United States Code

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§ 1913.
Compliance reports
(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, in consultation with the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of Commerce, shall report to the Congress regarding compliance with Annex V to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973, in United States waters and, not later than 1 year after October 19, 1996, and annually thereafter, shall publish in the Federal Register a list of the enforcement actions taken against any domestic or foreign ship (including any commercial or recreational ship) pursuant to the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships (33 U.S.C. 1901 et seq.).

(b)
Report on inability to comply
Within 3 years after the effective date of this section, the head of each Federal agency that operates or contracts for the operation of any ship referred to in section 3(b)(1)(A) of the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships [33 U.S.C. 1902(b)(1)(A)] that may not be able to comply with the requirements of that section shall report to the Congress describing—
(1)
the technical and operational impediments to achieving that compliance;
(2)
an alternative schedule for achieving that compliance as rapidly as is technologically feasible;
(3)
the ships operated or contracted for operation by the agency for which full compliance with section 3(b)(2)(A) [33 U.S.C. 1902(b)(2)(A)] is not technologically feasible; and
(4)
any other information which the agency head considers relevant and appropriate.
(c)
Congressional action

Upon receipt of the compliance report under subsection (b), the Congress shall modify the applicability of Annex V to ships referred to in section 3(b)(1)(A) of the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships [33 U.S.C. 1902(b)(1)(A)], as may be appropriate with respect to the requirements of Annex V to the Convention.

(Pub. L. 100–220, title II, § 2201, Dec. 29, 1987, 101 Stat. 1464; Pub. L. 104–66, title I, § 1121(c), Dec. 21, 1995, 109 Stat. 724; Pub. L. 104–324, title VIII, § 802(a), Oct. 19, 1996, 110 Stat. 3944.)
cite as: 33 USC 1913