2017 US Code
Title 46 - Shipping
Subtitle IV - Regulation of Ocean Shipping
Part A - Ocean Shipping
Chapter 403 - Agreements
Sec. 40304 - Commission action

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Citation 46 U.S.C. § 40304 (2017)
Section Name §40304. Commission action
Section Text

(a) Notice of Filing.—Within 7 days after an agreement is filed, the Federal Maritime Commission shall transmit a notice of the filing to the Federal Register for publication.

(b) Preliminary Review and Rejection.—After preliminary review, the Commission shall reject an agreement that it finds does not meet the requirements of sections 40302 and 40303 of this title. The Commission shall notify in writing the person filing the agreement of the reason for rejection.

(c) Review and Effective Date.—Unless rejected under subsection (b), an agreement (other than an assessment agreement) is effective—

(1) on the 45th day after filing, or on the 30th day after notice of the filing is published in the Federal Register, whichever is later; or

(2) if additional information or documents are requested under subsection (d)—

(A) on the 45th day after the Commission receives all the additional information and documents; or

(B) if the request is not fully complied with, on the 45th day after the Commission receives the information and documents submitted and a statement of the reasons for noncompliance with the request.

(d) Request for Additional Information.—Before the expiration of the period specified in subsection (c)(1), the Commission may request from the person filing the agreement any additional information and documents the Commission considers necessary to make the determinations required by this section.

(e) Modification of Review Period.—

(1) Shortening.—On request of the party filing an agreement, the Commission may shorten a period specified in subsection (c), but not to a date that is less than 14 days after notice of the filing of the agreement is published in the Federal Register.

(2) Extension.—The period specified in subsection (c)(2) may be extended only by the United States District Court for the District of Columbia in a civil action brought by the Commission under section 41307(c) of this title.

(f) Fixed Terms.—The Commission may not limit the effectiveness of an agreement to a fixed term.

Source Credit

(Pub. L. 109–304, §7, Oct. 6, 2006, 120 Stat. 1530.)

Editorial Notes
Historical and Revision Notes
Revised SectionSource (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
40304(a) 46 App.:1705(a). Pub. L. 98–237, §6(a)–(f), Mar. 20, 1984, 98 Stat. 72.
40304(b) 46 App.:1705(b).
40304(c) 46 App.:1705(c) (1st sentence).
40304(d) 46 App.:1705(d).
40304(e)(1) 46 App.:1705(e).
40304(e)(2) 46 App.:1705(c) (last sentence).
40304(f) 46 App.:1705(f).
Publication Title United States Code, 2012 Edition, Supplement 5, Title 46 - SHIPPING
Category Bills and Statutes
Collection United States Code
SuDoc Class Number Y 1.2/5:
Contained Within Title 46 - SHIPPING
Subtitle IV - Regulation of Ocean Shipping
Part A - Ocean Shipping
Sec. 40304 - Commission action
Contains section 40304
Date 2017
Laws In Effect As Of Date January 12, 2018
Positive Law Yes
Disposition standard
Statutes at Large References 98 Stat. 72
120 Stat. 1530
Public Law References Public Law 98-237, Public Law 109-304
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