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[[Page 1027]] COAST GUARD AND MARITIME TRANSPORTATION ACT OF 2004 [[Page 118 STAT. 1028]] Public Law 108-293 108th Congress An Act An Act to authorize appropriations for the Coast Guard for fiscal year 2005, to amend various laws administered by the Coast Guard, and for other purposes. <<NOTE: Aug. 9, 2004 - [H.R. 2443]>> Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2004. 14 USC 1 note.>> SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be referred to as the ``Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2004''. SEC. 2. TABLE OF CONTENTS. The table of contents for this Act is as follows: Sec. 1. Short title. Sec. 2. Table of contents. TITLE I--AUTHORIZATION Sec. 101. Authorization of appropriations. Sec. 102. Authorized levels of military strength and training. TITLE II--COAST GUARD MANAGEMENT Sec. 201. Long-term leases. Sec. 202. Nonappropriated fund instrumentalities. Sec. 203. Term of enlistments. Sec. 204. Enlisted member critical skill training bonus. Sec. 205. Indemnity for disabling vessels liable to seizure or examination. Sec. 206. Administrative, collection, and enforcement costs for certain fees and charges. Sec. 207. Expansion of Coast Guard housing authorities. Sec. 208. Requirement for constructive credit. Sec. 209. Maximum ages for retention in an active status. Sec. 210. Travel card management. Sec. 211. Coast Guard fellows and detailees. Sec. 212. Long-term lease of special use real property. Sec. 213. National Coast Guard Museum. Sec. 214. Limitation on number of commissioned officers. Sec. 215. Redistricting notification requirement. Sec. 216. Report on shock mitigation standards. Sec. 217. Recommendations to Congress by Commandant of the Coast Guard. Sec. 218. Coast Guard education loan repayment program. Sec. 219. Contingent expenses. Sec. 220. Reserve admirals. Sec. 221. Confidential investigative expenses. Sec. 222. Innovative construction alternatives. Sec. 223. Delegation of port security authority. Sec. 224. Fisheries enforcement plans and reporting. Sec. 225. Use of Coast Guard and military child development centers. Sec. 226. Treatment of property owned by auxiliary units and dedicated solely for auxiliary use. TITLE III--NAVIGATION Sec. 301. Marking of underwater wrecks. Sec. 302. Use of electronic devices; cooperative agreements. [[Page 118 STAT. 1029]] Sec. 303. Inland navigation rules promulgation authority. Sec. 304. Saint Lawrence Seaway. TITLE IV--SHIPPING Sec. 401. Reports from charterers. Sec. 402. Removal of mandatory revocation for proved drug convictions in suspension and revocation cases. Sec. 403. Records of merchant mariners' documents. Sec. 404. Exemption of unmanned barges from certain citizenship requirements. Sec. 405. Compliance with International Safety Management Code. Sec. 406. Penalties. Sec. 407. Revision of temporary suspension criteria in document suspension and revocation cases. Sec. 408. Revision of bases for document suspension and revocation cases. Sec. 409. Hours of service on towing vessels. Sec. 410. Electronic charts. Sec. 411. Prevention of departure. Sec. 412. Service of foreign nationals for maritime educational purposes. Sec. 413. Classification societies. Sec. 414. Drug testing reporting. Sec. 415. Inspection of towing vessels. Sec. 416. Potable water. Sec. 417. Transportation of platform jackets. Sec. 418. Renewal of advisory groups. TITLE V--FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION Sec. 501. Authorization of appropriations for Federal Maritime Commission. Sec. 502. Report on ocean shipping information gathering efforts. TITLE VI--MISCELLANEOUS Sec. 601. Increase in civil penalties for violations of certain bridge statutes. Sec. 602. Conveyance of decommissioned Coast Guard cutters. Sec. 603. Tonnage measurement. Sec. 604. Operation of vessel STAD AMSTERDAM. Sec. 605. Great Lakes National Maritime Enhancement Institute. Sec. 606. Koss Cove. Sec. 607. Miscellaneous certificates of documentation. Sec. 608. Requirements for coastwise endorsement. Sec. 609. Correction of references to National Driver Register. Sec. 610. Wateree River. Sec. 611. Merchant mariners' documents pilot program. Sec. 612. Conveyance. Sec. 613. Bridge administration. Sec. 614. Sense of Congress regarding carbon monoxide and watercraft. Sec. 615. Mitigation of penalty due to avoidance of a certain condition. Sec. 616. Certain vessels to be tour vessels. Sec. 617. Sense of Congress regarding timely review and adjustment of Great Lakes pilotage rates. Sec. 618. Westlake chemical barge documentation. Sec. 619. Correction to definition. Sec. 620. LORAN-C. Sec. 621. Deepwater report. Sec. 622. Judicial review of National Transportation Safety Board final orders. Sec. 623. Interim authority for dry bulk cargo residue disposal. Sec. 624. Small passenger vessel report. Sec. 625. Conveyance of motor lifeboat. Sec. 626. Study on routing measures. Sec. 627. Conveyance of light stations. Sec. 628. Waiver. Sec. 629. Approval of modular accommodation units for living quarters. TITLE VII--AMENDMENTS RELATING TO OIL POLLUTION ACT OF 1990 Sec. 701. Vessel response plans for nontank vessels over 400 gross tons. Sec. 702. Requirements for tank level and pressure monitoring devices. Sec. 703. Liability and cost recovery. Sec. 704. Oil Spill Recovery Institute. Sec. 705. Alternatives. Sec. 706. Authority to settle. Sec. 707. Report on implementation of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990. Sec. 708. Loans for fishermen and aquaculture producers impacted by oil spills. TITLE VIII--MARITIME TRANSPORTATION SECURITY Sec. 801. Enforcement. [[Page 118 STAT. 1030]] Sec. 802. In rem liability for civil penalties and costs. Sec. 803. Maritime information. Sec. 804. Maritime transportation security grants. Sec. 805. Security assessment of waters under the jurisdiction of the United States. Sec. 806. Membership of Area Maritime Security Advisory Committees. Sec. 807. Joint operational centers for port security. Sec. 808. Investigations. Sec. 809. Vessel and intermodal security reports. TITLE I--AUTHORIZATION SEC. 101. