2015 US Code
Title 33 - Navigation and Navigable Waters (Sections 1 - 4009)
Chapter 25 - Ports and Waterways Safety Program (Sections 1221 - 1236)
Sec. 1232b - Requirement to notify Coast Guard of release of objects into the navigable waters of the United States

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Publication TitleUnited States Code, 2012 Edition, Supplement 3, Title 33 - NAVIGATION AND NAVIGABLE WATERS
CategoryBills and Statutes
CollectionUnited States Code
SuDoc Class NumberY 1.2/5:
Contained WithinTitle 33 - NAVIGATION AND NAVIGABLE WATERS
CHAPTER 25 - PORTS AND WATERWAYS SAFETY PROGRAM
Sec. 1232b - Requirement to notify Coast Guard of release of objects into the navigable waters of the United States
Containssection 1232b
Date2015
Laws In Effect As Of DateJanuary 3, 2016
Positive LawNo
Dispositionstandard
Source CreditPub. L. 92-340, §15, as added Pub. L. 109-241, title VI, §602, July 11, 2006, 120 Stat. 553.
Statutes at Large Reference120 Stat. 553
Public and Private LawPublic Law 92-340, Public Law 109-241

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33 U.S.C. § 1232b (2015)

§1232b. Requirement to notify Coast Guard of release of objects into the navigable waters of the United States

(a) Requirement

As soon as a person has knowledge of any release from a vessel or facility into the navigable waters of the United States of any object that creates an obstruction prohibited under section 403 of this title, such person shall notify the Secretary and the Secretary of the Army of such release.

(b) Restriction on use of notification

Any notification provided by an individual in accordance with subsection (a) may not be used against such individual in any criminal case, except a prosecution for perjury or for giving a false statement.

(Pub. L. 92–340, §15, as added Pub. L. 109–241, title VI, §602, July 11, 2006, 120 Stat. 553.)

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