United States Code
USC most recently checked for updates: Feb 17, 2020
In any case on or after
Requests for reimbursement shall be made to the Secretary of State within 120 days after the date of payment of the fee, or within 90 days after
Such funds as may be necessary to meet the requirements of this section may be made available from the unobligated balance of previously appropriated funds remaining in the Fishermen’s Protective Fund established under section 1979 of this title. To the extent that requests for reimbursement under this section exceed such funds, there are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be needed for reimbursements authorized under subsection (a), which shall be deposited in the Fishermen’s Protective Fund established under section 1979 of this title.
The Secretary of State shall take such action as the Secretary deems appropriate to make and collect claims against the foreign country imposing such fee for any amounts reimbursed under this section.
For purposes of this section, the term “owner” includes any charterer of a vessel of the United States.