References in Text
This subchapter, referred to in subsecs. (a) and (b), was in the original “this Act”, and was translated, to reflect the probable intent of Congress, as reading “this title”, meaning title III of Pub. L. 105–384, Nov. 13, 1998, 112 Stat. 3454, known as the Hydrographic Services Improvement Act of 1998, which is classified principally to this subchapter. For complete classification of title III to the Code, see Short Title of 1998 Amendment note set out under section 851 of this title and Tables.
Subchapter VI of chapter 10 of title 40, referred to in subsec. (b)(6), probably means title IX of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949, act June 30, 1949, ch. 288, as added Pub. L. 92–582, Oct. 27, 1972, 86 Stat. 1278. Title IX of the Act, which was classified generally to subchapter VI (§ 541 et seq.) of chapter 10 of former Title 40, Public Buildings, Property, and Works, was repealed and reenacted by Pub. L. 107–217, §§ 1, 6(b), Aug. 21, 2002, 116 Stat. 1062, 1304, as chapter 11 (§ 1101 et seq.) of Title 40, Public Buildings, Property, and Works. For disposition of sections of former Title 40 to revised Title 40, see Table preceding section 101 of Title 40. For complete classification of act June 30, 1949, to the Code, see Tables.
2008—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 110–386, § 3(1), substituted “the Coast and Geodetic Survey Act, promote safe, efficient and environmentally sound marine transportation, and otherwise fulfill the purposes of this subchapter,” for “the Act of 1947,” in introductory provisions.
Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 110–386, § 3(2), substituted “data and provide hydrographic services;” for “data;”.
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 110–386, § 3(3), added subsec. (b) and struck out former subsec. (b) which related to actions of Administrator to fulfill data gathering and dissemination duties of the Administration under the Act of 1947.
2002—Subsec. (b)(4). Pub. L. 107–372, § 103(a), amended par. (4) generally. Prior to amendment, par. (4) read as follows: “may design and install where appropriate Physical Oceanographic Real-Time Systems to enhance navigation safety and efficiency.”
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 107–372, § 103(b), added subsec. (c).
Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Charting and Survey Services
Pub. L. 116–259, title V, § 501, Dec. 23, 2020, 134 Stat. 1178, provided that:
“(a) In General.—
Not later than 270 days after the development of the strategy required by section 1002(b) of the Frank LoBiondo Coast Guard
Authorization Act of 2018 [Pub. L. 115–282
] (33 U.S.C. 892a
note), the Secretary of Commerce
shall enter into not fewer than 2 multi-year contracts with 1 or more private entities for the performance of charting and survey services by vessels.
“(b) Charting and Surveys in the Arctic.—
In soliciting and engaging the services of vessels under subsection (a), the Secretary shall particularly emphasize the need for charting and surveys in the Arctic.”
System for Tracking and Reporting All-Inclusive Cost of Hydrographic Surveys
Pub. L. 115–282, title X, § 1002, Dec. 4, 2018, 132 Stat. 4365, provided that:
“(a) In General.—Not later than 1 year after the date of the enactment of this Act [Dec. 4, 2018], the Secretary of Commerce shall—
develop and implement a system to track and report the full cost to the Department of Commerce
of hydrographic data
collection, including costs relating to vessel acquisition, vessel repair, and administration
of contracts to procure data;
evaluate measures for comparing cost per unit effort in addition to measures of cost per nautical square mile; and
submit to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate and the Committee on Natural Resources of the House of Representatives a report on which additional measures for comparing cost per unit effort the Secretary intends to use and the rationale for such use.
“(b) Development of Strategy for Increased Contracting With Nongovernmental Entities for Hydrographic Data Collection.—
Not later than 180 days after the date on which the Secretary completes the activities required by subsection (a), the Secretary shall develop a strategy for how the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
will increase contracting with nongovernmental entities for hydrographic data
collection in a manner that is consistent with the requirements of the Ocean and Coastal Mapping Integration Act
([subtitle B of title XII of] Public Law 111–11
; 33 U.S.C. 3501
Pub. L. 106–541, title V, § 554, Dec. 11, 2000, 114 Stat. 2679, provided that:
“The Secretary [of the Army] shall enter into an agreement with the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration—
to require the Secretary, not later than 60 days after the Corps of Engineers completes a project involving dredging of a channel, to provide data to the Administration
in a standard digital format on the results of a hydrographic survey of the channel conducted by the Corps of Engineers; and
to require the Administrator
to provide the final charts with respect to the project to the Secretary in digital format, at no charge, for the purpose of enhancing the mission of the Corps of Engineers of maintaining Federal navigation projects.”