U.S. Code of Federal Regulations
Regulations most recently checked for updates: Mar 30, 2020
(a) A water heater must meet the requirements of parts 53 and 63 of this chapter if rated at not more than 689 kPa (100 psig) and 121 °C (250 °F), except that an electric water heater is also acceptable if it:
(1) Has a capacity of not more than 454 liters (120 gallons);
(2) Has a heat input of not more than 58.6 kilowatts (200,000 Btu per hour);
(3) Is listed under UL 174, UL 1453 (both incorporated by reference; see 46 CFR 175.600) or other standard specified by the Commandant; and
(4) Is protected by a pressure-temperature relief device.
(b) A water heater must meet the requirements of parts 52 and 63 of this chapter if rated at more than 689 kPa (100 psig) or 121 °C (250 °F).
(c) A water heater must be installed and secured from rolling by straps or other devices to the satisfaction of the cognizant OCMI.