Whenever by section
835 of this Appendix the approval of the Secretary of Transportation is required to render any act or transaction lawful, such approval may be accorded either absolutely or upon such conditions as the Secretary of Transportation prescribes. Whenever the approval of the Secretary of Transportation is accorded upon any condition a statement of such condition shall be entered upon his records and incorporated in the same document or paper which notifies the applicant of such approval. A violation of such condition so incorporated shall constitute a misdemeanor and shall be punishable by fine and imprisonment in the same manner, and shall subject the vessel, stocks, bonds, or other subject matter of the application conditionally approved to forfeiture in the same manner, as though the act conditionally approved had been done without the approval of the Secretary of Transportation, but the offense shall be deemed to have been committed at the time of the violation of the condition.
Whenever by this chapter the approval of the Secretary of Transportation is required to render any act or transaction lawful, whoever knowingly makes any false statement of a material fact to the Secretary of Transportation, or to any officer, attorney, or agent of the Department of Transportation, for the purpose of securing such approval, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and subject to a fine of not more than $5,000, or to imprisonment for not more than five years, or both.
(Sept. 7, 1916, ch. 451, § 41, as added July 15, 1918, ch. 152, § 4,40 Stat. 902; amended Ex. Ord. No. 6166, § 12, eff. June 10, 1933; June 29, 1936, ch. 858, title II, § 204, title IX, § 904,49 Stat. 1987, 2016; Pub. L. 97–31, § 12(32),Aug. 6, 1981, 95 Stat. 156.)
1981—Pub. L. 97–31substituted “Secretary of Transportation” for “Commission” and “his” for “its” and, in view of this amendment, “or to any officer, attorney, or agent of the Department of Transportation” were editorially substituted in second paragraph for “or to any member thereof, or to any officer, attorney, or agent thereof”. For prior transfers of functions, see Transfer of Functions note below.
For provisional repeal, see note set out preceding section
801 of this Appendix.
Transfer of Functions
“Commission”, meaning United States Maritime Commission, substituted in text for “board”, meaning United States Shipping Board. For dissolution of Board and transfer of functions to United States Maritime Commission, see Ex. Ord. No. 6166 and act June 29, 1936. Ex. Ord. No. 6166 is set out as a note under section
901 of Title
5, Government Organization and Employees. For subsequent transfers of functions, 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.
National Emergency, 1950
For Presidential Proclamation of the existence of a national emergency, see Proc. No. 2914, eff. Dec. 16, 1950, 15 F.R. 9029, 64 Stat. 454, set out as a note preceding section
1 of Title
50, Appendix, War and National Defense.
Termination of War and Emergencies
Joint Res. July 25, 1947, ch. 327, § 3,61 Stat. 451, provided that in the interpretation of this section, the date July 25, 1947, shall be deemed to be the date of termination of any state of war theretofore declared by Congress and of the national emergencies proclaimed by the President on Sept. 8, 1939, and May 27, 1941.
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