The public shall be given adequate notice of the location of any shipwreck to which title is asserted under this section. The Secretary of the Interior, after consultation with the appropriate State Historic Preservation Officer, shall make a written determination that an abandoned shipwreck meets the criteria for eligibility for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places under clause (a)(3).
43 U.S. Code § 2105. Rights of ownership
(a) United States titleThe United States asserts title to any abandoned shipwreck that is—
(b) Notice of shipwreck location; eligibility determination for inclusion in National Register of Historic Places
(c) Transfer of title to States
(e) Reservation of rightsThis section does not affect any right reserved by the United States or by any State (including any right reserved with respect to Indian lands) under—