vessel. Each of these requirements relate to the promotion 
of safety of life at sea and protection of the marine environment.
    Need for Information: The certification requirement will provide 
proof that the crewmember assigned to perform the annual fire 
extinguisher maintenance for rechargeable fire extinguishers onboard a 
vessel is trained and certified in accordance with NFPA 10 industry 
standards. Vessel owners and operators must have crew members' 
certificates available when asked by an inspector to verify crew member 
training.
    Use of Information: The certificate verifies that crewmembers 
performing annual maintenance on rechargeable fire extinguishers are 
current on NFPA 10 training and standards.
    Description of the Respondent: We anticipate that a small number of 
the affected population (1,722 vessel owner/operators) will perform 
their own annual maintenance on rechargeable fire extinguishers. Vessel 
owners and operators do have the option of hiring servicing companies 
to perform the annual maintenance instead of performing the task 
themselves. However, if a vessel owner or operator elects to perform 
the annual maintenance on rechargeable fire extinguishers themselves, 
the crewmember selected for the duty must be trained and certified in 
NFPA 10 industry standards. We assume the vessel Master will maintain 
the certificate on file.
    Number of Responents: We estimate that a Master for each of 1,722 
vessels will be affected by this rule. See Table 6 for an estimated 
detailed description of the number of vessels affected by this 
requirement.
    Frequency of the Response: We anticipate that all 1,722 vessels 
will have a crewmember trained and certified in accordance with NFPA 10 
industry standards to perform annual maintenance on rechargeable fire 
extinguishers. We estimate that in the first year all vessels in the 
affected population will require certification. After the first year, 
we estimate that \1/3\ of the affected population, or 574 crewmembers, 
will require new certification or re-certification. See footnote 8 
above for an explanation of the assumption used in the certification 
for years 2 and 3. We estimate the three year average number of 
respondents to be 957 ((1,722 + 574 + 574)/3).
    Burden of Response: We estimate an additional burden imposed by 
this rule to be 4 minutes on a per-vessel basis. The amount of annual 
recordkeeping required is anticipated to be less than two minutes for 
filing the certificate, and another two minutes for producing the 
certificate during periodic inspections.

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    Estimate of Total Annual Burden: We estimate the total annual 
burden for the affected population in the initial year of this rule to 
be 114.8 hours ((4 min x 1,722 total affected population)/60 minutes). 
After the initial year, we anticipate that \1/3\ of the affected 
population, 574 vessel Masters,\10\ will be burdened with this new 
requirement each year. We estimate the annual burden, after the initial 
year, to be 38.3 hours ((4 min x 574)/60 minutes). The annual cost of 
this burden in the initial year is estimated to be $5,970 (114.8 hours 
x $52 Vessel Masters), and after the initial year to be $1,990 (38.3 
hours x $52 Vessel Masters). The per-vessel burden cost is estimated to 
be $3.47 ($1,990/574) (note that the per-vessel cost burden in the 
initial year will be equal to the burden in the subsequent years).
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    \10\ As discussed above in section VII. Regulatory Analysis, we 
assume a vessel master will be responsible for filing and producing 
the certificate upon request.
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    As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3507 
(d)), we have submitted a copy of this rule to OMB for its review of 
the collection of information.
    You are not required to respond to a collection of information 
unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. OMB has not 
yet completed its review of this collection. Therefore, we are not 
making 33 CFR 145.01 and 149.408; 46 CFR 25.30-10; 31.01-2; 31.10-18; 
71.25-20; 91.25-7; 91.25-20; 107.235; 169.247; 176.810; 188.01-5; and 
189.25-20 effective until OMB completes action on our information 
collection request, at which time we will publish a Federal Register 
notice describing OMB's action and, if OMB grants approval, notifying 
you when 33 CFR 145.01 and 149.408; 46 CFR 25.30-10; 31.01-2; 31.10-18; 
71.25-20; 91.25-7; 91.25-20; 107.235; 169.247; 176.810; 188.01-5; and 
189.25-20 take effect.

E. Federalism

    A rule has implications for federalism under E.O. 13132 
(``Federalism'') if it has a substantial direct effect on the States, 
on the relationship between the national government and the States, or 
on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various 
levels of government. We have analyzed this rule under that Order and 
have determined that it is consistent with the fundamental principles 
and preemption requirements described in E.O. 13132. Our analysis is 
explained in the following paragraphs.
    It is well settled that States may not regulate in categories 
reserved for regulation by the Coast Guard, including categories for 
inspected vessels. It is also well-settled, now, that all of the 
categories covered in 46 U.S.C. 3306, 3703, 7101, and 8101 (design, 
construction, alteration, repair, maintenance, operation, equipping, 
personnel qualification, and manning of vessels), as well as the 
reporting of casualties and any other category in which Congress 
intended the Coast Guard to be the sole source of a vessel's 
obligations, are within the field foreclosed from regulation by the 
States. (See the decision of the Supreme Court in the consolidated 
cases of United States v. Locke and Intertanko v. Locke, 529 U.S. 89, 
120 S.Ct. 1135 (March 6, 2000)).
    This rule regulates fire prevention, protection, detection, 
extinguishing equipment, and materials on inspected vessels, and 
therefore the States may not regulate within this category of fire 
prevention equipment. Therefore, the rule is consistent with the 
principles of federalism and preemption requirements in E.O. 13132.
    Additionally, towing vessels are now subject to inspection under 46 
U.S.C. 3301 and 3306. As mentioned above, it is well-settled that 
states may not regulate within categories covered in 46 U.S.C. 3306 for 
inspected vessels. Since this rule creates comprehensive regulations 
for fire prevention, protection, detection, extinguishing equipment, 
and materials on towing vessels, states may not regulate within this 
category of fire prevention equipment. Therefore, the rule is 
consistent with the principles of federalism and preemption 
requirements in E.O. 13132.
    Congress also granted to the Coast Guard, through delegation by the 
Secretary, the authority to promulgate regulations with respect to fire 
fighting equipment on uninspected vessels. 46 U.S.C. 4102(a) requires 
that ``[e]ach uninspected vessel propelled by machinery shall be 
provided with the number, type, and size of fire extinguishers, capable 
of promptly and effectively extinguishing burning liquid fuel, that may 
be prescribed by regulation.'' This rule regulates, among other things, 
fire extinguishing equipment on uninspected vessels, and therefore the 
States may not regulate within this category. Therefore, the rule is 
consistent with the principles of federalism and preemption 
requirements in E.O. 13132.
    Additionally, with regard to regulations promulgated under 46 
U.S.C. 4302 concerning recreational vessels, under 46 U.S.C. 4306, 
those Federal regulations that establish minimum safety standards for 
recreational vessels and their associated equipment, as well as 
regulations that establish procedures and tests required to measure 
conformance with those standards, preempt State law, unless the State 
law is identical to a Federal regulation or a State has specifically 
provided an exemption to those regulations, or permitted to regulate 
marine safety articles carried or used to address a hazardous condition 
or circumstance unique to that State. This rule establishes minimum 
requirements for fire extinguishing equipment for recreational vessels, 
and therefore the States may not issue regulations that differ from 
Coast Guard regulations within these fire equipment categories for 
recreational vessels. Therefore, the rule is consistent with the 
principles of federalism and preemption requirements in E.O. 13132. 
Congress also granted the authority, through delegation by the 
Secretary, to promulgate regulations for uninspected commercial fishing 
vessels, which requires these vessels to ``be equipped with readily 
accessible fire extinguishers capable of promptly and effectively 
extinguishing a flammable or combustible liquid fuel fire.'' 46 U.S.C. 
4502(a)(1). Also, Congress permitted the Secretary to establish minimum 
safety standards for certain uninspected commercial fishing vessels, 
including standards for ``fire protection and fire fighting equipment, 
including fire alarms and portable and semi-portable fire extinguishing 
equipment.'' 46 U.S.C. 4502(c)(2)(C). As this rule regulates fire 
prevention, protection, detection, extinguishing equipment, and 
materials on uninspected commercial fishing vessels, the States may not 
regulate within this category of equipment, therefore, this rule is 
consistent with the principles of federalism and preemption 
requirements in E.O. 13132.
    Additionally, Congress specifically granted the authority to 
regulate artificial islands, installations, and other devices 
permanently or temporarily attached to the OCS and in the waters 
adjacent thereto as it relates to the safety of life to the Secretary 
of the Department in which the Coast Guard is operating. 43 U.S.C. 
1333(d)(1) states that the Secretary ``shall have the authority to 
promulgate and enforce such reasonable regulations with respect to 
lights and other warning devices, safety equipment, and other matters 
relating to the promotion of safety of life and property on the 
artificial islands, installations, and other devices . . . as he may 
deem necessary.'' As this rule

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regulates fire prevention, protection, detection, extinguishing 
equipment, and materials to ensure safety of life on these OCS 
installations, it falls within the scope of authority Congress has 
granted exclusively to the Secretary. This authority has been delegated 
to the Coast Guard and is exercised in this rulemaking, and the States 
may not regulate within this category of safety equipment. Therefore, 
the rule is consistent with the principles of federalism and preemption 
requirements in E.O. 13132.
    Finally, Congress granted the authority to regulate deepwater ports 
to the Secretary of Transportation. 33 U.S.C. 1509(b) states that the 
Secretary of Transportation ``shall issue and enforce regulations with 
respect to lights and other warning devices, safety equipment, and 
other matters relating to the promotion of safety of life and property 
in any deepwater port and the waters adjacent thereto.'' When the Coast 
Guard was an agency within the Department of Transportation, the 
authority to issue regulations with respect to safety on deepwater 
ports was delegated to the Coast Guard. See 49 CFR 1.46(s). The 
Homeland Security Act of 2002, Public Law 107-296, transferred the 
Coast Guard to the Department of Homeland Security. Pursuant to the 
Homeland Security Act, authorities that were delegated to the Coast 
Guard remained intact during this transfer by operation of law. The 
authority was then delegated to the Commandant of the Coast Guard 
through Department of Homeland Security Delegation 0170.1. Since this 
rule regulates fire prevention, protection, detection, extinguishing 
equipment and materials to ensure safety on deepwater ports, it falls 
within the scope of authority that has been transferred, delegated to, 
and exercised by the Coast Guard. The States may not regulate within 
this category of safety equipment. Therefore, the rule is consistent 
with the principles of federalism and preemption requirements in E.O. 
13132.
    While it is well settled that States may not regulate in categories 
in which Congress intended the Coast Guard to be the sole source of a 
vessel's obligations, the Coast Guard recognizes the key role that 
State and local governments may have in making regulatory 
determinations. Additionally, for rules with implications and 
preemptive effect, E.O. 13132 specifically directs agencies to consult 
with State and local governments during the rulemaking process.
    The Coast Guard invited State and local governments and their 
representative national organizations to indicate their desire for 
participation and consultation in this rulemaking process by submitting 
comments to the NPRM. In accordance with Executive Order 13132, 
Federalism, the Coast Guard provides this federalism impact statement:
    (1) There were no comments submitted by State or local governments 
to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking published in the Federal Register 
on January 13, 2014 (79 FR 2254).
    (2) There were no concerns expressed by State or local governments.
    (3) As no concerns were expressed or comments received from State 
or local governments, there is no statement required to document the 
extent to which any concerns were met.

F. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act

    The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995, 2 U.S.C. 1531-1538, 
requires Federal agencies to assess the effects of their discretionary 
regulatory actions. In particular, the Act addresses actions that may 
result in the expenditure by a State, local, or tribal government, in 
the aggregate, or by the private sector of $100,000,000 (adjusted for 
inflation) or more in any one year. Though this rule will not result in 
such expenditure, we do discuss the effects of this rule elsewhere in 
this preamble.

G. Taking of Private Property

    This rule will not cause a taking of private property or otherwise 
have taking implications under E.O. 12630 (``Governmental Actions and 
Interference with Constitutionally Protected Property Rights'').

H. Civil Justice Reform

    This rule meets applicable standards in sections 3(a) and 3(b)(2) 
of E.O. 12988 (``Civil Justice Reform''), to minimize litigation, 
eliminate ambiguity, and reduce burden.

I. Protection of Children

    We have analyzed this rule under E.O. 13045 (``Protection of 
Children from Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks''). This rule 
is not an economically significant rule and will not create an 
environmental risk to health or risk to safety that might 
disproportionately affect children.

J. Indian Tribal Governments

    This rule does not have tribal implications under E.O. 13175 
(``Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments''), 
because it will not have a substantial direct effect on one or more 
Indian tribes, on the relationship between the Federal Government and 
Indian tribes, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities 
between the Federal Government and Indian tribes.

K. Energy Effects

    We have analyzed this final rule under E.O. 13211 (``Actions 
Concerning Regulations That Significantly Affect Energy Supply, 
Distribution, or Use''). We have determined that it is not a 
``significant energy action'' under that order because it is not a 
``significant regulatory action'' under E. O. 12866 and is not likely 
to have a significant adverse effect on the supply, distribution, or 
use of energy. The Administrator of the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs has not designated it as a significant energy 
action. Therefore, it does not require a Statement of Energy Effects 
under E.O. 13211.

L. Technical Standards and 1 CFR Part 51

    The National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act, codified as a 
note to 15 U.S.C. 272, directs agencies to use voluntary consensus 
standards in their regulatory activities unless the agency provides 
Congress, through the Office of Management and Budget, with an 
explanation of why using these standards would be inconsistent with 
applicable law or otherwise impractical. Voluntary consensus standards 
are technical standards (e.g., specifications of materials, 
performance, design, or operation; test methods; sampling procedures; 
and related management systems practices) that are developed or adopted 
by voluntary consensus standards bodies. This rule incorporates by 
reference the following new voluntary consensus standards, which are 
listed and summarized below:
     ANSI/FM 3260 Approvals, American National Standard for 
Radiant Energy-Sensing Fire Detectors for Automatic Fire Alarm 
Signaling, February 2004. This standard sets performance requirements 
for radiant energy sensing fire detectors used for automatic fire alarm 
signaling.
     ASTM F1546/F1546 M--96 (Reapproved 2012), Standard 
Specification for Fire Hose Nozzles, approved May 1, 2012. This 
specification covers the material and performance requirements for 
adjustable-pattern water spray nozzles intended for general and marine 
fire fighting use.
     CGA C-6-2007, Standards for Visual Inspection of Steel 
Compressed Gas Cylinders, Tenth Edition. This standard covers visual 
inspections required to ensure that compressed gas

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cylinders, including those used on ships for gaseous fire suppression 
systems, are in a safe working condition.
     FSS Code, International Code for Fire Safety Systems, 
Second Edition, 2007 Edition (Resolution MSC.98(73)). This code 
provides standards for design, installation, and performance of marine 
fire safety systems including fire detection, alarm, and extinguishing 
systems.
     2010 FTP Code, International Code for Application of Fire 
Test Procedures, 2010 (Resolution MSC.307(88)), 2012 Edition. This code 
sets forth fire test procedures for testing, evaluating and approving 
products used as the materials of construction of vessels.
     IEC 60092-504:2001(E), Electrical Installations in Ships--
Part 504: Special Features--Control and Instrumentation, Third edition, 
March 2001. This standard is intended to ensure safety in the design, 
selection, installation, maintenance and use of electrical equipment 
for the generation, storage, distribution and utilization of electrical 
energy for all purposes in seagoing ships.
     IMO Resolution A.653(16), Recommendation on Improved Fire 
Test Procedures for Surface Flammability of Bulkhead, Ceiling and Deck 
Finish Materials, adopted on 19 October 1989. This resolution specifies 
a procedure for measuring fire characteristics of bulkhead, ceiling and 
deck finish materials for characterizing their flammability and 
resultant suitability for shipboard use.
     IMO Resolution A.753(18), Guidelines for the Application 
of Plastic Pipes on Ships, adopted on 4 November 1993. This resolution 
sets forth material design properties, performance criteria, and test 
methods for plastic pipe used in vessels.
     IMO Resolution A.754(18), Recommendation on Fire 
Resistance Tests for ``A'', ``B'' and ``F'' Class Divisions, adopted 4 
November 1993. This resolution sets forth the fire test procedures for 
determining the acceptability of products for use as parts of fire 
resistive decks, bulkheads, etc. in vessels.
     IMO Resolution A.1021(26), Code on Alerts and Indicators, 
2009, adopted on 2 December 2009. This code provides general design 
guidance for shipboard alarms and indicators including information on 
type, location and priority of alarms and components.
     IMO Resolution MSC.313(88), Amendments to the Guidelines 
for the Application of Plastic Pipes on Ships, adopted 26 November 
2010. This resolution sets forth material design properties, 
performance criteria, and test methods for plastic pipe used in 
vessels.
     International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea 
(SOLAS), as amended, Consolidated Edition, 2009, including Erratum. 
This convention sets forth uniform principles and rules for the 
promotion of maritime safety, including passive and active elements of 
ship construction and equipment for fire protection, detection, and 
extinction.
     ISO/IEC 17025:2005(E), International Standard: General 
requirements for the competence of testing and calibration 
laboratories, Second edition, 15 May 2005. This standard sets forth 
management and technical requirements for the accreditation of testing 
and calibration laboratories.
     NFPA 12A, Standard on Halon 1301 Fire Extinguishing 
Systems, 2009 Edition, effective July 18, 2008. This standard provides 
guidance in purchasing, designing, installing, testing, inspecting, 
approving, listing, operating, maintaining, decommissioning and 
removing halogenated agents extinguishing systems such as the legacy 
Halon 1301 systems used on some ships.
     NFPA 1964, Standard for Spray Nozzles, 2008 Edition, 
effective December 31, 2007. This standard covers the material and 
performance requirements for adjustable-pattern water spray nozzles 
intended for general and marine fire fighting use.
     UL 8, Standard for Safety for Water Based Agent Fire 
Extinguishers, Sixth Edition, dated February 28, 2005, as amended 
through July 27, 2010. This standard covers the construction, 
performance and testing, exclusive of performance during fire tests, of 
portable foam-type fire extinguishers.
     UL 154, Standard for Safety for Carbon-Dioxide Fire 
Extinguishers, Ninth Edition, dated February 28, 2005, as amended 
through November 8, 2010. This standard covers the construction, 
performance and testing, exclusive of performance during fire tests, of 
0portable carbon-dioxide fire extinguishers.
     UL 162, Standard for Safety for Foam Equipment and Liquid 
Concentrates, Seventh Edition, dated March 30, 1994, as amended through 
October 10, 2014. This standard sets forth requirements and tests for 
the approval of fire fighting foam equipment and liquid concentrates.
     UL 299, Standard for Safety for Dry Chemical Fire 
Extinguishers, Eleventh Edition, dated April 13, 2012. This standard 
covers the construction, performance and testing, exclusive of 
performance during fire tests, of portable dry chemical fire 
extinguishers.
     UL 464, Standard for Safety for Audible Signaling 
Appliances, Ninth Edition, dated April 14, 2009, as amended through 
April 16, 2012. This standard covers the construction, performance and 
testing of electrically and electronically operated bells, buzzers, 
horns, and similar audible signal appliances for fire protective 
signaling systems.
     UL 626, Standard for Safety for Water Fire Extinguishers, 
Eighth Edition, dated February 28, 2005, as amended through November 8, 
2010. This standard covers the construction, performance and testing, 
exclusive of performance during fire tests, of portable water fire 
extinguishers.
     UL 711, Standard for Safety for Rating and Fire Testing of 
Fire Extinguishers, Seventh Edition, dated December 17, 2004, as 
amended through April 28, 2009. This standard covers rating, and 
performance during fire tests, of fire extinguishers intended for use 
on various classes of fires.
     UL 1480, Standard for Safety for Speakers for Fire Alarm, 
Emergency, and Commercial and Professional Use, Fifth Edition, dated 
January 31, 2003, as amended through June 23, 2010. This standard 
covers the construction and performance of speakers for use in, among 
other things, fire alarm systems.
     UL 1971, Standard for Safety for Signaling Devices for the 
Hearing Impaired, Third Edition, approved November 29, 2002, as amended 
through October 15, 2008. This standard covers the construction and 
performance of emergency signaling devices for the hearing impaired.
     UL 2129, Standard for Safety for Halocarbon Clean Agent 
Fire Extinguishers, Second Edition, dated February 28, 2005, as amended 
through March 30, 2012. This standard covers the construction, 
performance and testing, exclusive of performance during fire tests, of 
portable halocarbon agent fire extinguishers.
    This final rule also incorporates by reference the following 
updated voluntary consensus standards:
     NFPA 10, Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers, 2010 
Edition, effective December 5, 2009. This standard applies to the 
selection, installation, inspection, maintenance, recharging, and 
testing of portable fire extinguishers.
     NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler 
Systems, 2010 Edition, effective August 26, 2009. This standard 
provides requirements for the design and installation of automatic fire 
sprinkler systems.

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     NFPA 70, National Electronic Code, 2011 Edition. This 
standard addresses the installation of electrical conductors, 
equipment, and raceways; signaling and communications conductors, 
equipment, and raceways; and optical fiber cables and raceways in 
commercial, residential, and industrial occupancies.
     NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, 2010 
Edition, effective August 26, 2009. This standard covers the 
application, installation, location, performance, inspection, testing, 
and maintenance of fire alarm systems and their components.
     UL 19, Standard for Safety for Lined Fire Hose and Hose 
Assemblies, Twelfth Edition, approved November 30, 2001. This standard 
covers the construction, performance, and testing of firehoses.
     UL 38, Standard for Safety for Manual Signaling Boxes for 
Fire Alarm Systems, Eighth Edition, dated July 3, 2008, as amended 
through December 11, 2008. This standard covers the construction, 
performance, and testing of manual signaling boxes used in fire alarm 
systems.
     UL 268, Standard for Safety for Smoke Detectors for Fire 
Alarm Systems, Sixth Edition, dated August 14, 2009. This standard 
covers the construction, performance, and testing of smoke detectors 
used in fire alarm and suppression systems.
     UL 521, Standard for Safety for Heat Detectors for Fire 
Protective Signaling Systems, Seventh Edition, dated February 19, 1999, 
as amended through October 3, 2002. This standard covers the 
construction, performance, and testing of heat detectors used in fire 
alarm and suppression systems.
     UL 864, Standard for Safety for Control Units and 
Accessories for Fire Alarm Systems, Ninth Edition, dated September 30, 
2003, as amended through January 12, 2011. This standard covers the 
construction, performance, and testing of control units used in fire 
alarm systems.
    Consistent with 1 CFR part 51 incorporation by reference 
provisions, this material is reasonably available. Interested persons 
have access to it through their normal course of business, may purchase 
it from organizations identified in 33 CFR 140.7 and 149.3, and 46 CFR 
25.01-3, 31.01-2, 32.01-1, 34.01-15, 56.01-2, 71.25-3, 76.01-2, 91.25-
7, 92.01-2, 95.01-2, 108.101, 114.600, 125.180, 147.7, 159.001-4, 
161.002-1, 162.027-2, 162.028-1, 162.039-1, 162.163-2, 164.105-2, 
164.106-2, 164.107-2, 164.108-2, 164.109-2, 164.110-2, 164.111-2, 
164.112-2, 164.117-2, 164.136-2, 164.137-2, 164.138-2, 164.139-2, 
164.141-2, 164.142-2, 164.144-2, 164.146-2, 164.201-2, 164.207-2, 
169.115, 175.600, 188.01-5, and 193.01-3, or may view a copy by the 
means we have identified in those sections.

M. Coast Guard Authorization Act

    Section 608 of the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 
111-281) adds new section 2118 to 46 U.S.C. Subtitle II (Vessels and 
Seamen), Chapter 21 (General). New section 2118(a) sets forth 
requirements for standards established for approved equipment required 
on vessels subject to 46 U.S.C. Subtitle II (Vessels and Seamen), Part 
B (Inspection and Regulation of Vessels). Those standards must be ``(1) 
based on performance using the best available technology that is 
economically achievable; and (2) operationally practical.'' See 46 
U.S.C. 2118(a). This rule revises the standards for fire prevention, 
protection, detection, extinguishing equipment, and materials 
regulations on vessels subject to 46 U.S.C. Subtitle II, Part B, and 
the Coast Guard has ensured this rule satisfies the requirements of 46 
U.S.C. 2118(a), by employing the most recent industry consensus 
standards, as necessary and appropriate.

N. Environment

    We have analyzed this final rule under Department of Homeland 
Security Management Directive 023-01 and Commandant Instruction 
M16475.lD (National Environmental Policy Act Implementing Procedures 
and Policy For Considering Environmental Impacts Manual), which guide 
the Coast Guard in complying with the National Environmental Policy Act 
of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4321-4370f, and have concluded that this action is 
one of a category of actions that do not individually or cumulatively 
have a significant effect on the human environment. This rule involves 
design and approval standards for fire protection, detection, 
extinguishing equipment, and materials and falls under section 2.B.2, 
figure 2-1, paragraphs (34)(a), (d), and (e) of the Instruction, and 
under Section 6(a) of the ``Appendix to National Environmental Policy 
Act: Coast Guard Procedures for Categorical Exclusions, Notice of Final 
Agency Policy'' as published in the Federal Register, 67 FR 48243, July 
23, 2002. These paragraphs exempt regulations which are editorial or 
procedural, concern the inspection and equipping of vessels, involve 
equipment approval and carriage requirements, and vessel operation 
safety standards. An environmental analysis checklist and a categorical 
exclusion determination are available in the docket where indicated 
under ADDRESSES.

List of Subjects

33 CFR Part 140

    Continental shelf, Incorporation by reference, Investigations, 
Marine safety, Occupational safety and health, Penalties, Reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements.

33 CFR Part 145

    Continental shelf, Fire prevention, Incorporation by reference, 
Marine safety, Occupational safety and health.

33 CFR Part 148

    Administrative practice and procedure, Environmental protection, 
Harbors, Petroleum.

33 CFR Part 149

    Fire prevention, Harbors, Incorporation by reference, Marine 
safety, Navigation (water), Occupational safety and health, Oil 
pollution.

46 CFR Part 25

    Fire prevention, Incorporation by reference, Marine safety, 
Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

46 CFR Part 27

    Fire prevention, Marine safety, Reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements, Vessels.

46 CFR Part 28

    Alaska, Fire prevention, Fishing vessels, Marine safety, 
Occupational safety and health, Reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements, Seamen.

46 CFR Part 30

    Cargo vessels, Foreign relations, Hazardous materials 
transportation, Penalties, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, 
Seamen.

46 CFR Part 31

    Cargo vessels, Incorporation by reference, Marine safety, Reporting 
and recordkeeping requirements.

46 CFR Part 32

    Cargo vessels, Fire prevention, Incorporation by reference, Marine 
safety, Navigation (water), Occupational safety and health, Reporting 
and recordkeeping requirements, Seamen.

46 CFR Part 34

    Cargo vessels, Fire prevention, Incorporation by reference, Marine 
safety.

46 CFR Part 50

    Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Vessels.

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46 CFR Part 56

    Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Incorporation by 
reference, Vessels.

46 CFR Part 70

    Marine safety, Passenger vessels, Reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements.

46 CFR Part 71

    Marine safety, Incorporation by reference, Passenger vessels, 
Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

46 CFR Part 72

    Fire prevention, Incorporation by reference, Marine safety, 
Occupational safety and health, Passenger vessels, Seamen.

46 CFR Part 76

    Fire prevention, Incorporation by reference, Marine safety, 
Passenger vessels.

46 CFR Part 78

    Marine safety, Navigation (water), Passenger vessels, Penalties, 
Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

46 CFR Part 90

    Cargo vessels, Marine safety.

46 CFR Part 91

    Cargo vessels, Incorporation by reference, Marine safety, Reporting 
and recordkeeping requirements.

46 CFR Part 92

    Cargo vessels, Fire prevention, Incorporation by reference, Marine 
safety, Occupational safety and health, Seamen.

46 CFR Part 95

    Cargo vessels, Fire prevention, Incorporation by reference, Marine 
safety.

46 CFR Part 107

    Incorporation by reference, Marine safety, Oil and gas exploration, 
Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Vessels.

46 CFR Part 108

    Fire prevention, Incorporation by reference, Marine safety, 
Occupational safety and health, Oil and gas exploration, Vessels.

46 CFR Part 113

    Communications equipment, Fire prevention, Vessels.

46 CFR Part 114

    Marine safety, Incorporation by reference, Passenger vessels, 
Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

46 CFR Part 115

    Fire prevention, Incorporation by reference, Marine safety, 
Passenger vessels, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

46 CFR Part 116

    Fire prevention, Incorporation by reference, Marine safety, 
Passenger vessels, Seamen.

46 CFR Part 118

    Fire prevention, Incorporation by reference, Marine safety, 
Passenger vessels.

46 CFR Part 122

    Marine safety, Passenger vessels, Penalties, Reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements.

46 CFR Part 125

    Administrative practice and procedure, Cargo vessels, Hazardous 
materials transportation, Incorporation by reference, Marine safety, 
Seamen.

46 CFR Part 132

    Cargo vessels, Fire prevention, Incorporation by reference, Marine 
safety, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

46 CFR Part 147

    Hazardous materials transportation, Incorporation by reference, 
Labeling, Marine safety, Packaging and containers, Reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements.

46 CFR Part 159

    Business and industry, Incorporation by reference, Laboratories, 
Marine safety, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

46 CFR Part 160

    Marine safety, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

46 CFR Part 161

    Fire prevention, Incorporation by reference, Marine safety, 
Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

46 CFR Part 162

    Fire prevention, Incorporation by reference, Marine safety, Oil 
pollution, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

46 CFR Part 164

    Fire prevention, Incorporation by reference, Marine safety, 
Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

46 CFR Part 167

    Fire prevention, Marine safety, Reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements, Schools, Seamen, Vessels.

46 CFR Part 169

    Fire prevention, Incorporation by reference, Marine safety, 
Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Schools, Vessels.

46 CFR Part 175

    Marine safety, Incorporation by reference, Passenger vessels, 
Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

46 CFR Part 176

    Fire prevention, Incorporation by reference, Marine safety, 
Passenger vessels, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

46 CFR Part 177

    Marine safety, Incorporation by reference, Passenger vessels, 
Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

46 CFR Part 181

    Fire prevention, Incorporation by reference, Marine safety, 
Passenger vessels.

46 CFR Part 182

    Marine safety, Passenger vessels.

46 CFR Part 185

    Marine safety, Passenger vessels, Reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements.

46 CFR Part 188

    Marine safety, Incorporation by reference, Oceanographic research 
vessels.

46 CFR Part 189

    Marine safety, Incorporation by reference, Oceanographic research 
vessels, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

46 CFR Part 190

    Fire prevention, Marine safety, Occupational safety and health, 
Oceanographic research vessels.

46 CFR Part 193

    Fire prevention, Incorporation by reference, Marine safety, 
Oceanographic research vessels.
    For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard amends 
33 CFR parts 140, 145, 148, and 149, and 46 CFR parts 25, 27, 28, 30, 
31, 32, 34, 50, 56, 70, 71, 72, 76, 78, 90, 91, 92, 95, 107, 108, 113, 
114, 115, 116, 118, 122, 125, 132, 147, 159, 160, 161, 162, 164, 167, 
169, 175, 176, 177, 181, 182, 185, 188, 189, 190, and 193 as follows:

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TITLE 33--NAVIGATION AND NAVIGABLE WATERS

PART 140--GENERAL

0
1. The authority citation for part 140 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  43 U.S.C. 1333, 1348, 1350, 1356; Department of 
Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1.


0
2. Amend Sec.  140.3 by adding, at the end of the section, a sentence 
to read as follows:


Sec.  140.3  Applicability.

    * * * The regulations in this subchapter (parts 140 through 147) 
have preemptive effect over state or local regulations in the same 
field.

0
3. Revise Sec.  140.7 to read as follows:


Sec.  140.7  Incorporation by reference.

    (a) Certain material is incorporated by reference into this 
subchapter with the approval of the Director of the Federal Register 
under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. All approved material is 
available for inspection at the U.S. Coast Guard, Office of Design and 
Engineering Standards (CG-ENG-4), 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue 
SE., Stop 7509, Washington, DC 20593-7509, and is available from the 
sources listed below. It is also available for inspection at the 
National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on 
the availability of this material at NARA, call 202-741-6030 or go to 
http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/code_of_federal_regulations/ibr_locations.html.
    (b) American National Standards Institute (ANSI), 25 West 43rd 
Street, New York, NY 10036, 212-642-4900, https://www.ansi.org.
    (1) ANSI A10.14-1975, Requirements for Safety Belts, Harnesses, 
Lanyards, Lifelines, and Drop Lines for Construction and Industrial 
Use, IBR approved for Sec.  142.42(b).
    (2) ANSI/UL 1123-1987, Standard for Marine Buoyant Devices, IBR 
approved for Sec.  143.405(a).
    (3) ANSI Z41-1983, American National Standard for Personal 
Protection-Protective Footwear, IBR approved for Sec.  142.33(a) and 
(b).
    (4) ANSI Z87.1-1979, Practice for Occupational and Educational Eye 
and Face Protection, IBR approved for Sec.  142.27(a) and (c).
    (5) ANSI Z88.2-1980, Practices for Respiratory Protection, IBR 
approved for Sec.  142.39(a) through (c).
    (6) ANSI Z89.1-1981, Safety Requirements for Industrial Head 
Protection, IBR approved for Sec.  142.30(a) and (b).
    (c) International Maritime Organization (IMO) Publishing, 4 Albert 
Embankment, London SE1 7SR, United Kingdom, +44 (0)20 7735 7611, http://www.imo.org.
    (1) IMO Assembly Resolution A.414 (XI), Code for Construction and 
Equipment of Mobile Offshore Drilling Units, IBR approved for 
Sec. Sec.  143.207(c) and 146.205(c).
    (2) [Reserved]
    (d) National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), 1 Batterymarch 
Park, Quincy, MA 02169, 617-770-3000, http://www.nfpa.org.
    (1) NFPA 10, Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers, 2010 
Edition, effective December 5, 2009, IBR approved for Sec.  145.01(b).
    (2) [Reserved]

PART 145--FIRE FIGHTING EQUIPMENT

0
4. The authority citation for part 145 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  Sec. 633, 63 Stat. 545; sec. 4, 67 Stat. 462; 14 
U.S.C. 633; 43 U.S.C. 1333.


0
5. Revise Sec.  145.01 to read as follows:


Sec.  145.01  Portable and semi-portable fire extinguishers.

    (a) On all manned platforms and on all unmanned platforms where 
crews are continuously working on a 24-hour basis, Coast Guard-approved 
portable fire extinguishers and/or Coast Guard-approved semi-portable 
fire extinguishers must be installed and maintained. On all unmanned 
platforms where crews are not continuously working on a 24-hour basis, 
Coast Guard-approved portable fire extinguishers and/or Coast Guard-
approved semi-portable fire extinguishers are required to be installed 
and maintained only when crews are working on them.
    (b) Portable and semi-portable fire extinguishers must be inspected 
and maintained in accordance with NFPA 10 (incorporated by reference, 
see Sec.  140.7 of this chapter) as amended here:
    (1) Certification or licensing by a state or local jurisdiction as 
a fire extinguisher servicing agency will be accepted by the Coast 
Guard as meeting the personnel certification requirements of NFPA 10 
for annual maintenance and recharging of extinguishers.
    (2) Monthly inspections required by NFPA 10 may be conducted by the 
owner, operator, person-in-charge, or a designated member of the crew.
    (3) Non-rechargeable or non-refillable fire extinguishers must be 
inspected and maintained in accordance with NFPA 10. However, the 
annual maintenance need not be conducted by a certified person and can 
be conducted by the owner, operator, person-in-charge, or a designated 
member of the crew.
    (4) The owner or managing operator must provide satisfactory 
evidence of the required servicing to the marine inspector. If any of 
the equipment or records has not been properly maintained, a qualified 
servicing facility must perform the required inspections, maintenance 
procedures, and hydrostatic pressure tests. A tag issued by a qualified 
servicing organization, and attached to each extinguisher, may be 
accepted as evidence that the necessary maintenance procedures have 
been conducted.


Sec.  145.05  [Removed and Reserved]

0
6. Remove and reserve Sec.  145.05.

0
7. Amend Sec.  145.10 as follows:
0
a. Revise the section heading;
0
b. In paragraphs (a) and (b), remove the word ``shall'' and add, in its 
place, the word ``must'';
0
c. Add paragraphs (c) and (d); and
0
d. Revise table 145.10(a).
    The revisions and additions read as follows:


Sec.  145.10  Location, number, and installation of fire extinguishers.

* * * * *
    (c) Semi-portable extinguishers must be fitted with a suitable hose 
and nozzle, or other practicable means, so all of the space can be 
protected.
    (d) Table 145.10(a) of this section indicates the minimum number 
and size of fire extinguishers required for each space listed. 
Extinguishers with larger numerical ratings or multiple letter 
designations may be used if the extinguishers meet the requirements of 
the table.

        Table 145.10(a)--Portable and Semi-Portable Extinguishers
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                Minimum  required       Quantity and
            Space                    rating               location
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Safety Areas:

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    Communicating corridors.  2-A.................  1 in each main
                                                     corridor not more
                                                     than 150 ft apart.
                                                     (May be located in
                                                     stairways.)
    Radio room..............  20-B:C..............  1 in the vicinity of
                                                     the exit.
Accommodations:
    Sleeping accommodations.  2-A.................  1 in each sleeping
                                                     accommodation space
                                                     outfitted for 4 or
                                                     more persons.
Service Spaces:
    Galleys.................  40-B:C..............  1 for each 2,500 sq
                                                     ft of floor space
                                                     or fraction
                                                     thereof.
    Storerooms..............  2-A.................  1 for each 2,500 sq
                                                     ft of floor space
                                                     or fraction
                                                     thereof. The
                                                     extinguisher must
                                                     be located in the
                                                     vicinity of the
                                                     exits, either
                                                     inside or outside
                                                     of spaces.
Machinery Spaces:
    Gas-fired boilers.......  40-B................  2 required.
                              160-B...............  1 required.\1\
    Oil-fired boilers.......  40-B................  2 required.
                              160-B...............  2 required.\1\
    Internal combustion or    40-B................  1 for each
     gas turbine engines.                            engine.\2\
    Electric motors or        40-B:C..............  1 for each 2 motors
     generators of open type.                        or generators.\3\
------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\ Not required where a fixed extinguishing system is installed.
\2\ When the installation is on the weather deck or open to the
  atmosphere at all times, then one 40-B extinguisher for every three
  engines is allowable.
\3\ Small electrical appliances, such as fans, are exempt.


0
8. Add Sec.  145.15 to read as follows:


Sec.  145.15  Location and number of fire extinguishers required for 
vessels contracted for prior to August 22, 2016.

    (a) Vessels contracted for prior to August 22, 2016 must meet the 
following requirements:
    (1) Previously installed extinguishers with extinguishing 
capacities smaller than what is required in table 145.10(a) of this 
part need not be replaced and may be continued in service so long as 
they are maintained in good condition to the satisfaction of the 
Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection.
    (2) All new equipment and installations must meet the applicable 
requirements in this part for new vessels.
    (b) [Reserved]

PART 148--DEEPWATER PORTS: GENERAL

0
9. The authority citation for part 148 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  33 U.S.C. 1504; Department of Homeland Security 
Delegation No. 0170.1 (75).

0
10. Amend Sec.  148.1 by adding, at the end of the section, a sentence 
to read as follows:


Sec.  148.1  What is the purpose of this subchapter?

    * * * The regulations in this subchapter (parts 148 through 150) 
have preemptive effect over state or local regulations in the same 
field.''

PART 149--DEEPWATER PORTS: DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, AND EQUIPMENT

0
11. The authority citation for part 149 is revised to read as follows:

    Authority:  33 U.S.C. 1504, 1509; Department of Homeland 
Security Delegation No. 0170.1 (75).

0
12. Add Sec.  149.3 to read as follows:


Sec.  149.3  Incorporation by reference.

    (a) Certain material is incorporated by reference into this 
subchapter with the approval of the Director of the Federal Register in 
accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. To enforce any 
edition other than that specified in this section, the Coast Guard must 
publish a notice of change in the Federal Register and the material 
must be available to the public. All approved material is available for 
inspection at the U.S. Coast Guard, Office of Design and Engineering 
Standards (CG-ENG-4), 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE., Stop 
7509, Washington, DC 20593-7509, and is available from the sources 
listed below. It is also available for inspection at the National 
Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the 
availability of this material at NARA, call 202-741-6030 or go to 
http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/code_of_federal_regulations/ibr_locations.html.
    (b) National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), 1 Batterymarch 
Park, Quincy, MA 02169, 617-770-3000, http://www.nfpa.org.
    (1) NFPA 10, Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers, 2010 
Edition, effective December 5, 2009, IBR approved for Sec.  149.408(a) 
through (d).
    (2) [Reserved]

0
13. Amend Sec.  149.403 as follows:
0
a. Revise the section heading; and
0
b. In paragraph (a), remove the word ``supplemental'' and add, in its 
place, the word ``excess''.
    The revised section heading reads as follows:


Sec.  149.403  How can I request to use alternate or excess fire 
fighting and fire prevention equipment or procedures?

* * * * *

0
14. Revise Sec.  149.404 to read as follows:


Sec.  149.404  Can I use fire fighting equipment that is not Coast 
Guard approved?

    (a) A deepwater port may use fire fighting equipment that is not 
Coast Guard approved as excess equipment, pursuant to Sec.  149.403 of 
this subpart, if the equipment does not endanger the port or the 
persons aboard it in any way. This equipment must be listed and labeled 
by a nationally recognized testing laboratory (NRTL), as set forth in 
29 CFR 1910.7, and it must be maintained in good working condition.
    (b) Use of non-Coast Guard-approved fire detection systems may be 
acceptable as excess equipment provided that--
    (1) Components are listed by an NRTL as defined in 46 CFR 161.002-
2, and are designed, installed, tested, and maintained in accordance 
with an appropriate industry standard and the manufacturer's specific 
guidance;

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    (2) Installation conforms to the requirements of 46 CFR chapter I, 
subchapter J (Electrical Engineering), with specific regard to the 
hazardous location installation regulations in 46 CFR 111.105;
    (3) Coast Guard plan review is completed for wiring plans; and
    (4) The system and units remain functional as intended. To ensure 
this, marine inspectors may test and inspect the system.


Sec.  149.405  [Removed]

0
15. Remove Sec.  149.405.

0
16. Revise Sec.  149.408 to read as follows:


Sec.  149.408  What are the maintenance requirements for fire 
extinguishers?

    (a) Portable and semi-portable extinguishers must be inspected and 
maintained in accordance with NFPA 10 (incorporated by reference, see 
Sec.  149.3).
    (b) Certification or licensing by a state or local jurisdiction as 
a fire extinguisher servicing agency will be accepted by the Coast 
Guard as meeting the personnel certification requirements of NFPA 10 
for annual maintenance and recharging of extinguishers.
    (c) Monthly inspections required by NFPA 10 may be conducted by the 
owner, operator, person-in-charge, or a designated member of the crew.
    (d) Non-rechargeable or non-refillable extinguishers must be 
inspected and maintained in accordance with NFPA 10; however, the 
annual maintenance need not be conducted by a certified person and can 
be conducted by the owner, operator, person-in-charge, or a designated 
member of the crew.
    (e) The owner or managing operator must provide satisfactory 
evidence of the required servicing to the marine inspector. If any of 
the equipment or records has not been properly maintained, a qualified 
servicing facility must perform the required inspections, maintenance 
procedures, and hydrostatic pressure tests. A tag issued by a qualified 
servicing organization, and attached to each extinguisher, may be 
accepted as evidence that the necessary maintenance procedures have 
been conducted.

0
17. Revise Sec.  149.409 to read as follows:


Sec.  149.409  How many fire extinguishers are needed and how should 
they be installed?

    (a) Approved portable and semi-portable extinguishers must be 
installed in accordance with table 149.409 of this section.
    (b) Semi-portable extinguishers must be located in the open so as 
to be readily seen.
    (c) Semi-portable extinguishers must be fitted so that all portions 
of the space concerned may be covered.
    (d) Table 149.409 of this section indicates the minimum required 
classification for each space listed. Extinguishers with larger 
numerical ratings or multiple letter designations may be used if the 
extinguishers meet the requirements of the table.

    Table 149.409--Portable and Semi-Portable Extinguishers, Minimum
                          Quantity and Location
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                    Minimum quantity and
            Space                Classification           location
------------------------------------------------------------------------
(1) Safety Areas
    (i) Communicating         2-A.................  One in each main
     corridors.                                      corridor or
                                                     stairway not more
                                                     than 150 ft apart.
    (ii) Radio room.........  20-B:C..............  One outside or near
                                                     each radio room
                                                     exit.
(2) Accommodation Spaces
    (i) Sleeping quarters...  2-A.................  One in each sleeping
                                                     space that fits
                                                     more than four
                                                     persons.
(3) Service Spaces
    (i) Galleys.............  40-B:C..............  One for each 2,500
                                                     sq ft or fraction
                                                     thereof, for
                                                     hazards involved.
    (ii) Storerooms.........  2-A.................  One for each 2,500
                                                     sq ft or fraction
                                                     thereof, located
                                                     near each exit,
                                                     either inside or
                                                     outside the space.
    (iii) Paint room........  40-B................  One outside each
                                                     paint room exit.
(4) Machinery Spaces
    (i) Gas-fired boilers...  40-B:C..............  Two.
                              160-B...............  One.\1\
    (ii) Oil-fired boilers..  40-B:C..............  Two.
                              160-B...............  Two.\1\
    (iii) Internal            40-B................  One for each
     combustion or gas                               engine.\2\
     turbine engines.
    (iv) Open electric        40-B:C..............  One for each of two
     motors and generators.                          motors or
                                                     generators.\3\
(5) Helicopter Areas
    (i) Helicopter landing    160-B...............  One at each access
     decks.                                          route.
    (ii) Helicopter fueling   160-B...............  One at each fuel
     facility.                                       transfer
                                                     facility.\4\
------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\ Not required if a fixed system is installed.
\2\ If the engine is installed on a weather deck or is open to the
  atmosphere at all times, one 40-B extinguisher may be used for every
  three engines.
\3\ Small electrical appliances, such as fans, are exempt.
\4\ Not required if a fixed foam system is installed in accordance with
  46 CFR 108.489.

    (e) Semi-portable extinguishers must be fitted with a suitable hose 
and nozzle, or other practicable means, so that all areas of the space 
can be protected.

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18. Revise Sec.  149.410 to read as follows:


Sec.  149.410  Location and number of fire extinguishers required for 
vessels constructed prior to August 22, 2016.

    Vessels contracted for prior to August 22, 2016 must meet the 
following requirements:
    (a) Previously installed extinguishers with extinguishing 
capacities smaller than what is required in table 149.409 of this 
subpart need not be replaced and may be continued in service so long as 
they are maintained in good condition to the satisfaction of the 
Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection.
    (b) All new equipment and installations must meet the applicable 
requirements in this subpart for new vessels.

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TITLE 46--SHIPPING

PART 25--REQUIREMENTS

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19. The authority citation for part 25 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  33 U.S.C. 1903(b); 46 U.S.C. 2103, 3306, 4102, 4302; 
Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1(II)(77), 
(92)(a), 92(b).


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20. Revise Sec.  25.01-3 to read as follows:


Sec.  25.01-3  Incorporation by reference.

    (a) Certain material is incorporated by reference into this 
subchapter with the approval of the Director of the Federal Register in 
accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. All approved 
material is available for inspection at the U.S. Coast Guard, Office of 
Design and Engineering Standards (CG-ENG-4), 2703 Martin Luther King 
Jr. Avenue SE., Stop 7509, Washington, DC 20593-7509, and is available 
from the sources listed below. It is also available for inspection at 
the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For 
information on the availability of this material at NARA, call 202-741-
6030 or go to http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/code_of_federal_regulations/ibr_locations.html.
    (b) American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC), 613 Third Street, Suite 
10, Annapolis, MD 21403, 410-990-4460, http://www.abycinc.org.
    (1) Standard A-1-78, Marine LPG-Liquefied Petroleum Gas Systems, 
December 15, 1978, IBR approved for Sec.  25.45-2(b).
    (2) Standard A-22-78, Marine CNG-Compressed Natural Gas Systems, 
December 15, 1978, IBR approved for Sec.  25.45-2(b).
    (3) Standard A-16-97, Electric Navigation Lights, July 1997, IBR 
approved for Sec.  25.10-3(a).
    (c) National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), 1 Batterymarch 
Park, Quincy, MA 02169, 617-770-3000, http://www.nfpa.org.
    (1) NFPA 10, Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers, 2010 
Edition, effective December 5, 2009, IBR approved for Sec.  25.30-10(a) 
through (d).
    (2) NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, 
2010 Edition, effective August 26, 2009, IBR approved for Sec.  25.30-
15(c).
    (3) NFPA 302, Fire Protection Standard for Pleasure and Commercial 
Motor Craft, 1989, IBR approved for Sec.  25.45-2(b).
    (d) Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), 400 Commonwealth Drive, 
Warrendale, PA 15096, 724-776-4841, http://www.sae.org.
    (1) SAE J-1928, Devices Providing Backfire Flame Control for 
Gasoline Engines in Marine Applications, June 1, 1989, IBR approved for 
Sec.  25.35-1.
    (2) [Reserved]
    (e) UL (formerly Underwriters Laboratories), 12 Laboratory Drive, 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, 919-549-1400, http://www.ul.com.
    (1) UL 1111, Marine Carburetor Flame Arrestors, June 1988, IBR 
approved for Sec.  25.35-1.
    (2) [Reserved]

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21. Revise Sec.  25.30-1 to read as follows:


Sec.  25.30-1  Applicability.

