[USC03] 54 USC Ch. 3087: NATIONAL MARITIME HERITAGE
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54 USC Ch. 3087: NATIONAL MARITIME HERITAGE
From Title 54—NATIONAL PARK SERVICE AND RELATED PROGRAMSSubtitle III—National Preservation ProgramsDIVISION B—ORGANIZATIONS AND PROGRAMS

CHAPTER 3087—NATIONAL MARITIME HERITAGE

Sec.
308701.
Policy.
308702.
Definitions.
308703.
National Maritime Heritage Grants Program.
308704.
Funding.
308705.
Designation of America's National Maritime Museum.
308706.
Regulations.
308707.
Applicability of other authorities.

        

§308701. Policy

It shall be the policy of the Federal Government, in partnership with the States and local governments and private organizations and individuals, to—

(1) use measures, including financial and technical assistance, to foster conditions under which our modern society and our historic maritime resources can exist in productive harmony;

(2) provide leadership in the preservation of the historic maritime resources of the United States;

(3) contribute to the preservation of historic maritime resources and give maximum encouragement to organizations and individuals undertaking preservation by private means; and

(4) assist State and local governments to expand their maritime historic preservation programs and activities.

(Pub. L. 113–287, §3, Dec. 19, 2014, 128 Stat. 3237.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised

Section

Source (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
308701 16 U.S.C. 5402. Pub. L. 103–451, §3, Nov. 2, 1994, 108 Stat. 4770.

§308702. Definitions

In this chapter:

(1) National trust.—The term "National Trust" means the National Trust for Historic Preservation in the United States established under section 312102 of this title.

(2) Private nonprofit organization.—The term "private nonprofit organization" means any person that is exempt from taxation under section 501(a) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (26 U.S.C. 501(a)) and described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (26 U.S.C. 501(c)(3)).

(3) Program.—The term "Program" means the National Maritime Heritage Grants Program established under section 308703(a) of this title.

(4) State historic preservation officer.—The term "State Historic Preservation Officer" means a State Historic Preservation Officer appointed pursuant to section 302301(1) of this title by the chief executive official of a State having a State Historic Preservation Program approved by the Secretary under that section.

(Pub. L. 113–287, §3, Dec. 19, 2014, 128 Stat. 3237.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised

Section

Source (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
308702 16 U.S.C. 5406. Pub. L. 103–451, §7, Nov. 2, 1994, 108 Stat. 4777.

The definition of "Committee" is omitted as obsolete.

§308703. National Maritime Heritage Grants Program

(a) Establishment.—There is established in the Department of the Interior the National Maritime Heritage Grants Program, to foster in the American public a greater awareness and appreciation of the role of maritime endeavors in our Nation's history and culture. The Program shall consist of—

(1) annual grants to the National Trust for subgrants administered by the National Trust for maritime heritage education projects under subsection (b); and

(2) grants to State Historic Preservation Officers for maritime heritage preservation projects carried out or administered by those Officers under subsection (c).


(b) Grants for Maritime Heritage Education Projects.—

(1) Grants to national trust.—The Secretary, subject to paragraph (2), and the availability of amounts for that purpose under section 308704(b)(1)(A) of this title, shall make an annual grant to the National Trust for maritime heritage education projects.

(2) Use of grants.—Amounts received by the National Trust as an annual grant under this subsection shall be used to make subgrants to State and local governments and private nonprofit organizations to carry out education projects that have been approved by the Secretary under subsection (f) and that consist of—

(A) assistance to any maritime museum or historical society for—

(i) existing and new educational programs, exhibits, educational activities, conservation, and interpretation of artifacts and collections;

(ii) minor improvements to educational and museum facilities; and

(iii) other similar activities;


(B) activities designed to encourage the preservation of traditional maritime skills, including—

(i) building and operation of vessels of all sizes and types for educational purposes;

(ii) special skills such as wood carving, sail making, and rigging;

(iii) traditional maritime art forms; and

(iv) sail training;


(C) other educational activities relating to historic maritime resources, including—

(i) maritime  educational  waterborne-experience programs in historic vessels or vessel reproductions;

(ii) maritime archeological field schools; and

(iii) educational programs on other aspects of maritime history;


(D) heritage programs focusing on maritime historic resources, including maritime heritage trails and corridors; or

(E) the construction and use of reproductions of historic maritime resources for educational purposes, if a historic maritime resource no longer exists or would be damaged or consumed through direct use.


