46 U.S. Code § 5114 - Use of Customs Service officers and employees for enforcement
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(a) With the approval of the Secretary of the Treasury, the Secretary may use an officer or employee of the United States Customs Service to enforce this chapter and the regulations prescribed under this chapter.
Source(Pub. L. 99–509, title V, § 5101(2),Oct. 21, 1986, 100 Stat. 1918; Pub. L. 101–595, title VI, § 603(4),Nov. 16, 1990, 104 Stat. 2993.)
Historical and Revision Notes
Revised section 5114
Source: Section (U.S. Code) 46 App. U.S.C. 86
Section 5114 (a) authorizes the Secretary to use a Customs Service officer or employee to enforce load line requirements. The expected role of a Customs Service officer or employee in this regard is to ensure that a vessel is carrying a load line certificate and that the load line is not submerged.
Section 5114 (b) requires the Secretary to consult with the Secretary of the Treasury before prescribing a regulation that affects the enforcement responsibilities of a Customs Service officer or employee.
1990—Pub. L. 101–595substituted “officers and employees” for “officers employees” in section catchline.
Transfer of Functions
For transfer of functions, personnel, assets, and liabilities of the United States Customs Service of the Department of the Treasury, including functions of the Secretary of the Treasury relating thereto, to the Secretary of Homeland Security, and for treatment of related references, see sections 203 (1), 551 (d), 552 (d), and 557 of Title 6, Domestic Security, and the Department of Homeland Security Reorganization Plan of November 25, 2002, as modified, set out as a note under section 542 of Title 6.