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14 USC: Front Matter
From Title 14-COAST GUARD

TITLE 14-COAST GUARD

This title was enacted by act Aug. 4, 1949, ch. 393, §1, 63 Stat. 495

Subtitle
Sec.
I.
Establishment, Powers, Duties, and Administration
101
II.
Personnel
1901
III.
Coast Guard Reserve and Auxiliary
3701
IV.
Coast Guard Authorizations and Reports to Congress
4901

        

Prior Provisions

A prior analysis for Title 14, Coast Guard, consisted of items for part I "Regular Coast Guard" beginning with section 1, part II "Coast Guard Reserve and Auxiliary" beginning with section 701, and part III "Coast Guard Authorizations and Reports to Congress" beginning with section 2701, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 115–282, title I, §101, Dec. 4, 2018, 132 Stat. 4194 .

Amendments

2018- Pub. L. 115–282, title I, §101, Dec. 4, 2018, 132 Stat. 4194 , inserted Title 14 designation and heading and added items for subtitles I to IV.

Table Showing Redesignations Made by Title I of Pub. L. 115–282
Title 14 Section

Before Redesignation

Title 14 Section

After Redesignation

1 14 U.S.C. 101
2 14 U.S.C. 102
3 14 U.S.C. 103
4 14 U.S.C. 105
5 14 U.S.C. 106
41 14 U.S.C. 301
41a 14 U.S.C. 2102
42 14 U.S.C. 2103
44 14 U.S.C. 302
46 14 U.S.C. 303
47 14 U.S.C. 304
50 14 U.S.C. 305
51 14 U.S.C. 306
52 14 U.S.C. 307
53 14 U.S.C. 309
54 14 U.S.C. 310
56 14 U.S.C. 308
57 14 U.S.C. 312
58 14 U.S.C. 313
59 14 U.S.C. 314
60 14 U.S.C. 315
81 14 U.S.C. 541
83 14 U.S.C. 542
84 14 U.S.C. 543
85 14 U.S.C. 544
86 14 U.S.C. 545
87 14 U.S.C. 561
88 14 U.S.C. 521
89 14 U.S.C. 522
90 14 U.S.C. 716
91 14 U.S.C. 527
92 14 U.S.C. 501
93 14 U.S.C. 504
94 14 U.S.C. 715
95 14 U.S.C. 525
96 14 U.S.C. 1153
97 14 U.S.C. 1154
98 14 U.S.C. 316
99 14 U.S.C. 523
100 14 U.S.C. 524
101 14 U.S.C. 562
102 14 U.S.C. 717
103 14 U.S.C. 563
104 14 U.S.C. 528
141 14 U.S.C. 701
142 14 U.S.C. 702
143 14 U.S.C. 703
144 14 U.S.C. 704
145 14 U.S.C. 705
146 14 U.S.C. 706
147 14 U.S.C. 707
147a 14 U.S.C. 708
148 14 U.S.C. 709
149 14 U.S.C. 710
150 14 U.S.C. 711
151 14 U.S.C. 712
152 14 U.S.C. 713
153 14 U.S.C. 507
154 14 U.S.C. 714
181 14 U.S.C. 1901
181a 14 U.S.C. 1926
183 14 U.S.C. 1927
184 14 U.S.C. 1928
185 14 U.S.C. 1929
186 14 U.S.C. 1941
187 14 U.S.C. 1942
188 14 U.S.C. 1943
189 14 U.S.C. 1944
190 14 U.S.C. 1945
191 14 U.S.C. 1946
192 14 U.S.C. 1947
194 14 U.S.C. 1903
195 14 U.S.C. 1923
196 14 U.S.C. 1904
197 14 U.S.C. 1930
199 14 U.S.C. 1948
200 14 U.S.C. 1902
211 14 U.S.C. 2101
214 14 U.S.C. 2104
215 14 U.S.C. 2105
251 14 U.S.C. 2106
252 14 U.S.C. 2107
253 14 U.S.C. 2108
254 14 U.S.C. 2109
255 14 U.S.C. 2110
256 14 U.S.C. 2111
256a 14 U.S.C. 2112
257 14 U.S.C. 2113