(c) Grants for Maritime Heritage Preservation Projects.—

(1) Grants to state historic preservation officers.—The Secretary, acting through the National Maritime Initiative of the Service and subject to paragraph (2), and the availability of amounts for that purpose under section 308704(b)(1)(A) of this title, shall make grants to State Historic Preservation Officers for maritime heritage preservation projects.

(2) Use of grants.—Amounts received by a State Historic Preservation Officer as a grant under this subsection shall be used by the Officer to carry out, or to make subgrants to local governments and private nonprofit organizations to carry out, projects that have been approved by the Secretary under subsection (f) for the preservation of historic maritime resources through—

(A) identification of historic maritime resources, including underwater archeological sites;

(B) acquisition of historic maritime resources for the purposes of preservation;

(C) repair, restoration, stabilization, maintenance, or other capital improvements to historic maritime resources, in accordance with standards prescribed by the Secretary; and

(D) research, recording (through drawings, photographs, or otherwise), planning (through feasibility studies, architectural and engineering services, or otherwise), and other services carried out as part of a preservation program for historic maritime resources.


(d) Criteria for Direct Grant and Subgrant Eligibility.—To qualify for a subgrant from the National Trust under subsection (b), or a direct grant to or a subgrant from a State Historic Preservation Officer under subsection (c), a person shall—

(1) demonstrate that the project for which the direct grant or subgrant will be used has the potential for reaching a broad audience with an effective educational program based on American maritime history, technology, or the role of maritime endeavors in American culture;

(2) match the amount of the direct grant or subgrant, on a 1-to-1 basis, with non-Federal assets from non-Federal sources, which may include cash or donated services fairly valued as determined by the Secretary;

(3) maintain records as may be reasonably necessary to fully disclose—

(A) the amount and the disposition of the proceeds of the direct grant or subgrant;

(B) the total cost of the project for which the direct grant or subgrant is made; and

(C) other records as may be required by the Secretary, including such records as will facilitate an effective accounting for project funds;


(4) provide access to the Secretary for the purposes of any required audit and examination of any records of the person; and

(5) be a unit of State or local government, or a private nonprofit organization.


(e) Procedures, Terms, and Conditions.—

(1) Application procedures.—An application for a subgrant under subsection (b), or a direct grant or subgrant under subsection (c), shall be submitted under procedures prescribed by the Secretary.

(2) Terms and conditions.—A person may not receive a subgrant under subsection (b), or a direct grant or subgrant under subsection (c), unless the person agrees to assume, after completion of the project for which the direct grant or subgrant is awarded, the total cost of the continued maintenance, repair, and administration of any property for which the subgrant will be used in a manner satisfactory to the Secretary.


(f) Allocation of, and Limitation on, Grant Funding.—

(1) Allocation.—To the extent feasible, the Secretary shall ensure that the amount made available under subsection (b) for maritime heritage education projects is equal to the amount made available under subsection (c) for maritime heritage preservation projects.

(2) Limitation.—The amount provided by the Secretary in a fiscal year as grants under this section for projects relating to historic maritime resources owned or operated by the Federal Government shall not exceed 40 percent of the total amount available for the fiscal year for grants under this section.


(g) Publication of Direct Grant and Subgrant Information.—The Secretary shall publish annually in the Federal Register and otherwise as the Secretary considers appropriate—

(1) a solicitation of applications for direct grants and subgrants under this section;

(2) a list of priorities for the making of those direct grants and subgrants;

(3) a single deadline for the submission of applications for those direct grants and subgrants; and

(4) other relevant information.


(h) Direct Grant and Subgrant Administration.—

(1) Responsibility.—

(A) National trust.—The National Trust is responsible for administering subgrants for maritime heritage education projects under subsection (b).

(B) Secretary.—The Secretary is responsible for administering direct grants for maritime heritage preservation projects under subsection (c).

(C) State historic preservation officers.—State Historic Preservation Officers are responsible for administering subgrants for maritime heritage preservation projects under subsection (c).


(2) Actions.—The appropriate responsible party under paragraph (1) shall administer direct grants or subgrants by—

(A) publicizing the Program to prospective grantees, subgrantees, and the public at large, in cooperation with the Service, the Maritime Administration, and other appropriate government agencies and private institutions;

(B) answering inquiries from the public, including providing information on the Program as requested;

(C) distributing direct grant and subgrant applications;

(D) receiving direct grant and subgrant applications and ensuring their completeness;

(E) keeping records of all direct grant and subgrant awards and expenditures of funds;

(F) monitoring progress of projects carried out with direct grants and subgrants; and

(G) providing to the Secretary such progress reports as may be required by the Secretary.


