33 U.S. Code § 2714 - Designation of source and advertisement
When the President receives information of an incident, the President shall, where possible and appropriate, designate the source or sources of the discharge or threat. If a designated source is a vessel or a facility, the President shall immediately notify the responsible party and the guarantor, if known, of that designation.
1996—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 104–324 designated existing provisions as par. (1) and added par. (2).