US State Code:United States CodeTITLE 33 - NAVIGATION AND NAVIGABLE WATERS


It shall be the duty of the Secretary of the Army to prescribe such regulations for the use, administration, and navigation of the navigable waters of the United States as in...


The Secretary of the Army is authorized to make such rules and regulations for the navigation of the South and Southwest Passes of the Mississippi River as to him shall seem...


Authority to adopt regulations - In the interest of the national defense, and for the better protection of life and property on the navigable waters of the United States,...


The Secretary of the Army is authorized and directed to have water gauges established, and daily observations made of the rise and fall of the Mississippi River and its tributaries. ...


No tolls or operating charges whatever shall be levied upon or collected from any vessel, dredge, or other water craft for passing through any lock, canal, canalized river, or...


The passage of vessels to and from the harbor of Michigan City, in Indiana, shall be free and not subject to toll or charge. ...


The Government iron pier in Delaware Bay near Lewes, Delaware, shall be open to public use under regulations to be prescribed by the Secretary of the Army. ...


The Tennessee, Coosa, Cahawba, and Black Warrior Rivers, within the State of Alabama, shall be forever free from toll for all property belonging to the United States, and for...


The Des Moines River shall forever remain free from any toll, or other charge whatever, for any property of the United States, or persons in their service, passing along the same. ...


All the navigable rivers and waters in the former Territories of Orleans and Louisiana shall be and forever remain public highways. ...


The consent of the Congress is given to the States of North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Nebraska, or any two or more of them, by such agreement or compact...


After there shall be conveyed to the United States, free of cost, a valid title to the line of water communication between Taylors Bayou and Sabine Pass, in the State of Texas,...


Bayou Cocodrie, from its source to its junction with Bayou Chicot, in the State of Louisiana, is declared to be not a navigable water of the United States within the meaning of...


The Bayou Meto, in the State of Arkansas, is declared to be a nonnavigable stream within the meaning of the Constitution and laws of the United States. ...


Bear Creek in Humphreys, Leflore, and Sunflower Counties, in the State of Mississippi, is declared to be a nonnavigable stream within the meaning of the Constitution and the laws...


The Big Tarkio River, in the counties of Holt and Atchison, in the State of Missouri, is declared to be not a navigable water of the United States within the meaning of the...


The Cache River in the State of Arkansas is declared to be a nonnavigable stream within the meaning of the Constitution and laws of the United States. This provision shall become...


The portion of the old channel of the Calumet River in the northwest quarter of section thirty, township thirty-seven north, range fifteen east, of the third principal meridian,...


The portion of the old channel of the Calumet River in sections eighteen and nineteen, township thirty-seven north, range fifteen east, of the third principal meridian, in...


The portion of the Calumet River, in the city of Chicago, county of Cook, State of Illinois, lying between the intersections of this river with the two lines described below, is...


All of that portion of the West Fork of the South Branch of the Chicago River in the county of Cook and State of Illinois, extending west from the west line of the collateral...


That portion of the West Fork of the South Branch of the Chicago River in Cook County, Illinois, lying between the west line (produced north) of the Collateral Channel of the...


The portion of the west arm of the South Fork of the South Branch of the Chicago River, as established by the ordinance of the city of Chicago on July 17, 1911, in the...


After the channel of the Crum River where the same empties into the Delaware River has been changed, diverted, and straightened under the authority given to Alba B. Johnson and...


Cuivre River, in the counties of Lincoln and Saint Charles, in the State of Missouri, being the dividing line, is declared not to be a navigable stream, and shall be so treated by...


All of that portion of the East River, in the county of Brown, State of Wisconsin, extending from Baird Street, in the city of Green Bay, east and south is declared to be...


Grand River in the State of Missouri above the city of Brunswick, in the county of Chariton in said State, is declared to be not a navigable stream and shall be so treated by...


So much of the Iowa River within the State of Iowa, as lies north of the town of Wapello, and so much of the said river within the State of Iowa, as lies between the town of...


Lake George, in Yazoo County, in the State of Mississippi, is declared to be not a navigable water of the United States within the meaning of the laws enacted by the Congress for...


Little River, from Big Lake in Mississippi County to Marked Tree in Poinsett County, Arkansas, is declared to be not a navigable waterway of the United States within the meaning...


Mill Slough, a tidal tributary of Coos Bay, lying within the limits of the city of Marshfield, State of Oregon, is declared to be not a navigable waterway of the United States,...


The branch of the Mississippi River flowing between Grand Island and the mainland opposite the city of La Crosse, State of Wisconsin, and known as the West Channel, is...


Mosquito Creek, in Colleton County, South Carolina, is declared to be a nonnavigable stream within the meaning of the Constitution and laws of the United States. ...


Nodaway River, in the counties of Andrew, Holt, and Nodaway, in the State of Missouri, is declared to be not a navigable water of the United States within the meaning of the...


Upon the conveyance to the United States, free of cost, title to the land occupied by what is known as the ''Kyle and Young Canal'' and the ''Morrison Landing extension'' of the...


All of that portion of Ollala Slough in Lincoln County, Oregon, above a point where a line that is one hundred and twenty rods south and running east and west and parallel with...


One Hundred and Two River south of the north boundary line of Andrew County, Missouri, as now located, is declared to be not a navigable water of the United States within the...


The Osage River in the State of Missouri above the point where the south line of sections 15 and 16 in township 40 north, of range 22 west, of the fifth principal meridian, and in...


The Platte River in the State of Missouri is declared to be a nonnavigable stream within the meaning of the Constitution and laws of the United States, and jurisdiction over...


Saint Marys River, Ohio and Indiana, is declared to be a nonnavigable stream within the meaning of the Constitution and laws of the United States. ...


So much of the west fork of Sturgeon Bay within the county of Mercer and State of Illinois as lies west of the line between the east half and the west half of the east half of...


Swan Creek, a stream lying within the limits of the city of Toledo, State of Ohio, is declared to be not a navigable waterway of the United States within the meaning of the...


Tchula Lake, in Holmes County, in the State of Mississippi, is declared to be a nonnavigable stream within the meaning of the Constitution and laws of the United States. ...


Eagle Lake, which lies partly within the limits of the State of Mississippi, in Warren County, and partly within the limits of the State of Louisiana, in Madison Parish, is...


That portion of the Noxubee River in Noxubee County, in the State of Mississippi is declared to be a nonnavigable stream within the meaning of the Constitution and laws of the...


Bayou Saint John, in the city of New Orleans, Louisiana, is declared to be not a navigable water of the United States within the meaning of the laws enacted by Congress for...


Turtle Bay and Turtle Bayou, in Chambers County, in the State of Texas, are declared to be nonnavigable waterways within the meaning of the Constitution and laws of the United...


Scajaquada Creek, Erie County, New York, is declared to be nonnavigable east of a line one hundred and thirty feet west of the west line of Niagara Street, city of Buffalo, county...


The Park River, a minor tributary of the Connecticut River, located in Hartford County, Connecticut, is declared to be a nonnavigable waterway within the meaning of the...


The Benton Harbor Canal at and above the west line of Ninth Street, in the city of Benton Harbor and State of Michigan, is declared to be not a navigable water of the United...


The Benton Harbor Canal, from the west line of Ninth Street extended northerly to the west line of Riverview Drive extended northerly in the city of Benton Harbor and State...


That portion of Burr Creek in the city of Bridgeport, Connecticut, lying north of a line across the creek beginning at the point of intersection of the south side of Yacht Street ...


Bayou Savage, also styled Bayou Chantilly, in the city of New Orleans, Louisiana, is declared to be a nonnavigable waterway within the meaning of the Constitution and laws of...


The portion of the tidewaters in the waterway in which is located Fort Point Channel and South Bay in the city of Boston, Massachusetts, lying above the easterly side of the...


Pike Creek, in the State of Wisconsin, above the easterly side of the highway bridge at Sixth Avenue in the city of Kenosha is declared to be a nonnavigable stream within the...


The portion of the waterway in the city of New Bedford and the towns of Fairhaven and Acushnet lying north of the Coggeshall Street Bridge (north 41 degrees 31 minutes 00 seconds),...


The portion of the waterway in which is located the West River in the town of West Haven, Connecticut, and the city of New Haven, Connecticut, lying northerly of a line...


(a) Portion declared nonnavigable That portion of Back Cove at Portland, Maine, lying southerly of a line across the twelve-foot Federal project channel in Back Cove ...


Bayou Terrebonne west of Barrow Street and Bayou LeCarpe west of the Intracoastal Waterway in the city of Houma, State of Louisiana, are declared to be not navigable waters of...


That portion of the East River, in New York County, State of New York, lying between the south line of East Seventeenth Street, extended eastwardly, the United States pierhead line...


Those portions of the East and Hudson Rivers in New York County, State of New York, lying shoreward of a line within the United States Pierhead Line as it exists on August 13,...


If the Secretary of the Army, acting through the Chief of Engineers, finds that the proposed project to be erected at the location to be declared non-navigable under this section...


(a) Description of nonnavigable area Subject to subsections (b) and (c) of this section, the area of Long Island City, Queens County, New York, that - (1) is not submerged; ...


The old channel of the River Raisin in Monroe County, Michigan, lying between the Monroe Harbor range front light and Raisin Point, its entrance into Lake Erie, is declared to be...


Bayou Lafourche, in the State of Louisiana, between Canal Boulevard, city of Thibodaux, Parish of Lafourche, State of Louisiana, and the head of the bayou at its junction with the ...


Bayou Lafourche, in the State of Louisiana, between Canal Boulevard, city of Thibodaux, parish of Lafourche and the Southern Pacific Railroad bridge crossing the bayou, city...


That portion of Boston Inner Harbor and Fort Point Channel in Suffolk County, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, lying within the following described area is hereby declared to be not...


Steele Bayou, in Warren, Issaquena, Sharkey, and Washington Counties, Mississippi, Washington Bayou, in Issaquena and Washington Counties, Mississippi, and Lake Washington, in ...


That portion of the Northern Embarcadero area, beginning at the intersection of the northwesterly line of Bryant Street with the southwesterly line of Spear Street, which...


That portion of the Northwest Branch of the Patapsco River located generally south of Pratt Street, east of Light Street, north of Key Highway, in the city of Baltimore, State...


That portion of the Delaware River in Philadelphia County, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, lying between all that certain lot or piece of ground situate in the second and fifth wards...


(a) Area to be declared non-navigable; public interest Unless the Secretary finds, after consultation with local and regional public officials (including local and regional public ...


(a) If the Secretary of the Army acting through the Chief of Engineers, finds that the proposed project in Salisbury, Maryland, to be undertaken at the locations to be...


The prohibitions and provisions for review and approval concerning wharves and piers in waters of the United States as set forth in sections 403 and 565 of this title shall not...


For the purposes of section 403 of this title the following bodies of water are declared nonnavigable: Lake Oswego, Oregon; Lake Coeur d'Alene, Idaho; and Lake George, New York. ...


(a) If the Secretary of the Army, acting through the Chief of Engineers, finds that the proposed project to be erected at the location to be declared nonnavigable under this...


That portion of the Hudson River in the New York Bay consisting of - (1) all that piece or parcel of land, containing 120.54 acres, situate, lying and being in the city...


(a) If the Secretary of the Army, acting through the Chief of Engineers finds that the proposed project to be erected at the location to be declared nonnavigable under this section...


The Kenduskeag Stream, a minor tributary of the Penobscot River, located in Penobscot County, in the State of Maine, be, and the same is hereby, declared to be a nonnavigable...


That portion of the Erie Basin in the Buffalo Harbor lying within the following described area is hereby declared to be not a navigable water of the United States within the...


The portion of the Union Canal, also known as the Union Ship Canal, an appendage of the Buffalo Outer Harbor, located in the City of Buffalo, State of New York, is declared to be a ...


Those portions of the Trent River in the city of New Bern, county of Craven, State of North Carolina, bounded and described in Committee Print 95-56 of the Committee on Public...


For the purposes of section 401 of this title, the portion of the Green River in the State of Washington lying upstream from that State Highway 516 bridge which is in existence...


The portion of the Burnham Canal, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, which is underneath and west of a point one hundred feet east of South Eleventh Street is declared to be not a...


The body of water known as Lawyer's Ditch located at block 5,000 in the city of Newark, county of Essex, New Jersey, is declared to be a nonnavigable waterway of the United...


(a) Description That portion of the waterway in which is located Dark Head Creek in the community of Middle River, Baltimore County, Maryland, lying northwest of a line...


The two portions of Norton Basin and Jamaica Bay, New York, that are particularly described in Committee Print 99-58 of the Committee on Public Works and Transportation of the...


(a) Waters declared nonnavigable The waters described in subsection (b) of this section are declared to be nonnavigable waters of the United States for purposes of the...


(a) Area to be declared non-navigable; public interest Unless the Secretary finds, after consultation with local and regional public officials (including local and regional public ...


The three bodies of water located at block 4004, lots 1 and 2, and block 4003, lot 1, in the Borough of Ridgefield, County of Bergen, New Jersey, which have their mouths at...


The portion of the Wisconsin River above the hydroelectric dam at Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin, is hereby declared to be a nonnavigable waterway of the United States for purposes...


(a) Area to be declared nonnavigable; public interest Unless the Secretary finds, after consultation with local and regional public officials (including local and regional public ...


(a) Area to be declared nonnavigable; public interest Unless the Secretary finds, after consultation with local and regional public officials (including local and regional public ...


(a) Declaration of nonnavigability Subject to subsections (c), (d), and (e) of this section, the area described in subsection (b) of this section is declared to be ...


(a) to (c) Omitted (d) Area to be declared nonnavigable; public interest Unless the Secretary of the Army finds, after consultation with local and regional public...


For purposes of bridge administration, the Sacramento River Barge Canal, which connects the Sacramento Deep Water Ship Channel with the Sacramento River in West Sacramento,...


All waters within such portion of the project are declared to be nonnavigable waters of the United States solely for the purposes of the General Bridge Act of 1946 (33 U.S.C. 525...


(a) Descriptions of nonnavigable areas Subject to the provisions of subsections (b), (c), and (d) of this section, those portions of Pelican Island, Texas, which are not...


(a) Area to be declared nonnavigable; public interest Unless the Secretary finds, after consultation with local and regional public officials (including local and regional public ...


(a) In general The Secretary of the Army is authorized to convey to the City (FOOTNOTE 1) of Galveston, Texas, fee simple absolute title to all or any part of a parcel of...


(a) Canal declared nonnavigable The portion of the canal known as the James River and Kanawha Canal in Richmond, Virginia, located between the Great Ship Lock on the east and...


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(a) Establishment and purpose The Secretary of the department in which the Coast Guard is operating shall establish appropriate identifiable demarcation lines dividing the...


The Commandant of the Coast Guard shall prepare regulations limiting the length of hawsers between towing vessels and seagoing barges in tow and the length of such tows within any...


The master of the towing vessel shall be liable to the suspension or revocation of his license for any willful violation of regulations issued pursuant to section 152 of this title...


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The President is authorized to employ so many of the public armed vessels as in his judgment the service may require, with suitable instructions to the commanders thereof,...


The President is authorized to instruct the commanders of the public armed vessels of the United States to subdue, seize, take, and send into any port of the United States, any...


The commander and crew of any merchant vessel of the United States, owned wholly, or in part, by a citizen thereof, may oppose and defend against any aggression, search,...


Whenever any vessel, which shall have been built, purchased, fitted out in whole or in part, or held for the purpose of being employed in the commission of any piratical...


Any vessel built, purchased, fitted out in whole or in part, or held for the purpose of being employed in the commission of any piratical aggression, search, restraint,...


The President is authorized to instruct the commanders of the public-armed vessels of the United States, and to authorize the commanders of any other armed vessels sailing under...


The collectors of the several ports of entry, the surveyors of the several ports of delivery, and the marshals of the several judicial districts within the United States, shall...


Whenever a complaint shall be made against any master, officer, or seaman of any vessel belonging, in whole or in part, to any citizen of the United States, of the commission of...


At the summary trial of offenses against the laws for the protection of persons or property engaged in commerce or navigation, it shall not be necessary that the accused shall have ...


It shall be lawful for the court to allow the United States attorney to amend his statement of complaint at any stage of the proceedings, before verdict, if, in the opinion of...


At the trial in summary cases, if by jury, the United States and the accused shall each be entitled to three peremptory challenges. Challenges for cause, in such cases, shall be...


It shall not be lawful for the court to sentence any person convicted in such trial to any greater punishment than imprisonment in jail for one year, or to a fine exceeding $500,...


All the penalties and forfeitures which may be incurred for offenses against title 48 of the Revised Statutes may be sued for, prosecuted, and recovered in such court, and be...


It shall not be lawful to construct or commence the construction of any bridge, causeway, dam, or dike over or in any port, roadstead, haven, harbor, canal, navigable river, or...


The provisions of section 401 of this title are made applicable alike to the completed and uncompleted portions of the Illinois and Mississippi Canal. Whenever the Secretary of...


The creation of any obstruction not affirmatively authorized by Congress, to the navigable capacity of any of the waters of the United States is prohibited; and it shall not be...


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Whenever the Secretary considers a permit application for a dock or a boat launching facility under section 403 of this title, the Secretary shall consider the needs of such...


Where it is made manifest to the Secretary of the Army that the establishment of harbor lines is essential to the preservation and protection of harbors he may, and is, authorized...


The provisions of section 404 of this title are made applicable to the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers, and after July 25, 1912, harbor lines in the District of Columbia, or elsewhere...


Every person and every corporation that shall violate any of the provisions of sections 401, 403, and 404 of this title or any rule or regulation made by the Secretary of the Army...


