2021 US Code
Title 46 - Shipping
Subtitle VIII - Miscellaneous
Chapter 803 - Ice and Derelicts
Sec. 80301 - International agreements

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Citation 46 U.S.C. § 80301 (2021)
Section Name §80301. International agreements
Section Text

(a) General Authority.—The President may make agreements with interested maritime countries to—

(1) maintain in the North Atlantic Ocean a service of ice patrol, of study and observation of ice and current conditions, and of assistance to vessels and their crews requiring assistance within the limits of the patrol;

(2) maintain a service of study and observation of ice and current conditions in the waters affecting the set and drift of ice in the North Atlantic Ocean; and

(3) take all practicable steps to ensure the destruction or removal of derelicts in the northern part of the Atlantic Ocean, east of the line drawn from Cape Sable to a point in latitude 34 degrees north, longitude 70 degrees west, if the destruction or removal is necessary.

(b) Payment Between Countries.—The President may include in an agreement under subsection (a) a provision for—

(1) payment to the United States Government by other countries for their proportionate share of the expense of maintaining the services; or

(2) contribution by the Government for its proportionate share if the agreement provides for another country to maintain the services.

(c) Payments.—Payments received pursuant to subsection (b)(1) shall be credited to the appropriation for operations and support of the Coast Guard.

Source Credit

(Pub. L. 109–304, §11, Oct. 6, 2006, 120 Stat. 1692; Pub. L. 113–281, title III, §314(a)(1), Dec. 18, 2014, 128 Stat. 3049; Pub. L. 116–283, div. G, title LVXXXV [LXXXV], §8513(b), Jan. 1, 2021, 134 Stat. 4761.)

Editorial Notes
Historical and Revision Notes
Revised SectionSource (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
80301 46 App.:738. June 25, 1936, ch. 807, §1, 49 Stat. 1922.


2021—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 116–283 substituted "operations and support" for "operating expenses".

2014—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 113–281 added subsec. (c).


Pub. L. 113–281, title III, §314(c), Dec. 18, 2014, 128 Stat. 3049, provided that: "This section [enacting section 80304 of this title and amending this section and section 80302 of this title] shall take effect on January 1, 2017."

Publication Title United States Code, 2018 Edition, Supplement 3, Title 46 - SHIPPING
Category Bills and Statutes
Collection United States Code
SuDoc Class Number Y 1.2/5:
Contained Within Title 46 - SHIPPING
Subtitle VIII - Miscellaneous
Sec. 80301 - International agreements
Contains section 80301
Date 2021
Laws In Effect As Of Date January 3, 2022
Positive Law Yes
Disposition standard
Statutes at Large References 49 Stat. 1922
120 Stat. 1692
128 Stat. 3049
134 Stat. 4761
Public Law References Public Law 109-304, Public Law 113-281, Public Law 116-283
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