(A) Any vessel, except a vessel of less than twenty-six feet in length, operating upon the waters of this state shall display pollution placards as described within 33 CFR 155.450. Such placards shall be at least five inches by eight inches, made of durable material fixed in a conspicuous place in each machinery space or at the bilge and ballast pump control station, and state the following:
Discharge of oil prohibited.
The Federal Water Pollution Control Act prohibits the discharge of oil or oily waste into or upon the navigable waters of the United States, or the waters of the contiguous zone, or which may affect the natural resources belonging to, appertaining to, or under the exclusive management authority of the United States, if such discharge causes a film or discoloration of the surface of the water or causes a sludge or emulsion beneath the surface of the water. Violators are subject to substantial civil penalties and/or criminal sanctions including fines and imprisonment.
(B) No person shall operate a vessel or permit a vessel to be operated in violation of this rule.