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Public Law
: Howard Coble Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2014
: 113-281
Session: 113th Congress (Second Session)


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S2444 Begich (D-Alaska) 12/10/14
Enrolled (finally passed both houses)
To authorize appropriations for the Coast Guard for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
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TITLE VI—MISCELLANEOUS

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SEC. 605. COMPETITION BY UNITED STATES FLAG VESSELS.

(a) In General.—The Commandant of the Coast Guard shall enter into an arrangement with the National Academy of Sciences to conduct an assessment of authorities under subtitle II of title 46, United States Code, that have been delegated to the Coast Guard and that impact the ability of vessels documented under the laws of the United States to effectively compete in international transportation markets.

(b) Review of Differences With IMO Standards.—The assessment under subsection (a) shall include a review of differences between United States laws, policies, regulations, and guidance governing the inspection of vessels documented under the laws of the United States and standards set by the International Maritime Organization governing the inspection of vessels.

(c) Deadline.—Not later than 180 days after the date on which the Commandant enters into an arrangement with the National Academy of Sciences under subsection (a), the Commandant shall submit to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate the assessment required under such subsection.


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