(i) Assistance of Maritime Preservation Organizations.—The Secretary, the National Trust, and the State Historic Preservation Officers may, individually or jointly, enter into cooperative agreements with any private nonprofit organization with appropriate expertise in maritime preservation issues, or other qualified maritime preservation organizations, to assist in the administration of the Program.

(j) Report to Congress.—The Secretary shall submit to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate, the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate, the Committee on Natural Resources of the House of Representatives, the Committee on Armed Services of the House of Representatives, and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of Representatives an annual report on the Program, including—

(1) the total number of grant applications submitted and approved under the Program in the period covered by the report;

(2) a detailed description of each project funded under the Program in the period covered by the report;

(3) the results or accomplishments of each such project; and

(4) recommended priorities for achieving the policy set forth in section 308701 of this title.

(Pub. L. 113–287, §3, Dec. 19, 2014, 128 Stat. 3238; Pub. L. 114–328, div. C, title XXXV, §3507(b), (c), Dec. 23, 2016, 130 Stat. 2778.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised

Section

Source (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
308703 16 U.S.C. 5403. Pub. L. 103–451, §4, Nov. 2, 1994, 108 Stat. 4770.

The text of 16 U.S.C. 5403(j) is omitted as obsolete.

In subsection (a), the text of 16 U.S.C. 5403(a)(3) is omitted as obsolete.

In subsections (b)(1) and (c)(1), the references are to paragraph (2) to correct errors in the source provisions.

In subsection (d)(4), the word "records" is substituted for "books, documents, papers, and records" to eliminate unnecessary words.

In subsection (f), the text of 16 U.S.C. 5403(f)(1) is omitted as obsolete.

In subsection (g), the text of 16 U.S.C. 5403(g)(2) is omitted as obsolete.

In subsection (h)(2), the text of 16 U.S.C. 5403(h)(5) and (6) is omitted as obsolete.

Amendments

2016—Subsec. (c)(1). Pub. L. 114–328, §3507(b), substituted "under section 308704(b)(1)(A)" for "under section 308704(b)(1)(B)".

Subsec. (j). Pub. L. 114–328, §3507(c)(1), in introductory provisions, substituted "the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate, the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate, the Committee on Natural Resources of the House of Representatives, the Committee on Armed Services of the House of Representatives, and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of Representatives" for "Congress".

Subsec. (j)(1). Pub. L. 114–328, §3507(c)(3), added par. (1). Former par. (1) redesignated (2).

Subsec. (j)(2). Pub. L. 114–328, §3507(c)(2), (4) redesignated par. (1) as (2) and inserted "detailed" before "description". Former par. (2) redesignated (3).

Subsec. (j)(3), (4). Pub. L. 114–328, §3507(c)(2), redesignated pars. (2) and (3) as (3) and (4), respectively.

§308704. Funding

(a) Availability of Funds From Sale and Scrapping of Obsolete Vessels.—

(1) In general.—Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the amount of funds credited in a fiscal year to the Vessel Operations Revolving Fund established by section 50301(a) of title 46 that is attributable to the sale of obsolete vessels in the National Defense Reserve Fleet that are scrapped or sold under section 57102, 57103, or 57104 of title 46 shall be available until expended as follows:

(A) Fifty percent shall be available to the Administrator of the Maritime Administration for such acquisition, maintenance, repair, reconditioning, or improvement of vessels in the National Defense Reserve Fleet as is authorized under other Federal law.

(B) Twenty five percent shall be available to the Administrator of the Maritime Administration for the payment or reimbursement of expenses incurred by or on behalf of State maritime academies or the United States Merchant Marine Academy for facility and training ship maintenance, repair, and modernization, and for the purchase of simulators and fuel.

(C) The remainder shall be available to the Secretary to carry out the Program, as provided in subsection (b).


(b) Use of Amounts for Program.—

(1) Allocation.—

(A) In general.—Except as provided in subparagraph (B) and paragraph (2), of the amounts available each fiscal year for the Program under subsection (a)(1)(C)—

(i) 50 percent shall be used for grants under section 308703(b); and

(ii) 50 percent shall be used for grants under section 308703(c).


