(a) The Secretary may exempt a vessel from any part of this chapter if, under regulations prescribed by the Secretary (including regulations on special operating conditions), the Secretary finds that—
(1)good cause exists for granting an exemption; and
(2)the safety of the vessel and those on board will not be adversely affected.
2010—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 111–281struck out subsec. (b) which read as follows: “A vessel to which this chapter applies is exempt from section
4502(b)(2)(B) of this title if it—
“(1) is less than 36 feet in length; and
“(2) is operating—
“(A) in internal waters of the United States; or
“(B) within 3 nautical miles from the baselines from which the territorial sea of the United States is measured.”
1998—Subsec. (b)(2). Pub. L. 105–383added par. (2) and struck out former par. (2) which read as follows: “is not operating on the high seas.”
1992—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 102–587substituted “4502(b)(2)(B)” for “4502(b)(2)”.
Territorial Sea of United States
For extension of territorial sea of United States, see Proc. No. 5928, set out as a note under section
1331 of Title
43, Public Lands.
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