2016 US Code
Title 46 - Shipping
Subtitle V - Merchant Marine
Part F - Government-Owned Merchant Vessels
Chapter 575 - Construction, Charter, and Sale of Vessels
Subchapter I - General
Sec. 57502 - Construction, reconditioning, and remodeling of vessels

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Citation 46 U.S.C. § 57502 (2016)
Section Name §57502. Construction, reconditioning, and remodeling of vessels
Section Text

(a) In General.—The Secretary of Transportation may have new vessels constructed, and have old vessels reconditioned or remodeled, as the Secretary determines necessary to carry out the objectives of this subtitle.

(b) Place of Work.—Construction, reconditioning, and remodeling of vessels under subsection (a) shall take place in shipyards in the continental United States (including Alaska and Hawaii). However, if satisfactory contracts cannot be obtained from private shipbuilders, the Secretary may have the work done in navy yards.

(c) Applicability of Construction-Differential Subsidy Provisions.—Contracts for the construction, reconstruction, or reconditioning of a vessel by a private shipbuilder under this chapter are subject to the provisions of title V of the Merchant Marine Act, 1936, applicable to a contract with a private shipbuilder for the construction of a vessel under title V of that Act.

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(Pub. L. 109–304, §8(c), Oct. 6, 2006, 120 Stat. 1664.)

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Source (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
57502(a), (b) 46 App.:1192. June 29, 1936, ch. 858, title VII, §702, 49 Stat. 2008; Pub. L. 85–191, Aug. 28, 1957, 71 Stat. 471; Pub. L. 86–624, §35(c), July 12, 1960, 74 Stat. 421; Pub. L. 97–31, §12(104), Aug. 6, 1981, 95 Stat. 162.
57502(c) 46 App.:1193(b). June 29, 1936, ch. 858, title VII, §703(b), 49 Stat. 2008.

In subsection (b), the words "for such new construction or reconstruction, in accordance with the provisions of this chapter" are omitted as unnecessary.

REFERENCES IN TEXT

The Merchant Marine Act, 1936, referred to in subsec. (c), is act June 29, 1936, ch. 858, 49 Stat. 1985. Title V of the Act enacted provisions set out as notes under section 53101 of this title. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title of 1936 Amendment note set out under section 101 of this title and Tables.

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 F - Government-Owned Merchant Vessels
CHAPTER 575 - CONSTRUCTION, CHARTER, AND SALE OF VESSELS
SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL
Sec. 57502 - Construction, reconditioning, and remodeling of vessels
Contains section 57502
Date 2016
Laws In Effect As Of Date January 6, 2017
Positive Law Yes
Disposition standard
Statutes at Large References 49 Stat. 1985, 2008
71 Stat. 471
74 Stat. 421
95 Stat. 162
120 Stat. 1664
Public Law References Public Law 85-191, Public Law 86-624, Public Law 97-31, Public Law 109-304
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