(B) Set aside.—

(i) In general.—Not less than 25 percent of the amounts available each fiscal year for the Program under subsection (a)(1)(C) shall be used for the preservation and presentation to the public of the maritime heritage property of the Maritime Administration.

(ii) Direct transfers.—The Secretary may provide amounts used for the preservation and presentation to the public of the maritime heritage property of the Maritime Administration through direct transfers to the Maritime Administration.

(iii) Waiver.—The Maritime Administrator may waive the application of clause (i) for any fiscal year.


(2) Administrative expenses.—

(A) In general.—Not more than 15 percent or $500,000, whichever is less, of the amount available for the Program under subsection (a)(1)(C) for a fiscal year may be used for expenses of administering the Program.

(B) Allocation.—Of the amount available under subparagraph (A) for a fiscal year—

(i) one half shall be allocated to the National Trust for expenses incurred in administering grants under section 308703(b) of this title; and

(ii) one half shall be allocated as appropriate by the Secretary to the Service and participating State Historic Preservation Officers.


(c) Disposal of Vessels.—

(1) Requirement.—The Secretary of Transportation shall dispose (by sale or by purchase of disposal services) of all vessels described in paragraph (2)—

(A) in accordance with a priority system for disposing of vessels, as determined by the Secretary, that shall include provisions requiring the Maritime Administration to—

(i) dispose of all deteriorated high priority ships that are available for disposal within 12 months of their designation as available for disposal; and

(ii) give priority to the disposition of those vessels that pose the most significant danger to the environment or cost the most to maintain;


(B) in the manner that provides the best value to the Federal Government, except in any case in which obtaining the best value would require towing a vessel and the towing poses a serious threat to the environment; and

(C) in accordance with the plan of the Department of Transportation for disposal of those vessels and requirements under sections 57102 to 57104 of title 46.


(2) Description of vessels.—The vessels referred to in paragraph (1) are the vessels in the National Defense Reserve Fleet after July 1, 1994, that—

(A) are not assigned to the Ready Reserve Force component of the National Defense Reserve Fleet; and

(B) are not specifically authorized or required by statute to be used for a particular purpose.


(d) Treatment of Available Amounts.—Amounts available under this section shall not be considered in any determination of the amounts available to the Department of the Interior.

(Pub. L. 113–287, §3, Dec. 19, 2014, 128 Stat. 3241; Pub. L. 114–328, div. C, title XXXV, §3507(a), Dec. 23, 2016, 130 Stat. 2777.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised

Section

Source (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
308704 16 U.S.C. 5405. Pub. L. 103–451, §6, Nov. 2, 1994, 108 Stat. 4776; Pub. L. 105–85, div. A, title X, §1026(c), Nov. 18, 1997, 111 Stat. 1878; Pub. L. 106–398, §1 [div. C, title XXXV, §3502(a)], Oct. 30, 2000, 114 Stat. 1654, 1654A-490; Pub. L. 110–181, div. C, title XXXV, §3514, Jan. 28, 2008, 122 Stat. 594; Pub. L. 111–84, div. C, title XXXV, §3509, Oct. 28, 2009, 123 Stat. 2721; Pub. L. 111–383, div. A, title X, §1075(n), Jan. 7, 2011, 124 Stat. 4378.

The text of 16 U.S.C. 5405(b)(2) is omitted as obsolete.

In subsection (a)(1)(C), before subparagraph (i), the words "whether collected before or after October 28, 2009" are omitted as obsolete.

Amendments

2016—Subsec. (a)(1)(C). Pub. L. 114–328, §3507(a)(1), amended subpar. (C) generally. Prior to amendment, subpar. (C) related to availability of remainder of funds.

Subsec. (b)(1). Pub. L. 114–328, §3507(a)(2), amended par. (1) generally. Prior to amendment, par. (1) related to use of amounts for certain projects under the National Maritime Heritage Grants Program.

Pilot Program on Export of Obsolete Vessels for Dismantlement and Recycling

Pub. L. 107–314, div. C, title XXXV, §3504(c), (d), Dec. 2, 2002, 116 Stat. 2755, 2756, provided that:

"(c) Pilot Program on Export of Obsolete Vessels for Dismantlement and Recycling.—(1)(A) The Secretary of Transportation, Secretary of State, and Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency shall jointly carry out one or more pilot programs through the Maritime Administration to explore the feasibility and advisability of various alternatives for exporting obsolete vessels in the National Defense Reserve Fleet for purposes of the dismantlement and recycling of such vessels.

