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PUBLIC LAW 92-000—MMMM. DD, 1971

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PUBLIC LAW 92-75-AUG. 10, 1971

(8) "Associated equipment" means— (A) any system, part, or component of a boat as originally manufactured or any similar part or component manufactured or sold for replacement, repair, or improvement of such system, part, or component; (B) any accessory or equipment for, or appurtenance to, a boat; and (C) any marine safety article, accessory, or equipment intended for use by a person on board a boat; but (D) excluding radio equipment. (9) "Secretary" means the Secretary of the Department in which the Coast Guard is operating. (10) "State" means a State of the United States, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the District of Columbia. (11) "Eligible State" means one that has a State boating safety program which has been accepted by the Secretary. APPLICABILITY

SEC. 4. (a) This Act applies to vessels and associated equipment used, to be used, or carried in vessels used, on waters subject to the jurisdiction of the United States and on the high seas beyond the territorial seas for vessels owned in the United States. (b) Sections 5 through 11 and subsections 12(a) and 12(b) of this Act are applicable also to boats moving or intended to be moved in interstate commerce. (c) This Act, except those sections where the content expressly indii*^ates otherwise, does not apply to— (1) foreign vessels temporarily using waters subject to United States jurisdiction: (2) military or public vessels of the United States, except recreational-type public vessels; (3) a vessel whose owner is a State or subdivision thereof, which is used principally for governmental purposes, and which is clearly identifiable as such; (4) ships'lifeboats. BOAT AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT STANDARDS AND LTSE SAFETY REGULATIONS AND STANDARDS

SEC. 5. (a) The Secretary may issue regulations— (1) establishing minimum safety standards for boats and associated equipment, and establishing procedures and tests required to measure conformance with such standards. Each standard shall be reasonable, shall meet the need for boating safety, and shall be stated, insofar as practicable, in terms of performance; (2) requiring the installation, carrying, or using of associated equipment on boats and classes of boats subject to this Act; and prohibiting the installation, carrying, or using of associated equipment which does not conform with safety standards established