The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) is
the codification of the general and permanent rules published in the
Federal Register by the executive departments and agencies of the Federal
The Electronic Code of Federal
Regulations (e-CFR) is a current, daily updated version of the Code of
Federal Regulations (CFR). It is not an official legal edition of the CFR.
The e-CFR is an unofficial editorial compilation of CFR material and
Federal Register amendments.
Below you'll find links to e-CFR for Title
33 (Navigation and Navigable Waters).
Please note that these Federal waterway regulations do not encompass all rules
that may impact the navigation of your vessel.
Go back to the Boating Rules and Regulations
homepage for a
comprehensive guide to rules and regulations in the U.S.
33 CFR 100 - Safety of Life on Navigable Waters. Provides
effective control over regattas and marine parades conducted on the
navigable waters of the United States so as to insure safety of life in
the regatta or marine parade area.
33 CFR 109 - General
33 CFR 110 - Anchorage Regulations
33 CFR 114 - General
33 CFR 115 - Bridge Locations and Clearances; Administrative
33 CFR 117 - Drawbridge Operation Regulations
33 CFR 147 - Regulations adopted for safety zones may extend to the
prevention or control of specific activities and access by vessels or
persons, and include measures to protect the living resources of the sea
from harmful agents.
33 CFR 157 - Rules for the Protection of the Marine Environment
relating to Tank Vessels Carrying Oil in Bulk.