It shall not be lawful to throw, discharge, or deposit, or cause, suffer, or procure to be thrown, discharged, or deposited either from or out of any ship, barge, or other...


In places where harbor-lines have not been established, and where deposits of debris of mines or stamp works can be made without injury to navigation, within lines to be...


It shall not be lawful for any person or persons to take possession of or make use of for any purpose, or build upon, alter, deface, destroy, move, injure, obstruct by...


It shall not be lawful to tie up or anchor vessels or other craft in navigable channels in such a manner as to prevent or obstruct the passage of other vessels or craft; or to...


The prohibition contained in section 409 of this title against floating loose timber and logs, or sack rafts, so called, of timber and logs in streams or channels actually...


Every person and every corporation that shall violate, or that shall knowingly aid, abet, authorize, or instigate a violation of the provisions of sections 407, 408, 409, 414, and...


Any and every master, pilot, and engineer, or person or persons acting in such capacity, respectively, on board of any boat or vessel who shall knowingly engage in towing any...


The Department of Justice shall conduct the legal proceedings necessary to enforce the provisions of sections 401, 403, 404, 406, 407, 408, 409, 411, and 412 of this title; and...


(a) Whenever the navigation of any river, lake, harbor, sound, bay, canal, or other navigable waters of the United States shall be obstructed or endangered by any sunken vessel,...


(a) Removal authority Under emergency, in the case of any vessel, boat, water craft, or raft, or other similar obstruction, sinking of grounding, or being unnecessarily delayed...


Such sum of money as may be necessary to execute sections 414 and 415 of this title is hereby appropriated out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to be paid...


Expenses incurred by the Engineer Department of the Department of the Army in all investigations, inspections, hearings, reports, service of notice, or other action incidental...


Nothing contained in sections 401, 403, 404, 406, 407, 408, 409, 411 to 416, and 502 of this title shall be construed as repealing, modifying, or in any manner affecting...


The Secretary of the Army is authorized and empowered to prescribe regulations to govern the transportation and dumping into any navigable water, or waters adjacent thereto,...


The Secretary of the Army, acting through the Chief of Engineers, shall utilize and encourage the utilization of such management practices as he determines appropriate to extend...


The owners of sawmills on the Mississippi River and the Saint Croix River in the States of Wisconsin and Minnesota are authorized and empowered under the direction of the Secretary...


It shall not be lawful to throw, discharge, dump, or deposit, or cause, suffer, or procure, to be thrown, discharged, dumped, or deposited, any refuse matter of any kind...


The Secretary of the Army is authorized, in his discretion, to modify and extend harbor lines in front of the city of Chicago in such manner as to permit park extension work which...


The Secretary of the Army is authorized to fix and establish pierhead and bulkhead lines, either or both, in the inner harbor of San Pedro, otherwise known as Wilmington...


The Secretary of the Army is authorized and directed to fix and establish pierhead and bulkhead lines, either or both, at Newport Harbor, California, in accordance with plan...


The Secretary of the Army is authorized to modify from time to time, the harbor lines at Newport Harbor, California, established in pursuance of section 424 of this title:...


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The Chief of Engineers of the United States Army, under the direction of the Secretary of the Army, is authorized and directed to cause investigations and studies to be made...


There shall be established under the Chief of Engineers, United States Army, a Coastal Engineering Research Center which, except as hereinafter provided in section 426-3 of...


The functions of the Coastal Engineering Research Center established by section 426-1 of this title, shall be conducted with the guidance and advice of a Board on Coastal...


All functions of the Beach Erosion Board pertaining to review of reports of investigations made concerning erosion of the shores of coastal and lake waters, and the protection of...


In addition to participating in cooperative investigations and studies with agencies of the various States as authorized in section 426 of this title, it shall be the duty of...


All provisions of existing law relating to examinations and surveys and to works of improvement of rivers and harbors shall apply, insofar as practicable, to examinations and...


The Coastal Engineering Research Center, in making its report on any cooperative investigation and studies under the provisions of section 426 of this title, relating to...


Any expenses incident and necessary in the undertaking of the general investigations authorized by sections 426a to 426d of this title may be paid from funds appropriated prior to...


(a) Declaration of policy With the purpose of preventing damage to the shores and beaches of the United States, its Territories and possessions and promoting and encouraging...


(a) In general The Secretary is authorized to reimburse non-Federal interests for work done by them, after initiation of the survey studies which form the basis for the project...


The Secretary is authorized to undertake construction of small shore and beach restoration and protection projects not specifically authorized by Congress, which otherwise...


The Secretary may - (1) cooperate with any State in the preparation of a comprehensive State or regional plan for the conservation of coastal resources located within...


(a) Establishment of erosion control program The Secretary shall establish and conduct a national shoreline erosion control development and demonstration program for a period of...


In sections 426e to 426h-1 of this title, the following definitions apply: (1) Erosion control program The term ''erosion control program'' means the national ...


(a) In general The Secretary of the Army is authorized to investigate, study, plan, and implement structural and nonstructural measures for the prevention or mitigation of...


(a) Authority Non-Federal interests are authorized to undertake shoreline protection projects on the coastline of the United States, subject to obtaining any permits...


(1) Establishment of data bank Not later than 2 years after August 17, 1999, the Secretary shall establish a national coastal data bank containing data on the geophysical...


The Secretary of the Army, acting through the Chief of Engineers, is authorized upon request of the State, to place on the beaches of such State beach-quality sand which has...


(a) Authorization of Secretary of the Army; purpose; amounts of increase; incremental accomplishment; effects on Illinois Waterway; responsibilities for...


(a) Plan for shoreline protection and beach erosion control; report to Congress The Secretary of the Army, acting through the Chief of Engineers, is directed to develop a...


(a) Congressional findings The Congress finds that drift and debris on or in publicly maintained commercial boat harbors and the land and water areas immediately adjacent...


(a) Upon request of the Governor of a State, or the appropriate official of local government, the Secretary is authorized to provide designs, plans, and specifications, and...


In planning and implementing any navigation project (including maintenance thereof) on the Great Lakes and adjacent waters, the Secretary shall consult and cooperate with...


(a) Definition of Great Lake In this section, the term ''Great Lake'' means Lake Superior, Lake Michigan, Lake Huron (including Lake St. Clair), Lake Erie, and Lake...


(a) Technical and other assistance The Secretary of the Army may - (1) provide emergency assistance to prevent or reduce damage attributable to high water levels in...


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The placing, discharging, or depositing, by any process or in any manner, of refuse, dirt, ashes, cinders, mud, sand, dredgings, sludge, acid, or any other matter of any kind,...


Any and every master and engineer, or person or persons acting in such capacity, respectively, on board of any boat or vessel, who shall knowingly engage in towing any scow, boat,...


In all cases of receiving on board of any scows or boats such forbidden matter or substance as described in section 441 of this title, the owner or master, or person acting in...


Any deviation from such dumping or discharging place specified in such permit shall be a misdemeanor, and the owner and master, or person acting in the capacity of master, of...


Every scow or boat engaged in the transportation of dredgings, earth, sand, mud, cellar dirt, garbage, or other offensive material of any description shall have its name or number...


Each supervisor of a harbor is authorized and directed to appoint inspectors and deputy inspectors, and for the purposes of enforcing this subchapter and the Act of August 18,...


Every person who, directly or indirectly, gives any sum of money or other bribe, present, or reward, or makes any offer of the same to any inspector, deputy inspector, or...


Every permit issued in accordance with the provisions of sections 443 to 448 of this title, which may not be taken up by an inspector or deputy inspector, shall be returned...


All mud, dirt, sand, dredgings, and material of every kind and description whatever taken, dredged, or excavated from any slip, basin, or shoal in any harbor subject to...


Any boat or vessel used or employed in violating any provision of this subchapter, shall be liable to the pecuniary penalties imposed thereby, and may be proceeded against,...


An officer of the Corps of Engineers shall, for each harbor subject to this subchapter, be designated by the Secretary of the Army as supervisor of the harbor, to act under...


The following harbors shall be subject to this subchapter: (1) The harbor of New York. (2) The harbor of Hampton Roads. (3) The harbor of Baltimore. ...


For the purposes of this subchapter - (1) The term ''harbor of New York'' means the tidal waters of the harbor of New York, its adjacent and tributary waters, and those of ...


It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to engage in fishing or dredging for shellfish in any of the channels leading to and from the harbor of New York, or to interfere in...


The Secretary of the Army is authorized to make such rules and regulations for the navigation of Ambrose Channel as he may deem necessary or expedient to insure its safe use in...


The consent of Congress is given to the city of New York, in the State of New York, to obstruct navigation of any river or other waterway which does not form a connecting link...


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Subject to the provisions of section 403 of this title authority is granted to dredge, without cost to the United States, in the navigable waters of the United States included...


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(a) Jurisdiction of actions by States The United States district courts shall have original jurisdiction (concurrent with that of the Supreme Court of the United States,...


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In this subchapter, the following definitions apply: (1) Board The term ''Board'' means a National Dam Safety Review Board established under section 467f(h) of...


(a) In general As soon as practicable, the Secretary of the Army, acting through the Chief of Engineers, shall carry out a national program of inspection of dams for the...


As soon as practicable after inspection of a dam, the Secretary shall notify the Governor of the State in which such dam is located the results of such investigation. In any case...


For the purpose of determining whether a dam (including the waters impounded by such dam) constitutes a danger to human life or property, the Secretary shall take into...


The Secretary of the Army, acting through the Chief of Engineers, may maintain and periodically publish updated information on the inventory of dams in the United States. ...


(a) Establishment There is established an Interagency Committee on Dam Safety - (1) comprised of a representative of each of the Department of Agriculture, the Department...


(a) In general The Director, in consultation with ICODS and State dam safety agencies, and the Board shall establish and maintain, in accordance with this section, a...


(a) In general The Director, in cooperation with ICODS, shall carry out a program of technical and archival research to develop - (1) improved techniques,...


(a) Report on dam insurance Not later than 180 days after October 12, 1996, the Director shall report to Congress on the availability of dam insurance and make...


Nothing in this subchapter and no action or failure to act under this subchapter shall - (1) create any liability in the United States or its officers or employees for...


(a) National dam safety program (1) Annual amounts There are authorized to be appropriated to FEMA to carry out sections 467e, 467f, and 467h of this title (in addition...


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(a) After November 17, 1986, costs incurred in the modification by the Secretary of dams and related facilities constructed or operated by the Secretary, the cause of which...


The Secretary of Transportation is authorized, empowered, and directed to define and establish anchorage grounds for vessels in all harbors, rivers, bays, and other navigable...


The Commandant of the Coast Guard shall provide, establish, and maintain, out of the annual appropriations for the Coast Guard, buoys or other suitable marks for marking...


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The Commandant of the Coast Guard is authorized and directed to adopt and prescribe suitable rules and regulations governing the movements and anchorage of vessels and rafts in...


For the proper control, protection, and defense of the naval station, harbor, and entrance channel at Pearl Harbor, Territory of Hawaii, the Secretary of the Navy is...


(a) The Congress finds that - (1) the navigable waters of Puget Sound in the State of Washington, and the natural resources therein, are a fragile and important...


When, after March 23, 1906, authority is granted by Congress to any persons to construct and maintain a bridge across or over any of the navigable waters of the United States,...


Any bridge built in accordance with the provisions of sections 491 to 498 of this title, shall be a lawful structure and shall be recognized and known as a post route, upon which...


All railroad companies desiring the use of any railroad bridge built in accordance with the provisions of sections 491 to 498 of this title, shall be entitled to equal rights...


No bridge erected or maintained under the provisions of sections 491 to 498 of this title, shall at any time unreasonably obstruct the free navigation of the waters over which it...


(a) Criminal penalties for violation; misdemeanor; fine; new offenses; jurisdiction: suits for recovery of removal expenses, enforcement of removal,...


Whenever Congress shall after March 23, 1906, by law authorize the construction of any bridge over or across any of the navigable waters of the United States, and no time for...


The word ''persons'' as used in sections 491 to 498 of this title, shall be construed to import both the singular and the plural, as the case demands, and shall...


The right to alter, amend, or repeal sections 491 to 498 of this title, is expressly reserved as to any and all bridges which may be built in accordance with the provisions of...


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(a) Criminal penalties for violations; enforcement; rules and regulations It shall be the duty of all persons owning, operating, and tending the drawbridges built prior...


Whenever complaint shall be made to the Secretary of the Army that by reason of the placing in any navigable waters of the United States of any bridge pier or abutment, the current...


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(a) Criminal penalties for violation; alteration or removal requirements; notice and hearing; specification of changes; time for compliance; notice to United States attorney; ...


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Tolls for passage or transit over any bridge constructed under the authority of the Act of March 23, 1906 (34 Stat. 84; 33 U.S.C. 491-498), commonly known as the ''Bridge Act...


When used in this subchapter, unless the context indicates otherwise - The term ''alteration'' includes changes of any kind, reconstruction, or removal in whole or in part. ...


No bridge shall at any time unreasonably obstruct the free navigation of any navigable waters of the United States. ...


Whenever any bridge shall, in the opinion of the Secretary, at any time unreasonably obstruct such navigation, it shall be the duty of the Secretary, after notice to...


After the service of an order under this subchapter, it shall be the duty of the bridge owner to prepare and submit to the Secretary of Transportation, within a reasonable time...


After approval of such general plans and specifications by the Secretary, and after notification of such approval, the bridge owner shall, in such manner and within such times as...


At the time the Secretary shall authorize the bridge owner to proceed with the project, as provided in section 515 of this title, and after an opportunity to the bridge owner to...


Following service of the order requiring alteration of the bridge, the Secretary of Transportation may make partial payments as the work progresses to the extent that funds have...


There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this subchapter. ...


Any bridge owner who shall willfully fail or refuse to comply with any lawful order of the Secretary, made in accordance with the provisions of this subchapter, shall be deemed...


Any order made or issued under section 516 of this title may be reviewed by the court of appeals for any judicial circuit in which the bridge in question is wholly or partly...


The Secretary is authorized to prescribe such rules and regulations, and to make and issue such orders, as may be necessary or appropriate for carrying out the provisions of...


(a) Obstructing navigation; criminal penalties The first sentence of section 494 of this title, and section 502 of this title, shall be inapplicable with respect to any bridge to ...


If the owner of any bridge and the Secretary shall agree that in order to remove an obstruction to navigation, or for any other purpose, a relocation of such bridge or...


In the administration of this Act, hearings and other procedures shall be exempted from the provisions of subchapter II of chapter 5, and chapter 7, of title 5, except as to...


(a) Consent of Congress The consent of Congress is granted for the construction, maintenance, and operation of bridges and approaches thereto over the navigable waters of...


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After the completion of any interstate toll bridge constructed by an individual, firm, or corporation, as determined by the Secretary of Transportation, either of the States in...


Within ninety days after the completion of a privately owned interstate toll bridge, the owner shall file with the Secretary of Transportation and with the highway departments of...


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The provisions of this subchapter shall apply only to bridges over navigable waters of the United States, the construction of which is approved after August 2, 1946, under...


This subchapter shall not be construed to authorize the construction of any bridge which will connect the United States, or any Territory or possession of the United States, with...


There are conferred upon any individual, his heirs, legal representatives, or assigns, any firm or corporation, its successors or assigns, or any State, political subdivision, or ...


(a) Criminal penalties for violation Any person who willfully fails or refuses to comply with any lawful order of the Secretary of Transportation or the Chief of Engineers...


The Secretary of the Army is authorized to transfer or convey to State authorities or political subdivisions thereof all right, title, and interest of the United States, in and to...


The consent of Congress is hereby granted to the construction, maintenance, and operation of any bridge and approaches thereto, which will connect the United States with any...


The consent of Congress is hereby granted for a State or a subdivision or instrumentality thereof to enter into agreements - (1) with the Government of Canada, a...


No bridge may be constructed, maintained, and operated as provided in section 535 of this title unless the President has given his approval thereto. In the course of...


The approval of the Secretary of Transportation, as required by section 491 of this title, shall be given only subsequent to the President's approval, as provided for in section...


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(a) Sale, assignment, or transfer; Secretary of Transportation's approval Nothing in this subchapter shall be deemed to prevent the individual, corporation, or other entity...


This subchapter shall apply to all international bridges constructed under the authority of this subchapter. Section 535a of this title and section 129(a)(3) of title 23, shall...


Nothing in this subchapter shall be construed to affect, impair, or diminish any right, power, or jurisdiction of the United States over or in regard to any navigable water or...


The Secretary of Transportation shall make a report of all approvals granted by him during the fiscal year pursuant to section 535c of this title in each annual report of...


The right to alter, amend, or repeal this subchapter is expressly reserved. ...


Federal investigations and improvements of rivers, harbors, and other waterways shall be under the jurisdiction of and shall be prosecuted by the Department of the Army under...


Appropriations in this title (FOOTNOTE 1) or appropriations made in this title (FOOTNOTE 1) in subsequent Energy and Water Development Appropriations Acts shall on and after...


There shall be organized in the office of the Chief of Engineers, United States Army, by detail from time to time from the Corps of Engineers, a board of seven engineer officers,...


All reports on examinations and surveys authorized by law shall be reviewed by the Board of Engineers for Rivers and Harbors as provided for in section 541 of this title, and...


The Chief of Engineers may, with the approval of the Secretary of the Army, employ such civil engineers, not exceeding five in number, for the purpose of executing the surveys...


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The Chief of Engineers may authorize the employment of physicians under agreement, to make such physical examinations of employees or prospective employees as he may...


The Secretary of the Army, acting through the Chief of Engineers, is directed to make a maximum effort to assure the full participation of members of minority groups, living in...


