14 U.S. Code § 103 - Notification of certain determinations

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(a) In General.— At least 90 days prior to making a final determination that a waterway, or a portion thereof, is navigable for purposes of the jurisdiction of the Coast Guard, the Commandant shall provide notification regarding the proposed determination to—
(1)the Governor of each State in which such waterway, or portion thereof, is located;
(2)the public; and
(3)the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of Representatives.
(b) Content Requirement.— Each notification provided under subsection (a) to an entity specified in paragraph (3) of that subsection shall include—
(1)an analysis of whether vessels operating on the waterway, or portion thereof, subject to the proposed determination are subject to inspection or similar regulation by State or local officials;
(2)an analysis of whether operators of commercial vessels on such waterway, or portion thereof, are subject to licensing or similar regulation by State or local officials; and
(3)an estimate of the annual costs that the Coast Guard may incur in conducting operations on such waterway, or portion thereof.


(Added Pub. L. 113–281, title II, § 210(a),Dec. 18, 2014, 128 Stat. 3027.)


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