2016 US Code
Title 46 - Shipping
Subtitle V - Merchant Marine
Part A - General
Chapter 501 - Policy, Studies, and Reports
Sec. 50113 - Use and performance reports by operators of vessels

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Citation 46 U.S.C. § 50113 (2016)
Section Name §50113. Use and performance reports by operators of vessels
Section Text

(a) Filing Requirement.—The Secretary of Transportation by regulation may require the operator of a vessel in the waterborne foreign commerce of the United States to file such report, account, record, or memorandum on the use and performance of the vessel as the Secretary considers desirable to assist in carrying out this subtitle. The report, account, record, or memorandum shall be signed and verified, and be filed at the times and in the manner, as provided by regulation.

(b) Civil Penalty.—An operator not filing a report, account, record, or memorandum required by the Secretary under this section is liable to the United States Government for a civil penalty of $50 for each day of the violation. A penalty imposed under this section on the operator of a vessel constitutes a lien on the vessel involved in the violation. A civil action in rem to enforce the lien may be brought in the district court of the United States for any district in which the vessel is found. The Secretary may remit or mitigate any penalty imposed under this section.

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(Pub. L. 109–304, §8(b), Oct. 6, 2006, 120 Stat. 1562.)

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Source (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
50113 46 App.:1122a. June 29, 1936, ch. 858, title II, §212(A), as added June 25, 1956, ch. 437, 70 Stat. 332; Aug. 6, 1981, Pub. L. 97–31, §12(70), 95 Stat. 159.
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 V - Merchant Marine
Part A - General
CHAPTER 501 - POLICY, STUDIES, AND REPORTS
Sec. 50113 - Use and performance reports by operators of vessels
Contains section 50113
Date 2016
Laws In Effect As Of Date January 6, 2017
Positive Law Yes
Disposition standard
Statutes at Large References 70 Stat. 332
95 Stat. 159
120 Stat. 1562
Public Law References Public Law 97-31, Public Law 109-304
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