In all cases where preliminary examinations and surveys are authorized a preliminary examination of the river, harbor, or other proposed improvement mentioned shall first be made...


For preliminary examinations and surveys authorized in previous river and harbor and flood-control Acts, the Secretary of the Army is directed to cause investigations and reports...


The surveys of navigable streams shall include such stream-flow measurements and other investigations of the watersheds as may be necessary for preparation of plans of improvement...


Every report submitted to Congress in pursuance of any provision of law for preliminary examination and survey looking to the improvement of the entrance at the mouth of any river...


Every report submitted to Congress in pursuance of any provision of law for a survey, in addition to other information which the Congress has directed shall be given, shall contain...


In the case of any authorized navigation project which has been partially constructed, or is to be constructed, which is located in one or more States, and which serves...


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The Chief of Engineers, United States Army, shall indicate in his annual reports the character of the terminal and transfer facilities existing on every harbor or waterway...


It is declared to be the policy of the Congress that water terminals are essential at all cities and towns located upon harbors or navigable waterways and that at least one public ...


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In the collection of statistics relating to traffic, the Corps of Engineers is directed to adopt a uniform system of classification for freight, and upon rivers or inland waterways...


Owners, agents, masters, and clerks of vessels arriving at or departing from localities where works of river and harbor improvement are carried on shall furnish, on application...


Owners, agents, masters, and clerks of vessels and other craft plying upon the navigable waters of the United States, and all individuals and corporations engaged in...


(a) Disclosure to States The Secretary shall disclose petroleum product information to any State taxing agency making a request under subsection (b) of this section....


The Secretary of the Army shall cause the manuscript of the annual report of the Chief of Engineers and subordinate engineers, relating to the improvement of rivers and harbors,...


The printing of matter relating to river and harbor works, including all reports, compilations, regulations, and so forth, whose preparation is allowable under Department of the...


The Chief of Engineers is authorized to publish information pamphlets, maps, brochures, and other material on river and harbor, flood control, and other civil works...


The Chief of Engineers is authorized to provide for the sale of any of the material prepared under authority of section 557a of this title; and of publications, charts, or...


When any property which has been heretofore or may be hereafter purchased or acquired for the improvement of rivers and harbors is no longer needed, or is no longer serviceable and...


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In any case in which it may be necessary or advisable in the execution of an authorized work of river and harbor improvement to exchange land or other property of the Government...


Section 558b of this title is made applicable to authorized works of flood control. ...


The Secretary of the Army is authorized and empowered, under such terms and conditions as are deemed advisable by him, to grant easements for rights-of-way for public roads...


Amounts paid after August 8, 1917, by private parties or other agencies for rental of plant owned by the Government in connection with the prosecution of river and harbor works...


The Secretary of the Army is authorized to receive from private parties such funds as may be contributed by them to be expended in connection with funds appropriated by the...


Whenever local interests shall offer to advance funds for the prosecution of a work of river and harbor improvement duly adopted and authorized by law the Secretary of the Army...


When the authorization of a project of river and harbor improvement requires that local interests shall contribute a specific sum of money toward its cost, the Secretary of the...


In the preparation of projects under this and subsequent river and harbor acts and after the project becomes operational, unless otherwise expressed, the channel depths referred...


The Chief of Engineers, under the direction of the Secretary of the Army, is hereby authorized to maintain authorized river and harbor projects in excess of authorized project...


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Any person or persons, corporations, municipal or private, who desire to improve any navigable river, or any part thereof, at their or its own expense and risk may do so upon...


Authority is given to the State of New Jersey, or, through it, to any commission, individual, corporation, or municipality, singly or collectively, designated by the legislature...


Congress consents that the States of Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota, or any two of them, may enter into any agreement or agreements with each other to aid in...


The consent of the Congress of the United States is given to the States of Maine, New York, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Pennsylvania,...


The consent of Congress is given to the States of Maryland and West Virginia and the Commonwealths of Virginia and Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia to enter into the...


The consent of Congress is hereby given to the States of Maryland and West Virginia and the Commonwealths of Virginia and Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia to adopt the ...


No project shall be considered by any committee of Congress with a view to its adoption, except with a view to a survey, if five years have elapsed since a report upon a survey...


Funds heretofore or hereafter appropriated for rivers and harbors to be expended under the supervision of the Secretary of the Army shall be available for expenditure in the...


The Chief of Engineers is authorized to procure the temporary or intermittent services of experts or consultants or organizations thereof in connection with civil functions of...


Contracts for architect and engineering services, and surveying and mapping services, shall be awarded by the Chief of Engineers in accordance with title IX of the Federal...


The United States Army Chief of Engineers may accept the services of volunteers and provide for their incidental expenses to carry out any activity of the Army Corps of...


(a) Promotion of safety program (1) Procurement of promotional materials The Secretary is authorized to procure materials that, in the judgment of the Secretary,...


To the maximum extent practicable, the Secretary shall make use of private sector resources in carrying out surveying and mapping activities in the Civil Works Program of the Corps...


If the Secretary determines that a person has been convicted of intentionally affixing a label bearing a ''Made in America'' inscription to any product sold in or shipped to...


Any amounts collected from defaulting contractors or their sureties under contracts entered into in connection with river and harbor or flood-control work prosecuted by the...


Any amounts collected from any person, persons, or corporations as a reimbursement for lost, stolen, or damaged property, purchased in connection with river and harbor...


On and after July 30, 1948, direct allotments from appropriations for the maintenance and improvement of existing river and harbor works, or from other available appropriations,...


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On and after July 31, 1947, no appropriation under the Corps of Engineers shall be available for any expenses incident to operating any power-driven boat or vessel on other...


There is established a revolving fund, to be available without fiscal year limitation, for expenses necessary for the maintenance and operation of the plant and equipment of the...


On and after March 4, 1933, the provisions of section 1343 of title 31 shall be construed as applying to the Corps of Engineers as to the purchase of...


Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary may lease space available in buildings for which funding for construction or purchase was provided from the revolving fund ...


(a) Allotment from appropriations for construction The Secretary of the Army is authorized to allot from any appropriations hereafter made for rivers and harbors not to exceed ...


The Chief of Engineers, for the purpose of determining Federal and non-Federal cost sharing, relating to proposed construction of small-boat navigation projects, shall...


The cost of operation and maintenance of the general navigation features of small boat harbor projects shall be borne by the United States. This section shall apply to any...


(a) Conveyance by Secretary of the Army Whenever the Secretary of the Army, upon the recommendation of the Chief of Engineers, determines that notwithstanding the provisions...


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(a) Funds to be obligated for construction to avoid deauthorization Any project authorized for construction by this Act shall not be authorized after the last day of the 5-year...


In their execution and inspection of river and harbor improvement work, at points beyond easy reach of ordinary regular transportation lines, Engineer officers are authorized to...


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When in the opinion of the Secretary of the Army the changes of a station of an officer of the Corps of Engineers is primarily in the interest of river and harbor improvement,...


Regular officers of the Corps of Engineers of the Army, and reserve officers of the Army who are assigned to the Corps of Engineers, who are employed primarily on duty connected...


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The Secretary of the Army may cause proceedings to be instituted, in the name of the United States, in any court having jurisdiction of such proceedings, for the acquirement...


Whenever any person, company, or corporation, municipal or private, shall undertake to secure any land or easement therein needed in connection with a work of river and...


Whenever any State, or any reclamation, flood control or drainage district, or other public agency created by any State, shall undertake to secure any land or easement therein,...


Whenever the Secretary of the Army, in pursuance of authority conferred on him by law, causes proceedings to be instituted in the name of the United States for the acquirement...


In all cases where private property shall be taken by the United States for the public use in connection with any improvement of rivers, harbors, canals, or waterways of the...


In all cases where real property shall be taken by the United States for the public use in connection with any improvement of rivers, harbors, canals, or waterways of the...


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Within six months after the date that Congress authorizes construction of a water resource development project under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Army, the Corps...


(a) Acquisition of land; condemnation expenses; bond Whenever any State, or any agency or instrumentality of a State or local government, or any nonprofit incorporated body...


It shall be the duty of the Secretary of the Army to prescribe such rules and regulations in respect to the use and administration of the reservoirs at the headwaters of...


Upon the termination of the contract entered into with the late James B. Eads for the maintenance of the channel through the South Pass of the Mississippi River, the Secretary of...


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The Secretary of the Army is authorized to allot not to exceed $1,000,000 from any appropriations made prior to or after March 2, 1945, for any one fiscal year for improvement...


For the purpose of removing snags, wrecks, and other obstructions in the Mississippi River, the Atchafalaya and Old Rivers from the junction with the Mississippi and Red Rivers...


For the purpose of securing the uninterrupted work of operating snag boats on the Upper Mississippi River, the Illinois River, from its mouth to Copperas Creek, and the...


For the purpose of securing the uninterrupted work of operating snag boats on the Ohio River and removing snags, wrecks, and other obstructions in said river, the Secretary of...


So much as may be necessary of any appropriations made for specific portions of New York Harbor and its immediate tributaries may be allotted by the Secretary of the Army for...


On and after July 3, 1930, direct allotments from appropriations for maintenance and improvement of existing river and harbor works or other available appropriation may be made by...


Whenever river and harbor improvements shall be found to operate (whether by lock and dam or otherwise), as obstructions to the passage of fish, the Secretary of the Army may, in...


In order to make possible the economical future development of water power, the Secretary of the Army, upon recommendation of the Chief of Engineers, is authorized, in his...


(a) In general There is hereby authorized a comprehensive program to provide for control and progressive eradication of noxious aquatic plant growths from the navigable...


Any public work on canals, rivers, and harbors adopted by Congress may be prosecuted by direct appropriations, by continuing contracts, or by both direct appropriations...


(a) Contracts for dredging and related work The Secretary of the Army, acting through the Chief of Engineers (hereinafter referred to as the ''Secretary''), in carrying out ...


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(a) Determinations respecting comparison of private contract price with estimation of cost of performance of work by Government plant or by well-equipped contractor ...


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Whenever the appropriations made, or authorized to be made, for the completion of any river and harbor work shall prove insufficient therefor, the Secretary of the Army may, in his ...


Where separate works or items are consolidated in River and Harbor Acts and an aggregate amount is appropriated therefor, any balances remaining to the credit of the separate works...


No money appropriated for the improvement of rivers and harbors shall be expended for dredging inside of harbor lines duly established. ...


Whenever it shall become, in the opinion of the Secretary of the Army, necessary or desirable to hire a dredging plant or plants for the performance of any of the public work...


No money authorized to be expended for the acquirement of any dredge or dredges shall be so expended for the purchase of any dredge or dredges from private contractors, which at...


The Secretary of the Army may direct a temporary transfer of any property employed in the improvement of rivers and harbors whenever, in his judgment, such transfer would...


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Whenever, during the construction or reconstruction of any navigation, flood control, or related water development project under the direction of the Secretary of the Army, the...


A commission is created to be called ''The Mississippi River Commission'', to consist of seven members. ...


The President of the United States shall, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, appoint seven commissioners, three of whom shall be selected from the Engineer Corps of...


Any officer of the Corps of Engineers who has served or shall serve four years as President of the Mississippi River Commission and who has been or shall subsequently be...


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The Secretary of the Army may detail from the Engineer Corps of the Army of the United States an officer to act as secretary of said commission. ...


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The headquarters and general offices of said commission shall be located at some city or town on the Mississippi River, to be designated by the Secretary of the Army, and the...


Detail of assistants; vessels; instruments - It shall be the duty of the Mississippi River Commission to direct and complete such surveys of the Mississippi River, between the Head...


The jurisdiction of the Mississippi River Commission is extended so as to include that part of the Arkansas River between its mouth and the intersection thereof with the division...


The harbor at Vicksburg, Mississippi, and the Ohio River from its mouth to the mouth of the Cache River, are transferred to and placed under the control and jurisdiction of...


Any funds which are appropriated by Congress for improving the Mississippi River between Head of Passes and the mouth of the Ohio River, and which may be allotted to levees, may...


The jurisdiction of the Mississippi River Commission is extended, for the purposes of levee protection and bank protection, to the tributaries and outlets of the Mississippi...


(a) Short title; Congressional declaration of intent (1) This section may be cited as the ''Upper Mississippi River Management Act of 1986''. (2) To ensure the...


The jurisdiction of the Mississippi River Commission (established by the Act of June 29, 1879 (FOOTNOTE 1) (33 U.S.C. 641)) is extended to include - (FOOTNOTE 1) See...


The jurisdiction of the Mississippi River Commission, established by section 641 of this title, is extended to include - (1) all of the area between the eastern side of the...


A commission is created, to be known as the California Debris Commission, consisting of three members. The President of the United States shall, by and with the advice and consent...


Said commission shall organize by the selection of such officers as may be required in the performance of its duties the same to be selected from the members thereof. The members...


The jurisdiction of said commission, in so far as the same affects mining carried on by the hydraulic process, shall extend to all such mining in the territory drained by...


It shall be the duty of said commission to mature and adopt such plan or plans, from examinations and surveys made prior to March 1, 1893, and from such additional examinations...


It shall further examine, survey, and determine the utility and practicability, for the purposes hereinafter indicated, of storage sites in the tributaries of said rivers and in...


The said commission shall from time to time note the conditions of the navigable channels of said river systems, by cross-section surveys or otherwise, in order to ascertain...


Said commission shall submit to the Chief of Engineers, for the information of the Secretary of the Army, on or before the 15th day of November of each year, a report of its...


For the purposes of this chapter ''hydraulic mining'' and ''mining by the hydraulic process'' are declared to have the meaning and application given to said terms in the State of ...


The individual proprietor or proprietors, or in case of a corporation, its manager or agent appointed for that purpose, owning mining ground in the territory in the State...


Said petition shall be accompanied by an instrument duly executed and acknowledged, as required by the law of the said State, whereby the owner or owners of such mine or...


The owners of several mining claims situated so as to require a common dumping ground or dam or other restraining works for the debris issuing therefrom in one or more sites may...


A notice specifying briefly the contents of said petition and fixing a time previous to which all proofs are to be submitted shall be published by said commission in some...


In case a majority of the members of said commission, within thirty days after the time so fixed, concur in the decision in favor of the petitioner or petitioners, the said...


Such petitioner or petitioners must within a reasonable time present plans and specifications of all works required to be built in pursuance of said order for examination,...


No permission granted to a mine owner or owners under this chapter shall take effect, so far as regards the working of a mine, until all impounding dams or other restraining works,...


In case the joint petition referred to in section 671 of this title is granted, the commission shall fix the respective amounts to be paid by each owner of such mines toward...


At no time shall any more debris be permitted to be washed away from any hydraulic mine or mines situated on the tributaries of said rivers and the respective branches of each,...


The said commission may, at any time when the condition of the navigable rivers or when the capacities of all impounding and settling facilities erected by mine owners or such as...


An intentional violation on the part of a mine owner or owners, company, or corporation, or the agents or employees of either, of the conditions of the order granted pursuant...


Said commission, or a committee therefrom, or officer of said corps assigned to duty under its orders, shall, whenever deemed necessary, visit said territory and all mines...


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Any person or persons who willfully or maliciously injure, damage, or destroy, or attempt to injure, damage, or destroy, any dam or other work erected under the provisions of...


Upon the construction by the said commission of dams or other works for the detention of debris from hydraulic mines and the issuing of the order provided for by this chapter to any ...


For the purpose of securing harmony of action and economy in expenditures in the work to be done by the United States and the State of California, respectively, the former in...


Said commission, in order that such material as is now or may hereafter be lodged in the tributaries of the Sacramento and San Joaquin River systems resulting from mining...


The Secretary of the Army, in expending appropriations in the preparation for and construction of works for the restraining or impounding of mining debris in the State of...


The Secretary of the Army is authorized to accept from the State of California the use of any dredger, or appliances owned or controlled by said State, conformably to any...


Laws applicable to works of improvement relating to flood control - All the provisions of existing law relating to examinations and surveys and to works of improvement of rivers...


In connection with the exercise of jurisdiction over the rivers of the Nation through the construction of works of improvement, for navigation or flood control, as herein...


It is recognized that destructive floods upon the rivers of the United States, upsetting orderly processes and causing loss of life and property, including the erosion of lands,...


The words ''flood control'' as used in section 701a of this title, shall be construed to include channel and major drainage improvements and flood prevention improvements...


Federal investigations and improvements of rivers and other waterways for flood control and allied purposes shall be under the jurisdiction of and shall be prosecuted by...


In order to effectuate the policy declared in sections 701a and 701b of this title, and to correlate the program for the improvement of rivers and other waterways by the Department...


In carrying out the purposes of the Act of June 22, 1936 (49 Stat. 1570), as amended and supplemented, the Secretary of the Army and the Secretary of Agriculture are authorized...


Funds heretofore or hereafter appropriated for construction and maintenance of flood-control works by the Department of the Army shall be available for expenditure by the...


The surveys authorized to be performed under the direction of the Secretary of the Army as well as all duties performed by the Chief of Engineers under the direction of the...


...


That, in order to further the declaration of policy and principles declared in sections 701a and 701b of this title, and to supplement the preliminary examinations and surveys...


After the Secretary of Agriculture has submitted to Congress a regular or formal report made on any examination or survey, pursuant to the Flood Control Act approved June 22,...


It is declared to be the policy of the Congress that the following provisions shall be observed: No project or any modification not authorized, of a project for flood control...


For preliminary examinations and surveys authorized in previous river and harbor and flood control Acts, the Secretary of the Army is directed to cause investigations and reports...


On and after July 31, 1947, no appropriation under the Corps of Engineers shall be available for any expenses incident to operating any power-driven boat or vessel on other...


