Title 46 of the Code of Federal Regulations

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Title 46 is the portion of the Code of Federal Regulations that governs shipping within the United States for the United States Coast Guard, the United States Maritime Administration, and the United States Maritime Commission. It is available in digital or printed form.

Title 46 and Title 33 of the Code of Federal Regulations are usually consulted by Classification societies, engineering firms, deck officers on oceangoing vessels, and marine engineers.

It is divided into four chapters:

Chapter I[edit]

Part Title Comments
1 Organization, general course and methods governing marine safety functions
2 Vessel inspections
3 Designation of oceanographic research vessels
4 Marine casualties and investigations.
5 Marine investigation regulations--personnel action
6 Waivers of navigation and vessel inspection laws and regulations
7 Boundary lines
8 Vessel inspection alternatives
9 Extra compensation for overtime services
10 Licensing of maritime personnel
12 Certification of seamen
13 Certification of tankermen
14 Shipment and discharge of merchant mariners
15 Manning requirements
16 Chemical testing
24 General provisions
25 Requirements
26 Operations
27 Towing vessels
28 Requirements for commercial fishing industry vessels
30 General provisions
31 Inspection and certification
32 Special equipment, machinery, and hull requirements
34 Firefighting equipment
35 Operations
36 Elevated temperature cargoes
38 Liquefied flammable gases
39 Vapor control systems
41 [Reserved]
42 Domestic and foreign voyages by sea
43 [Reserved]
44 Special service limited domestic voyages
45 Great Lakes load lines
46 Subdivision load lines for passenger vessels
47 Combination load lines
50 General provisions
51 [Reserved]
52 Power boilers
53 Heating boilers
54 Pressure vessels
56 Piping systems and appurtenances
57 Welding and brazing
58 Main and auxiliary machinery and related systems
59 Repairs to boilers, pressure vessels and appurtenances
60 [Reserved]
61 Periodic tests and inspections
62 Vital system automation
63 Automatic auxiliary boilers
64 Marine portable tanks and cargo handling systems
66 [Reserved]
67 Documentation of vessels
68 Documentation of vessels pursuant to extraordinary legislative grants
69 Measurement of vessels
70 General provisions
71 Inspection and certification
72 Construction and arrangement
76 Fire protection equipment
77 Vessel control and miscellaneous systems and equipment
78 Operations
80 Disclosure of safety standards and country of registry
81-89 [Reserved]
90 General provisions
91 Inspection and certification
92 Construction and arrangement
93 Stability
95 Fire protection equipment
96 Vessel control and miscellaneous systems and equipment
97 Operations
98 Special construction, arrangement, and other provisions for certain dangerous cargoes in bulk
105 Commercial fishing vessels dispensing petroleum products
107 Inspection and certification
108 Design and equipment
109 Operations
110 General provisions
111 Electric systems--general requirements
112 Emergency lighting and power systems
113 Communication and alarm systems and equipment
114 General provisions
115 Inspection and certification
116 Construction and arrangement
117 Lifesaving equipment and arrangements
118 Fire protection equipment
119 Machinery installation
120 Electrical installation
121 Vessel control and miscellaneous systems and equipment
122 Operations
123-124 [Reserved]
125 General
126 Inspection and certification
127 Construction and arrangements
128 Marine engineering: Equipment and systems
129 Electrical installations
130 Vessel control, and miscellaneous equipment and systems
131 Operations
132 Fire-protection equipment
133 Lifesaving systems
134 Added provisions for liftboats
135-139 [Reserved]
140-146 [Reserved]
147 Hazardous ships' stores
147A Interim regulations for shipboard fumigation
148 Carriage of solid hazardous materials in bulk
149 [Reserved]
150 Compatibility of cargoes
151 Barges carrying bulk liquid hazardous material cargoes
152 [Reserved]
153 Ships carrying bulk liquid, liquefied gas, or compressed gas hazardous materials
154 Safety standards for self-propelled vessels carrying bulk liquefied gases
155 [Reserved]
159 Approval of equipment and materials
160 Lifesaving equipment
161 Electrical equipment
162 Engineering equipment
163 Construction
164 Materials
165 [Reserved]
166 Designation and approval of nautical school ships
167 Public nautical school ships
168 Civilian nautical school vessels
169 Sailing school vessels
170 Stability requirements for all inspected vessels
171 Special rules pertaining to vessels carrying passengers
172 Special rules pertaining to bulk cargoes
173 Special rules pertaining to vessel use
174 Special rules pertaining to specific vessel types
175 General provisions
176 Inspection and certification
177 Construction and arrangement
178 Intact stability and seaworthiness
179 Subdivision, damage stability, and watertight integrity
180 Lifesaving equipment and arrangements
181 Fire protection equipment
182 Machinery installation
183 Electrical installation
184 Vessel control and miscellaneous systems and equipment
185 Operations
186-187 [Reserved]
188 General provisions
189 Inspection and certification
190 Construction and arrangement
191-192 [Reserved]
193 Fire protection equipment
194 Handling, use, and control of explosives and other hazardous materials
195 Vessel control and miscellaneous systems and equipment
196 Operations
197 General provisions
198 [Reserved]
199 Lifesaving systems for certain inspected vessels