258 14 U.S.C. 2115
259 14 U.S.C. 2116
260 14 U.S.C. 2117
261 14 U.S.C. 2118
262 14 U.S.C. 2119
263 14 U.S.C. 2120
271 14 U.S.C. 2121
272 14 U.S.C. 2122
273 14 U.S.C. 2123
274 14 U.S.C. 2124
275 14 U.S.C. 2125
276 14 U.S.C. 2126
281 14 U.S.C. 2141
282 14 U.S.C. 2142
283 14 U.S.C. 2143
284 14 U.S.C. 2144
285 14 U.S.C. 2145
286 14 U.S.C. 2146
286a 14 U.S.C. 2147
287 14 U.S.C. 2148
288 14 U.S.C. 2149
289 14 U.S.C. 2150
290 14 U.S.C. 2151
291 14 U.S.C. 2152
292 14 U.S.C. 2153
293 14 U.S.C. 2154
294 14 U.S.C. 2155
295 14 U.S.C. 2156
296 14 U.S.C. 2157
321 14 U.S.C. 2158
322 14 U.S.C. 2159
323 14 U.S.C. 2160
324 14 U.S.C. 2161
325 14 U.S.C. 2162
326 14 U.S.C. 2163
327 14 U.S.C. 2164
331 14 U.S.C. 2127
332 14 U.S.C. 2128
333 14 U.S.C. 2165
334 14 U.S.C. 2501
335 14 U.S.C. 2181
336 14 U.S.C. 317
350 14 U.S.C. 2301
351 14 U.S.C. 2302
352 14 U.S.C. 2303
353 14 U.S.C. 2304
354 14 U.S.C. 2305
355 14 U.S.C. 2306
357 14 U.S.C. 2307
359 14 U.S.C. 2308
360 14 U.S.C. 2309
361 14 U.S.C. 2310
362 14 U.S.C. 2311
365 14 U.S.C. 2312
366 14 U.S.C. 2313
367 14 U.S.C. 2314
369 14 U.S.C. 2315
370 14 U.S.C. 2316
371 14 U.S.C. 2317
372 14 U.S.C. 2318
373 14 U.S.C. 2129
374 14 U.S.C. 2319
421 14 U.S.C. 2502
422 14 U.S.C. 2503
423 14 U.S.C. 2504
424 14 U.S.C. 2505
424a 14 U.S.C. 2506
425 14 U.S.C. 2507
426 14 U.S.C. 2508
427 14 U.S.C. 2509
428 14 U.S.C. 2510
429 14 U.S.C. 2182
430 14 U.S.C. 2511
431 14 U.S.C. 2512
432 14 U.S.C. 2531
461 14 U.S.C. 2769
467 14 U.S.C. 2513
468 14 U.S.C. 2701
469 14 U.S.C. 2702
470 14 U.S.C. 2770
471 14 U.S.C. 2771
472 14 U.S.C. 2772
475 14 U.S.C. 2943
476 14 U.S.C. 2703
477 14 U.S.C. 2704
478 14 U.S.C. 2773
479 14 U.S.C. 2774
480 14 U.S.C. 2775
481 14 U.S.C. 2776
482 14 U.S.C. 2705
483 14 U.S.C. 2706
484 14 U.S.C. 2707
485 14 U.S.C. 2708
486 14 U.S.C. 2777
487 14 U.S.C. 2709
488 14 U.S.C. 2778
491 14 U.S.C. 2732
491a 14 U.S.C. 2735
492 14 U.S.C. 2736
492a 14 U.S.C. 2737
492b 14 U.S.C. 2738
493 14 U.S.C. 2739
494 14 U.S.C. 2740
496 14 U.S.C. 2741
497 14 U.S.C. 2742
498 14 U.S.C. 2743
499 14 U.S.C. 2731
500 14 U.S.C. 2744
501 14 U.S.C. 2745
502 14 U.S.C. 2746
503 14 U.S.C. 2747
504 14 U.S.C. 2733
505 14 U.S.C. 2734
507 14 U.S.C. 2710
508 14 U.S.C. 2711
509 14 U.S.C. 2761
510 14 U.S.C. 2762
511 14 U.S.C. 2763
512 14 U.S.C. 2764
513 14 U.S.C. 2765
516 14 U.S.C. 2748
517 14 U.S.C. 2766
518 14 U.S.C. 2767
519 14 U.S.C. 2768
520 14 U.S.C. 506
531 14 U.S.C. 2901
532 14 U.S.C. 2902
541 14 U.S.C. 2903
542 14 U.S.C. 2904
543 14 U.S.C. 2905
544 14 U.S.C. 2906
551 14 U.S.C. 2921
552 14 U.S.C. 2922
553 14 U.S.C. 2923
554 14 U.S.C. 2924
555 14 U.S.C. 2925
561 14 U.S.C. 1101
562 14 U.S.C. 1102
563 14 U.S.C. 1104
564 14 U.S.C. 1105
565 14 U.S.C. 1106