There is established a revolving fund, to be available without fiscal year limitation, for expenses necessary for the maintenance and operation of the plant and equipment of the...


(a) General considerations; nonstructural alternatives In the survey, planning, or design by any Federal agency of any project involving flood protection, consideration shall be...


(a) Compliance with floodplain management and insurance programs Before construction of any project for local flood protection, or any project for hurricane or storm damage...


(a) Authority Non-Federal interests are authorized to undertake flood control projects in the United States, subject to obtaining any permits required pursuant to Federal...


After June 22, 1936, no money appropriated under authority of section 701f of this title shall be expended on the construction of any project until States, political...


In case of any dam and reservoir project, or channel improvement or channel rectification project for flood control, herein authorized or heretofore authorized by the Act of June...


The provisions of sections 593 to 595 of this title relating to river and harbor improvements are made applicable to works of flood control heretofore or hereafter authorized. ...


75 per centum of all moneys received and deposited in the Treasury of the United States during any fiscal year on account of the leasing of lands acquired by the United States...


The consent of Congress is given to any two or more States to enter into compacts or agreements in connection with any project or operation authorized by this Act for flood control...


Nothing in this Act shall be construed as repealing or amending any provision of sections 702a, 702b to 702d, 702e to 702g, 702h, 702i, 702j, 702k, 702l, 702m, and 704 of this title....


The sum of $310,000,000 is authorized to be appropriated for carrying out the improvements herein and the sum of $10,000,000 is authorized to be appropriated and expended in...


The sum of $375,000,000 is hereby authorized to be appropriated for carrying out the improvements herein over the five-year period ending June 30, 1944, and the sum of...


Funds on and after May 17, 1950, appropriated for a specific and heretofore authorized project for a river, harbor, or flood-control works shall be merged with and be accounted...


On and after May 23, 1955, the funds appropriated for flood prevention purposes may be expended in watersheds heretofore authorized by section 13 of the Flood Control Act of...


The Secretary of the Army is authorized to allot not to exceed $7,500,000 from any appropriations heretofore or hereafter made for any one fiscal year for flood control, for...


The Secretary of the Army is authorized to receive from States and political subdivisions thereof, such funds as may be contributed by them to be expended in connection with funds ...


Whenever any State or political subdivision thereof shall offer to advance funds for a flood-control project duly adopted and authorized by law the Secretary of the Army may in...


In any case where the construction cost of levees or flood walls included in any authorized project can be substantially reduced by the evacuation of a portion or all of the...


Penstocks or other similar facilities adapted to possible future use in the development of hydroelectric power shall be installed in any dam herein authorized when approved by...


Any amounts collected from any person, persons, or corporations as a reimbursement for lost, stolen, or damaged property, purchased in connection with river and harbor or...


...


In any case where the total authorization for a project heretofore or hereafter authorized by Congress is not sufficient to complete plans that may have been made the Chief...


(a) Emergency fund (1) There is authorized an emergency fund to be expended in preparation for emergency response to any natural disaster, in flood fighting and rescue...


...


On and after July 24, 1946, for authorized flood protection projects which include alterations of railroad bridges the Chief of Engineers is authorized to include at Federal...


Whenever the Chief of Engineers shall find that any highway, railway, or utility has been or is being damaged or destroyed by reason of the operation of any dam or reservoir...


The Secretary of the Army is authorized to allot from any appropriations heretofore or hereafter made for flood control, not to exceed $15,000,000 per year, for the...


(a) Definitions When used in this section - (1) The term ''Agency'' means the Corps of Engineers, United States Army or the Bureau of Reclamation, United States ...


The Secretary of the Army is authorized to allot from any appropriations heretofore or hereafter made for flood control, not to exceed $50,000,000 for any one fiscal year, for the ...


The sum of $25,000,000 is authorized to be appropriated as an emergency fund to be expended under the direction of the Secretary of the Army and the supervision of the Chief...


The Secretary of the Army is authorized to allot from any appropriations heretofore or hereafter made for flood control or rivers and harbors, funds for payment of expenses of ...


Authorization of flood-control work - For controlling the floods of the Mississippi River and continuing its improvement from the Head of the Passes to the mouth of the Ohio River...


The project for the flood control of the Mississippi River in its alluvial valley and for its improvement from the Head of Passes to Cape Girardeau, Missouri, in accordance with...


The project for the control of floods of the Mississippi River and its tributaries, adopted by section 702a of this title, is modified in accordance with the recommendations...


In accordance with the recommendations of the Chief of Engineers, as set forth in his report of April 6, 1937, and published as Flood Control Committee Document Numbered...


The project for flood control of the Lower Mississippi River adopted by sections 642a, 702a to 702a-1 1/2, 702a-2 to 702d, and 702e to 702h, 702i to 702m, and 704 of this title...


The Boeuf Floodway, authorized by the provisions adopted in section 702a of this title, shall be abandoned as soon as the Eudora Floodway, provided for in Flood Control...


The levees along the Mississippi River from the head of the Morganza Floodway to the head of the Atchafalaya River and down the east bank of the Atchafalaya River to intersection...


After the Eudora Floodway shall have been constructed and is ready for operation, the fuse-plug levees now at the head of the Boeuf and Tensas Basins shall be constructed to the...


The back-protection levee north of the Eudora Floodway shall be constructed to the same grade and section as the levees opposite on the east side of the Mississippi River:...


The United States shall provide the drainage made necessary by the construction of floodway levees included in the modified project. ...


The United States shall construct, at its own cost, one railroad and one highway crossing over the Eudora Floodway and not to exceed three railway and two highway crossings over...


In addition to the construction by the United States of roads in connection with floodways as heretofore provided, the Federal Government may, in the discretion of the Chief...


No money appropriated under sections 702g-1 and 702k-1 of this title shall be expended on the construction of any reservoir project herein authorized until States,...


In order to facilitate the United States in the acquisition of flowage rights and rights-of-way for levee foundations, the Secretary of the Army is authorized to enter into...


The United States may, within the discretion of the Chief of Engineers, irrespective of other provisions of law, proceed to acquire all easements needed and of the...


(a) Alluvial valley, Mississippi River; Yazoo Basin levees; abandonment of Boeuf and Eudora Floodways and Northward Extension The existing engineering plan for...


It is declared to be the sense of Congress that the principle of local contribution toward the cost of flood control work, which has been incorporated in all previous...


Except when authorized by the Secretary of the Army upon the recommendation of the Chief of Engineers, no money appropriated under authority of sections 702a and 702g of this...


The United States shall provide flowage rights for additional destructive flood waters that will pass by reason of diversions from the main channel of the Mississippi River:...


The proviso in section 702d of this title ''That any land acquired under the provisions of this section shall be turned over without cost to the ownership of States or...


Subject to the approval of the heads of the several executive departments concerned, the Secretary of the Army, on the recommendation of the Chief of Engineers, may engage...


Funds appropriated under authority of section 702a of this title may be expended for the prosecution of such works for the control of the floods of the Mississippi River as...


The sum of $5,000,000 is authorized to be appropriated as an emergency fund to be allotted by the Secretary of the Army on the recommendation of the Chief of Engineers, in rescue...


The sum of $15,000,000 is authorized to be appropriated as an emergency fund to be allocated by the Secretary of the Army on the recommendation of the Chief of Engineers in...


The project herein authorized shall be prosecuted by the Mississippi River Commission under the direction of the Secretary of the Army and supervision of the Chief of Engineers...


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The provisions of sections 407, 408, 411, 412, and 413 of this title are made applicable to all lands, waters, easements, and other property and rights acquired or constructed...


It is the sense of Congress that the surveys of the Mississippi River and its tributaries, authorized pursuant to the Act of January 21, 1927 (ch. 47, 44 Stat. 1010), and...


(1) Neither of the projects for the flood control of the Saint Francis River or the Yazoo River, authorized by sections 642a, 702a-1, 702a-2 to 702a-12, 702g-1, 702j-1,...


The Chief of Engineers, under the supervision of the Secretary of the Army, shall at the expense of the United States Government construct a system of levees substantially...


The Secretary of the Army shall cause the Mississippi River Commission to make an examination and survey of the Mississippi River below Cape Girardeau, Missouri, (a) at places...


$272,000,000 is authorized to be appropriated for the carrying out of the modified adopted project, and all unexpended balances of appropriations heretofore made for the...


If any provision of sections 642a, 702a-1, 702a-2 to 702a-12, 702g-1, 702j-1, 702j-2, and 702k-1 of this title, or the application thereof, to any person or circumstances, is held ...


All laws or parts of laws inconsistent with sections 702a, 702b to 702d, 702e to 702g, 702h, 702i, 702j, and 702k of this title, are repealed. ...


In every contract or agreement to be made or entered into for the acquisition of land either by private sale or condemnation as in sections 702a, 702b to 702d, 702e to 702g,...


The Secretary of the Army is authorized, out of any money available for carrying out the provisions of sections 702a, 702b to 702d, 702e to 702g, 702h, 702i, 702j, 702k, 702l,...


Flood-control works authorized - For controlling the floods, removing the deAE1bris, and continuing the improvement of the Sacramento River, California, in accordance with the...


The project for the control of floods in the Sacramento River, California, adopted by section 703 of this title, is modified in accordance with the report of the California...


The project of prevention and control of floods in the Salmon River, Alaska, recommended in the report of the Chief of Engineers, United States Army, in House Document Numbered...


There is authorized an expenditure as required, from any appropriations heretofore or hereafter made for flood control, rivers and harbors, and related purposes by the United...


The Sumner Dam and Lake Sumner on the Pecos River, New Mexico, is authorized and declared to be for the purposes of controlling floods, regulating the flow of the Pecos...


The Secretary of the Army is authorized to make contracts with States, municipalities, private concerns, or individuals, at such prices and on such terms as he may deem...


On and after December 22, 1944, it shall be the duty of the Secretary of the Army to prescribe regulations for the use of storage allocated for flood control or navigation at...


(a) Compilation and dissemination In recognition of the increasing use and development of the flood plains of the rivers of the United States and of the need for information...


The Secretary, the Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and the Administrator of the Soil Conservation Service shall take necessary actions, including the posting...


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The President may detail officers of the Engineer Corps of the United States Army for consultation or to superintend the construction or repair of any aid to navigation authorized...


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No Commandant of the Coast Guard, superintendent of lighthouses, lightkeeper, or other person in any manner connected with the light-house service, shall be interested,...


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No lighthouse, beacon, public piers, or landmark, shall be built or erected on any site until cession of jurisdiction over the same has been made to the United States. ...


A cession by a State of jurisdiction over a place selected as the site of a lighthouse, or other structure or work, shall be deemed sufficient within section 727 of this...


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The Secretary of Transportation is authorized whenever he shall deem it advisable, to acquire, by donation or purchase in behalf of the United States, the right to use and...


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The Commandant of the Coast Guard shall properly mark all pierheads belonging to the United States situated on the northern and northwestern lakes, whenever he is duly notified...


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The ocean, gulf, and lake coasts and the rivers of the United States, Puerto Rico, and the naval station in Cuba shall be arranged into not exceeding nineteen lighthouse districts. ...


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In all appropriations hereafter made for ''General expenses, Coast Guard,'' there is authorized to be made available not exceeding $1,500 in any fiscal year, under rules prescribed...


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On and after February 25, 1929, the appropriation, ''General expenses, Coast Guard,'' shall be available, under rules prescribed by the Secretary of Transportation, for paying...


The appropriation, ''General expenses, Coast Guard,'' shall be available, under regulations prescribed by the Secretary of Transportation, for the payment of traveling...


In all appropriations hereafter made for ''General expenses, Coast Guard'' there is authorized to be made available not exceeding $2,500 in any fiscal year, for the...


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Officers and crews of vessels of the Lighthouse Service and light keepers and depot keepers of the Lighthouse Service shall be permitted to purchase commissary and...


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All officers and employees engaged in the field service or on vessels of the Lighthouse Service, except persons continuously employed in district offices or shop, who (1) shall...


The annual rate of retired pay received by any person who was retired on or before June 29, 1949, under section 763 of this title, as amended and supplemented, shall be increased...


The annual rate of retired pay of each person retired under section 763 of this title, as amended and supplemented, shall be increased, effective on the first day of the...


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Any officer or employee of the Lighthouse Service who, on June 30, 1939, meets the requirements (except those relating to age and period of service) of section 763 of this title,...


The provisions of sections 763 and 763a-1 of this title shall not apply to persons of the Coast Guard other than officers and employees of the former Lighthouse Service who, on...


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Any officer or employee to whom section 763 of this title applies, who has been in the active service of the Government fifteen years or more and who is found, after examination by...


Any officer or employee retired under section 765 of this title may, upon recovery, be restored to active duty, and shall from time to time, before reaching the age at which he may...


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Money accruing from commutation of rations and provisions for working parties in the field, officers and crews of light vessels and tenders, and officials and other authorized...


Where - (1) any former employee of the Lighthouse Service has died or shall hereafter die at a time when that employee was receiving or was entitled to receive...


Where - (1) any employee of the Lighthouse Service has died or shall hereafter die from non-service-connected causes after fifteen or more years of employment in...


Application for the benefits of sections 771 to 775 of this title shall be made in such manner and form as the Director of the Office of Personnel Management shall prescribe. ...


The Director of the Office of Personnel Management shall perform, or cause to be performed, such acts, and shall make such rules and regulations, as may be necessary or proper...


No payment under sections 771 to 775 of this title shall be assignable, either in law or in equity, or be subject to execution, levy, lien, attachment, garnishment, or other...


Annuities authorized by sections 771 to 775 of this title may, on and after December 21, 2000, be paid out of the Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund. ...


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The Secretary of Commerce is authorized to consider, ascertain, adjust, and determine all claims for damages, where the amount of the claim does not exceed $2,500,...


(a) Fiscal year authorizations; reductions (1) Except as provided in paragraph (2), there are authorized to be not less than 264 and not more than 299 commissioned officers on ...


Promotion to fill vacancies in all permanent grades above that of lieutenant (junior grade) shall be made by selection from the next lower respective grades upon recommendation of...


Irrespective of any vacancies, each officer in the permanent grade of lieutenant (junior grade) and lieutenant shall be considered by the personnel board for promotion to the...


Irrespective of any vacancies, any officer in the permanent grade of lieutenant commander who has completed twenty-one years of service and any officer in the permanent grade...


(a) Officers in the permanent grade of ensign shall be promoted to and appointed in the grade of lieutenant (junior grade) on completion of three years of service, and the...


Each officer shall be assumed to have, for promotion purposes, at least the same length of service as any officer below him on the lineal list, except that an officer who has...


(a) Transfer of officers to retired list; separation from service As recommended by the personnel board - (1) an officer in the permanent grade of captain or commander ...


(a) Authorization of payment An officer who is separated under section 853g of this title and who has completed more than three years of continuous active service...


(a) Appointments in and promotions to all permanent grades shall be made by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. (b) In time of emergency declared...


Nothing in this Act shall be construed to modify the provisions of existing law relating to examination of officers for promotion, and no officer shall be promoted until he shall...


(a) Ensign Temporary appointment in the grade of ensign may be made by the President alone, provided such temporary appointment will be terminated at the close of the next...


(a) For age; effective date When any commissioned officer serving in a rank below that of rear admiral has attained the age of sixty years, he shall be placed on the retired...


When any commissioned officer has completed twenty years of service, he may at any time thereafter, upon his own application, in the discretion of the President, be placed on...


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(a) Officer as member of uniformed service before September 8, 1980 Each commissioned officer on the retired list who first became a member of a uniformed service (as defined...


Active service in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration as a deck officer or junior engineer and active service counted on June 30, 1922, for longevity pay, shall be ...


(a) Each commissioned officer heretofore or hereafter retired pursuant to any provision of law shall be placed on the retired list with the highest rank, permanent or temporary,...


Nothing in this Act shall prevent any officer from being placed on the retired list with the highest rank and with the highest retired pay to which he might be entitled under...


At least once a year and at such other times as may be necessary, the Secretary of Commerce shall appoint a personnel board consisting of not less than five officers not below...


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(a) Eligible grades; examination; revocation of commission Original appointments may be made in grades up to and including lieutenant after passage of a mental and...


(a) Designation; grades; appointment The Secretary may designate positions in the Administration as being positions of importance and responsibility for which it is ...


(a) Presentation of flag upon retirement Upon the release of a commissioned officer from active commissioned service for retirement, the Secretary of Commerce shall present...


No person shall be appointed ensign and no commissioned officer shall be promoted to a higher permanent grade on the active list until he has passed a satisfactory mental and...


For purposes of promotion which is now or may hereafter be authorized for officers appointed after June 30, 1922, there shall be counted in addition to active commissioned...


Personnel of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shall be subject in like manner and to the same extent as personnel of the Navy to all laws authorizing...


Any commissioned officer of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration promoted to a higher grade at any time after December 7, 1941, shall be deemed for all purposes to...


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The President is authorized, whenever in his judgment a sufficient national emergency exists, to transfer to the service and jurisdiction of a military department such...


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When serving with the Army, Navy, or Air Force, commissioned officers of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shall rank with and after officers of corresponding...


Active service of commissioned officers of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shall be deemed to be active military service for the purposes of all laws...


Definitions listed in section 101 of title 10 apply to this Act, except as noted below: (1) ''active duty'' means full-time duty in the active service of a...


Each officer retired pursuant to any provision of law shall be placed on the retired list with the highest grade satisfactorily held by him while on active duty including active...


(a) Active service of officers of the Administration shall be deemed to be active military service in the armed forces of the United States for the purposes of all...


