301 Kar 6:001. Definitions For 301 Kar Chapter 6

Link to law: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/kar/301/006/001.htm
Published: 2015

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      301 KAR 6:001.

Definitions for 301 KAR Chapter 6.

 

      RELATES TO: KRS

Chapter 235

      STATUTORY

AUTHORITY: KRS 235.320

      NECESSITY,

FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: To define the terms used in 301 KAR Chapter 6. This

amendment is necessary to add definitions for "Type V personal flotation

device" and "manually propelled racing vessels".

 

      Section 1.

Definitions. (1) "Adequate ventilation" means ventilation which met

Boating Industry Association and U.S. Coast Guard requirements at the time the

vessel was manufactured.

      (2)

"Airborne device" means a kite, parachute or similar device which

holds a person aloft when towed behind a moving vessel.

      (3) "Class

A" means vessels less than sixteen (16) feet in length.

      (4) "Class

1" means vessels sixteen (16) feet or over and less than twenty-six (26)

feet in length.

      (5) "Class

2" means vessels twenty-six (26) feet or over and less than forty (40)

feet in length.

      (6) "Class

3" means vessels forty (40) feet or more in length.

      (7)

"Crossing" means a situation in which a vessel approach another from

an angle of 112.5 degrees or less from either side of the bow.

      (8)

"Documented by the federal government" means a vessel which has been

registered with, and issued official registration documents by, the United

States Coast Guard.

      (9) "Idle

speed" means the slowest possible speed at which maneuverability can be

maintained.

      (10)

"International diving flag" means a red flag with a white stripe

running diagonally from an upper corner to the opposite lower corner.

      (11)

"Length" means the longest dimension of a boat measured along the

centerline from the bow to the stern, but not including outboard motors, swim

platforms, or similar attachments.

      (12)

"Manually propelled racing vessel" means a racing shell, rowing

scull, racing canoe or racing kayak recognized by national or international

racing associations or use in competitive racing, and not designed to carry or

not carrying equipment not solely for competitive racing.

      (13)

"Overtaking" means a situation in which a faster vessel approaches a

slower vessel from an angle of more than 112.5 degrees from either side of the

bow of the slower vessel.

      (14)

"Passing" means a situation in which vessels approach and pass each

other from head on or nearly so.

      (15) "Type

I" means a personal flotation device:

      (a) Designed to

turn an unconscious person in the water from a face-downward position to a

vertical or slightly backward position; and

      (b) Having more

than twenty (20) pounds of buoyancy.

      (16) "Type

II" means a personal flotation device:

      (a) Designed to

turn an unconscious person in the water from a face-downward position to a

vertical or slightly backward position; and

      (b) Having at

least fifteen and one-half (15.5) pounds of buoyancy.

      (17) "Type

III" means a personal flotation device:

      (a) Designed to

keep a conscious person in a vertical or slightly backward position; and

      (b) Having at

least fifteen and one-half (15.5) pounds of buoyancy.

      (18) "Type

IV" means a personal flotation device:

      (a) Designed to

be thrown to a person in the water and not worn; and

      (b) Having at

least sixteen and one-half (16.5) pounds of buoyancy.

      (19) "Type

V" means a special use personal flotation device intended and approved by

the U.S. Coast Guard for specific activities.

      (20) "Water

skis" means rigid or inflatable skis, kneeboards, tubes or similar devices

upon or in which a person is towed behind a moving vessel.

      (21) "Water

skiing" means:

      (a) The act of

riding in or upon water skis; or

      (b) Barefoot

skiing. (21 Ky.R. 3091; eff. 7-12-95; Am. 22 Ky.R. 1683; eff. 5-16-96.)