    (a) The provisions of this subpart, with the exception of 
Sec. Sec.  25.30-80 and 25.30-90 of this subpart, as applicable, apply 
to all vessels contracted for on or after August 22, 2016.
    (b) Vessels contracted for prior to August 22, 2016 and after 
November 19, 1952, must meet the requirements of 46 CFR 25.30-80.
    (c) Vessels contracted for prior to November 19, 1952, must meet 
the requirements of 46 CFR 25.30-90.

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22. Revise Sec.  25.30-10 to read as follows:


Sec.  25.30-10  Portable fire extinguishers and semi-portable fire 
extinguishing systems.

    (a) Portable and semi-portable extinguishers must be inspected and 
maintained in accordance with NFPA 10 (incorporated by reference, see 
Sec.  25.01-3).
    (b) Certification or licensing by a state or local jurisdiction as 
a fire extinguisher servicing agency will be accepted by the Coast 
Guard as meeting the personnel certification requirements of NFPA 10 
for annual maintenance and recharging of extinguishers.
    (c) Monthly inspections required by NFPA 10 may be conducted by the 
owner, operator, person-in-charge, or a designated member of the crew.
    (d) Non-rechargeable or non-refillable extinguishers must be 
inspected and maintained in accordance with NFPA 10; however, the 
annual maintenance need not be conducted by a certified person and can 
be conducted by the owner, operator, person-in-charge, or a designated 
member of the crew.
    (e) The owner or managing operator must provide satisfactory 
evidence of the required servicing to the marine inspector. If any of 
the equipment or records has not been properly maintained, a qualified 
servicing facility must perform the required inspections, maintenance 
procedures, and hydrostatic pressure tests. A tag issued by a qualified 
servicing organization, and attached to each extinguisher, may be 
accepted as evidence that the necessary maintenance procedures have 
been conducted.
    (f) Vaporizing-liquid type fire extinguishers containing carbon 
tetrachloride, chlorobromomethane, or other toxic vaporizing liquids 
are not acceptable as equipment required by this subchapter.
    (g) Portable or semi-portable extinguishers, which are required on 
their name plates to be protected from freezing, must not be located 
where freezing temperatures may be expected.
    (h) The use of dry chemical, stored pressure, fire extinguishers 
not fitted with pressure gauges or indicating devices, manufactured 
prior to January 1, 1965, may be permitted on motorboats and other 
vessels so long as such extinguishers are maintained in good and 
serviceable condition. The following maintenance and inspections are 
required for such extinguishers:
    (1) When the date on the inspection record tag on the extinguishers 
shows that 6 months have elapsed since the last weight check ashore, 
then such extinguishers are no longer accepted as meeting required 
maintenance conditions until they are reweighed ashore, found to be in 
a serviceable condition, and within required weight conditions.
    (2) If the weight of the container is \1/4\ ounce less than that 
stamped on the container, it must be serviced.
    (3) If the outer seal or seals (which indicate tampering or use 
when broken) are not intact, the boarding officer or marine inspector 
will inspect such extinguishers to see that the frangible disc in the 
neck of the container is intact; and if such disc is not intact, the 
container must be serviced.
    (4) If there is evidence of damage, use, or leakage, such as dry 
chemical powder observed in the nozzle or elsewhere on the 
extinguisher, the extinguisher must be serviced or replaced.
    (i) Dry chemical extinguishers, stored pressure extinguishers, and 
fire extinguishers without pressure gauges or indicating devices 
manufactured after January 1, 1965, cannot be labeled with the marine 
type label described in 46 CFR 162.028-4. These extinguishers 
manufactured after January 1, 1965, may be carried onboard motorboats 
or other vessels as excess equipment.
    (j) Semi-portable extinguishers must be fitted with a suitable hose 
and nozzle, or other practicable means, so that all portions of the 
space concerned may be covered.

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23. Revise Sec.  25.30-15 to read as follows:

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Sec.  25.30-15  Fixed fire extinguishing systems.

    (a) When a fixed fire extinguishing system is installed, it must be 
a type approved or accepted by the Commandant (CG-ENG-4) or the 
Commanding Officer, U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Center.
    (b) If the system is a carbon-dioxide type, then it must be 
designed and installed in accordance with subpart 76.15 of part 76 of 
subchapter H (Passenger Vessels) of this chapter.
    (c) If the system is an automatic sprinkler system then it must be 
designed and installed in accordance with Chapter 25 of NFPA 13 
(incorporated by reference, see Sec.  25.01-3).

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24. Amend Sec.  25.30-20 as follows:
0
a. Remove the word ``hand'' wherever it appears.
0
b. In paragraph (a)(1), remove the word ``shall'' and add, in its 
place, the word ``must''; after the words ``need not carry'', remove 
the word ``such''; and after the words ``fire extinguishers if the 
construction of'', remove the words ``such motorboats'' and add, in 
their place, the words ``the boats'';
0
c. In table 25.30-20(a)(1), remove the text ``B-1'' and add, in its 
place, the text ``5-B'';
0
d. In footnote 1 of table 25.30-20(a)(1), remove the text ``B-11'' and 
add, in its place, the text ``20-B''; and remove the text ``B-I'' and 
add, in its place, the text ``5-B'';
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e. In footnote 3 of figure 25.30-20(a1), remove the word ``Close'' and 
add, in its place, the word ``Closed''.
0
f. Add paragraph (a)(3);
0
g. In paragraph (b), remove the word ``hand-portable'' and add, in its 
place, the word ``portable''.
0
h. In paragraph (c)(1), remove the word ``shall'' and add, in its 
place, the word ``must'';
0
i. In Table 25.30-20(b)(1), remove the text ``B-II'' and add, in its 
place, the text ``20-B'';
0
j. In paragraph (c)(2) introductory text, remove the word ``shall'' and 
add, in its place, the word ``must''; and remove the words ``fire-
extinguishing'' and add, in their place, the words ``fire 
extinguishing'';
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k. In paragraph (c)(2)(i), remove the text ``Type B-II'' and add, in 
its place, the text ``20-B''; and remove the word ``shall'' and add, in 
its place, the word ``must'';
0
l. In paragraph (c)(2)(ii), remove the text ``Type B-III semiportable'' 
and add, in its place, the text ``160-B semi-portable''; remove the 
word ``shall'' wherever it appears and add, in its place, the word 
``must''; and remove the words ``fire-extinguishing'' wherever they 
appear and add, in their place the words ``fire extinguishing'';
0
m. In paragraph (c)(3), remove the text ``Type B-III'' and add, in its 
place, the text ``160-B'';
0
n. In paragraph (c)(4), remove the word ``semiportable'' and add, in 
its place, the word ``semi-portable''; and after the words ``fire 
extinguisher has wheels'', remove the words ``and is not required by 
this section'';
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o. Add paragraph (c)(5); and
0
p. In paragraphs (d)(1) and (2), remove the word ``shall'' and add, in 
its place, the word ``must''.
    The additions read as follows:


Sec.  25.30-20  Fire extinguishing equipment required.

    (a) * * *
    (3) Table 25.30-20(a)(1) of this section indicates the minimum 
quantity and type of extinguisher to be carried. Extinguishers with 
larger numerical ratings or multiple letter designations may be used if 
the extinguishers meet the requirements of the table.
* * * * *
    (c) * * *
    (5) Table 25.30-20(b)(1) of this section indicates the minimum 
quantity and type of extinguisher to be carried. Extinguishers with 
larger numerical ratings or multiple letter designations may be used if 
the extinguishers meet the requirements of the table.
* * * * *

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25. Add Sec.  25.30-80 to read as follows:


Sec.  25.30-80  Location and number of fire extinguishers required for 
vessels constructed prior to August 22, 2016.

    Vessels contracted for prior to August 22, 2016 must meet the 
following requirements:
    (a) Previously installed extinguishers with extinguishing 
capacities smaller than what is required in tables 25.30-20(a)(1) and 
25.30-20(b)(1) of this subpart need not be replaced and may be 
continued in service so long as they are maintained in good condition 
to the satisfaction of the Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection.
    (b) All new equipment and installations must meet the applicable 
requirements in this subpart for new vessels.

PART 27--TOWING VESSELS

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26. The authority citation for part 27 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 46 U.S.C. 3306, 4102 (as amended by Pub. L. 104-324, 
110 Stat. 3901); Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 
0170.1.

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27. Add Sec.  27.103 to subpart A to read as follows:


Sec.  27.103  Preemption.

    The regulations in this part have preemptive effect over State or 
local regulations in the same field.

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28. Amend Sec.  27.203 as follows:
0
a. Redesignate the introductory text and paragraphs (a),(b),and (c) as 
(a) introductory text and (a)(1) through (3), respectively;
0
b. Remove the word ``fire-detection'' wherever it appears and add, in 
its place, the words ``fire detection'';
0
c. In newly redesignated paragraph (a)(1), after the words ``each 
detector must be listed by'', remove the words ``an independent testing 
laboratory'' and add, in their place, the words ``a nationally 
recognized testing laboratory (NRTL), as defined in 46 CFR 161.002-2, 
for fire service'';
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d. Redesignate paragraph (d) introductory text as paragraph (a)(4) and 
redesignate paragraphs (d)(1) through (5) as (a)(4)(i) through (v), 
respectively;
0
e. Redesignate paragraphs (e) through (g) as paragraphs (a)(5) through 
(7), respectively;
0
f. In newly designated paragraph (a)(7), remove the words ``Registered 
Professional Engineer'' and add, in their place, the words ``registered 
professional engineer''; and remove the words ``paragraphs (a) through 
(f)'' and add, in their place, the words ``paragraphs (a) introductory 
text and (a)(1) through (a)(6)''; and
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g. Add new paragraph (b) to read as follows:


Sec.  27.203  What are the requirements for fire detection on towing 
vessels?

* * * * *
    (b) In spaces other than the engine room, non-approved fire 
detection systems may be acceptable as excess equipment provided that--
    (1) Components are listed by a nationally recognized testing 
laboratory (NRTL) as set forth in 29 CFR 1910.7, and is designed, 
installed, tested, and maintained in accordance with an appropriate 
industry standard and the manufacturer's specific guidance; and
    (2) The system and units remain functional as intended.


Sec.  27.303  [Amended]

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29. In Sec.  27.303(b)(1), remove the text ``B-V semi-portable fire-
extinguishing system'' and add, in its place, the text ``160-B or 100 
lb. CO2 extinguisher, regardless of rating,''.


Sec.  27.305  [Amended]

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30. In Sec.  27.305(a)(2), remove the text ``B-V semi-portable fire-
extinguishing system'' and add, in its place, the text ``160-B or 100 
lb. CO2 extinguisher, regardless of rating,''.

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PART 28--REQUIREMENTS FOR COMMERCIAL FISHING INDUSTRY VESSELS

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31. The authority citation for part 28 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 46 U.S.C. 3316, 4502, 4505, 4506, 6104, 8103, 10603; 
Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1.

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32. Revise Sec.  28.155 to read as follows:


Sec.  28.155  Excess fire detection and protection equipment.

    (a) Use of non-approved fire detection systems may be acceptable as 
excess equipment provided that--
    (1) Components are listed and labeled by an independent, nationally 
recognized testing laboratory (NRTL) as set forth in 29 CFR 1910.7, and 
are designed, installed, tested, and maintained in accordance with an 
appropriate industry standard and the manufacturer's specific guidance; 
and
    (2) The system and units remain functional as intended.
    (b) The regulations in this section have preemptive effect over 
State or local regulation within the same field.

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33. Amend Sec.  28.160 as follows:
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a. Add paragraphs (c), (d), and (e); and
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b. Revise table 28.160 to read as follows:


Sec.  28.160  Portable fire extinguishers.

* * * * *
    (c) Semi-portable extinguishers must be located in the open so as 
to be readily seen.
    (d) Table 28.160 of this section indicates the minimum required 
classification for each space listed. Extinguishers with larger 
numerical ratings or multiple letter designations may be used if the 
extinguishers meet the requirements of the table.
    (e) The regulations in this section have preemptive effect over 
State or local regulation within the same field.

   Table 28.160--Portable Fire Extinguishers for Vessels 65 Feet (19.8
                        Meters) or More in Length
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                Minimum  required       Quantity and
            Space                    rating               location
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Safety areas, communicating   2-A.................  1 in each main
 corridors.                                          corridor not more
                                                     than 150 ft (45.7m)
                                                     apart. (May be
                                                     located in
                                                     stairways.)
Pilothouse..................  20-B:C..............  2 in the vicinity of
                                                     the exit.
Service spaces, galleys.....  40-B:C..............  1 for each 2,500 sq
                                                     ft (232.2 sq m) or
                                                     fraction thereof
                                                     suitable for
                                                     hazards involved.
Paint lockers...............  40-B................  1 outside space in
                                                     the vicinity of the
                                                     exit.
Accessible baggage and        2-A.................  1 for each 2,500 sq
 storerooms.                                         ft (232.2 sq m) or
                                                     fraction thereof
                                                     located in the
                                                     vicinity of the
                                                     exits, either
                                                     inside or outside
                                                     the spaces.
Workshops and similar spaces  2-A.................  1 outside the space
                                                     in the vicinity of
                                                     the exit.
Machinery spaces; Internal    40-B:C..............  1 for each 1,000
 combustion propelling                               brake horsepower or
 machinery.                                          fraction thereof
                                                     but not fewer than
                                                     2 or more than 6.
Electric propulsion motors    40-B:C..............  1 for each
 or generator unit of open                           propulsion motor
 type.                                               generator unit.
Auxiliary spaces............  40-B:C..............  1 outside the space
                                                     in the vicinity of
                                                     the exit.
Internal combustion           40-B:C..............  1 outside the space
 machinery.                                          in the vicinity of
                                                     the exit.
Electric emergency motors or  40-B:C..............  1 outside the space
 generators.                                         in the vicinity of
                                                     the exit.
------------------------------------------------------------------------


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34. Amend Sec.  28.325 as follows:
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a. Revise the section heading;
0
b. In paragraph (a), remove the words ``, subpart 76.33''; and
0
c. Add paragraph (c).
    The revision and addition read as follows:


Sec.  28.325  Fire detection and alarm systems.

* * * * *
    (c) The regulations in this section have preemptive effect over 
State or local regulation within the same field.

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35. Amend Sec.  28.830 as follows:
0
a. Revise the section heading;
0
b. In paragraph (a), after the words ``or a smoke actuated'', remove 
the words ``fire detecting'' and add, in their place, the words ``fire 
detection''; and after the words ``in accordance with'', remove the 
text ``Sec.  76.33 of this chapter'' and add, in its place, the text 
``46 CFR part 76''; and
0
c. Add paragraph (c).
    The revision and addition read as follows:


Sec.  28.830  Fire detection and alarm systems.

* * * * *
    (c) The regulations in this section have preemptive effect over 
State or local regulation within the same field.

PART 30--GENERAL PROVISIONS

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36. The authority citation for part 30 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  46 U.S.C. 2103, 3306, 3703; Department of Homeland 
Security Delegation No. 0170.1(II)(92)(a), (92)(b).

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37. Amend Sec.  30.01-1 to remove the designation ``(a)'' and to add, 
at the end of the section, a sentence to read as follows:


Sec.  30.01-1  Purpose of regulations.

    * * * The regulations in this subchapter (parts 30, 31, 32, 34, 35, 
36, 38 and 39) have preemptive effect over state or local regulations 
in the same fields.

PART 31--INSPECTION AND CERTIFICATION

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38. The authority citation for part 31 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  33 U.S.C. 1321(j); 46 U.S.C. 2103, 3205, 3306, 3307, 
3703; 46 U.S.C. Chapter 701; 49 U.S.C. 5103, 5106; E.O. 12234, 45 FR 
58801, 3 CFR, 1980 Comp., p. 277; E.O. 12777, 56 FR 54757, 3 CFR, 
1991 Comp., p. 351; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 
0170.1. Section 31.10-21 also issued under the authority of Sect. 
4109, Pub. L. 101-380, 104 Stat. 515.

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39. Add Sec.  31.01-2 to read as follows:


Sec.  31.01-2  Incorporation by reference.

    (a) Certain material is incorporated by reference into this part 
with the approval of the Director of the Federal Register under 5 
U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. All approved material is available for 
inspection at the U.S. Coast Guard, Office of Design and Engineering 
Standards (CG-ENG-4), 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE., Stop 
7509, Washington, DC 20593-7509, and is available from the sources 
listed below. It is also available for inspection at the National 
Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the 
availability of this material at NARA, call 202-741-6030 or go to 
http://www.archives.gov/federal_

[[Page 48248]]

register/code_of_federal_regulations/ibr_locations.html.
    (b) National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), 1 Batterymarch 
Park, Quincy, MA 02169, 617-770-3000, http://www.nfpa.org.
    (1) NFPA 10, Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers, 2010 
Edition, effective December 5, 2009, IBR approved for Sec.  31.10-
18(a).
    (2) [Reserved]

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40. Revise Sec.  31.10-18 to read as follows:


Sec.  31.10-18  Fire fighting equipment: General--TB/ALL.

    (a) The owner, master, or person-in-charge of a tank vessel must 
ensure that portable and semi-portable extinguishers are inspected and 
maintained in accordance with NFPA 10 (incorporated by reference, see 
Sec.  31.01-2) as specified in paragraphs (a)(1) through (4) of this 
section.
    (1) Certification or licensing by a state or local jurisdiction as 
a fire extinguisher servicing agency will be accepted by the Coast 
Guard as meeting the personnel certification requirements of NFPA 10 
for annual maintenance and recharging of extinguishers.
    (2) Monthly inspections required by NFPA 10 may be conducted by the 
owner, operator, person-in-charge, or a designated member of the crew.
    (3) Non-rechargeable or non-refillable extinguishers must be 
inspected and maintained in accordance with NFPA 10; however, the 
annual maintenance need not be conducted by a certified person and can 
be conducted by the owner, operator, person-in-charge, or a designated 
member of the crew.
    (4) The owner or managing operator must provide satisfactory 
evidence of the required servicing to the marine inspector. If any of 
the equipment or records has not been properly maintained, a qualified 
servicing facility must perform the required inspections, maintenance 
procedures, and hydrostatic pressure tests. A tag issued by a qualified 
servicing organization, and attached to each extinguisher, may be 
accepted as evidence that the necessary maintenance procedures have 
been conducted.
    (b) The owner, master, or person-in-charge of a tank vessel must 
ensure that the following tests and inspections of fixed fire 
extinguishing equipment are made:

     Table 31.10-18(b)--Testing of Fixed Fire Extinguishing Systems
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                Type system                             Test
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Foam......................................  Systems utilizing a soda
                                             solution must have the
                                             solution replaced. In all
                                             cases, ascertain that the
                                             powder is not caked
Carbon dioxide............................  Weigh cylinders. Recharge if
                                             weight loss exceeds 10
                                             percent of weight of
                                             charge.\1\
------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\ Cylinders must be tested and marked, and all flexible connections on
  fixed carbon dioxide and Halon extinguishers must be tested or
  renewed, as required by Sec.  Sec.   147.60 and 147.65 of this
  chapter.

    (c) Deck foam systems must be tested at the inspection for 
certification and the periodic inspection by discharging foam for 
approximately 15 seconds from any nozzle designated by the marine 
inspector. It is not required to deliver foam from all foam outlets, 
but all lines and nozzles must be tested with water to prove they are 
clear of obstruction. Before the inspection for certification and 
periodic inspection of deck foam systems utilizing a mechanical foam 
system, a representative sample of the foam concentrate must be 
submitted to the manufacturer who will issue a certificate indicating 
gravity, pH, percentage of water dilution, and solid content.
    (d) At each inspection for certification, periodic inspection, and 
at such other times as considered necessary, the inspector must 
determine that all fire extinguishing equipment is in suitable 
condition and that the tests and inspections required by paragraphs (b) 
through (g) of this section have been conducted. In addition, the 
marine inspector may require additional tests to determine the 
condition of the equipment.
    (e) On all fire extinguishing systems, the piping, controls, 
valves, and alarms must be checked by the marine inspector to determine 
that the system is in good operating condition.
    (f) The fire main system must be operated and the pressure checked 
at the most remote and highest outlets by the marine inspector. All 
firehoses must be exposed to a test pressure equivalent to the maximum 
pressure to which they may be subjected, but not less than 100 psi. The 
marine inspector must check that the hose couplings are securely 
fastened in accordance with the regulations of this subchapter.
    (g) Steam smothering lines must be tested with at least 50 psi of 
air pressure or by blowing steam through the lines at the working 
pressure. A survey must be conducted for detecting corrosion and 
defects.

PART 32--SPECIAL EQUIPMENT, MACHINERY, AND HULL REQUIREMENTS

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41. The authority citation for part 32 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  46 U.S.C. 2103, 3306, 3703, 3719; E.O. 12234, 45 FR 
58801, 3 CFR, 1980 Comp., p. 277; Department of Homeland Security 
Delegation No. 0170.1; Subpart 32.59 also issued under the authority 
of Sec. 4109, Pub. L. 101-380, 104 Stat. 515.

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42. Add paragraph (d) to Sec.  32.01-1 to read as follows:


Sec.  32.01-1  Incorporation by reference.

* * * * *
    (d) International Maritime Organization (IMO) Publishing, 4 Albert 
Embankment, London SE1 7SR, United Kingdom, +44 (0)20 7735 7611, http://www.imo.org.
    (1) International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), 
as amended, Consolidated Edition, 2009, including Erratum, IBR approved 
for Sec.  32.56-1(b).
    (2) [Reserved]
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43. Revise Sec.  32.56-1(b) to read as follows:


Sec.  32.56-1  Application.

* * * * *
    (b) Vessels meeting the structural fire protection requirements of 
SOLAS, Chapter II-2, Regulations 5, 6, 8, 9, and 11 (incorporated by 
reference, see Sec.  32.01-1), may be considered equivalent to the 
provisions of this subpart.

PART 34--FIRE FIGHTING EQUIPMENT

0
44. The authority citation for part 34 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  46 U.S.C. 3306, 3703; E.O. 12234, 45 FR 58801, 3 
CFR, 1980 Comp., p. 277; Department of Homeland Security Delegation 
No. 0170.1.


0
45. Revise the heading to part 34 to read as set forth above.
0
46. Amend Sec.  34.01-5 as follows:
0
a. In paragraph (a), remove the word ``shall'' and add, in its place, 
the word ``must''; and

[[Page 48249]]

0
b. Add paragraph (b) to read as follows:


Sec.  34.01-5  Equipment installed but not required--TB/ALL.

* * * * *
    (b) Use of non-approved fire detection systems may be acceptable as 
excess equipment provided that:
    (1) Components are listed and labeled by an independent, nationally 
recognized testing laboratory (NRTL) as set forth in 29 CFR 1910.7, and 
are designed, installed, tested, and maintained in accordance with an 
appropriate industry standard and the manufacturer's specific guidance;
    (2) Installation conforms to the requirements of 46 CFR chapter I, 
subchapter J (Electrical Engineering), especially the hazardous 
location electrical installation regulations in 46 CFR 111.105; and
    (3) Coast Guard plan review is completed for wiring plans.
0
46. Revise Sec.  34.01-15(c)(1) to read as follows:


Sec.  34.01-15  Incorporation by reference.

* * * * *
    (c) * * *
    (1) NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, 
2010 Edition, effective August 26, 2009, IBR approved for Sec.  34.30-
1.
* * * * *

0
47. Revise Sec.  34.30-1 to read as follows:


Sec.  34.30-1  Application--TB/ALL.

    Automatic sprinkler systems must comply with Chapter 25 of NFPA 13 
(incorporated by reference, see Sec.  34.01-15).

0
48. Revise Sec.  34.50-1 to read as follows:


Sec.  34.50-1  Application--TB/ALL.

    (a) The provisions of this subpart, with the exception of 
Sec. Sec.  34.50-80 and 34.50-90, must apply to all vessels contracted 
for on or after August 22, 2016.
    (b) Vessels contracted for prior to August 22, 2016 but on or after 
January 1, 1962, must meet the requirements of Sec.  34.50-80.
    (c) All vessels contracted for prior to January 1, 1962, must meet 
the requirements of Sec.  34.50-90.


Sec.  34.50-5  [Removed]

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49. Remove Sec.  34.50-5.

0
50. Revise Sec.  34.50-10 to read as follows:


Sec.  34.50-10  Location, number, and installation of fire 
extinguishers--TB/ALL.

    (a) Approved portable and semi-portable extinguishers must be 
installed in accordance with table 34.50-10(a) of this section. The 
location of the equipment must be, in the opinion of the Officer in 
Charge, Marine Inspection, convenient in case of emergency. Where 
special circumstances exist, not covered by table 34.50-10(a) of this 
section, the Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection, may require 
additional equipment as deemed necessary for the proper protection of 
the vessel.
    (b) For additional portable extinguishers as a substitute for sand, 
see Sec.  34.55-10.
    (c) Semi-portable extinguishers must be located in the open so as 
to be readily seen.
    (d) If portable extinguishers are not located in the open or behind 
glass so that they may be readily seen they may be placed in enclosures 
together with the firehose, provided such enclosures are marked as 
required by Sec.  35.40-25 of this subchapter.
    (e) Portable extinguishers and their stations must be numbered in 
accordance with Sec.  35.40-25 of this subchapter.
    (f) Portable or semi-portable extinguishers which are required by 
their nameplates to be protected from freezing must not be located 
where freezing temperatures may be expected.
    (g) Semi-portable extinguishers must be fitted with a suitable hose 
and nozzle, or other practicable means, so that all portions of the 
space concerned can be protected.
    (h) Table 34.50-10(a) of this section indicates the minimum 
required number and type for each space listed. Extinguishers with 
larger numerical ratings or multiple letter designations may be used if 
the extinguishers meet the requirements of the table.

                           Table 34.50-10(a)--Portable and Semi-Portable Extinguishers
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                    Tank ships                                                           Tank barges
---------------------------------------------------                        -------------------------------------
                                  Minimum required           Area            Minimum required     Quantity and
     Quantity and location             rating                                     rating            location
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                  Safety Areas
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1 required.....................  20-B:C...........  Wheelhouse and          .................  None required.
                                                     chartroom area.
1 required in the vicinity of    20-B:C \1\.......  Radio room............  .................  None required.
 the exit.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                               Accommodation Areas
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1 required in each main          2-A..............  Staterooms, toilet      2-A..............  1 required in the
 passageway on each deck,                            spaces, public                             vicinity of the
 conveniently located, and so                        spaces, offices,                           exit.
 that no room is more than 75                        etc., and associated
 ft from an extinguisher.                            lockers, storerooms,
                                                     and pantries.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                  Service Areas
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1 required for each 2,500 sq ft  40-B:C...........  Galleys...............  40-B:C...........  1 required,
 or fraction thereof.                                                                           suitable for the
                                                                                                hazard involved.
1 required for each 2,500 sq ft  40-A:B...........  Stores areas,           .................  None required.
 or fraction thereof.                                including paint and
                                                     lamp rooms.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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                                               Machinery Area \2\
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2 required \3\.................  40-B.............  Spaces containing oil   40-B.............  1 required.\12\
                                                     fired boilers, either
                                                     main or auxiliary, or
                                                     any fuel oil units
                                                     subject to the
                                                     discharge pressure of
                                                     the fuel oil service
                                                     pump.
                                 and
1 required.....................  160-B \4\
1 required for each 1,000 brake  40-B.............  Spaces containing       .................  None required.
 horsepower; not less than 2,                        internal combustion
 not more than 6 \5\.                                or gas turbine
                                                     propulsion machinery.
                                 and
1 required \6\ \7\.............  120-B............
1 required in the vicinity of    40-B.............  Auxiliary spaces        40-B.............  1 required in the
 the exit \7\.                                       containing internal                        vicinity of the
                                                     combustion or gas                          exit.\7\ \9\
                                                     turbine units.                             \12\
1 required in the vicinity of    40-B:C...........  Auxiliary spaces        .................  None required.
 the exit \8\.                                       containing emergency
                                                     generators.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                   Cargo Areas
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1 required in the lower          40-B.............  Pumprooms.............  40-B.............  1 required in the
 pumproom.                                                                                      vicinity of the
                                                                                                exit.\9\ \12\
None required..................  .................  Cargo tank area.......  40-B.............  2 required.\10\
                                                                                                \12\ \13\
                                                                            160-B............  1 required.\9\
                                                                                                \11\
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                   Spare Units
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
10 percent of required units     2-A..............  ......................  2-A..............  10 percent of
 rounded up.                                                                                    required units
                                                                                                rounded up.
10 percent of required units     40-B:C...........  ......................  40-B:C...........  10 percent of
 rounded up.                                                                                    required units
                                                                                                rounded up.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\ Vessels not on an international voyage may substitute two 5-B:C rated extinguishers.
\2\ A 40-B:C must be immediately available to the service generator and main switchboard areas, and further, a
  40-B:C must be conveniently located not more than 50 feet (15.25 meters) walking distance from any point in
  all main machinery operating spaces. These extinguishers need not be in addition to other required
  extinguishers.
\3\ Vessels of fewer than 1,000 GT require 1.
\4\ Vessels of fewer than 1,000 GT may substitute 1 120-B:C.
\5\ Only 1 required for vessels under 65 ft in length.
\6\ If an oil-burning donkey boiler is fitted in the space, the 160-B:C previously required for the protection
  of the boiler may be substituted. Not required where a fixed carbon dioxide system is installed.
\7\ Not required on vessels of fewer than 300 GT if the fuel has a flashpoint higher than 110[emsp14][deg]F.
\8\ Not required on vessels of fewer than 300 GT.
\9\ Not required if fixed system installed.
\10\ If no cargo pump on barge, only one 40-B:C required.
\11\ Manned barges of 100 GT and over only.
\12\ Not required on unmanned barges except during the transfer of cargo, or operation of barge machinery or
  boilers when the barge is not underway.
\13\ An extinguisher brought on to unmanned barges during the transfer of cargo, or operation of barge machinery
  or boilers does not have to be Coast Guard approved, provided it is approved by a nationally recognized
  testing laboratory (NRTL) in accordance with 29 CFR 1910.7.

Sec.  34.50-15  [Removed]

0
51. Remove Sec.  34.50-15.
0
52. Add Sec.  34.50-80 to read as follows:


Sec.  34.50-80  Location and number of fire extinguishers required for 
vessels constructed prior to August 22, 2016-TB/ALL.

    Vessels contracted for prior to August 22, 2016, must meet the 
following requirements:
    (a) Previously installed extinguishers with extinguishing 
capacities smaller than as required in table 34.50-10(a) need not be 
replaced and may be continued in service so long as they are maintained 
in good condition to the satisfaction of the Officer in Charge, Marine 
Inspection.
    (b) All new equipment and installations must meet the applicable 
requirements in this subpart for new vessels.

PART 50--GENERAL PROVISIONS

0
53. The authority citation for part 50 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  43 U.S.C. 1333; 46 U.S.C. 3306, 3703; E.O. 12234, 45 
FR 58801, 3 CFR, 1980 Comp., p. 277; Department of Homeland Security 
Delegation No. 0170.1; Section 50.01-20 also issued under the 
authority of 44 U.S.C. 3507.


0
54. Amend Sec.  50.01-15 by adding paragraph (c) to read as follows:


Sec.  50.01-15  Scope of regulations.

* * * * *
    (c) The regulations in this subchapter (parts 50, 52, 53, 54, 56, 
57, 58, 59, and 61 through 64) have preemptive effect over state or 
local regulations in the same field.

PART 56--PIPING SYSTEMS AND APPURTENANCES

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55. The authority citation for part 56 continues to read as follows:


[[Page 48251]]


    Authority:  33 U.S.C. 1321(j), 1509; 43 U.S.C. 1333; 46 U.S.C. 
3306, 3703; E.O. 12234, 45 FR 58801, 3 CFR, 1980 Comp., p. 277; E.O. 
12777, 56 FR 54757, 3 CFR, 1991 Comp., p. 351; Department of 
Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1.


0
56. In Sec.  56.01-2--
0
a. Revise paragraph (h)(1); and
0
b. Add paragraph (h)(2).
    The addition and revision read as follows.


Sec.  56.01-2  Incorporation by reference.

* * * * *
    (h) * * *
    (1) Resolution A.753(18), Guidelines for the Application of Plastic 
Pipes on Ships, adopted on 4 November 1993 (``IMO Resolution 
A.753(18)''), IBR approved for 56.60-25(a).
    (2) Resolution MSC.313(88), Amendments to the Guidelines for the 
Application of Plastic Pipes on Ships, adopted 26 November 2010 (``IMO 
Resolution MSC.313(88)''), IBR approved for Sec.  56.60-25(a).
* * * * *

0
57. In Sec.  56.60-25--
0
a. Revise paragraph (a);
0
b. Revise paragraph (b)(5); and
0
c. In paragraphs (c) and (d), remove the word ``shall'' and add, in its 
place, the word ``must''.
    The revisions read as follows.


Sec.  56.60-25  Nonmetallic materials.

    (a) Plastic pipe installations must be in accordance with IMO 
Resolution A.753(18) and IMO Resolution MSC.313(88) (both incorporated 
by reference, see Sec.  56.01-2) and the following supplemental 
requirements.
    (1) Plastic pipe and associated fittings must be approved to 
approval series 164.141 as follows:
    (i) All piping, except pipe used on open decks, in cofferdams, void 
spaces, or ducts, must meet the flame spread requirements of Appendix 3 
of IMO Resolution A.753(18).
    (ii) Where fire endurance is required in Appendix 4 of IMO 
Resolution A.753(18) the pipe must, at a minimum, be approved as 
meeting the fire endurance level required in Appendix 4. Ratings of 
``0'' in Appendix 4 indicate that no fire endurance test is required. 
Ratings of ``N/A'' or ``X'' indicate that plastic pipe is not 
permitted.
    (iii) Piping in accommodation, service and control spaces must be 
approved for use in those spaces.
    (2) Plastic pipe that has not been approved for use in 
accommodation, service and control spaces is permitted in a concealed 
space in an accommodation, service or control space, such as behind 
ceilings or linings or between double bulkheads if:
    (i) The piping is enclosed in a trunk or duct constructed of ``A'' 
class divisions; or
    (ii) An approved smoke detection system is fitted in the concealed 
space and each penetration of a bulkhead or deck and each installation 
of a draft stop is made in accordance with IMO Resolution A.753(18) and 
IMO Resolution MSC.313(88) to maintain the integrity of fire divisions.
    (3) Requests for the use of plastic pipe for non-vital systems, as 
defined in 46 CFR 56.07-5, containing non-flammable or non-combustible 
liquids in locations that do not require fire endurance testing, as 
indicated in Appendix 4 of IMO Resolution A.753(18), must be submitted 
to the Marine Safety Center for review. The proposed piping must meet 
the following requirements:
    (i) The length of pipe must be 30 inches or less;
    (ii) The pipe must be contained within the space and does not 
penetrate any bulkhead, overhead or deck; and
    (iii) Material specifications must be provided with the 
installation proposal.
    (4) Pipe that is to be used for potable water must bear the 
appropriate certification mark of a nationally-recognized, ANSI-
accredited third-party certification laboratory. Plastic pipe fitting 
and bonding techniques must follow the manufacturer's installation 
guidelines. Bonders must hold certifications required by the 
manufacturer's guidelines and provide documentation of current 
certification to the Marine Inspector when requested.
    (5) Systems identified by Sec.  56.97-40(a)(1) through (c) that 
contain plastic piping must be tested to 1.5 MAWP as required by Sec.  
56.97-40(a).
    (6) Plastic pipe used outboard of the required metallic shell valve 
in any piping system penetrating the vessel's shell (see Sec.  56.50-
95(f)) must have the same fire endurance as the metallic shell valve. 
Where the shell valve and the plastic pipe are in the same unmanned 
space, the valve must be operable from above the freeboard deck.
    (7) Pipe that is to be used for potable water must bear the 
appropriate certification mark of a nationally-recognized, ANSI-
accredited, third-party certification laboratory.
    (8) Plastic pipe must also comply with appropriate requirements for 
specific uses and arrangements of pipe given elsewhere in this part.
    (b) * * *
    (5) Nonmetallic flexible hose must have factory-assembled end 
fittings requiring no further adjustment or field attachable fittings. 
Hose end fittings must comply with SAE J1475 (incorporated by 
reference, see Sec.  56.01-2). Field attachable fittings must be 
installed following the manufacturer's recommended practice. If special 
equipment is required, such as crimping machines, it must be of the 
type and design specified by the manufacturer. A hydrostatic test of 
each hose assembly must be conducted in accordance with Sec.  56.97-5.
* * * * *

PART 70--GENERAL PROVISIONS

0
58. The authority citation for part 70 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  46 U.S.C. 2103, 3306, 3703; E.O. 12234, 45 FR 58801, 
3 CFR, 1980 Comp., p. 277, sec. 1-105; Department of Homeland 
Security Delegation No. 0170.1(II)(92)(a), (92)(b).


0
59. Amend Sec.  70.01-1 by adding, at the end of the section, a 
sentence to read as follows:


Sec.  70.01-1  Purpose of regulations.

    * * * The regulations in this subchapter (parts 70, 71, 72, 76, 77, 
78, and 80) have preemptive effect over State or local regulations in 
the same field.

PART 71--INSPECTION AND CERTIFICATION

0
60. The authority citation for part 71 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  33 U.S.C. 1321(j); 46 U.S.C. 2113, 3205, 3306, 3307; 
E.O. 12234, 45 FR 58801, 3 CFR, 1980 Comp., p. 277; E.O. 12777, 56 
FR 54757, 3 CFR, 1991 Comp., p. 351; Department of Homeland Security 
Delegation No. 0170.1.


0
61. Add Sec.  71.25-3 to read as follows:


Sec.  71.25-3  Incorporation by reference.

    (a) Certain material is incorporated by reference into this subpart 
with the approval of the Director of the Federal Register in accordance 
with 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. All approved material is 
available for inspection at the U.S. Coast Guard, Office of Design and 
Engineering Standards (CG-ENG), 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE., 
Stop 7509, Washington, DC 20593-7509, and is available from the sources 
listed below. It is also available for inspection at the National 
Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the 
availability of this material at NARA, call 202-741-6030 or go to 
http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/code_of_federal_regulations/ibr_locations.html.
    (b) National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), 1 Batterymarch 
Park, Quincy, MA 02169, 617-770-3000, http://www.nfpa.org.
    (1) NFPA 10, Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers, 2010 
Edition,

[[Page 48252]]

effective December 5, 2009, IBR approved for Sec.  71.25-20(a).
    (2) [Reserved]


Sec.  71.25-20  [Amended]

0
62. Amend Sec.  71.25-20 as follows:
0
a. Remove the word ``shall'' wherever it appears and add, in its place, 
the word ``must'';
0
b. Revise section heading and paragraphs (a) introductory text and 
(a)(1).
0
c. In paragraph (a)(3), remove the word ``detecting'' wherever it 
appears and add, in its place, the word ``detection''; and
0
e. In paragraph (a)(4), remove the words ``fire hose'' and add, in 
their place, the word ``firehose''.
    The revisions read as follows:


Sec.  71.25-20  Fire detection and extinguishing equipment.

    (a) At each annual inspection, the inspector must ensure that the 
following tests and inspections of fire detection and extinguishing 
equipment have been conducted:
    (1) All portable fire extinguishers and semi-portable fire 
extinguishing systems must be maintained in accordance with NFPA 10, 
chapter 7 (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  71.25-3). Chapter 7 
requires persons performing annual and periodic maintenance, and 
recharging to be certified. The Coast Guard requires that the servicing 
persons be properly licensed to perform fire extinguisher maintenance 
as required by local authorities having jurisdiction. Monthly 
inspections required by NFPA 10 may be conducted by the owner, 
operator, person-in-charge, or a designated member of the crew.
* * * * *

PART 72--CONSTRUCTION AND ARRANGEMENT

0
63. The authority citation for part 72 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  46 U.S.C. 3306; E.O. 12234, 45 FR 58801, 3 CFR, 1980 
Comp., p. 277; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 
0170.1.


0
64. Add Sec.  72.01-2 to read as follows:


Sec.  72.01-2  Incorporation by reference.

    (a) Certain material is incorporated by reference into this part 
with the approval of the Director of the Federal Register under 5 
U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. All approved material is available for 
inspection at the U.S. Coast Guard, Office of Design and Engineering 
Standards (CG-ENG-4), 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE., Stop 
7509, Washington, DC 20593-7509, and is available from the sources 
listed below. It is also available for inspection at the National 
Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the 
availability of this material at NARA, call 202-741-6030 or go to 
http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/code_of_federal_regulations/ibr_locations.html.
    (b) International Maritime Organization (IMO) Publishing, 4 Albert 
Embankment, London SE1 7SR, United Kingdom, +44 (0)20 7735 7611, http://www.imo.org.
    (1) International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), 
as amended, Consolidated Edition, 2009, including Erratum, IBR approved 
for Sec.  72.05-1(c).
    (2) [Reserved]

0
65. Revise Sec.  72.05-1 to read as follows:


Sec.  72.05-1  Application.

    (a) The provisions of this subpart apply to the following vessels:
    (1) All vessels of 100 gross tons or more.
    (2) All vessels with overnight accommodations for more than 150 
passengers.
    (3) All vessels on an international voyage.
    (b) The provisions of this subpart, with the exception of Sec.  
72.05-90, apply to all vessels noted in paragraph (a) of this section 
contracted for on or after May 26, 1965. Such vessels contracted for 
prior to May 26, 1965, must meet the requirements of Sec.  72.05-90.
    (c) Vessels meeting the structural fire protection requirements of 
SOLAS, Chapter II-2, Regulations 5, 6, 8, 9, and 11 (incorporated by 
reference, see Sec.  72.01-2), when combined with the stair 
requirements in Sec.  72.05-20 may be considered equivalent to the 
provisions of this subpart.
    (d) Vessels regulated under subchapter K of this chapter which 
carry more than 600 passengers or with overnight accommodations for 
more than 49 passengers must also meet the requirements for stairways, 
ladders and elevators in Sec.  72.05-20 (see 46 CFR 116.438(a)).

PART 76--FIRE PROTECTION EQUIPMENT

0
66. The authority citation for part 76 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  46 U.S.C. 3306; E.O. 12234, 45 FR 58801, 3 CFR, 1980 
Comp., p. 277; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 
0170.1.


0
67. In Sec.  76.01-2--
0
a. Redesignate paragraph (c) and (d) as (d) and (e);
0
b. Add new paragraph (c);
0
c. Revise redesignated paragraph (d)(1); and
0
d. Add new paragraph (d)(2);
    The additions and revision read as follows.


Sec.  76.01-2  Incorporation by reference.

* * * * *
    (c) International Maritime Organization (IMO) Publishing, 4 Albert 
Embankment, London SE1 7SR, United Kingdom, +44 (0)20 7735 7611, http://www.imo.org.
    (1) International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), 
as amended, Consolidated Edition, 2009, including Erratum, IBR approved 
for Sec. Sec.  76.27-1(b) and 76.27-70 introductory text, (a) through 
(d) and (j).
    (2) FSS Code, International Code for Fire Safety Systems, Second 
Edition, 2007 Edition (Resolution MSC.98(73)), IBR approved for 
Sec. Sec.  76.27-1(b) and 76.27-70 introductory text, and (e) through 
(j).
    (3) Resolution A.1021(26), Code on Alerts and Indicators, 2009, 
adopted on 2 December 2009 (``IMO Resolution A.1021(26)''), IBR 
approved for Sec.  76.27-70(j).
    (d) * * *
    (1) NFPA 13-1996, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler 
Systems, IBR approved for Sec.  76.25-90.
    (2) NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, 
2010 Edition, effective August 26, 2009, IBR approved for Sec.  76.25-
1.
* * * * *

0
68. Revise Sec.  76.01-5 to read as follows:


Sec.  76.01-5  Equipment installed but not required.

    (a) Where extinguishing systems or equipment are not required, but 
are installed, the system or equipment and its installation must meet 
the requirements of this part.
    (b) Use of non-approved fire detection systems may be acceptable as 
excess equipment provided that:
    (1) Components are listed by a nationally recognized testing 
laboratory (NRTL) as that term is defined in 46 CFR 161.002-2, and are 
designed, installed, tested, and maintained in accordance with an 
appropriate industry standard and the manufacturer's specific guidance;
    (2) Installation conforms to the requirements of 46 CFR chapter I, 
subchapter J (Electrical Engineering), especially the hazardous 
location electrical installation regulations in 46 CFR 111.105; and
    (3) Coast Guard plan review is completed for wiring plans.

[[Page 48253]]


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69. Revise Sec.  76.05-1 to read as follows:


Sec.  76.05-1  Fire detection and alarm systems.

    (a) Approved fire detection and alarm systems must be installed on 
the following vessels as set forth in subpart 76.27 of this part:
    (1) Any vessel on an international voyage;
    (2) Any vessel of more than 150 feet (45.72 meters) in length 
having sleeping accommodations for passengers; and
    (3) Any vessel of 150 feet (45.72 meters) or less in length, not on 
an international voyage, having sleeping accommodations for 50 or more 
passengers. Vessels in this category are not required to have a fire 
detection system in the cargo spaces.
    (b) The arrangements and details of the fire detection systems must 
be as set forth in subparts 76.25 through 76.33 of this part.

0
70. Revise Sec.  76.05-5 to read as follows:


Sec.  76.05-5  Manual alarm system.

    (a) An approved manual alarm system must be installed in all 
vessels as set forth in subpart 76.27 of this part.
    (b) [Reserved]


Sec.  76.05-10  [Amended]

0
71. In Sec.  76.05-10(a), remove the word ``shall'' and add, in its 
place, the word ``must''.
0
72. Revise Sec.  76.05-20 to read as follows:


Sec.  76.05-20  Fixed fire extinguishing systems.

    Approved fire extinguishing systems must be installed, as required 
by Table 76.05-20 on all self-propelled vessels and on all barges with 
sleeping accommodations for more than six persons. Previously approved 
installations may be retained as long as they are maintained in good 
condition to the satisfaction of the Officer in Charge, Marine 
Inspection.

          Table 76.05-20--Required Fixed Extinguishing Systems
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                  Fixed extinguishing
                    Space                               systems
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                              Safety Areas
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Wheelhouse or fire-control room..............  None required.\1\
Stairway and elevator enclosures.............  None required.\1\
Communication corridors......................  None required.\1\
Lifeboat embarkation and lowering stations...  None required.
Radio room...................................  None required.\1\
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                             Accommodations
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Staterooms, toilet spaces, isolated pantries,  None required.\1\
 etc.
Offices, lockers, and isolated storerooms....  None required.\1\
Public spaces................................  None required.\1\
Open decks or enclosed promenades............  None required.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                             Service Spaces
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Galleys......................................  None required.\1\
Main pantries................................  None required.\1\
Motion picture booths and film lockers.......  None required.\1\ \2\
Paint and lamp rooms.........................  Carbon dioxide.\3\
Inaccessible baggage, mail, and specie rooms   Carbon dioxide.\3\
 and storerooms.
Accessible baggage, mail, and specie rooms     None required.\1\
 and storerooms.
Refrigerated storerooms......................  None required.
Carpenter, valet, photographic, and printing   None required.\1\
 shops, sales rooms, etc.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                            Machinery spaces
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Coal fired boilers: Bunker and boiler space..  None required.\1\
Oil fired boilers: Spaces containing oil       Carbon dioxide or
 fired boilers either main or auxiliary,        foam.\4\
 their fuel oil service pumps, and/or such
 other fuel oil units as the heaters,
 strainers, valves, manifolds, etc., that are
 subject to the discharge pressure of the
 fuel oil service pumps, together with
 adjacent spaces to which oil can drain.
Internal combustion or gas turbine propelling  Carbon dioxide.\5\
 machinery spaces.
Electric propulsive motors or generators of    None required.
 open type.
Enclosed ventilating systems for motors and    Carbon dioxide (in
 generators of electric propelling machinery.   ventilating system).\6\
Auxiliary spaces, internal combustion or gas   Carbon dioxide.\7\
 turbine.
Auxiliary spaces, electric motors or           None required.
 generators.
Auxiliary spaces, steam......................  None required.
Trunks to machinery spaces...................  None required.
Fuel tanks...................................  None required.\8\
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                              Cargo Spaces
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Inaccessible during voyage (combustible        Carbon dioxide.\3\
 cargo), including trunks (excluding tanks).
Accessible during voyage (combustible cargo).  Automatic or manual
                                                sprinkler system.
Vehicular deck (except where no overhead deck  Manual sprinkler.
 is 30 feet (9.14 meters) in length or less).
Cargo oil tanks..............................  Carbon dioxide or
                                                foam.\3\

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Specially suitable for vehicles..............  Carbon dioxide, automatic
                                                or manual sprinkler
                                                system.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\ Vessels of 100 GT or more contracted for on or before May 27, 1936,
  and having combustible joiner work must be fitted with an automatic
  sprinkler system, except in relatively incombustible spaces.
\2\ Sprinkler heads may be attached to a potable water system provided
  electrical or pneumatic detecting is installed.
\3\ On vessels contracted for prior to January 1, 1962, a steam
  smothering system may be accepted. However, although existing steam
  smothering systems may be repaired, replaced, or extended, no new
  system contracted for on or after January 1, 1962, will be permitted.
\4\ Protection of auxiliary boilers, fuel oil units, valves, and
  manifolds not required on vessels contracted for prior to November 19,
  1952.
\5\ Not required on vessels of less than 300 GT (except on an
  international voyage) using fuel with a flashpoint higher than
  110[emsp14][deg]F, where the space is normally manned.
\6\ Not required on vessels contracted for prior to November 19, 1952.
\7\ Not required on vessels of less than 300 GT or on vessels contracted
  for prior to November 19, 1952, except where fuel, including starting
  fuel, has a flashpoint of 110[emsp14][deg]F or less.
\8\ Where fuel having a flashpoint of 110[emsp14][deg]F or lower is used
  the space containing the fuel tanks must be protected by a carbon
  dioxide system.

