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- Federal waters include lakes in National Parks, lakes in National Forests, lakes under the control of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Inland Waterways, etc. We suspect a list will be issued as to exactly where this law is in effect at a later date. Meanwhile, here is a list of Federal waters from the Maritime Academy.
We (PropellerSafety) also refer you to our January 16, 2021 post titled, Coast Guard to require use of kill switch lanyards on Federal waters
ECOS stands for Engine Cut-off Switch
ECOSL stands what attaches to the boat operator to the switch that shuts to vessel off if the operator is away from the helm. Traditionally it is a lanyard. Wireless lanyards / virtual lanyards also exist and are approved for use.