49 CFR 1.66 - Delegations to Maritime Administrator.
With the exception of those authorities delegated to the Maritime Subsidy Board in § 1.67 of this title, the Maritime Administrator is delegated authority to:
(a) Carry out sections 9, 12, 14a, 21a, 37, 38, 40, 41, and 42 of the Shipping Act, 1916, as amended (46 App. U.S.C. 801 et seq.);
(b) Carry out the Merchant Marine Act, 1920, as amended (46 App. U.S.C. 861 et seq.), including the Ship Mortgage Act, 1920, as amended (46 App. U.S.C. 921 et seq.);
(d) Carry out section 7 of the Intercoastal Shipping Act, 1933, as amended (46 App. U.S.C. 843 et seq.);
(e) Carry out the Merchant Marine Act, 1936, as amended (46 App. U.S.C. 1101 et seq.); except the authority delegated to the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration relating to the establishment of capital construction fund agreements under section 607 thereof and the granting of financing guarantees under title XI thereof, with respect to vessels in the fishing trade or industry;
(i) Carry out the Act of June 2, 1951 (46 App. U.S.C. 1241a) regarding the “Vessel Operations Revolving Fund”;
(j) Carry out the Act of August 9, 1954 (50 U.S.C. 196 et seq.) commonly called the Emergency Foreign Vessels Acquisition Act;
(m) Carry out the Act of May 16, 1972, as amended (86 Stat. 140) authorizing sale or purchase of certain passenger vessels;
(n) Carry out the Act of August 22, 1972 (86 Stat. 618) authorizing sale of Liberty ships for use as artificial reefs;
(o) Carry out section 717 of the Act of October 26, 1972 (86 Stat. 1184) commonly known as the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 1973, and similar subsequent enactments, with respect to transferring or otherwise making available vessels under the jurisdiction of the Maritime Administration to another Federal agency or, similarly, accepting vessels from another Federal agency;
(p) Carry out the provisions of sections 10 through 13 of Public Law 103-451, the National Maritime Heritage Act of 1994, 108 Stat. 4769, 4778-4782;
(q) Exercise the authority vested in the Administrator of General Services by the Act of June 1, 1948, Public Law 80-566, 62 Stat. 281, 40 U.S.C. 318-318c and the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949, as amended, 63 Stat. 377, and delegated to the Secretary of Transportation by the Administrator of General Services on March 23, 2000, relating to the enforcement of laws for the protection of property and persons at the United States Merchant Marine Academy, located in Kings Point, New York. This may be accomplished through appointment of uniformed personnel as special police, establishment of rules and regulations governing conduct on the affected property, and execution of agreements with other Federal, State, or local authorities.
(r) Carry out the responsibilities of the National Shipping Authority (initially established by the Secretary of Commerce effective March 13, 1951) in the capacity of Director, National Shipping Authority;
(t) Carry out all other activities previously vested in the Secretary of Commerce and transferred pursuant to Public Law 97-31;
(u) Carry out the functions vested in the Secretary by section 3(d) of the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships (33 U.S.C. 1902(d)) as it relates to ships owned or operated by the Maritime Administration when engaged in noncommercial service;
(v) Carry out the responsibilities and exercise the authorities of the Secretary of Transportation under the Maritime Security Act of 1996, Public Law 104-239;
(x) Carry out the responsibilities and exercise the authorities of the Secretary of Transportation under sections 1008, 1009, and 1013 ofPublic Law 104-324;
(y) Carry out the functions vested in the Secretary by the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (August 18, 1990; Pub. L. 101-380; 104 Stat. 484) in sections 4115(f) relating to vessel financing and 4117 relating to a feasibility study of an oil pollution prevention program. (See 49 CFR 1.46 and 1.53).
(z) Carry out the functions vested in the Secretary by Section 2927, Title XXIX of the National Defense Authorization Act of 1994 (Public Law 103-160; November 30, 1993) relating to authority to convey surplus real property to public entities for use in the development or operation of port facilities.
(aa) Carry out the following powers and duties vested in the Secretary by the Deepwater Port Act of 1974, as amended (33 U.S.C. 1501-1524):
(1) The authority to issue, transfer, amend, or reinstate a license for the construction and operation of a deepwater port (33 U.S.C. 1503(b)).
(2) The authority to process applications for the issuance, transfer, amendment, or reinstatement of a license for the construction and operation of a deepwater port (33 U.S.C. 1503(b)), as amended, in coordination with the Commandant of the Coast Guard.
(3) Approval of fees charged by adjacent coastal States for use of a deepwater port and directly related land-based facilities (33 U.S.C. 1504(h)(2)).
(4) In collaboration with the Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs and the Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy, consultation with the Secretary of State relating to international actions and cooperation in the economic, trade and general transportation policy aspects of the ownership and operation of deepwater ports (33 U.S.C. 1510).
(5) Submission of notice of the commencement of a civil suit (33 U.S.C. 1515(b)(2)).
(6) Intervention in any civil action to which the Secretary is not a party (33 U.S.C. 15150).
(7) Authority to request the Attorney General to seek the suspension or termination of a deepwater port license and to initiate a proceeding before the Surface Transportation Board (33 U.S.C. 1507, 1511(a)).
(bb) Carry out the functions and exercise the authorities vested in the Secretary by sections 202(b), 203(b), 203(g), and 213(g) of division c, title II, Public Law 105-277, which relate to ownership and control requirements for vessel fishery endorsements for vessels measuring 100 feet and greater.
(cc) Exercise the authority vested in the Secretary of Transportation by section 408(a) ofPublic Law 105-383 approved November 13, 1998, (112 Stat. 3411 and 3430), 46 U.S.C. 2302(e), relating to the enforcement of the prohibition of shipment of Government-impelled cargoes on vessels if (1) the vessel has been detained and determined to be substandard by the Secretary of Transportation for violation of an international safety convention to which the United States is a party; or (2) the operator of the vessel has on more than one occasion had a violation of an international safety convention to which the United States is a party. The term “Government-impelled cargo” means cargo for which a Federal agency contracts directly for shipping by water or for which (or the freight of which) a Federal agency provides financing, including financing by grant, loan, or loan guarantee, resulting in shipment of the cargo by water.
(dd) Carry out the functions and exercise the authority vested in the Secretary by section 109 of the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002, Public Law 107-295, 116 Stat. 2064, provide training for maritime security professionals. This authority may be redelegated.
(ee) Carry out the functions and exercise the authorities vested in the Secretary by section 3517 of Title XXXV of Public Law 108-136 which relates to the Maintenance and Repair Reimbursement Pilot Program.
(ff) Carry out the functions and exercise the authorities vested in the Secretary by Subtitle V of title 46 United States Code, which establishes the Maritime Security Fleet.
(gg) Carry out the functions and exercise the authorities vested in the Secretary by Subtitle D of Title XXXV of Public Law 108-136, which relates to the National Defense Tank Vessel Construction Assistance Program.
(hh) Carry out the functions and exercise the authorities vested in the President by section 1019 ofPub. L. 109-364 and delegated to the Secretary by the President.
(ii) Carry out the functions and exercise the authorities vested in the Secretary of Transportation under Title 46, Chapter 556, of the United States Code, except for those found in 46 U.S.C. 55601(c) and (d).
[Amdt. 1-164, 46 FR 47459, Sept. 28, 1981]
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