2018 US Code
Title 46 - Shipping
Subtitle I - General
Chapter 3 - Federal Maritime Commission
Sec. 305 - Regulations

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Citation 46 U.S.C. § 305 (2018)
Section Name §305. Regulations
Section Text

The Federal Maritime Commission may prescribe regulations to carry out its duties and powers.

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

Editorial Notes
Historical and Revision Notes
Revised SectionSource (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
305 46 App.:1111(c) (related to rules and regulations). June 29, 1936, ch. 858, title II, §201(c) (related to rules and regulations), 49 Stat. 1986.
  46 App.:1716. Pub. L. 98–237, §17, Mar. 20, 1984, 98 Stat. 84.

The words "to carry out its duties and powers" are substituted for "in regard to its procedure and the conduct of its business" in 46 App. U.S.C. 1111(c) and "to carry out this chapter" in 46 App. U.S.C. 1716(a) for consistency in the revised title. The text of 46 App. U.S.C. 1716(b) is omitted as executed and obsolete.


Pub. L. 115–282, title VII, §712, Dec. 4, 2018, 132 Stat. 4298, provided that:

"(a) In General.—Beginning not later than 60 days after the date of enactment of this Act [Dec. 4, 2018], the Federal Maritime Commission shall submit to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of Representatives biannual reports that describe the Commission's progress toward addressing the issues raised in each unfinished regulatory proceeding, regardless of whether the proceeding is subject to a statutory or regulatory deadline.

"(b) Format of Reports.—Each report under subsection (a) shall, among other things, clearly identify for each unfinished regulatory proceeding—

"(1) the popular title;

"(2) the current stage of the proceeding;

"(3) an abstract of the proceeding;

"(4) what prompted the action in question;

"(5) any applicable statutory, regulatory, or judicial deadline;

"(6) the associated docket number;

"(7) the date the rulemaking was initiated;

"(8) a date for the next action; and

"(9) if a date for next action identified in the previous report is not met, the reason for the delay."

Publication Title United States Code, 2018 Edition, 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. 305 - Regulations
Contains section 305
Date 2018
Laws In Effect As Of Date January 14, 2019
Positive Law Yes
Disposition standard
Statutes at Large References 49 Stat. 1986
98 Stat. 84
120 Stat. 1489
132 Stat. 4298
Public Law References Public Law 98-237, Public Law 109-304, Public Law 115-282
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