[USC02] 46 USC 57501: Completion of long-range program
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46 USC 57501: Completion of long-range program Text contains those laws in effect on February 26, 2021
From Title 46-SHIPPINGSubtitle V-Merchant MarinePart F-Government-Owned Merchant VesselsCHAPTER 575-CONSTRUCTION, CHARTER, AND SALE OF VESSELSSUBCHAPTER I-GENERAL

§57501. Completion of long-range program

Whenever the Secretary of Transportation determines that the objectives and policies declared in sections 50101 and 50102 of this title cannot be fully realized within a reasonable time under title V of the Merchant Marine Act, 1936, and the President approves the determination, the Secretary, in accordance with this chapter, shall complete the long-range program described in section 50102 of this title.

( Pub. L. 109–304, §8(c), Oct. 6, 2006, 120 Stat. 1664 ; Pub. L. 114–120, title III, §313(b)(1), Feb. 8, 2016, 130 Stat. 58 .)

Historical and Revision Notes


Source (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
57501 46 App.:1191. June 29, 1936, ch. 858, title VII, §701, 49 Stat. 2008 ; Pub. L. 97–31, §12(103), Aug. 6, 1981, 95 Stat. 162 .

The words "find and", "finding and", "in whole or in part", and "previously adopted" are omitted as unnecessary. The word "shall" is substituted for "is authorized and directed to" to eliminate unnecessary words.

Editorial Notes

References in Text

The Merchant Marine Act, 1936, referred to in text, is act June 29, 1936, ch. 858, 49 Stat. 1985 . Title V of the Act enacted provisions set out as a note under section 53101 of this title. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title of 1936 Amendment note set out under section 101 of this title and Tables.


2016-Pub. L. 114–120 substituted "title V" for "titles V and VI".