2015 US Code
Title 33 - Navigation and Navigable Waters (Sections 1 - 4009)
Chapter 38 - Dumping of Medical Waste by Public Vessels (Sections 2501 - 2504)
Sec. 2501 - Findings

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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 38 - DUMPING OF MEDICAL WASTE BY PUBLIC VESSELS
Sec. 2501 - Findings
Containssection 2501
Date2015
Laws In Effect As Of DateJanuary 3, 2016
Positive LawNo
Dispositionstandard
Short Titles'United States Public Vessel Medical Waste Anti-Dumping Act of 1988'."
Source CreditPub. L. 100-688, title III, §3102, Nov. 18, 1988, 102 Stat. 4152.
Statutes at Large References102 Stat. 4152
Public and Private LawsPublic Law 100-688

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33 U.S.C. § 2501 (2015)

§2501. Findings

The Congress finds the following:

(1) The washing ashore of potentially infectious medical wastes from public vessels of the United States may pose serious and widespread risks to public health and to the welfare of coastal communities.

(2) Current Federal law provides inadequate protections against the disposal of such wastes from such vessels into ocean waters.

(3) Operators of such vessels must take immediate action to stop disposing of such wastes into ocean waters.

(Pub. L. 100–688, title III, §3102, Nov. 18, 1988, 102 Stat. 4152.)

SHORT TITLE

Pub. L. 100–688, title III, §3101, Nov. 18, 1988, 102 Stat. 4152, provided that: "This subtitle [subtitle A (§§3101–3105) of title III of Pub. L. 100–688, enacting this chapter] may be cited as the 'United States Public Vessel Medical Waste Anti-Dumping Act of 1988'."

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