Sec.  76.10-5  [Amended]

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73. Amend Sec.  76.10-5 as follows:
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a. In paragraph (a), remove the word ``shall'' and add, in its place, 
the word ``must''; and
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b. In Table 76.10-5(a), footnote 1, remove the words ``75 feet of 1\1/
2\-inch hose and \5/8\-inch nozzles may be used where specified'' and 
add, in their place, the words ``Except as allowed''.

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74. Revise Sec.  76.10-10 to read as follows:


Sec.  76.10-10  Fire station hydrants, hose and nozzles

    (a) The size of fire hydrants, hoses, and nozzles, and the length 
of hose required, must be as specified in Table 76.10-5(a) of this 
subpart.
    (b) On vessels of more than 1,500 gross tons, the 2\1/2\-inch hose 
and hydrants specified in Table 76.10-5(a) may be replaced with 1\1/2\-
inch hose and hydrants as follows:
    (1) The hydrants in interior locations may have wye connections for 
1\1/2\-inch hose. In these cases, the hose must be 75 feet (22.86 
meters) in length, and only one hose will be required at each fire 
station; however, if every interior space can be reached by a 50-foot 
hose then 50-foot hoses may be installed at each interior fire hydrant; 
and
    (2) The hydrants for external locations may consist of two 1\1/2\-
inch outlets, each with a 1\1/2\-inch hose, supplied through a wye 
connection as a substitute.
    (c) On vessels of 500 gross tons or more, there must be at least 
one shore connection to the fire main available to each side of the 
vessel in an accessible location. Suitable cut-out valves and check 
valves must be provided. Suitable adaptors also must be provided for 
furnishing the vessel's shore connections with couplings mating those 
on the shoreside fire lines. Vessels of 500 gross tons or more on an 
international voyage must be provided with at least one international 
shore connection complying with ASTM F 1121 (incorporated by reference, 
see Sec.  76.01-2). Facilities must be available that enable an 
international shore connection to be used on either side of the vessel.
    (d) Fire hydrants must be of sufficient number and so located that 
any part of the vessel accessible to the passengers or crew while the 
vessel is being navigated, other than main machinery spaces and cargo 
holds, may be reached with at least two streams of water from separate 
outlets, at least one of which must be from a single length of hose. 
All areas of the main machinery spaces and cargo holds must be capable 
of being reached by at least two streams of water, each of which must 
be from a single length of hose from separate outlets. This requirement 
need not apply to shaft alleys containing no assigned space for the 
stowage of combustibles. Fire hydrants must be numbered as required by 
Sec.  78.47-20 of this subchapter.
    (e) All parts of the fire main located on exposed decks must either 
be protected against freezing or be fitted with cut-out valves and 
drain valves so that the entire exposed parts of such piping may be 
shut off and drained in freezing weather. Except when closed to prevent 
freezing, such valves must be sealed open.
    (f) The outlet at each fire hydrant must be provided with a cock or 
valve fitted in such a position that the firehose may be removed while 
the fire main is under pressure. In addition, the outlet must be 
limited to any position from the horizontal to the vertical pointing 
downward, so that the hose will lead horizontally or downward to 
minimize the possibility of kinking.
    (g) Each fire hydrant must have at least one length of firehose, a 
spanner wrench, and a hose rack or other device for stowing the hose.
    (h) Firehoses must be connected to the outlets at all times. 
However, on open decks where no protection is afforded to the hose in 
heavy weather, or where the hose may be liable to damage from the 
handling of cargo, the hose may be temporarily removed from the hydrant 
and stowed in an accessible nearby location.
    (i) A firehose must not be used for any purpose other than fire 
extinguishing and fire drills.
    (j) Each firehose on each hydrant must have a combination solid 
stream and water spray firehose nozzle that meets the requirements in 
46 CFR 162.027. Firehose nozzles previously approved under subpart 
162.027 of this chapter may be retained so long as they are maintained 
in good condition to the satisfaction of the Officer in Charge, Marine 
Inspection.
    (k) Straight stream firehose nozzles approved under 46 CFR 162.027 
must have low-velocity water spray applicators for--
    (1) Two firehoses within the accommodation and service areas; and
    (2) Each firehose within propulsion machinery spaces containing an 
oil-fired boiler, internal combustion machinery, or an oil fuel unit on 
a vessel on an international voyage or on any vessel of 1,000 gross 
tons or more. The length of each applicator must be not more than 1.8 
meters (6 feet).
    (l) Fixed brackets, hooks, or other means for stowing an applicator 
must be next to each fire hydrant that has an applicator under 
paragraph (k) of this section.
    (m) Fire hydrants, nozzles, and other fittings must have threads to 
accommodate the hose connections noted in paragraph (l) of this 
section.
    (n) Firehose and couplings must be as follows:
    (1) Fire station hydrant connections must be brass, bronze, or 
other equivalent metal. Couplings must either--
    (i) Use National Standard (NS) firehose coupling threads for the 
1\1/2\-in

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(38-mm) and 2\1/2\-in (64-mm) hose sizes, i.e., 9 threads per inch for 
a 1\1/2\-in hose, and 7\1/2\ threads per inch for a 2\1/2\-in hose; or
    (ii) Be a uniform design for each hose diameter throughout the 
vessel.
    (2) Each section of firehose must be a lined commercial firehose 
that conforms to UL 19 (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  76.01-2). 
A hose that bears the label of UL as a lined firehose is accepted as 
conforming to this requirement.

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75. Revise Sec.  76.25-1 to read as follows:


Sec.  76.25-1  Application.

    Automatic sprinkler systems must comply with Chapter 25 of NFPA 13 
(incorporation by reference, see Sec.  76.01-2).


Sec. Sec.  76.25-5 through 76.25-35  [Removed]

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76. Remove and reserve Sec. Sec.  76.25-5 through 76.25-35.
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77. Revise subpart 76.27, consisting of Sec. Sec.  76.27-1 through 
76.27-90, to read as follows:
Subpart 76.27--Fire Detection and Alarm System, Details
Sec.
76.27-1 Application.
76.27-5 General.
76.27-10 Operation.
76.27-15 Detectors.
76.27-20 Alarm indicators.
76.27-25 Power and circuitry.
76.27-30 Zoning.
76.27-35 Installation.
76.27-70 Application of SOLAS and FSS Code.
76.27-80 Installations contracted for on or after November 19, 1952, 
and prior to July 22, 2021.
76.27-90 Installations contracted for prior to November 19, 1952.

Subpart 76.27--Fire Detection and Alarm System, Details


Sec.  76.27-1  Application.

    (a) Where a fire detection and alarm system is installed, the 
provisions of this subpart, with the exception of Sec. Sec.  76.27-80 
and 76.27-90, apply to all installations contracted for on or after 
July 22, 2021. Installations contracted for on or after November 19, 
1952, and prior to July 22, 2021 must meet the requirements of Sec.  
76.27-80. Installations contracted for prior to November 19, 1952, must 
meet the requirements of Sec.  76.27-90.
    (b) The design, manufacture, installation, and operation of fire 
detection and alarm systems must be in accordance with either:
    (1) Sections 76.27-5 through 76.27-35; or
    (2) SOLAS Chapter II-2, Regulation 7 and FSS Code Chapter 9 (both 
incorporated by reference, see Sec.  76.01-2) as detailed in Sec.  
76.27-70.


Sec.  76.27-5  General.

    (a) Detectors, manual alarm stations, control panels, cabinets, 
alarms, and other notifying devices must be of approved types.
    (b) The fire detection and alarm system must be capable of 
immediate operation at all times that the vessel is in service.
    (c) The fire detection and alarm system must control and monitor 
input signals for all connected detectors and manual pull stations or 
call points.
    (d) The fire detection and alarm system must provide fire or fault 
output signals to the pilothouse or fire control station.
    (e) The fire detection and alarm system must notify crew and 
passengers of a fire when appropriate.
    (f) The fire detection and alarm system must be so arranged and 
installed that the presence of a fire in any of the protected spaces 
will be automatically registered visibly and audibly in the pilothouse 
or fire control station. The visible notice must indicate the zone in 
which the alarm originated. On vessels of more than 150 feet (45.72 
meters) in length, there must also be an audible alarm in the engine 
room.


Sec.  76.27-10  Operation.

    (a) Means to manually acknowledge all alarm and fault signals must 
be provided at the control panel. The audible alarm on the control 
panel may be manually silenced. The control panel must clearly 
distinguish between normal, alarm, acknowledged alarm, fault, and 
silence conditions.
    (b) The activation of any detector or manual pull station must 
cause an audible and visual fire detection alarm signal at the control 
panel. If the alarm signal has not been acknowledged within 2 minutes, 
an audible fire alarm must be automatically sounded throughout the crew 
accommodations and service spaces, control stations, and manned 
machinery spaces.
    (c) A fire detection and alarm system must automatically reset to a 
normal operating condition after alarm and fault situations are 
cleared.
    (d) Detectors in certain spaces, such as workshops during hot work 
and ro-ro spaces during on- and off-loading, may be disabled. The 
system must be restored automatically to normal surveillance after a 
predetermined time. Spaces must be manned when any detectors are 
disabled. Detectors in all other spaces must remain operational.
    (e) In fire detection and alarm systems with addressable detectors 
and manual pull stations, every fault (such as an open circuit, short 
circuit, or ground fault) must be monitored and must not prevent the 
continued individual identification of the remaining detectors and 
manual pull stations.
    (f) In fire detection and alarm systems with addressable detectors 
and manual alarm stations, the initiation of the first fire detector 
and resulting alarm must not prevent any other detector from 
responding.
    (g) Fire detection and alarm systems without addressable detectors 
and manual alarm stations must identify the zone that contains the 
activated detector or station upon activation of a detector or manual 
pull station.
    (h) Fire detection and alarm systems may output signals to other 
fire safety systems including, but not limited to, paging systems, fire 
alarm or public address systems, fan stops, fire doors, fire dampers, 
sprinkler systems, smoke extraction systems, low-location lighting 
systems, fixed local application fire extinguishing systems, and 
closed-circuit television systems.
    (i) Fire detection and alarm systems may accept signals from other 
safety systems. For example, a signal initiated from actuation of an 
automatic sprinkler valve may be sent to a fire detection and alarm 
system.
    (j) The fire detection and alarm system may be connected to a 
decision management system provided that--
    (1) The decision management system is compatible with the fire 
detection and alarm system;
    (2) The decision management system can be disconnected without 
affecting the performance of the fire detection and alarm system; and
    (3) Any malfunction of the interfaced and connected decision 
management equipment must not render the fire detection and alarm 
system ineffective.


Sec.  76.27-15  Detectors.

    (a) Detectors must be responsive to heat, smoke, or other products 
of combustion, flame, or any combination of these factors. Detectors 
responsive to other indicators of incipient fires may be used if 
approved.
    (b) Detectors must be capable of being triggered or tested and 
restored to service without the replacement of any component.
    (c) Heat detectors must be rated not lower than 130[emsp14][deg]F 
(54 [deg]C) and not higher than 172[emsp14][deg]F (78 [deg]C). The 
operating temperature of heat detectors located in spaces of high 
normal ambient temperatures may be up to 260[emsp14][deg]F (130 
[deg]C). The operating temperatures of heat detectors in saunas may be 
up to 284[emsp14][deg]F (140 [deg]C).

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    (d) Fire detectors fitted in passenger cabins must also emit, or 
cause to be emitted, an audible alarm within the cabin when activated.
    (e) The required sensitivity and other performance criteria of 
detectors must be as set forth in 46 CFR 161.002.


Sec.  76.27-20  Alarm indicators.

    (a) Audible alarms must generate sound pressure levels as set forth 
in 46 CFR 161.002 and must:
    (1) Be at least 75 dBA as measured at the sleeping position in 
cabins;
    (2) Be at least 10 dBA above ambient noise levels existing during 
normal operation with the ship under way in moderate weather when 
measured at a point 5 feet (1.5 meters) above the finished floor and at 
least 3 feet (1 meter) from the source;
    (3) Not exceed 120 dBA; and
    (4) The sound pressure level must be measured in the third octave 
band about the fundamental frequency.
    (b) Visual alarms must generate light of an intensity and period as 
set forth in 46 CFR 161.002.
    (c) All audible and visual alarms must be audible and visible 
throughout the spaces they are intended to alert.


Sec.  76.27-25  Power and circuitry.

    (a) The power supply and emergency power supply for all fire 
detection and alarm systems must be in accordance with 46 CFR chapter 
I, subchapter J (Electrical Engineering). At the end of the required 
period for which the fire detection and alarm system must remain 
operable under emergency power, the system must remain capable of 
operating all audible and visual fire alarm signals for an additional 
period of 30 minutes.
    (b) All wiring and electrical circuits and equipment must be in 
accordance with 46 CFR chapter I, subchapter J (Electrical 
Engineering).
    (c) All fire detection and alarm systems must monitor power 
supplies and circuits necessary for the operation of the system during 
loss of power and fault conditions.


Sec.  76.27-30  Zoning.

    (a) The fire detection system must be divided into separate zones 
to restrict the area covered by any particular alarm signal.
    (b) The fire detection zone must not include spaces in more than 
one main vertical zone, except on cabin balconies.
    (c) The fire detection zone must not include spaces on more than 
one deck, except--
    (1) Adjacent and communicating spaces on different decks at the 
ends of the vessel having a combined ceiling area of not more than 
3,000 sq ft;
    (2) Isolated rooms or lockers in such spaces as mast houses or 
wheelhouse tops, which are easily communicable with the area of the 
fire detection circuit to which they are connected; and
    (3) Systems with addressable detectors and manual alarm stations 
that can have their status individually determined.
    (d) Any fire detection zone with non-addressable detectors and 
manual pull stations must not contain more than 25 protected rooms or 
spaces.


Sec.  76.27-35  Installation.

    (a) Detectors must be located in all spaces except those having 
little or no fire risk such as void spaces with no stowage of 
combustibles, private bathrooms, public toilets, fire extinguishing 
medium storage rooms, deck spaces, and enclosed promenades that are 
naturally ventilated by permanent openings.
    (b) The detectors must be located on the overhead in the space 
protected at a minimum distance of 18 in (0.5 m) away from bulkheads, 
except in corridors, lockers, and stairways. Positions near beams and 
ventilation ducts, or other positions where patterns of air flow could 
adversely affect performance should be avoided. Where liable to 
physical damage, the detector must be suitably protected.
    (c) Detectors must be located in accordance with spacing 
requirements as tested and approved.
    (d) Detectors in stairways must be located at least at the top 
level of the stairs and at every second level beneath.
    (e) There must be at least one manual alarm station in each zone.
    (f) Manual alarm stations must be located in main passageways, 
stairway enclosures, public spaces, or similar locations where they 
will be readily available and easily seen in case of need.
    (g) A sufficient number of manual alarm stations must be employed 
to enable a person escaping from any space to find a manual alarm 
station on his or her normal escape route.
    (h) Cables that form part of a fire detection and alarm system must 
be arranged to avoid galleys and machinery and other high fire risk 
spaces except where it is necessary to provide for fire detection and 
alarms in such spaces or to connect to an appropriate power supply.
    (i) Clear information about the installation and operation of a 
fire detection and alarm system must be displayed on or adjacent to its 
control panels.
    (j) The audible alarms must be identified as required by Sec.  
78.47-13 of this subchapter.
    (k) The entire main vertical zone containing an atrium must be 
protected throughout with smoke detectors.


Sec.  76.27-70  Application of SOLAS and FSS Code.

    When the design, manufacture, installation, and operation of a fire 
detection and alarm system is to be in accordance with SOLAS Chapter 
II-2, Part C, Regulation 7 and FSS Code Chapter 9 (both incorporated by 
reference, see Sec.  76.01-2) as allowed by Sec.  76.27-1(b)(2), the 
following requirements apply:
    (a) The periodic testing of fire detection and alarm systems 
required in SOLAS Chapter II-2, Regulation 7.3.2 must be conducted as 
part of the annual inspection mandated in subpart 71.25 of this 
subchapter.
    (b) Control stations must be included among the spaces to be 
protected by a fire detection and alarm system under SOLAS Chapter II-
2, Regulation 7.5.3.
    (c) The Commanding Officer of the U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety 
Center will determine whether a cargo space in a passenger vessel is 
inaccessible and whether or not it is reasonable to provide fire 
detection for the space under SOLAS Chapter II-2, Regulation 7.6.
    (d) The Commanding Officer of the U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety 
Center will determine whether or not there is risk of fire originating 
in concealed and inaccessible places that otherwise would require 
access of a fire patrol under SOLAS Chapter II-2, Regulation 7.8.2.
    (e) Any detectors operated by factors other than heat, smoke, or 
other products of combustion, or flame as addressed in FSS Code Chapter 
9.2.3.1.1, may be used if they are approved types.
    (f) Notwithstanding the provisions of FSS Code Chapter 9.2.3.1.2, 
the required sensitivity and other performance criteria of smoke 
detectors must be as set forth in 46 CFR 161.002.
    (g) Notwithstanding the provisions of FSS Code Chapter 9.2.3.1.3, 
the required sensitivity and other performance criteria of heat 
detectors must be as set forth in 46 CFR 161.002.
    (h) As addressed in FSS Code Chapter 9.2.4.1.3, when a fire 
detection and alarm system does not include means for identifying each 
detector individually, no section of detectors and manually operated 
call points may include more than 25 enclosed spaces.
    (i) Notwithstanding the spacing set forth in FSS Code Chapter 9, 
Table 9.1,

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fire detectors must be placed in accordance with spacing requirements 
as tested and approved.
    (j) Footnotes to SOLAS Chapter II-2, Regulation 7.9 and FSS Code 
Chapter 9.2.51 refer to the Code on Alarms and Indicators, 2009, as 
adopted by IMO Resolution A.1021(26) (incorporated by reference, see 
Sec.  76.01-2). The provisions of the Code on Alarms and Indicators are 
recommended but not required under the option in Sec.  76.27-1(b)(2).


Sec.  76.27-80  Installations contracted for on or after November 19, 
1952 and prior to July 22, 2021.

    Installations contracted for on or after November 19, 1952 and 
prior to July 22, 2021, must meet the following requirements:
    (a) Location and spacing of detectors. (1) The detectors must be 
located close to the overhead in the space protected. Where prone to 
physical damage, the detector(s) must be suitably protected.
    (2) Unless specifically approved otherwise, every point on the 
overhead of a protected space must be within 10 feet (3.05 meters) of a 
detector. Where beams or girders extend below the ceiling, or where the 
ceiling is installed at more than one level, the detectors must be so 
located as to be most effective.
    (b) Operation and installation. (1) The system must be so arranged 
and installed that the presence of a fire in any of the protected 
spaces will be automatically registered visibly and audibly in the 
pilothouse or fire control station. The visible notice must indicate 
the zone in which the alarm originated. On vessels of more than 150 
feet (45.72 meters) in length, there must also be an audible alarm in 
the engine room.
    (2) The detectors, the fire detection cabinet, and alarms must be 
of an approved type.
    (3) In general, the detectors must be rated not lower than 135 
[deg]F and not higher than 165 [deg]F. However, in spaces where a high 
ambient temperature may be expected, detectors must be rated not lower 
than 175 [deg]F and not higher than 225 [deg]F.
    (4) The fire detection system must be used for no other purpose, 
except that it may be integrated with the manual alarm system.
    (5) All wiring and electrical circuits and equipment must meet the 
applicable requirements of 46 CFR chapter I, subchapter J (Electrical 
Engineering) of this chapter.
    (6) A framed chart or diagram must be installed in the wheelhouse 
or control station adjacent to the detecting cabinet indicating the 
location of the various detecting zones and giving instructions for the 
operation, maintenance, and testing of the system. This chart, or a 
separate card or booklet to be kept near the chart, must have tabulated 
spaces for the date and signature of the licensed officer of the vessel 
who must witness or conduct the periodic tests.
    (7) The audible alarms must be identified as required by Sec.  
78.47-13 of this subchapter.
    (c) Zoning. (1) The fire detection system must be divided into 
separate zones to restrict the area covered by any particular alarm 
signal.
    (2) All spaces in a fire detection zone must be accessible from one 
to another without leaving the deck involved. All doors in watertight 
subdivision bulkheads and main vertical zone bulkheads must be assumed 
closed for the purpose of this requirement.
    (3) The fire detection zone must not include spaces on more than 
one deck, except:
    (i) Adjacent and communicating spaces on different decks at the 
ends of the vessel having a combined ceiling area of not more than 
3,000 sq ft;
    (ii) Isolated rooms or lockers in such spaces as mast houses, 
wheelhouse top, etc., which are easily communicable with the area of 
the fire detection circuit to which they are connected; and
    (iii) Systems with indicators for individual spaces.
    (4) The fire detection zone must not contain more than 50 protected 
rooms or spaces.
    (d) Repair of existing systems. (1) If the status of the approval 
for the system is other than ``Former--Do not use'', the system may be 
repaired by the following means:
    (i) Repair in kind using the same components as installed and 
listed on the approved drawings;
    (ii) Repair using equivalent components from the authorized 
component list for the type approval for that system;
    (iii) Repair using equivalent components from the authorized 
component list for the type approval for another fire detection system, 
provided that the replacement devices are compatible with the installed 
system; and
    (iv) Repair using devices that are currently type approved, 
provided that the replacement devices are compatible with the installed 
system.
    (2) Any changes to the system that will result in the fire 
detection system not complying with the approved drawings require the 
drawings to be revised and submitted to the Marine Safety Center for 
review.

                      Table 76.27-80--Installations
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                 Space                          Detecting systems
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                              Safety Areas
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Wheelhouse or fire-control room........  None required.\1\
Stairway and elevator enclosures.......  None required.\1\
Communication corridors................  None required.\1\
Lifeboat embarkation and lowering        None required.
 stations.
Radio room.............................  None required.\1\
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                             Accommodations
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Staterooms, toilet spaces, isolated      None required.\1\
 pantries, etc.
Offices, lockers, and isolated           Electric, pneumatic, or
 storerooms.                              automatic sprinkling.\1\
Public spaces..........................  None required with 20-minute
                                          patrol. Electric, pneumatic,
                                          or automatic sprinkling with 1
                                          hour patrol.\1\
Open decks or enclosed promenades......  None required.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                             Service Spaces
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Galleys................................  None required.\1\
Main pantries..........................  None required.\1\

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Motion picture booths and film lockers.  Electric, pneumatic, or
                                          automatic sprinkling.\1\ \2\
Paint and lamp rooms...................  Smoke detecting.\3\
Inaccessible baggage, mail, and specie   Smoke detecting.\3\
 rooms and storerooms.
Accessible baggage, mail, and specie     Electric, pneumatic, or
 rooms and storerooms.                    automatic sprinkling.
Refrigerated storerooms................  None required.
Carpenter, valet, photographic, and      Electric, pneumatic, or
 printing shops, sales rooms, etc.        automatic sprinkling.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                            Machinery Spaces
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Coal fired boilers: Bunker and boiler    None required.
 space.
Oil fired boilers: Spaces containing     None required.
 oil fired boilers either main or
 auxiliary, their fuel oil service
 pumps, and/or such other fuel oil
 units as the heaters, strainers,
 valves, manifolds, etc., that are
 subject to the discharge pressure of
 the fuel oil service pumps, together
 with adjacent spaces to which oil can
 drain.
Internal combustion or gas turbine       None required.
 propelling machinery spaces.
Electric propulsive motors or            None required.
 generators of open type.
Enclosed ventilating systems for motors  None required.
 and generators of electric propelling
 machinery.
Auxiliary spaces, internal combustion    None required.
 or gas turbine.
Auxiliary spaces, electric motors or     None required.
 generators.
Auxiliary spaces, steam................  None required.
Trunks to machinery spaces.............  None required.
Fuel tanks.............................  None required.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                              Cargo Spaces
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Inaccessible during voyage (combustible  Smoke detecting.
 cargo), including trunks (excluding
 tanks).
Accessible during voyage (combustible    Smoke detecting, electric,
 cargo).                                  pneumatic or automatic
                                          sprinkling.
Vehicular deck (except where no          None required.
 overhead deck is 30 feet (9.14 meters)
 in length or less).
Cargo oil tanks........................  None required.
Specially suitable for vehicles........  Smoke detecting, electric,
                                          pneumatic or automatic
                                          sprinkling.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\ Vessels of 100 GT or more contracted for on or before May 27, 1936,
  and having combustible joiner work must be fitted with an automatic
  sprinkler system, except in relatively incombustible spaces.
\2\ Sprinkler heads may be attached to a sanitary system provided
  electrical or pneumatic detecting is installed.
\3\ On vessels contracted for prior to January 1, 1962, a steam
  smothering system may be accepted. However, although existing steam
  smothering systems may be repaired, replaced, or extended, no new
  system contracted for on or after January 1, 1962, will be permitted.

Sec.  76.27-90  Installations contracted for prior to November 19, 
1952.

    (a) Installations contracted for prior to November 19, 1952, must 
meet the following requirements:
    (1) Existing arrangements, materials, and equipment previously 
approved will be considered satisfactory so long as they meet the 
minimum requirements of this paragraph, and they are maintained in good 
condition to the satisfaction of the Officer in Charge, Marine 
Inspection. Minor repairs and alterations may be made to the same 
standards as the original installation.
    (2) The details of the systems must be in general agreement with 
Sec. Sec.  76.27-5 through 76.27-15 insofar as is reasonable and 
practicable.
    (b) [Reserved]

Subpart 76.30--Pneumatic Fire Detection System, Details

0
78. Revise the heading of subpart 76.30 to read as set forth above.
0
79. Revise Sec.  76.30-1 to read as follows:


Sec.  76.30-1  Application.

    (a) Where a pneumatic fire detection system is installed, the 
provisions of this subpart, with the exception of Sec.  76.30-90, must 
apply to all installations contracted for on or after November 19, 
1952, and prior to July 22, 2021. Installations contracted for prior to 
November 19, 1952, must meet the requirements of Sec.  76.30-90.
    (b) [Reserved]


Sec.  76.30-5  [Amended]

0
80. In Sec.  76.30-5, remove the word ``detecting'' wherever it appears 
and add, in its place, the word ``detection''; and remove the word 
``shall'' wherever it appears and add, in its place, the word ``must''.
0
81. Revise Sec.  76.30-10 to read as follows:


Sec.  76.30-10  Location and spacing of tubing.

    (a) The tubing must be located on the overhead or within 12 inches 
of the overhead on the bulkheads. Where liable to physical damage, the 
tubing must be suitably protected.
    (b) In each enclosed space or separate room there must be exposed 
at least 5 percent of the total length of tubing in that circuit, but 
in no case may the amount be less than 25 feet.
    (c) No spot on the overhead of a protected space may be more than 
12 feet from the nearest point of tubing. Where beams or girders extend 
below the ceiling, or where the ceiling is installed at more than one 
level, the tubing must be located so as to be most effective.


Sec.  76.30-15  [Amended]

0
82. Amend Sec.  76.30-15 as follows:
0
a. Remove the word ``shall'' wherever it appears and add, in its place, 
the word ``must'';
0
b. In paragraph (a), after the words ``On vessels'', remove the word 
``over'' and add, in its place, the words ``greater than'';
0
c. In paragraph (c), after the words ``at a temperature rise of 
approximately'', remove the text ``40 degrees F'' and add, in its 
place, the text ``40[emsp14][deg]F''; and

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0
d. In paragraph (d), remove the word ``detecting'' and add, in its 
place, the word ``detection''


Sec.  76.30-90  [Amended]

0
83. Amend Sec.  76.30-90 as follows:
0
a. In paragraph (a) introductory text, remove the word ``shall'' and 
add, in its place, the word ``must'';
0
b. In paragraph (a)(1), remove the word ``shall'' and add, in its 
place, the word ``will''; and
0
c. In paragraph (a)(2), remove the word ``shall'' and add, in its 
place, the word ``must''; and after the words ``in general agreement 
with'', remove the text ``Sec. Sec.  76.30-5 through 76.30-15'' and 
add, in its place, the text ``Sec. Sec.  76.27-5 through 76.27-35''.

Subpart 76.33--Smoke Detection System, Details

0
84. Revise the heading of subpart 76.33 to read as written above.
0
85. Revise Sec.  76.33-1 to read as follows:


Sec.  76.33-1  Application.

    (a) Where a smoke detection system is installed, the provisions of 
this subpart, with the exception of Sec.  76.33-90, apply to all 
installations contracted for on or after November 19, 1952, and prior 
to July 22, 2021. Installations contracted for prior to November 19, 
1952, must meet the requirements of Sec.  76.33-90 of this subpart.
    (b) Vessels must comply with the requirements of Sec.  76.33-20(c) 
of this subpart not later than July 22, 2021.


Sec.  76.33-5  [Amended]

0
86. In Sec.  76.33-5, remove the word ``detecting'' wherever it appears 
and add, in its place, the word ``detection''; and remove the word 
``shall'' wherever it appears and add, in its place, the word ``must''.


Sec.  76.33-10  [Amended]

0
87. Amend Sec.  76.33-10 as follows:
0
a. In paragraphs (a) and (c), remove the word ``shall'' wherever it 
appears and add, in its place, the word ``must''.
0
b. In paragraph (b), remove the word ``shall'' and add, in its place, 
the word ``may''.


Sec.  76.33-15  [Amended]

0
88. Amend Sec.  76.33-15 as follows:
0
a. Remove the word ``detecting'' wherever it appears and add, in its 
place, the word ``detection'';
0
b. Remove the word ``shall'' wherever it appears and add, in its place, 
the word ``must''; and
0
c. In paragraph (e), remove the word ``tapes'' and add, in its place, 
the word ``traps'',

0
89. Amend Sec.  76.33-20 as follows:
0
a. Remove the word ``shall'' wherever it appears and add, in its place, 
the word ``must'';
0
b. In paragraph (a), after the words ``On vessels'', remove the word 
``over'' and add, in its place, the words ``greater than'', and remove 
the word ``detecting'' wherever it appears and add, in its place, the 
word ``detection'';
0
c. In paragraphs (b) and (e), remove the word ``detecting'' wherever it 
appears and add, in its place, the word ``detection'''
0
d. Revise paragraph (c); and
0
e. In paragraphs (d) and (h), remove the word ``detecting'' wherever it 
appears and add, in its place, the word ``detection''.
    The revision reads as follows:


Sec.  76.33-20  Operation and installation.

* * * * *
    (c) No exhaust from the detection cabinet may be discharged in the 
vicinity of the cabinet to permit the detection of fire by odor. 
Instead, the exhaust must be directed to the outside. Vessels must 
comply with this requirement not later than July 22, 2021.
* * * * *


Sec.  76.33-90  [Amended]

0
90. Amend Sec.  76.33-90 as follows:
0
a. In paragraph (a) introductory text, remove the word ``shall'' and 
add, in its place, the word ``must'';
0
b. In paragraph (a)(1), remove the word ``shall'' and add, in its 
place, the word ``will''; and
0
c. In paragraph (a)(2), remove the word ``shall'' and add, in its 
place, the word ``must''; and after the words ``general agreement 
with'', remove the text ``Sec. Sec.  76.33-5 through 76.33-15'' and 
add, in its place, the text ``Sec. Sec.  76.27-5 through 76.27-35''.


Sec.  76.35-1  [Amended]

0
91. Amend Sec.  76.35-1 as follows:
0
a. Remove the word ``shall'' wherever it appears and add, in its place, 
the word ``must''; and
0
b. In paragraph (a), after the text ``on or after November 19, 1952'', 
add the text``, and prior to July 22, 2021''.

0
92. Amend Sec.  76.35-5 to revise paragraph (a) to read as follows:


Sec.  76.35-5  Zoning.

    (a) The zoning of the manual alarm system must meet the same 
requirements as those for the fire detection system set forth in Sec.  
76.27-15(d).
* * * * *


Sec.  76.35-10  [Amended]

0
93. Amend Sec.  76.35-10 as follows:
0
a. Remove the word ``shall'' wherever it appears and add, in its place, 
the word ``must''; and
0
b. In the section heading and paragraphs (a) and (c), remove the word 
``boxes'' wherever it appears and add, in its place, the word 
``stations''; and remove the word ``box'' wherever it appears and add, 
in its place, the word ``station''.


Sec.  76.35-15  [Amended]

0
94. Amend Sec.  76.35-15 as follows:
0
a. Remove the word ``shall'' wherever it appears and add, in its place, 
the word ``must'';
0
b. In paragraphs (b) and (f), remove the word ``boxes'' wherever it 
appears and add, in its place, the word ``stations''; and
0
c. In paragraphs (c) and (e), remove the word ``detecting'' and add, in 
its place, the word ``detection''.

0
95. Revise Sec.  76.50-1 to read as follows:


Sec.  76.50-1  Application.

0
(a) The provisions of this subpart, with the exception of Sec. Sec.  
76.50-80 and 76.50-90, as applicable, apply to all vessels contracted 
for on or after November 19, 1952.
0
(b) Vessels contracted for prior to January 18, 2017 and on or after 
November 19, 1952, must meet the requirements of Sec.  76.50-80.
0
(c) Vessels contracted for prior to November 19, 1952, must meet the 
requirements of Sec.  76.50-90.


Sec.  76.50-5  [Removed and Reserved]

0
96. Remove and reserve Sec.  76.50-5.
0
97. Revise Sec.  76.50-10 to read as follows:


Sec.  76.50-10  Location.

    (a) Approved portable and semi-portable extinguishers must be 
installed in accordance with table 76.50-10(a) of this section.
    (b) Table 76.50-10(a) indicates the minimum required number and 
type of extinguisher for each space listed. Extinguishers with larger 
numerical ratings or multiple letter designations may be used if the 
extinguishers meet the requirements of the table.

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     Table 76.50--10(a)--Carriage of Portable and Semi-Portable Fire
                              Extinguishers
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                          Fire extinguishing
                             -------------------------------------------
            Space               Minimum required        Quantity and
                                     rating               location
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                             Safety Area \1\
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Wheelhouse or fire control    20-B:C..............  1 of each
 room.                                               classification on
                                                     vessels over 1,000
                                                     GT. (Not required
                                                     in both spaces.)
                                                     (Multiple
                                                     classifications may
                                                     be recognized.)
Stairway and elevator         ....................  None required.
 enclosures.
Communicating corridors.....  2-A.................  1 in each main
                                                     corridor in each
                                                     main vertical zone.
                                                     (May be located in
                                                     stairway
                                                     enclosures.)
Lifeboat embarkation and      ....................  None required.
 lowering stations.
Radio room..................  20-B:C \3\..........  2 in the vicinity of
                                                     the exit.\2\
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                           Accommodations \1\
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Staterooms, toilet spaces,    ....................  None required.
 isolated pantries, etc.
Offices, lockers, and         ....................  None required.
 isolated storerooms.
Public spaces...............  2-A.................  1 for each 2,500 sq
                                                     ft or fraction
                                                     thereof located in
                                                     vicinity of the
                                                     exits, except that
                                                     none are required
                                                     for spaces under
                                                     500 sq ft.
Open decks or enclosed        ....................  None required.
 promenades.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                             Service Spaces
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Galleys.....................  40-B:C..............  1 for each 2,500 sq
                                                     ft or fraction
                                                     thereof suitable
                                                     for hazards
                                                     involved.
Main pantries...............  2-A.................  1 for each 2,500 sq
                                                     ft or fraction
                                                     thereof located in
                                                     the vicinity of the
                                                     exits.
Motion picture booths and     10-B:C \3\..........  1 outside in the
 film lockers.                                       vicinity of the
                                                     exit.
Paint and lamp rooms........  40-B................  1 outside space in
                                                     the vicinity of the
                                                     exit.
Inaccessible baggage, mail,   ....................  None required.
 and specie rooms, and
 storerooms.
Accessible baggage, mail,     2-A.................  1 for each 2,500 sq
 and specie rooms, and                               ft or fraction
 storerooms.                                         thereof located in
                                                     the vicinity of the
                                                     exits, either
                                                     inside or outside
                                                     the spaces.
Refrigerated storerooms.....  2-A.................  1 for each 2,500 sq
                                                     ft or fraction
                                                     thereof located in
                                                     the vicinity of the
                                                     exits, outside the
                                                     spaces.
Carpenter, valet,             2-A.................  1 outside the space
 photographic, printing                              in the vicinity of
 shops sales rooms, etc.                             the exit.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                            Machinery Spaces
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Coal-fired boilers: Bunker    ....................  None required.
 and boiler space.
Oil-fired boilers: Spaces,    40-B................  2 required.\3\
 containing oil fired
 boilers, either main or
 auxiliary, or their fuel
 oil units.
                              160-B...............  1 required.\4\
Internal combustion or gas    40-B................  1 for each 1,000
 turbine propelling                                  brake horsepower,
 machinery spaces.                                   but not less than 2
                                                     or more than 6.
                              120-B...............  1 required.\5\
Electric propulsive motors    40-B:C..............  1 for each
 or generators of open type.                         propulsion motor or
                                                     generator unit.
Enclosed ventilating systems  ....................  None required.
 for motors and generators
 of electric propelling
 machinery.
Auxiliary spaces, internal    40-B................  1 outside the space
 combustion or gas turbine.                          in the vicinity of
                                                     the exit.\6\
Auxiliary spaces, electric    40-B:C..............  1 outside the space
 emergency motors or                                 in the vicinity of
 generators.                                         the exit.\6\
Auxiliary spaces, steam.....  ....................  None required.
Trunks to machinery spaces..  ....................  None required.
Fuel tanks..................  ....................  None required.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                              Cargo Spaces
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Inaccessible during voyage,   ....................  None required.
 including trunks (excluding
 tanks).
Accessible during voyage....  2-A.................  1 for each 1,200 sq
                                                     ft or fraction
                                                     thereof.
Vehicular spaces (covered by  40-B................  1, plus 1 for each
 a sprinkler system).                                6,000 sq ft or
                                                     fraction thereof.
Vehicular spaces (not         40-B................  1, plus 1 for each
 covered by a sprinkler                              1,500 sq ft or
 system).                                            fraction
                                                     thereof.\7\
Cargo oil tanks.............  ....................  None required.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                               Spare Units
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                              2-A.................  10 percent of the
                                                     required number for
                                                     public spaces
                                                     rounded up.
                              40-B................  10 percent of the
                                                     required number for
                                                     cargo spaces
                                                     rounded up.

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                              40-B:C..............  1.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\ In any case, on vessels of 150 feet (45.72 meters) in length and
  over, there must be at least two 2-A units on each passenger deck.
\2\ For vessels on an international voyage, substitute 1 20-B:C in the
  vicinity of the exit.
\3\ Vessels of less than 1,000 GT and not on an international voyage
  require 1.
\4\ Vessels of less than 1,000 GT and not on an international voyage may
  substitute 1 160-B.
\5\ If an oil-burning donkey boiler is fitted in the space, the 160-B
  previously required for the protection of the boiler room may be
  substituted. Not required on vessels of less than 300 GT if the fuel
  has a flashpoint of 110[emsp14][deg]F or lower except those on an
  international voyage.
\6\ Not required on vessels of less than 300 GT if the fuel has a
  flashpoint higher than 110[emsp14][deg]F.
\7\ Two 5-B units may be substituted for 1 20-B unit.
The location of the equipment must be to the satisfaction of the Officer
  in Charge, Marine Inspection. Nothing in this paragraph should be
  construed as limiting the Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection, from
  requiring such additional equipment as he or she deems necessary for
  the proper protection of the vessel.

    (c) Semi-portable fire extinguishing systems must be located in the 
open so as to be readily seen.
    (d) If portable fire extinguishers are not located in the open or 
behind glass so that they may be readily seen, they may be placed in 
enclosures together with the firehose, provided such enclosures are 
marked as required by Sec.  78.47-20 of this subchapter.
    (e) Portable fire extinguishers and their stations must be numbered 
in accordance with Sec.  78.47-30 of this subchapter.
    (f) Portable or semi-portable extinguishers, which are required on 
their nameplates to be protected from freezing, must not be located 
where freezing temperatures may be expected.


Sec.  76.50-15  [Removed]

0
98. Remove Sec.  76.50-15.

0
99. Revise Sec.  76.50-20 as follows:
0
a. In the section heading, remove the word ``Semiportable'' and add, in 
its place, the word ``Semi-portable'';
0
b. In paragraphs (a) and (b), remove the text ``size III, IV, and V'' 
and add, in its place, the text ``semi-portable''; and
0
c. Add paragraph (c) to read as follows:


Sec.  76.50-20  Semi-portable fire extinguishers.

* * * * *
    (c) Each semi-portable extinguisher must be fitted with a suitable 
hose and nozzle, or other practicable means, so that all areas of the 
space can be protected.

0
100. Add Sec.  76.50-80 to read as follows:
    Sec.  76.50-80 Locations and number of fire extinguishers required 
for vessels constructed prior to January 18, 2017.
    (a) Vessels contracted for prior to January 18, 2017, must meet the 
following requirements:
    (1) Previously installed extinguishers with extinguishing 
capacities smaller than are required in Table 76.50-10(a) of this 
subpart need not be replaced and may be continued in service so long as 
they are maintained in good condition to the satisfaction of the 
Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection; and
    (2) All new equipment and installations must meet the applicable 
requirements in this subpart for new vessels.
    (b) [Reserved]

PART 78--OPERATIONS

0
101. The authority citation for part 78 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  33 U.S.C. 1321(j); 46 U.S.C. 2103, 3306, 6101; 49 
U.S.C. 5103, 5106; E.O. 12234, 45 FR 58801, 3 CFR, 1980 Comp., p. 
277; E.O. 12777, 56 FR 54757, 3 CFR, 1991 Comp., p. 351; Department 
of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1.


0
102. Revise Sec.  78.47-13 to read as follows:


Sec.  78.47-13  Fire and automatic sprinkler alarm indicators.

    (a) The fire detection, alarm, and automatic sprinkler indicators 
in the engine room must be identified by at least 1-inch red lettering 
as ``FIRE ALARM'' or ``SPRINKLER ALARM'' as appropriate. Where such 
alarm indicators on the bridge or in the fire control station do not 
form a cabinet, the indicators must be suitably identified as above.
    (b) [Reserved]

PART 90--GENERAL PROVISIONS

0
103. The authority citation for part 90 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  46 U.S.C. 3306, 3703; Pub. L. 103-206, 107 Stat. 
2439; 49 U.S.C. 5103, 5106; E.O. 12234, 45 FR 58801, 3 CFR, 1980 
Comp., p. 277; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 
0170.1. Sections 90.05-20 and 90.10-40 also issued under sec. 617, 
Pub. L. 111-281, 124 Stat. 2905.


0
104. Amend Sec.  90.01-1 by adding, at the end of the section, a 
sentence to read as follows:


Sec.  90.01-1  Purpose of regulations.

    * * * The regulations in this subchapter (parts 90, 91, 92, 93, 95, 
96, 97, 98, and 105) have preemptive effect over State or local 
regulation within the same fields.

PART 91--INSPECTION AND CERTIFICATION

0
105. The authority citation for part 91 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  33 U.S.C. 1321(j); 46 U.S.C. 3205, 3306, 3307; 46 
U.S.C. Chapter 701; Executive Order 12234; 45 FR 58801; 3 CFR, 1980 
Comp., p. 277; Executive Order 12777, 56 FR 54757, 3 CFR, 1991 
Comp., p. 351; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 
0170.1.


0
106. Add Sec.  91.25-7 to read as follows:


Sec.  91.25-7  Incorporation by reference.

    (a) Certain material is incorporated by reference into this 
subchapter with the approval of the Director of the Federal Register 
under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. All approved material is 
available for inspection at the U.S. Coast Guard, Office of Design and 
Engineering Standards (CG-ENG), 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE., 
Stop 7509, Washington, DC 20593-7509, and is available from the sources 
listed below. It is also available for inspection at the National 
Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the 
availability of this material at NARA, call 202-741-6030 or go to 
http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/code_of_federal_regulations/ibr_locations.html.
    (b) National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), 1 Batterymarch 
Park, Quincy, MA 02169, 617-770-3000, http://www.nfpa.org.
    (1) NFPA 10, Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers, 2010 
Edition,

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effective December 5, 2009, IBR approved for Sec.  91.25-20(a).
    (2) [Reserved]


Sec.  91.25-20  [Amended]

0
107. Amend Sec.  91.25-20 as follows:
0
a. Revise paragraph (a)(1); and
0
b. In paragraphs (a)(2) through (4), remove the word ``shall'' wherever 
it appears and add, in its place, the word ``must''.
    The revision reads as follows:


Sec.  91.25-20  Fire extinguishing equipment.

    (a) * * *
    (1) Portable and semi-portable extinguishers must be inspected and 
maintained in accordance with NFPA 10 (incorporated by reference, see 
Sec.  91.25-7) as amended here:
    (i) Certification or licensing by a state or local jurisdiction as 
a fire extinguisher servicing agency will be accepted by the Coast 
Guard as meeting the personnel certification requirements of NFPA 10 
for annual maintenance and recharging of extinguishers.
    (ii) Monthly inspections required by NFPA 10 may be conducted by 
the owner, operator, person-in-charge, or a designated member of the 
crew.
    (iii) Non-rechargeable or non-refillable extinguishers must be 
inspected and maintained in accordance with NFPA 10; however, the 
annual maintenance need not be conducted by a certified person and can 
be conducted by the owner, operator, person-in-charge, or a designated 
member of the crew.
    (iv) The owner or managing operator must provide satisfactory 
evidence of the required servicing to the marine inspector. If any of 
the equipment or records have not been properly maintained, a qualified 
servicing facility must perform the required inspections, maintenance 
procedures, and hydrostatic pressure tests. A tag issued by a qualified 
servicing organization, and attached to each extinguisher, may be 
accepted as evidence that the necessary maintenance procedures have 
been conducted.
* * * * *

PART 92--CONSTRUCTION AND ARRANGEMENT

0
108. The authority citation for part 92 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  46 U.S.C. 3306; E.0. 12234, 45 FR 58801, 3 CFR, 1980 
Comp., p. 277; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 
0170.1.


0
109. Revise Sec.  92.01-2(b)(1) to read as follows:


Sec.  92.01-2  Incorporation by reference.

* * * * *
    (b) * * *
    (1) International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), 
as amended, Consolidated Edition, 2009, including Erratum, IBR approved 
for Sec.  92.07-1(c).
* * * * *


Sec.  92.07-1  [Amended]

0
110. Amend Sec.  92.07-1 as follows:
0
a. In paragraph (a)--
0
i. After the text ``of Sec.  92.07-90,'', remove the word ``shall'';
0
ii, After the text ``4,000 gross tons'', remove the words ``and over'' 
and add, in their place, the words ``or more''; and
0
iii. After the text ``to January 1, 1962,'' remove the word ``shall'' 
and add, in its place, the word ``must'';
0
b. In paragraph (b)--
0
i. After the text ``of Sec.  92.07-90,'' remove the word ``shall'';
0
ii. After the text ``300 gross tons'', remove the words ``and over'' 
and add, in their place, the words ``or more''; and
0
iii. After the text ``to July 1, 1968,'' remove the word ``shall'' and 
add, in its place, the word ``must''; and
0
c. Revise paragraph (c) to read as follows:


Sec.  92.07-1  Application.

* * * * *
    (c) Vessels meeting the structural fire protection requirements of 
SOLAS, Chapter II-2, Regulations 5, 6, 8, 9, and 11 (incorporated by 
reference, see Sec.   92.01-2), may be considered equivalent to the 
provisions of this subpart.

PART 95--FIRE PROTECTION EQUIPMENT

0
111. The authority citation for part 95 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  46 U.S.C. 3306; E.O. 12234, 45 FR 58801, 3 CFR, 1980 
Comp., p. 277; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 
0170.1.


0
112. Amend Sec.  95.01-1 as follows:
0
a. Revise the section heading;
0
b. In paragraph (a), remove the word ``shall''; and
0
c. Revise paragraph (b).
    The revisions read as follows:


Sec.  95.01-1  General.

* * * * *
    (b) Equipment installed prior to August 22, 2016 as required by 
this paragraph (b) may remain in service so long as it is maintained in 
good condition to the satisfaction of the Officer in Charge, Marine 
Inspection.

0
113. In Sec.  95.01-2--
0
a. Redesignate paragraph (c) as (d);
0
b. Add new paragraphs (c) and (e); and
0
c. Revise redesignated paragraph (d).
    The revision and additions read as follows.


Sec.  95.01-2  Incorporation by reference.