(a) Extension of privilege Commissioned officers, ships' officers, and members of crews of vessels of the Administration shall be permitted to purchase commissary...


(a) Statutes applicable to officers of the Environmental Science Services Administration; service in Coast and Geodetic Survey as service in such Administration ...


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There is hereby established a committee of 18 members to be known as the National Advisory Committee on Oceans and Atmosphere (hereinafter in sections 857-13 to 857-18 of this...


(a) Appointment and qualifications The members of the Committee, who may not be full-time officers or employees of the United States, shall be appointed by the President....


(a) In general The Committee shall submit an annual report to the President and to the Congress setting forth an assessment, on a selective basis, of the status of the...


Members of the Committee shall each be entitled to receive compensation not to exceed the daily rate for a GS-18 for each day (including traveltime) during which they are engaged...


(a) Liaison The head of each department or agency of the Federal Government concerned with marine and atmospheric matters shall designate a senior policy official to...


There are authorized to be appropriated for purposes of carrying out sections 857-13 to 857-18 of this title not to exceed $520,000 for the fiscal year ending September 30,...


Beginning in September, 2001, the President shall transmit to the Congress biennially a report that includes a detailed listing of all existing Federal programs related to ocean...


(a) The rules of law that apply to the Armed Forces under the following provisions of title 10, as those provisions are in effect from time to time, apply also to the...


The Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Commerce shall jointly prescribe regulations governing the duties to be performed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...


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All laws relating to the retirement of commissioned officers of the Navy shall, after May 18, 1920, apply to commissioned officers of the National Oceanic and...


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The Secretary of Commerce is authorized to pay extra compensation to members of crews of vessels when assigned duties as instrument observer or recorder, and to employees of...


The Secretary of Commerce is authorized to provide, from appropriations now or hereafter made available to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, for - ...


In places where the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is serving which are not within the jurisdiction of any one of the States of the continental United...


No fee of any kind shall be paid to any officer for the performance of any notarial act authorized by section 875 of this title. The signature without seal together with...


Advances of money from available appropriations may be made to the National Ocean Survey and by authority of the Director thereof to chiefs of parties and accounts arising under...


The Secretary of Commerce is authorized to purchase, from the appropriation for the National Ocean Survey, provisions, clothing, and small stores for the enlisted men, and...


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To provide charts and related information for the safe navigation of marine and air commerce, and to provide basic data for engineering and scientific purposes and for...


In order that full public benefit may be derived from the operations of the National Ocean Survey by the dissemination of data resulting from the activities herein authorized and...


To provide for the orderly collection of geomagnetic data from domestic and foreign sources, and to assure that such data shall be readily available to Government and private...


To improve the efficiency of the National Ocean Survey and to increase engineering and scientific knowledge, the Secretary of Commerce is authorized to conduct developmental work...


(1) The Secretary of Commerce is authorized to enter into cooperative agreements, or any other agreements, with, and to receive and expend funds made available by, any State or ...


The Secretary of Commerce is authorized to contract with qualified organizations for the performance of any part of the authorized functions of the National Ocean Survey when...


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The President is authorized to cause to be employed such of the public vessels as he deems it expedient to employ, and to give such instructions for regulating their conduct as...


There are authorized to be appropriated such funds as may be necessary to acquire, construct, maintain, and operate ships, stations, equipment, and facilities and for such other ...


The Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (hereinafter referred to in this subtitle (FOOTNOTE 1) as the ''Administration'') shall take such...


For fiscal year 1990 and hereafter funds appropriated under this heading shall be available for acquisition of land for facilities. ...


The President is authorized, in executing the provisions of title 56 of the Revised Statutes relating to the coast survey, to use all maps, charts, books, instruments, and...


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In this subchapter, the term - (1) ''NOAA'' means the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration within the Department of Commerce. (2) ''NOAA fleet'' means...


The Secretary is authorized to implement, subject to the requirements of this subchapter, a 15-year program to replace and modernize the NOAA fleet. ...


(a) In general To carry out the program authorized in section 891a of this title, the Secretary shall develop and submit to Congress a replacement and modernization Plan for...


(a) Design requirement Except for the vessel designs identified under subsection (b) of this section, the Secretary, working through the Office of the NOAA Corps Operations...


(a) Multiyear contracts (1) In general Subject to paragraphs (2) and (3), and notwithstanding section 1341 of title 31 and section 11 of title 41, the Secretary may ...


(a) In general The Secretary of Commerce may not award a contract for the construction, repair (except emergency repairs), or alteration of any vessel of the National Oceanic...


(a) Vessel agreements In implementing the NOAA fleet replacement and modernization program, the Secretary shall use excess capacity of UNOLS vessels where appropriate and...


The Secretary shall consult with the Oceanographer of the Navy regarding appropriate measures that should be taken, on a reimbursable basis, to ensure that NOAA vessels...


(a) In general There are authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary for carrying out this subchapter - (1) $50,000,000 for fiscal year 1993; (2) $100,000,000...


In this subchapter: (1) Administrator The term ''Administrator'' means the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. (2) Administration ...


(a) Responsibilities To fulfill the data gathering and dissemination duties of the Administration under the Act of 1947, the Administrator shall - (1) acquire and...


(a) Definition For purposes of this section, the term ''hydrographic product'' means any publicly or commercially available product produced by a non-Federal entity that...


(a) Repealed. Pub. L. 105-383, title IV, Sec. 432(c), Nov. 13, 1998, 112 Stat. 3445 (b) Maintaining Federal expertise in hydrographic services (1) In general Not...


There is authorized to be appropriated to the Administrator the following: (1) To carry out nautical mapping and charting functions under the Act of 1947 and sections...


This chapter may be cited as ''Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act.'' ...


When used in this chapter - (1) The term ''person'' means individual, partnership, corporation, or association. (2) The term ''injury'' means accidental injury or...


(a) Disability or death; injuries occurring upon navigable waters of United States Except as otherwise provided in this section, compensation shall be payable under...


(a) Every employer shall be liable for and shall secure the payment to his employees of the compensation payable under sections 907, 908, and 909 of this title. In the case of...


(a) Employer liability; failure of employer to secure payment of compensation The liability of an employer prescribed in section 904 of this title shall be exclusive and...


(a) Time for commencement No compensation shall be allowed for the first three days of the disability, except the benefits provided for in section 907 of this title:...


(a) General requirement The employer shall furnish such medical, surgical, and other attendance or treatment, nurse and hospital service, medicine, crutches, and apparatus,...


Compensation for disability shall be paid to the employee as follows: (a) Permanent total disability: In case of total disability adjudged to be permanent 66 2/3 per centum...


If the injury causes death, the compensation therefore shall be known as a death benefit and shall be payable in the amount and to or for the benefit of the persons following: ...


Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, the average weekly wage of the injured employee at the time of the injury shall be taken as the basis upon which to compute...


The deputy commissioner may require the appointment by a court of competent jurisdiction, for any person who is mentally incompetent or a minor, of a guardian or other...


(a) Time limitation Notice of an injury or death in respect of which compensation is payable under this chapter shall be given within thirty days after the date of such injury...


(a) Time to file Except as otherwise provided in this section, the right to compensation for disability or death under this chapter shall be barred unless a claim therefore...


(a) Manner of payment Compensation under this chapter shall be paid periodically, promptly, and directly to the person entitled thereto, without an award, except where...


(a) No agreement by an employee to pay any portion of premium paid by his employer to a carrier or to contribute to a benefit fund or department maintained by such employer for...


No assignment, release, or commutation of compensation or benefits due or payable under this chapter, except as provided by this chapter, shall be valid, and such compensation...


Where a trust fund which complies with section 186(c) of title 29 established pursuant to a collective-bargaining agreement in effect between an employer and an employee covered...


(a) In case of default by the employer in the payment of compensation due under any award of compensation for a period of thirty days after the compensation is due and payable,...


(a) Filing of claim Subject to the provisions of section 913 of this title a claim for compensation may be filed with the deputy commissioner in accordance with...


In any proceeding for the enforcement of a claim for compensation under this chapter it shall be presumed, in the absence of substantial evidence to the contrary - (a) That...


(a) Effectiveness and finality of orders A compensation order shall become effective when filed in the office of the deputy commissioner as provided in section 919 of this...


Attorneys appointed by the Secretary shall represent the Secretary, the deputy commissioner, or the Board in any court proceedings under section 921 of this title or other...


Upon his own initiative, or upon the application of any party in interest (including an employer or carrier which has been granted relief under section 908(f) of this title), on...


(a) In making an investigation or inquiry or conducting a hearing the deputy commissioner or Board shall not be bound by common law or statutory rules of evidence or by technical...


No person shall be required to attend as a witness in any proceeding before a deputy commissioner at a place outside of the State of his residence and more than one hundred miles...


Witnesses summoned in a proceeding before a deputy commissioner or whose depositions are taken shall receive the same fees and mileage as witnesses in courts of the United States. ...


If the court having jurisdiction of proceedings in respect of any claim or compensation order determines that the proceedings in respect of such claim or order have been instituted...


(a) The deputy commissioner or Board shall have power to preserve and enforce order during any such proceedings; to issue subpoenas for, to administer oaths to, and to compel...


(a) Attorney's fee; successful prosecution of claim If the employer or carrier declines to pay any compensation on or before the thirtieth day after receiving written notice of...


Every employer shall keep a record in respect of any injury to an employee. Such record shall contain such information of disease, other disability, or death in respect of...


(a) Time for sending; contents; copy to deputy commissioner Within ten days from the date of any injury, which causes loss of one or more shifts of work, or death or from the...


(a) Felony; fine; imprisonment (1) Any claimant or representative of a claimant who knowingly and willfully makes a false statement or representation for the purpose of...


(a) Every employer shall secure the payment of compensation under this chapter - (1) By insuring and keeping insured the payment of such compensation with any stock...


(a) Election of remedies If on account of a disability or death for which compensation is payable under this chapter the person entitled to such compensation determines that...


Every employer who has secured compensation under the provisions of this chapter shall keep posted in a conspicuous place or places in and about his place or places of...


In any case where the employer is not a self-insurer, in order that the liability for compensation imposed by this chapter may be most effectively discharged by the employer, and...


(a) Every policy or contract of insurance issued under authority of this chapter shall contain (1) a provision to carry out the provisions of section 935 of this title, and (2)...


No stevedoring firm shall be employed in any compensation district by a vessel or by hull owners until it presents to such vessel or hull owners a certificate issued by a...


(a) Failure to secure payment of compensation Any employer required to secure the payment of compensation under this chapter who fails to secure such compensation shall be guilty ...


(a) Prescribing rules and regulations; appointing and fixing compensation of employees; making expenditures Except as otherwise specifically provided, the Secretary shall ...


(a) Appointment; use of personnel and facilities of boards, commissions, or other agencies; expenses and salaries The Secretary may appoint as deputy commissioners any member of ...


(a) Safe place of employment; installation of safety devices and safeguards Every employer shall furnish and maintain employment and places of employment which shall...


The Secretary shall make to Congress at the end of each fiscal year, (FOOTNOTE 1) a report of the administration of this chapter for the preceding fiscal year, including a...


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Nothing in sections 183, 184 to 186, 188, or 189 of title 46, Appendix, shall be held to limit the amount for which recovery may be had (1) in any suit at law or in admiralty where...


It shall be unlawful for any employer or his duly authorized agent to discharge or in any other manner discriminate against an employee as to his employment because such employee...


If any part of this chapter is adjudged unconstitutional by the courts, and such adjudication has the effect of invalidating any payment of compensation under this chapter, the...


If any provision of this chapter is declared unconstitutional or the applicability thereof to any person or circumstances is held invalid, the validity of the remainder of the...


There is hereby created, subject to the direction and supervision of the Secretary of Transportation, a body corporate to be known as the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development...


(a) The management of the corporation shall be vested in an Administrator who shall be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, for a term...


(a) Construction of deep-water navigation works in Saint Lawrence River; conditions precedent The Corporation is authorized and directed to construct, in United...


(a) For the purpose of carrying out its functions under this chapter the Corporation - (1) shall have succession in its corporate name; (2) may adopt and use a...


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(a) To finance its activities, the Corporation may issue revenue bonds payable from corporate revenue to the Secretary of the Treasury. The total face value of all bonds so...


Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any bond issued under section 985 of this title, is hereby canceled together with the obligation to pay such bond. ...


The Corporation is authorized to make payments to State and local governments in lieu of property taxes upon property which was subject to State and local taxation before...


(a) Utilization of personnel, services, facilities, and information The Corporation may, with the consent of the agency concerned, accept and utilize, on a reimbursable basis,...


(a) Negotiation with Canadian authorities; revenue sharing formula; consideration of American financing costs, including interest and debt principal; rules of...


(a) Notwithstanding section 988 of this title or any other provision of law, the Corporation shall not collect any charge or toll established pursuant to section 988 of this...


(a) Repealed. Pub. L. 104-66, title I, Sec. 1121(j), Dec. 21, 1995, 109 Stat. 724. (b) The Corporation, after July 17, 1957, shall submit special reports to the...


(a) Application of penal statutes All general penal statutes relating to the larceny, embezzlement, or conversion, of public moneys or property of the United States shall apply...


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(a) It is hereby declared to be the policy of the United States to develop, encourage, and maintain a coordinated, comprehensive, and long-range national program in marine science...


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(a) In conformity with the provisions of section 1101 of this title, it shall be the duty of the President with the advice and assistance of the Council to - (1) survey...


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(a) The President shall transmit to the Congress biennially in January a report, which shall include (1) a comprehensive description of the activities and the accomplishments of all ...


For the purposes of this subchapter, the term ''marine science'' shall be deemed to apply to oceanographic and scientific endeavors and disciplines, and engineering and technology...


There are hereby authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary to carry out this subchapter, but sums appropriated for any one fiscal year shall not exceed $1,200,000. ...


(a) Findings The Congress finds and declares the following: (1) The national interest requires a strategy to - (A) provide for the understanding and wise use of ocean, ...


As used in this subchapter - (1) The term ''Administration'' means the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. (2) The term ''Director'' means the Director...


(a) Program maintenance The Secretary shall maintain within the Administration a program to be known as the national sea grant college program. The national sea grant...


(a) Authorization; purposes; limitation on amount The Secretary may make grants and enter into contracts under this subsection to assist any sea grant program or project if the ...


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(a) Designation (1) A sea grant college or sea grant institute shall meet the following qualifications - (A) have an existing broad base of competence in fields related ...


(a) In general To carry out the educational and training objectives of this subchapter, the Secretary shall support a program of fellowships for qualified individuals at...


(a) Establishment There shall be established an independent committee to be known as the sea grant review panel. (b) Duties The panel shall advise the Secretary and...


Each department, agency, or other instrumentality of the Federal Government which is engaged in or concerned with, or which has authority over, matters relating to ocean, coastal,...


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(a) Authorization (1) In general There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out this subchapter - (A) $56,000,000 for fiscal year 1999; ...


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It is the purpose of this chapter to provide a positive means whereby the operators of approaching vessels can communicate their intentions to one another through voice radio,...


For the purpose of this chapter - (1) ''Secretary'' means the Secretary of the Department in which the Coast Guard is operating; (2) ''power-driven vessel'' means...


(a) Vessel coverage; exchange of navigational information Except as provided in section 1206 of this title - (1) every power-driven vessel of twenty meters or over in ...


The radiotelephone required by this chapter is for the exclusive use of the master or person in charge of the vessel, or the person designated by the master or person in charge...


Whenever radiotelephone capability is required by this chapter, a vessel's radiotelephone equipment shall be maintained in effective operating condition. If the...


The Secretary may, if he considers that marine navigational safety will not be adversely affected or where a local communication system fully complies with the intent of this...


(a) Operating and technical conditions and characteristics; frequencies, emission, and power of radiotelephone equipment The Federal Communications Commission shall,...


(a) Master, person in charge, or pilot subject to penalty Whoever, being the master or person in charge of a vessel subject to this chapter, fails to enforce or comply with...


The Congress finds and declares - (a) that navigation and vessel safety and protection of the marine environment are matters of major national importance; (b)...


As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires - (1) ''Marine environment'' means the navigable waters of the United States and the land and resources...


(a) In general Subject to the requirements of section 1224 of this title, the Secretary - (1) in any port or place under the jurisdiction of the United States, in...


In carrying out his duties and responsibilities under section 1223 of this title, the Secretary shall - (a) take into account all relevant factors concerning navigation...


(a) In general The Secretary may take such action as is necessary to - (1) prevent damage to, or the destruction of, any bridge or other structure on or in the...


(a) General authority The Secretary may take actions described in subsection (b) of this section to prevent or respond to an act of terrorism against - (1) an...


(a) Secretary The Secretary may investigate any incident, accident, or act involving the loss or destruction of, or damage to any structure subject to this chapter, or...


(a) In general No vessel, subject to the provisions of chapter 37 of title 46, shall operate in the navigable waters of the United States or transfer cargo or residue in any...


This chapter shall not apply to the Panama Canal. The authority granted to the Secretary under sections 1223, 1224, and 1225 of this title shall not be delegated with respect to...


(a) Transmittal of regulations The Secretary shall transmit, via the Secretary of State, to appropriate international bodies or forums, any regulations issued under this...


(a) In general In accordance with the provisions of section 553 of title 5, the Secretary shall issue, and may from time to time amend or repeal, regulations necessary...


(a) Establishment; membership There is established a Towing Safety Advisory Committee (hereinafter referred to as the ''Committee''). The Committee shall consist of...


(a) Civil penalty (1) Any person who is found by the Secretary, after notice and an opportunity for a hearing, to have violated this chapter or a regulation issued hereunder...