"(B) The pilot programs shall be carried out in accordance with applicable provisions of law and regulations.

"(2)(A) The pilot programs under paragraph (1) shall be carried out during fiscal year 2003.

"(B) The pilot programs shall include a total of not more than four vessels.

"(C) The authority provided by this subsection is in addition to any other authority available to Maritime Administration for exporting obsolete vessels in the National Defense Reserve Fleet.

"(3) Activities under the pilot programs under paragraph (1) shall include the following:

"(A) Exploration of the feasibility and advisability of a variety of alternatives (developed for purposes of the pilot programs) for exporting obsolete vessels in the National Defense Reserve Fleet for purposes of the dismantlement and recycling of such vessels.

"(B) Response by the Maritime Administration to proposals from the international ship recycling industry for innovative and cost-effective disposal solutions for obsolete vessels in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, including an evaluation of the feasibility and advisability of such proposals.

"(C) Demonstration of the extent to which the cost-effective dismantlement or recycling of obsolete vessels in the National Defense Reserve Fleet can be accomplished abroad in [a] manner that appropriately addresses concerns regarding worker health and safety and the environment.

"(D) Opportunities to transfer abroad processes, methodologies, and technologies for ship dismantlement and recycling in order to support the pilot programs and to improve international practices and standards for ship dismantlement and recycling.

"(E) Exploration of cooperative efforts with foreign governments (under a global action program on ship recycling or other program) in order to foster economically and environmentally sound ship recycling abroad.

"(4) The Secretary of Transportation shall submit to Congress a report on the pilot programs under paragraph (1) through the existing ship disposal reporting requirements in section 3502 of Floyd D. Spence National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2001 [section 1 [div. C, title XXXV, §3502] of Pub. L. 106–398, which amended former section 5405 of Title 16, Conservation, and enacted provisions set out below]. The report shall include a description of the activities under the pilot programs, and such recommendations for further legislative or administrative action as the Secretary considers appropriate.

"(d) Construction.—Nothing in this section shall be construed to establish a preference for the reefing or export of obsolete vessels in the National Defense Reserve Fleet over other alternatives available to the Secretary for the scrapping of such vessels under section 3502(d)(3) of the Floyd D. Spence National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2001."

Scrapping of National Defense Reserve Fleet Vessels

Pub. L. 106–398, §1 [div. C, title XXXV, §3502(b)–(f)], Oct. 30, 2000, 114 Stat. 1654, 1654A-490 to 1654A-492, as amended by Pub. L. 109–163, div. C, title XXXV, §3505(a), Jan. 6, 2006, 119 Stat. 3551; Pub. L. 112–81, div. C, title XXXV, §3504, Dec. 31, 2011, 125 Stat. 1717; Pub. L. 112–239, div. C, title XXXV, §3502, Jan. 2, 2013, 126 Stat. 2222, provided that:

"(b) Selection of Scrapping Facilities.—The Secretary of Transportation may scrap obsolete vessels pursuant to section 6(c)(1) of the National Maritime Heritage Act of 1994 ([former] 16 U.S.C. 5405(c)(1)) [see 54 U.S.C. 308704(c)(1)] through qualified scrapping facilities, using the most expeditious scrapping methodology and location practicable. Scrapping facilities shall be selected under that section on a best value basis consistent with the Federal Acquisition Regulation, as in effect on the date of contract award, without any predisposition toward foreign or domestic facilities taking into consideration, among other things, the ability of facilities to scrap vessels—

"(1) at least cost to the Government;

"(2) in a timely manner;

"(3) giving consideration to worker safety and the environment; and

"(4) in a manner that minimizes the geographic distance that a vessel must be towed when towing a vessel poses a serious threat to the environment.

"(c) Comprehensive Management Plan.—

"(1) Requirement to develop plan.—The Secretary of Transportation shall prepare, publish, and submit to the Congress by not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act [probably should be "this subsection", Jan. 6, 2006] a comprehensive plan for management of the vessel disposal program of the Maritime Administration in accordance with the recommendations made in the Government Accountability Office in report number GAO–05–264, dated March 2005.