* * * * *
    (c) International Maritime Organization (IMO) Publishing, 4 Albert 
Embankment, London SE1 7SR, United Kingdom, +44 (0)20 7735 7611, http://www.imo.org.
    (1) FSS Code, International Code for Fire Safety Systems, Second 
Edition, 2007 Edition (Resolution MSC.98(73)), IBR approved for Sec.  
95.05-3(a) and (b).
    (2) [Reserved]
    (d) National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), 1 Batterymarch 
Park, Quincy, MA 02169, 617-770-3000, http://www.nfpa.org.
    (1) NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, 
2010 Edition, effective August 26, 2009, IBR approved for Sec.  95.30-
1.
    (2) [Reserved]
    (e) UL (formerly Underwriters Laboratories), 12 Laboratory Drive, 
P.O. Box 13995, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, 919-549-1400, http://www.ul.com.
    (1) UL 19, Standard for Safety for Lined Fire Hose and Hose 
Assemblies, Twelfth Edition, approved November 30, 2001, IBR approved 
for Sec.  95.10-10(n).
    (2) [Reserved]

0
114. Amend Sec.  95.01-5 as follows:
0
a. In paragraph (a), after the words ``Where fire'', remove the words 
``detecting or'', and remove the word ``shall'' and add, in its place, 
the word ``must''; and
0
b. Add paragraph (b) to read as follows:


Sec.  95.01-5  Equipment installed but not required.

* * * * *
    (b) Use of non-approved fire detection systems may be acceptable as 
excess equipment provided that--
    (1) Components are listed and labeled by an independent, nationally 
recognized testing laboratory as set forth in 29 CFR 1910.7, and are 
designed, installed, tested, and maintained in accordance with an 
appropriate industry standard and the manufacturer's specific guidance;
    (2) Installation conforms to the requirements of 46 CFR chapter I, 
subchapter J (Electrical Engineering), especially the hazardous 
location electrical installation regulations in 46 CFR 111.105; and
    (3) Coast Guard plan review is completed for wiring plans.

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Subpart 95.05--Fire Detection and Extinguishing Equipment

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115. Revise the heading of subpart 95.05 to read as shown above.
0
116. Revise Sec.  95.05-1 to read as follows:


Sec.  95.05-1  Fire detection, manual alarm, and supervised patrol 
systems.

    (a) Fire detection, manual alarm, and supervised patrol systems are 
not required except in special cases; but if installed, the systems 
must meet the applicable requirements of 46 CFR, part 76 of subchapter 
H (Passenger Vessels) of this chapter.
    (b) In each compartment containing explosives, and in adjacent 
cargo compartments, there must be provided a smoke detection system. 
When used, sample extraction smoke detection systems must meet the 
requirements in Sec.  95.05-3.
    (c) Enclosed spaces that are ``specially suitable for vehicles'' 
must be fitted with a fire detection and alarm system.

0
117. Add Sec.  95.05-3 to read as follows:


Sec.  95.05-3  Sample extraction smoke detection systems.

    (a) For vessels contracted for on or after January 18, 2017, a 
sample extraction smoke detection system must be installed in 
accordance with chapter 10 of the FSS Code (incorporated by reference, 
see Sec.  95.01-2).
    (b) Periodically, the FSS Code defers to ``the Administration.'' 
For U.S. flag vessels, ``the Administration'' is the United States 
Coast Guard. The following requirements are provided for the provisions 
of Chapter 10 that defer to the Administration:
    (1) For sequential scanning systems under FSS Code, chapter 10, 
paragraph 2.1.2, a satisfactory overall response time will be achieved 
by limiting the maximum allowable interval to 2 minutes.
    (2) Under the FSS Code, chapter 10, paragraph 2.2.2, fans of 
sufficient capacity to provide a satisfactory overall response time 
will signal an alarm within 3 minutes upon introduction of smoke at the 
most remote accumulator on a vehicle deck and within 5 minutes upon 
introduction of smoke at the most remote accumulator in container and 
general cargo holds.
    (3) Means provided to isolate smoke accumulators from liquid or 
refrigerated cargoes must be to the satisfaction of the Commanding 
Officer of the U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Center.
    (4) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in FSS Code chapter 
10, periodic testing of sample extraction smoke detection systems must 
be conducted as part of the annual inspection and include inspection of 
all piping, valves, controls and alarms, and by introduction of smoke 
into the accumulators.


Sec.  95.10-5  [Amended]

0
118. Amend Sec.  95.10-5 as follows:
0
a. In paragraphs (a), (c), (d), (e), and (g), remove the word ``shall'' 
wherever it appears and add, in its place, the word ``must'';
0
b. Revise Table 95.10-5(a);
0
c. In paragraph (b)--
0
i. After the words ``On vessels of 1,000 gross tons'', remove the words 
``and over'' and add, in their place, the words ``or more'';
0
ii. After the words ``paragraph (c) of this section,'', remove the word 
``shall'' and add, in its place, the word ``must''; and
0
iii. After the words ``However, in no case'', remove the word ``shall'' 
and add, in its place, the word ``may'';
0
iv. In paragraph (h), after the words ``propulsion machinery, where'', 
remove the number ``2'' and add, in its place, the word ``two'', and 
after the words ``the installation of a total flooding'', remove the 
words ``carbon dioxide'' and add, in their place, the words ``fixed 
fire extinguishing''.
    The revision reads as follows:


Sec.  95.10-5  Fire pumps.

* * * * *

                                 Table 95.10-5(a)--Fire Pump System Requirements
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                   Gross tons                         Minimum        Hose and
-------------------------------------------------    number of    hydrant  size,  Nozzle orifice     Length of
              Over                   Not over          pumps          inches       size, inches     hose, feet
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                             100           \1\ 1      \1\ 1\1/2\       \1\ \1/2\          \1\ 50
100.............................           1,000               1         1 \1/2\           \5/8\              50
1,000...........................           1,500               2         1 \1/2\           \5/8\              50
1,500...........................  ..............               2      \2\ 2\1/2\       \2\ \7/8\          \2\ 50
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\ On vessels of 65 feet (19.8 meters) in length or less, \3/4\-inch hose of a good commercial grade together
  with a commercial garden hose nozzle may be used. The pump may be hand operated and the length of hose must be
  sufficient to assure coverage of all parts of the vessel.
\2\ A 1\1/2\ inch hose that is 75 feet (22.86 meters) in length with a \5/8\-inch nozzle may be used where
  specified by Sec.   95.10-10(b) of this subpart for interior locations and 50 feet (15.24 meters) of 1\1/2\
  inch hose may be used in exterior locations on vessels in other than ocean or coastwise service. For vessels
  on ocean or coastwise service, two 1\1/2\ inch outlets, each provided with one 1\1/2\ inch hose supplied
  through a wye connection may be substituted.

* * * * *

0
119. Amend Sec.  95.10-10 as follows:
0
a. Remove the word ``shall'' wherever it appears and add, in its place, 
the word ``must'';
0
b. Remove the words ``Fire hose'' or ``fire hose'' wherever they appear 
and add, in their place, the word ``Firehose'' or ``firehose'';
0
c. Revise paragraph (b);
0
d. In paragraph (c), remove the words ``and over'' wherever they appear 
and add, in their place, the words ``or more''; and
0
e. In paragraph (g), after the words ``at least one length of firehose, 
a spanner'', add the word ``wrench''.
0
The revision reads as follows:


Sec.  95.10-10  Fire hydrants and hose.

* * * * *
    (b) Instead of the 2\1/2\-in hose and hydrants specified in Table 
95.10-5(a) of this subpart, on vessels of more than 1,500 gross tons:
    (1) The hydrants in interior locations may have wye connections for 
1\1/2\-in hoses. In these cases, the hose must be 75 ft in length, and 
only one hose is required at each fire station; however, if all such 
stations can be satisfactorily served with 50-ft lengths, a 50-ft hose 
may be used; and
    (2) The hydrants for exterior locations may substitute two 1\1/2\ 
in outlets, each with a 1\1/2\-in hose, supplied through a wye 
connection.
* * * * *

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120. Revise Sec.  95.30-1 to read as follows:


Sec.  95.30-1  Application.

    Automatic sprinkler systems must comply with Chapter 25 of NFPA 13 
(incorporated by reference, see Sec.  95.01-2).

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121. Revise Sec.  95.50-1 to read as follows:


Sec.  95.50-1  Application.

    (a) The provisions of this subpart, with the exception of 
Sec. Sec.  95.50-80 and 95.50-90, as applicable, apply to all vessels, 
other than unmanned barges and fishing vessels, contracted for on or 
after November 19, 1952.
    (b) Vessels contracted for prior to August 22, 2016 and on or after 
November 19, 1952, must meet the requirements of Sec.  95.50-80.
    (c) Vessels contracted for prior to November 19, 1952, must meet 
the requirements of Sec.  95.50-90.


Sec.  95.50-5  [Removed and Reserved]

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122. Remove and reserve Sec.  95.50-5.


0
123. Revise Sec.  95.50-10 to read as follows:


Sec.  95.50-10  Location.

    (a) Approved portable fire extinguishers and semi-portable fire 
extinguishing systems must be installed in accordance with Table 95.50-
10(a) of this section. The location of the equipment must be to the 
satisfaction of the Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection. Nothing in 
this paragraph should be construed as limiting the Officer in Charge, 
Marine Inspection, from requiring such additional equipment as he or 
she deems necessary for the proper protection of the vessel.
    (b) Table 95.50-10(a) indicates the minimum required number and 
type of extinguisher for each space listed. Extinguishers with larger 
numerical ratings or multiple letter designations may be used if the 
extinguishers meet the requirements of the table.

  Table 95.50-10(a)--Portable Fire Extinguisher and Semi-Portable Fire
                          Extinguishing Systems
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                Minimum required        Quantity and
            Space                    rating               location
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                            Safety Areas \1\
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Wheelhouse or fire control    ....................  None required.
 room.
Stairway and elevator         ....................  None required.
 enclosures.
Communicating corridors.....  2-A.................  1 in each main
                                                     corridor not more
                                                     than 150 ft apart.
                                                     (May be located in
                                                     stairways.)
Lifeboat embarkation and      ....................  None.
 lowering stations.
Radio room..................  20-B:C \2\..........  2 required in the
                                                     vicinity of the
                                                     exit.\2\
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                           Accommodations \1\
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Staterooms, toilet spaces,    ....................  None required.
 public spaces, offices,
 lockers, isolated
 storerooms, pantries, open
 decks, etc.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                           Service Spaces \1\
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Galleys.....................  40-B:C..............  1 for each 2,500 sq
                                                     ft or fraction
                                                     thereof suitable
                                                     for hazards
                                                     involved.
Paint and lamp rooms........  40-B................  1 outside space in
                                                     the vicinity of the
                                                     exit.
Accessible baggage, mail,     2-A.................  1 for each 2,500 sq
 specie rooms, and                                   ft or fraction
 storerooms.                                         thereof located in
                                                     the vicinity of the
                                                     exits, either
                                                     inside or outside
                                                     the spaces.
Carpenter shop and similar    2-A.................  1 outside the space
 spaces.                                             in the vicinity of
                                                     the exit.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                            Machinery Spaces
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Coal-fired boilers: Bunker    ....................  None required.
 and boiler space.
Oil-fired boilers: Spaces     40-B................  2 required.\3\
 containing oil-fired         160-B...............  1 required.\4\
 boilers, either main or
 auxiliary, or their fuel-
 oil units.
Internal combustion or gas    40-B................  1 for each 1,000
 turbine propelling                                  brake horsepower;
 machinery spaces.                                   not less than 2 but
                                                     not more than 6.\5\
                              120-B...............  1 required.6 7
Electric propulsive motors    40-B:C..............  1 for each
 or generators of an open                            propulsion motor or
 type.                                               generator unit.
Enclosed ventilating systems  ....................  None required.
 for motors and generators
 of electric propelling
 machinery.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                            Auxiliary Spaces
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Internal combustion or gas    40-B................  1 outside the space
 turbine.                                            in the vicinity of
                                                     the exit.\7\
Electric emergency motors or  40-B:C..............  1 outside the space
 generators.                                         in the vicinity of
                                                     the exit.\8\
Steam.......................  ....................  None required.
Trunks to machinery spaces..  ....................  None required.
Fuel tanks..................  ....................  None required.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                              Cargo Spaces
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Inaccessible during voyage,   ....................  None required.
 including trunks and cargo
 tanks.
Accessible during voyage....  ....................  None required.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                               Spare Units
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                              2-A.................  10 percent of the
                                                     total number
                                                     required rounded
                                                     up.
                              40-B:C..............  10 percent of the
                                                     total number
                                                     required rounded
                                                     up.

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                              20-B:C..............  1
------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\ For motorboats, the total number of portable fire extinguishers
  required for safety areas, accommodation spaces, and service spaces
  must be one 20-B for motorboats of less than 50 GT and two 20-B
  ratings for motorboats of 50 GT or more.
\2\ For vessels on an international voyage, substitute one 20-C in the
  vicinity of the exit.
\3\ Vessels of less than 1,000 gross tons require one.
\4\ Vessels of less than 1,000 gross tons may substitute one 160-B.
\5\ Only one is required for motorboats.
\6\ If an oil-burning donkey boiler fitted in space, the 160-B
  previously required for the protection of the boiler may be
  substituted. Not required where a fixed carbon dioxide system is
  installed.
\7\ Not required on vessels of less than 300 gross tons if the fuel has
  a flashpoint higher than 110[emsp14][deg]F.
\8\ Not required on vessels of less than 300 gross tons.

    (c) Semi-portable fire extinguishing systems must be located in the 
open so as to be readily seen.
    (d) If portable fire extinguishers are not located in the open or 
behind glass so that they may be readily seen, they may be placed in 
enclosures together with the firehose, provided such enclosures are 
marked as required by Sec.  97.37-15 of this subchapter.
    (e) Portable fire extinguishers and their stations must be numbered 
in accordance with Sec.  97.37-23 of this subchapter.
    (f) Portable or semi-portable extinguishers, which are required on 
their nameplates to be protected from freezing, must not be located 
where freezing temperatures may be expected.


Sec.  95.50-15  [Removed]

0
124. Remove Sec.  95.50-15.

0
125. Amend Sec.  95.50-20 as follows:
0
a. Revise the section heading;
0
b. In paragraph (a), remove the text ``size III, IV, and V'' and add, 
in its place, the text ``semi-portable'';
0
c. In paragraph (b), remove the text ``size III, IV, or V'' and add, in 
its place, the text ``semi-portable''; and
0
d. Add paragraph (c).
    The revision and addition read as follows:


Sec.  95.50-20  Semi-portable fire extinguishers.

* * * * *
    (c) Semi-portable extinguishers must be fitted with suitable hoses 
and nozzles, or other practicable means, so that all areas of the space 
can be protected.

0
126. Add Sec.  95.50-80 to read as follows:


Sec.  95.50-80  Location and number of fire extinguishers required for 
vessels constructed prior to August 22, 2016.

    (a) Vessels contracted for prior to August 22, 2016 must meet the 
following requirements:
    (1) Previously installed extinguishers with extinguishing 
capacities smaller than what is required in table 95.50-10(a) of this 
subpart need not be replaced and may be continued in service so long as 
they are maintained in good condition to the satisfaction of the 
Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection.
    (2) All new equipment and installations must meet the applicable 
requirements in this subpart for new vessels.
    (b) [Reserved]

PART 107--INSPECTION AND CERTIFICATION

0
127. The authority citation for part 107 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  43 U.S.C. 1333; 46 U.S.C. 3306, 3307; 46 U.S.C. 
3316; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1; Sec.  
107.05 also issued under the authority of 44 U.S.C. 3507.


0
128. Revise Sec.  107.01 to read as follows:


Sec.  107.01  Purpose of subchapter.

    This subchapter prescribes rules for the design, construction, 
equipment, inspection and operation of mobile offshore drilling units 
operating under the U.S. flag. The regulations in this subchapter 
(parts 107 through 109) have preemptive effect over State or local 
regulation within the same fields.

0
129. In Sec.  107.235--
0
a. Revise the section heading and paragraph (a); and
0
b. Remove Table 107.235.
    The revision read as follows:


Sec.  107.235  Servicing of portable fire extinguishers, semi-portable 
fire extinguishers and fixed fire extinguishing systems.

    (a) Except as provided in the following paragraphs, portable and 
semi-portable extinguishers must be inspected and maintained in 
accordance with NFPA 10, Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers, 2010 
Edition, effective December 5, 2009. The Director of the Federal 
Register approves this incorporation by reference in accordance with 5 
U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. You may obtain a copy from National 
Fire Protection Association (NFPA), 1 Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 
02169, 617-770-3000, http://www.nfpa.org. You may inspect a copy at the 
U.S. Coast Guard, Office of Design and Engineering Standards (CG-ENG), 
2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE., Stop 7509, Washington, DC 
20593; or at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). 
For information on the availability of this material at NARA, call 202-
741-6030 or go to http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/code_of_federal_regulations/ibr_locations.html.
    (1) Certification or licensing by a state or local jurisdiction as 
a fire extinguisher servicing agency will be accepted by the Coast 
Guard as meeting the personnel certification requirements of NFPA 10 
for annual maintenance and recharging of extinguishers.
    (2) Monthly inspections required by NFPA 10 may be conducted by the 
owner, operator, person-in-charge, or a designated member of the crew.
    (3) Non-rechargeable or non-refillable extinguishers must be 
inspected and maintained in accordance with NFPA 10; however, the 
annual maintenance need not be conducted by a certified person and can 
be conducted by the owner, operator, person-in-charge, or a designated 
member of the crew.
    (4) The owner or managing operator must provide satisfactory 
evidence of the required servicing to the marine inspector. If any of 
the equipment or records has not been properly maintained, a qualified 
servicing facility must perform the required inspections, maintenance 
procedures, and hydrostatic pressure tests. A tag issued by a qualified 
servicing organization, and attached to each extinguisher, may be 
accepted as evidence that the

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necessary maintenance procedures were conducted.
* * * * *

PART 108--DESIGN AND EQUIPMENT

0
130. The authority citation for part 108 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  43 U.S.C. 1333; 46 U.S.C. 3102, 3306; Department of 
Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1.


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131. Revise Sec.  108.101 to read as follows:


Sec.  108.101  Incorporation by reference.

    (a) Certain material is incorporated by reference into this 
subchapter with the approval of the Director of the Federal Register in 
accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. All approved 
material is available for inspection at the U.S. Coast Guard, Office of 
Design and Engineering Standards (CG-ENG), 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. 
Avenue SE., Stop 7509, Washington, DC 20593-7509, and is available from 
the sources listed below. It is also available for inspection at the 
National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on 
the availability of this material at NARA, call 202-741-6030 or go to 
http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/code_of_federal_regulations/ibr_locations.html.
    (b) ASTM International, 100 Barr Harbor Drive, P.O. Box C700, West 
Conshohocken, PA 19428, 877-909-2786, http://www.astm.org.
    (1) ASTM D 93-97, Standard Test Methods for Flash Point by Pensky-
Martens Closed Cup Tester, IBR approved for Sec.  108.500(b).
    (2) ASTM F 1014-92, Standard Specification for Flashlights on 
Vessels, IBR approved for Sec.  108.497(b).
    (3) ASTM F1121-87 (Reapproved 2010), Standard Specification for 
International Shore Connections for Marine Fire Applications, (approved 
March 1, 2010), IBR approved for Sec.  108.427(a).
    (c) International Maritime Organization (IMO) Publishing, 4 Albert 
Embankment, London SE1 7SR, United Kingdom, +44 (0)20 7735 7611, http://www.imo.org.
    (1) Resolution A.520(13), Code of Practice for the Evaluation, 
Testing and Acceptance of Prototype Novel Life-saving Appliances and 
Arrangements, 17 November 1983, IBR approved for Sec.  108.105(c).
    (2) Resolution A.649(16), Code for the Construction and Equipment 
of Mobile Offshore Drilling Units (MODU Code),19 October 1989 with 
amendments of June 1991, IBR approved for Sec.  108.503.
    (3) Resolution A.658(16), Use and Fitting of Retro-reflective 
Materials on Life-saving Appliances, 20 November 1989, IBR approved for 
Sec. Sec.  108.645(a) and 108.649(a) and (e).
    (4) Resolution A.760(18), Symbols Related to Life-saving Appliances 
and Arrangements, 17 November 1993, IBR approved for Sec. Sec.  
108.646(a), 108.647, 108.649(b), (d), (f), and (g), and 108.655(e).
    (d) National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), 1 Batterymarch 
Park, Quincy, MA 02169, 617-770-3000, http://www.nfpa.org.
    (1) NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, 
2010 Edition, effective August 26, 2009, IBR approved for Sec.  
108.430.
    (2) [Reserved]


Sec.  108.405  [Amended]

0
132. InSec.  108.405(a)(1), after the words ``Be approved by the 
Commandant'' add the words ``in accordance with 46 CFR 161.002''.
0
133. Revise Sec.  108.430 to read as follows:


Sec.  108.430  General.

    Automatic sprinkler systems must comply with Chapter 25 of NFPA 13 
(incorporated by reference, see Sec.  108.101).

0
134. Revise Sec.  108.491 to read as follows:


Sec.  108.491  General.

    (a) Each portable and semi-portable fire extinguisher on a unit 
must be approved under subpart 162.028 or 162.039 of this chapter.
    (b) Vessels contracted for prior to August 22, 2016 must meet the 
following requirements:
    (1) Previously installed extinguishers with extinguishing 
capacities smaller than what is required in Table 108.495 of this 
subpart need not be replaced and may be continued in service so long as 
they are maintained in good condition to the satisfaction of the 
Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection.
    (2) All new equipment and installations must meet the applicable 
requirements in this subpart for new vessels.

0
135. Revise Sec.  108.495 to read as follows:


Sec.  108.495  Locations and number of fire extinguishers required.

    Table 108.495 of this section indicates the minimum required number 
and type of fire extinguishers for each space listed. Extinguishers 
with larger numerical ratings or multiple letter designations may be 
used if the extinguishers meet the requirements of the table.

         Table 108.495--Carriage of Portable Fire Extinguishers
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                Minimum required        Quantity and
            Space                    rating               location
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                              Safety Areas
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Wheelhouse and control room.  20-B:C..............  2 in the vicinity of
                                                     the exit.
Stairway and elevator         ....................  None required.
 enclosure.
Corridors...................  2-A.................  1 in each corridor
                                                     not more than 150
                                                     ft (45 m) apart.
                                                     (May be located in
                                                     stairways.)
Lifeboat embarkation and      ....................  None required.
 lowering stations.
Radio room..................  10-B:C..............  2 in the vicinity of
                                                     the exit.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                             Accommodations
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Staterooms, toilet spaces,    ....................  None required.
 public spaces, offices,
 lockers, small storerooms,
 pantries, open decks, and
 similar spaces.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                             Service Spaces
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Galleys.....................  40-B:C..............  1 for each 2,500 sq
                                                     ft (232.2 sq m) or
                                                     fraction thereof
                                                     suitable for the
                                                     hazards involved.
Paint and lamp rooms........  40:B................  1 outside each room
                                                     in the vicinity of
                                                     the exit.

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Storerooms..................  2-A.................  1 for each 2,500 sq
                                                     ft (232.2 sq m) or
                                                     fraction thereof
                                                     located in the
                                                     vicinity of the
                                                     exits, either
                                                     inside or outside
                                                     the spaces.
Workshop and similar spaces.  20B:C...............  1 outside each space
                                                     in the vicinity of
                                                     the exit.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                            Machinery Spaces
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Oil-fired boilers: Spaces     40-B................  2 required in each
 containing oil-fired                                space.
 boilers, either main or
 auxiliary, or their fuel
 oil units.
                              160-B...............  1 required in each
                                                     space. See note 1.
Internal combustion or gas    40-B................  1 for each 1,000
 turbine propelling                                  brake horsepower
 machinery spaces.                                   but not less than 2
                                                     and not more than 6
                                                     in each space.
                              120-B...............  1 required in each
                                                     space. See note 1.
Motors or generators of       40-B:C..............  1 for each motor or
 electric propelling                                 generator.
 machinery that do not have
 an enclosed ventilating
 system.
Motors and generators of      ....................  None required.
 electric propelling
 machinery that have
 enclosed ventilating
 systems.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                            Auxiliary Spaces
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Internal combustion engines   40-B................  Outside the space
 or gas turbine.                                     containing engines
                                                     or turbines in the
                                                     vicinity of the
                                                     exit.
Electric emergency motors or  40-B:C..............  1 outside the space
 generators.                                         containing motors
                                                     or generators in
                                                     the vicinity of the
                                                     exit.
Steam driven auxiliary        ....................  None required.
 machinery.
Trunks to machinery spaces..  ....................  None required.
Fuel tanks..................  ....................  None required.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                           Miscellaneous Areas
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Helicopter landing decks....  160-B...............  1 at each access
                                                     route.
Helicopter fueling            160-B...............  1 at each fuel
 facilities.                                         transfer facility.
                                                     See note 2.
Drill floor.................  40-B:C..............  2 required.
Cranes with internal          40-B:C..............  1 required.
 combustion engines.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                               Spare Units
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                              2-A.................  10 percent of the
                                                     total required
                                                     rounded up.
                              40-B:C..............  10 percent of the
                                                     total required
                                                     rounded up.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\ Not required where a fixed gas extinguishing system is installed.
\2\ Not required where a fixed foam system is installed in accordance
  with Sec.   108.489 of this subpart.


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136. In Sec.  108.496--
0
a. Revise the section heading;
0
b. In paragraph (a), remove the text ``size III, IV, and V'' and add, 
in its place, the text ``semi-portable''; and after the words ``except 
a wheeled'', remove the words ``size V'' and add, in their place, the 
word ``semi-portable'';
0
c. In paragraph (b) introductory text, remove the word ``semiportable'' 
and add, in its place, the word ``semi-portable'';
0
d. In paragraph (b)(1), remove the text ``size V'';
0
e. In paragraph (b)(2), remove the text ``size III, IV, and V''; and
0
f. Add paragraph (c).
    The revision and addition read as follows:


Sec.  108.496  Semi-portable fire extinguishers.

* * * * *
    (c) Semi-portable extinguishers must be fitted with suitable hoses 
and nozzles, or other practicable means, so that all areas of the space 
can be protected.

PART 113--COMMUNICATION AND ALARM SYSTEMS AND EQUIPMENT

0
137. The authority citation for part 113 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  46 U.S.C. 3306, 3703; Department of Homeland 
Security Delegation No. 0170.1.


0
138. Revise Sec.  113.05-7 to read as follows:


Sec.  113.05-7  Environmental tests.

    (a) Communication, alarm system, control, and monitoring equipment, 
with the exception of fire and smoke detection and alarm systems, must 
meet the environmental tests of--
    (1) Section 4-9-7, Table 9, of ABS Steel Vessel Rules (incorporated 
by reference, see Sec.  110.10-1 of this chapter) or the applicable ENV 
category of Lloyd's Register Type Approval System--Test Specification 
Number 1 (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  110.10-1); and
    (2) IEC 60533 (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  110.10-1 of 
this chapter) as appropriate.
    (b) Components of smoke detection and alarm systems must be tested 
in accordance with 46 CFR 161.002.

PART 114--GENERAL PROVISIONS

0
139. The authority citation for part 114 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  46 U.S.C. 2103, 3306, 3703; Pub. L. 103-206, 107 
Stat. 2439; 49 U.S.C. App. 1804; Department of Homeland Security 
Delegation No. 0170.1; Sec.  114.900 also issued under 44 U.S.C. 
3507.


0
140. Revise Sec.  114.100 to read as follows:


Sec.  114.100  Purpose.

    The purpose of this subchapter is to implement applicable sections 
of

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Subtitle II of Title 46, United States Code, which require the 
inspection and certification of small passenger vessels. The 
regulations in this subchapter (parts 114 through 122) have preemptive 
effect over State or local regulations within the same fields.
0
141. Amend Sec.  114.400(b) to revise the definition of the term ``Open 
to the atmosphere'' to read as follows:


Sec.  114.400  Definitions of terms used in this subchapter.

* * * * *
    (b) * * *
    Open to the atmosphere means a compartment that has at least 0.342 
square meters of open area directly exposed to the atmosphere for each 
cubic meter (15 square inches for each cubic foot) of net compartment 
volume.
* * * * *

0
142. Revise Sec.  114.600 to read as follows:


Sec.  114.600  Incorporation by reference.

    (a) Certain material is incorporated by reference into this 
subchapter with the approval of the Director of the Federal Register 
under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. To enforce any edition other 
than that specified in this section, the Coast Guard must publish a 
notice of change in the Federal Register and the material must be 
available to the public. All approved material is available for 
inspection at the U.S. Coast Guard, Office of Operating and 
Environmental Standards (CG-OES), 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue 
SE., Stop 7509, Washington, DC 20593-7509, and is available from the 
sources listed below. It is also available for inspection at the 
National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on 
the availability of this material at NARA, call 202-741-6030 or go to 
http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/code_of_federal_regulations/ibr_locations.html.
    (b) American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC), 613 Third Street, Suite 
10, Annapolis, MD 21403, 410-990-4460, http://www.abycinc.org.
    (1) A-1-93--Marine Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Systems, IBR 
approved for Sec.  121.240(a), (c), (d), and (g).
    (2) A-3-93--Galley Stoves, IBR approved for Sec.  121.200.
    (3) A-7-70--Boat Heating Systems, IBR approved for Sec.  121.200.
    (4) A-22-93--Marine Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Systems, IBR 
approved for Sec.  121.240(b) through (e).
    (5) H-25-94--Portable Gasoline Fuel Systems for Flammable Liquids, 
IBR approved for Sec.  119.458(b).
    (6) P-1-93--Installation of Exhaust Systems for Propulsion and 
Auxiliary Engines, IBR approved for Sec. Sec.  116.405, 119.425(c) and 
119.430(k).
    (c) American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), ABS Plaza, 16855 Northchase 
Drive, Houston, TX 77060, 281-877-5800, http://ww2.eagle.org.
    (1) Rules for Building and Classing Aluminum Vessels, 1975, IBR 
approved for Sec.  116.300(b).
    (2) Rules for Building and Classing Steel Vessels, 1995, IBR 
approved for Sec. Sec.  119.410 and 120.360(a).
    (3) Rules for Building and Classing Steel Vessels Under 61 Meters 
(200 Feet) in Length, 1983, IBR approved for Sec.  116.300(a) and (b).
    (4) Rules for Building and Classing Steel Vessels for Service on 
Rivers and Intracoastal Waterways, 1995, IBR approved for Sec.  
116.300(c).
    (5) Guide for High Speed Craft, 1997, IBR approved for Sec.  
116.300(b).
    (d) American National Standards Institute (ANSI), 25 West 43rd 
Street, New York, NY 10036, 212-642-4900, http://www.ansi.org.
    (1) A 17.1-1984, including supplements A 17.1a and b-1985, Safety 
Code for Elevators and Escalators, IBR approved for Sec.  120.540.
    (2) B 31.1-1986, Code for Pressure Piping, Power Piping, IBR 
approved for Sec.  119.715.
    (3) Z 26.1-1977, including 1980 supplement, Safety Glazing 
Materials For Glazing Motor Vehicles Operating on Land Highways, IBR 
approved for Sec.  116.1030(b).
    (e) ASTM International, 100 Barr Harbor Drive, P.O. Box C700, West 
Conshohocken, PA 19428, 877-909-2786, http://www.astm.org.
    (1) ASTM B 96-93, Standard Specification for Copper-Silicon Alloy 
Plate, Sheet, Strip, and Rolled Bar for General Purposes and Pressure 
Vessels, IBR approved for Sec.  119.440(a).
    (2) ASTM B 117-97, Standard Practice for Operating Salt Spray (Fog) 
Apparatus, IBR approved for Sec.  114.400(b).
    (3) ASTM B 122/B 122M-95, Standard Specification for Copper-Nickel-
Tin Alloy, Copper-Nickel-Zinc Alloy (Nickel Silver), and Copper-Nickel 
Alloy Plate, Sheet, Strip, and Rolled Bar, IBR approved for Sec.  
119.440(a).
    (4) ASTM B 127-98, Standard Specification for Nickel-Copper Alloy 
(UNS NO4400) Plate, Sheet, and Strip, IBR approved for Sec.  
119.440(a).
    (5) ASTM B 152-97a, Standard Specification for Copper Sheet, Strip, 
Plate, and Rolled Bar, IBR approved for Sec.  119.440(a).
    (6) ASTM B 209-96, Standard Specification for Aluminum and 
Aluminum-Alloy Sheet and Plate, IBR approved for Sec.  119.440(a).
    (7) ASTM D 93-97, Standard Test Methods for Flash Point by Pensky-
Martens Closed Cup Tester, IBR approved for Sec.  114.400(b).
    (8) ASTM D 635-97, Standard Test Method for Rate of Burning and/or 
Extent and Time of Burning of Plastics in a Horizontal Position, IBR 
approved for Sec.  119.440(a).
    (9) ASTM D 2863-95, Standard Test Method for Measuring the Minimum 
Oxygen Concentration to Support Candle-like Combustion of Plastics 
(Oxygen Index), IBR approved for Sec.  119.440(a).
    (10) ASTM E 84-98, Standard Test Method for Surface Burning 
Characteristics of Building Materials, IBR approved for Sec. Sec.  
116.405(f), 116.422(b), and 116.423(a).
    (11) ASTM E 648-97, Standard Test Method for Critical Radiant Flux 
of Floor-Covering Systems Using a Radiant Heat Energy Source, IBR 
approved for Sec. Sec.  114.400(b) and 116.423(a).
    (12) ASTM E 662-97, Standard Test Method for Specific Optical 
Density of Smoke Generated by Solid Materials, IBR approved for 
Sec. Sec.  114.400(b) and 116.423(a).
    (f) Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE), 
IEEE Service Center, 445 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ 08854, 800-678-4333, 
http://www.ieee.org.
    (1) Standard 45-1977--Recommended Practice for Electrical 
Installations on Shipboard, IBR approved for Sec.  120.340(o).
    (2) [Reserved]
    (g) International Maritime Organization (IMO) Publishing, 4 Albert 
Embankment, London SE1 7SR, United Kingdom, +44 (0)20 7735 7611, http://www.imo.org.
    (1) International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), 
as amended, Consolidated Edition, 2009, including Erratum, IBR approved 
for Sec.  116.400(c).
    (2) Resolution A.520(13), Code of Practice for the Evaluation, 
Testing and Acceptance of Prototype Novel Life-Saving Appliances and 
Arrangements, dated 17 November 1983, IBR approved for Sec.  
114.540(c).
    (3) Resolution A.658(16), Use and Fitting of Retro-Reflective 
Materials on Life-Saving Appliances, dated 20 November 1989, IBR 
approved for Sec.  122.604(h) and (i).
    (4) Resolution A.688(17), Fire Test Procedures For Ignitability of 
Bedding Components, dated 06 November 1991, IBR approved for Sec.  
116.405(j).
    (5) Resolution A.760(18), Symbols Related to Life-Saving Appliances 
and

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Arrangements, dated 17 November 1993, IBR approved for Sec.  
122.604(f).
    (h) National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), 1 Batterymarch 
Park, Quincy, MA 02169, 617-770-3000, http://www.nfpa.org.
    (1) NFPA 10, Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers, 2010 
Edition, effective December 5, 2009, IBR approved for Sec.  115.810(b).
    (2) NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, 
2010 Edition, effective August 26, 2009, IBR approved for Sec. Sec.  
116.439(d) and (e), and 116.440(c).
    (3) NFPA 17-1994, Dry Chemical Extinguishing Systems, 1994 Edition, 
IBR approved for Sec.  118.425(b).
    (4) NFPA 17A-1994, Wet Chemical Extinguishing Systems, 1994 
Edition, IBR approved for Sec.  118.425(b).
    (5) NFPA 70-1996, National Electrical Code (NEC), 1996 Edition,
    (i) Section 250-95, IBR approved for Sec.  120.372(c),
    (ii) Section 310-13, IBR approved for Sec.  120.340(d),
    (iii) Section 310-15, IBR approved for Sec.  120.340(o),
    (iv) Article 430, IBR approved for Sec.  120.320(e),
    (v) Article 445, IBR approved for Sec.  120.320(d).
    (6) NFPA 92B-1995, Smoke Management Systems in Malls, Atria, and 
Large Areas, 1995 Edition, IBR approved for Sec.  116.440(d).
    (7) NFPA 261-1994, Test For Determining Resistance of Mock-up 
Upholstered Furniture Material Assemblies to Ignition by Smoldering 
Cigarettes, 1994 Edition, IBR approved for Sec. Sec.  114.400(b) and 
116.423.
    (8) NFPA 302-1994, Pleasure and Commercial Motor Craft, Chapter 6, 
1994 Edition, IBR approved for Sec. Sec.  121.200 and 121.240(a) 
through (c), (e) and (g).
    (9) NFPA 306-1993, Control of Gas Hazards on Vessels, 1993 Edition, 
IBR approved for Sec.  115.710(a).
    (10) NFPA 701-1996, Fire Tests for Flame-Resistant Textiles and 
Films, 1996 Edition, IBR approved for Sec.  116.423(a).
    (11) NFPA 1963-1993, Fire Hose Connections, 1993 Edition, IBR 
approved for Sec.  118.320(b).
    (i) UL (formerly Underwriters Laboratories), 12 Laboratory Drive, 
P.O. Box 1399, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, 919-549-1400, http://www.ul.com.
    (1) UL 19, Standard for Safety for Lined Fire Hose and Hose 
Assemblies, Twelfth Edition, approved November 30, 2001, IBR approved 
for 118.320(b).
    (2) UL 174-1989, Household Electric Storage Tank Water Heaters, as 
amended through June 23, 1994, IBR approved for Sec.  119.320(a).
    (3) UL 486A-1992, Wire Connectors and Soldering Lugs For Use With 
Copper Conductors, IBR approved for Sec.  120.340(i).
    (4) UL 489-1995, Molded-Case Circuit Breakers and Circuit Breaker 
Enclosures, IBR approved for Sec.  120.380(m).
    (5) UL 595-1991, Marine Type Electric Lighting Fixtures, IBR 
approved for Sec.  120.410(d).
    (6) UL 710-1990, Exhaust Hoods For Commercial Cooking Equipment, as 
amended through September 16, 1993, IBR approved for Sec.  118.425(a).
    (7) UL 723-1993, Surface Burning Characteristics of Building 
Materials, as amended through April 20, 1994, IBR approved for 
Sec. Sec.  114.400(b), 116.422(b), 116.423, and 116.425.
    (8) UL 1056-1989, Fire Test of Upholstered Furniture, IBR approved 
for Sec.  116.423(a) and (b).
    (9) UL 1058-1989, Halogenated Agent Extinguishing System Units, as 
amended through April 19, 1994, IBR approved for Sec.  118.410(g).
    (10) UL 1102-1992, Non integral Marine Fuel Tanks, IBR approved for 
Sec.  119.440(a).
    (11) UL 1104-1981, Marine Navigation Lights, as amended through May 
4, 1988, IBR approved for Sec.  120.420.
    (12) UL 1110-1988, Marine Combustible Gas Indicators, as amended 
through May 16, 1994, IBR approved for Sec.  119.480.
    (13) UL 1453-1988, Electric Booster and Commercial Storage Tank 
Water Heaters, as amended through June 7, 1994, IBR approved for Sec.  
119.320(a).
    (14) UL 1570-1995, Fluorescent Lighting Fixtures, IBR approved for 
Sec.  120.410(d).
    (15) UL 1571-1995, Incandescent Lighting Fixtures, IBR approved for 
Sec.  120.410(d).
    (16) UL 1572-1995, High Intensity Discharge Lighting Fixtures, IBR 
approved for Sec.  120.410(d).
    (17) UL 1573-1995, Stage and Studio Lighting Units, IBR approved 
for Sec.  120.410(d).
    (18) UL 1574-1995, Track Lighting Systems, IBR approved for Sec.  
120.410(d).

PART 115--INSPECTION AND CERTIFICATION

0
143. The authority citation for part 115 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1321(j); 46 U.S.C. 2103, 3205, 3306, 3307; 
49 U.S.C. App. 1804; E.O. 11735, 38 FR 21243, 3 CFR, 1971-1975 
Comp., p. 277; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 
0170.1.


0
144. Amend Sec.  115.810(b)(1) by removing ``Portable Fire 
Extinguishers'' from the first sentence and by adding ``(incorporated 
by reference, see Sec.  114.600 of this chapter)'' to the first 
sentence, after the first instance of ``NFPA 10''.

PART 116--CONSTRUCTION AND ARRANGEMENT

0
145. The authority citation for part 116 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 46 U.S.C. 2103, 3306; E.O. 12234, 45 FR 58801, 3 CFR, 
1980 Comp., p. 277, Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 
0170.1.


0
146. Amend Sec.  116.400 to add paragraph (c) to read as follows:


Sec.  116.400  Application.

* * * * *
    (c) Vessels meeting the structural fire protection requirements of 
SOLAS, Chapter II-2, Regulations 5, 6, 8, 9, and 11 (incorporated by 
reference, see Sec.  114.600), may be considered equivalent to the 
provisions of this subpart.

0
147. Amend Sec.  116.440 as follows:
0
a. In paragraph (a), remove the text ``(1000 square feet) or 20%'' and 
add, in its place, the text ``(1,000 square feet) or 20 percent'';
0
b. In paragraph (a)(3), remove the word ``shall'' and add, in its 
place, the word ``must'';
0
c. In paragraph (b), remove the text ``Sec.  76.33'' and add, in its 
place, the text ``Sec.  76.27''; and
0
d. In paragraph (c), after the words ``an automatic sprinkler system 
meeting NFPA 13'', add the words ``(incorporated by reference, see 
Sec.  114.600)''.

PART 118--FIRE PROTECTION EQUIPMENT

0
148. The authority citation for part 118 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 46 U.S.C. 2103, 3306; E.O. 12234, 45 FR 58801, 3 CFR, 
1980 Comp., p. 277; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 
0170.1.


0
149. In Sec.  118.115--
0
a. Revise the section heading;
0
b. In paragraph (a), after the words ``Except as otherwise required by 
paragraphs'', remove the words ``(b) and (c) of this section'' and add, 
in their place, the words ``(b), (c), and (d) of this section''; and
0
c. Revise paragraph (d).
    The revisions read as follows:


Sec.  118.115  Applicability to existing vessels.

* * * * *
    (d) For vessels contracted for prior to August 22, 2016, 
extinguishers with

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extinguishing capacities smaller than what is required in Table 
118.500(a) of this part need not be replaced and may be continued in 
service so long as they are maintained in good condition to the 
satisfaction of the OCMI. All new equipment and installations must meet 
the applicable requirements in this subpart for new vessels.

0
150. Revise Sec.  118.120 to read as follows:


Sec.  118.120  Equipment installed but not required.

    (a) Fire extinguishing equipment installed on a vessel in excess of 
the requirements of Sec. Sec.  118.400 and 118.500 must be designed, 
constructed, installed, and maintained in a manner acceptable to the 
Commandant.
    (b) Use of non-approved fire detection systems may be acceptable as 
excess equipment provided that:
    (1) Components are listed and labeled by a nationally recognized 
testing laboratory (NRTL) as set forth in 29 CFR 1910.7, and are 
designed, installed, tested, and maintained in accordance with an 
appropriate industry standard and the manufacturer's specific guidance;
    (2) Installation conforms to the requirements of 46 CFR chapter I, 
subchapter J (Electrical Engineering), especially the hazardous 
location electrical installation regulations in 46 CFR 111.105; and
    (3) Coast Guard plan review is completed for wiring plans.

0
151. In Sec.  118.310--
0
a. Remove the words ``fire hose'' wherever they appear and add, in 
their place, the word ``firehose''; and
0
b. Add paragraph (e) to read as follows:


Sec.  118.310  Fire main and hydrants.

* * * * *
    (e) Spanner wrenches must be provided for each fire hydrant 
required by this regulation. Existing vessels must comply with this 
requirement by January 18, 2017.

0
152. In Sec.  118.320, revise the section heading and paragraph (b)(1) 
to read as follows:


Sec.  118.320  Firehoses and nozzles.

* * * * *
    (b) * * *
    (1) Be lined commercial firehose that conforms to UL 19 ``Standard 
for Safety for Lined Fire Hose and Hose Assemblies'' (incorporated by 
reference, see Sec.  114.600 of this chapter), or hose that is listed 
and labeled by an independent laboratory recognized by the Commandant 
as being equivalent in performance;
* * * * *

0
153. In Sec.  118.400--
0
a. In paragraph (b)(3), remove the text ``B-II'' and add, in its place, 
the text ``40-B'';
0
b. In paragraphs (b)(5)(i), (b)(5)(ii), and (b)(5)(iii), remove the 
word ``shall'' and add, in its place, the word ``must'';
0
c. In paragraph (c) introductory text, after the words ``must be 
equipped with a'', remove the words ``fire detecting system'' and add, 
in their place, the words ``fire detection and alarm system''; and 
after the words ``that is installed in accordance with'', remove the 
text ``Sec.  76.27'' and add, in its place, the text ``part 76'';
0
d. In paragraph (d), remove the text ``Sec.  118.425 of this part'' and 
add, in its place, the text '' Sec.  118.425'';
0
e. Revise paragraph (e);
0
f. In paragraph (f), after the words ``a manual alarm system that meets 
the requirements in'', remove the text ``Sec.  76.35'' and add, in its 
place, the text ``part 76'';
0
g. Revise paragraph (g); and
0
h. In paragraph (h), after the words ``that meets the requirements 
of'', remove the text ``Sec.  76.23'' and add, in its place, the text 
``part 76''.
    The revisions read as follows:


Sec.  118.400  Where required.

* * * * *
    (e) Except for continuously manned operating stations as allowed by 
paragraph (f) of this section, each accommodation space, control space, 
and service space must be fitted with the following systems:
    (1) A smoke actuated fire detection system of a type approved by 
the Commandant that is installed in accordance with 46 CFR part 76; and
    (2) A manual alarm system that meets the requirements in 46 CFR 
part 76.
* * * * *
    (g) An enclosed vehicle space must be fitted with an automatic 
sprinkler system that meets the requirements of 46 CFR part 76; and
    (1) A fire detection system of a type approved by the Commandant 
that is installed in accordance with 46 CFR part 76; or
    (2) A smoke detection system of a type approved by the Commandant 
that is installed in accordance with 46 CFR part 76.


Sec.  118.410  [Amended]

0
154. Amend Sec.  118.410 as follows:
0
a. In paragraph (f)(5)(i), after the words ``must be equal to the gross 
volume of the system'', add the words ``in cubic meters''; remove the 
number ``160'' and add, in its place, the number ``0.624''; remove the 
number ``192'' and add, in its place, the number ``0.749''; and
0
b. In paragraph (f)(6)(i), remove the number ``480'' and add, in its 
place, the number ``1.88''.

0
155. Revise Sec.  118.500 to read as follows:


Sec.  118.500  Required number, type, and location.

    (a) Each portable fire extinguisher on a vessel must be of a type 
approved by the Commandant. The minimum number of portable fire 
extinguishers required on a vessel must be acceptable to the cognizant 
OCMI, but must be not less than the minimum number required by Table 
118.500(a) of this section and other provisions of this section.
    (b) Table 118.500(a) of this section indicates the minimum required 
number and type of extinguisher for each space listed. Extinguishers 
with larger numerical ratings or multiple letter designations may be 
used if the extinguishers meet the requirements of the table.

         Table 118.500(a)--Required Portable Fire Extinguishers
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                Minimum required        Quantity and
            Space                    rating               location
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Operating station...........  10-B:C..............  1.
Machinery space.............  40-B:C..............  1 in the vicinity of
                                                     the exit.
Open vehicle deck...........  40-B................  1 for every 10
                                                     vehicles.
Accommodation space.........  2-A.................  1 each for each
                                                     2,500 sq ft or
                                                     fraction thereof.
Galley......................  40-B:C..............  1.
Pantry, concession stand....  2-A.................  1 in the vicinity of
                                                     the exit.
------------------------------------------------------------------------


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    (c) A vehicle deck without a fixed sprinkler system and exposed to 
weather must have one 40-B portable fire extinguisher for every 10 
vehicles, located near an entrance to the space.
    (d) The frame or support of each semi-portable fire extinguisher 
permitted by paragraph (c) of this section must be welded or otherwise 
permanently attached to a bulkhead or deck.

PART 122--OPERATIONS

0
156. The authority citation for part 122 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 46 U.S.C. 2103, 3306, 6101; E.O. 12234, 45 FR 58801, 
3 CFR, 1980 Comp., p. 277; Department of Homeland Security 
Delegation No. 0170.1.


0
157. Amend Sec.  122.612 as follows:
0
a. Revise paragraphs (d) and (e);
0
b. Remove paragraph (g);
0
c. Redesignate paragraph (h) as new paragraph (g); and
0
d. In newly redesignated paragraph (g), after the words ``or as 
otherwise required by the'', remove the word ``cognizant''; and 
following after the words ``installed, that agent'' remove the word 
``shall'' and add, in its place, the word ``must''.
    The revisions read as follows:


Sec.  122.612  Fire protection equipment.

* * * * *
    (d) A manual fire alarm pull station must be conspicuously marked 
as such in clearly legible letters, and include brief, clear 
instructions for operation.
    (e) An indicator for a fire detection and alarm system must be 
conspicuously marked in clearly legible letters ``FIRE ALARM''.
* * * * *

PART 125--GENERAL

0
158. The authority citation for part 125 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 46 U.S.C. 2103, 3306, 3307; 49 U.S.C. App. 1804; sec. 
617, Pub. L. 111-281, 124 Stat. 2905; Department of Homeland 
Security Delegation No. 0170.1.


0
159. In Sec.  125.100, revise paragraph (f) to read as follows:


Sec.  125.100  Applicability.

* * * * *
    (f) The regulations in this subchapter have preemptive effect over 
State or local regulations in the same field.
* * * * *

0
160. In Sec.  125.180, revise paragraphs (i)(2), (j) introductory text, 
and (j)(1) to read as follows:


Sec.  125.180  Incorporation by reference.

