33 U.S. Code § 3842 - Investigations and inspections by Secretary
The Secretary may conduct investigations and inspections regarding a vessel’s compliance with this chapter or the Convention.
On completion of an investigation, the Secretary may take whatever further action the Secretary considers appropriate under the Convention or this chapter.
The Secretary may cooperate with other parties to the Convention in the detection of violations and in enforcement of the Convention. Nothing in this section affects or alters requirements under any other laws.
This chapter, referred to in subsecs. (a) and (c), was in the original “this title”, meaning title X of Pub. L. 111–281, Oct. 15, 2010, 124 Stat. 3023, which enacted this chapter and repealed chapter 37 (§ 2401 et seq.) of this title. For complete classification of title X to the Code, see Tables.