(a) Reporting procedure The Secretary shall establish a program to encourage fishermen and other vessel operators to report potential or existing navigational hazards...


The Commandant of the Coast Guard is authorized and empowered in his discretion to issue from time to time regulations, not contrary to law, to promote the safety of life on...


To enforce such regulations the Commandant of the Coast Guard may detail any public vessel in the service of the Coast Guard and make use of any private vessel tendered...


The authority and power bestowed upon the Commandant of the Coast Guard by sections 1233 and 1234 of this title may be transferred for any special occasion to the head of...


For any violation of regulations issued pursuant to sections 1233 to 1235 of this title the following penalties shall be incurred: (a) A licensed officer shall be liable...


(a) Restoration and maintenance of chemical, physical and biological integrity of Nation's waters; national goals for achievement of objective The objective of...


(a) Preparation and development The Administrator shall, after careful investigation, and in cooperation with other Federal agencies, State water pollution control...


In the case of any reservoir project authorized for construction by the Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Reclamation, or other Federal agency when the Administrator of the...


(a) The Administrator shall encourage cooperative activities by the States for the prevention, reduction, and elimination of pollution, encourage the enactment of improved and, so...


(a) Establishment of national programs; cooperation; investigations; water quality surveillance system; reports The Administrator shall establish national programs for the ...


In carrying out the provisions of section 1254(a) of this title, the Administrator shall conduct research on the harmful effects on the health and welfare of persons caused...


(a) Demonstration projects covering storm waters, advanced waste treatment and water purification methods, and joint treatment systems for municipal and industrial wastes ...


(a) Authorization of appropriations for State and interstate programs There are hereby authorized to be appropriated the following sums, to remain available until expended,...


(a) Comprehensive approaches to elimination or control of mine water pollution The Administrator in cooperation with the Appalachian Regional Commission and other...


The Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency is authorized to make grants to States to undertake a demonstration program for the cleanup of State-owned abandoned...


(a) Demonstration projects The Administrator, in cooperation with other Federal departments, agencies, and instrumentalities is authorized to enter into agreements with any...


(a) The Administrator is authorized to make grants to or contracts with institutions of higher education, or combinations of such institutions, to assist them in...


(1) A grant or contract authorized by section 1259 of this title may be made only upon application to the Administrator at such time or times and containing such information as he...


(1) The Administrator is authorized to award scholarships in accordance with the provisions of this section for undergraduate study by persons who plan to enter an...


(a) As used in sections 1259 through 1262 of this title - (1) The term ''institution of higher education'' means an educational institution described in the first sentence...


(a) Central community facilities for safe water; elimination or control of pollution The Administrator is authorized to enter into agreements with the State of Alaska to...


(a) In general The Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency may make grants to the State of Alaska for the benefit of rural and Native villages in Alaska to pay...


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The Administrator is directed to identify the location of in-place pollutants with emphasis on toxic pollutants in harbors and navigable waterways and is authorized, acting...


(a) The Administrator is authorized to enter into contracts and other agreements with the State of New York to carry out a project to demonstrate methods for the selective removal...


(a) Definitions In this section, the following definitions apply: (1) Administrative cost The term ''administrative cost'' means the cost of salaries and ...


(a) Findings, purpose, and definitions (1) Findings The Congress finds that - (A) the Great Lakes are a valuable national resource, continuously serving...


(a) Office of Management Conference of the Long Island Sound Study The Administrator shall continue the Management Conference of the Long Island Sound Study (hereinafter referred...


(a) Establishment There is established a Lake Champlain Management Conference to develop a comprehensive pollution prevention, control, and restoration plan for Lake...


(a) Survey (1) In general The Administrator, in consultation with the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Secretary,...


(a) Operation and maintenance of navigation projects Whenever necessary to meet the requirements of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1251 et seq.), the...


(a) Establishment of restoration program The Administrator shall establish within the Environmental Protection Agency the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Restoration Program. ...


(a) In general The Administrator, in coordination with the States, may provide technical assistance and grants for treatment works to carry out pilot projects relating to...


(a) Development and implementation of waste treatment management plans and practices It is the purpose of this subchapter to require and to assist the development...


Notwithstanding any other provision of law, in any case where the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency finds that the total of all grants made under section 1281...


Notwithstanding any other provision of law, Federal assistance made available by the Farmers Home Administration to any political subdivision of a State may be used to provide...


(a) Amount of grants for treatment works (1) The amount of any grant for treatment works made under this chapter from funds authorized for any fiscal year beginning after June...


(a) Submission; contractual nature of approval by Administrator; agreement on eligible costs; single grant (1) Each applicant for a grant shall submit to the Administrator ...


(a) Determinations by Administrator Before approving grants for any project for any treatment works under section 1281(g)(1) of this title the Administrator shall determine - ...


(a) Funds for fiscal years during period June 30, 1972, and September 30, 1977; determination of amount Sums authorized to be appropriated pursuant to section 1287 of ...


(a) Publicly owned treatment works construction initiated after June 30, 1966, but before July 1, 1973; reimbursement formula Any publicly owned treatment works in a State...


There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out this subchapter, other than sections 1286(e), 1288 and 1289 of this title, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1973, not to...


(a) Identification and designation of areas having substantial water quality control problems For the purpose of encouraging and facilitating the development ...


(a) Preparation of Level B plans The President, acting through the Water Resources Council, shall, as soon as practicable, prepare a Level B plan under the Water ...


The Administrator shall annually make a survey to determine the efficiency of the operation and maintenance of treatment works constructed with grants made under this chapter,...


(a) Existing and new systems No grant shall be made for a sewage collection system under this subchapter unless such grant (1) is for replacement or major rehabilitation of...


As used in this subchapter - (1) The term ''construction'' means any one or more of the following: preliminary planning to determine the feasibility of treatment...


(a) State or local obligations issued exclusively to Federal Financing Bank for publicly owned treatment works; determination of eligibility of project by Administrator ...


(a) Construction, operation, and maintenance; period; conditions; requirements The Secretary of the Army, acting through the Chief of Engineers, is authorized to...


The Administrator shall develop and operate within one year of December 27, 1977, a continuing program of public information and education on recycling and reuse of...


Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no grant for which application is made after February 1, 1978, shall be made under this subchapter for any treatment works unless...


Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, the determination of the priority to be given each category of projects for construction of publicly owned treatment works...


Any guidelines for cost-effectiveness analysis published by the Administrator under this subchapter shall provide for the identification and selection of cost effective...


(a) Congressional statement of policy It is the policy of Congress that a project for waste treatment and management undertaken with Federal financial assistance under ...


Whenever the Governor of a State which has been delegated sufficient authority to administer the construction grant program under this subchapter in that State certifies to...


(a) Policy Nothing in this section shall be construed to affect the application of section 1251(g) of this title and all of the provisions of this section shall be carried out...


(a) In general In any fiscal year in which the Administrator has available for obligation at least $1,350,000,000 for the purposes of section 1381 of this title - (1)...


(a) Illegality of pollutant discharges except in compliance with law Except as in compliance with this section and sections 1312, 1316, 1317, 1328, 1342, and 1344 of...


(a) Establishment Whenever, in the judgment of the Administrator or as identified under section 1314(l) of this title, discharges of pollutants from a point source or group...


(a) Existing water quality standards (1) In order to carry out the purpose of this chapter, any water quality standard applicable to interstate waters which was adopted by...


The review, revision, and adoption or promulgation of revised or new water quality standards pursuant to section 303(c) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C....


(a) Criteria development and publication (1) The Administrator, after consultation with appropriate Federal and State agencies and other interested persons, shall develop...


(a) Omitted (b)(1) Each State shall prepare and submit to the Administrator by April 1, 1975, and shall bring up to date by April 1, 1976, and biennially thereafter, a...


(a) Definitions For purposes of this section: (1) The term ''standard of performance'' means a standard for the control of the discharge of pollutants which reflect...


(a) Toxic pollutant list; revision; hearing; promulgation of standards; effective date; consultation (1) On and after December 27, 1977, the list of toxic pollutants ...


(a) Maintenance; monitoring equipment; entry; access to information Whenever required to carry out the objective of this chapter, including but not limited to (1) developing...


(a) State enforcement; compliance orders (1) Whenever, on the basis of any information available to him, the Administrator finds that any person is in violation of any ...


(a) Hearing; participation by foreign nations Whenever the Administrator, upon receipts of reports, surveys, or studies from any duly constituted international agency, has reason ...


(a) Definitions For the purpose of this section, the term - (1) ''oil'' means oil of any kind or in any form, including, but not limited to, petroleum, fuel oil, sludge,...


(a) Definitions For the purpose of this section, the term - (1) ''new vessel'' includes every description of watercraft or other artificial contrivance used, or capable...


(a) Each department, agency, or instrumentality of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of the Federal Government (1) having jurisdiction over any property or...


(a) Establishment and scope of program (1) State program requirements Each State on a biennial basis shall prepare and submit to the Administrator for his approval - ...


(a) Establishment There is established a National Study Commission, which shall make a full and complete investigation and study of all of the technological aspects of...


(a) Effluent limitations that will assure protection and propagation of balanced, indigenous population of shellfish, fish, and wildlife With respect to any point...


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(a) Authority to permit discharge of specific pollutants The Administrator is authorized, after public hearings, to permit the discharge of a specific pollutant or pollutants under ...


(a) State assessment reports (1) Contents The Governor of each State shall, after notice and opportunity for public comment, prepare and submit to the Administrator for ...


(a) Management conference (1) Nomination of estuaries The Governor of any State may nominate to the Administrator an estuary lying in whole or in part within the State as...


(a) Compliance with applicable requirements; application; procedures; license suspension (1) Any applicant for a Federal license or permit to conduct any activity...


(a) Permits for discharge of pollutants (1) Except as provided in sections 1328 and 1344 of this title, the Administrator may, after opportunity for public hearing issue a ...


(a) Issuance of permits No permit under section 1342 of this title for a discharge into the territorial sea, the waters of the contiguous zone, or the oceans shall be...


(a) Discharge into navigable waters at specified disposal sites The Secretary may issue permits, after notice and opportunity for public hearings for the discharge of dredged or...


(a) Permit Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter or of any other law, in any case where the disposal of sewage sludge resulting from the operation of a...


(a) Monitoring and notification (1) In general Not later than 18 months after October 10, 2000, after consultation and in cooperation with appropriate Federal, State, ...


(a) Authority of Administrator to prescribe regulations The Administrator is authorized to prescribe such regulations as are necessary to carry out his functions under this chapter. ...


Except as otherwise specifically provided, when used in this chapter: (1) The term ''State water pollution control agency'' means the State agency designated by the...


(a) Establishment; composition; terms of office (1) There is hereby established in the Environmental Protection Agency a Water Pollution Control Advisory Board, composed of the ...


(a) Emergency powers Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, the Administrator upon receipt of evidence that a pollution source or combination of sources...


(a) Authorization; jurisdiction Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section and section 1319(g)(6) of this title, any citizen may commence a civil action on his...


The Administrator shall request the Attorney General to appear and represent the United States in any civil or criminal action instituted under this chapter to which the...


(a) Discrimination against persons filing, instituting, or testifying in proceedings under this chapter prohibited No person shall fire, or in any other way discriminate...


(a) Contracts with violators prohibited No Federal agency may enter into any contract with any person, who has been convicted of any offense under section 1319(c) of this ...


(a) Subpenas (1) For purposes of obtaining information under section 1315 of this title, or carrying out section 1367(e) of this title, the Administrator may issue subpenas...


Except as expressly provided in this chapter, nothing in this chapter shall (1) preclude or deny the right of any State or political subdivision thereof or interstate agency to...


(a) Impairment of authority or functions of officials and agencies; treaty provisions This chapter shall not be construed as (1) limiting the authority or functions of...


The Administrator shall take such action as may be necessary to insure that all laborers and mechanics employed by contractors or subcontractors on treatment works for which...


The permitting agency under section 1342 of this title shall assist the applicant for a permit under such section in coordinating the requirements of this chapter with those of the ...


(a) Establishment; membership; term (1) There is established an Effluent Standards and Water Quality Information Advisory Committee, which shall be composed of a Chairman...


The Administrator, in cooperation with the States, including water pollution control agencies and other water pollution control planning agencies, shall make (1) a detailed...


(a) In general Not later than 4 years after October 10, 2000, and every 4 years thereafter, the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency shall submit to Congress...


There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out this chapter, other than sections 1254, 1255, 1256(a), 1257, 1258, 1262, 1263, 1264, 1265, 1286, 1287, 1288(f) and (h),...


(a) Policy Nothing in this section shall be construed to affect the application of section 1251(g) of this title, and all of the provisions of this section shall be carried out...


(a) General authority Subject to the provisions of this subchapter, the Administrator shall make capitalization grants to each State for the purpose of establishing a...


(a) General rule To receive a capitalization grant with funds made available under this subchapter and section 1285(m) of this title, a State shall enter into an agreement...


(a) Requirements for obligation of grant funds Before a State may receive a capitalization grant with funds made available under this subchapter and section 1285(m) of this title, ...


(a) Formula Sums authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section for each of fiscal years 1989 and 1990 shall be allotted by the Administrator in accordance with...


(a) Notification of noncompliance If the Administrator determines that a State has not complied with its agreement with the Administrator under section 1382 of this title or...


(a) Fiscal control and auditing procedures Each State electing to establish a water pollution control revolving fund under this subchapter shall establish fiscal controls...


There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out the purposes of this subchapter the following sums: (1) $1,200,000,000 per fiscal year for each of fiscal years 1989...


(a) Dangers of unregulated dumping Unregulated dumping of material into ocean waters endangers human health, welfare, and amenities, and the marine environment, ...


For the purposes of this Act the term - (a) ''Administrator'' means the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. (b) ''Ocean waters'' means those waters of...


(a) Except as may be authorized by a permit issued pursuant to section 1412 or section 1413 of this title, and subject to regulations issued pursuant to section 1418 of this title, ...


(a) Environmental Protection Agency permits Except in relation to dredged material, as provided for in section 1413 of this title, and in relation to radiological, chemical,...


(a) Issuance of emergency permits Notwithstanding section 104B of the Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act of 1972 (33 U.S.C. 1414b), after December 31, 1981,...


(a) Issuance by Secretary of the Army Subject to the provisions of subsections (b), (c), and (d) of this section, the Secretary may issue permits, after notice and opportunity...


(a) Designated and included conditions Permits issued under this subchapter shall designate and include (1) the type of material authorized to be transported for dumping or to...


(a) New York Bight Apex (1) For purposes of this subsection - (A) The term ''Apex'' means the New York Bight Apex consisting of the ocean waters of the Atlantic...


(a) Termination of dumping (1) Prohibitions on dumping Notwithstanding any other provision of law - (A) on and after the 270th day after November 18, 1988, no ...


(a) In general No person shall dispose of sewage sludge at any landfill located on Staten Island, New York. (b) Exclusion from penalties (1) In general Subject...


(a) Assessment of civil penalty by Administrator; remission or mitigation; court action for appropriate relief Any person who violates any provision of this subchapter, or of ...


(a) Voiding of preexisting licenses After the effective date of this subchapter, all licenses, permits, and authorizations other than those issued pursuant to this...


(a) Utilization of other departments, agencies, and instrumentalities The Administrator or the Secretary, as the case may be, may, whenever appropriate, utilize by...


In carrying out the responsibilities and authority conferred by this subchapter, the Administrator, the Secretary, and the Secretary of the department in which the Coast Guard...


The Secretary of State, in consultation with the Administrator, shall seek effective international action and cooperation to insure protection of the marine environment, and may,...


There are authorized to be appropriated, for purposes of carrying out this subchapter, not to exceed $12,000,000 for fiscal year 1993 and not to exceed $14,000,000 for each of...


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The Secretary of Commerce, in coordination with the Secretary of the Department in which the Coast Guard is operating and with the Administrator shall, within six months of...


(a) Secretary of Commerce (1) The Secretary of Commerce, in close consultation with other appropriate Federal departments, agencies, and instrumentalities shall, within six...


(a) Cooperation with public authorities, agencies, and institutions, private agencies and institutions, and individuals The Administrator of the Environmental...


(a) Report by Secretary of Commerce In March of each year, the Secretary of Commerce shall report to the Congress on his activities under this subchapter during the ...


There are authorized to be appropriated for the first fiscal year after October 23, 1972, and for the next two fiscal years thereafter such sums as may be necessary to carry out...


As used in this chapter - (1) ''a substance other than convention oil'' means those oils, noxious substances, liquefied gases, and radioactive substances - ...


Whenever a ship collision, stranding, or other incident of navigation or other occurrence on board a ship or external to it resulting in material damage or imminent threat of...


(a) The Secretary, after consultation with the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency and the Secretary of Commerce, shall determine when a substance other than...


Upon a determination under section 1472 of this title of a grave and imminent danger to the coastline or related interests of the United States, the Secretary may - ...


Before taking any measure under section 1474 of this title, the Secretary shall - (1) consult, through the Secretary of State, with other countries affected by the...


In cases of extreme urgency requiring measures to be taken immediately, the Secretary may take those measures rendered necessary by the urgency of the situation without the prior ...


(a) Measures directed or conducted under this chapter shall be proportionate to the damage, actual or threatened, to the coastline or related interests of the United States and...


In the direction and conduct of measures under this chapter the Secretary shall use his best endeavors to - (1) assure the avoidance of risk to human life; (2) render...


(a) Payment of compensation The United States shall be obliged to pay compensation to the extent of the damage caused by measures which exceed those reasonably necessary...


The Secretary of State shall notify without delay foreign states concerned, the Secretary-General of the Inter-Governmental Maritime Consultative Organization, and persons affected...


