2015 US Code
Title 33 - Navigation and Navigable Waters (Sections 1 - 4009)
Chapter 51 - Clean Hulls (Sections 3801 - 3857)
Subchapter II - Implementation of the Convention (Sections 3821 - 3826)
Sec. 3821 - Certificates

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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 51 - CLEAN HULLS
SUBCHAPTER II - IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CONVENTION
Sec. 3821 - Certificates
Containssection 3821
Date2015
Laws In Effect As Of DateJanuary 3, 2016
Positive LawNo
Dispositionstandard
Source CreditPub. L. 111-281, title X, §1021, Oct. 15, 2010, 124 Stat. 3025.
Statutes at Large References124 Stat. 3025, 3023
Public and Private LawsPublic Law 111-281

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33 U.S.C. § 3821 (2015)

§3821. Certificates

(a) Certificate required

On entry into force of the Convention for the United States, any vessel of at least 400 gross tons that engages in one or more international voyages (except fixed or floating platforms, FSUs, and FPSOs) shall carry an International Antifouling System Certificate.

(b) Issuance of Certificate

On entry into force of the Convention, on a finding that a successful survey required by the Convention has been completed, a vessel of at least 400 gross tons that engages in at least one international voyage (except fixed or floating platforms, FSUs, and FPSOs) shall be issued an International Antifouling System Certificate. The Secretary may issue the Certificate required by this section. The Secretary may delegate this authority to an organization that the Secretary determines is qualified to undertake that responsibility.

(c) Maintenance of Certificate

The Certificate required by this section shall be maintained as required by the Secretary.

(d) Certificates issued by other party countries

A Certificate issued by any country that is a party to the Convention has the same validity as a Certificate issued by the Secretary under this section.

(e) Vessels of nonparty countries

Notwithstanding subsection (a), a vessel of at least 400 gross tons, having the nationality of or entitled to fly the flag of a country that is not a party to the Convention, may demonstrate compliance with this chapter through other appropriate documentation considered acceptable by the Secretary.

(Pub. L. 111–281, title X, §1021, Oct. 15, 2010, 124 Stat. 3025.)

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This chapter, referred to in subsec. (e), was in the original "this title", meaning title X of Pub. L. 111–281, Oct. 15, 2010, 124 Stat. 3023, which enacted this chapter and repealed chapter 37 (§2401 et seq.) of this title. For complete classification of title X to the Code, see Tables.

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