* * * * *
    (i) * * *
    (2) NFPA 70, National Electrical Code, 2011 Edition, IBR approved 
for Sec. Sec.  129.320(e), 129.340(d) and (n), and 129.370(c).
* * * * *
    (j) UL (formerly Underwriters Laboratories), 12 Laboratory Drive, 
P.O. Box 13995, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, 919-549-1400, http://www.ul.com.
    (1) UL 19, Standard for Safety for Lined Fire Hose and Hose 
Assemblies, Twelfth Edition, approved November 30, 2001, IBR approved 
for Sec.  132.130.
* * * * *

PART 132--FIRE-PROTECTION EQUIPMENT

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161. The authority citation for part 132 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 46 U.S.C. 3306, 3307; sec. 617, Pub. L. 111-281, 124 
Stat. 2905; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1.

Sec.  132.210  [Removed]

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162. Remove Sec.  132.210.

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163. Amend Sec.  132.220 as follows:
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a. In paragraph (a), remove the word ``semiportable'' and add, in its 
place, the word ``semi-portable'';
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b. Revise Table 132.220;
0
c. Redesignate paragraphs (b) through (f) as paragraphs (c) through 
(g), respectively;
0
d. Add new paragraph (b);
0
e. In newly redesignated paragraphs (c) and (g), remove the word 
``semiportable'' wherever it appears and add, in its place, the word 
``semi-portable''; and
0
f. In newly redesignated paragraph (e), remove the words ``fire hose'' 
and add, in their place, the word ``firehose''.
    The revision and addition read as follows:


Sec.  132.220  Installation.

* * * * *

  Table 132.220--Required Portable and Semi-Portable Fire Extinguishers
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                Minimum required
            Space                    rating         Number and placement
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Safety areas: Communicating   2-A.................  1 in each main
 passageways.                                        passageway, not
                                                     more than 45.7 m
                                                     (150 ft) apart
                                                     (permissible in
                                                     stairways).
Pilothouse..................  20-B:C..............  2 in the vicinity of
                                                     the exit.
Service spaces: Galleys.....  40-B:C..............  1 for each 230 sq m
                                                     (2,500 sq ft) or
                                                     fraction thereof,
                                                     suitable for
                                                     hazards involved.
Paint lockers...............  40-B................  1 outside space, in
                                                     the vicinity of the
                                                     exit.
Accessible baggage and        2-A.................  1 for each 230 sq m
 storerooms.                                         (2,500 sq ft) or
                                                     fraction thereof,
                                                     located in the
                                                     vicinity of the
                                                     exits, either
                                                     inside or outside
                                                     spaces.
Workshops and similar spaces  2-A.................  1 outside space in
                                                     the vicinity of the
                                                     exit.
Machinery spaces: Internal-   40-B:C..............  1 for each 1,000
 combustion propulsion-                              brake horsepower,
 machinery.                                          but not fewer than
                                                     2 and more than 6.
                              120-B...............  1 required.1 2
Electric propulsion motors    40-B:C..............  1 for each
 or generators of open type.                         propulsion motor or
                                                     generator unit.
Auxiliary spaces: Internal    40-B................  1 outside space in
 combustion.                                         the vicinity of the
                                                     exit.\2\
Electric motors and           40-B:C..............  1 outside space in
 emergency generators.                               the vicinity of the
                                                     exit.\2\
Spares......................  2-A.................  10 percent of the
                                                     required number
                                                     rounded up.
                              40-B:C..............  10 percent of the
                                                     required number
                                                     rounded up.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\ Not required where a fixed gaseous fire extinguishing system is
  installed.
\2\ Not required on vessels of less than 300 GT.

    (b) Table 132.220 of this section indicates the minimum required 
number and type of extinguishers for each space listed. Extinguishers 
with larger numerical ratings or multiple letter designations may be 
used if the extinguishers meet the requirements of the table.
* * * * *

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Sec.  132.230  [Removed and Reserved]

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164. Remove and reserve Sec.  132.230.
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165. Revise Sec.  132.240 to read as follows:


Sec.  132.240  Stowage of semi-portable fire extinguishers.

    The frame or support of each semi-portable fire extinguisher must 
be secured to prevent the extinguisher from shifting in heavy weather.

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166. Add Sec.  132.250 to subpart B to read as follows:


Sec.  132.250  Locations and number of fire extinguishers required for 
vessels constructed prior to August 22, 2016.

    Vessels contracted for prior to August 22, 2016, must meet the 
following requirements:
    (a) Previously installed extinguishers with extinguishing 
capacities smaller than are required in Table 132.220 of this subpart 
need not be replaced and may be continued in service so long as they 
are maintained in good condition to the satisfaction of the Officer in 
Charge, Marine Inspection.
    (b) All new equipment and installations must meet the applicable 
requirements in this subpart for new vessels.

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167. Revise Sec.  132.340 to read as follows:


Sec.  132.340  Equipment installed although not required.

    (a) A vessel may install fire extinguishing equipment beyond that 
required by this subchapter, unless the excess equipment in any way 
endangers the vessel or the persons aboard. This equipment must be 
listed and labeled by an independent, nationally recognized testing 
laboratory (NRTL) as that term is defined in 46 CFR 161.002-2, and must 
be designed, installed, tested, and maintained in accordance with an 
appropriate industry standard and the manufacturer's specific guidance.
    (b) Use of non-approved fire detection systems may be acceptable as 
excess equipment, provided that:
    (1) Components are listed and labeled by an NRTL as that term is 
defined in 46 CFR 161.002-2, and are designed, installed, tested, and 
maintained in accordance with an appropriate industry standard and the 
manufacturer's specific guidance;
    (2) Installation conforms to the requirements of 46 CFR chapter I, 
subchapter J (Electrical Engineering), especially the hazardous 
location electrical installation regulations in 46 CFR 111.105; and
    (3) Coast Guard plan review is completed for wiring plans.

PART 147--HAZARDOUS SHIPS' STORES

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168. The authority citation for part 147 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 46 U.S.C. 3306; E.O. 12234, 45 FR 58801, 3 CFR, 1980 
Comp., p. 277; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 
0170.1.


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169. Amend Sec.  147.1 by revising the section heading and paragraph 
(d) to read as follows:


Sec.  147.1  Purpose and applicability.

* * * * *
    (d) The regulations in this subchapter (46 CFR parts 147, 147A, and 
148) have preemptive effect over State or local regulations in the same 
field.

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170. In Sec.  147.7--
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a. Redesignate paragraphs (d) through (f), as paragraphs (e) through 
(g), respectively;
0
b. Add new paragraph (d); and
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c. Revise redesignated paragraphs (e), (f), and (g).
    The addition and revisions read as follows:


Sec.  147.7  Incorporation by reference.

* * * * *
    (d) Compressed Gas Association, Inc. (CGA), 14501 George Carter 
Way, Suite 103, Chantilly, Virginia 20151, 703-788-2700, http://www.cganet.com.
    (1) CGA C-6-2007, Standards for Visual Inspection of Steel 
Compressed Gas Cylinders, Tenth Edition, 2007, IBR approved for Sec.  
147.65(b).
    (2) [Reserved]
    (e) National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), 1 Batterymarch 
Park, Quincy, MA 02169, 617-770-3000, http://www.nfpa.org.
    (1) NFPA 2001, Standard on Clean Agent Fire Extinguishing Systems, 
2008 Edition, IBR approved for Sec. Sec.  147.66(c) and 147.67(c).
    (2) NFPA 12A, Standard on Halon 1301 Fire Extinguishing Systems, 
2009 Edition, effective July 18, 2008, IBR approved for Sec.  
147.65(b).
    (f) Public Health Service (PHS), Department of Health and Human 
Services (DHHS), Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing 
Office, 710 North Capitol Street NW., Washington, DC 20401, 866-512-
1800, http://www.gpo.gov.
    (1) DHHS Publication No. PHS 84-2024, The Ship's Medicine Chest and 
Medical Aid at Sea, revised 1984, IBR approved for Sec.  147.105.
    (2) [Reserved]
    (g) UL (formerly Underwriters Laboratories), 12 Laboratory Drive, 
P.O. Box 13995, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, 919-549-1400, http://www.ul.com.
    (1) UL 30, Standard for Metal Safety Cans, 7th Ed., revised March 
3, 1987, (``UL 30''), IBR approved for Sec.  147.45(f).
    (2) UL 1185, Standard for Portable Marine Fuel Tanks, Second 
Edition, revised July 6, 1984, (``UL 1185''), IBR approved for Sec.  
147.45(f).
    (3) UL 1313, Standard for Nonmetallic Safety Cans for Petroleum 
Products, 1st Ed., revised March 22, 1985, (``UL 1313''), IBR approved 
for Sec.  147.45(f).
    (4) UL 1314, Standard for Special-Purpose Containers, 1st Ed., 
revised February 7, 1984, (``UL 1314''), IBR approved for Sec.  
147.45(f).

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171. Revise Sec.  147.65 to read as follows:


Sec.  147.65  Carbon dioxide and Halon fire extinguishing systems.

    (a) Carbon dioxide cylinders forming part of a fixed fire 
extinguishing system must be maintained as follows:
    (1) Cylinders must be retested at least every 12 years. If a 
cylinder is discharged and more than 5 years have elapsed since the 
last test, it must be retested before recharging.
    (2) Carbon dioxide cylinders must be rejected for further service 
when they:
    (i) Leak;
    (ii) Are dented, bulging, severely corroded, or otherwise in a 
weakened condition;
    (iii) Have lost more than 5 percent of their tare weight; or
    (iv) Have been involved in a fire.
    (3) Cylinders which have contained gas agents for fixed fire 
extinguishing systems and have not been tested within 5 years must not 
be used to contain another compressed gas onboard a vessel, unless the 
cylinders are retested and re-marked in accordance with Sec.  
147.60(a)(3) and (4).
    (4) Flexible connections between cylinders and distribution piping 
of semi-portable or fixed carbon dioxide fire extinguishing systems and 
discharge hoses in semi-portable carbon dioxide fire extinguishing 
systems must be replaced or tested at a pressure of 6.9 MPa (1,000 
psig). At test pressure, the pressure must not drop at a rate greater 
than 1.03 MPa (150 psi) per minute for a 2-minute period. The test must 
be performed when the cylinders are retested.
    (b) Halon cylinders forming part of a fixed fire extinguishing 
system must be maintained as follows:
    (1) The agent weight must be ascertained annually by one of the 
methods identified in paragraphs (b)(2) through (b)(4) of this section. 
Measured weights or liquid levels must be recorded and compared with 
the recommended fill levels and previous readings. If cylinder weight 
or liquid

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level, adjusted for temperature, shows a 5 percent loss of pressure, 
the cylinder must be refilled. If cylinder pressure, adjusted for 
temperature, shows a 10 percent loss of pressure, the cylinders must be 
refilled.
    (2) The cylinders may be removed from the mounting racks and 
weighed.
    (3) The contents of cylinders fitted with integral floating 
dipstick liquid level indicators may be measured with the dipstick 
indicator.
    (4) With approval of the cognizant Officer in Charge, Marine 
Inspection (OCMI), liquid level indication measures such as ultrasonic/
audio gauging or radioisotope gauging may be used, provided that all of 
the following conditions are met:
    (i) Measurement equipment is calibrated for the cylinder wall 
thickness and Halon liquid.
    (ii) Calibration is verified by weighing the cylinders that 
indicate the lowest levels of Halon in each release group, but in no 
case less than 10 percent of the inspected cylinders in each release 
group.
    (iii) The acceptable liquid level is identified by the original 
system installer or coincides with all other cylinder liquid levels of 
the same release group.
    (iv) Measurements are made by personnel skilled in ultrasonic/audio 
gauging or radioisotope gauging techniques.
    (5) Effective 12 years after commissioning of the system or 5 years 
after the last hydrostatic test, whichever is later, the following 
inspections must be completed every 5 years:
    (i) Cylinders continuously in service without discharging must be 
removed from mounting racks and given a complete external visual 
inspection. The inspection must be conducted in accordance with the CGA 
Pamphlet C-6 (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  147.7).
    (ii) The volume of agent must be ascertained either by removing and 
weighing the cylinder or by floating liquid level indicators, integral 
with the cylinder construction, taking into account adjustments 
necessary for cylinder temperature and pressure.
    (6) Flexible connections between cylinders and distribution piping 
of fixed Halon fire extinguishing systems must be:
    (i) Visually inspected for damage, corrosion, or deterioration 
every year and replaced if found unserviceable; and
    (ii) Inspected and tested in accordance with NFPA 12A, paragraph 
6.3.1 (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  147.7) except that 
hydrostatic testing must be performed every 12 years instead of every 5 
years.
    (7) During any inspection, cylinders must be removed from service 
if they:
    (i) Leak;
    (ii) Are dented, bulging, severely corroded, or otherwise in a 
weakened condition; or
    (iii) Have been involved in a fire.
    (c) Cylinders that have contained carbon dioxide or Halon and have 
not been tested within 5 years must not be used to contain another 
compressed gas onboard a vessel, unless the cylinder is retested and 
re-marked in accordance with Sec.  147.60(a)(3) and (4).

PART 159--APPROVAL OF EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS

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172. The authority citation for part 159 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 46 U.S.C. 3306, 3703; 49 CFR 1.45, 1.46; Section 
159.001-9 also issued under the authority of 44 U.S.C. 3507.


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173. Add Sec.  159.001-1(b) to read as follows:


Sec.  159.001-1  Purpose.

* * * * *
    (b) The regulations in this subchapter (parts 159 through 164) have 
preemptive effect over State or local regulations in the same field.

0
174. Amend Sec.  159.001-3 to add the definitions of ``Marine Equipment 
Directive (MarED)'' and ``Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA)'', in 
alphabetical order, as follows:


Sec.  159.001-3  Definitions.

* * * * *
    Marine Equipment Directive (MarED) means the European Community 
Council Directive 96/98/EC of December 20, 1996 on marine equipment, as 
amended.
* * * * *
    Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) means an agreement between the 
United States and other Maritime Administrations or organized 
associations, such as the European Community and the European Free 
Trade Association that specifies equipment approval and monitoring 
processes through which parties of the MRA agree to approve equipment 
on behalf of all parties. An MRA allows reciprocal approval and 
acceptance of equipment between all parties.
* * * * *

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175. Revise Sec.  159.001-4 to read as follows:


Sec.  159.001-4  Incorporation by reference.

    (a) Certain material is incorporated by reference into this part 
with the approval of the Director of the Federal Register under 5 
U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. All approved material is available for 
inspection at the U.S. Coast Guard, Office of Design and Engineering 
Standards (CG-ENG-4), 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE., Stop 
7509, Washington, DC 20593-7509, and is available from the sources 
listed below. It is also available for inspection at the National 
Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the 
availability of this material at NARA, call 202-741-6030 or go to 
http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/code_of_federal_regulations/ibr_locations.html.
    (b) International Maritime Organization (IMO) Publishing, 4 Albert 
Embankment, London SE1 7SR, United Kingdom, +44 (0)20 7735 7611, http://www.imo.org.
    (1) Resolution A.739(18), Guidelines for the Authorization of 
Organizations Acting on Behalf of the Administration, November 22, 
1993, IBR approved for Sec.  159.001-3.
    (2) [Reserved]
    (c) International Organization for Standardization, ISO Central 
Secretariat BIBC II, Chemin de Blandonnet 8, CP 401, 1214 Vernier, 
Geneva, Switzerland, +41 22 749 01 11, http://www.iso.org.
    (1) ISO/IEC 17025:2005(E), International Standard: General 
requirements for the competence of testing and calibration 
laboratories, Second edition, 15 May 2005 (``ISO/IEC 17025''), IBR 
approved for Sec.  159.010-3(a).
    (2) [Reserved]
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176. Add subpart 159.003 to read as follows:
Subpart 159.003--Approvals Under Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRA)
Sec.
159.003-1 Purpose.
159.003-3 Acceptance of foreign approvals under a Mutual Recognition 
Agreement (MRA).
159.003-5 Approval by the Coast Guard under a Mutual Recognition 
Agreement (MRA).
159.003-7 Multiple approval numbers.
159.003-9 Products covered by Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRAs).

Subpart 159.003--Approvals Under Mutual Recognition Agreements 
(MRA)


Sec.  159-003-1  Purpose.

    This subpart contains the procedures for obtaining Coast Guard 
approval under a Mutual Recognition Agreement.


Sec.  159-003-3  Acceptance of foreign approvals under a Mutual 
Recognition Agreement (MRA).

    A Coast Guard approval issued by a foreign authority in accordance 
with the

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provisions of an effective MRA is acceptable for any application where 
the regulations in this chapter require Coast Guard approval.


Sec.  159-003-5  Approval by the Coast Guard under a Mutual Recognition 
Agreement (MRA).

    (a) Manufacturers must specify in writing that foreign approval 
under an MRA is requested.
    (b) The Coast Guard Certificate of Approval will clearly identify 
as specified in the MRA that the product is approved to the foreign 
requirements under the MRA.


Sec.  159-003-7  Multiple approval numbers.

    A product will not be issued a Coast Guard approval number by the 
Coast Guard if it already holds a Coast Guard approval number issued by 
a foreign authority under a Mutual Recognition Agreement.


Sec.  159-003-9  Products covered by Mutual Recognition Agreements 
(MRAs).

    A complete list of equipment and materials approved by the Coast 
Guard under an MRA, as well as detailed information on marking and 
identifying items approved by foreign authorities under an MRA, is 
available online at http://cgmix.uscg.mil/Equipment/Default.aspx.
0
177. Amend Sec.  159.010-3 by revising paragraph (a)(2) to read as 
follows:


Sec.  159.010-3  Independent laboratory: Standards for acceptance.

    (a) * * *
    (2) Possess or have access to the apparatus, facilities, personnel, 
and calibrated instruments that are necessary to inspect and test the 
equipment or material under the applicable subpart. In addition, for 
testing conducted on or after July 1, 2012, on equipment subject to 
SOLAS requirements, they must have ISO/IEC 17025 (incorporated by 
reference, see Sec.  159.001-4) accreditation from an accreditation 
body that is a full member of the International Laboratory 
Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) or a recognized accreditation body by 
the National Cooperation for Laboratory Accreditation (NACLA);
* * * * *

PART 160--LIFESAVING EQUIPMENT

0
178. The authority citation for part 160 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 46 U.S.C. 2103, 3306, 3703 and 4302; E.O. 12234; 45 
FR 58801; 3 CFR, 1980 Comp., p. 277; and Department of Homeland 
Security Delegation No. 0170.1.

Subpart 160.900 [Removed]

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179. Remove subpart 160.900.

PART 161--ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT

0
180. The authority citation for part 161 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 46 U.S.C. 3306, 3703, 4302; E.O. 12234, 45 FR 58801, 
3 CFR, 1980 Comp., p. 277; Department of Homeland Security 
Delegation No. 0170.1.

Subpart 161.002--Fire Detection Systems

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181. Revise the heading for subpart 161.002 to read as set forth above.

0
182. Revise Sec.  161.002-1 to read as follows:


Sec.  161.002-1  Incorporation by reference.

    (a) Certain material is incorporated by reference into this subpart 
with the approval of the Director of the Federal Register under 5 
U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. All approved material is available for 
inspection at the U.S. Coast Guard, Lifesaving and Fire Safety Division 
(CG-ENG-4), 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE., Stop 7509, 
Washington, DC 20593-7509, and is available from the sources listed 
below. It is also available for inspection at the National Archives and 
Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of 
this material at NARA, call 202-741-6030 or go to http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/code_of_federal_regulations/ibr_locations.html.
    (b) FM Global, 1151 Boston-Providence Turnpike, P.O. Box 9102, 
Norwood, MA 02062, 781-762-4300, http://www.fmglobal.com.
    (1) ANSI/FM Approvals 3260, American National Standard for Radiant 
Energy-Sensing Fire Detectors for Automatic Fire Alarm Signaling, 
February 2004 (``ANSI/FM 3260''), IBR approved for Sec.  161.002-6(b).
    (2) [Reserved]
    (c) International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), 3, rue de 
Varembe, P.O. Box 131, CH-1211 Geneva 20--Switzerland, +41 22 919 02 
11, http://www.iec.ch.
    (1) IEC 60092-504:2001(E), Electrical Installations in Ships--Part 
504: Special Features--Control and Instrumentation, Third edition, 
March 2001, IBR approved for Sec.  161.002-6(c) and (d), and Sec.  
161.002-15(d).
    (2) [Reserved]
    (d) International Maritime Organization (IMO) Publishing, 4 Albert 
Embankment, London SE1 7SR, United Kingdom, +44 (0)20 7735 7611, http://www.imo.org.
    (1) FSS Code, International Code for Fire Safety Systems, Second 
Edition, 2007 Edition (Resolution MSC.98(73)), IBR approved for Sec.  
161.002-15(b).
    (2) [Reserved]
    (e) National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), 1 Batterymarch 
Park, Quincy, MA 02169, 617-770-3000, http://www.nfpa.org.
    (1) NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, 2010 Edition, 
effective August 26, 2009 (``NFPA 72''), IBR approved for Sec.  
161.002-10(b).
    (2) [Reserved]
    (f) UL (formerly Underwriters Laboratories), 12 Laboratory Drive, 
P.O. Box 13995, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, 919-549-1400, http://www.ul.com.
    (1) UL 38, Standard for Safety for Manual Signaling Boxes for Fire 
Alarm Systems, Eighth Edition, dated July 3, 2008, as amended through 
December 11, 2008, IBR approved for Sec.  161.002-6(b).
    (2) UL 268, Standard for Safety for Smoke Detectors for Fire Alarm 
Systems, Sixth Edition, dated August 14, 2009, IBR approved for Sec.  
161.002-6(b).
    (3) UL 464, Standard for Safety for Audible Signal Appliances, 
Ninth Edition, dated April 14, 2009, as amended through April 16, 2012, 
IBR approved for Sec.  161.002-6(b).
    (4) UL 521, Standard for Safety for Heat Detectors for Fire 
Protective Signaling Systems, Seventh Edition, dated February 19, 1999, 
as amended through October 3, 2002, IBR approved for Sec.  161.002-
6(b).
    (5) UL 864, Standard for Safety for Control Units and Accessories 
for Fire Alarm Systems, Ninth Edition, dated September 30, 2003, as 
amended through January 12, 2011, IBR approved for Sec. Sec.  161.002-
6(b) and 161.002-15(d).
    (6) UL 1480, Standard for Safety for Speakers for Fire Alarm, 
Emergency, and Commercial and Professional Use, Fifth Edition, dated 
January 31, 2003, as amended through June 23, 2010, IBR approved for 
Sec.  161.002-6(b).
    (7) UL 1971, Standard for Safety for Signaling Devices for the 
Hearing Impaired, Third Edition, approved November 29, 2002, as amended 
through October 15, 2008, IBR approved for Sec.  161.002-6(b).

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183. Revise Sec.  161.002-2 to read as follows:


Sec.  161.002-2  Definitions.

    In this subpart, the term--
    Device means individual components (e.g. detectors, control panels, 
alarms, etc.) that are used to comprise a fire detection system. 
Devices may receive Coast Guard approval in accordance with Sec.  
161.002-19.

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    Fire detection or fire detection and alarm systems system means a 
complete detection system that is designed to give warning of the 
presence of fire or smoke in the protected spaces. A complete system 
includes normal and emergency power supplies, control units, remote 
annunciator panels, fire detectors and/or smoke detectors, manual pull 
stations, and audible and visual alarms, which are distinct from the 
alarms of any other system not indicating fire.
    Listed means equipment or materials included in a list published by 
an organization that is an accepted independent laboratory, as defined 
in 46 CFR 159.010, or a nationally recognized testing laboratory, as 
set forth in 29 CFR 1910.7, whose listing states that either the 
equipment or material meets appropriate designated standards.
    Nationally recognized testing laboratory (NRTL) means an 
organization that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration 
(OSHA) has recognized as meeting the requirements in 29 CFR 1910.7. 
These requirements are for the capability, control programs, complete 
independence, and reporting and complaint-handling procedures to test 
and certify specific types of products for workplace safety. This 
means, in part, that an organization must have the necessary capability 
both as a product safety testing laboratory and as a product 
certification body to receive OSHA recognition as an NRTL.
    Sample extraction smoke detection systems means systems that 
collect and analyze air samples from protected spaces in order to 
detect products of combustion. A complete system includes a control 
unit, a blower box, accumulators, and a piping system with associated 
fittings.


Sec.  161.002-3  [Removed and Reserved]

0
184. Remove and reserve Sec.  161.002-3.

0
185. Revise Sec.  161.002-4 to read as follows:


Sec.  161.002-4  General requirements.

    (a) The purpose of fire detection systems is to give warning of the 
presence of fire in the protected spaces. To meet this end, the basic 
requirements of these systems are reliability, sturdiness, simplicity 
of design, ease of servicing, and the ability to withstand shipboard 
shock and vibration and the adverse effects of sea humidity. All fire 
detection systems must be designed, constructed, tested, marked, and 
installed according to the applicable standards as incorporated by 
reference in Sec.  161.002-1 and 46 CFR chapter I, subchapter J 
(Electrical Engineering) of this chapter.
    (b) Approvals for detection systems issued before July 22, 2017 
will remain valid until July 22, 2021.
    (c) Detection systems installed, with a valid approval, before July 
22, 2021 may be maintained onboard vessels and repaired as indicated in 
46 CFR 76.27-80(d).

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186. Add Sec.  161.002-6 to read as follows:


Sec.  161.002-6  Testing Requirements.

    (a) Devices must be tested and listed for fire service by an 
accepted independent laboratory, as accepted in accordance with Sec.  
159.010 of this subchapter, or by a NRTL as set forth in 29 CFR 1910.7.
    (b) Each fire detection device must comply with the following 
standards (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  161.002-1) as 
appropriate:
    (1) Control units--UL 864;
    (2) Heat detectors--UL 521;
    (3) Smoke detectors--UL 268;
    (4) Flame detectors--ANSI/FM 3260;
    (5) Audible alarms--UL 464 or UL 1480;
    (6) Visual alarms--UL 1971; and
    (7) Manual Signaling Boxes--UL 38.
    (c) All devices must be tested by an accepted independent 
laboratory, as defined in Sec.  159.010 of this subchapter, to meet the 
marine environment testing requirements in Table 161.002-6(c) of this 
section. The test parameters are found in IEC 60092-504 (incorporated 
by reference, see Sec.  161.002-1).

                          Table 161.002-6(c)--Marine Environmental Testing Requirements
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                             Category 1         Category 2         Category 3
                                                        --------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                               Spaces containing
         IEC 60092-504 Environmental type test             All spaces not   Open deck or open    navigation or
                                                          Category 2 or 3       to weather       communication
                                                                                                   equipment
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1--Visual inspection...................................                 X                  X                  X
2--Functional test.....................................                 X                  X                  X
3--High voltage test...................................                 X                  X                  X
4a--Power supply variations............................                 X                  X                  X
4b--Power supply failure...............................                 X                  X                  X
5--Insulation resistance...............................                 X                  X                  X
6--Cold with gradual temp. change......................        X (5 [deg]C)     X (-25 [deg]C)       X (5 [deg]C)
7--Dry heat with gradual temp. change..................       X (55 [deg]C)      X (55 [deg]C)      X (55 [deg]C)
8--Damp heat, cyclic...................................                 X                  X                  X
9--Salt mist...........................................  .................                 X
10--Vibration (sinusoidal).............................                 X                  X                  X
11b--Inclination, dynamic..............................             \1\ X              \1\ X              \1\ X
13--Electrostatic discharge............................                 X                  X                  X
14--Electromagnetic field..............................                 X                  X                  X
15--Conducted low frequency............................                 X                  X                  X
16(a)--Conducted radio frequency (3 V rms).............                 X
16(b)--Conducted radio frequency (10 V rms)............  .................                 X                  X
17--Burst/fast transients..............................                 X                  X                  X
18--Surge/slow transients..............................                 X                  X                  X
19(a)--Radiated emission (general power)...............                 X
19(b)--Radiated emission (bridge and deck zone)........  .................                 X                  X
20(a)--Conducted emission (general power)..............                 X
20(b)--Conducted emission (bridge and deck zone).......  .................                 X                  X
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    (d) All fire detection system control units and remote annunciators 
must have enclosure protection as outlined in part 5 of IEC 60092-504 
(incorporated by reference, see Sec.  161.002-1) if the requirements 
exceed those of 46 CFR 111.01-9. Otherwise, 46 CFR 111.01-9 must be 
complied with.

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187. Revise Sec.  161.002-8(a) to read as follows:


Sec.  161.002-8  Fire detection systems, general requirements.

    (a) General. A fire detection system must consist of a power 
supply; a control unit on which visible and audible fire and trouble 
signaling indicators are located; fire and/or smoke detectors; and fire 
and/or smoke detector circuits, as required, originating from the 
control unit. Power failure alarm devices may be separately housed from 
the control unit and may be combined with other power failure alarm 
systems when specifically approved.
* * * * *

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188. Revise Sec.  161.002-9 to read as follows:


Sec.  161.002-9  Fire detection system, power supply.

    The power supply for a fire detection system must meet the 
requirements of Sec.  113.10-9 of this chapter.

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189. Revise Sec.  161.002-10 to read as follows:


Sec.  161.002-10  Fire detection system control unit.

    (a) General. The fire detection system control unit must meet the 
requirements of Sec.  111.01-9 of this chapter.
    (b) Electrical supervision--Circuits. The circuits must comply with 
Chapter 23 of NFPA 72 (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  161.002-1), 
and must be Class A or Class X pathway.


Sec.  161.002-12  [Removed]

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190. Remove Sec.  161.002-12.


Sec.  161.002-14  [Removed]

0
191. Remove Sec.  161.002-14.

0
192. Revise Sec.  161.002-15 to read as follows:


Sec.  161.002-15  Sample extraction smoke detection systems.

    (a) General. The sample extraction smoke detection system must 
consist of a means for continuously exhausting an air sample from the 
protected spaces and testing the air for contamination with smoke, 
together with visual and audible alarms for indicating the presence of 
smoke.
    (b) Design. The sample extraction smoke detection system must be 
designed and capable of being installed in accordance with 46 CFR 
chapter I, subchapter J (Electrical Engineering) and the FSS Code 
(incorporated by reference, see Sec.  161.002-1).
    (c) Power supply. The power supply for the sample extraction smoke 
detection system must meet the requirements of Sec.  113.10-9 of this 
chapter.
    (d) Control unit standards. The control unit must be listed by 
either a NRTL as set forth in 29 CFR 1910.7 or an independent 
laboratory that is accepted by the Commandant under part 159 of this 
chapter. The listing must be to the standards specified in UL 864 and 
tested to the parameters found in IEC 60092-504 (both incorporated by 
reference, see Sec.  161.002-1).

0
193. Amend Sec.  161.002-18 as follows:
0
a. Revise the section heading;
0
b. In paragraph (a) introductory text, remove the text ``(CG-ENG)'' and 
add, in its place, the text ``(CG-ENG-4)'';
0
c. In paragraph (a)(2), after the words ``including information 
concerning installation,'', add the words ``maintenance, 
limitations,'';
0
d. Revise paragraph (a)(3);
0
e. Redesignate paragraph (a)(4) as paragraph (a)(5);
0
f. Add new paragraph (a)(4);
0
g. In newly redesignated paragraph (a)(5) introductory text, remove the 
word ``annunicator'' and add, in its place, the word ``annunciator'';
0
h. In paragraph (c), remove the word ``shall'' and add, in its place, 
the word ``must''; and after the words ``in paragraphs'' remove the 
text ``(a)(4)(i) through (a)(4)(iii)'' and add, in its place, the text 
``(a)(5)(i) through (a)(5)(iii)'';
0
i. In paragraph (d)(2), after the word ``paragraph'', remove the text 
``(a)(4)'' and add, in its place, the text ``(a)(5)'';
0
j. In paragraph (d)(3), remove the words ``for the testing and listing 
or certification of fire-protective systems indicating compliance with 
the standards and compatibility with the system'' and add, in their 
place, the words ``, or an NRTL as set forth in 29 CFR 1910.7 to 
document compliance with Sec.  161.002-6''; and
0
k. In paragraph (e), after the words ``in paragraphs'' remove the text 
``(a)(4)(i) through (a)(4)(iii)'' and add, in its place, the text 
``(a)(5)(i) through (a)(5)(iii)''.
    The revisions and addition read as follows


Sec.  161.002-18  System method of applications for type approval.

    (a) * * *
    (3) Proof of listing the system devices meeting the requirements of 
Sec.  161.002-4(b)(2).
    (4) One copy of the complete test report(s) meeting the 
requirements of Sec.  161.002-6 generated by an independent laboratory 
accepted by the Commandant under part 159 of this chapter or an NRTL as 
set forth in 29 CFR 1910.7. A current list of Coast Guard accepted 
laboratories may be obtained from the following Web site: http://cgmix.uscg.mil/eqlabs/.
* * * * *

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194. Add Sec.  161.002-19 to read as follows:


Sec.  161.002-19  Device method of application for type approval.

    (a) The manufacturer must submit the following material to 
Commandant (CG-ENG-4), U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, 2703 Martin 
Luther King Jr. Avenue SE., Stop 7509, Washington, DC 20593-7509 or 
they may electronically submit material to typeapproval@uscg.mil:
    (1) A formal written request that the device be reviewed for 
approval.
    (2) Three copies of the device's instruction manual, including 
information concerning installation, maintenance, limitations, 
programming, operation, and troubleshooting.
    (3) Proof of listing the device meeting the requirements of Sec.  
161.002-4(b)(2).
    (4) One copy of the complete test report(s) meeting the 
requirements of Sec.  161.002-6 generated by an independent laboratory 
accepted by the Commandant under part 159 of this chapter or an NRTL as 
set forth in 29 CFR 1910.7. A current list of Coast Guard accepted 
laboratories may be obtained from the following Web site: http://cgmix.uscg.mil/eqlabs/.
    (b) To apply for a revision, the manufacturer must submit--
    (1) A written request under paragraph (a) of this section;
    (2) Updated documentation under paragraph (a)(2) of this section;
    (3) Proof of listing the device meeting the requirements of Sec.  
161.002-4(b)(2); and
    (4) A report by an independent laboratory accepted by the 
Commandant under part 159 of this chapter or an NRTL as set forth in 29 
CFR 1910.7 is required to document compliance with Sec.  161.002-6.
    (c) If the Coast Guard approves the device or a revision to a 
device, it issues a Certificate of Approval, normally valid for a 5-
year term.

PART 162--ENGINEERING EQUIPMENT

0
195. The authority citation for part 162 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1321(j), 1903; 46 U.S.C. 3306, 3703, 4104, 
4302; E.O. 12234, 45 FR 58801, 3 CFR, 1980 Comp., p. 277; E.O. 
12777, 56 FR 54757, 3 CFR, 1991 Comp., p.

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351; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1.

Subpart 162.027--Combination Firehose Nozzles

0
196. Revise the heading for subpart 162.027 to read as set forth above.

0
197. Redesignate Sec. Sec.  162.027-1, 162.027-2, and 162.027-3 as 
Sec. Sec.  162.027-2, 162.027-3, and 162.027-4, respectively, and add 
new Sec.  162.027-1 to read as follows:


Sec.  162.027-1  Scope.

    This subpart prescribes requirements for approval of combination 
firehose nozzles.

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198. Revise newly redesignated Sec.  162.027-2 to read as follows:


Sec.  162.027-2  Incorporation by reference.

    (a) Certain material is incorporated by reference into this part 
with the approval of the Director of the Federal Register under 5 
U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. To enforce any edition other than that 
specified in this section, the Coast Guard must publish a notice of 
change in the Federal Register and the material must be available to 
the public. All approved material is available for inspection at the 
U.S. Coast Guard, Office of Design and Engineering Standards (CG-ENG), 
2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE., Stop 7509, Washington, DC 
20593-7509, and is available from the sources listed below. It is also 
available for inspection at the National Archives and Records 
Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this 
material at NARA, call 202-741-6030 or go to http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/code_of_federal_regulations/ibr_locations.html.
    (b) ASTM International, 100 Barr Harbor Drive, P.O. Box C700, West 
Conshohocken, PA 19428, 877-909-2786, http://www.astm.org.
    (1) ASTM F1546/F1546 M-96 (Reapproved 2012), Standard Specification 
for Fire Hose Nozzles, approved May 1, 2012, (``ASTM F 1546''), IBR 
approved for Sec. Sec.  162.027-3(a) through (c), and 162.027-4(a) and 
(d).
    (2) [Reserved]
    (c) National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), 1 Batterymarch 
Park, Quincy, MA 02169, 617-770-3000, http://www.nfpa.org.
    (1) NFPA 1964 Standard for Spray Nozzles, 2008 Edition, effective 
December 31, 2007, IBR approved for Sec. Sec.  162.027-3(a) through 
(c), and 162.027-4(a) and (d).
    (2) [Reserved]

0
199. Revise newly redesignated Sec.  162.027-3 to read as follows:


Sec.  162.027-3  Design, construction, testing, and marking 
requirements.

    (a) Each combination solid stream and water spray firehose nozzle 
required to be approved under the provisions of this subpart must be of 
brass or bronze, except for hardware and other incidental parts, which 
may be of rubber, plastic, or stainless steel, and designed, 
constructed, tested, and marked in accordance with the requirements of 
ASTM F 1546 or NFPA 1964 (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  162.027-
2).
    (b) All inspections and tests required by ASTM F 1546 or NFPA 1964 
must be performed by an independent laboratory accepted by the Coast 
Guard under subpart 159.010 of this chapter. A list of independent 
laboratories accepted by the Coast Guard as meeting subpart 159.010 of 
this chapter may be obtained by contacting the Commandant (CG-ENG-4).
    (c) The independent laboratory must prepare a report on the results 
of the testing and must furnish the manufacturer with a copy of the 
test report upon completion of the testing required by ASTM F 1546 or 
NFPA 1964.

0
200. Amend newly redesignated Sec.  162.027-4 by revising paragraph (a) 
and adding paragraphs (c) through (g) to read as follows:


Sec.  162.027-4  Approval procedures.

    (a) Firehose nozzles designed, constructed, tested, and marked in 
accordance with ASTM F 1546 or NFPA 1964 (incorporated by reference, 
see Sec.  162.027-2) are considered to be approved under the provisions 
of this chapter.
* * * * *
    (c) A follow-up program must be established and maintained to 
ensure that no unauthorized changes have been made to the design or 
manufacture of type approved firehose nozzles. Acceptable follow-up 
programs include factory inspection programs administered by the 
accepted independent laboratory that performed the initial inspections 
and tests relied on by the type approval holder, or special 
configuration control programs implemented through a quality control 
flow chart and core procedures administered by the manufacturer and 
certified by an international standards agency such as the 
International Organization for Standardization (ISO).
    (d) Applicants seeking type approval of firehose nozzles must 
submit:
    (1) A cover letter requesting type approval of the equipment;
    (2) A test report from the accepted independent laboratory showing 
compliance of the firehose nozzle with ASTM F 1546 or NFPA 1964;
    (3) A copy of the contract for a follow-up program with the 
accepted independent laboratory or evidence of an ISO 9001 certified 
special configuration control program or similar program implemented 
through a quality control flow chart and core procedure; and
    (4) Documentation of the firehose nozzle, including an exterior 
drawing, assembly drawing, components list, and bill of material.
    (e) All documentation must be either mailed to Commandant (CG-ENG-
4), United States Coast Guard, 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE., 
Stop 7509, Washington, DC 20593-7509 or electronically submitted to 
typeapproval@uscg.mil.
    (f) Upon evaluation of the submittal package and approval by the 
Commandant, a Coast Guard Certificate of Approval will be issued valid 
for 5 years so long as the follow-up program for the firehose nozzle is 
maintained.
    (g) Upon application, a Certificate of Approval for a firehose 
nozzle may be renewed for successive 5-year periods without further 
testing so long as no changes have been made to the products, the 
follow-up program has been maintained, and no substitutions of or 
changes to the standards listed in Sec.  162.027-2 have been made.

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201. Revise Sec.  162.028-1 to read as follows:


Sec.  162.028-1  Incorporation by reference.

    (a) Certain material is incorporated by reference into this part 
with the approval of the Director of the Federal Register under 5 
U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. To enforce any edition other than that 
specified in this section, the Coast Guard must publish a notice of 
change in the Federal Register and the material must be available to 
the public. All approved material is available for inspection at the 
U.S. Coast Guard, Office of Design and Engineering Standards (CG-ENG), 
2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE., Stop 7509, Washington, DC 
20593-7509, and is available from the sources listed below. It is also 
available for inspection at the National Archives and Records 
Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this 
material at NARA, call 202-741-6030 or go to http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/code_of_federal_regulations/ibr_locations.html.
    (b) National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), 1 Batterymarch 
Park, Quincy, MA 02169, 617-770-3000, http://www.nfpa.org.

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    (1) NFPA 10, Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers, 2010 
Edition, effective December 5, 2009, IBR approved for Sec.  162.028-
2(a).
    (2) [Reserved]
    (c) UL (formerly Underwriters Laboratories), 12 Laboratory Drive, 
P.O. Box 13995, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, 919-549-1400, http://www.ul.com.
    (1) UL 8, Standard for Safety for Water Based Agent Fire 
Extinguishers, Sixth Edition, dated February 28, 2005, as amended 
through July 27, 2010, IBR approved for Sec.  162.028-3(a).
    (2) UL 154, Standard for Safety for Carbon-Dioxide Fire 
Extinguishers, Ninth Edition, dated February 28, 2005, as amended 
through November 8, 2010, IBR approved for Sec.  162.028-3(a).
    (3) UL 299, Standard for Safety for Dry Chemical Fire 
Extinguishers, Eleventh Edition, dated April 13, 2012, IBR approved for 
Sec.  162.028-3(a).
    (4) UL 626, Standard for Safety for Water Fire Extinguishers, 
Eighth Edition, dated February 28, 2005, as amended through November 8, 
2010, IBR approved for Sec.  162.028-3(a).
    (5) UL 711, Standard for Safety for Rating and Fire Testing of Fire 
Extinguishers, Seventh Edition, dated December 17, 2004, as amended 
through April 28, 2009, IBR approved for Sec.  162.028-2(a) and 
162.028-3(a).
    (6) UL 2129, Standard for Safety for Halocarbon Clean Agent Fire 
Extinguishers, Second Edition, dated February 28, 2005, as amended 
through March 30, 2012, IBR approved for Sec.  162.028-3(a).

0
202. Amend Sec.  162.028-2 by revising paragraph (a) to read as 
follows:


Sec.  162.028-2  Classification.

    (a) Portable and semi-portable extinguishers must be marked with a 
combined number and letter designation. The letter designates the 
general class of fire for which the extinguisher is suitable as 
identified in NFPA 10 (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  162.028-1). 
The number indicates the relative extinguishing potential of the device 
as rated by UL 711 (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  162.028-1).
* * * * *

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203. Revise Sec.  162.028-3 to read as follows:


Sec.  162.028-3  Requirements.

    (a) In addition to the requirements of this subpart, every portable 
fire extinguisher must be tested and listed for marine use by a 
recognized laboratory as defined in 46 CFR 159.001-3, and must comply 
with the following standards (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  
162.028-1), as appropriate:
    (1) UL 8;
    (2) UL 154;
    (3) UL 299;
    (4) UL 626;
    (5) UL 711; and
    (6) UL 2129.
    (b) Every portable fire extinguisher must be self-contained; when 
charged, it must not require any additional source of extinguishing 
agent or expellant energy for its operation during the time it is being 
discharged. It must weigh no more than 50 pounds when fully charged.
    (c) Every portable fire extinguisher must be supplied with a 
suitable bracket which will hold the extinguisher securely in its 
stowage location on vessels or boats, and which is arranged to provide 
quick and positive release of the extinguisher for immediate use. 
During vibration testing, the extinguisher must be tested in the marine 
bracket.
    (d) Every portable extinguisher may be additionally examined and 
tested to establish its reliability and effectiveness in accordance 
with the intent of this specification for a ``marine type'' portable 
fire extinguisher when considered necessary by the Coast Guard or by 
the recognized laboratory.

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204. Amend Sec.  162.028-4 by revising paragraph (a) to read as 
follows:


Sec.  162.028-4  Marine type label.

    (a) In addition to all other markings, every portable extinguisher 
must bear a label containing the Coast Guard approval number, thus: 
``Marine Type USCG Type Approval No. 162.028/__.''
* * * * *

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205. Revise Sec.  162.028-5 to read as follows:


Sec.  162.028-5  Recognized laboratories.

    A list of recognized independent laboratories that can perform 
approval tests of portable fire extinguishers is available from the 
Commandant and online at http://cgmix.uscg.mil.

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206. Revise Sec.  162.028-7 to read as follows:


Sec.  162.028-7  Procedure for listing and labeling.

    (a) Manufacturers having models of extinguishers they believe are 
suitable for marine service may make application for listing and 
labeling of such product as a ``marine-type'' portable fire 
extinguisher by addressing a request directly to a recognized 
laboratory. The laboratory will inform the submitter as to the 
requirements for inspection, examinations, and testing necessary for 
such listing and labeling. All costs in connection with the 
examinations, tests, inspections, listing, and labeling are payable by 
the manufacturer.
    (b) [Reserved]

Subpart 162.039--Extinguishers, Fire, Semi-portable, Marine Type

0
207. Revise the heading for subpart 162.039 to read as set forth above.

0
208. Revise Sec.  162.039-1 to read as follows:


Sec.  162.039-1  Incorporation by reference.

    (a) Certain material is incorporated by reference into this part 
with the approval of the Director of the Federal Register under 5 
U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. To enforce any edition other than that 
specified in this section, the Coast Guard must publish a notice of 
change in the Federal Register and the material must be available to 
the public. All approved material is available for inspection at the 
U.S. Coast Guard, Office of Design and Engineering Standards (CG-ENG), 
2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE., Stop 7509, Washington, DC 
20593-7509, and is available from the sources listed below. It is also 
available for inspection at the National Archives and Records 
Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this 
material at NARA, call 202-741-6030 or go to http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/code_of_federal_regulations/ibr_locations.html.
    (b) National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), 1 Batterymarch 
Park, Quincy, MA 02169, 617-770-3000, http://www.nfpa.org.
    (1) NFPA 10, Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers, 2010 
Edition, effective December 5, 2009, IBR approved for Sec.  162.039-
2(a).
    (2) [Reserved]
    (c) UL (formerly Underwriters Laboratories), 12 Laboratory Drive, 
P.O. Box 13995, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, 919-549-1400, http://www.ul.com.
    (1) UL 8, Standard for Safety for Water Based Agent Fire 
Extinguishers, Sixth Edition, dated February 28, 2005, as amended 
through July 27, 2010, IBR approved for Sec.  162.039-3(a).
    (2) UL 154, Standard for Safety for Carbon-Dioxide Fire 
Extinguishers, Ninth Edition, dated February 28, 2005, as amended 
through November 8, 2010, IBR approved for Sec.  162.039-3(a).
    (3) UL 299, Standard for Safety for Dry Chemical Fire 
Extinguishers, Eleventh Edition, dated April 13, 2012, IBR approved for 
Sec.  162.039-3(a).
    (4) UL 626, Standard for Safety for Water Fire Extinguishers, 
Eighth

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Edition, dated February 28, 2005, as amended through November 8, 2010, 
IBR approved for Sec.  162.039-3(a).
    (5) UL 711, Standard for Safety for Rating and Fire Testing of Fire 
Extinguishers, Seventh Edition, dated December 17, 2004, as amended 
through April 28, 2009, IBR approved for Sec. Sec.  162.039-2(a) and 
162.039-3(a).
    (6) UL 2129, Standard for Safety for Halocarbon Clean Agent Fire 
Extinguishers, Second Edition, dated February 28, 2005, as amended 
through March 30, 2012, IBR approved for Sec.  162.039-3(a).

0
209. Revise Sec.  162.039-2(a) to read as follows:


Sec.  162.039-2  Classification.

    (a) Portable and semi-portable extinguishers must be marked with a 
combined number and letter designation. The letter designates the 
general class of fire for which the extinguisher is suitable as 
identified in NFPA 10 (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  162.039-1). 
The number indicates the relative extinguishing potential of the device 
as rated by UL 711 (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  162.039-1).
* * * * *

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210. Revise Sec.  162.039-3 to read as follows:


Sec.  162.039-3  Requirements.

    (a) In addition to the requirements of this subpart, every semi-
portable fire extinguisher must be tested and listed for marine use by 
a recognized laboratory as defined in 46 CFR 159.001-3, and must comply 
with the following standards (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  
162.039-1), as appropriate:
    (1) UL 8;
    (2) UL 154;
    (3) UL 299;
    (4) UL 626;
    (5) UL 711; and
    (6) UL 2129.
    (b) Every semi-portable fire extinguisher must be self-contained; 
when charged, it must not require any additional source of 
extinguishing agent or expellant energy for its operation during the 
time it is being discharged. It must weigh more than 50 pounds, when 
fully charged.
    (c) Every semi-portable fire extinguisher must be supplied with a 
suitable bracket which will hold the extinguisher securely in its 
stowage location on vessels or boats, and which is arranged to provide 
quick and positive release of the extinguisher for immediate use.
    (d) Every semi-portable extinguisher may be additionally examined 
and tested to establish its reliability and effectiveness in accordance 
with the intent of this specification for a ``marine type'' semi-
portable fire extinguisher when considered necessary by the Coast Guard 
or by the recognized laboratory.

