33 U.S. Code § 3842 - Investigations and inspections by Secretary
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(a) In general
The Secretary may conduct investigations and inspections regarding a vessel’s compliance with this chapter or the Convention.
(b) Violations; subpoenas
(1) In general
In any investigation under this section, the Secretary may issue a subpoena to require the attendance of a witness or the production of documents or other evidence if—
(A) before the issuance of the subpoena, the Secretary requests a determination by the Attorney General of the United States as to whether the subpoena will interfere with a criminal investigation; and
(c) Further action
On completion of an investigation, the Secretary may take whatever further action the Secretary considers appropriate under the Convention or this chapter.
Source(Pub. L. 111–281, title X, § 1032,Oct. 15, 2010, 124 Stat. 3028.)
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