U.S. Code of Federal Regulations

Regulations most recently checked for updates: Jul 12, 2020

§ 169.539 - Type required.

All personal flotation devices (PFDs) must be -

(a) Approved under subpart 160.055, 160.002, or 160.005 of Subchapter Q (specification) of this chapter;

(b) Approved specifically for sailing school vessel use under subpart 160.064 or 160.077 of Subchapter Q of this chapter; or

(c) Approved under subparts 160.047, 160.052, or 160.060 of this chapter or approved under subpart 160.064 of this chapter if the vessel carries exposure suits or exposure PFDs, in accordance with § 169.551.

[CGD 83-005, 51 FR 896, Jan. 9, 1986, as amended by USCG-2013-0263, 79 FR 56500, Sept. 22, 2014]