566 14 U.S.C. 1108
567 14 U.S.C. 1109
569 14 U.S.C. 1110
571 14 U.S.C. 1131
572 14 U.S.C. 1132
573 14 U.S.C. 1133
574 14 U.S.C. 1134
575 14 U.S.C. 1135
576 14 U.S.C. 1136
577 14 U.S.C. 1152
578 14 U.S.C. 1103
579 14 U.S.C. 1107
581 14 U.S.C. 1171
631 14 U.S.C. 502
632 14 U.S.C. 505
633 14 U.S.C. 503
635 14 U.S.C. 931
636 14 U.S.C. 932
637 14 U.S.C. 526
638 14 U.S.C. 933
639 14 U.S.C. 934
640 14 U.S.C. 935
641 14 U.S.C. 901
642 14 U.S.C. 546
643 14 U.S.C. 547
644 14 U.S.C. 2712
645 14 U.S.C. 936
646 14 U.S.C. 937
647 14 U.S.C. 938
648 14 U.S.C. 939
649 14 U.S.C. 940
650 14 U.S.C. 941
652 14 U.S.C. 104
653 14 U.S.C. 902
654 14 U.S.C. 942
655 14 U.S.C. 943
656 14 U.S.C. 903
657 14 U.S.C. 1155
658 14 U.S.C. 944
659 14 U.S.C. 945
660 14 U.S.C. 2779
664 14 U.S.C. 946
665 14 U.S.C. 1151
666 14 U.S.C. 904
667 14 U.S.C. 947
668 14 U.S.C. 948
669 14 U.S.C. 949
670 14 U.S.C. 905
671 14 U.S.C. 906
672 14 U.S.C. 907
672a 14 U.S.C. 908
673 14 U.S.C. 950
674 14 U.S.C. 909
675 14 U.S.C. 910
676 14 U.S.C. 911
676a 14 U.S.C. 912
677 14 U.S.C. 913
678 14 U.S.C. 951
679 14 U.S.C. 5105
680 (added by Pub. L. 104–324) 14 U.S.C. 2941
680 (added by Pub. L. 113–281) 14 U.S.C. 2944
681 (added by Pub. L. 104–324) 14 U.S.C. 2942
681 (added by Pub. L. 114–120) 14 U.S.C. 914
685 14 U.S.C. 2945
687 14 U.S.C. 2946
688 14 U.S.C. 2947
701 14 U.S.C. 3701
702 14 U.S.C. 3702
703 14 U.S.C. 3703
704 14 U.S.C. 3704
705 14 U.S.C. 3705
706 14 U.S.C. 3706
707 14 U.S.C. 3707
708 14 U.S.C. 3708
709 14 U.S.C. 3709
709a 14 U.S.C. 3710
710 14 U.S.C. 3711
711 14 U.S.C. 3712
712 14 U.S.C. 3713
713 14 U.S.C. 3714
720 14 U.S.C. 3731
721 14 U.S.C. 3732
722 14 U.S.C. 3733
723 14 U.S.C. 3734
724 14 U.S.C. 3735
725 14 U.S.C. 3736
726 14 U.S.C. 3737
727 14 U.S.C. 3738
728 14 U.S.C. 3739
729 14 U.S.C. 3740
730 14 U.S.C. 3741
731 14 U.S.C. 3742
732 14 U.S.C. 3743
733 14 U.S.C. 3744
734 14 U.S.C. 3745
735 14 U.S.C. 3746
736 14 U.S.C. 3747
737 14 U.S.C. 3748
738 14 U.S.C. 3749
739 14 U.S.C. 3750
740 14 U.S.C. 3751
741 14 U.S.C. 3752
742 14 U.S.C. 3753
743 14 U.S.C. 3754
744 14 U.S.C. 3755
745 14 U.S.C. 3756
746 14 U.S.C. 3757
821 14 U.S.C. 3901
822 14 U.S.C. 3902
823 14 U.S.C. 3903
823a 14 U.S.C. 3904
824 14 U.S.C. 3905
825 14 U.S.C. 3906
826 14 U.S.C. 3907
827 14 U.S.C. 3908
828 14 U.S.C. 3909
829 14 U.S.C. 3910
830 14 U.S.C. 3911
831 14 U.S.C. 3912
832 14 U.S.C. 3913
891 14 U.S.C. 4101
892 14 U.S.C. 4102
893 14 U.S.C. 4103
894 14 U.S.C. 4104
2701 14 U.S.C. 4901
2702 14 U.S.C. 4902
2703 14 U.S.C. 4903
2704 14 U.S.C. 4904
2901 14 U.S.C. 5101
2902 14 U.S.C. 5102
2903 14 U.S.C. 5103
2904 14 U.S.C. 5104
2905 14 U.S.C. 5106
2906 14 U.S.C. 5107
Table Showing Disposition of All Sections of Former Title 14
Title 14

