2016 US Code
Title 46 - Shipping
Subtitle I - General
Chapter 5 - Other General Provisions
Sec. 504 - Remission of fees and penalties

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Citation 46 U.S.C. § 504 (2016)
Section Name §504. Remission of fees and penalties
Section Text

Any part of a fee, tax, or penalty paid or a forfeiture incurred under a law or regulation relating to vessels or seamen may be remitted if—

(1) application for the remission is made within one year after the date of the payment or forfeiture; and

(2) it is found that the fee, tax, penalty, or forfeiture was improperly or excessively imposed.

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(Pub. L. 109–304, §4, Oct. 6, 2006, 120 Stat. 1491.)

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Historical and Revision Notes


Source (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
504 46:2108.

This section replaces 46 U.S.C. 2108, which was enacted as part of the codification of subtitle II of title 46 in 1983. That provision was based on section 26 of the Act of June 26, 1884, ch. 121, 23 Stat. 59, which prior to the subtitle II codification appeared at 46 U.S.C. 8 (1982 ed.). In the enactment of 46 U.S.C. 2108, the scope of the 1884 provision was narrowed, presumably inadvertently. This section restores the remissions authority to its prior scope. Note that 19 C.F.R. §4.24 (2003) still refers to "the authority to make refunds in accordance with section 26 of the Act of June 26, 1884 (46 U.S.C. 8)" as if that provision had not been replaced by 46 U.S.C. 2108 in 1983.

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. 504 - Remission of fees and penalties
Contains section 504
Date 2016
Laws In Effect As Of Date January 6, 2017
Positive Law Yes
Disposition standard
Statutes at Large References 23 Stat. 59
120 Stat. 1491
Public Law References Public Law 109-304
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