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(Pub. L. 92–296, § 1, May 16, 1972, 86 Stat. 140; Pub. L. 97–31, § 12(38), Aug. 6, 1981, 95 Stat. 156.)

References in Text

The Merchant Marine Act, 1936, referred to in text, is act June 29, 1936, ch. 858, 49 Stat. 1985, as amended, which is classified principally to chapter 27 (§ 1101 et seq.) of this Appendix. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see section 1245 of this Appendix and Tables.


Section was not enacted as part of the Merchant Marine Act, 1920, which comprises this chapter.


1981—Pub. L. 97–31 substituted “Secretary of Transportation” for “Secretary of Commerce”.

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