2016 US Code
Title 46 - Shipping
Subtitle I - General
Chapter 3 - Federal Maritime Commission
Sec. 304 - Delegation of authority

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Citation 46 U.S.C. § 304 (2016)
Section Name §304. Delegation of authority
Section Text

(a) Delegation.—The Federal Maritime Commission, by published order or regulation, may delegate to a division of the Commission, an individual Commissioner, an employee board, or an officer or employee of the Commission, any of its duties or powers, including those relating to hearing, determining, ordering, certifying, reporting, or otherwise acting on any matter. This subsection does not affect section 556(b) of title 5.

(b) Review.—The Commission may review any action taken under a delegation of authority under subsection (a). The review may be taken on the Commission's own initiative or on the petition of a party to or an intervenor in the action, within the time and in the manner prescribed by the Commission. The vote of a majority of the Commission, less one member, is sufficient to bring an action before the Commission for review.

(c) Deemed Action of Commission.—If the Commission declines review, or if review is not sought, within the time prescribed under subsection (b), the action taken under the delegation of authority is deemed to be the action of the Commission.

Source Credit

(Pub. L. 109–304, §4, Oct. 6, 2006, 120 Stat. 1489.)

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Source (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
304 46 App.:1111 note. Reorg. Plan No. 7 of 1961, eff. Aug. 12, 1961, §105(a)–(c), 75 Stat. 841.
Publication Title United States Code, 2012 Edition, Supplement 4, Title 46 - SHIPPING
Category Bills and Statutes
Collection United States Code
SuDoc Class Number Y 1.2/5:
Contained Within Title 46 - SHIPPING
Subtitle I - General
Sec. 304 - Delegation of authority
Contains section 304
Date 2016
Laws In Effect As Of Date January 6, 2017
Positive Law Yes
Disposition standard
Statutes at Large References 75 Stat. 841
120 Stat. 1489
Public Law References Public Law 109-304
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