The Secretary, in consultation with the Secretary of Agriculture, shall conduct a study on the implementation of sections
1241v of this Appendix. The study shall include analysis of—
(1)the effects of that implementation on diversions of cargo to and from the Great Lakes port range and any resulting effects on the cost of transporting commodities furnished pursuant to title II of the Agricultural Trade Development and Assistance Act of 1954 [7 U.S.C. 1721 et seq.]; and
(2)whether the authority to designate vessels as American Great Lakes vessels has increased United States-flag vessel service to Great Lakes ports.
Not later than December 31, 1994, the Secretary shall submit a report to the Congress on the findings of the study under subsection (a) of this section.
1241v of this Appendix, referred to in subsec. (a), was in the original “this subtitle”, meaning subtitle B (§§ 1521–1527) of title XV of Pub. L. 101–624, Nov. 28, 1990, 104 Stat. 3665, which enacted sections
1241v of this Appendix and amended section
1241f of this Appendix.
The Agricultural Trade Development and Assistance Act of 1954, referred to in subsec. (a)(1), is act July 10, 1954, ch. 469, 68 Stat. 454, as amended. Title II of the Act is classified generally to subchapter III (§ 1721 et seq.) of chapter
41 of Title
7, Agriculture. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section
1691 of Title
7 and Tables.
Section was enacted as part of the Agricultural Development and Trade Act of 1990 and also as part of the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990, and not as part of the Merchant Marine Act, 1936, which comprises this chapter.
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