43 U.S. Code § 2101 - Findings

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§ 2101.
The Congress finds that—
States have the responsibility for management of a broad range of living and nonliving resources in State waters and submerged lands; and
included in the range of resources are certain abandoned shipwrecks, which have been deserted and to which the owner has relinquished ownership rights with no retention.
(Pub. L. 100–298, § 2, Apr. 28, 1988, 102 Stat. 432.)
Short Title

Pub. L. 100–298, § 1, Apr. 28, 1988, 102 Stat. 432, provided that:

“This Act [enacting this chapter] may be cited as the ‘Abandoned Shipwreck Act of 1987’.”


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