Congressional findings and declaration of purpose.
SUBCHAPTER I—REGULATION OF EXPLORATION AND COMMERCIAL RECOVERY BY UNITED STATES CITIZENS
Prohibited activities by United States citizens.
Licenses for exploration and permits for commercial recovery.
License and permit applications, review, and certification.
License and permit fees.
License and permit terms, conditions, and restrictions; issuance and transfer of licenses and permits.
Denial of certification of applications and of issuance, transfer, suspension, and revocation of licenses and permits; suspension and modification of activities.
Duration of licenses and permits.
Protection of the environment.
Conservation of natural resources.
Prevention of interference with other uses of the high seas.
Safety of life and property at sea.
Records, audits, and public disclosure.
Monitoring of activities of licensees and permittees.
Relinquishment, surrender, and transfer of licenses and permits.
Public notice and hearings.
SUBCHAPTER II—TRANSITION TO INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENT
Declaration of Congressional intent.
Effect of international agreement.
Protection of interim investments.
Disclaimer of obligation to pay compensation.
SUBCHAPTER III—ENFORCEMENT AND MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
Liability of vessels.
Jurisdiction of courts.
Authorization of appropriations.
Deep Seabed Revenue Sharing Trust Fund; establishment.
Revenue and customs or tariff treatment of deep seabed mining unaffected.