"(2) Contents of plan.—The plan shall—

"(A) include a strategy and implementation plan for disposal of obsolete National Defense Reserve Fleet vessels (including vessels added to the fleet after the enactment of this paragraph) in a timely manner, maximizing the use of all available disposal methods, including dismantling, use for artificial reefs, donation, and Navy training exercises;

"(B) identify and describe the funding and other resources necessary to implement the plan, and specific milestones for disposal of vessels under the plan;

"(C) establish performance measures to track progress toward achieving the goals of the program, including the expeditious disposal of ships commencing upon the date of the enactment of this paragraph;

"(D) develop a formal decisionmaking framework for the program; and

"(E) identify external factors that could impede successful implementation of the plan, and describe steps to be taken to mitigate the effects of such factors.

"(d) Implementation of Management Plan.—

"(1) Requirement to implement.—Subject to the availability of appropriations, the Secretary shall implement the vessel disposal program of the Maritime Administration in accordance with—

"(A) the management plan submitted under subsection (c); and

"(B) the requirements set forth in paragraph (2).

"(2) Utilization of domestic sources.—In the procurement of services under the vessel disposal program of the Maritime Administration, the Secretary shall—

"(A) use full and open competition; and

"(B) utilize domestic sources to the maximum extent practicable.

"(e) Failure to Submit Plan.—

"(1) Private management contract for disposal of maritime administration vessels.—The Secretary of Transportation, subject to the availability of appropriations, shall promptly award a contract using full and open competition to expeditiously implement all aspects of disposal of obsolete National Defense Reserve Fleet vessels.

"(2) Application.—This subsection shall apply beginning 180 days after the date of the enactment of this subsection [Jan. 6, 2006], unless the Secretary of Transportation has submitted to the Congress the comprehensive plan required under subsection (c).

"(f) Briefings.—The Maritime Administrator shall, upon request, provide briefings to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, the Committee on Natural Resources, and the Committee on Armed Services of the House of Representatives, and the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation and the Committee on Armed Services of the Senate, on the progress made in recycling vessels, problems encountered with recycling vessels, issues relating to vessel recycling, and other issues relating to vessel recycling and disposal."

§308705. Designation of America's National Maritime Museum

(a) In General.—America's National Maritime Museum shall be composed of the museums designated by law to be museums of America's National Maritime Museum on the basis that the museums—

(1) house a collection of maritime artifacts clearly representing the Nation's maritime heritage; and

(2) provide outreach programs to educate the public about the Nation's maritime heritage.


(b) Initial Designation.—The following museums (meeting the criteria specified in subsection (a)) are designated as museums of America's National Maritime Museum:

(1) The Mariners' Museum, located at 100 Museum Drive, Newport News, Virginia.

(2) The South Street Seaport Museum, located at 207 Front Street, New York, New York.


(c) Future Designation of Other Museums Not Precluded.—The designation of the museums referred to in subsection (b) as museums of America's National Maritime Museum does not preclude the designation by law of any other museum that meets the criteria specified in subsection (a) as a museum of America's National Maritime Museum.

(d) Reference to Museums.—Any reference in any law, map, regulation, document, paper, or other record of the United States to a museum designated by law to be a museum of America's National Maritime Museum shall be deemed to be a reference to that museum as a museum of America's National Maritime Museum.

(Pub. L. 113–287, §3, Dec. 19, 2014, 128 Stat. 3242.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised

Section

Source (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
308705 16 U.S.C. 5409. Pub. L. 105–261, div. A, title X, §1068, Oct. 17, 1998, 112 Stat. 2135.

§308706. Regulations

The Secretary, after consultation with the National Trust, the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers, and appropriate members of the maritime heritage community, shall prescribe appropriate guidelines, procedures, and regulations to carry out the chapter, including direct grant and subgrant priorities, the method of solicitation and review of direct grant and subgrant proposals, criteria for review of direct grant and subgrant proposals, administrative requirements, reporting and recordkeeping requirements, and any other requirements the Secretary considers appropriate.

(Pub. L. 113–287, §3, Dec. 19, 2014, 128 Stat. 3243.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised

Section

Source (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
308706 16 U.S.C. 5407. Pub. L. 103–451, §8, Nov. 2, 1994, 108 Stat. 4778.

The words "within 1 year after November 2, 1994" are omitted as obsolete.

§308707. Applicability of other authorities

The authorities contained in this chapter shall be in addition to, and shall not be construed to supersede or modify those contained in division A of this subtitle.

(Pub. L. 113–287, §3, Dec. 19, 2014, 128 Stat. 3243.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised

Section

Source (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
308707 16 U.S.C. 5408. Pub. L. 103–451, §9, Nov. 2, 1994, 108 Stat. 4778.