(a) A person commits a class A misdemeanor if that person - (1) willfully violates a provision of this chapter or a regulation issued thereunder; or (2)...


(a) Nomination of experts and proposal of amendments to list of substances The Secretary, in consultation with the Secretary of State and the Administrator of...


No measures may be taken under authority of this chapter against any warship or other ship owned or operated by a country and used, for the time being, only on...


This chapter shall be interpreted and administered in a manner consistent with the convention, the protocol, and other international law. Except as specifically provided, nothing...


The Secretary may issue reasonable rules and regulations which he considers appropriate and necessary for the effective implementation of this chapter. ...


The Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund shall be available to the Secretary for actions taken under sections 1474 and 1476 of this title. ...


This chapter shall be effective upon February 5, 1974, or upon the date the convention becomes effective as to the United States, whichever is later. ...


(a) It is declared to be the purposes of the Congress in this chapter to - (1) authorize and regulate the location, ownership, construction, and operation of deepwater...


As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires, the term - (1) ''adjacent coastal State'' means any coastal State which (A) would be directly connected...


(a) Requirement No person may engage in the ownership, construction, or operation of a deepwater port except in accordance with a license issued pursuant to this chapter....


(a) Regulations; issuance, amendment, or rescission; scope The Secretary shall, as soon as practicable after January 3, 1975, and after consultation with other Federal...


(a) Establishment; evaluation of proposed deepwater ports The Secretary, in accordance with the recommendations of the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency and the ...


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(a) Status of deepwater ports and storage facilities A deepwater port and a storage facility serviced directly by that deepwater port shall operate as a common carrier...


(a) Designation; direct pipeline connections; mileage; risk of damage to coastal environment, time for designation (1) The Secretary, in issuing notice of application pursuant...


(a) Regulations and procedures Subject to recognized principles of international law and the provision of adequate opportunities for public involvement, the Secretary...


The Secretary of State, in consultation with the Secretary, shall seek effective international action and cooperation in support of the policy and purposes of this chapter and...


(a) Proceedings by Attorney General; venue; conditions subsequent Whenever a licensee fails to comply with any applicable provision of this chapter, or any applicable...


(a) Regulations; regulations under other provisions unaffected Each licensee shall establish and maintain such records, make such reports, and provide such information as...


(a) Inspection of copies; reproduction costs; protected information Copies of any communication, document, report, or information transmitted between any official of the...


(a) Criminal penalties Any person who willfully violates any provision of this chapter or any rule, order, or regulation issued pursuant thereto commits a class A misdemeanor...


(a) Equitable relief; case or controversy; district court jurisdiction Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, any person may commence a civil action...


Any person suffering legal wrong, or who is adversely affected or aggrieved by the Secretary's decision to issue, transfer, modify, renew, suspend, or revoke a license may, not...


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(a) Federal Constitution, laws, and treaties applicable; other Federal requirements applicable; status of deepwater port; Federal or State authorities and...


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(a) Standards and regulations for Outer Continental Shelf The Secretary, in cooperation with the Secretary of the Interior, shall establish and enforce such standards and...


The President of the United States is authorized and requested to enter into negotiations with the Governments of Canada and Mexico to determine: (1) the need...


Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to amend, restrict, or otherwise limit the application of section 185(u) of title 30. ...


The Secretary or his delegate shall have the authority to issue and enforce orders during proceedings brought under this chapter. Such authority shall include the authority to...


There is authorized to be appropriated for administration of this chapter, not to exceed $2,500,000 per fiscal year for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1975, June 30, 1976,...


For the purposes of this chapter - (1) ''vessel'' means every description of watercraft, including nondisplacement craft and seaplanes, used or capable of being used as...


(a) Proclamation by President; effective date The President is authorized to proclaim the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972 (hereinafter referred...


Except as provided in section 1604 of this title and subject to the provisions of section 1605 of this title, the International Regulations, as proclaimed under section 1602 of...


(a) The International Regulations do not apply to vessels while in the waters of the United States shoreward of the navigational demarcation lines dividing the high seas from...


(a) Certification for alternative compliance Any requirement of the International Regulations with respect to the number, position, range, or arc of visibility of lights, with ...


(a) The Secretary of the Navy is authorized to promulgate special rules with respect to additional station or signal lights or whistle signals for ships of war or vessels...


The Secretary of the department in which the Coast Guard is operating is authorized to promulgate such reasonable rules and regulations as are necessary to implement the provisions...


(a) Liability of vessel operator for violations Whoever operates a vessel, subject to the provisions of this chapter, in violation of this chapter or of any regulation ...


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(a) Study directed The Secretary of Transportation, and the Secretary of Commerce, in consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury, the Secretary of Agriculture, the...


For purposes of section 4042 of title 26 (relating to tax on fuel used in commercial transportation on inland waterways) and for purposes of section 1802 (FOOTNOTE 1) of this...


(a) Unless the context indicates otherwise, as used in this chapter - (1) ''Antarctica'' means the area south of 60 degrees south latitude; (2)...


(a) Included vessels This chapter shall apply - (1) to a ship of United States registry or nationality, or one operated under the authority of the United States, wherever ...


(a) Duty of Secretary; Annexes of Convention applicable to seagoing vessels Unless otherwise specified in this chapter, the Secretary shall administer and enforce the...


(a) Issuance by authorized designees; restriction on issuance The Secretary shall designate those persons authorized to issue on behalf of the United States the certificates...


(a) Adequacy; criteria (1) The Secretary, after consultation with the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, shall establish regulations setting criteria...


(a) Requirement to report incident The master, person in charge, owner, charterer, manager, or operator of a ship involved in an incident shall report the incident in the...


(a) General prohibition; cooperation and enforcement; detection and monitoring measures; reports; evidence It is unlawful to act in violation of the MARPOL Protocol, Annex ...


(a) Criminal penalties; payment for information leading to conviction A person who knowingly violates the MARPOL Protocol,, (FOOTNOTE 1) Annex IV to the Antarctic...


(a) Acceptance of certain amendments by the President A proposed amendment to the MARPOL Protocol received by the United States from the Secretary-General of the International ...


(a) Persons with adversely affected interests as plaintiffs; defendants Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, any person having an interest which is, or...


Nothing in this chapter shall be construed as limiting, diminishing, or otherwise restricting any of the authority of the Secretary under the Port and Tanker Safety Act of 1978. ...


Any action taken under this chapter shall be taken in accordance with international law. ...


(a) In general Within 1 year after the effective date of this section, and triennially thereafter, the Secretary of the department in which the Coast Guard is operating,...


(a) Establishment of Marine Debris Coordinating Committee The Secretary of Commerce shall establish a Marine Debris Coordinating Committee. (b) Membership The...


(a) Outreach program (1) In general Not later than April 1, 1988, the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Administrator of ...


(a) United States inland waters and Canadian waters of the Great Lakes These Rules apply to all vessels upon the inland waters of the United States, and to vessels of...


(a) Exoneration Nothing in these Rules shall exonerate any vessel, or the owner, master, or crew thereof, from the consequences of any neglect to comply with these Rules or of...


For the purpose of these Rules and this chapter, except where the context otherwise requires: (a) The word ''vessel'' includes every description of water craft,...


Rules in this subpart apply in any condition of visibility. ...


Every vessel shall at all times maintain a proper look-out by sight and hearing as well as by all available means appropriate in the prevailing circumstances and conditions so as...


Every vessel shall at all times proceed at a safe speed so that she can take proper and effective action to avoid collision and be stopped within a distance appropriate to...


(a) Determination if risk exists Every vessel shall use all available means appropriate to the prevailing circumstances and conditions to determine if risk of collision exists....


(a) General characteristics of action taken to avoid collision Any action taken to avoid collision shall, if the circumstances of the case admit, be positive, made in ample time...


(a) Keeping near to outer limit of channel or fairway which lies on vessel's starboard side; exception (i) A vessel proceeding along the course of a narrow channel or ...


(a) Obligations under other Rules unaffected This Rule applies to traffic separation schemes and does not relieve any vessel of her obligation under any other Rule. (b) Duties...


Rules in this subpart apply to vessels in sight of one another. ...


(a) Keeping out of the way When two sailing vessels are approaching one another, so as to involve risk of collision, one of them shall keep out of the way of the other...


(a) Overtaking vessel to keep out of the overtaken vessel's way Notwithstanding anything contained in Rules 4 through 18, any vessel overtaking any other shall keep out of the way...


(a) Course alterations to starboard; port side passage Unless otherwise agreed, when two power-driven vessels are meeting on reciprocal or nearly reciprocal courses so as to involve ...


(a) Vessel which must keep out of the other vessel's way When two power-driven vessels are crossing so as to involve risk of collision, the vessel which has the other on her...


Every vessel which is directed to keep out of the way of another vessel shall, so far as possible, take early and substantial action to keep well clear. ...


(a) Stand-on vessel to keep course and speed; action allowed when give-way vessel fails to take appropriate action (i) Where one of two vessels is to keep out of the way,...


Except where Rules 9, 10, and 13 otherwise require: (a) Power-driven vessels underway A power-driven vessel underway shall keep out of the way of: (i) a vessel not...


(a) Vessels to which rule applies This Rule applies to vessels not in sight of one another when navigating in or near an area of restricted visibility. (b) Safe speed;...


(a) Compliance in all weathers Rules in this Part shall be complied with in all weathers. (b) Rules concerning lights complied with from sunset to sunrise; other lights ...


(a) ''Masthead light'' means a white light placed over the fore and aft centerline of the vessel showing an unbroken light over an arc of the horizon of 225 degrees and so fixed as...


The lights prescribed in these Rules shall have an intensity as specified in Annex I to these Rules, so as to be visible at the following minimum ranges: (a) Vessels of 50...


(a) Lights exhibited by power-driven vessels underway A power-driven vessel underway shall exhibit: (i) a masthead light forward; (ii) a second masthead light abaft of...


(a) Power-driven vessels when towing astern A power-driven vessel when towing astern shall exhibit: (i) instead of the light prescribed either in Rule 23(a)(i) or ...


(a) Sailing vessels underway A sailing vessel underway shall exhibit: (i) sidelights; and (ii) a sternlight. (b) Sailing vessels of less than 20 meters in length ...


(a) Exhibition of only prescribed lights and shapes A vessel engaged in fishing, whether underway or at anchor, shall exhibit only the lights and shapes prescribed in this Rule. ...


(a) Vessels not under command A vessel not under command shall exhibit: (i) two all-round red lights in a vertical line where they can best be seen; (ii) two...


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(a) Vessels engaged on pilotage duty A vessel engaged on pilotage duty shall exhibit: (i) at or near the masthead, two all-round lights in a vertical line, the upper...


(a) Vessels at anchor A vessel at anchor shall exhibit where it can best be seen: (i) in the fore part, an all-round white light or one ball; and (ii) at or near the...


Where it is impracticable for a seaplane to exhibit lights and shapes of the characteristics or in the positions prescribed in the Rules of this Part she shall exhibit lights...


(a) The word ''whistle'' means any sound signaling appliance capable of producing the prescribed blasts and which complies with specifications in Annex III to these Rules. ...


(a) Vessels of 12 meters or more in length A vessel of 12 meters or more in length shall be provided with a whistle and a bell and a vessel of 100 meters or more in length ...


(a) Whistle signals When power-driven vessels are in sight of one another and meeting or crossing at a distance within half a mile of each other, each vessel underway,...


In or near an area of restricted visibility, whether by day or night, the signals prescribed in this Rule shall be used as follows: (a) Power-driven vessels making way through...


If necessary to attract the attention of another vessel, any vessel may make light or sound signals that cannot be mistaken for any signal authorized elsewhere in these Rules, or...


When a vessel is in distress and requires assistance she shall use or exhibit the signals described in Annex IV to these Rules. ...


Any vessel or class of vessels, the keel of which is laid or which is at a corresponding stage of construction before December 24, 1980, provided that she complies with...


The Secretary may issue regulations necessary to implement and interpret this chapter. The Secretary shall establish the following technical annexes to these Rules: Annex...


(a) Liability of operator for civil penalty Whoever operates a vessel in violation of this chapter, or of any regulation issued thereunder, or in violation of a certificate of ...


(a) Establishment; membership; Council panels; publication in Federal Register The Secretary shall establish a Navigation Safety Advisory Council (hereinafter referred to...


(a) The Congress finds that - (1) although fishery products provide an important source of protein and industrial products for United States consumption, United...


Based on the best scientific information available, artificial reefs in waters covered under this chapter shall be sited and constructed, and subsequently monitored and managed in...


Not later than one year after November 8, 1984, the Secretary of Commerce, in consultation with the Secretary of the Interior, the Secretary of Defense, the Administrator of...


(a) Secretarial action on permits In issuing a permit for artificial reefs under section 403 of this title, section 1344 of this title, or section 1333(e) of title 43,...


For purposes of this chapter - (1) The term ''artificial reef'' means a structure which is constructed or placed in waters covered under this chapter for the purpose...


(a) Tennessee Valley Authority jurisdiction Nothing in this chapter shall be construed as replacing or superseding section 831y-1 of title 16. (b) State jurisdiction ...


For purposes of this Act, the term ''Secretary'' means the Secretary of the Army. ...


(a) Construction (1) Payments during construction The non-Federal interests for a navigation project for a harbor or inland harbor, or any separable element thereof,...


(a) Construction One-half of the costs of construction - (1) of each project authorized by title III of this Act, (2) of the project authorized by section 652(j) of...


(a) Flood control (1) General rule The non-Federal interests for a project with costs assigned to flood control (other than a nonstructural project) shall - ...


(a) Guidelines Within one year after November 17, 1986, the Secretary shall issue guidelines to carry out this section, consistent with the principles and guidelines on...


(a) Feasibility studies (1) Cost sharing (A) In general The Secretary shall not initiate any feasibility study for a water resources project after November...


Whenever a non-Federal interest is required or elects to repay an amount under this Act over a period of time, the amount to be repaid shall include interest at a rate determined...


If any provision in any report designated by this Act recommends that a State contribute in cash 5 percent of the construction costs allocated to non-vendible project purposes and...


Unless otherwise specified, the cost sharing provisions of this subchapter shall apply to all projects in this Act. The Federal share of any cost of a project authorized by this...


For purposes of this subchapter, terms shall have the meanings given by section 2241 of this title. ...


(a) Congressional declaration of policy; purchase of indebtedness and loans to local interests to meet contribution requirements In the prosecution of projects for rivers...


(a) Submission to Secretary A non-Federal interest may on its own undertake a feasibility study of a proposed harbor or inland harbor project and submit it to the Secretary....


(a) Authority In addition to projects undertaken pursuant to sections 201 and 202 of this title, any non-Federal interest is authorized to undertake navigational improvements...


(a) Notice of intent The Secretary, on request from an appropriate non-Federal interest in the form of a written notice of intent to construct a navigation project for a harbor...


Sections 2231, 2232, and 2233 of this title do not apply to any harbor or inland harbor project for that portion of the Saint Lawrence Seaway administered by the Saint...


Any navigation project for a harbor or inland harbor authorized by this subchapter or any other provision of law enacted before, on, or after November 17, 1986, may be constructed...


(a) Consent of Congress Subject to the following conditions, a non-Federal interest may levy port or harbor dues (in the form of tonnage duties or fees) on a vessel engaged...


Any non-Federal interest shall provide the United States the information necessary for military readiness planning and harbor, inland harbor, and national security,...


(a) Trust fund There are authorized to be appropriated out of the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund, established by section 9505 of title 26, for each fiscal year such sums as may...


...


(a) Grants The Secretary is authorized to make grants to any non-Federal interest operating a project for a harbor for provision of emergency response services in such...


For purposes of this subchapter - (1) Deep-draft harbor The term ''deep-draft harbor'' means a harbor which is authorized to be constructed to a depth of more than...


(a) Establishment of Users Board There is hereby established an Inland Waterway Users Board (hereinafter in this section referred to as the ''Users Board'') composed of the...


The Secretary is hereby authorized and directed to make studies in cooperation with the Secretary of the Interior and the governments of the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa,...


(a) Survey authority The Secretary shall, upon the request of local public officials, survey the potential and methods for rehabilitating former industrial sites, millraces,...


(a) The Secretary shall investigate and study the feasibility of utilizing the capabilities of the United States Army Corps of Engineers to conserve fish and wildlife (including...


(a) Notwithstanding section 3003 of Public Law 104-66 (31 U.S.C. 1113 note; 109 Stat. 734), not later than one year after November 17, 1986, and annually thereafter, the...


(a) No Federal agency shall study or participate in the study of any regional or river basin plan or any plan for any Federal water and related land resource project which has as...


(a) Study authority The Secretary, after consultation with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the National Marine Fisheries Service, the United States Fish...


(a) Study authority The Secretary shall study a hydro-environmental monitoring and information system in the New York Bight in the form of a system using computerized buoys...


(a) In general The Secretary may assess the water resources needs of river basins and watersheds of the United States, including needs relating to - (1)...


(a) Dredging needs The Secretary is authorized to conduct such studies as are necessary to provide a report to Congress on the dredging needs of the national ports and harbors...


(a) Definition of Indian tribe In this section, the term ''Indian tribe'' has the meaning given the term in section 450b of title 25. (b) Program (1) In general ...


In order to insure against cost overruns, each total cost set forth with respect to a project for water resources development and conservation and related purposes authorized to...


Enhancing national economic development (including benefits to particular regions of the Nation not involving the transfer of economic activity to such regions from other...


(a) Report authority; contents; views of other agencies In the case of any water resources project-related study authorized to be undertaken by the Secretary, the Secretary shall ...