Former Sections

Title 14

New Sections

1 1, 3, 4(a), (b)
2 467
2a Elim.
3 3, 571
3a 481, 465, 488, 576
4 Rep.
5 41
5a–6 Rep.
6a 42
6b 47, 222, 462
6c 225
6d 224(c)
6e, 6f 433(a), (b)
7 4(c)
8 Rep.
9 41, 43
10 Rep.
10a 224(c), 226
10b–10f Rep.
10g 432(a)
10h 432(b)
10i Rep.
11 44, 45
11a 47, 48
12 47, 48
12a Rep.
13 485(b)
14 Rep.
15 182, 183
15a 184
15a–1 182, 185
15b 187, 188
15c 187, 189
15d 186
15e 191
15f 190
15g 193
15h 194
15i 192
15j Rep.
15k 476
16 223
16a, 16b Rep.
16c 223
17 223
18 223, 224
19, 19a, 20 Rep.
20a 228, 461
20a–1 228
20a–2 301
20b Rep.
20c 228
21 41, 225
21a 228, 301
21b 433(c)
22 632
23 352
24 Rep.
25 182
26 636
27 636
28 92(b), 144(a), 145(a)
29 88, 92(c), 93(b)
30 485(a)
31 144(b), 145(b)
31a 144(c)
31b 93(k)
31c 151
32, 33 (See former 131, 132)
34 632
34–1 T. 34 §450b–1
34a Rep.
35 351, 365, 367
35a 351, 367
35b 366
35c 367
35d 433(d)
36 651
37 651
38 Rep.
39 484
40, 40a Rep.
41 505
41a 504
42 145(a)
43 (See former 127)
43a 641(a)
44 Rep.
45 89(a)
46 89(b)
47 89(c)
48 634(a)
48a 91
49 148
50 432(c)
50a Rep. in part, elim. in part
50b 640
50c 643
50d T. 37 §31a.
50e 433(e).
50f–50j T. 5 §§150p–150t
50k 90(a)
50l 90(b)
50m 81
50n 82
50o 81
51 89, 92(i)
52 89, 93(a)
53 88, 93(a)
54 93(c)
55 88, 93, (d)
56 Rep.
57 145(a)
58 632
59 Rep.
60 88
61 88(a)
62 88
63 88
64 638
65 Rep.
66 89
67 89
68 637
69 92(d), 93(h)
70 Rep.
71 646
72–74 Rep.
91 93(d), 632
92 633
93 92(c), 93(b)
94 92(c), 93(h)
95 92(a), 93(b)
96 92(f)
97 93(b), (c)
98 Rep.
98a 92(c), 93(b)
99 632
100–102 Rep.
103 632
104 88(a), 89(b)
105–107 Rep.
108 93(h), (i)
109 92(d), 93(h), (i)
110 93(m)
111 93(e)
112 93(b), (c)
121 461
121a–121c Rep.
121d 433(h)
122–127 Rep.
127a Elim.
128 Rep.
129 464
130, 130a Elim.
131 92(i)
132 479
132a, 133 Rep.
133a 475
134 478(b)
135 478
136 Rep.
136a 466
137 Rep.
138 472
141 562
142 561
143 563, 564, 566, 567
144 569(a)
145 569(b)
146 570
147 575, 644
148 482
161 46
161a 49
162 49
162a 230, 232, 243, 303, 313, 423
162b T. 34 §428
163 Rep.
164, 165 240, 310
165a 241, 311
165b 240, 241, 310, 311
166 Rep.
167 423
167a T. 37 §26a
167b Rep.
167b–1 Elim.
167b–2 483
167b–3 Elim.
167c T. 34 §399c–1
168 246, 315, 364
169 233, 241, 306, 311, 356
170 425, 635
171 234
172 233, 245, 306, 314, 356, 363
173 230, 303, 353
174 421(b)
174a 239, 309
175 231, 304, 354, 424
175a 238, 244
175b 235
175c 423
175d–175f Rep.
176, 177 Rep.
178 431(a)
178a 431(b)
178b 431(c)
179 Rep.
180 432(d)
181 432(e)
182 433(f)
183 433(g)
185 357(a)
185a 355
185b 358
185c 359, 360
185d 357(a), (c), 423
185e 633
186 755(e)
191 Rep.
192 93(m)
193–196 500
201 226
202 Rep.
203 226(a)
204 226(a), 227
205 Rep.
206 302, 351
207, 208 Rep.
251–259 Rep.
260 821
261 822
262 823
263 821
264 825
265 826
266 827
266a 828
266b 829
267 830
268 831
269 Rep.
270 832
271 893
301 751
302 752
303 754
304 751
305 753, 754
306 755
307 756
308 757
309 758
310 759
311 755(c)
312 760
313 761
314, 315 Rep.
351 753, 823
352 891, 892
353 Rep.
354 894
381–388 Rep.

