16 U.S. Code § 5402 - National maritime heritage policy
It shall be the policy of the Federal Government, in partnership with the States and local governments and private organizations and individuals, to—
(1) use measures, including financial and technical assistance, to foster conditions under which our modern society and our historic maritime resources can exist in productive harmony;
(3) contribute to the preservation of historic maritime resources and give maximum encouragement to organizations and individuals undertaking preservation by private means; and
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