Regulatory Reference Guide

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Welcome to the online Regulatory Reference Guide (RRG). It offers you the opportunity to search, sort and consult the rules impacting the recreational marine. The ICOMIA Secretariat invites all MIAs to check and update their sections frequently. We are sure that you will appreciate this very informative tool.

To browse the RRG, select a country and/or criteria from the dropdown menus

Japan
Zero Emission Zones
September 15, 2021

No restriction zones

Japan
Health & Safety/Exposure Levels
September 15, 2021

Under the Domestic Law regarding the labor safety & health and environment requires reporting the use and quantity. The manufacturers self-imposed control level of the tolerable styrene concentration is 50 ppm or less.

Japan
Regulations for charter boats
September 15, 2021

Under the Domestic Law, operators of charter boats, carrying of 12 passengers or less, are required to register the company name, ship name, etc.and to be in compliance with ship's safety management system as well. Seafarers on board of a ship more than 5GT are required to have additional lectures of securing passenger safety and to join social insurance for seafares.

Estonia
Zero Emission Zones
September 15, 2021
Is the driving factor for these zones either limiting noise, emissions (local air pollution) or have they historically been in place for a number of years?On lakes under 100ha and rivers narrower than 10m fuel engines are allowed only for governmental survey, resque or surveillance purposes
https://www.riigiteataja.ee/akt/104072019005?dbNotReadOnly=true
Are there any incentives in place to encourage zero emissions and what type of technology is most prevalent?No major incentives introduced by the state
Estonia
Taxation
September 15, 2021

No deviations. Only VAT at 20% on all new goods and services or utility boats sold by VTA obliged bodies

Estonia
Health & Safety/Exposure Levels
September 15, 2021

Directive 2004/37/EU on the protection of workers from the risks related to exposure to carcinogens or mutagens at work applies, exposure limits https://www.riigiteataja.ee/aktilisa/1171/0201/9001/VV_84m_lisa.pdf

Estonia
Safety Equipment
September 15, 2021

Maritime Safety Act regulates the requirements for the safety equipment on board:  https://www.riigiteataja.ee/en/eli/ee/517062021002/consolide/current

Estonia
Regulations for charter boats
September 15, 2021

Watercraft with an overall length of 2.5 to 24 metres that are used for organising recreational voyages for a fee or that are hired for recreational voyages, who does not carry over 12 passengers is defined as usual "recreational craft" no specific requirements apply. For water craft carrying over 12 passengers for fee, the same requirements apply as for "passenger ships"
Maritime Safety Act: https://www.riigiteataja.ee/en/eli/ee/517062021002/consolide/current

Estonia
Registration
September 15, 2021

Recreational craft (watercraft with an overall length of 2.5 to 24 metres) and ships (watercraft watercraft with an overall lenght 2.5 to 12 meters used for economic activities, performing state administrative duties or vocational training) shall be registered in the traffic register or ship register.
Recreational craft over 24 meters and ships over 12 meters used for economic activities etc shall be registered in the ship register.
Personal watercraft shall be registered in the traffic register in order to navigate at sea and on inland waters.
https://www.riigiteataja.ee/en/eli/ee/517062021002/consolide/current

Estonia
Product Liability
September 15, 2021

Consumer Protection and Technical Regulatory Authority https://www.ttja.ee/en