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211. Revise Sec.  162.039-4 to read as follows:


Sec.  162.039-4  Marine type label.

    (a) In addition to all other markings, every semi-portable 
extinguisher must bear a label containing the ``marine type'' listing 
manifest issued by a recognized laboratory. This label will include the 
Coast Guard approval number, thus: ``Marine Type USCG Type Approval No. 
162.039/___.''
    (b) All such labels are to be obtained only from the recognized 
laboratory and will remain under its control until attached to a 
product found acceptable under its inspection and labeling program.

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212. Revise Sec.  162.039-5 to read as follows:


Sec.  162.039-5  Recognized laboratories.

    (a) A list of recognized independent laboratories that can perform 
approval tests of semi-portable fire extinguishers is available from 
the Commandant and online at http://cgmix.uscg.mil.
    (b) [Reserved]

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213. Revise Sec.  162.039-7 (a) to read as follows.


Sec.  162.039-7  Procedure for listing and labeling.

    (a) Manufacturers having models of extinguishers they believe are 
suitable for marine service may make application for listing and 
labeling of such product as a ``marine type'' semi-portable fire 
extinguisher by addressing a request directly to a recognized 
laboratory. The laboratory will inform the submitter as to the 
requirements for inspections, examinations, and testing necessary for 
such listing and labeling. All costs in connection with the 
examinations, tests, and inspections, listings and labelings are 
payable by the manufacturer.
* * * * *

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214. Add subpart 162.163 to read as follows:
Subpart 162.163--Portable Foam Applicators
Sec.
162.163-1 Scope.
162.163-2 Incorporation by reference.
162.163-3 Performance, design, construction, testing, and marking 
requirements.
162.163-4 Approval procedures.

Subpart 162.163--Portable Foam Applicators


Sec.  162.163-1  Scope.

    This subpart prescribes requirements for approval of portable foam 
applicators, each consisting of a portable foam nozzle, eductor, pick-
up tube, and a portable supply of foam concentrate, in ro-ro spaces and 
certain machinery spaces, as required by the International Convention 
for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS).


Sec.  162.163-2  Incorporation by reference.

    (a) Certain material is incorporated by reference into this part 
with the approval of the Director of the Federal Register under 5 
U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. To enforce any edition other than that 
specified in this section, the Coast Guard must publish a notice of 
change in the Federal Register and the material must be available to 
the public. All approved material is available for inspection at the 
U.S. Coast Guard, Office of Design and Engineering Standards (CG-ENG), 
2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE., Stop 7509, Washington, DC 
20593-7509, and is available from the sources listed below. It is also 
available for inspection at the National Archives and Records 
Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this 
material at NARA, call 202-741-6030 or go to http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/code_of_federal_regulations/ibr_locations.html.
    (b) UL (formerly Underwriters Laboratories), 12 Laboratory Drive, 
P.O. Box 13995, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, 919-549-1400, http://www.ul.com.
    (1) UL 162, Standard for Safety for Foam Equipment and Liquid 
Concentrates, Seventh Edition, dated March 30, 1994, as amended through 
October 10, 2014, IBR approved for Sec. Sec.  162.163-3(d) through (f), 
and 162.163-4(a) and (c).
    (2) [Reserved]


Sec.  162.163-3  Performance, design, construction, testing, and 
marking requirements.

    (a) The portable foam applicator must produce foam suitable for 
extinguishing an oil fire at a minimum foam solution rate of 200 l/min 
(53 gpm).
    (b) The portable foam applicator must have a portable tank 
containing 20 liters or more of foam concentrate, along with one 20-
liter spare tank. Five gallon (19 liter) foam concentrate pails are an 
acceptable substitute for the 20-liter tanks.
    (c) Requirements for carriage of portable foam applicators may be 
met by the carriage of either:

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    (1) Portable foam applicators in accordance with this subpart, with 
either integral or separate eductors of fixed percentage and foam 
concentrate designed, constructed, tested, marked, and approved in 
accordance with the provisions of this section; or
    (2) Components and foam concentrate from deck and heli-deck foam 
systems approved under approval series 162.033 of this part. Suitable 
components include mechanical foam nozzles with pick-up tubes, and 
mechanical foam nozzles with separate inline eductors, along with the 
corresponding foam concentrate.
    (d) Each portable foam applicator to be approved under the 
provisions of this subpart must be of brass or bronze, except for 
hardware and other incidental parts which may be of rubber, plastic, or 
stainless steel and, in combination with a foam concentrate, must be 
designed, constructed, tested, and marked in accordance with the 
requirements of UL 162 (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  162.163-
1).
    (e) All inspections and tests required by UL 162 must be performed 
by an independent laboratory accepted by the Coast Guard under subpart 
159.010 of this chapter. A list of independent laboratories accepted by 
the Coast Guard as meeting subpart 159.010 of this chapter may be 
obtained by contacting the Commandant (CG-ENG-4) or at http://cgmix.uscg.mil/eqlabs/.
    (f) The independent laboratory must prepare a report on the results 
of the testing and must furnish the manufacturer with a copy of the 
test report upon completion of the testing required by UL 162.


Sec.  162.163-4  Approval procedures.

    (a) Portable foam applicators designed, constructed, tested, and 
marked in accordance with UL 162 (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  
162.163-1) are eligible for approval under the provisions of this 
chapter.
    (b) A follow-up program must be established and maintained to 
ensure that no unauthorized changes have been made to the design or 
manufacture of type approved portable foam applicators. Acceptable 
follow-up programs include factory inspection programs administered by 
the accepted independent laboratory that performed the initial 
inspections and tests relied on by the type approval holder, or special 
configuration control programs implemented through a quality control 
flow chart and core procedures administered by the manufacturer and 
certified by an international standards agency such as the 
International Organization for Standardization (ISO).
    (c) Applicants seeking type approval of portable foam applicators 
must submit:
    (1) A cover letter requesting type approval of the equipment;
    (2) A test report from the accepted independent laboratory showing 
compliance of the portable foam applicator with UL 162;
    (3) A copy of the contract for a follow-up program with the 
accepted independent laboratory; and
    (4) Documentation of the portable foam applicator, including an 
exterior drawing, assembly drawing, components list, and bill of 
material.
    (d) All documentation must either be mailed to Commandant (CG-ENG-
4), United States Coast Guard, 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE., 
Stop 7509, Washington, DC 20593-7509 or electronically submitted to 
typeapproval@uscg.mil.
    (e) Upon evaluation of the submittal package and approval by the 
Commandant, a Coast Guard Certificate of Approval will be issued valid 
for 5 years so long as the follow-up program for the portable foam 
applicators is maintained.
    (f) Upon application, a Certificate of Approval for a portable foam 
applicator may be renewed for successive 5-year periods without further 
testing so long as no changes have been made to the products, the 
follow-up program has been maintained, and no substitutions of or 
changes to the standards listed in Sec.  162.027-2 have been made.

PART 164--MATERIALS

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215. The authority citation for part 164 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  46 U.S.C. 3306, 3703, 4302; E.O. 12234, 45 FR 58801, 
3 CFR, 1980 Comp., p. 277; and Department of Homeland Security 
Delegation No. 0170.1.

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216. Add Sec.  164.006-6 to read as follows:


Sec.  164.006-6  Alternative materials.

    Products approved under approval series 164.106 may be used where 
products approved under this subpart are required.

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217. Add Sec.  164.007-10 to read as follows:


Sec.  164.007-10  Alternative materials.

    Products approved under approval series 164.107 may be used where 
products approved under this subpart are required.

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218. Add Sec.  164.008-8 to read as follows:


Sec.  164.008-8  Alternative materials.

    Products approved under approval series 164.108 may be used where 
products approved under this subpart are required.

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219. Add Sec.  164.009-26 to read as follows:


Sec.  164.009-26  Alternative materials.

    Products approved under approval series 164.109 may be used where 
products approved under this subpart are required.

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220. Add Sec.  164.012-16 to read as follows:


Sec.  164.012-16  Alternative materials.

    Products approved under approval series 164.112 may be used where 
products approved under this subpart are required.

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221. Add subpart 164.105 to read as follows:
Subpart 164.105--Deck Assemblies (A-60) For SOLAS Vessels
Sec.
164.105-1 Scope.
164.105-2 Incorporation by reference.
164.105-3 Testing, marking, and inspection requirements.
164.105-4 Approval procedures.

Subpart 164.105--Deck Assemblies (A-60) For SOLAS Vessels


Sec.  164.105-1  Scope.

    This subpart prescribes requirements for approval of deck 
assemblies (A-60) for SOLAS vessels as required by the International 
Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS).


Sec.  164.105-2  Incorporation by reference.

    (a) Certain material is incorporated by reference into this subpart 
with the approval of the Director of the Federal Register under 5 
U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. All approved material is available for 
inspection at the U.S. Coast Guard, Office of Design and Engineering 
Standards (CG-ENG), 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE., Stop 7509, 
Washington, DC 20593-7509, and is available from the sources listed 
below. It is also available for inspection at the National Archives and 
Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of 
this material at NARA, call 202-741-6030 or go to http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/code_of_federal_regulations/ibr_locations.html.
    (b) International Maritime Organization (IMO) Publishing, 4 Albert 
Embankment, London SE1 7SR, United Kingdom, +44 (0)20 7735 7611, http://www.imo.org.
    (1) 2010 FTP Code, International Code for Application of Fire Test 
Procedures, 2010 (Resolution MSC.307(88)), 2012 Edition (``FTP Code''), 
IBR approved for Sec.  164.105-3(a).

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    (2) [Reserved]


Sec.  164.105-3  Testing, marking, and inspection requirements.

    (a) Each deck assembly submitted for type approval must be tested 
for non-combustibility under Annex 1, Part 1 and then tested for fire 
resistance under Annex 1, Part 3 of the FTP Code (incorporated by 
reference, see Sec.  164.105-2).
    (b) All testing and inspections required by this subpart must be 
performed by an independent laboratory accepted by the Coast Guard 
under subpart 159.010 of this chapter. A list of independent 
laboratories accepted as meeting subpart 159.010 of this chapter is 
available online at http://psix.uscg.mil/EQLabs/Default.aspx.
    (c) The independent laboratory must perform an initial factory 
inspection to select the test specimens and establish the materials of 
construction, chemical make-up, dimensions, tolerances, and other 
related factors needed to confirm product consistency during follow-up 
production inspections.
    (d) Production inspections must be performed by the independent 
laboratory in accordance with subpart 159.007 of this chapter at least 
annually to confirm that no changes have been made to the product that 
may adversely affect its fire performance as a deck assembly.
    (e) The independent laboratory must prepare production inspection 
procedures and a report of the results of the fire testing program, and 
must furnish the manufacturer with three copies of each upon completion 
of the required testing.
    (f) Materials approved under this subpart must be shipped in 
packaging that is clearly marked with the name of the manufacturer, 
product designation, date of manufacture, batch or lot number, and 
Coast Guard type approval number.


Sec.  164.105-4  Approval procedures.

    (a) Manufacturers that desire type approval should submit a written 
notice to the Commandant (CG-ENG-4) describing the product and its 
intended uses. The Commandant will evaluate this information and notify 
the manufacturer of the product's suitability for testing. The 
manufacturer should then contract directly with an accepted independent 
laboratory to perform the required tests and inspections.
    (b) Upon completion of the required testing and inspections, the 
manufacturer must submit either a written request for type approval to 
the Commandant (CG-ENG-4), United States Coast Guard, 2703 Martin 
Luther King Jr. Avenue SE., Stop 7509, Washington, DC 20593-7509, or 
electronically submit a request to typeapproval@uscg.mil. The request 
must indicate the name and address of the manufacturer, all product 
designations, and the address of all manufacturing facilities. The 
request must include a copy of the final fire test report and the 
production inspection procedures. From the information submitted, the 
Commandant determines whether or not the product is acceptable for type 
approval. If the product is determined to be acceptable, a type 
approval certificate valid for a 5-year period will be issued. If the 
product is not accepted, the manufacturer will be notified of the 
reasons why.
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222. Add subpart 164.106 to read as follows:
Subpart 164.106--Primary Deck Coverings for SOLAS Vessels
Sec.
164.106-1 Scope.
164.106-2 Incorporation by reference.
164.106-3 Testing, marking, and inspection requirements.
164.106-4 Approval procedures.

Subpart 164.106--Primary Deck Coverings for SOLAS Vessels


Sec.  164.106-1  Scope

    This subpart prescribes requirements for approval of primary deck 
coverings for SOLAS vessels as required by the International Convention 
for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS).


Sec.  164.106-2  Incorporation by reference.

    (a) Certain material is incorporated by reference into this subpart 
with the approval of the Director of the Federal Register under 5 
U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. All approved material is available for 
inspection at the U.S. Coast Guard, Office of Design and Engineering 
Standards (CG-ENG), 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE., Stop 7509, 
Washington, DC 20593-7509, and is available from the sources listed 
below. It is also available for inspection at the National Archives and 
Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of 
this material at NARA, call 202-741-6030 or go to http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/code_of_federal_regulations/ibr_locations.html.
    (b) International Maritime Organization (IMO) Publishing, 4 Albert 
Embankment, London SE1 7SR, United Kingdom, +44 (0)20 7735 7611, http://www.imo.org.
    (1) 2010 FTP Code, International Code for Application of Fire Test 
Procedures, 2010 (Resolution MSC.307(88)), 2012 Edition (``FTP Code''), 
IBR approved for Sec.  164.106-3(a).
    (2) [Reserved]


Sec.  164.106-3  Testing, marking, and inspection requirements.

    (a) Each primary deck covering submitted for type approval must be 
tested in accordance with the flame spread procedures specified in Part 
6 of Annex 1 and the smoke density and toxicity criteria in Part 2 of 
Annex 1 of the FTP Code (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  164.106-
2).
    (b) All testing and inspections required by this subpart must be 
performed by an independent laboratory accepted by the Coast Guard 
under subpart 159.010 of this chapter. A list of independent 
laboratories accepted as meeting subpart 159.010 of this chapter is 
available online at http://psix.uscg.mil/EQLabs/Default.aspx.
    (c) The independent laboratory must perform an initial factory 
inspection to select the test specimens and establish the materials of 
construction, chemical make-up, dimensions, tolerances, and other 
related factors needed to confirm product consistency during follow-up 
production inspections.
    (d) Production inspections must be performed by the independent 
laboratory in accordance with subpart 159.007 of this chapter at least 
annually to confirm that no changes have been made to the product that 
may adversely affect its fire performance as a primary deck covering.
    (e) The independent laboratory must prepare production inspection 
procedures and a report of the results of the fire testing program, and 
must furnish the manufacturer with three copies of each upon completion 
of the required testing.
    (f) Materials approved under this subpart must be shipped in 
packaging that is clearly marked with the name of the manufacturer, 
product designation, date of manufacture, batch or lot number, and 
Coast Guard type approval number.


Sec.  164.106-4  Approval procedures.

    (a) Manufacturers that desire type approval should submit a written 
notice to the Commandant (CG-ENG-4) describing the product and its 
intended uses. The Commandant will evaluate this information and notify 
the manufacturer of the product's suitability for testing. The 
manufacturer should then contract directly with an accepted independent 
laboratory to perform the required tests and inspections.
    (b) Upon completion of the required testing and inspections, the 
manufacturer must submit either a

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written request for type approval to the Commandant (CG-ENG-4), United 
States Coast Guard, 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE., Stop 7509, 
Washington, DC 20593-7509, or electronically submit a request to 
typeapproval@uscg.mil. The request must indicate the name and address 
of the manufacturer, all product designations, and the address of all 
manufacturing facilities. The request must include a copy of the final 
fire test report and the production inspection procedures. From the 
information submitted, the Commandant determines whether or not the 
product is acceptable for type approval. If the product is determined 
to be acceptable, a type approval certificate valid for a 5-year period 
will be issued. If the product is not accepted, the manufacturer will 
be notified of the reasons why.
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223. Add subpart 164.107 to read as follows:
Subpart 164.107--Structural Insulation (A-60) for SOLAS Vessels
Sec.
164.107-1 Scope.
164.107-2 Incorporation by reference.
164.107-3 Testing, marking, and inspection requirements.
164.107-4 Approval procedures.

Subpart 164.107--Structural Insulation (A-60) for SOLAS Vessels


Sec.  164.107-1  Scope.

    This subpart prescribes requirements for approval of structural 
insulation (A-60) for SOLAS vessels as required by the International 
Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS). Products approved 
under these requirements may be used in place of products required to 
be approved as meeting the requirements of Sec.  164.007.


Sec.  164.107-2  Incorporation by reference.

    (a) Certain material is incorporated by reference into this subpart 
with the approval of the Director of the Federal Register under 5 
U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. All approved material is available for 
inspection at the U.S. Coast Guard, Office of Design and Engineering 
Standards (CG-ENG), 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE., Stop 7509, 
Washington, DC 20593-7509, and is available from the sources listed 
below. It is also available for inspection at the National Archives and 
Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of 
this material at NARA, call 202-741-6030 or go to http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/code_of_federal_regulations/ibr_locations.html.
    (b) International Maritime Organization (IMO) Publishing, 4 Albert 
Embankment, London SE1 7SR, United Kingdom, +44 (0)20 7735 7611, http://www.imo.org.
    (1) 2010 FTP Code, International Code for Application of Fire Test 
Procedures, 2010 (Resolution MSC.307(88)), 2012 Edition (``FTP Code''), 
IBR approved for Sec.  164.107-3(a).
    (2) [Reserved]


Sec.  164.107-3  Testing, marking, and inspection requirements.

    (a) Each structural insulation (A-60) submitted for type approval 
must be tested in accordance with the non-combustibility test under 
Annex 1, Part 1 and then tested for fire resistance under Annex 1, Part 
3 of the FTP Code (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  164.107-2).
    (b) All testing and inspections required by this subpart must be 
performed by an independent laboratory accepted by the Coast Guard 
under subpart 159.010 of this chapter. A list of independent 
laboratories accepted as meeting subpart 159.010 of this chapter is 
available online at http://psix.uscg.mil/EQLabs/Default.aspx.
    (c) The independent laboratory must perform an initial factory 
inspection to select the test specimens and establish the materials of 
construction, chemical make-up, dimensions, tolerances, and other 
related factors needed to confirm product consistency during follow-up 
production inspections.
    (d) Production inspections must be performed by the independent 
laboratory in accordance with subpart 159.007 of this chapter at least 
annually to confirm that no changes have been made to the product that 
may adversely affect its fire performance as a structural insulation.
    (e) The independent laboratory must prepare production inspection 
procedures and a report of the results of the fire testing program, and 
must furnish the manufacturer with three copies of each upon completion 
of the required testing.
    (f) Materials approved under this subpart must be shipped in 
packaging that is clearly marked with the name of the manufacturer, 
product designation, date of manufacture, batch or lot number, and 
Coast Guard type approval number.


Sec.  164.107-4  Approval procedures.

    (a) Manufacturers that desire type approval should submit a written 
notice to the Commandant (CG-ENG-4) describing the product and its 
intended uses. The Commandant will evaluate this information and notify 
the manufacturer of the product's suitability for testing. The 
manufacturer should then contract directly with an accepted independent 
laboratory to perform the required tests and inspections.
    (b) Upon completion of the required testing and inspections, the 
manufacturer must submit either a written request for type approval to 
the Commandant (CG-ENG-4), United States Coast Guard, 2703 Martin 
Luther King Jr. Avenue SE., Stop 7509, Washington, DC 20593-7509, or 
electronically submit a request to typeapproval@uscg.mil. The request 
must indicate the name and address of the manufacturer, all product 
designations, and the address of all manufacturing facilities. The 
request must include a copy of the final fire test report and the 
production inspection procedures. From the information submitted, the 
Commandant determines whether or not the product is acceptable for type 
approval. If the product is determined to be acceptable, a type 
approval certificate valid for a 5-year period will be issued. If the 
product is not accepted, the manufacturer will be notified of the 
reasons why.

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224. Add subpart 164.108 to read as follows:
Subpart 164.108--Bulkheads (B-0 and B-15) for SOLAS Vessels
Sec.
164.108-1 Scope.
164.108-2 Incorporation by reference.
164.108-3 Testing, marking, and inspection requirements.
164.108-4 Approval procedures.

Subpart 164.108--Bulkheads (B-0 and B-15) for SOLAS Vessels


Sec.  164.108-1  Scope.

    This subpart prescribes requirements for approval of bulkheads (B-0 
and B-15) for SOLAS vessels as required by the International Convention 
for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS). Products approved under these 
requirements may be used in place of products required to be approved 
as meeting the requirements of Sec.  164.008.


Sec.  164.108-2  Incorporation by reference.

    (a) Certain material is incorporated by reference into this subpart 
with the approval of the Director of the Federal Register under 5 
U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. All approved material is available for 
inspection at the U.S. Coast Guard, Office of Design and Engineering 
Standards (CG-ENG), 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE., Stop 7509, 
Washington, DC 20593-7509, and is available from the sources listed 
below. It is also available for inspection at the National Archives and 
Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of 
this

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material at NARA, call 202-741-6030 or go to http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/code_of_federal_regulations/ibr_locations.html.
    (b) International Maritime Organization (IMO) Publishing, 4 Albert 
Embankment, London SE1 7SR, United Kingdom, +44 (0)20 7735 7611, http://www.imo.org.
    (1) 2010 FTP Code, International Code for Application of Fire Test 
Procedures, 2010 (Resolution MSC.307(88)), 2012 Edition (``FTP Code''), 
IBR approved for Sec.  164.108-3(a).
    (2) [Reserved]


Sec.  164.108-3  Testing, marking, and inspection requirements.

    (a) Each bulkhead (B-0 & B-15) submitted for type approval must be 
tested in accordance with non-combustibility under Annex 1, Part 1 and 
then tested for fire resistance under Annex 1, Part 3 of the FTP Code 
(incorporated by reference, see Sec.  164.108-2).
    (b) All testing and inspections required by this subpart must be 
performed by an independent laboratory accepted by the Coast Guard 
under subpart 159.010 of this chapter. A list of independent 
laboratories accepted as meeting subpart 159.010 of this chapter is 
available online at http://psix.uscg.mil/EQLabs/Default.aspx.
    (c) The independent laboratory must perform an initial factory 
inspection to select the test specimens and establish the materials of 
construction, chemical make-up, dimensions, tolerances, and other 
related factors needed to confirm product consistency during follow-up 
production inspections.
    (d) Production inspections must be performed by the independent 
laboratory in accordance with subpart 159.007 of this chapter at least 
annually to confirm that no changes have been made to the product that 
may adversely affect its fire performance as a bulkhead.
    (e) The independent laboratory must prepare production inspection 
procedures and a report of the results of the fire testing program, and 
must furnish the manufacturer with three copies of each upon completion 
of the required testing.
    (f) Materials approved under this subpart must be shipped in 
packaging that is clearly marked with the name of the manufacturer, 
product designation, date of manufacture, batch or lot number, and 
Coast Guard type approval number.


Sec.  164.108-4  Approval procedures.

    (a) Manufacturers that desire type approval should submit a written 
notice to the Commandant (CG-ENG-4) describing the product and its 
intended uses. The Commandant will evaluate this information and notify 
the manufacturer of the product's suitability for testing. The 
manufacturer should then contract directly with an accepted independent 
laboratory to perform the required tests and inspections.
    (b) Upon completion of the required testing and inspections, the 
manufacturer must submit either a written request for type approval to 
the Commandant (CG-ENG-4) United States Coast Guard, 2703 Martin Luther 
King Jr. Avenue SE., Stop 7509, Washington, DC 20593-7509, or 
electronically submit a request to typeapproval@uscg.mil. The request 
must indicate the name and address of the manufacturer, all product 
designations, and the address of all manufacturing facilities. The 
request must include a copy of the final fire test report and the 
production inspection procedures. From the information submitted, the 
Commandant determines whether or not the product is acceptable for type 
approval. If the product is determined to be acceptable, a type 
approval certificate valid for a 5-year period will be issued. If the 
product is not accepted, the manufacturer will be notified of the 
reasons why.

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225. Add subpart 164.109 to read as follows:
Subpart 164.109--Non-combustible Materials (SOLAS)
Sec.
164.109-1 Scope.
164.109-2 Incorporation by reference.
164.109-3 Testing, marking, and inspection requirements.
164.109-4 Approval procedures.

Subpart 164.109--Non-combustible Materials (SOLAS)


Sec.  164.109-1  Scope.

    This subpart prescribes requirements for approval of non-
combustible materials for use on SOLAS vessels as required by the 
International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS). 
Products approved under these requirements may be used in place of 
products required to be approved as meeting the requirements of Sec.  
164.009.


Sec.  164.109-2  Incorporation by reference.

    (a) Certain material is incorporated by reference into this subpart 
with the approval of the Director of the Federal Register under 5 
U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. All approved material is available for 
inspection at the U.S. Coast Guard, Office of Design and Engineering 
Standards (CG-ENG), 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE., Stop 7509, 
Washington, DC 20593-7509, and is available from the sources listed 
below. It is also available for inspection at the National Archives and 
Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of 
this material at NARA, call 202-741-6030 or go to http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/code_of_federal_regulations/ibr_locations.html.
    (b) International Maritime Organization (IMO) Publishing, 4 Albert 
Embankment, London SE1 7SR, United Kingdom, +44 (0)20 7735 7611, http://www.imo.org.
    (1) 2010 FTP Code, International Code for Application of Fire Test 
Procedures, 2010 (Resolution MSC.307(88)), 2012 Edition (``FTP Code''), 
IBR approved for Sec.  164.109-3(a).
    (2) [Reserved]


Sec.  164.109-3  Testing, marking, and inspection requirements.

    (a) Non-combustible materials submitted for type approval must be 
tested in accordance with Annex 1, Part 1 of the FTP Code (incorporated 
by reference, see Sec.  164.109-2). Five specimens must be tested and 
the test need not last longer than 30 minutes.
    (b) All testing and inspections required by this subpart must be 
performed by an independent laboratory accepted by the Coast Guard 
under subpart 159.010 of this chapter. A list of independent 
laboratories accepted as meeting subpart 159.010 of this chapter is 
available online at http://psix.uscg.mil/EQLabs/Default.aspx.
    (c) The independent laboratory must perform an initial factory 
inspection to select the test specimens and establish the materials of 
construction, chemical make-up, dimensions, tolerances, and other 
related factors needed to confirm product consistency during follow-up 
production inspections.
    (d) Production inspections must be performed by the independent 
laboratory in accordance with subpart 159.007 of this chapter at least 
annually to confirm that no changes have been made to the product that 
may adversely affect its fire performance as a non-combustible 
material.
    (e) The independent laboratory must prepare production inspection 
procedures and a report of the results of the fire testing program, and 
must furnish the manufacturer with three copies of each upon completion 
of the required testing.
    (f) Materials approved under this subpart must be shipped in 
packaging that is clearly marked with the name of the manufacturer, 
product designation, date of manufacture, batch or lot number, and 
Coast Guard type approval number.

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Sec.  164.109-4  Approval procedures.

    (a) Manufacturers that desire type approval should submit a written 
notice to the Commandant (CG-ENG-4) describing the product and its 
intended uses. The Commandant will evaluate this information and notify 
the manufacturer of the product's suitability for testing. The 
manufacturer should then contract directly with an accepted independent 
laboratory to perform the required tests and inspections.
    (b) Upon completion of the required testing and inspections, the 
manufacturer must submit either a written request for type approval to 
the Commandant (CG-ENG-4), United States Coast Guard, 2703 Martin 
Luther King Jr. Avenue SE., Stop 7509, Washington, DC 20593-7509, or 
electronically submit a request to typeapproval@uscg.mil. The request 
must indicate the name and address of the manufacturer, all product 
designations, and the address of all manufacturing facilities. The 
request must include a copy of the final fire test report and the 
production inspection procedures. From the information submitted, the 
Commandant determines whether or not the product is acceptable for type 
approval. If the product is determined to be acceptable, a type 
approval certificate valid for a 5-year period will be issued. If the 
product is not accepted, the manufacturer will be notified of the 
reasons why.

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226. Add subpart 164.110 to read as follows:
Subpart 164.110--Continuous Ceilings (B-0 and B-15) (SOLAS)
Sec.
164.110-1 Scope.
164.110-2 Incorporation by reference.
164.110-3 Testing, marking, and inspection requirements.
164.110-4 Approval procedures.

Subpart 164.110--Continuous Ceilings (B-0 and B-15) (SOLAS)


Sec.  164.110-1  Scope.

    This subpart prescribes requirements for approval of continuous 
ceilings (B-0 and B-15) for SOLAS vessels as required by the 
International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS).


Sec.  164.110-2  Incorporation by reference.

    (a) Certain material is incorporated by reference into this subpart 
with the approval of the Director of the Federal Register under 5 
U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. All approved material is available for 
inspection at the U.S. Coast Guard, Office of Design and Engineering 
Standards (CG-ENG), 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE., Stop 7509, 
Washington, DC 20593-7509, and is available from the sources listed 
below. It is also available for inspection at the National Archives and 
Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of 
this material at NARA, call 202-741-6030 or go to http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/code_of_federal_regulations/ibr_locations.html.
    (b) International Maritime Organization (IMO) Publishing, 4 Albert 
Embankment, London SE1 7SR, United Kingdom, +44 (0)20 7735 7611, http://www.imo.org.
    (1) 2010 FTP Code, International Code for Application of Fire Test 
Procedures, 2010 (Resolution MSC.307(88)), 2012 Edition (``FTP Code''), 
IBR approved for Sec.  164.110-3(a).
    (2) [Reserved]


Sec.  164.110-3  Testing, marking, and inspection requirements.

    (a) Continuous Ceilings (B-0 and B-15) (SOLAS) submitted for type 
approval must be tested for non-combustibility under Annex 1, Part 1, 
and then tested for fire resistance under Annex 1, Part 3, Appendix 2, 
of the FTP Code (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  164.110-2).
    (b) All testing and inspections required by this subpart must be 
performed by an independent laboratory accepted by the Coast Guard 
under subpart 159.010 of this chapter. A list of independent 
laboratories accepted as meeting subpart 159.010 of this chapter is 
available online at http://psix.uscg.mil/EQLabs/Default.aspx.
    (c) The independent laboratory must perform an initial factory 
inspection to select the test specimens and establish the materials of 
construction, chemical make-up, dimensions, tolerances, and other 
related factors needed to confirm product consistency during follow-up 
production inspections.
    (d) Production inspections must be performed by the independent 
laboratory in accordance with subpart 159.007 of this chapter at least 
annually to confirm that no changes have been made to the product that 
may adversely affect its fire performance as a continuous ceiling.
    (e) The independent laboratory must prepare production inspection 
procedures and a report of the results of the fire testing program, and 
must furnish the manufacturer with three copies of each upon completion 
of the required testing.
    (f) Materials approved under this subpart must be shipped in 
packaging that is clearly marked with the name of the manufacturer, 
product designation, date of manufacture, batch or lot number, and 
Coast Guard type approval number.


Sec.  164.110-4  Approval procedures.

    (a) Manufacturers that desire type approval should submit a written 
notice to the Commandant (CG-ENG-4) describing the product and its 
intended uses. The Commandant will evaluate this information and notify 
the manufacturer of the product's suitability for testing. The 
manufacturer should then contract directly with an accepted independent 
laboratory to perform the required tests and inspections.
    (b) Upon completion of the required testing and inspections, the 
manufacturer must submit either a written request for type approval to 
the Commandant (CG-ENG-4), United States Coast Guard, 2703 Martin 
Luther King Jr. Avenue SE., Stop 7509, Washington, DC 20593-7509, or 
electronically submit a request to typeapproval@uscg.mil. The request 
must indicate the name and address of the manufacturer, all product 
designations, and the address of all manufacturing facilities. The 
request must include a copy of the final fire test report and the 
production inspection procedures. From the information submitted, the 
Commandant determines whether or not the product is acceptable for type 
approval. If the product is determined to be acceptable, a type 
approval certificate valid for a 5-year period will be issued. If the 
product is not accepted, the manufacturer will be notified of the 
reasons why.
0
227. Add subpart 164.111 to read as follows:
Subpart 164.111--Draperies, Curtains, and Other Suspended Textiles
Sec.
164.111-1 Scope.
164.111-2 Incorporation by reference.
164.111-3 Testing, marking, and inspection requirements.
164.111-4 Approval procedures.

Subpart 164.111--Draperies, Curtains, and Other Suspended Textiles


Sec.  164.111-1  Scope.

    This subpart prescribes requirements for approval of draperies, 
curtains, and other suspended textiles as required by the International 
Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS).


Sec.  164.111-2  Incorporation by reference.

    (a) Certain material is incorporated by reference into this subpart 
with the approval of the Director of the Federal Register under 5 
U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. All approved material is available for 
inspection at the U.S. Coast Guard, Office of Design and Engineering

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Standards (CG-ENG), 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE., Stop 7509, 
Washington, DC 20593-7509, and is available from the sources listed 
below. It is also available for inspection at the National Archives and 
Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of 
this material at NARA, call 202-741-6030 or go to http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/code_of_federal_regulations/ibr_locations.html.
    (b) International Maritime Organization (IMO) Publishing, 4 Albert 
Embankment, London SE1 7SR, United Kingdom, +44 (0)20 7735 7611, http://www.imo.org.
    (1) 2010 FTP Code, International Code for Application of Fire Test 
Procedures, 2010 (Resolution MSC.307(88)), 2012 Edition (``FTP Code''), 
IBR approved for Sec.  164.111-3(a).
    (2) [Reserved]


Sec.  164.111-3  Testing, marking, and inspection requirements.

    (a) Draperies, curtains, and other suspended textiles submitted for 
type approval must be tested for qualities of resistance to the 
propagation of flame not inferior to those of wool of mass 0.8 kg/m\2\ 
under Annex 1, Part 7, of the FTP Code (incorporated by reference, see 
Sec.  164.111-2).
    (b) All testing and inspections required by this subpart must be 
performed by an independent laboratory accepted by the Coast Guard 
under subpart 159.010 of this chapter. A list of independent 
laboratories accepted as meeting subpart 159.010 of this chapter is 
available online at http://psix.uscg.mil/EQLabs/Default.aspx.
    (c) The independent laboratory must perform an initial factory 
inspection to select the test specimens and establish the materials of 
construction, chemical make-up, dimensions, tolerances, and other 
related factors needed to confirm product consistency during follow-up 
production inspections.
    (d) Production inspections must be performed by the independent 
laboratory in accordance with subpart 159.007 of this chapter at least 
annually to confirm that no changes have been made to the product that 
may adversely affect its fire performance as draperies, curtains and 
other suspended textiles.
    (e) The independent laboratory must prepare production inspection 
procedures and a report of the results of the fire testing program, and 
must furnish the manufacturer with three copies of each upon completion 
of the required testing.
    (f) Materials approved under this subpart must be shipped in 
packaging that is clearly marked with the name of the manufacturer, 
product designation, date of manufacture, batch or lot number, and 
Coast Guard type approval number.


Sec.  164.111-4  Approval procedures.

    (a) Manufacturers that desire type approval should submit a written 
notice to the Commandant (CG-ENG-4) describing the product and its 
intended uses. The Commandant will evaluate this information and notify 
the manufacturer of the product's suitability for testing. The 
manufacturer should then contract directly with an accepted independent 
laboratory to perform the required tests and inspections.
    (b) Upon completion of the required testing and inspections, the 
manufacturer must submit either a written request for type approval to 
the Commandant (CG-ENG-4), United States Coast Guard, 2703 Martin 
Luther King Jr. Avenue SE., Stop 7509, Washington, DC 20593-7509, or 
electronically submit a request to typeapproval@uscg.mil. The request 
must indicate the name and address of the manufacturer, all product 
designations, and the address of all manufacturing facilities. The 
request must include a copy of the final fire test report and the 
production inspection procedures. From the information submitted, the 
Commandant determines whether or not the product is acceptable for type 
approval. If the product is determined to be acceptable, a type 
approval certificate valid for a 5-year period will be issued. If the 
product is not accepted, the manufacturer will be notified of the 
reasons why.

0
228. Add subpart 164.112 to read as follows:
Subpart 164.112--Interior Finish (Bulkheads and Ceiling Finishes) 
(SOLAS)
Sec.
164.112-1 Scope.
164.112-2 Incorporation by reference.
164.112-3 Testing, marking, and inspection requirements.
164.112-4 Approval procedures.

Subpart 164.112--Interior Finish (Bulkheads and Ceiling Finishes) 
(SOLAS)


Sec.  164.112-1  Scope.

    This subpart prescribes requirements for approval of interior 
finishes (bulkheads and ceiling finishes) for SOLAS vessels as required 
by the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS). 
Products approved under these requirements may be used in place of 
products required to be approved as meeting the requirements of Sec.  
164.012.


Sec.  164.112-2  Incorporation by reference.

    (a) Certain material is incorporated by reference into this subpart 
with the approval of the Director of the Federal Register under 5 
U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. All approved material is available for 
inspection at the U.S. Coast Guard, Office of Design and Engineering 
Standards (CG-ENG), 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE., Stop 7509, 
Washington, DC 20593-7509, and is available from the sources listed 
below. It is also available for inspection at the National Archives and 
Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of 
this material at NARA, call 202-741-6030 or go to http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/code_of_federal_regulations/ibr_locations.html.
    (b) International Maritime Organization (IMO) Publishing, 4 Albert 
Embankment, London SE1 7SR, United Kingdom, +44 (0)20 7735 7611, http://www.imo.org.
    (1) 2010 FTP Code, International Code for Application of Fire Test 
Procedures, 2010 (Resolution MSC.307(88)), 2012 Edition (``FTP Code''), 
IBR approved for Sec.  164.112-3(a).
    (2) [Reserved]


Sec.  164.112-3  Testing, marking, and inspection requirements.

    (a) Interior Finishes (Bulkheads and ceiling finishes) for SOLAS 
vessels submitted for type approval must be tested for surface 
flammability in Annex 1, Part 5, and the smoke density and toxicity 
criteria of Annex 1, Part 2, of the FTP Code (incorporated by 
reference, see Sec.  164.112-2).
    (b) All testing and inspections required by this subpart must be 
performed by an independent laboratory accepted by the Coast Guard 
under subpart 159.010 of this chapter. A list of independent 
laboratories accepted as meeting subpart 159.010 of this chapter is 
available online at http://psix.uscg.mil/EQLabs/Default.aspx.
    (c) The independent laboratory must perform an initial factory 
inspection to select the test specimens and establish the materials of 
construction, chemical make-up, dimensions, tolerances, and other 
related factors needed to confirm product consistency during follow-up 
production inspections.
    (d) Production inspections must be performed by the independent 
laboratory in accordance with subpart 159.007 of this chapter at least 
annually to confirm that no changes have been made to the product that 
may adversely affect its fire performance as an interior finish.
    (e) The independent laboratory must prepare production inspection

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procedures and a report of the results of the fire testing program, and 
must furnish the manufacturer with three copies of each upon completion 
of the required testing.
    (f) Materials approved under this subpart must be shipped in 
packaging that is clearly marked with the name of the manufacturer, 
product designation, date of manufacture, batch or lot number, and 
Coast Guard type approval number.


Sec.  164.112-4  Approval procedures.

    (a) Manufacturers that desire type approval should submit a written 
notice to the Commandant (CG-ENG-4) describing the product and its 
intended uses. The Commandant will evaluate this information and notify 
the manufacturer of the product's suitability for testing. The 
manufacturer should then contract directly with an accepted independent 
laboratory to perform the required tests and inspections.
    (b) Upon completion of the required testing and inspections, the 
manufacturer must submit either a written request for type approval to 
the Commandant (CG-ENG-4), United States Coast Guard, 2703 Martin 
Luther King Jr. Avenue SE., Stop 7509, Washington, DC 20593-7509, or 
electronically submit a request to typeapproval@uscg.mil. The request 
must indicate the name and address of the manufacturer, all product 
designations, and the address of all manufacturing facilities. The 
request must include a copy of the final fire test report and the 
production inspection procedures. From the information submitted, the 
Commandant determines whether or not the product is acceptable for type 
approval. If the product is determined to be acceptable, a type 
approval certificate valid for a 5-year period will be issued. If the 
product is not accepted, the manufacturer will be notified of the 
reasons why.

0
229. Add subpart 164.117 to read as follows:
Subpart 164.117--Floor Finish (SOLAS)
Sec.
164.117-1 Scope.
164.117-2 Incorporation by reference.
164.117-3 Testing, marking, and inspection requirements.
164.117-4 Approval procedures.

Subpart 164.117--Floor Finish (SOLAS)


Sec.  164.117-1  Scope.

    This subpart prescribes requirements for approval of floor finishes 
for SOLAS vessels as required by the International Convention for the 
Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS).


Sec.  164.117-2  Incorporation by reference.

    (a) Certain material is incorporated by reference into this subpart 
with the approval of the Director of the Federal Register under 5 
U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. All approved material is available for 
inspection at the U.S. Coast Guard, Office of Design and Engineering 
Standards (CG-ENG), 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE., Stop 7509, 
Washington, DC 20593-7509, and is available from the sources listed 
below. It is also available for inspection at the National Archives and 
Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of 
this material at NARA, call 202-741-6030 or go to http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/code_of_federal_regulations/ibr_locations.html.
    (b) International Maritime Organization (IMO) Publishing, 4 Albert 
Embankment, London SE1 7SR, United Kingdom, +44 (0)20 7735 7611, http://www.imo.org.
    (1) 2010 FTP Code, International Code for Application of Fire Test 
Procedures, 2010 (Resolution MSC.307(88)), 2012 Edition (``FTP Code''), 
IBR approved for Sec.  164.117-3(a).
    (2) [Reserved]


Sec.  164.117-3  Testing, marking, and inspection requirements.

    (a) Floor finishes for SOLAS vessels submitted for type approval 
must be tested for surface flammability in Annex 1, Part 5, and the 
smoke density and toxicity criteria of Annex 1, Part 2, of the FTP Code 
(incorporated by reference, see Sec.  164.117-2).
    (b) All testing and inspections required by this subpart must be 
performed by an independent laboratory accepted by the Coast Guard 
under subpart 159.010 of this chapter. A list of independent 
laboratories accepted as meeting subpart 159.010 of this chapter is 
available online at http://psix.uscg.mil/EQLabs/Default.aspx.
    (c) The independent laboratory must perform an initial factory 
inspection to select the test specimens and establish the materials of 
construction, chemical make-up, dimensions, tolerances, and other 
related factors needed to confirm product consistency during follow-up 
production inspections.
    (d) Production inspections must be performed by the independent 
laboratory in accordance with subpart 159.007 of this chapter at least 
annually to confirm that no changes have been made to the product that 
may adversely affect its fire performance as a floor finish.
    (e) The independent laboratory must prepare production inspection 
procedures and a report of the results of the fire testing program, and 
must furnish the manufacturer with three copies of each upon completion 
of the required testing.
    (f) Materials approved under this subpart must be shipped in 
packaging that is clearly marked with the name of the manufacturer, 
product designation, date of manufacture, batch or lot number, and 
Coast Guard type approval number.


Sec.  164.117-4  Approval procedures.

    (a) Manufacturers that desire type approval should submit a written 
notice to the Commandant (CG-ENG-4) describing the product and its 
intended uses. The Commandant will evaluate this information and notify 
the manufacturer of the product's suitability for testing. The 
manufacturer should then contract directly with an accepted independent 
laboratory to perform the required tests and inspections.
    (b) Upon completion of the required testing and inspections, the 
manufacturer must submit either a written request for type approval to 
the Commandant (CG-ENG-4), United States Coast Guard, 2703 Martin 
Luther King Jr. Avenue SE., Stop 7509, Washington, DC 20593-7509, or 
electronically submit a request to typeapproval@uscg.mil. The request 
must indicate the name and address of the manufacturer, all product 
designations, and the address of all manufacturing facilities. The 
request must include a copy of the final fire test report and the 
production inspection procedures. From the information submitted, the 
Commandant determines whether or not the product is acceptable for type 
approval. If the product is determined to be acceptable, a type 
approval certificate valid for a 5-year period will be issued. If the 
product is not accepted, the manufacturer will be notified of the 
reasons why.

0
230. Add subpart 164.136 to read as follows:
Subpart 164.136--Fire Doors
Sec.
164.136-1 Scope.
164.136-2 Incorporation by reference.
164.136-3 Testing, marking, and inspection requirements.
164.136-4 Approval procedures.

Subpart 164.136--Fire Doors


Sec.  164.136-1  Scope.

    This subpart prescribes requirements for approval of fire doors as 
required by the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea 
(SOLAS). Products approved under these requirements may be used where 
fire doors of the same class are required in domestic vessels.

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Sec.  164.136-2  Incorporation by reference.

    (a) Certain material is incorporated by reference into this subpart 
with the approval of the Director of the Federal Register under 5 
U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. All approved material is available for 
inspection at the U.S. Coast Guard, Office of Design and Engineering 
Standards (CG-ENG), 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE., Stop 7509, 
Washington, DC 20593-7509, and is available from the sources listed 
below. It is also available for inspection at the National Archives and 
Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of 
this material at NARA, call 202-741-6030 or go to http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/code_of_federal_regulations/ibr_locations.html.
    (b) International Maritime Organization (IMO) Publishing, 4 Albert 
Embankment, London SE1 7SR, United Kingdom, +44 (0)20 7735 7611, http://www.imo.org.
    (1) 2010 FTP Code, International Code for Application of Fire Test 
Procedures, 2010 (Resolution MSC.307(88)), 2012 Edition (``FTP Code''), 
IBR approved for Sec.  164.136-3(a).
    (2) [Reserved]


Sec.  164.136-3  Testing, marking, and inspection requirements.

    (a) Fire doors submitted for type approval must be tested for non-
combustibility under Annex 1, Part 5, and then tested for fire 
resistance under Annex 1, Part 3 of the FTP Code (incorporated by 
reference, see Sec.  164.136-2). Adhesives used in the construction of 
fire doors need not be non-combustible, but they must be tested for low 
flame spread characteristics under Annex 1, Part 5 of the FTP Code and 
should be included in the approved door's follow-up program.
    (b) All testing and inspections required by this subpart must be 
performed by an independent laboratory accepted by the Coast Guard 
under subpart 159.010 of this chapter. A list of independent 
laboratories accepted as meeting subpart 159.010 of this chapter is 
available online at http://psix.uscg.mil/EQLabs/Default.aspx.
    (c) The independent laboratory must perform an initial factory 
inspection to select the test specimens and establish the materials of 
construction, chemical make-up, dimensions, tolerances, and other 
related factors needed to confirm product consistency during follow-up 
production inspections.
    (d) Production inspections must be performed by the independent 
laboratory in accordance with subpart 159.007 of this chapter at least 
annually to confirm that no changes have been made to the product that 
may adversely affect its fire performance as a fire door.
    (e) The independent laboratory must prepare production inspection 
procedures and a report of the results of the fire testing program, and 
must furnish the manufacturer with three copies of each upon completion 
of the required testing.
    (f) Materials approved under this subpart must be shipped in 
packaging that is clearly marked with the name of the manufacturer, 
product designation, date of manufacture, batch or lot number, and 
Coast Guard type approval number.


Sec.  164.136-4  Approval procedures.

    (a) Manufacturers that desire type approval should submit a written 
notice to the Commandant (CG-ENG-4) describing the product and its 
intended uses. The Commandant will evaluate this information and notify 
the manufacturer of the product's suitability for testing. The 
manufacturer should then contract directly with an accepted independent 
laboratory to perform the required tests and inspections.
    (b) Upon completion of the required testing and inspections, the 
manufacturer must submit either a written request for type approval to 
the Commandant (CG-ENG-4), United States Coast Guard, 2703 Martin 
Luther King Jr. Avenue SE., Stop 7509, Washington, DC 20593-7509, or 
electronically submit a request to typeapproval@uscg.mil. The request 
must indicate the name and address of the manufacturer, all product 
designations, and the address of all manufacturing facilities. The 
request must include a copy of the final fire test report and the 
production inspection procedures. From the information submitted, the 
Commandant determines whether or not the product is acceptable for type 
approval. If the product is determined to be acceptable, a type 
approval certificate valid for a 5-year period will be issued. If the 
product is not accepted, the manufacturer will be notified of the 
reasons why.

0
231. Add subpart 164.137 to read as follows:
Subpart 164.137--Windows
Sec.
164.137-1 Scope.
164.137-2 Incorporation by reference.
164.137-3 Testing, marking, and inspection requirements.
164.137-4 Approval procedures.

Subpart 164.137--Windows


Sec.  164.137-1  Scope.

    This subpart prescribes requirements for approval of windows as 
required by the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea 
(SOLAS).


Sec.  164.137-2  Incorporation by reference.

    (a) Certain material is incorporated by reference into this subpart 
with the approval of the Director of the Federal Register under 5 
U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. All approved material is available for 
inspection at the U.S. Coast Guard, Office of Design and Engineering 
Standards (CG-ENG), 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE., Stop 7509, 
Washington, DC 20593-7509, and is available from the sources listed 
below. It is also available for inspection at the National Archives and 
Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of 
this material at NARA, call 202-741-6030 or go to http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/code_of_federal_regulations/ibr_locations.html.
    (b) International Maritime Organization (IMO) Publishing, 4 Albert 
Embankment, London SE1 7SR, United Kingdom, +44 (0)20 7735 7611, http://www.imo.org.
    (1) 2010 FTP Code, International Code for Application of Fire Test 
Procedures, 2010 (Resolution MSC.307(88)), 2012 Edition (``FTP Code''), 
IBR approved for Sec.  164.137-3(a).
    (2) Resolution A.754(18), Recommendation on Fire Resistance Tests 
for ``A'', ``B'' and ``F'' Class Divisions, adopted 4 November 1993 
(``IMO Resolution A.754(18)''), IBR approved for Sec.  164.137-3(a).


