2015 US Code
Title 33 - Navigation and Navigable Waters (Sections 1 - 4009)
Chapter 28 - Pollution Casualties on the High Seas: United States Intervention (Sections 1471 - 1487)
Sec. 1474 - Federal intervention actions

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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 28 - POLLUTION CASUALTIES ON THE HIGH SEAS: UNITED STATES INTERVENTION
Sec. 1474 - Federal intervention actions
Containssection 1474
Date2015
Laws In Effect As Of DateJanuary 3, 2016
Positive LawNo
Dispositionstandard
Source CreditPub. L. 93-248, §5, Feb. 5, 1974, 88 Stat. 9.
Statutes at Large Reference88 Stat. 9
Public and Private LawPublic Law 93-248

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33 U.S.C. § 1474 (2015)

§1474. Federal intervention actions

Upon a determination under section 1472 of this title of a grave and imminent danger to the coastline or related interests of the United States, the Secretary may—

(1) coordinate and direct all public and private efforts directed at the removal or elimination of the threatened pollution damage;

(2) directly or indirectly undertake the whole or any part of any salvage or other action he could require or direct under subsection (1) of this section; and

(3) remove, and, if necessary, destroy the ship and cargo which is the source of the danger.

(Pub. L. 93–248, §5, Feb. 5, 1974, 88 Stat. 9.)

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