Chapter II[edit]

Part Title Comments
200 [Reserved]
201 Rules of practice and procedure
202 Procedures relating to review by Secretary of Transportation of actions by Maritime Subsidy Board
203 Procedures relating to conduct of certain hearings under the Merchant Marine Act of 1936, as amended
204 Claims against the Maritime Administration under the Federal Tort Claims Act
205 Audit appeals; policy and procedure
221 Regulated transactions involving documented vessels and other maritime interests
232 Uniform financial reporting requirements
249 Approval of underwriters for marine hull insurance
251 Application for subsidies and other direct financial aid
252 Operating-differential subsidy for bulk cargo vessels engaged in worldwide services
272 Requirements and procedures for conducting condition surveys and administering maintenance and repair subsidy
276 Construction-differential subsidy repayment
277 Domestic and foreign trade; interpretations
280 Limitations on the award and payment of operating-differential subsidy for liner operators
281 Information and procedure required under liner operating-differential subsidy agreements
282 Operating-differential subsidy for liner vessels engaged in essential services in the foreign commerce of the United States
283 Dividend policy for operators receiving operating-differential subsidy
287 Establishment of construction reserve funds
289 Insurance of construction-differential subsidy vessels, operating-differential subsidy vessels and of vessels sold or adjusted under the Merchant Ship Sales Act 1946
295 Maritime Security Program (MSP)
296 Maritime Security Program (MSP)
298 Obligation guarantees
307 Establishment of mandatory position reporting system for vessels
308 War risk insurance
309 Values for war risk insurance
310 Merchant Marine training
315 Agency agreements and appointment of agents
317 Bonding of ship's personnel
324 Procedural rules for financial transactions under Agency agreements
325 Procedure to be followed by general agents in preparation of invoices and payment of compensation pursuant to provisions of NSA Order No. 47
326 Marine protection and indemnity insurance under agreements with agents
327 Seamen's claims; administrative action and litigation
328 Slop chests
329 Voyage data
330 Launch services
332 Repatriation of seamen
335 Authority and responsibility of general agents to undertake emergency repairs in foreign ports
336 Authority and responsibility of general agents to undertake in continental United States ports voyage repairs and service equipment of vessels operated for the account of the National Shipping Authority under general agency agreement
337 General agent's responsibility in connection with foreign repair custom's entries
338 Procedure for accomplishment of vessel repairs under National Shipping Authority master lump sum repair contract--NSA-LUMPSUMREP
339 Procedure for accomplishment of ship repairs under National Shipping Authority individual contract for minor repairs--NSA-WORKSMALREP
340 Priority use and allocation of shipping services, containers and chassis, and port facilities and services for national security and national defense related operations
345 Restrictions upon the transfer or change in use or in terms governing utilization of port facilities
346 Federal port controllers
347 Operating contract
349 Reemployment rights of certain merchant seamen
350 Seamen's service awards
351 Depositories
355 Requirements for establishing United States citizenship
356 Requirements for vessels of 100 feet or greater in registered length to obtain a fishery endorsement to the vessel's documentation
370 Claims
380 Procedures
381 Cargo preference--U.S.-flagged vessels
382 Determination of fair and reasonable rates for the carriage of bulk and packaged preference cargoes on U.S.-flagged commercial vessels
383 [Reserved]
385 Research and development grant and cooperative agreements regulations
386 Regulations governing public buildings and grounds at the United States Merchant Marine Academy
387 Utilization and disposal of surplus Federal real property for development or operation of a port facility
388 Administrative waivers of the Coastwise Trade Laws
390 Capital Construction Fund
391 Federal income tax aspects of the Capital Construction Fund
392-399 [Reserved]

Chapter III[edit]

Part Title Comments
400 [Reserved]
401 Great Lakes pilotage regulations
402 Great Lakes pilotage rules and orders
403 Great Lakes pilotage uniform accounting system
404 Great Lakes pilotage ratemaking

Chapter IV[edit]

Part Title Comments
500 [Reserved]
501 The Federal Maritime Commission--General
502 Rules of practice and procedure
503 Public information
504 Procedures for environmental policy analysis
505 Administrative offset
506 Civil monetary penalty inflation adjustment
507 Enforcement of nondiscrimination on the basis of handicap in programs or activities conducted by the Federal Maritime Commission
508 Employee ethical conduct standards and financial disclosure regulations
515 Licensing, financial responsibility requirements, and general duties for ocean transportation intermediaries
520 Carrier automated tariffs
525 Marine terminal operator schedules
530 Service contracts
531 NVOCC Service arrangements
535 Ocean common carrier and marine terminal operator agreements subject to the Shipping Act of 1984
540 Passenger vessel financial responsibility
545 Interpretations and statements of policy
550 Regulations to adjust or meet conditions unfavorable to shipping in the foreign trade of the United States
551 Actions to adjust or meet conditions unfavorable to shipping in the U.S. foreign trade
555 Actions to address adverse conditions affecting U.S.-flag carriers that do not exist for foreign carriers in the United States
560 Actions to address conditions unduly impairing access of U.S.-flag vessels to ocean trade between foreign ports
565 Controlled carriers

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