46 U.S. Code § 70114 - Automatic identification systems
Automatic identification systems
(1) Subject to paragraph (2), the following vessels, while operating on the navigable waters of the United States, shall be equipped with and operate an automatic identification system under regulations prescribed by the Secretary:
(2) The Secretary may—
The Secretary shall prescribe regulations implementing subsection (a), including requirements for the operation and maintenance of the automatic identification systems required under subsection (a).
“(1)Schedule.—Section 70114 of title 46, United States Code, as enacted by this Act, shall apply as follows:
On and after January 1, 2003, to any vessel built after that date.
“(B) On and after July 1, 2003, to any vessel built before the date referred to in subparagraph (A) that is—
a tanker; or
a towing vessel engaged in moving a tank vessel.
On and after December 31, 2004, to all other vessels built before the date referred to in subparagraph (A).
The terms in this subsection have the same meaning as those terms have under section 2101 [now also 115] of title 46, United States Code.”
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