33 U.S. Code § 403a - Creation or continuance of obstruction of navigable waters

The creation of any obstruction, not affirmatively authorized by law, to the navigable capacity of any waters, in respect of which the United States has jurisdiction, is hereby prohibited. The continuance of any such obstruction, except bridges, piers, docks, and wharves, and similar structures erected for business purposes, whether heretofore or hereafter created, shall constitute an offense and each week’s continuance of any such obstruction shall be deemed a separate offense. Every person and every corporation which shall be guilty of creating or continuing any such unlawful obstruction in this act mentioned, or who shall violate the provisions of the last four preceding sections of this act, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine not exceeding five thousand dollars, or by imprisonment (in the case of a natural person) not exceeding one year, or by both such punishments, in the discretion of the court, the creating or continuing of any unlawful obstruction in this act mentioned may be prevented and such obstruction may be caused to be removed by the injunction of any district court exercising jurisdiction in any district in which such obstruction may be threatened or may exist; and proper proceedings in equity to this end may be instituted under the direction of the Attorney-General of the United States.

Source

(Sept. 19, 1890, ch. 907, § 10,26 Stat. 454; Mar. 3, 1911, ch. 231, § 291,36 Stat. 1167.)
References in Text

This act, referred to in text, is act Sept. 19, 1890, ch. 907, 26 Stat. 426. Sections 6 to 9 of the Act are not classified to the Code. For complete classification of this act to the Code, see Tables.
Codification

Text of section, which was previously omitted from the Code, was restored in view of conflicting court decisions as to whether or not section had been repealed or superseded. See eg. United States v. Wishkah Boom Co., 136 F. 42 (9th Cir. 1905), (appeal dismissed [1906] 202 U.S. 613); United States v. Wilson, 235 F.2d 251 (2d Cir. 1956).

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33 CFR - Navigation and Navigable Waters

33 CFR Part 320 - GENERAL REGULATORY POLICIES

33 CFR Part 325 - PROCESSING OF DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY PERMITS

33 CFR Part 326 - ENFORCEMENT

33 CFR Part 329 - DEFINITION OF NAVIGABLE WATERS OF THE UNITED STATES

33 CFR Part 330 - NATIONWIDE PERMIT PROGRAM

33 CFR Part 331 - ADMINISTRATIVE APPEAL PROCESS

 

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