Authorized Classification Society Law and Legal Definition

According to 46 CFR 8.100 (Title 46 – Shipping; Chapter I - Coast Guard, Department Of Homeland Security; Subchapter A - Procedures Applicable To The Public; Part 8 - Vessel Inspection Alternatives; Subpart A – General), Authorized Classification Society means a recognized classification society that has been delegated the authority to conduct certain functions and certifications on behalf of the Coast Guard.”