§ 115.4. Annual safety inspections.

 (a)  Annual safety inspections are required every year after the year of initial certification. When the vessel is ready for inspection, the owner shall apply for an annual safety inspection by electronic mail or telephone to the regional law enforcement office for the region in which the boat is to operate. The application shall be submitted at least 30 days prior to the requested date of inspection. This annual inspection shall be conducted prior to the first commercial use of the boat or within 30 days of the date of issue on the certificate of inspection if the boat operates year round.

 (b)  On the agreed date of inspection, the owner or representative shall be available to conduct the inspection jointly with the inspector designated by the Commission.

 (c)  Results of the inspection shall be recorded on Form PFC-291b ‘‘Vessel Inspection Checkoff List.’’ Upon completion of the inspection, deficiencies shall be noted on the reverse of the form. Upon correction of the deficiencies, the owner or a representative and the inspector designated by the Commission shall sign the respective certifications.

 (d)  The owner or a representative shall present on the day of inspection a current certificate of insurance with minimum coverage as described in §  115.2(b)(2) (relating to initial certification) to the inspector designated by the Commission.


   The provisions of this §  115.4 amended under sections 5122 and 5123(a)(1) of the Fish and Boat Code (30 Pa.C.S. §  5122 and 5123(a)(1)).


   The provisions of this §  115.4 amended November 15, 2002, effective January 1, 2003, 32 Pa.B. 5659; amended December 21, 2012, effective January 1, 2013, 42 Pa.B. 7690. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (293748) to (293749).

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