33 CFR 401.205 - Civil and criminal penalties.

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§ 401.205 Civil and criminal penalties.

(a) If the violation of the Seaway Regulations carries a criminal penalty, the Corporation's Chief Counsel is hereby authorized to determine whether to refer the case to the U.S. Attorney for prosecution in accordance with § 401.204, which outlines the appropriate procedure for handling criminal cases.

(b) The decision of the U.S. Attorney as to whether to institute criminal proceedings shall not bar the initiation of civil penalty proceedings by the Associate Administrator.

(68 Stat. 93-96, 33 U.S.C. 981-990, as amended sec. 104, Pub. L. 92-340 86 Stat. 424 and secs. 12 and 13 of sec. 2 of Pub. L. 95-474, 92 Stat. 1471, and 49 CFR 1.52)
[50 FR 10963, Mar. 19, 1985, as amended at 51 FR 4341, Feb. 4, 1986]