46 U.S. Code § 55113 - Use of foreign documented oil spill response vessels

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, an oil spill response vessel documented under the laws of a foreign country may operate in waters of the United States on an emergency and temporary basis, for the purpose of recovering, transporting, and unloading in a United States port oil discharged as a result of an oil spill in or near those waters, if—
(1) an adequate number and type of oil spill response vessels documented under the laws of the United States cannot be engaged to recover oil from an oil spill in or near those waters in a timely manner, as determined by the Federal On-Scene Coordinator for a discharge or threat of a discharge of oil; and
(2) the foreign country has by its laws accorded to vessels of the United States the same privileges accorded to vessels of the foreign country under this section.

Source

(Pub. L. 109–304, § 8(c),Oct. 6, 2006, 120 Stat. 1638.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised Section Source (U.S. Code) Source (Statutes at Large)
55113
46:12101 note.
Pub. L. 104–324, title XI, § 1117, Oct. 19, 1996, 110 Stat. 3973.

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