[USC02] 46 USC 4506: Exemptions
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46 USC 4506: Exemptions Text contains those laws in effect on November 30, 2020
From Title 46-SHIPPINGSubtitle II-Vessels and SeamenPart B-Inspection and Regulation of VesselsCHAPTER 45-UNINSPECTED COMMERCIAL FISHING INDUSTRY VESSELS

§4506. Exemptions

The Secretary may exempt a vessel from any part of this chapter if, under regulations prescribed by the Secretary (including regulations on special operating conditions), the Secretary finds that-

(1) good cause exists for granting an exemption; and

(2) the safety of the vessel and those on board will not be adversely affected.

(Added Pub. L. 100–424, §2(a), Sept. 9, 1988, 102 Stat. 1587 ; amended Pub. L. 102–587, title V, §5222, Nov. 4, 1992, 106 Stat. 5081 ; Pub. L. 105–383, title III, §301(b)(6), Nov. 13, 1998, 112 Stat. 3417 ; Pub. L. 111–281, title VI, §604(b), Oct. 15, 2010, 124 Stat. 2964 ; Pub. L. 114–120, title III, §306(a)(5), Feb. 8, 2016, 130 Stat. 54 .)


2016-Pub. L. 114–120 struck out subsec. (a) designation before "The Secretary may".

2010-Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 111–281 struck out subsec. (b) which read as follows: "A vessel to which this chapter applies is exempt from section 4502(b)(2)(B) of this title if it-

"(1) is less than 36 feet in length; and

"(2) is operating-

"(A) in internal waters of the United States; or

"(B) within 3 nautical miles from the baselines from which the territorial sea of the United States is measured."

1998-Subsec. (b)(2). Pub. L. 105–383 added par. (2) and struck out former par. (2) which read as follows: "is not operating on the high seas."

1992-Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 102–587 substituted "4502(b)(2)(B)" for "4502(b)(2)".

Territorial Sea of United States

For extension of territorial sea of United States, see Proc. No. 5928, set out as a note under section 1331 of Title 43, Public Lands.