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. 2503 - Prohibition

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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. 2503 - Prohibition
Containssection 2503
Date2015
Laws In Effect As Of DateJanuary 3, 2016
Positive LawNo
Dispositionstandard
Source CreditPub. L. 100-688, title III, §3104, Nov. 18, 1988, 102 Stat. 4152.
Statutes at Large Reference102 Stat. 4152
Public and Private LawPublic Law 100-688

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33 U.S.C. § 2503 (2015)
§2503. Prohibition

After 6 months after November 18, 1988, no public vessel shall dispose of potentially infectious medical waste into ocean waters unless—

(1)(A) the health or safety of individuals on board the vessel is threatened; or

(B) during time of war or a declared national emergency;

(2) the waste is disposed of beyond 50 nautical miles from the nearest land; and

(3)(A) in the case of a public vessel which is not a submersible, the waste is sterilized, properly packaged, and sufficiently weighted to prevent the waste from coming ashore after disposal; and

(B) in the case of a public vessel which is a submersible, the waste is properly packaged and sufficiently weighted to prevent the waste from coming ashore after disposal.

(Pub. L. 100–688, title III, §3104, Nov. 18, 1988, 102 Stat. 4152.)

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