46 U.S. Code § 7701 - General

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(a) The purpose of suspension and revocation proceedings is to promote safety at sea.
(b) Licenses, certificates of registry, and merchant mariners’ documents may be suspended or revoked for acts described in section 7703 of this title.
(c) When a license, certificate of registry, or merchant mariner’s document has been revoked under this chapter, the former holder may be issued a new license, certificate of registry, or merchant mariner’s document only after—
(1) the Secretary decides, under regulations prescribed by the Secretary, that the issuance is compatible with the requirement of good discipline and safety at sea; and
(2) the former holder provides satisfactory proof that the bases for revocation are no longer valid.
(d) The Secretary may prescribe regulations to carry out this chapter.

Source

(Pub. L. 98–89, Aug. 26, 1983, 97 Stat. 546; Pub. L. 101–380, title IV, § 4103(c),Aug. 18, 1990, 104 Stat. 511.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised section Source section (U.S. Code)
7701 46:239(g)

Section 7701 establishes the general purpose of suspension and revocation proceedings, which is to promote safety at sea. This section also provides the Secretary with the authority to suspend or revoke licenses, certificates, and documents, as well as the authority to issue a new license, certificate or document to an individual when the issuance is compatible with the requirements of good discipline and safety at sea. It also provides for necessary regulatory authority to carry out its purposes.
Amendments

1990—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 101–380amended subsec. (c) generally. Prior to amendment, subsec. (c) read as follows: “When a license, certificate of registry, or merchant mariner’s document has been revoked under this chapter, the former holder may be issued a new license, certificate, or document only after it has been decided, under regulations prescribed by the Secretary, that the issuance is compatible with the requirements of good discipline and safety at sea.”
Effective Date of 1990 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 101–380applicable to incidents occurring after Aug. 18, 1990, see section 1020 ofPub. L. 101–380, set out as an Effective Date note under section 2701 of Title 33, Navigation and Navigable Waters.

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33 CFR - Navigation and Navigable Waters

33 CFR Part 20 - RULES OF PRACTICE, PROCEDURE, AND EVIDENCE FOR FORMAL ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEEDINGS OF THE COAST GUARD

46 CFR - Shipping

46 CFR Part 1 - ORGANIZATION, GENERAL COURSE AND METHODS GOVERNING MARINE SAFETY FUNCTIONS

46 CFR Part 5 - MARINE INVESTIGATION REGULATIONS—PERSONNEL ACTION

46 CFR Part 10 - MERCHANT MARINER CREDENTIAL

46 CFR Part 11 - REQUIREMENTS FOR OFFICER ENDORSEMENTS

46 CFR Part 12 - REQUIREMENTS FOR RATING ENDORSEMENTS

46 CFR Part 16 - CHEMICAL TESTING

46 CFR Part 401 - GREAT LAKES PILOTAGE REGULATIONS

 

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