46 U.S. Code § 8503 - Federal pilots authorized
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(a) The Secretary may require a pilot licensed under section 7101 of this title on a self-propelled vessel when a pilot is not required by State law and the vessel is—
(b) A requirement prescribed under subsection (a) of this section is terminated when the State having jurisdiction over the area involved—
(c) For the Saint Lawrence Seaway, the Secretary may not delegate the authority under this section to an agency except the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation.
(d) A person violating this section or a regulation prescribed under this section is liable to the United States Government for a civil penalty of not more than $25,000. Each day of a continuing violation is a separate violation. The vessel also is liable in rem for the penalty.
Source(Added Pub. L. 98–557, § 29(f)(3)(A),Oct. 30, 1984, 98 Stat. 2874; amended Pub. L. 101–380, title IV, § 4302(h),Aug. 18, 1990, 104 Stat. 539; Pub. L. 105–383, title III, § 301(b)(8),Nov. 13, 1998, 112 Stat. 3417.)
1998—Subsec. (a)(2). Pub. L. 105–383added par. (2) and struck out former par. (2) which read as follows: “operating on the navigable waters of the United States.”
1990—Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 101–380substituted “commits a class D felony” for “shall be fined not more than $50,000, imprisoned for not more than five years, or both”.
Effective Date of 1990 Amendment
Amendment by Pub. L. 101–380applicable to incidents occurring after Aug. 18, 1990, see section 1020 ofPub. L. 101–380, set out as an Effective Date note under section 2701 of Title 33, Navigation and Navigable Waters.
Territorial Sea of United States