Sec.  164.137-3  Testing, marking, and inspection requirements.

    (a) Windows submitted for type approval must be tested for fire 
resistance under Annex 1, Part 3 of the FTP Code (incorporated by 
reference, see Sec.  164.137-2). Windows must also meet the thermal 
radiation test supplement to fire resistance, as outlined in Appendix 1 
of Part 3 of the FTP Code, and the hose stream test of paragraph 5 of 
Appendix A.1 of IMO Resolution A.754(18) (incorporated by reference, 
see Sec.  164.137-2).
    (b) All testing and inspections required by this subpart must be 
performed by an independent laboratory accepted by the Coast Guard 
under subpart 159.010 of this chapter. A list of independent 
laboratories accepted as meeting subpart 159.010 of this chapter is 
available online at http://psix.uscg.mil/EQLabs/Default.aspx.
    (c) The independent laboratory must perform an initial factory 
inspection to

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select the test specimens and establish the materials of construction, 
chemical make-up, dimensions, tolerances, and other related factors 
needed to confirm product consistency during follow-up production 
inspections.
    (d) Production inspections must be performed by the independent 
laboratory in accordance with subpart 159.007 of this chapter at least 
annually to confirm that no changes have been made to the product that 
may adversely affect its fire performance as a window.
    (e) The independent laboratory must prepare production inspection 
procedures and a report of the results of the fire testing program, and 
must furnish the manufacturer with three copies of each upon completion 
of the required testing.
    (f) Materials approved under this subpart must be shipped in 
packaging that is clearly marked with the name of the manufacturer, 
product designation, date of manufacture, batch or lot number, and 
Coast Guard type approval number.


Sec.  164.137-4  Approval procedures.

    (a) Manufacturers that desire type approval should submit a written 
notice to the Commandant (CG-ENG-4) describing the product and its 
intended uses. The Commandant will evaluate this information and notify 
the manufacturer of the product's suitability for testing. The 
manufacturer should then contract directly with an accepted independent 
laboratory to perform the required tests and inspections.
    (b) Upon completion of the required testing and inspections, the 
manufacturer must submit either a written request for type approval to 
the Commandant (CG-ENG-4), United States Coast Guard, 2703 Martin 
Luther King Jr. Avenue SE., Stop 7509, Washington, DC 20593-7509, or 
electronically submit a request to typeapproval@uscg.mil. The request 
must indicate the name and address of the manufacturer, all product 
designations, and the address of all manufacturing facilities. The 
request must include a copy of the final fire test report and the 
production inspection procedures. From the information submitted, the 
Commandant determines whether or not the product is acceptable for type 
approval. If the product is determined to be acceptable, a type 
approval certificate valid for a 5-year period will be issued. If the 
product is not accepted, the manufacturer will be notified of the 
reasons why.

0
232. Add subpart 164.138 to read as follows:
Subpart 164.138--Fire Stops (Penetration Seals)
Sec.
164.138-1 Scope.
164.138-2 Incorporation by reference.
164.138-3 Testing, marking, and inspection requirements.
164.138-4 Approval procedures.

Subpart 164.138--Fire Stops (Penetration Seals)


Sec.  164.138-1  Scope.

    This subpart prescribes requirements for approval of fire stops 
(penetration seals) as required by the International Convention for the 
Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS).


Sec.  164.138-2  Incorporation by reference.

    (a) Certain material is incorporated by reference into this subpart 
with the approval of the Director of the Federal Register under 5 
U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. All approved material is available for 
inspection at the U.S. Coast Guard, Office of Design and Engineering 
Standards (CG-ENG), 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE., Stop 7509, 
Washington, DC 20593-7509, and is available from the sources listed 
below. It is also available for inspection at the National Archives and 
Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of 
this material at NARA, call 202-741-6030 or go to http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/code_of_federal_regulations/ibr_locations.html.
    (b) International Maritime Organization (IMO) Publishing, 4 Albert 
Embankment, London SE1 7SR, United Kingdom, +44 (0)20 7735 7611, http://www.imo.org.
    (1) 2010 FTP Code, International Code for Application of Fire Test 
Procedures, 2010 (Resolution MSC.307(88)), 2012 Edition (``FTP Code''), 
IBR approved for Sec.  164.138-3(a).
    (2) Resolution A.754(18), Recommendation on Fire Resistance Tests 
for ``A'', ``B'' and ``F'' Class Divisions, adopted 4 November 1993 
(``IMO Resolution A. 754(18)''), IBR approved for Sec.  164.138-3(a).


Sec.  164.138-3  Testing, marking, and inspection requirements.

    (a) Fire stops (penetration seals) submitted for type approval must 
be tested for fire resistance under Annex 1, Part 3 of the FTP Code 
(incorporated by reference, see Sec.  164.138-2). Such devices must 
also be tested in accordance with Appendices A.III and A.IV of IMO 
Resolution A.754(18) (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  164.138-2).
    (b) All testing and inspections required by this subpart must be 
performed by an independent laboratory accepted by the Coast Guard 
under subpart 159.010 of this chapter. A list of independent 
laboratories accepted as meeting subpart 159.010 of this chapter is 
available online at http://psix.uscg.mil/EQLabs/Default.aspx.
    (c) The independent laboratory must perform an initial factory 
inspection to select the test specimens and establish the materials of 
construction, chemical make-up, dimensions, tolerances, and other 
related factors needed to confirm product consistency during follow-up 
production inspections.
    (d) Production inspections must be performed by the independent 
laboratory in accordance with subpart 159.007 of this chapter at least 
annually to confirm that no changes have been made to the product that 
may adversely affect its fire performance as a fire stop.
    (e) The independent laboratory must prepare production inspection 
procedures and a report of the results of the fire testing program, and 
must furnish the manufacturer with three copies of each upon completion 
of the required testing.
    (f) Materials approved under this subpart must be shipped in 
packaging that is clearly marked with the name of the manufacturer, 
product designation, date of manufacture, batch or lot number, and 
Coast Guard type approval number.


Sec.  164.138-4  Approval procedures.

    (a) Manufacturers that desire type approval should submit a written 
notice to the Commandant (CG-ENG-4) describing the product and its 
intended uses. The Commandant will evaluate this information and notify 
the manufacturer of the product's suitability for testing. The 
manufacturer should then contract directly with an accepted independent 
laboratory to perform the required tests and inspections.
    (b) Upon completion of the required testing and inspections, the 
manufacturer must submit either a written request for type approval to 
the Commandant (CG-ENG-4), United States Coast Guard, 2703 Martin 
Luther King Jr. Avenue SE., Stop 7509, Washington, DC 20593-7509, or 
electronically submit a request to typeapproval@uscg.mil. The request 
must indicate the name and address of the manufacturer, all product 
designations, and the address of all manufacturing facilities. The 
request must include a copy of the final fire test report and the 
production inspection procedures. From the information submitted, the 
Commandant determines whether or not the product is acceptable for type 
approval. If the product is

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determined to be acceptable, a type approval certificate valid for a 5-
year period will be issued. If the product is not accepted, the 
manufacturer will be notified of the reasons why.

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233. Add subpart 164.139 to read as follows:
Subpart 164.139--Dampers
Sec.
164.139-1 Scope.
164.139-2 Incorporation by reference.
164.139-3 Testing, marking, and inspection requirements.
164.139-4 Approval procedures.

Subpart 164.139-Dampers


Sec.  164.139-1  Scope.

    This subpart prescribes requirements for approval of fire dampers 
as required by the International Convention for the Safety of Life at 
Sea (SOLAS).


Sec.  164.139-2  Incorporation by reference.

    (a) Certain material is incorporated by reference into this subpart 
with the approval of the Director of the Federal Register under 5 
U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. All approved material is available for 
inspection at the U.S. Coast Guard, Office of Design and Engineering 
Standards (CG-ENG), 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE., Stop 7509, 
Washington, DC 20593-7509, and is available from the sources listed 
below. It is also available for inspection at the National Archives and 
Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of 
this material at NARA, call 202-741-6030 or go to http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/code_of_federal_regulations/ibr_locations.html.
    (b) International Maritime Organization (IMO) Publishing, 4 Albert 
Embankment, London SE1 7SR, United Kingdom, +44 (0)20 7735 7611, http://www.imo.org.
    (1) 2010 FTP Code, International Code for the Application of Fire 
Test Procedures, 2010 (Resolution MSC.307(88)), 2012 Edition (``FTP 
Code''), IBR approved for Sec.  164.139-3(a).
    (2) Resolution A.754(18), Recommendation on Fire Resistance Tests 
for ``A'', ``B'' and ``F'' Class Divisions, adopted 4 November 1993 
(``IMO Resolution A.754(18)''), IBR approved for Sec.  164.139-3(a).


Sec.  164.139-3  Testing, marking, and inspection requirements.

    (a) Automatic fire dampers that are installed in A-class divisions 
that are submitted for type approval must be tested for fire resistance 
under Annex 1, Part 3 of the FTP Code (incorporated by reference, see 
Sec.  164.139-2). Such devices must also be tested in accordance with 
Appendix A-II of IMO Resolution A.754(18) (incorporated by reference, 
see Sec.  164.139-2).
    (b) All testing and inspections required by this subpart must be 
performed by an independent laboratory accepted by the Coast Guard 
under subpart 159.010 of this chapter. A list of independent 
laboratories accepted as meeting subpart 159.010 of this chapter is 
available online at http://psix.uscg.mil/EQLabs/Default.aspx.
    (c) The independent laboratory must perform an initial factory 
inspection to select the test specimens and establish the materials of 
construction, chemical make-up, dimensions, tolerances and other 
related factors needed to confirm product consistency during follow-up 
production inspections.
    (d) Production inspections must be performed by the independent 
laboratory in accordance with subpart 159.007 of this chapter at least 
annually to confirm that no changes have been made to the product that 
may adversely affect its fire performance as a fire damper.
    (e) The independent laboratory must prepare production inspection 
procedures and a report of the results of the fire testing program, and 
shall furnish the manufacturer with three copies of each upon 
completion of the required testing.
    (f) Materials approved under this subpart must be shipped in 
packaging that is clearly marked with the name of the manufacturer, 
product designation, date of manufacture, batch or lot number, and 
Coast Guard type approval number.


164.139-4  Approval procedures.

    (a) Manufacturers that desire type approval should submit a written 
notice to the Commandant (CG-ENG-4) describing the product and its 
intended uses. The Commandant will evaluate this information and notify 
the manufacturer of the product's suitability for testing. The 
manufacturer should then contract directly with an accepted independent 
laboratory to perform the required tests and inspections.
    (b) Upon completion of the required testing and inspections, the 
manufacturer must submit either a written request for type approval to 
the Commandant (CG-ENG-4), United States Coast Guard, 2703 Martin 
Luther King Jr. Avenue SE., Stop 7509, Washington, DC 20593-7509, or 
electronically submit a request to typeapproval@uscg.mil. The request 
must indicate the name and address of the manufacturer, all product 
designations, and the address of all manufacturing facilities. The 
request must include a copy of the final fire test report and the 
production inspection procedures. From the information submitted, the 
Commandant determines whether or not the product is acceptable for type 
approval. If the product is determined to be acceptable, a type 
approval certificate valid for a 5-year period will be issued. If the 
product is not accepted, the manufacturer will be notified of the 
reasons why.

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234. Add subpart 164.141 to read as follows:
Subpart 164.141--Plastic Pipes
Sec.
164.141-1 Scope.
164.141-2 Incorporation by reference.
164.141-3 Testing, marking, and inspection requirements.
164.141-4 Approval procedures.

Subpart 164.141--Plastic Pipes


Sec.  164.141-1  Scope.

    This subpart prescribes requirements for approval of plastic piping 
systems. Plastic piping systems include the pipe, fittings, system 
joints, method of joining, and any internal or external liners, 
coverings, and coatings required to comply with the performance 
criteria of this subpart.


Sec.  164.141-2  Incorporation by reference.

    (a) Certain material is incorporated by reference into this subpart 
with the approval of the Director of the Federal Register under 5 
U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. All approved material is available for 
inspection at the U.S. Coast Guard, Office of Design and Engineering 
Standards (CG-ENG), 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE., Stop 7509, 
Washington, DC 20593-7509, and is available from the sources listed 
below. It is also available for inspection at the National Archives and 
Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of 
this material at NARA, call 202-741-6030 or go to http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/code_of_federal_regulations/ibr_locations.html.
    (b) International Maritime Organization (IMO) Publishing, 4 Albert 
Embankment, London SE1 7SR, United Kingdom, +44 (0)20 7735 7611, http://www.imo.org.
    (1) 2010 FTP Code, International Code for Application of Fire Test 
Procedures, 2010 (Resolution MSC.307(88)), 2012 Edition (``FTP Code''), 
IBR approved for Sec.  164.141-3(c).
    (2) Resolution A.653(16), Recommendation on Improved Fire Test 
Procedures for Surface Flammability of Bulkhead, Ceiling and Deck 
Finish Materials, adopted on 19 October 1989

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(``IMO Resolution A.653(16)''), IBR approved for Sec.  164.141-3(a).
    (3) Resolution A.753(18), Guidelines for the Application of Plastic 
Pipe on Ships, adopted on 4 November 1993 (``IMO 
ResolutionA.753(18)''), IBR approved for Sec.  164.141-3(a) and (b).
    (4) Resolution MSC.313(88), Amendments to the Guidelines for the 
Application of Plastic Pipes on Ships, (``IMO Resolution 
MSC.313(88)''), adopted 26 November 2010, IBR approved for Sec.  
164.141-3(a) and (b).


Sec.  164.141-3  Testing, marking, and inspection requirements.

    (a) All plastic piping submitted for approval must meet the flame 
spread requirements of IMO Resolution A.653(16) as modified for pipes 
by IMO Resolution A.753(18) and IMO Resolution MSC.313(88) (all 
incorporated by reference, see Sec.  164.141-2) except that:
    (1) The test specimens need not be wrapped in aluminum foil; and
    (2) Testing need not be conducted on every pipe size. Testing may 
be conducted on piping sizes with the maximum and minimum wall 
thickness intended to be approved. This will qualify all piping sizes 
within the tested range.
    (b) In order to receive approval for fire endurance, pipe must be 
tested as indicated in IMO Resolution A.753(18) and IMO Resolution 
MSC.313(88). When satisfying the requirements for L1 or L2 service, the 
pipe will be approved for use in lesser service grades. The approval of 
piping systems of sizes different than those tested will be allowed as 
provided for in Table 164.141(a) of this subpart.

                   Table 164.141(a)--Approval of Piping Systems of Sizes Different Than Tested
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          Size * tested, inches               Minimum size * approved         Maximum size *  approved, inches
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0 to <=2................................  Size Tested....................  Size Tested.
>2 to <=6...............................  Size Tested....................  <=6.
>6 to <=12..............................  Size Tested....................  <=12.
>12 to <=24.............................  Size Tested....................  <=24.
>24 to <=36.............................  Size Tested....................  <=36.
>36 to <=48.............................  Size Tested....................  <=48.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
* Nominal outside diameter

    (c) To be approved for smoke and toxicity requirements, piping 
systems must meet the requirements of Annex 1, Part 2 of the FTP Code 
(incorporated by reference, see Sec.  164.141-2) with the following 
modifications:
    (1) Plastic piping meeting paragraph 2.2 of Annex 2 of the FTP Code 
as having very low flame spread when tested to Part 5 are deemed to 
meet the smoke and toxicity requirements without testing to Part 2.
    (2) Testing need only be conducted on piping sizes with the maximum 
and minimum wall thicknesses intended to be approved.
    (3) The test sample should be fabricated by cutting pipes 
lengthwise into individual sections and then assembling the sections 
into a test sample as representative as possible of a flat surface. All 
cuts should be made normal to the pipe wall.
    (4) The number of sections that must be assembled together to form 
a square test sample with sides measuring 3 inches, should be that 
which corresponds to the nearest integral number of sections which will 
result in a test sample with an equivalent linearized surface width 
between 3 and 3 \1/2\ inches. The surface width is defined as the 
measured sum of the outer circumference of the assembled pipe sections 
normal to the lengthwise sections.
    (5) The test samples should be mounted on calcium silicate board 
and held in place by the edges of the test frame and, if necessary, by 
wire. There should be no gaps between individual sections and the 
samples should be constructed so that the edges of two adjacent 
sections coincide with the centerline of the test holder.
    (6) The space between the concave unexposed surface of the test 
sample and the surface of the calcium silicate backing should be left 
void.
    (7) The void space between the top of the exposed test surface and 
the bottom edge of the sample holder frame should be filled with a high 
temperature insulating wool where the pipe extends under the frame.
    (8) When the pipes are to include fireproofing or coatings, the 
composite structure consisting of the segmented pipe wall and 
fireproofing shall be tested and the thickness of the fireproofing 
should be the minimum thickness specified for the intended usage.
    (9) Test samples should be oriented in the apparatus such that the 
pilot burner flame will be normal to the lengthwise piping sections.
    (d) Where required to be approved, piping systems must comply with 
the non-metallic materials requirements in 46 CFR 56.60-25(a)(1).
    (e) All testing and inspections required by this subpart, except as 
allowed by paragraph (b) of this section, must be performed by an 
independent laboratory accepted by the Coast Guard under subpart 
159.010 of this chapter. A list of independent laboratories accepted as 
meeting subpart 159.010 of this chapter is available online at http://psix.uscg.mil/EQLabs/Default.aspx.
    (f) The independent laboratory must perform an initial factory 
inspection to select the test specimens and establish the materials of 
construction, chemical make-up, dimensions, tolerances, and other 
related factors needed to confirm product consistency during follow-up 
production inspections.
    (g) Production inspections must be performed by the independent 
laboratory in accordance with subpart 159.007 of this chapter at least 
annually to confirm that no changes have been made to the product that 
may adversely affect its fire performance as plastic piping.
    (h) The independent laboratory must prepare production inspection 
procedures and a report of the results of the fire testing program, and 
must furnish the manufacturer with three copies of each upon completion 
of the required testing.
    (i) Materials approved under this subpart must be shipped in 
packaging that is clearly marked with the name of the manufacturer, 
product designation, date of manufacture, batch or lot number, and 
Coast Guard type approval number.


Sec.  164.141-4  Approval procedures.

    (a) Manufacturers that desire type approval should submit a written 
notice to the Commandant (CG-ENG-4) describing the product and its 
intended uses. The Commandant will evaluate this information and notify 
the

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manufacturer of the product's suitability for testing. The manufacturer 
should then contract directly with an accepted independent laboratory 
to perform the required tests and inspections.
    (b) Upon completion of the required testing and inspections, the 
manufacturer must submit either a written request for type approval to 
the Commandant (CG-ENG-4), United States Coast Guard, 2703 Martin 
Luther King Jr. Avenue SE., Stop 7509, Washington, DC 20593-7509, or 
electronically submit a request to typeapproval@uscg.mil. The request 
must indicate the name and address of the manufacturer, all product 
designations, and the address of all manufacturing facilities. The 
request must include a copy of the final fire test report and the 
production inspection procedures. From the information submitted, the 
Commandant determines whether or not the product is acceptable for type 
approval. If the product is determined to be acceptable, a type 
approval certificate valid for a 5-year period will be issued. If the 
product is not accepted, the manufacturer will be notified of the 
reasons why.

0
235. Add subpart 164.142 to read as follows:
Subpart 164.142--Bedding Components
Sec.
164.142-1 Scope.
164.142-2 Incorporation by reference.
164.142-3 Testing, marking, and inspection requirements.
164.142-4 Approval procedures.

Subpart 164.142--Bedding Components


Sec.  164.142-1  Scope.

    This subpart prescribes requirements for approval of bedding 
components as required by the International Convention for the Safety 
of Life at Sea (SOLAS).


Sec.  164.142-2  Incorporation by reference.

    (a) Certain material is incorporated by reference into this subpart 
with the approval of the Director of the Federal Register under 5 
U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. All approved material is available for 
inspection at the U.S. Coast Guard, Office of Design and Engineering 
Standards (CG-ENG), 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE., Stop 7509, 
Washington, DC 20593-7509, and is available from the sources listed 
below. It is also available for inspection at the National Archives and 
Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of 
this material at NARA, call 202-741-6030 or go to http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/code_of_federal_regulations/ibr_locations.html.
    (b) International Maritime Organization (IMO) Publishing, 4 Albert 
Embankment, London SE1 7SR, United Kingdom, +44 (0)20 7735 7611, http://www.imo.org.
    (1) 2010 FTP Code, International Code for Application of Fire Test 
Procedures, 2010 (Resolution MSC.307(88)), 2012 Edition (``FTP Code''), 
IBR approved for Sec.  164.142-3(a).
    (2) [Reserved]


Sec.  164.142-3  Testing, marking, and inspection requirements.

    (a) Bedding components that are submitted for type approval must be 
tested for qualities of resistance to the ignition and propagation of 
flame of Annex 1, Part 9 of the FTP Code (incorporated by reference, 
see Sec.  164.142-2).
    (b) All testing and inspections required by this subpart must be 
performed by an independent laboratory accepted by the Coast Guard 
under subpart 159.010 of this chapter. A list of independent 
laboratories accepted as meeting subpart 159.010 of this chapter is 
available online at http://psix.uscg.mil/EQLabs/Default.aspx.
    (c) The independent laboratory must perform an initial factory 
inspection to select the test specimens and establish the materials of 
construction, chemical make-up, dimensions, tolerances, and other 
related factors needed to confirm product consistency during follow-up 
production inspections.
    (d) Production inspections must be performed by the independent 
laboratory in accordance with subpart 159.007 of this chapter at least 
annually to confirm that no changes have been made to the product that 
may adversely affect its fire performance as a bedding component.
    (e) The independent laboratory must prepare production inspection 
procedures and a report of the results of the fire testing program, and 
must furnish the manufacturer with three copies of each upon completion 
of the required testing.
    (f) Materials approved under this subpart must be shipped in 
packaging that is clearly marked with the name of the manufacturer, 
product designation, date of manufacture, batch or lot number, and 
Coast Guard type approval number.


Sec.  164.142-4  Approval procedures.

    (a) Manufacturers that desire type approval should submit a written 
notice to the Commandant (CG-ENG-4) describing the product and its 
intended uses. The Commandant will evaluate this information and notify 
the manufacturer of the product's suitability for testing. The 
manufacturer should then contract directly with an accepted independent 
laboratory to perform the required tests and inspections.
    (b) Upon completion of the required testing and inspections, the 
manufacturer must submit either a written request for type approval to 
the Commandant (CG-ENG-4), United States Coast Guard, 2703 Martin 
Luther King Jr. Avenue SE., Stop 7509, Washington, DC 20593-7509, or 
electronically submit a request to typeapproval@uscg.mil. The request 
must indicate the name and address of the manufacturer, all product 
designations, and the address of all manufacturing facilities. The 
request must include a copy of the final fire test report and the 
production inspection procedures. From the information submitted, the 
Commandant determines whether or not the product is acceptable for type 
approval. If the product is determined to be acceptable, a type 
approval certificate valid for a 5-year period will be issued. If the 
product is not accepted, the manufacturer will be notified of the 
reasons why.

0
236. Add subpart 164.144 to read as follows:
Subpart 164.144--Upholstered Furniture
Sec.
164.144-1 Scope.
164.144-2 Incorporation by reference.
164.144-3 Testing, marking, and inspection requirements.
164.144-4 Approval procedures.

Subpart 164.144--Upholstered Furniture


Sec.  164.144-1  Scope.

    This subpart prescribes requirements for approval of upholstered 
furniture as required by the International Convention for the Safety of 
Life at Sea (SOLAS).


Sec.  164.144-2  Incorporation by reference.

    (a) Certain material is incorporated by reference into this subpart 
with the approval of the Director of the Federal Register under 5 
U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. All approved material is available for 
inspection at the U.S. Coast Guard, Office of Design and Engineering 
Standards (CG-ENG), 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE., Stop 7509, 
Washington, DC 20593-7509, and is available from the sources listed 
below. It is also available for inspection at the National Archives and 
Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of 
this material at NARA, call 202-741-6030 or go to http://
www.archives.gov/federal_

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register/code_of_federal_regulations/ibr_locations.html.
    (b) International Maritime Organization (IMO) Publishing, 4 Albert 
Embankment, London SE1 7SR, United Kingdom, +44 (0)20 7735 7611, http://www.imo.org.
    (1) 2010 FTP Code, International Code for Application of Fire Test 
Procedures, 2010 (Resolution MSC.307(88)), 2012 Edition (``FTP Code''), 
IBR approved for Sec.  164.144-3(a).
    (2) [Reserved]


Sec.  164.144-3  Testing, marking, and inspection requirements.

    (a) Upholstered furniture that is submitted for type approval must 
be tested for qualities of resistance to the ignition and propagation 
of flame of Annex 1, Part 8 of the FTP Code (incorporated by reference, 
see Sec.  164.144-2).
    (b) All testing and inspections required by this subpart must be 
performed by an independent laboratory accepted by the Coast Guard 
under subpart 159.010 of this chapter. A list of independent 
laboratories accepted as meeting subpart 159.010 of this chapter is 
available online at http://psix.uscg.mil/EQLabs/Default.aspx.
    (c) The independent laboratory must perform an initial factory 
inspection to select the test specimens and establish the materials of 
construction, chemical make-up, dimensions, tolerances, and other 
related factors needed to confirm product consistency during follow-up 
production inspections.
    (d) Production inspections must be performed by the independent 
laboratory in accordance with subpart 159.007 of this chapter at least 
annually to confirm that no changes have been made to the product that 
may adversely affect its fire performance as upholstered furniture.
    (e) The independent laboratory must prepare production inspection 
procedures and a report of the results of the fire testing program, and 
must furnish the manufacturer with three copies of each upon completion 
of the required testing.
    (f) Materials approved under this subpart must be shipped in 
packaging that is clearly marked with the name of the manufacturer, 
product designation, date of manufacture, batch or lot number, and 
Coast Guard type approval number.


Sec.  164.144-4  Approval procedures.

    (a) Manufacturers that desire type approval should submit a written 
notice to the Commandant (CG-ENG-4) describing the product and its 
intended uses. The Commandant will evaluate this information and notify 
the manufacturer of the product's suitability for testing. The 
manufacturer should then contract directly with an accepted independent 
laboratory to perform the required tests and inspections.
    (b) Upon completion of the required testing and inspections, the 
manufacturer must submit either a written request for type approval to 
the Commandant (CG-ENG-4), United States Coast Guard, 2703 Martin 
Luther King Jr. Avenue SE., Stop 7509, Washington, DC 20593-7509, or 
electronically submit a request to typeapproval@uscg.mil. The request 
must indicate the name and address of the manufacturer, all product 
designations, and the address of all manufacturing facilities. The 
request must include a copy of the final fire test report and the 
production inspection procedures. From the information submitted, the 
Commandant determines whether or not the product is acceptable for type 
approval. If the product is determined to be acceptable, a type 
approval certificate valid for a 5-year period will be issued. If the 
product is not accepted, the manufacturer will be notified of the 
reasons why.

0
237. Add subpart 164.146 to read as follows:
Subpart 164.146--Fire Door Control System (SOLAS)
Sec.
164.146-1 Scope.
164.146-2 Incorporation by reference.
164.146-3 Testing, marking, and inspection requirements.
164.146-4 Approval procedures.

Subpart 164.146--Fire Door Control System (SOLAS)


Sec.  164.146-1  Scope.

    This subpart prescribes requirements for approval of fire door 
control systems as required by the International Convention for the 
Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS).


Sec.  164.146-2  Incorporation by reference.

    (a) Certain material is incorporated by reference into this subpart 
with the approval of the Director of the Federal Register under 5 
U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. All approved material is available for 
inspection at the U.S. Coast Guard, Office of Design and Engineering 
Standards (CG-ENG), 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE., Stop 7509, 
Washington, DC 20593-7509, and is available from the sources listed 
below. It is also available for inspection at the National Archives and 
Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of 
this material at NARA, call 202-741-6030 or go to http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/code_of_federal_regulations/ibr_locations.html.
    (b) International Maritime Organization (IMO) Publishing, 4 Albert 
Embankment, London SE1 7SR, United Kingdom, +44 (0)20 7735 7611, http://www.imo.org.
    (1) 2010 FTP Code, International Code for Application of Fire Test 
Procedures, 2010 (Resolution MSC.307(88)), 2012 Edition (``FTP Code''), 
IBR approved for Sec.  164.146-3(a).
    (2) [Reserved]


Sec.  164.146-3  Testing, marking, and inspection requirements.

    (a) A fire door control system that is submitted for type approval 
must be tested in accordance with Annex 1, Part 4 of the FTP Code 
(incorporated by reference, see Sec.  164.146-2).
    (b) All testing and inspections required by this subpart must be 
performed by an independent laboratory accepted by the Coast Guard 
under subpart 159.010 of this chapter. A list of independent 
laboratories accepted as meeting subpart 159.010 of this chapter is 
available online at http://psix.uscg.mil/EQLabs/Default.aspx.
    (c) The independent laboratory must perform an initial factory 
inspection to select the test specimens and establish the materials of 
construction, chemical make-up, dimensions, tolerances, and other 
related factors needed to confirm product consistency during follow-up 
production inspections.
    (d) Production inspections must be performed by the independent 
laboratory in accordance with subpart 159.007 of this chapter at least 
annually to confirm that no changes have been made to the product that 
may adversely affect its fire performance as a fire door control 
system.
    (e) The independent laboratory must prepare production inspection 
procedures and a report of the results of the fire testing program, and 
must furnish the manufacturer with three copies of each upon completion 
of the required testing.
    (f) Materials approved under this subpart must be shipped in 
packaging that is clearly marked with the name of the manufacturer, 
product designation, date of manufacture, batch or lot number, and 
Coast Guard type approval number.


Sec.  164.146-4  Approval procedures.

    (a) Manufacturers that desire type approval should submit a written 
notice to the Commandant (CG-ENG-4) describing the product and its 
intended uses. The Commandant will evaluate this information and notify 
the

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manufacturer of the product's suitability for testing. The manufacturer 
should then contract directly with an accepted independent laboratory 
to perform the required tests and inspections.
    (b) Upon completion of the required testing and inspections, the 
manufacturer must submit either a written request for type approval to 
the Commandant (CG-ENG-4), United States Coast Guard, 2703 Martin 
Luther King Jr. Avenue SE., Stop 7509, Washington, DC 20593-7509, or 
electronically submit a request to typeapproval@uscg.mil. The request 
must indicate the name and address of the manufacturer, all product 
designations, and the address of all manufacturing facilities. The 
request must include a copy of the final fire test report and the 
production inspection procedures. From the information submitted, the 
Commandant determines whether or not the product is acceptable for type 
approval. If the product is determined to be acceptable, a type 
approval certificate valid for a 5-year period will be issued. If the 
product is not accepted, the manufacturer will be notified of the 
reasons why.

0
238. Add subpart 164.201 to read as follows:
Subpart 164.201--Fire-resisting Materials for High-speed Craft
Sec.
164.201-1 Scope.
164.201-2 Incorporation by reference.
164.201-3 Testing, marking, and inspection requirements.
164.201-4 Approval procedures.

Subpart 164.201--Fire-resisting Materials for High-speed Craft


Sec.  164.201-1  Scope.

    This subpart prescribes requirements for approval of fire-resisting 
materials for high-speed craft as required by the International Code of 
Safety for High Speed Craft (HSC Code).


Sec.  164.201-2  Incorporation by reference.

    (a) Certain material is incorporated by reference into this subpart 
with the approval of the Director of the Federal Register under 5 
U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. All approved material is available for 
inspection at the U.S. Coast Guard, Office of Design and Engineering 
Standards (CG-ENG), 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE., Stop 7509, 
Washington, DC 20593-7509, and is available from the sources listed 
below. It is also available for inspection at the National Archives and 
Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of 
this material at NARA, call 202-741-6030 or go to http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/code_of_federal_regulations/ibr_locations.html.
    (b) International Maritime Organization (IMO) Publishing, 4 Albert 
Embankment, London SE1 7SR, United Kingdom, +44 (0)20 7735 7611, http://www.imo.org.
    (1) 2010 FTP Code, International Code for Application of Fire Test 
Procedures, 2010 (Resolution MSC.307(88)), 2012 Edition (``FTP Code''), 
IBR approved for Sec.  164.201-3(a).
    (2) [Reserved]


Sec.  164.201-3  Testing, marking, and inspection requirements.

    (a) Fire-resisting materials for high-speed craft that is submitted 
for type approval must be tested in accordance with Annex 1, Part 10 of 
the FTP Code (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  164.201-2).
    (b) All testing and inspections required by this subpart must be 
performed by an independent laboratory accepted by the Coast Guard 
under subpart 159.010 of this chapter. A list of independent 
laboratories accepted as meeting subpart 159.010 of this chapter is 
available online at http://psix.uscg.mil/EQLabs/Default.aspx.
    (c) The independent laboratory must perform an initial factory 
inspection to select the test specimens and establish the materials of 
construction, chemical make-up, dimensions, tolerances, and other 
related factors needed to confirm product consistency during follow-up 
production inspections.
    (d) Production inspections must be performed by the independent 
laboratory in accordance with subpart 159.007 of this chapter at least 
annually to confirm that no changes have been made to the product that 
may adversely affect its fire performance as a fire resisting material 
for high speed craft.
    (e) The independent laboratory must prepare production inspection 
procedures and a report of the results of the fire-testing program, and 
must furnish the manufacturer with three copies of each upon completion 
of the required testing.
    (f) Materials approved under this subpart must be shipped in 
packaging that is clearly marked with the name of the manufacturer, 
product designation, date of manufacture, batch or lot number, and 
Coast Guard type approval number.


Sec.  164.201-4  Approval procedures.

    (a) Manufacturers that desire type approval should submit a written 
notice to the Commandant (CG-ENG-4) describing the product and its 
intended uses. The Commandant will evaluate this information and notify 
the manufacturer of the product's suitability for testing. The 
manufacturer should then contract directly with an accepted independent 
laboratory to perform the required tests and inspections.
    (b) Upon completion of the required testing and inspections, the 
manufacturer must submit either a written request for type approval to 
the Commandant (CG-ENG-4), United States Coast Guard, 2703 Martin 
Luther King Jr. Avenue SE., Stop 7509, Washington, DC 20593-7509, or 
electronically submit a request to typeapproval@uscg.mil. The request 
must indicate the name and address of the manufacturer, all product 
designations, and the address of all manufacturing facilities. The 
request must include a copy of the final fire test report and the 
production inspection procedures. From the information submitted, the 
Commandant determines whether or not the product is acceptable for type 
approval. If the product is determined to be acceptable, a type 
approval certificate valid for a 5-year period will be issued. If the 
product is not accepted, the manufacturer will be notified of the 
reasons why.

0
239. Add subpart 164.207 to read as follows:
Subpart 164.207--Fire-resisting Divisions for High-speed Craft
Sec.
164.207-1 Scope.
164.207-2 Incorporation by reference.
164.207-3 Testing, marking, and inspection requirements.
164.207-4 Approval procedures.

Subpart 164.207--Fire-resisting Divisions for High-speed Craft


Sec.  164.207-1  Scope.

    This subpart prescribes requirements for approval of fire-resisting 
divisions for high-speed craft as required by the International Code of 
Safety for High-Speed Craft (HSC Code).


Sec.  164.207-2  Incorporation by reference.

    (a) Certain material is incorporated by reference into this subpart 
with the approval of the Director of the Federal Register under 5 
U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. All approved material is available for 
inspection at the U.S. Coast Guard, Office of Design and Engineering 
Standards (CG-ENG), 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE., Stop 7509, 
Washington, DC 20593-7509, and is available from the sources listed 
below. It is also available for inspection at the National Archives and 
Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of 
this material at NARA, call 202-741-6030 or go to http://
www.archives.gov/federal_

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register/code_of_federal_regulations/ibr_locations.html.
    (b) International Maritime Organization (IMO) Publishing, 4 Albert 
Embankment, London SE1 7SR, United Kingdom, +44 (0)20 7735 7611, http://www.imo.org.
    (1) 2010 FTP Code, International Code for Application of Fire Test 
Procedures, 2010 (Resolution MSC.307(88)), 2012 Edition (``FTP Code''), 
IBR approved for Sec.  164.207-3(a).
    (2) [Reserved]


Sec.  164.207-3  Testing, marking, and inspection requirements.

    (a) Fire-resisting divisions for high-speed craft that are 
submitted for type approval must be tested in accordance with Annex 1, 
Part 11 of the FTP Code (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  164.207-
2).
    (b) All testing and inspections required by this subpart must be 
performed by an independent laboratory accepted by the Coast Guard 
under subpart 159.010 of this chapter. A list of independent 
laboratories accepted as meeting subpart 159.010 of this chapter is 
available online at http://psix.uscg.mil/EQLabs/Default.aspx.
    (c) The independent laboratory must perform an initial factory 
inspection to select the test specimens and establish the materials of 
construction, chemical make-up, dimensions, tolerances, and other 
related factors needed to confirm product consistency during follow-up 
production inspections.
    (d) Production inspections must be performed by the independent 
laboratory in accordance with subpart 159.007 of this chapter at least 
annually to confirm that no changes have been made to the product that 
may adversely affect its fire performance as a fire resisting division 
for high speed craft.
    (e) The independent laboratory must prepare production inspection 
procedures and a report of the results of the fire-testing program, and 
must furnish the manufacturer with three copies of each upon completion 
of the required testing.
    (f) Materials approved under this subpart must be shipped in 
packaging that is clearly marked with the name of the manufacturer, 
product designation, date of manufacture, batch or lot number, and 
Coast Guard type approval number.


Sec.  164.207-4  Approval procedures.

    (a) Manufacturers that desire type approval should submit a written 
notice to the Commandant (CG-ENG-4) describing the product and its 
intended uses. The Commandant will evaluate this information and notify 
the manufacturer of the product's suitability for testing. The 
manufacturer should then contract directly with an accepted independent 
laboratory to perform the required tests and inspections.
    (b) Upon completion of the required testing and inspections, the 
manufacturer must submit either a written request for type approval to 
the Commandant (CG-ENG-4), United States Coast Guard, 2703 Martin 
Luther King Jr. Avenue SE., Stop 7509, Washington, DC 20593-7509, or 
electronically submit a request to typeapproval@uscg.mil. The request 
must indicate the name and address of the manufacturer, all product 
designations, and the address of all manufacturing facilities. The 
request must include a copy of the final fire test report and the 
production inspection procedures. From the information submitted, the 
Commandant determines whether or not the product is acceptable for type 
approval. If the product is determined to be acceptable, a type 
approval certificate valid for a 5-year period will be issued. If the 
product is not accepted, the manufacturer will be notified of the 
reasons why.

Subpart 164.900 [Removed]

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240. Remove subpart 164.900.

PART 167--PUBLIC NAUTICAL SCHOOL SHIPS

0
241. The authority citation for part 167 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  46 U.S.C. 3306, 3307, 6101, 8105; E.O. 12234, 45 FR 
58801, 3 CFR, 1980 Comp., p. 277; Department of Homeland Security 
Delegation No. 0170.1.


0
242. In Sec.  167.01-5, add a sentence to the end of paragraph (a) to 
read as follows:


Sec.  167.01-5  Applicability; preemptive effect.

    (a) * * * The regulations in this subchapter have preemptive effect 
over State or local regulations in the same field.
* * * * *

0
243. In Sec.  167.45-30 --
0
a. Redesignate the existing text as paragraph (a); and
0
b. Add paragraph (b) to read as follows:


Sec.  167.45-30  Use of approved fire fighting equipment.

* * * * *
    (b) Use of non-approved fire detection systems may be acceptable as 
excess equipment provided that:
    (1) Components are listed by an independent, nationally recognized 
testing laboratory as set forth in 29 CFR 1910.7, and are designed, 
installed, tested, and maintained in accordance with an appropriate 
industry standard and the manufacturer's specific guidance;
    (2) Installation conforms to the requirements of 46 CFR chapter I, 
subchapter J (Electrical Engineering), especially the hazardous 
location electrical installation regulations in 46 CFR 111.105; and
    (3) Coast Guard plan review is completed for wiring plans.

PART 169--SAILING SCHOOL VESSELS

0
244. The authority citation for part 169 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  33 U.S.C. 1321(j); 46 U.S.C. 3306, 6101; Pub. L. 
103-206, 107 Stat. 2439; E.O. 11735, 38 FR 21243, 3 CFR, 1971-1975 
Comp., p. 793; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 
0170.1; Sec.  169.117 also issued under the authority of 44 U.S.C. 
3507.


0
245. Revise Sec.  169.115 to read as follows:


Sec.  169.115  Incorporation by reference.

    (a) Certain material is incorporated by reference into this part 
with the approval of the Director of the Federal Register under 5 
U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. All approved material is available for 
inspection at the U.S. Coast Guard, Office of Design and Engineering 
Standards (CG-ENG), 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE. Stop 7509, 
Washington, DC 20593-7509, and is available from the sources listed 
below. It is also available for inspection at the National Archives and 
Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of 
this material at NARA, call 202-741-6030 or go to http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/code_of_federal_regulations/ibr_locations.html.
    (b) American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC), 613 Third St, Suite 10, 
Annapolis, MD 21403, 410-990-4460, http://www.abycinc.org.
    (1) A-1-78, Marine LPG--Liquefied Petroleum Gas Systems, IBR 
approved for Sec.  169.703(c).
    (2) A-3-70, Recommended Practices and Standards Covering Galley 
Stoves, IBR approved for Sec.  169.703(a).
    (3) A-22-78, Marine CNG--Compressed Natural Gas Systems, IBR 
approved for Sec.  169.703(c).
    (4) H-2.5, Ventilation of Boats Using Gasoline--Design and 
Construction, 1981, IBR approved for Sec.  169.629.
    (5) H-24.9 (g) and (h)--``Fuel Strainers and Fuel Filters'' (1975), 
IBR approved for Sec.  169.629.
    (6) P-1-73, Safe Installation of Exhaust Systems for Propulsion and

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Auxiliary Engines, 1973, IBR approved for Sec.  169.609.
    (c) DLA Document Services, Building 4D, 700 Robbins Avenue, 
Philadelphia, PA 19111, http://quicksearch.dla.mil.
    (1) Federal Specification ZZ-H-451, Hose, Fire, Woven-Jacketed 
Rubber or Cambric-Lined, with Couplings, F, IBR approved for Sec.  
169.563(c).
    (2) [Reserved]
    (d) National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), 1 Batterymarch 
Park, Quincy, MA 02169, 617-770-3000, http://www.nfpa.org.
    (1) NFPA 10, Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers, 2010 
Edition, effective December 5, 2009, IBR approved for Sec.  169.247(a).
    (2) NFPA 70, National Electrical Code, Article 310-8 and Table 310-
13, 1980, IBR approved for Sec.  169.672(a).
    (3) NFPA 302, Pleasure and Commercial Motor Craft, Chapter 6, 1980, 
IBR approved for Sec.  169.703(c).
    (4) NFPA 306, Control of Gas Hazards on Vessels, 1980, IBR approved 
for Sec.  169.236(a).
    (e) NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, Stop 1070, Gaithersburg, MD 20899, 301-
975-6478, http://nist.gov.
    (1) Special Pub. 440 (SD Cat. No. C13.10:490), ``Color: Universal 
Language and Dictionary of Names'', 1976.
    (2) [Reserved]
    (f) UL (formerly Underwriters Laboratories), 12 Laboratory Drive, 
P.O. Box 13995, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, 919-549-1400, http://www.ul.com.
    (1) UL 19, Standard for Safety for Lined Fire Hose and Hose 
Assemblies, Twelfth Edition, approved November 30, 2001, IBR approved 
for Sec.  169.563(c).
    (2) [Reserved]


Sec.  169.236  [Amended]

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246. In Sec.  169.236(a), after the words ``The provisions of NFPA 
306'', remove the words ``, ``Control of Gas Hazards on Vessels,'''' 
and add, in their place, the words ``(incorporated by reference, see 
Sec.  169.115)''.

0
247. Revise Sec.  169.247 to read as follows:


Sec.  169.247  Fire fighting equipment.

    (a) At each inspection for certification and periodic inspection 
and at such other times as considered necessary, all fire extinguishing 
equipment must be inspected to ensure it is in suitable condition. 
Tests may be necessary to determine the condition of the equipment. The 
inspector must verify that the following tests and inspections have 
been conducted by a qualified servicing facility at least once every 12 
months:
    (1) Portable fire extinguishers and semi-portable fire 
extinguishing systems must be inspected and maintained in accordance 
with NFPA 10 (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  169.115) as amended 
here:
    (i) Certification or licensing as fire extinguisher servicing 
agency by a state or local authority having jurisdiction will be 
accepted by the Coast Guard as meeting the personnel certification 
requirements of NFPA 10 for annual maintenance and recharging of 
extinguishers.
    (ii) Monthly inspections required by NFPA 10 may be conducted by 
the owner, operator, person-in-charge, or a designated member of the 
crew.
    (iii) Non-rechargeable or non-refillable extinguishers must be 
inspected and maintained in accordance with NFPA 10; however, the 
annual maintenance need not be conducted by a certified person and can 
be conducted by the owner, operator, person-in-charge, or a designated 
member of the crew.
    (iv) The owner or managing operator must provide satisfactory 
evidence of the required servicing to the marine inspector. If any of 
the equipment or records have not been properly maintained, a qualified 
servicing facility must perform the required inspections, maintenance 
procedures, and hydrostatic pressure tests. A tag issued by a qualified 
servicing organization, and attached to each extinguisher, may be 
accepted as evidence that the necessary maintenance procedures have 
been conducted.
    (2) All parts of the fixed fire extinguishing systems must be 
examined for excessive corrosion and general condition. Table 
169.247(a)(1) of this section provides detailed inspection and test 
requirements of fixed systems.
    (3) Piping, controls, valves, and alarms on all fire extinguishing 
systems must be checked to be certain the system is in operating 
condition.
    (4) The fire main system is operated and the pressure checked at 
the most remote and highest outlets.
    (5) Each firehose is subjected to a test pressure equivalent to its 
maximum service pressure.
    (b) [Reserved]

                   Table 169.247(a)(1)--Fixed Systems
------------------------------------------------------------------------
             Type of system                            Test
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Carbon dioxide or HALON 1301...........  Weigh cylinders. Recharge if
                                          weight loss exceeds 10 percent
                                          of weight of the charge.
------------------------------------------------------------------------


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248. In Sec.  169.563, revise paragraph (c) to read as follows:


Sec.  169.563  Firehose.

* * * * *
    (c) Vessels of 90 feet or more must have lined commercial firehose 
that conforms to UL 19 or Federal Specification ZZ-H-451(incorporated 
by reference, see Sec.  169.115). The firehose must be fitted with a 
combination nozzle approved under Sec.  162.027 of this chapter.
* * * * *
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249. Amend Sec.  169.567 as follows:
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a. Revise the section heading;
0
b. Revise paragraphs (a) and (b); and
0
c. Remove paragraph (g).
    The revisions read as follows:


Sec.  169.567  Portable fire extinguishers.

    (a) The minimum number of portable fire extinguishers required on 
each vessel is determined by the Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection, 
in accordance with Table 169.567(a) of this section and other 
provisions of this subpart.

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         Table 169.567(a)--Required Portable Fire Extinguishers
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                      Portable fire extinguishers
                             -------------------------------------------
            Space               Minimum required        Quantity and
                                     rating               location
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Propulsion machinery space    40-B:C..............  2.
 without fixed extinguishing
 system.
Propulsion machinery space    40-B:C..............  1 in the vicinity of
 with fixed extinguishing                            the exit.
 system.
Living space and open boats.  2-A.................  1 per 1,000 cubic
                                                     foot of space.
Galley (without fixed         40-B:C..............  1 per 500 cubic
 system).                                            foot.
Spare Units.................  2-A.................  10 percent of the
                                                     required number
                                                     rounded up.
                              40-B:C..............  1.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    (b) Table 169.567(a) of this section indicates the minimum required 
classification for each space listed. Extinguishers with larger 
numerical ratings or multiple letter designations may be used if the 
extinguishers meet the requirements of the table.
* * * * *

PART 175--GENERAL PROVISIONS

0
250. The authority citation for part 175 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 46 U.S.C. 2103, 3205, 3306, 3703; Pub. L. 103-206, 
107 Stat. 2439; 49 U.S.C. App. 1804; Department of Homeland Security 
Delegation No. 0170.1; Sec.  175.900 also issued under 44 U.S.C. 
3507.


0
251. In Sec.  175.100, add a sentence to the end of the section to read 
as follows:


Sec.  175.100  Purpose.

* * * * *
    The regulations in this subchapter have preemptive effect over 
State or local regulations in the same field.

0
252. In Sec.  175.400. add the definitions of ``Ignition source'' and 
``Isolated space'', in alphabetical order, and revise the definition of 
``Open to the atmosphere'' to read as follows:


Sec.  175.400  Definitions of terms used in the subchapter.