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS. Funds are authorized to be appropriated for fiscal year 2005 for necessary expenses of the Coast Guard as follows: (1) For the operation and maintenance of the Coast Guard, $5,404,300,000, of which $25,000,000 is authorized to be derived from the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund to carry out the purposes of section 1012(a)(5) of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990. (2) For the acquisition, construction, rebuilding, and improvement of aids to navigation, shore and offshore facilities, vessels, and aircraft, including equipment related thereto, $1,500,000,000, of which-- (A) $23,500,000 shall be derived from the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund to carry out the purposes of section 1012(a)(5) of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990), to remain available until expended; (B) $1,100,000,000 is authorized for acquisition and construction of shore and offshore facilities, vessels, and aircraft, including equipment related thereto, and other activities that constitute the Integrated Deepwater System; and (C) $161,000,000 shall be available for Rescue 21. (3) For research, development, test, and evaluation of technologies, materials, and human factors directly relating to improving the performance of the Coast Guard's mission in search and rescue, aids to navigation, marine safety, marine environmental protection, enforcement of laws and treaties, ice operations, oceanographic research, and defense readiness, $24,200,000, to remain available until expended, of which $3,500,000 shall be derived from the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund to carry out the purposes of section 1012(a)(5) of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990. (4) For retired pay (including the payment of obligations otherwise chargeable to lapsed appropriations for this purpose), payments under the Retired Serviceman's Family Protection and Survivor Benefit Plans, and payments for medical care of retired personnel and their dependents under chapter 55 of title 10, United States Code, $1,085,460,000, to remain available until expended. (5) For alteration or removal of bridges over navigable waters of the United States constituting obstructions to navigation, and for personnel and administrative costs associated with the Bridge Alteration Program, $19,650,000, of which-- (A) $17,150,000, to remain available until expended; and (B) <<NOTE: Massachusetts.>> $2,500,000, to remain available until expended, which may be utilized for construction of a new Chelsea [[Page 118 STAT. 1031]] Street Bridge over the Chelsea River in Boston, Massachusetts. (6) For environmental compliance and restoration at Coast Guard facilities (other than parts and equipment associated with operation and maintenance), $17,000,000, to remain available until expended. (7) For maintenance and operation of facilities, supplies, equipments, and services necessary for the Coast Guard Reserve, as authorized by law, $117,000,000. SEC. 102. AUTHORIZED LEVELS OF MILITARY STRENGTH AND TRAINING. (a) Active Duty Strength.--The Coast Guard is authorized an end-of- year strength for active duty personnel of 45,500 for the years ending on September 30, 2004, and September 30, 2005. (b) Military Training Student Loads.--The Coast Guard is authorized average military training student loads as follows: (1) For recruit and special training for fiscal year 2005, 2,500 student years. (2) For flight training for fiscal year 2005, 125 student years. (3) For professional training in military and civilian institutions for fiscal year 2005, 350 student years. (4) For officer acquisition for fiscal year 2005, 1,200 student years. TITLE II--COAST GUARD MANAGEMENT SEC. 201. LONG-TERM LEASES. Section 93 of title 14, United States Code, is amended-- (1) by redesignating paragraphs (a) through (x) in order as paragraphs (1) through (23); (2) in paragraph (18) (as so redesignated) by striking the comma at the end and inserting a semicolon; (3) by inserting ``(a)'' before ``For the purpose''; and (4) by adding at the end the following: ``(b)(1) Notwithstanding subsection (a)(14), a lease described in paragraph (2) of this subsection may be for a term of up to 20 years. ``(2) A lease referred to in paragraph (1) is a lease-- ``(A) to the United States Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association for the construction of an Alumni Center on the grounds of the United States Coast Guard Academy; or ``(B) to an entity with which the Commandant has a cooperative agreement under section 4(e) of the Ports and Waterways Safety Act, and for which a term longer than 5 years is necessary to carry out the agreement.''. SEC. 202. NONAPPROPRIATED FUND INSTRUMENTALITIES. (a) In General.--Chapter 7 of title 14, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following: ``Sec. 152. Nonappropriated fund instrumentalities: contracts with other agencies and instrumentalities to provide or obtain goods and services ``The Coast Guard Exchange System, or a morale, welfare, and recreation system of the Coast Guard, may enter into a contract [[Page 118 STAT. 1032]] or other agreement with any element or instrumentality of the Coast Guard or with another Federal department, agency, or instrumentality to provide or obtain goods and services beneficial to the efficient management and operation of the Coast Guard Exchange System or that morale, welfare, and recreation system.''. (b) Clerical Amendment.--The table of sections at the beginning of
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