104.130 Waivers.§ 104.130 Waivers.
Any vessel owner or operator may apply for a waiver of any requirement of this part that the owner or operator considers unnecessary in light of the nature or operating conditions of the vessel. A request for a waiver must be submitted in writing with justification to the Commandant (CG-5P), Attn: Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy, U.S. Coast Guard Stop 7501, 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20593-7501. The Commandant (CG-5P) may require the vessel owner or operator to provide additional data for determining the validity of the requested waiver. The Commandant (CG-5P) may grant, in writing, a waiver with or without conditions only if the waiver will not reduce the overall security of the vessel, its passengers, its crew, or its cargo, or facilities or ports that the vessel may visit.[USCG-2003-14749, 68 FR 39302, July 1, 2003, as amended by USCG-2008-0179, 73 FR 35009, June 19, 2008; USCG-2010-0351, 75 FR 36282, June 25, 2010; USCG-2013-0397, 78 FR 39173, July 1, 2013; USCG-2014-0410, 79 FR 38432, July 7, 2014]