* * * * *
    Ignition source means an internal combustion engine regardless of 
horsepower or continuously running electrical motors without overload 
protection or other run-limiting devices. Properly installed electrical 
wire or cabling with associated connections and outlets must not be 
considered an ignition source.
* * * * *
    Isolated space means a closed, water-tight space infrequently 
accessed by the crew while the vessel is in operation. Examples of 
these spaces are the fore-peak spaces, lazerettes, and spaces with 
unattended continuously running electrical motors. Small, non-water-
tight compartments visible to the crew and passengers such as storage 
lockers under the operating station or passenger seating areas, are not 
considered isolated spaces.
* * * * *
    Open to the atmosphere means a compartment that has at least 0.342 
square meters of open area directly exposed to the atmosphere for each 
cubic meter (15 square inches for each cubic foot) of net compartment 
volume.
* * * * *

0
253. Revise Sec.  175.600 to read as follows:


Sec.  175.600  Incorporation by reference.

    (a) Certain material is incorporated by reference into this 
subchapter with the approval of the Director of the Federal Register in 
accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. All approved 
material is available for inspection at the U.S. Coast Guard, Office of 
Design and Engineering Standards (CG-ENG), 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. 
Avenue SE., Stop 7509, Washington, DC 20593-7509, and is available from 
the sources listed below. It is also available for inspection at the 
National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on 
the availability of this material at NARA, call 202-741-6030 or go to 
http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/code_of_federal_regulations/ibr_locations.html.
    (b) American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC), 613 Third St., Suite 
10, Annapolis, MD 21403, 410-990-4460, http://www.abycinc.org.
    (1) A-1-93, Marine Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Systems (``ABYC A-
1''), IBR approved for Sec.  184.240(a), (c), (d), and (g).
    (2) A-3-93, Galley Stoves (``ABYC A-3''), IBR approved for Sec.  
184.200.
    (3) A-7-70, Boat Heating Systems (``ABYC A-7''), IBR approved for 
Sec.  184.200.
    (4) A-16-89, Electric Navigation Lights (``ABYC A-16''), IBR 
approved for Sec.  183.130(a).
    (5) A-22-93, Marine Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Systems (``ABYC A-
22''), IBR approved for Sec.  184.240(b) through (e).
    (6) E-8, Alternating Current (AC) Electrical Systems on Boats, July 
2001 (``ABYC E-8''), IBR approved for Sec. Sec.  183.130(a) and 
183.340(b).
    (7) E-9, Direct Current (DC) Electrical Systems on Boats (May 28, 
1990) (``ABYC E-9''), IBR approved for Sec. Sec.  183.130(a) and 
183.340(b).
    (8) H-2-89, Ventilation of Boats Using Gasoline (``ABYC H-2''), IBR 
approved for Sec. Sec.  182.130 and 182.460(m).
    (9) H-22-86, DC Electric Bilge Pumps Operating Under 50 Volts 
(``ABYC H-22''), IBR approved for Sec. Sec.  182.130 and 182.500(b).
    (10) H-24-93, Gasoline Fuel Systems (``ABYC H-24''), IBR approved 
for Sec. Sec.  182.130, 182.440(d), 182.445, 182.450(f) and 182.455(c).
    (11) H-25-94, Portable Gasoline Fuel Systems for Flammable Liquids 
(``ABYC H-25''), IBR approved for Sec. Sec.  182.130 and 182.458(b).
    (12) H-32-87, Ventilation of Boats Using Diesel Fuel (``ABYC H-
32''), IBR approved for Sec. Sec.  182.130, 182.465(i) and 182.470(c).
    (13) H-33-89, Diesel Fuel Systems (``ABYC H-33''), IBR approved for 
Sec. Sec.  182.130, 182.440(d), 182.445(f), 182.450(f) and 182.455(c).
    (14) P-1-93, Installation of Exhaust Systems for Propulsion and 
Auxiliary Engines (``ABYC P-1''), IBR approved for Sec. Sec.  
177.405(b), 177.410(c), 182.130, 182.425(c), and 182.430(k).
    (15) P-4-89, Marine Inboard Engines (``ABYC P-4''), IBR approved 
for Sec. Sec.  182.130 and 182.420(b) and (d).
    (c) American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), ABS Plaza, 16855 Northchase 
Drive, Houston, TX 77060, 281-877-5800, http://ww2.eagle.org.
    (1) Guide for High Speed Craft, 1997 (``ABS High Speed Craft''), 
IBR approved for Sec.  177.300(c) and (d).
    (2) Rules for Building and Classing Aluminum Vessels, 1975 (``ABS 
Aluminum Vessel Rules''), IBR approved for Sec.  177.300(d).
    (3) Rules for Building and Classing Reinforced Plastic Vessels, 
1978 (``ABS Plastic Vessel Rules''), IBR approved for Sec.  177.300(c).

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    (4) Rules for Building and Classing Steel Vessels, 1995 (``ABS 
Steel Vessel Rules''), IBR approved for Sec.  183.360(b).
    (5) Rules for Building and Classing Steel Vessels Under 61 Meters 
(200 feet) in Length, 1983 (``ABS Steel Vessel Rules (<=61 Meters)''), 
IBR approved for Sec.  177.300.
    (6) Rules for Building and Classing Steel Vessels for Service on 
Rivers and Intracoastal Waterways, 1995 (``ABS Steel Vessel Rules 
(Rivers/Intracoastal)''), IBR approved for Sec.  177.300(e).
    (d) American National Standards Institute (ANSI), 25 West 43rd St., 
New York, NY 10036, 212-642-4900, http://www.ansi.org.
    (1) A 17.1-1984, including supplements A 17.1a and B-1985, Safety 
Code for Elevators and Escalators (``ANSI A 17.1''), IBR approved for 
Sec.  183.540.
    (2) B 31.1-1986, Code for Pressure Piping, Power Piping (``ANSI B 
31.1.''), IBR approved for Sec.  182.710(c).
    (3) Motor Vehicles Operating on Land Highways (``ANSI Z 26.1''), 
IBR approved for Sec.  177.1030(b).
    (e) ASTM International, 100 Barr Harbor Drive, P.O. Box C700, West 
Conshohocken, PA 19428, 877-909-2786, http://www.astm.org.
    (1) ASTM B 96-93, Standard Specification for Copper-Silicon Alloy 
Plate, Sheet, Strip, and Rolled Bar for General Purposes and Pressure 
Vessels (``ASTM B 96''), IBR approved for Sec.  182.440(a).
    (2) ASTM B 117-97, Standard Practice for Operating Salt Spray (Fog) 
Apparatus (``ASTM B 117''), IBR approved for Sec.  175.400.
    (3) ASTM B 122/B 122M-95, Standard Specification for Copper-Nickel-
Tin Alloy, Copper-Nickel-Zinc Alloy (Nickel Silver), and Copper-Nickel 
Alloy Plate, Sheet, Strip and Rolled Bar (``ASTM B 122''), IBR approved 
for Sec.  182.440(a).
    (4) ASTM B 127-98, Standard Specification for Nickel-Copper Alloy 
(UNS NO4400) Plate, Sheet, and Strip (``ASTM B 127''), IBR approved for 
Sec.  182.440(a).
    (5) ASTM B 152-97a, Standard Specification for Copper Sheet, Strip, 
Plate, and Rolled Bar (``ASTM B 152''), IBR approved for Sec.  
182.440(a).
    (6) ASTM B 209-96, Standard Specification for Aluminum and 
Aluminum-Alloy Sheet and Plate (``ASTM B 209''), IBR approved for Sec.  
182.440(a).
    (7) ASTM D 93-97, Standard Test Methods for Flash Point by Pensky-
Martens Closed Cup Tester (``ASTM D 93''), IBR approved for Sec.  
175.400.
    (8) ASTM D 635-97, Standard Test Method for Rate of Burning and or 
Extent and Time of Burning of Self-Supporting Plastics in a Horizontal 
Position (``ASTM D 635''), IBR approved for Sec.  182.440(a).
    (9) ASTM D 2863-95, Standard Method for Measuring the Minimum 
Oxygen Concentration to Support Candle-Like Combustion of Plastics 
(Oxygen Index) (``ASTM D 2863''), IBR approved for Sec.  182.440(a).
    (10) ASTM E 84-98, Standard Test Method for Surface Burning 
Characteristics of Building Materials (``ASTM E 84''), IBR approved for 
Sec.  177.410(a) and (b).
    (f) DLA Document Services, Building 4D, 700 Robbins Avenue, 
Philadelphia, PA 19111, http://quicksearch.dla.mil.
    (1) Military Specification MIL-P-21929C, Plastic Material, Cellular 
Polyurethane, Foam-in-Place, Rigid (2 and 4 pounds per cubic foot), 
1991 (``NPFC MIL-P-21929C''), IBR approved for Sec.  179.240(b).
    (2) Military Specification MIL-R-21607E(SH), Resins, Polyester, Low 
Pressure Laminating, Fire Retardant (``NPFC MIL-R-21607E(SH)''), 1990 
IBR approved for Sec.  177.410.
    (g) Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE), 
IEEE Service Center, 445 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ 08854, 800-678-4333, 
http://www.ieee.org.
    (1) Standard 45-1977, Recommended Practice for Electrical 
Installations on Shipboard (``IEEE 45-1977''), IBR approved for Sec.  
183.340(o).
    (2) [Reserved]
    (h) International Maritime Organization (IMO) Publishing, 4 Albert 
Embankment, London SE1 7SR, United Kingdom, +44 (0)20 7735 7611, http://www.imo.org.
    (1) Resolution A.520(13), Code of Practice for the Evaluation, 
Testing and Acceptance of Prototype Novel Life-Saving Appliances and 
Arrangements, dated 17 November 1983 (``IMO Resolution A.520(13)''), 
IBR approved for Sec.  175.540(c).
    (2) Resolution A.658(16), Use and Fitting of Retro-Reflective 
Materials on Life-Saving Appliances, dated 20 November 1989 (``IMO 
Resolution A. 658(16)''), IBR approved for Sec.  185.604(h) and (i).
    (3) Resolution A.688(17), Fire Test Procedures For Ignitability of 
Bedding Components (``IMO Resolution A. 688(17)''), dated 6 November 
1991, IBR approved for Sec.  177.405(g).
    (4) Resolution A.760(18), Symbols Related to Life-Saving Appliances 
and Arrangements (``IMO Resolution A.760(18)''), dated 17 November 
1993, IBR approved for Sec.  185.604(f).
    (5) International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), 
as amended, Consolidated Edition, 2009, including Erratum, IBR approved 
for Sec.  177.420.
    (i) International Organization for Standardization (ISO), Case 
postale 56, CH-1211 Geneva 20, Switzerland, +41 22 749 01 11, http://www.iso.org.
    (1) ISO 8846, Small Craft-Electrical Devices-Protection Against 
Ignition of Surrounding Flammable Gases, December 1990 (``ISO 8846''), 
IBR approved for Sec.  182.500(b).
    (2) ISO 8849, Small Craft-Electrically Operated Bilge Pumps, 
December 15, 1990 (``ISO 8849''), IBR approved for Sec.  182.500(b).
    (j) Lloyd's Register of Shipping, 71 Fenchurch Street, London EC3M 
4BS, +44 (0)20 7709 9166, http://www.lr.org.
    (1) Rules and Regulations for the Classification of Yachts and 
Small Craft, as amended through 1983 (``Lloyd's Yachts and Small 
Craft''), IBR approved for Sec.  177.300(a).
    (2) [Reserved]
    (k) National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), 1 Batterymarch 
Park, Quincy, MA 02169, 617-770-3000, http://www.nfpa.org.
    (1) NFPA 10, Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers, 2010 
Edition, effective December 5, 2009, IBR approved for Sec.  176.810(b).
    (2) NFPA 17-1994, Dry Chemical Extinguishing Systems, 1994 Edition, 
IBR approved for Sec.  181.425(b).
    (3) NFPA 17A-1994, Wet Chemical Extinguishing Systems, 1994 
Edition, IBR approved for Sec.  181.425(b).
    (4) NFPA 70-1996, National Electrical Code (NEC), 1996 Edition, IBR 
approved for Sec. Sec.  183.320(d) and (e), 183.340(d) and (o), and 
183.372(c).
    (5) NFPA 302-1994, Pleasure and Commercial Motor Craft, Chapter 6, 
1994 Edition, IBR approved for Sec. Sec.  184.200 and 184.240(a) 
through (c), (d) and (h).
    (6) NFPA 306-1993, Control of Gas Hazards on Vessels, 1993 Edition, 
IBR approved for Sec.  176.710(a).
    (7) NFPA 1963-1989, Fire Hose Connections, 1989 Edition, IBR 
approved for Sec.  181.320(b).
    (l) Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), 400 Commonwealth Drive, 
Warrendale, PA 15096, 724-776-4841, http://www.sae.org.
    (1) SAE J-1475, Hydraulic Hose Fittings For Marine Applications, 
1984 (``SAE J-1475''), IBR approved for Sec.  182.720(e).
    (2) SAE J-1928, Devices Providing Backfire Flame Control for 
Gasoline Engines in Marine Applications, August 1989 (``SAE J-1928''), 
IBR approved for Sec.  182.415(c).

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    (3) SAE J-1942, Hose and Hose Assemblies for Marine Applications, 
1992 (``SAE J-1942''), IBR approved for Sec.  182.720(e).
    (m) UL (formerly Underwriters Laboratories), 12 Laboratory Drive, 
P.O. Box 13995, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, 919-549-1400, http://www.ul.com.
    (1) UL 19--Standard for Safety for Lined Fire Hose and Hose 
Assemblies, Twelfth Edition, approved November 30, 2001, IBR approved 
for Sec.  181.320(b).
    (2) UL 174-1989, as amended through June 23, 1994, Household 
Electric Storage Tank Heaters (``UL 174''), IBR approved for Sec.  
182.320(a).
    (3) UL 217-1998, Single and Multiple Station Smoke Detectors (``UL 
217''), IBR approved for Sec.  181.450(a).
    (4) UL 486A-1992, Wire Connectors and Soldering Lugs For Use With 
Copper Conductors (``UL 486A''), IBR approved for Sec.  183.340(i).
    (5) UL 489-1995, Molded-Case Circuit Breakers and Circuit Breaker 
Enclosures (``UL 489''), IBR approved for Sec.  183.380(m).
    (6) UL 595-1991, Marine Type Electric Lighting Fixtures (``UL 
595''), IBR approved for Sec.  183.410(d).
    (7) UL 710-1990, as amended through September 16, 1993, Exhaust 
Hoods For Commercial Cooking Equipment (``UL 710''), IBR approved for 
Sec.  181.425(a).
    (8) UL 1058-1989, as amended through April 19, 1994, Halogenated 
Agent Extinguishing System Units (``UL 1058''), IBR approved for Sec.  
181.410(g).
    (9) UL 1102-1992, Non integral Marine Fuel Tanks (``UL 1102''), IBR 
approved for Sec.  182.440(a).
    (10) UL 1110-1988, as amended through May 16, 1994, Marine 
Combustible Gas Indicators (``UL 1110''), IBR approved for Sec.  
182.480(a).
    (11) UL 1111-1988, Marine Carburetor Flame Arresters (``UL 1111''), 
IBR approved for Sec.  182.415(c).
    (12) UL 1113, Electrically Operated Pumps for Nonflammable Liquids, 
Marine, Third Edition (Sep. 4, 1997) (``UL 1113''), IBR approved for 
Sec.  182.520(e).
    (13) UL 1453-1988, as amended through June 7, 1994, Electric 
Booster and Commercial Storage Tank Water Heaters (``UL 1453''), IBR 
approved for Sec.  182.320(a).
    (14) UL 1570-1995, Fluorescent Lighting Fixtures (``UL 1570''), IBR 
approved for Sec.  183.410(d).
    (15) UL 1571-1995, Incandescent Lighting Fixtures (``UL 1571''), 
IBR approved for Sec.  183.410(d).
    (16) UL 1572-1995, High Intensity Discharge Lighting Fixtures (``UL 
1572''), IBR approved for Sec.  183.410(d).
    (17) UL 1573-1995, Stage and Studio Lighting Units (``UL 1573''), 
IBR approved for Sec.  183.410(d).
    (18) UL 1574-1995, Track Lighting Systems (``UL 1574''), IBR 
approved for Sec.  183.410(d).

PART 176--INSPECTION AND CERTIFICATION

0
254. The authority citation for part 176 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1321(j); 46 U.S.C. 2103, 3205, 3306, 3307; 
49 U.S.C. App. 1804; E.O. 11735, 38 FR 21243, 3 CFR, 1971-1975 
Comp., p. 743; E.O. 12234, 45 FR 58801, 3 CFR, 1980 Comp., p. 277; 
Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1.


0
255. Revise Sec.  176.810 to read as follows:


Sec.  176.810  Fire protection.

    (a) At each initial and subsequent inspection for certification, 
the owner or managing operator must be prepared to conduct tests and 
have the vessel ready for inspection of its fire protection equipment, 
including the following:
    (1) Inspection of each portable fire extinguisher, semi-portable 
fire extinguisher, and fixed gas fire extinguishing system to check for 
excessive corrosion and general condition;
    (2) Inspection of piping, controls, and valves, and the inspection 
and testing of alarms and ventilation shutdowns, for each fixed gas 
fire extinguishing system and detection system to determine that the 
system is in operating condition;
    (3) Operation of the fire main system and checking of the pressure 
at the most remote and highest outlets;
    (4) Testing of each firehose to a test pressure equivalent to its 
maximum service pressure;
    (5) Checking of each cylinder containing compressed gas to ensure 
it has been tested and marked in accordance with 46 CFR 147.60;
    (6) Testing or renewal of flexible connections and discharge hoses 
on semi-portable extinguishers and fixed gas extinguishing systems in 
accordance with 46 CFR 147.65; and
    (7) Inspection and testing of all smoke and fire detection systems, 
including sensors and alarms.
    (b) The owner, managing operator, or a qualified servicing facility 
as applicable must conduct the following inspections and tests:
    (1) Portable and semi-portable extinguishers must be inspected and 
maintained in accordance with NFPA 10 (incorporated by reference, see 
Sec.  175.600 of this chapter) as amended here:
    (i) Certification or licensing by a state or local jurisdiction as 
a fire extinguisher servicing agency will be accepted by the Coast 
Guard as meeting the personnel certification requirements of NFPA 10 
for annual maintenance and recharging of extinguishers.
    (ii) Monthly inspections required by NFPA 10 may be conducted by 
the owner, operator, person-in-charge, or a designated member of the 
crew.
    (iii) Non-rechargeable or non-refillable extinguishers must be 
inspected and maintained in accordance with NFPA 10; however, the 
annual maintenance need not be conducted by a certified person and can 
be conducted by the owner, operator, person-in-charge, or a designated 
member of the crew.
    (iv) The owner or managing operator must provide satisfactory 
evidence of the required servicing to the marine inspector. If any of 
the equipment or records have not been properly maintained, a qualified 
servicing facility must perform the required inspections, maintenance 
procedures, and hydrostatic pressure tests. A tag issued by a qualified 
servicing organization, and attached to each extinguisher, may be 
accepted as evidence that the necessary maintenance procedures have 
been conducted.
    (2) For fixed-gas fire extinguishing systems, the inspections and 
tests required by Table 176.810(b) of this section, in addition to the 
tests required by 46 CFR 147.60 and 147.65. The owner or managing 
operator must provide satisfactory evidence of the required servicing 
to the marine inspector. If any of the equipment or records have not 
been properly maintained, a qualified servicing facility may be 
required to perform the required inspections, maintenance procedures, 
and hydrostatic pressure tests.

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           Table 176.810(b)--Fixed Fire Extinguishing Systems
------------------------------------------------------------------------
            Type system                             Test
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Carbon dioxide....................  Weigh cylinders. Recharge if weight
                                     loss exceeds 10 percent of weight
                                     of charge. Test time delays,
                                     alarms, and ventilation shutdowns
                                     with carbon dioxide, nitrogen, or
                                     other nonflammable gas as stated in
                                     the system manufacturer's
                                     instruction manual. Inspect hoses
                                     and nozzles to be sure they are
                                     clean.
Halon.............................  Weigh cylinders. Recharge if weight
                                     loss exceeds 5 percent of weight of
                                     charge. If the system has a
                                     pressure gauge, also recharge if
                                     pressure loss (adjusted for
                                     temperature) exceeds 10 percent.
                                     Test time delays, alarms and
                                     ventilation shutdowns with carbon
                                     dioxide, nitrogen, or other
                                     nonflammable gas as stated in the
                                     system manufacturer's instruction
                                     manual. Inspect hoses and nozzles
                                     to be sure they are clean.
Dry Chemical (cartridge operated).  Examine pressure cartridge and
                                     replace if end is punctured or if
                                     determined to have leaked or to be
                                     in unsuitable condition. Inspect
                                     hose and nozzle to see if they are
                                     clear. Insert charged cartridge.
                                     Ensure extinguisher contains full
                                     charge.
Dry Chemical (stored pressure)....  See that pressure gauge is in
                                     operating range. If not, or if the
                                     seal is broken, weigh or otherwise
                                     determine that extinguisher is
                                     fully charged with dry chemical.
                                     Recharge if pressure is low or if
                                     dry chemical is needed.
Foam (stored pressure)............  See that pressure gauge, if so
                                     equipped, is in the operating
                                     range. If not, or if the seal is
                                     broken, weigh or otherwise
                                     determine that extinguisher is
                                     fully charged with foam. Recharge
                                     if pressure is low or if foam is
                                     needed. Replace premixed agent
                                     every 3 years.
Clean Agents (Halon replacements).  Same as Halon.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    (c) The owner, managing operator, or master must destroy, in the 
presence of the marine inspector, each firehose found to be defective 
and incapable of repair.
    (d) At each initial and subsequent inspection for certification, 
the marine inspector may require that a fire drill be held under 
simulated emergency conditions to be specified by the inspector.

PART 177--CONSTRUCTION AND ARRANGEMENT

0
256. The authority citation for part 177 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  46 U.S.C. 2103, 3306; E.O. 12234, 45 FR 58801, 3 
CFR, 1980 Comp., p. 277; Department of Homeland Security Delegation 
No. 0170.1.


0
257. Amend Sec.  177.410 by revising paragraph (c)(3) to read as 
follows:


Sec.  177.410  Structural fire protection.

* * * * *
    (c) * * *
    (3) Fire detection and extinguishing systems. (i) Fire detection 
and extinguishing systems must be installed in compliance with 
Sec. Sec.  181.400 through 181.420 of this subchapter.
    (ii) All fiber reinforced plastic (FRP) vessels constructed with 
general purpose resins must be fitted with a smoke activated fire 
detection system of an approved type, installed in accordance with 
Sec.  76.27 in subchapter H of this chapter, in--
    (A) Accommodation spaces;
    (B) Service spaces; and
    (C) Isolated spaces that contain an ignition source as defined in 
Sec.  175.400 of this chapter.
* * * * *

0
258. Add Sec.  177.420 to subpart D to read as follows:


Sec.  177.420  Vessels complying with SOLAS structural fire protection 
requirements.

    Vessels meeting the structural fire protection requirements of 
SOLAS, Chapter II-2, Regulations 5, 6, 8, 9, and 11 (incorporated by 
reference, see Sec.  175.600 of this chapter) may be considered 
equivalent to the provisions of this subpart.

PART 181--FIRE PROTECTION EQUIPMENT

0
259. The authority citation for part 181 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  46 U.S.C. 2103, 3306; E.O. 12234, 45 FR 58801, 3 
CFR, 1980 Comp., p. 277; Department of Homeland Security Delegation 
No. 0170.1.


0
260. Revise Sec.  181.120 to read as follows:


Sec.  181.120  Equipment installed but not required.

    (a) Fire extinguishing equipment installed on a vessel in excess of 
the requirements of Sec. Sec.  181.400 and 181.500 must be designed, 
constructed, installed, and maintained in accordance with a recognized 
industry standard acceptable to the Commandant (CG-ENG-4).
    (b) Use of non-approved fire detection systems may be acceptable as 
excess equipment provided that--
    (1) Components are listed by an independent, nationally recognized 
testing laboratory as set forth in 29 CFR 1910.7, and are designed, 
installed, tested, and maintained in accordance with an appropriate 
industry standard and the manufacturer's specific guidance;
    (2) Installation conforms to the requirements of 46 CFR chapter I, 
subchapter J (Electrical Engineering), especially the hazardous 
location electrical installation regulations in 46 CFR 111.105; and
    (3) Coast Guard plan review is completed for wiring plans.

0
261. In Sec.  181.310--
0
a. In paragraphs (a) and (c), remove the words ``fire hose'' wherever 
they appear and add, in their place, the word ``firehose''.
0
b. Add paragraph (d) to read as follows:


Sec.  181.310  Fire main and hydrants.

* * * * *
    (d) Spanner wrenches must be provided where a 40 millimeter (1.5 
inch) diameter firehose is required by Sec.  181.320(b). Existing 
vessels as of July 22, 2016 have 180 days to comply with this 
requirement.

Subpart D--Fixed Fire Extinguishing and Detection Systems

0
262. Revise the heading for subpart D to read as set forth above.
0
263. Amend Sec.  181.400 as follows:
0
a. Revise the section heading;
0
b. In paragraph (b)(3), remove the text ``B-II'' and add, in its place, 
the text ``40-B'';
0
c. In paragraph (b)(5) introductory text, remove the word 
``semiportable'' and add, in its place, the word ``semi-portable'';
0
d. In paragraphs (b)(5)(i), (b)(5)(ii), and (b)(5)(iii), remove the 
word ``shall'' and add, in its place, the word ``must''; and
0
e. Remove paragraphs (c) through (g).
    The revision reads as follows:

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Sec.  181.400  Spaces required to have fixed fire extinguishing 
systems.

* * * * *

0
264. Add Sec.  181.405 to read as follows:


Sec.  181.405  Spaces required to have fire detection systems.

    (a) The following spaces must be equipped with a fire detection and 
alarm system of an approved type installed in accordance with 46 CFR 
part 76, except when a fixed-gas fire extinguishing system that is 
capable of automatic discharge upon heat detection is installed or when 
the space is manned:
    (1) A space containing propulsion machinery.
    (2) A space containing an internal combustion engine of more than 
50 hp.
    (3) A space containing an oil-fired boiler.
    (4) A space containing machinery powered by gasoline or any other 
fuels having a flash point of 43.3 [deg]C (110 [deg]F) or lower.
    (5) A space containing a fuel tank for gasoline or any other fuel 
having a flash point of 43.3 [deg]C (110 [deg]F) or lower.
    (b) All griddles, broilers, and deep fat fryers must be fitted with 
a grease extraction hood in compliance with Sec.  181.425.
    (c) Each overnight accommodation space on a vessel with overnight 
accommodations for passengers must be fitted with an independent 
modular smoke detection and alarm unit in compliance with Sec.  
181.450.
    (d) An enclosed vehicle space must be fitted with an automatic 
sprinkler system that meets the requirements of 46 CFR part 76 and a 
fire detection and alarm system of an approved type that is installed 
in accordance with 46 CFR part 76.
    (e) A partially enclosed vehicle space must be fitted with a manual 
sprinkler system that meets the requirements of 46 CFR part 76.


Sec.  181.410  [Amended]

0
265. Amend Sec.  181.410 as follows:
0
a. In paragraph (f)(5)(i), after the words ``must be equal to the gross 
volume of the system'', add the words ``in cubic meters''; remove the 
number ``160'' and add, in its place, the number ``0.624''; and remove 
the number ``192'' and add, in its place, the number ``0.749''; and
0
b. In paragraph (f)(6)(i), remove the number ``480'' and add, in its 
place, the number ``1.88''.
0
266. Revise Sec.  181.500 to read as follows:


Sec.  181.500  Required number, type, and location.

    (a) Each portable fire extinguisher on a vessel must be of an 
approved type. The minimum number of portable fire extinguishers 
required on a vessel must be acceptable to the cognizant Officer in 
Charge, Marine Inspection, but must not be fewer than the minimum 
number required by Table 181.500(b) and other provisions of this 
section.
    (b) Table 181.500(b) of this section indicates the minimum required 
classification for each space listed. Extinguishers with larger 
numerical ratings or multiple letter designations may be used if the 
extinguishers meet the requirements of the table.

         Table 181.500(b)--Required Portable Fire Extinguishers
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                      Portable fire extinguishers
                             -------------------------------------------
            Space               Minimum  required       Quantity and
                                     rating               location
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Operating Station...........  10-B:C..............  1.
Machinery Space.............  40-B:C..............  1 in the vicinity of
                                                     the exit.
Open Vehicle Deck...........  40-B................  1 for every 10
                                                     vehicles.
Accommodation Space.........  2-A.................  1 each for each
                                                     2,500 square feet
                                                     (762 meters) or
                                                     fraction thereof.
Galley......................  40-B:C..............  1.
Pantry, concession stand....  2-A.................  1 in the vicinity of
                                                     the exit.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    (c) A vehicle deck without a fixed sprinkler system and exposed to 
weather must have one 40-B portable fire extinguisher for every five 
vehicles, located near an entrance to the space.
    (d) The frame or support of each semi-portable fire extinguisher 
permitted by paragraph (a) of this section must be welded or otherwise 
permanently attached to a bulkhead or deck.

PART 182--MACHINERY INSTALLATION

0
267. The authority citation for part 182 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  46 U.S.C. 3306; E.O. 12234, 45 FR 58801, 3 CFR, 1980 
Comp., p. 277; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 
0170.1.


0
268. Revise Sec.  182.720(a) to read as follows:


Sec.  182.720  Nonmetallic piping materials.

    (a) Rigid nonmetallic materials (plastic) may be used only non-
vital systems and in accordance with paragraphs (c) and (d) of this 
section. Alternatively, piping systems meeting the requirements of 
Sec.  56.60-25(a) of this chapter may be used, provided that the 
installation requirements of paragraphs (c) and (d) of this section are 
met.
* * * * *

PART 185--OPERATIONS

0
269. The authority citation for part 185 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  46 U.S.C. 2103, 3306, 6101; E.O. 12234, 45 FR 58801, 
3 CFR, 1980 Comp., p. 277; Department of Homeland Security 
Delegation No. 0170.1.


0
270. In Sec.  185.612--
0
a. In paragraph (d), remove the word ``alarm'' and add, in its place, 
the word ``indicator''; and
0
b. Revise paragraph (e) to read as follows:


Sec.  185.612  Fire protection equipment.

* * * * *
    (e) An indicator for a fire detection and alarm system must be 
conspicuously marked in clearly legible letters ``FIRE ALARM''.
* * * * *

PART 188--GENERAL PROVISIONS

0
271. The authority citation for part 188 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  46 U.S.C. 2103, 2113, 3306; E.O. 12234, 45 FR 58801, 
3 CFR, 1980 Comp., p. 277, sec. 1-105; Department of Homeland 
Security Delegation No. 0170.1(II)(92)(a), (92)(b).


[[Page 48301]]



0
272. In Sec.  188.01-3, add a sentence to the end of the section to 
read as follows:


Sec.  188.01-3  Scope of regulations.

    * * * The regulations in this subchapter (parts 188, 189, 190, and 
193 through 196) have preemptive effect over State or local regulations 
in the same field.

0
273. Add Sec.  188.01-5 to read as follows:


Sec.  188.01-5  Incorporation by reference.

    (a) Certain material is incorporated by reference into this 
subchapter with the approval of the Director of the Federal Register 
under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. All approved material is 
available for inspection at the U.S. Coast Guard, Office of Design and 
Engineering Standards (CG-ENG), 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE., 
Stop 7509, Washington, DC 20593-7509, and is available from the sources 
listed below. It is also available for inspection at the National 
Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the 
availability of this material at NARA, call 202-741-6030 or go to 
http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/code_of_federal_regulations/ibr_locations.html.
    (b) National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), 1 Batterymarch 
Park, Quincy, MA 02169, 617-770-3000, http://www.nfpa.org.
    (1) NFPA 10, Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers, 2010 
Edition, effective December 5, 2009, IBR approved for Sec.  189.25-
20(a).
    (2) [Reserved]

PART 189--INSPECTION AND CERTIFICATION

0
274. The authority citation for part 189 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  33 U.S.C. 1321(j); 46 U.S.C. 2113, 3306, 3307; E.O. 
12234, 45 FR 58801, 3 CFR, 1980 Comp., p. 277; E.O. 12777, 56 FR 
54757, 3 CFR, 1991 Comp., p. 351; Department of Homeland Security 
Delegation No. 0170.1.


0
275. Amend Sec.  189.25-20 as follows:
0
a. Remove the word ``shall'' wherever it appears and add, in its place, 
the word ``must'';
0
b. In paragraph (a) introductory text, remove the third sentence; and
0
c. Revise paragraph (a)(1) to read as follows:


Sec.  189.25-20  Fire extinguishing equipment.

    (a) * * *
    (1) All portable fire extinguishers and semi-portable fire 
extinguishing systems must be inspected and maintained in accordance 
with NFPA 10 (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  188.01-5 of this 
chapter) as amended here:
    (i) Certification or licensing by a state or local jurisdiction as 
a fire extinguisher servicing agency will be accepted by the Coast 
Guard as meeting the personnel certification requirements of NFPA 10 
for annual maintenance and recharging of extinguishers.
    (ii) Monthly inspections required by NFPA 10 may be conducted by 
the owner, operator, person-in-charge, or a designated member of the 
crew.
    (iii) Non-rechargeable or non-refillable extinguishers must be 
inspected and maintained in accordance with NFPA 10; however, the 
annual maintenance need not be conducted by a certified person and can 
be conducted by the owner, operator, person-in-charge, or a designated 
member of the crew.
    (iv) The owner or managing operator must provide satisfactory 
evidence of the required servicing to the marine inspector. If any of 
the equipment or records have not been properly maintained, a qualified 
servicing facility must perform the required inspections, maintenance 
procedures, and hydrostatic pressure tests. A tag issued by a qualified 
servicing organization, and attached to each extinguisher, may be 
accepted as evidence that the necessary maintenance procedures have 
been conducted.
* * * * *

PART 190--CONSTRUCTION AND ARRANGEMENT

0
276. The authority citation for part 190 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  46 U.S.C. 2113, 3306; E.O. 12234, 45 FR 58801, 3 
CFR, 1980 Comp., p. 277; Department of Homeland Security Delegation 
No. 0170.1.


0
277. Amend Sec.  190.07-1 as follows:
0
a. In paragraphs (a) and (b)--
0
i. Remove the words ``and over'' and add, in their place, the words 
``or more''; and
0
ii. Remove the word ``shall.''
0
b. In paragraph (c), remove the word ``shall'' and add, in its place, 
the word ``must'';
0
c. In paragraph (d), remove the word ``shall'' and add, in its place, 
the word ``must''; and
0
d. Add paragraph (e) to read as follows:


Sec.  190.07-1  Application.

* * * * *
    (e) Structural fire protection requirements in Sec.  92.07-1(c) of 
this chapter may be considered equivalent to the provisions of this 
subpart.

PART 193--FIRE PROTECTION EQUIPMENT

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278. The authority citation for part 193 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  46 U.S.C. 2213, 3102, 3306; E.O. 12234, 45 FR 58801, 
3 CFR, 1980 Comp., p. 277; Department of Homeland Security 
Delegation No. 0170.1.


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279. Revise Sec.  193.01-3(a) and (c) to read as follows:


Sec.  193.01-3  Incorporation by reference.

    (a) Certain material is incorporated by reference into this part 
with the approval of the Director of the Federal Register under 5 
U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. All approved material is available for 
inspection at the U.S. Coast Guard, Office of Design and Engineering 
Standards (CG-ENG), 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE., Stop 7509, 
Washington, DC 20593-7509, and is available from the sources listed 
below. It is also available for inspection at the National Archives and 
Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of 
this material at NARA, call 202-741-6030 or go to http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/code_of_federal_regulations/ibr_locations.html.
* * * * *
    (c) National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), 1 Batterymarch 
Park, Quincy, MA 02169, 617-770-3000, http://www.nfpa.org.
    (1) NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, 
2010 Edition, effective August 26, 2009, IBR approved for Sec.  193.30-
1.
    (2) [Reserved]

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280. Amend Sec.  193.01-5 as follows:
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a. In paragraph (a), after the words ``vessels of less than 300 gross 
tons, where'', remove the words ``fire detecting or''; and remove the 
word ``shall'' and add, in its place, the word ``must''; and
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b. Add paragraph (b) to read as follows:


Sec.  193.01-5  Equipment installed but not required.

* * * * *
    (b) Use of non-approved fire detection systems may be acceptable as 
excess equipment provided that--
    (1) Components are listed by an independent, nationally recognized 
testing laboratory as set forth in 29 CFR 1910.7, and are designed, 
installed, tested, and maintained in accordance with an appropriate 
industry standard and the manufacturer's specific guidance;
    (2) Installation conforms to the requirements of 46 CFR chapter I,

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subchapter J (Electrical Engineering), especially the hazardous 
location electrical installation regulations in 46 CFR 111.105; and
    (3) Coast Guard plan review is completed for wiring plans.

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281. In Sec.  193.10-5--
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a. Revise the section heading and paragraph (a);
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b. In paragraph (b), after the words ``On vessels of 1,000 gross 
tons'', remove the words ``and over'' and add, in their place, the 
words ``or more''; and remove the word ``shall'' in the first sentence 
and add, in its place, the word ``must'';
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c. In paragraph (c), remove the word ``five'' and add, in its place, 
the word ``fire''; and remove the word ``shall'' and add, in its place, 
the word ``must'';
0
d. In paragraphs (d), (e), and (g), remove the word ``shall'' and add, 
in its place, the word ``must'';
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e. In paragraph (f), remove the word ``shall'' in the second sentence 
and add, in its place, the word ``may'', and remove the word ``shall'' 
in the third sentence and add, in its place, the word ``must'';
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f. Revise paragraph (h); and
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g. In paragraph (i)(1)(ii), remove the section number ``Sec.  193.10-
5(i)(1)(i)'' and add, in its place, the section number ``Sec.  193.10-
5(i)(1)(i)(B)''.
    The revisions read as follows:


Sec.  193.10-5  Fire pumps.

    (a) Vessels must be equipped with independently driven fire pumps 
in accordance with Table 193.10-5(a) of this section.

                                  Table 193.10-5(a)--Required Fire Pump System
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                   Gross tons                         Minimum        Hose and
-------------------------------------------------    number of     hydrant size,  Nozzle orifice     Length of
              Over                   Not over          pumps          inches       size, inches     hose, feet
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                             100           \1\ 1      \1\1 \1/2\       \1\ \1/2\              50
100.............................           1,000               1          1\1/2\           \5/8\              50
1,000...........................           1,500               2          1\1/2\           \5/8\              50
1,500...........................  ..............               2      \2\ 2\1/2\       \2\ \7/8\          \2\ 50
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\ On vessels of 65 feet (19.8 meters) in length or less, \3/4\ inch hose of good commercial grade together
  with a commercial garden hose nozzle may be used. The pump may be hand operated and the length of hose must be
  sufficient to assure coverage of all parts of the vessel.
\2\ 75 feet (22.86 meters) of 1\1/2\ inch hose and \5/8\ inch nozzle may be used where specified by Sec.
  193.10-10(b) for interior locations and 50 feet (15.24 meters) of 1\1/2\ inch hose may be used in exterior
  locations on vessels in other than ocean or coastwise services. Vessels on ocean or coastwise services may
  substitute two 1\1/2\ inch outlets with two 1\1/2\ inch hoses supplied through a wye connection in exterior
  locations.

* * * * *
    (h) Where two fire pumps are required on vessels with main or 
auxiliary oil-fired boilers or with internal combustion propulsion 
machinery, the pumps must be located in separate spaces. The pumps, sea 
connections, and sources of power must be arranged to ensure that a 
fire in any one space will not put all of the fire pumps out of 
operation. However, where it is shown to the satisfaction of the 
Commandant that it is unreasonable or impracticable to meet this 
requirement, the installation of a fixed fire extinguishing system may 
be accepted as an alternate method of extinguishing any fire that would 
affect the powering and operation for the required fire pumps.
* * * * *

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282. In Sec.  193.10-10--
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a. Remove the word ``shall'' wherever it appears and add, in its place, 
the word ``must'';
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b. In paragraph (a), after the words ``as noted in Table 193.10-5(a)'', 
add the words ``of this subpart'';
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c. Revise paragraph (b);
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d. In paragraph (c), remove the words ``and over'' wherever they appear 
and add, in their place, the words ``or more'';
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e. In paragraph (g), after the words ``with nozzle attached and a 
spanner'', add the word ``wrench'';
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f. In paragraph (h), remove the words ``Fire hose'' and add, in their 
place, the word ``Firehoses'';
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g. In paragraph (j)(1), after the words ``and in the immediate vicinity 
of each laboratory;'', add the word ``and'';
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h. In paragraph (j)(2), remove the number ``1000'' and add, in its 
place, the number ``1,000''; and
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i. In paragraph (m)(3), after the words ``is permitted by Table 193.10-
5(a)'', add the words ``of this subpart''; and
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j. In paragraph (m)(4), remove the words ``fire hose'' wherever they 
appear and add, in their place, the word ``firehose''.
    The revision reads as follows


Sec.  193.10-10  Fire hydrants and hose.

* * * * *
    (b) In 2\1/2\-inch hose and hydrants specified in Table 193.10-5(a) 
of this subpart, on vessels of more than 1,500 gross tons, the hydrants 
in interior locations may have wye connections for 1\1/2\-inch hose. In 
these cases, the hose must be 75 feet (22.86 meters) in length, and 
only one hose will be required at each fire station; however, if all 
such stations can be satisfactorily served with 50-foot lengths, 50-
foot hose may be used. The hydrants for exterior locations may 
substitute two 1\1/2\-inch outlets, each with a 1\1/2\-inch hose, 
supplied through a wye connection.
* * * * *

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283. Revise Sec.  193.30-1 to read as follows:


Sec.  193.30-1  Application

    Automatic sprinkling systems must comply with Chapter 25 of NFPA 13 
(incorporated by reference, see Sec.  193.01-3).


Sec.  193.50-1  [Amended]

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284. Amend Sec.  193.50-1 as follows:
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a. In paragraph (a), remove the word ``shall'';
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b. In paragraphs (b) and (c), remove the word ``shall'' and add, in its 
place, the word ``must''; and
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c. In paragraph (c), remove the word ``semiportable'' and add, in its 
place, the word ``semi-portable''.


Sec.  193.50-5  [Removed]

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285. Remove Sec.  193.50-5.

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286. Revise Sec.  193.50-10 to read as follows:


Sec.  193.50-10  Location.

    (a) Approved portable fire extinguishers and semi-portable fire 
extinguishing systems must be installed in accordance with Table 
193.50-10(a) of this section. The location of the equipment must be to 
the satisfaction of the Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection (OCMI). 
Nothing in this paragraph must be construed as limiting the OCMI from 
requiring such additional equipment as he or she deems necessary for 
the proper protection of the vessel.
    (b) Table 193.50-10(a) indicates the minimum required 
classification for each space listed. Extinguishers with larger 
numerical ratings or multiple letter designations may be used if the 
extinguishers meet the requirements of the table.

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    (c) Semi-portable fire extinguishing systems must be located in the 
open so as to be readily seen.
    (d) If portable fire extinguishers are not located in the open or 
behind glass so that they may be readily seen, they may be placed in 
enclosures together with the firehose, provided such enclosures are 
marked as required by Sec.  196.37-15 of this subchapter.

  Table 193.50-10(a)--Carriage of Portable Fire Extinguisher and Semi-
                   Portable Fire Extinguishing Systems
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                Minimum required        Quantity and
            Space                    rating               location
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                              Safety Areas
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Wheelhouse or fire control    ....................  None.
 room.
Stairway and elevator         ....................  None.
 enclosures.
Communicating corridors.....  2-A.................  1 in each main
                                                     corridor not more
                                                     than 150 ft apart.
                                                     (May be located in
                                                     stairways.)
Lifeboat embarkation and      ....................  None.
 lowering stations.
Radio room..................  20-B:C\1\...........  2 in the vicinity of
                                                     the exit.\1\
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                             Accommodations
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Staterooms, toilet spaces,    ....................  None.
 public spaces, offices,
 lockers, isolated
 storerooms, pantries, open
 decks, etc.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                             Service Spaces
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Galleys.....................  40-B:C..............  1 for each 2,500 sq
                                                     ft or fraction
                                                     thereof.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                            Machinery Spaces
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Paint and lamp rooms........  40-B................  1 outside space in
                                                     the vicinity of the
                                                     exit.
Accessible baggage, mail,     2-A.................  1 for each 2,500 sq
 and specie rooms, and                               ft or fraction
 storerooms.                                         thereof located in
                                                     the vicinity of the
                                                     exits, either
                                                     inside or outside
                                                     the spaces.
Carpenter shop and similar    2-A.................  1 outside the space
 spaces.                                             in the vicinity of
                                                     the exit.
Coal-fired boilers: Bunker    ....................  None.
 and boiler space.
Oil-fired boilers: Spaces     40-B................  2 required.\2\
 containing oil-fired
 boilers, either main or
 auxiliary, or their fuel-
 oil units.
                              160-B...............  1 required.\3\
Internal combustion or gas    40-B................  1 for each 1,000
 turbine propelling                                  brake horsepower,
 machinery spaces.                                   but not fewer than
                                                     2 nor more than
                                                     6.\4\
                              120-B...............  1 required.5 6
Electric propulsive motors    40-B:C..............  1 for each
 or generators of open type.                         propulsion motor or
                                                     generator unit.
Enclosed ventilating systems  ....................  None.
 for motors and generators
 of electric propelling
 machinery.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                            Auxiliary Spaces
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Internal combustion gas       40-B................  1 outside the space
 turbine.                                            in vicinity of the
                                                     exit.\6\
Electric emergency motors or  40-B:C..............  1 outside the space
 generators.                                         in vicinity of the
                                                     exit.\7\
Steam.......................  ....................  None required.
Trunks to machinery spaces..  ....................  None required.
Fuel tanks..................  ....................  None required.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                            Scientific Spaces
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Chemistry laboratory or       40-B:C..............  2 for each 300 sq ft
 scientific laboratory.                              of deck space or
                                                     fraction thereof,
                                                     with one (1) of
                                                     each kind located
                                                     in the vicinity of
                                                     the exit.
Chemical storeroom..........  40-B:C..............  Same as for the
                                                     chemistry
                                                     laboratory.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                               Spare Units
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                              2-A.................  10 percent of
                                                     required units
                                                     rounded up.
                              40-B:C..............  10 percent of
                                                     required units
                                                     rounded up.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\ For vessels on an international voyage, substitute one 40-B:C in
  vicinity of the exit.
\2\ Vessels of fewer than 1,000 GT require one.
\3\ Vessels of fewer than 1,000 GT may substitute one 120-B.
\4\ Only one required for motorboats.
\5\ If oil burning donkey boiler fitted in space, the 160-B previously
  required for the protection of the boiler may be substituted. Not
  required where a fixed carbon dioxide system is installed.
\6\ Not required on vessels of fewer than 300 GT if fuel has a flash-
  point higher than 110[emsp14][deg]F.
\7\ Not required on vessels of fewer than 300 GT.

    (e) Portable fire extinguishers and their stations must be numbered 
in accordance with Sec.  196.37-15 of this subchapter.
    (f) Portable or semi-portable extinguishers, which are required on 
their nameplates to be protected from

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freezing, must not be located where freezing temperatures may be 
expected.


Sec.  193.50-15  [Removed]

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287. Remove Sec.  193.50-15.
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288. In Sec.  193.50-20:
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a. Revise the section heading;
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b. In paragraphs (a) and (b), remove the words ``size III, IV, and V'' 
and add, in their place, the word ``semi-portable'', and after the 
words ``required by Table 193.50-10(a)'', add the words ``of this 
subpart''; and
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c. Add paragraph (c).
    The revision and addition read as follows:


Sec.  193.50-20  Semi-portable fire extinguishers.

* * * * *
    (c) Semi-portable extinguishers must be fitted with suitable hose 
and nozzle, or other practicable means, so that all areas of the space 
can be protected.

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289. Add Sec.  193.50-80 to read as follows:


Sec.  193.50-80  Locations and number of fire extinguishers required 
for vessels constructed prior to August 22, 2016.

    Vessels contracted for prior to August 22, 2016, must meet the 
following requirements:
    (a) Previously installed extinguishers with extinguishing 
capacities smaller than what is required in Table 193.50-10(a) of this 
subpart need not be replaced and may be continued in service so long as 
they are maintained in good condition to the satisfaction of the 
Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection.
    (b) All new equipment and installations must meet the applicable 
requirements in this subpart for new vessels.

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290. Revise Sec.  193.50-90 to read as follows:


Sec.  193.50-90  Vessels contracted for prior to March 1, 1968.

    (a) Vessels contracted for prior to March 1, 1968, must meet the 
following requirements:
    (1) Except as specifically modified by this paragraph, the 
requirements of Sec.  193.50-10 must be complied with insofar as the 
number and general type of equipment is concerned.
    (2) Existing installations previously approved, but not meeting the 
applicable requirements of Sec.  193.50-10, may be continued in service 
so long as they are maintained in good condition to the satisfaction of 
the Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection, and they are in general 
agreement with the degree of safety prescribed by Table 193.50-10(a) of 
this subpart. Minor modifications may be made to the same standard as 
the original installation, provided that in no case will a greater 
departure from the standards of Table 193.50-10(a) of this subpart be 
permitted than presently exists.
    (3) All new equipment and installations must meet the applicable 
requirements in this subpart for new vessels.

    Dated: June 22, 2016.
J. G. Lantz,
Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards, U. S. Coast Guard.
[FR Doc. 2016-15229 Filed 7-21-16; 8:45 am]
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