149.404 Can I use fire fighting equipment that is not Coast Guard approved§ 149.404 Can I use fire fighting equipment that is not Coast Guard approved?
(a) A deepwater port may use fire fighting equipment that is not Coast Guard approved as excess equipment, pursuant to § 149.403 of this subpart, if the equipment does not endanger the port or the persons aboard it in any way. This equipment must be listed and labeled by a nationally recognized testing laboratory (NRTL), as set forth in 29 CFR 1910.7, and it must be maintained in good working condition.
(b) Use of non-Coast Guard-approved fire detection systems may be acceptable as excess equipment provided that -
(1) Components are listed by an NRTL as defined in 46 CFR 161.002-2, and are designed, installed, tested, and maintained in accordance with an appropriate industry standard and the manufacturer's specific guidance;
(2) Installation conforms to the requirements of 46 CFR chapter I, subchapter J (Electrical Engineering), with specific regard to the hazardous location installation regulations in 46 CFR 111.105;
(3) Coast Guard plan review is completed for wiring plans; and
(4) The system and units remain functional as intended. To ensure this, marine inspectors may test and inspect the system.[USCG-2012-0196, 81 FR 48243, July 22, 2016]