(a) Steps to be taken prior to or concurrently with construction (1) In the case of any water resources project which is authorized to be constructed by the Secretary before, on,...


In the evaluation by the Secretary of benefits and costs of a water resources project, the benefits attributable to measures included in a project for the purpose of...


In evaluating potential improvements to navigation and the maintenance of navigation projects, the Secretary shall consider, and include for purposes of project...


In conducting studies of potential water resources projects, the Secretary shall consider measures to preserve and enhance scenic and aesthetic qualities in the vicinity of...


There is established an Environmental Protection and Mitigation Fund. There is authorized to be appropriated to such fund $35,000,000 for fiscal years beginning after September...


The Secretary is authorized to accept funds from any entity, public or private, in accordance with the Pacific Northwest Electric Power Planning and Conservation Act (16 U.S.C....


(a) Pre-authorization planning and engineering After the Chief of Engineers transmits his recommendations for a water resources development project to the Secretary for ...


During the design of each water resources project which has a total cost in excess of $10,000,000, which is authorized before, on, or after November 17, 1986, and undertaken by...


In the preparation of feasibility reports for projects for flood damage prevention in urban and rural areas, the Secretary may consider and evaluate measures to reduce or...


The Secretary is authorized to use the authority contained in section 205 of the Flood Control Act of 1948 (33 U.S.C. 701s), section 2 of the Flood Control Act of August 28, 1937...


(a) The Secretary may enter into a contract providing for the payment or recovery of an appropriate share of the costs of a project under his responsibility with a Federal...


Any surveying or mapping services to be performed in connection with a water resources project which is or has been authorized to be undertaken by the Secretary shall be procured...


(a) Termination or deferment of civil works projects; application of resources to national defense projects In the event of a declaration of war or a declaration by the ...


The Secretary shall establish in the Directorate of Civil Works of the Office of the Chief of Engineers an Office of Environmental Policy. Such Office shall be responsible for...


(a) Federal laws relating to improvements of rivers and harbors, flood control, beach erosion, and other water resources development Within one year after November...


(a) In the case of any water resources project which is authorized to be constructed by the Secretary before, on, or after November 17, 1986, construction of which has not...


The Secretary shall not require, under section 460d of title 16, and the Federal Water Project Recreation Act (16 U.S.C. 460l-12 et seq.), non-Federal interests to assume...


Any report describing a project having recreation benefits that is submitted after November 17, 1986, to the Committee on Environment and Public Works of the Senate or the...


Notwithstanding any other provision of law, in any case in which the use of fill material for beach erosion and beach nourishment is authorized as a purpose of an authorized...


The Secretary shall study and evaluate the measures necessary to increase the capabilities of the United States Army Corps of Engineers to undertake the planning and construction...


...


The Secretary is authorized to preserve, restore, and maintain those historic properties located on water resource development project lands under the jurisdiction of the...


If any provision of this Act, or the application of any provision of this Act to any person or circumstance, is held invalid, the application of such provision to other persons...


Notwithstanding any other provision of law, Federal assistance made available by the Farmers Home Administration may be used to pay the non-Federal share of any other...


If any report required to be transmitted under this Act to the Committee on Public Works and Transportation of the House of Representatives or the Committee on Environment and...


(a) Program authority The Secretary shall undertake a program of research for the control of ice, and to assist communities in breaking up ice, which otherwise is likely to...


(a) Establishment and development The Secretary may establish and develop separate campgrounds for individuals sixty-two years of age or older at any lake or reservoir under...


(a) Congressional declaration of purpose To ensure the coordinated economic revitalization and environmental enhancement of the Great Lakes and their connecting channels and...


(a) Determination of need The Secretary is authorized to review water resources projects constructed by the Secretary to determine the need for modifications in the structures...


The Secretary shall waive local cost-sharing requirements up to $200,000 for all studies and projects in American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, the Virgin Islands,...


Any report that is submitted to the Committee on Environment and Public Works of the Senate or the Committee on Public Works and Transportation of the House of Representatives by...


Before the Secretary may make changes in the operation of any reservoir which will result in or require a reallocation of storage space in such reservoir or will significantly...


(a) In general For the purpose of improving the state of engineering and construction in the United States and consistent with the civil works mission of the Army Corps...


(a) Surveys, plans, and studies To encourage innovative and environmentally sound engineering solutions and innovative environmental solutions to problems of ...


(a) General authority In carrying out research and development in support of the civil works program of the Department of the Army, the Secretary may utilize...


(a) Use The Secretary shall, whenever feasible, seek to promote long- and short-term cost savings, increased efficiency, reliability, and safety, and improved...


(a) In general The Secretary is authorized to provide technical assistance, on a nonexclusive basis, to any United States firm which is competing for, or has been awarded,...


Upon receipt of a request from a non-Federal sponsor of a water resources development project under construction by the Secretary, the Secretary shall provide such sponsor...


(a) General rule The Secretary shall include environmental protection as one of the primary missions of the Corps of Engineers in planning, designing, constructing, operating,...


(a) Goals and action plan (1) Goals There is established, as part of the Corps of Engineers water resources development program, an interim goal of no overall net ...


(a) Exclusion of elements from benefit-cost analysis The Secretary shall not include in the benefit base for justifying Federal flood damage reduction projects - (1)(A)...


The Secretary shall ensure that, in developing or revising reservoir operating manuals of the Corps of Engineers, the Corps shall provide significant opportunities for...


(a) General rule In planning any water resources project, the Secretary shall consider the impact of the project on existing and future recreational and commercial uses in...


Activities currently performed by personnel under the direction of the Secretary in connection with the operation and maintenance of hydroelectric power generating facilities at...


(a) In general In carrying out the operation, maintenance, rehabilitation, and modernization of a hydroelectric power generating facility at a water resources project under...


For purposes of Federal participation in water resource development projects which are to be carried out by the Secretary, benefits which are to be provided to a facility owned by...


(a) Use of Corps research and development labs The Secretary is authorized to use Corps of Engineers research and development laboratories to provide research and development ...


(a) In general The Secretary may engage in activities in support of other Federal agencies or international organizations to address problems of national significance to...


(a) Provision of storage space If a low income community requests the Secretary to provide water supply storage space in a water resources development project operated by...


(a) Acceptance In connection with carrying out a water resources project for environmental protection and restoration or a water resources project for recreation, the Secretary...


(a) In general The Secretary is authorized to carry out projects for the protection, restoration, and creation of aquatic and ecologically related habitats, including wetlands,...


(a) Additional capacity (1) Provided by Secretary At the request of a non-Federal interest with respect to a project, the Secretary may provide additional capacity at a ...


(a) In general The Secretary may enter into cooperation agreements with non-Federal interests with respect to navigation projects, or other appropriate non-Federal entities,...


(a) Dredged material marketing (1) In general Not later than 180 days after December 11, 2000, the Secretary shall establish a program to allow the direct marketing of ...


For purposes of laws relating to navigation on inland and intracoastal waterways of the United States, the term ''rehabilitation'' means - (1) major project...


(a) In general The Secretary is authorized to develop and implement a program to share the cost of managing recreation facilities and natural resources at water...


(a) In general The Secretary is authorized to engage in activities to inform the United States maritime industry and port authorities of technological innovations abroad...


(a) General authority The Secretary may carry out an aquatic ecosystem restoration and protection project if the Secretary determines that the project - (1) will improve...


(a) In general Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary shall not implement a fully allocated funding policy with respect to a water resource project...


(a) In general The Secretary may undertake a program for the purpose of conducting projects to reduce flood hazards and restore the natural functions and values of...


(a) In general The Secretary may provide technical planning and design assistance to non-Federal interests and may conduct other site-specific studies to formulate and...


The Secretary shall examine using, and, if appropriate, encourage the use of, innovative treatment technologies, including membrane technologies, for watershed and...


(a) In general The Secretary may cooperate with the Secretaries of Agriculture and the Interior, the Administrators of the Environmental Protection Agency and the National...


(a) In general The Secretary may provide technical, planning, and design assistance to Federal and non-Federal interests for carrying out projects to address water...


(a) In general The Secretary may carry out a program to reduce vandalism and destruction of property at water resources development projects under the jurisdiction of...


(a) Definition of Indian tribe In this section, the term ''Indian tribe'' has the meaning given the term in section 450b of title 25. (b) Reburial (1) Reburial areas ...


(a) Conservation and recreation management To further training and educational opportunities at water resources development projects under the jurisdiction of the Secretary,...


(a) Findings The Congress finds the following: (1) Antifouling paints containing organotin biocides are used to prevent the build-up of barnacles and other encrusting ...


For purposes of this chapter: (1) The term ''Administrator'' means the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. (2) The term ''antifouling paint'' means...


(a) Prohibition Subject to section 12(d), and except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, no person in any State may apply to a vessel that is less than 25 meters...


(a) Interim prohibition of certain organotin antifouling paints Subject to section 12(d), no person in any State may - (1) sell or deliver to, or purchase or receive...


(a) Initial certification Not later than 90 days after June 16, 1988, the Administrator shall certify each antifouling paint containing organotin that the Administrator...


(a) Estuarine monitoring The Administrator, in consultation with the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, shall monitor the concentrations of organotin in...


(a) Research The Secretary and the Administrator shall conduct research into chemical and nonchemical alternatives to antifouling paints containing organotin. (b) Report ...


Not later than March 30, 1989, the Administrator shall issue a final water quality criteria document concerning organotin compounds pursuant to section 1314(a) of this title. ...


(a) Civil penalties (1) Any person violating section 2403 or 2404 of this title shall be assessed a civil penalty of not more than $5,000 for each offense. (2) After...


(a) Other authorities of Administrator Nothing in this chapter shall limit or prevent the Administrator from establishing a lower permissible release rate for organotin ...


The Congress finds the following: (1) The washing ashore of potentially infectious medical wastes from public vessels of the United States may pose serious and ...


For the purposes of this chapter: (1) Potentially infectious medical waste The term ''potentially infectious medical waste'' includes isolation wastes; infectious...


After 6 months after November 18, 1988, no public vessel shall dispose of potentially infectious medical waste into ocean waters unless - (1)(A) the health or safety...


Not later than 3 months after November 18, 1988, the Secretary of Defense and the head of each affected agency, in consultation with the Administrator of the Environmental...


In this chapter - (1) ''Administrator'' means the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. (2) ''coastal waters'' means - (A) the territorial...


(a) In general A vessel (except a public vessel as defined in section 2101 of title 46) may not transport municipal or commercial waste in coastal waters without - (1)...


(a) In general (1) Loading The owner or operator of the waste source shall take all reasonable steps to assure that all municipal or commercial waste is loaded onto...


(a) Suspension and revocation After notice and opportunity for a hearing, the Secretary of Transportation may, and at the request of the Administrator shall, suspend or revoke...


(a) General authority The Secretary of Transportation shall enforce this chapter under section 89 of title 14. The Secretary may authorize other officers or employees of...


(a) General authority In an investigation under this chapter, the attendance and testimony of witnesses, including parties in interest, and the production of any evidence may...


The Secretary of Transportation may collect a fee under section 9701 of title 31 of not more than $1,000, from each person to whom a permit is issued under this subchapter for...


(a) General procedures After notice and an opportunity for a hearing, a person found by the Secretary of Transportation to have violated this chapter or a regulation...


(a) General penalty Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, a person violating this chapter is liable to the United States Government for a civil penalty of not...


(a) Study The Administrator, in consultation with the Secretary of Transportation, shall conduct a study to determine the need for, and effectiveness of additional...


(a) Effect on Federal and State laws This chapter does not affect the application of any other Federal or State law, statutory or common, including the Marine Protection, ...


There are authorized to be appropriated $1,500,000 for each of the fiscal years 1989 and 1990, to carry out this chapter. ...


For the purposes of this Act, the term - (1) ''act of God'' means an unanticipated grave natural disaster or other natural phenomenon of an exceptional, inevitable,...


(a) In general Notwithstanding any other provision or rule of law, and subject to the provisions of this Act, each responsible party for a vessel or a facility from which oil...


(a) Complete defenses A responsible party is not liable for removal costs or damages under section 2702 of this title if the responsible party establishes, by a preponderance...


(a) General rule Except as otherwise provided in this section, the total of the liability of a responsible party under section 2702 of this title and any removal costs...


(a) General rule The responsible party or the responsible party's guarantor is liable to a claimant for interest on the amount paid in satisfaction of a claim under this Act...


(a) Liability In the case of natural resource damages under section 2702(b)(2)(A) of this title, liability shall be - (1) to the United States Government for...


(a) Required showing by foreign claimants (1) In general In addition to satisfying the other requirements of this Act, to recover removal costs or damages resulting from...


(a) In general The responsible party for a vessel or facility from which oil is discharged, or which poses the substantial threat of a discharge of oil, may assert a claim...


A person may bring a civil action for contribution against any other person who is liable or potentially liable under this Act or another law. The action shall be brought...


(a) Agreements not prohibited Nothing in this Act prohibits any agreement to insure, hold harmless, or indemnify a party to such agreement for any liability under this Act. ...


The President shall consult with the affected trustees designated under section 2706 of this title on the appropriate removal action to be taken in connection with any discharge...


(a) Uses generally The Fund shall be available to the President for - (1) the payment of removal costs, including the costs of monitoring removal actions, determined by...


(a) Presentation Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, all claims for removal costs or damages shall be presented first to the responsible party or guarantor...


(a) Designation of source and notification When the President receives information of an incident, the President shall, where possible and appropriate, designate the source...


(a) In general Any person, including the Fund, who pays compensation pursuant to this Act to any claimant for removal costs or damages shall be subrogated to all rights,...


(a) Requirement The responsible party for - (1) any vessel over 300 gross tons (except a non-self-propelled vessel that does not carry oil as cargo or fuel) using any...


(a) Administrative Any person who, after notice and an opportunity for a hearing, is found to have failed to comply with the requirements of section 2716 of this title or...


(a) Review of regulations Review of any regulation promulgated under this Act may be had upon application by any interested person only in the Circuit Court of Appeals of...


(a) Preservation of State authorities; Solid Waste Disposal Act Nothing in this Act or the Act of March 3, 1851 shall - (1) affect, or be construed or interpreted as...


A State may enforce, on the navigable waters of the State, the requirements for evidence of financial responsibility under section 2716 of this title. ...


(a) In general Except as provided in subsection (c) of this section, in issuing or enforcing any regulation or establishing any interpretation or guideline relating to...


(a) Establishment of Institute The Secretary of Commerce shall provide for the establishment of a Prince William Sound Oil Spill Recovery Institute (hereinafter in this...


(a) Short title and findings (1) Short title This section may be cited as the ''Oil Terminal and Oil Tanker Environmental Oversight and Monitoring Act of 1990''. ...


The Secretary of Transportation shall within one year after August 18, 1990, install and ensure operation of an automated navigation light on or adjacent to Bligh Reef in...


The Secretary of Transportation shall within one year after August 18, 1990 - (1) acquire, install, and operate such additional equipment (which may consist of radar,...


(a) In general In addition to the requirements for response plans for vessels established by section 1321(j) of this title, a response plan for a tanker loading cargo at...


(a) Sections 2731, 2733, and 2734 Amounts in the Fund shall be available, without further appropriations and without fiscal year limitation, to carry out section 2731 of...


Notwithstanding any other law, tank vessels that have spilled more than 1,000,000 gallons of oil into the marine environment after March 22, 1989, are prohibited from operating...


(a) Institute established The Secretary of Commerce shall establish a North Pacific Marine Research Institute (hereafter in this section referred to as the ''Institute'') to...


(a) Cross-references A reference to a law replaced by this Act, including a reference in a regulation, order, or other law, is deemed to refer to the corresponding provision...


(a) Required Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, amounts in the Fund shall be available only as provided in annual appropriation Acts. (b) Exceptions ...


...


(a) Interagency Coordinating Committee on Oil Pollution Research (1) Establishment There is established an Interagency Coordinating Committee on Oil Pollution...


The purposes of this chapter are to - (1) establish a comprehensive national program for consistent monitoring of the Nation's coastal ecosystems; (2)...


For the purposes of this chapter, the term - (1) ''Administrator'' means the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency; (2) ''coastal ecosystem'' means...


(a) Authority; joint implementation (1) The Administrator and the Under Secretary, in conjunction with other Federal, State, and local authorities, shall jointly develop...


On September 30 of each other year beginning in 1993, the Administrator and the Under Secretary shall jointly submit to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation and...


(a) NOAA authorization For development and implementation of programs under this chapter, including financial assistance to non-Federal agencies and institutions to...


The purposes of this chapter are - (1) to promote the restoration of estuary habitat; (2) to develop a national estuary habitat restoration strategy for creating...


In this chapter, the following definitions apply: (1) Council The term ''Council'' means the Estuary Habitat Restoration Council established by section 2904 of...


(a) Establishment There is established an estuary habitat restoration program under which the Secretary may carry out estuary habitat restoration projects and provide...


(a) Council There is established a council to be known as the ''Estuary Habitat Restoration Council''. (b) Duties The Council shall be responsible for - ...


(a) In general Not later than 1 year after November 7, 2000, the Council, (FOOTNOTE 1) shall develop an estuary habitat restoration strategy designed to ensure a...


(a) Under Secretary In this section, the term ''Under Secretary'' means the Under Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere of the Department of Commerce. (b) Database of...


(a) In general At the end of the third and fifth fiscal years following November 7, 2000, the Secretary, after considering the advice and recommendations of the Council,...


(a) Authorization of appropriations (1) Estuary habitat restoration projects There is authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary for carrying out and providing...


(a) Agency consultation and coordination In carrying out this chapter, the Secretary shall, as necessary, consult with, cooperate with, and coordinate its activities with ...




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