OUPV

AcronymDefinition
OUPVOperator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels
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(153) To use an example mentioned earlier in this article, the law regarding Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessel (OUPV) licensing is more of a rule than a standard.
For example, in the absence of a prior Coast Guard jurisdictional determination, a fishing guide operating a vessel which may be subject to OUPV laws on an inland waterway must: (1) hire an attorney to research whether the waters on which the guide will operate are subject to federal regulation, (2) pay for a federal license just in case, (3) receive a citation from the Coast Guard and then pay to challenge that citation to the Coast Guard Hearing Officer, or (4) pay for an attorney to bring suit against the Coast Guard in federal court enjoining Coast Guard regulation on that particular waterway.
http://files.dnr.state.mn.us/education _safety/safety/boatwater/guide_licensing.pdf (defining "sole state waters" by reference to Coast Guard jurisdictional determinations and using "Six-Pack" license as a common term for the Operator Uninspected Passenger Vessel (OUPV) license).