1981—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 97–31substituted “Secretary of Transportation” for “Secretary of Commerce” in two places and for “Commission” in one place. For prior transfers of functions of the Commission, meaning the United States Maritime Commission, see Transfer of Functions note below.
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 97–31substituted “Secretary of Transportation” for “Commission” in two places. For prior transfers of functions of the Commission, meaning the United States Maritime Commission, see Transfer of Functions note below.
1970—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 91–603included the leasing of vessels in cl. (2).
Pub. L. 91–469inserted definition of “essential service”, and substituted “an essential service” for “such service, route, or line” in cl. (1) and “in an essential service” for “and maintain the service, route, or line” in cl. (2); substituted “Secretary of Commerce” for “Commission” in two places; and substituted “he” for “it” in third sentence preceding “determines that”, respectively.
1961—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 87–45required the Federal Maritime Board to consider applications for financial aid in the operation of vessels in cruises under section
1183 of this Appendix, and permitted the Board, to the extent the application covers such cruises, to make the portion of the determination relating to parity on the basis that any foreign flag cruise from the United States competes with any American flag cruise from the United States.
Transfer of Functions
For transfer of functions of United States Maritime Commission, see Reorg. Plan No. 6 of 1949, Reorg. Plan No. 21 of 1950, and Reorg. Plan No. 7 of 1961, set out under section
1111 of this Appendix.
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