Positive Law; Citation

This title has been enacted into positive law by act Aug. 4, 1949, ch. 393, §1, 63 Stat. 495 , which provided in part that: "Title 14 of the United States Code, entitled 'Coast Guard', is hereby revised, codified, and enacted into law, and may be cited as '14 U.S.C., §-.' "

Effective Date

Act Aug. 4, 1949, ch. 393, §19, 63 Stat. 561 , provided that: "This Act shall take effect on the first day of the third month after approval by the President but shall not affect any proceedings commenced by or against any person prior to the effective date of this Act."

Repeals

Act Aug. 4, 1949, ch. 393, §20, 63 Stat. 561 , repealed the sections or parts of sections of the Revised Statutes or Statutes at Large covering provisions codified in this act, with a proviso that "any rights or liabilities now existing under such sections or parts thereof shall not be affected by such repeal".

Construction of Title I of Pub. L. 115–282

Pub. L. 115–282, title I, §124, Dec. 4, 2018, 132 Stat. 4241 , provided that: "This title [see Tables for Classification], including the amendments made by this title, is intended only to reorganize title 14, United States Code, and may not be construed to alter-

"(1) the effect of a provision of title 14, United States Code, including any authority or requirement therein;

"(2) a department or agency interpretation with respect to title 14, United States Code; or

"(3) a judicial interpretation with respect to title 14, United States Code."

Legislative Construction of 1949 Enactment of Title 14

Act Aug. 4, 1949, ch. 393, §3, 63 Stat. 557 , provided that: "No inference of a legislative construction is to be drawn by reason of the chapter in Title 14, Coast Guard, as set out in section 1 of this Act, in which any section is placed, nor by reason of the catch lines used in such title."

Separability

Act Aug. 4, 1949, ch. 393, §2, 63 Stat. 557 , provided that: "If any part of Title 14, United States Code, as enacted by section 1 of this Act, shall be held invalid the remainder of such title shall not be affected thereby."

References to Sections of Title 14 as Redesignated by Pub. L. 115–282

Pub. L. 115–282, title I, §123(a), (b)(1), Dec. 4, 2018, 132 Stat. 4240 , provided that:

"(a) Definitions.-In this section [see Tables for classification], the following definitions apply:

"(1) Redesignated section.-The term 'redesignated section' means a section of title 14, United States Code, that is redesignated by this title [see Tables for classification], as that section is so redesignated.

"(2) Source section.-The term 'source section' means a section of title 14, United States Code, that is redesignated by this title, as that section was in effect before the redesignation.

"(b) Reference to Source Section.-

"(1) Treatment of reference.-A reference to a source section, including a reference in a regulation, order, or other law, is deemed to refer to the corresponding redesignated section."

Orders, Rules, and Regulations

Act Aug. 4, 1949, ch. 393, §4, 63 Stat. 558 , provided that: "All orders, rules, and regulations of the Coast Guard in effect under provisions of law superseded or amended by this Act shall, to the extent they would have been authorized under this Act, remain in force and effect as the regulations and orders under the provisions of this Act and shall be administered and enforced under this Act as nearly as may be until specifically repealed, amended, or revised."

Reduction in Grade, Rank, Pay, Allowances, and Benefits

Act Aug. 4, 1949, ch. 393, §5, 63 Stat. 558 , provided that: "Nothing contained in this Act shall operate to abolish or reduce the grade, rank, rating, pay, allowances, or other benefits to which any person in the Coast Guard is entitled on the effective date of this Act."