Title 33 of the Code of Federal Regulations

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Title 33 is the portion of the Code of Federal Regulations that governs Navigation and Navigable Waters within the United States. It is available in digital or printed form.


Title 33 and Title 46 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 three chapters:

Chapter I

1General provisions
3Coast Guard areas, districts, marine inspection zones, and captain of the port zones
4OMB control numbers assigned pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act
5Coast Guard Auxiliary
6Protection and security of vessels, harbors, and waterfront facilities
8United States Coast Guard Reserve
13Decorations, medals, ribbons and similar devices
17United States Coast Guard general gift fund
19Waivers of navigation and vessel inspection laws and regulations
20Rules of practice, procedure, and evidence for formal administrative proceedings of the Coast Guard
23Distinctive markings for Coast Guard vessels and aircraft
26Vessel bridge-to-bridge radiotelephone regulations
27Adjustment of civil monetary penalties for inflation
Index to Subchapter A--General
40Cadets of the Coast Guard
45Enlistment of personnel
49Payment of amounts due mentally incompetent Coast Guard personnel
50Coast Guard Retiring Review Board
51Coast Guard Discharge Review Board
52Board for Correction of Military Records of the Coast Guard
53Coast Guard whistleblower protection
54Allotments from active duty pay for certain support obligations
55Child Development Services
Index to Subchapter B--Military Personnel
62United States aids to navigation system
64Marking of structures, sunken vessels and other obstructions
66Private aids to navigation
67Aids to navigation on artificial islands and fixed structures
70Interference with or damage to aids to navigation
72Marine information
74Charges for Coast Guard aids to navigation work
76Sale and transfer of aids to navigation equipment
Index to Subchapter C--Aids to Navigation
80COLREGS demarcation lines
8172 COLREGS: Implementing Rules
8272 COLREGS: Interpretative Rules
Index to Subchapter D--International Navigation Rules
84Annex I: Positioning and technical details of lights and shapes
85Annex II: Additional signals for fishing vessels fishing in close proximity
86Annex III: Technical details of sound signal appliances
87Annex IV: Distress signals
88Annex V: Pilot rules
89Inland navigation rules: implementing rules
90Inland rules: Interpretative rules
Index to Subchapter E--Inland Navigation Rules
95Operating a vessel while under the influence of alcohol or a dangerous drug
96Rules for the safe operation of vessels and safety management systems
Index to Subchapter F--Vessel Operating Regulations
100Safety of life on navigable waters
Index to Subchapter G--Regattas and Marine Parades
101Maritime Security: General
102Maritime Security: National maritime transportation security [Reserved]
103Maritime security: Area maritime security
104Maritime security: Vessels
105Maritime security: Facilities
106Marine Security: Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) facilities
107National Vessel and Facility Control Measures and Limited Access Areas
Index to Subchapter H--General Maritime Security
110Anchorage regulations
Index to Subchapter I--Anchorages
115Bridge locations and clearances; administrative procedures
116Alteration of unreasonably obstructive bridges
117Drawbridge operation regulations
118Bridge lighting and other signals
Index to Subchapter J--Bridges
120Security of passenger vessels
Index to Subchapter K--Security of Vessels
125Identification credentials for persons requiring access to waterfront facilities or vessels
126Handling of dangerous cargo at waterfront facilities
127Waterfront facilities handling liquefied natural gas and liquefied hazardous gas
128Security of passenger terminals
Index to Subchapter L
133Oil spill liability trust fund; State access
135Offshore oil pollution compensation fund
136Oil spill liability trust fund; claims procedures; designation of source; and advertisement
138Financial responsibility for water pollution (vessels)
Index to Subchapter M
142Workplace safety and health
143Design and equipment
144Lifesaving appliances
145Fire-fighting equipment
147Safety zones
Index to Subchapter N
148Deepwater ports: General
149Deepwater ports: Design, construction, and equipment
150Deepwater ports: Operations
Index to Subchapter NN
151Vessels carrying oil, noxious liquid substances, garbage, municipal or commercial waste, and ballast water
153Control of pollution by oil and hazardous substances, discharge removal
154Facilities transferring oil or hazardous material in bulk
155Oil or hazardous material pollution prevention regulations for vessels
156Oil and hazardous material transfer operations
157Rules for the protection of the marine environment relating to tank vessels carrying oil in bulk
158Reception facilities for oil, noxious liquid substances, and garbage
159Marine sanitation devices
Index to Subchapter O
160Ports and waterways safety--general
161Vessel traffic management
162Inland waterways navigation regulations
163Towing of barges
164Navigation safety regulations
165Regulated navigation areas and limited access areas
166Shipping safety fairways
167Offshore traffic separation schemes
168Escort requirements for certain tankers
169Ship reporting systems
Index to Subchapter P
173Vessel numbering and casualty and accident reporting
174State numbering and casualty reporting systems
175Equipment requirements
177Correction of especially hazardous conditions
179Defect notification
181Manufacturer requirements
183Boats and associated equipment
187Vessel identification system
Index to Subchapter S

Chapter II

203Emergency employment of Army and other resources, natural disaster procedures
207Navigation regulations
208Flood control regulations
209Administrative procedure
210Procurement activities of the Corps of Engineers
211Real estate activities of the Corps of Engineers in connection with civil works projects
214Emergency supplies of drinking water
220Design criteria for dam and lake projects
221Work for others
222Engineering and design
223Boards, commissions, and committees
230Procedures for implementing NEPA
236Water resource policies and authorities: Corps of Engineers participation in improvements for environmental quality
238Water resources policies and authorities: Flood damage reduction measures in urban areas
239Water resources policies and authorities: Federal participation in covered flood control channels
240General credit for flood control
241Flood control cost-sharing requirements under the ability to pay provision
242Flood Plain Management Services Program establishment of fees for cost recovery
245Removal of wrecks and other obstructions
263Continuing authorities programs
273Aquatic plant control
274Pest control program for civil works projects
276Water resources policies and authorities: Application of section 134a of Public Law 94-587
277Water resources policies and authorities: Navigation policy: Cost apportionment of bridge alterations
279Resource use: Establishment of objectives
320General regulatory policies
321Permits for dams and dikes in navigable waters of the United States
322Permits for structures or work in or affecting navigable waters of the United States
323Permits for discharges of dredged or fill material into waters of the United States
324Permits for ocean dumping of dredged material
325Processing of Department of the Army permits
327Public hearings
328Definition of waters of the United States
329Definition of navigable waters of the United States
330Nationwide permit program
331Administrative appeal process
334Danger zone and restricted area regulations
335Operation and maintenance of Army Corps of Engineers civil works projects involving the discharge of dredged or fill material into waters of the U.S. or ocean waters
336Factors to be considered in the evaluation of Army Corps of Engineers dredging projects involving the discharge of dredged material into waters of the U.S. and ocean waters
337Practice and procedure
338Other Corps activities involving the discharge of dredged material or fill into waters of the U.S.
384Intergovernmental review of Department of the Army Corps of Engineers programs and activities
385Programmatic regulations for the comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan

Chapter IV

401Seaway regulations and rules
402Tariff of tolls
403Rules of procedure of the Joint Tolls Review Board

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