[House Report 116-487]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office]


116th Congress    }                                     {       Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session       }                                     {      116-487

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 TO RENAME THE SAINT LAWRENCE SEAWAY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION THE GREAT 
           LAKES ST. LAWRENCE SEAWAY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

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 September 4, 2020.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on 
            the State of the Union and ordered to be printed

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 Mr. DeFazio, from the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, 
                        submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

                        [To accompany H.R. 4470]

      [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]

    The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, to whom 
was referred the bill (H.R. 4470) to rename the Saint Lawrence 
Seaway Development Corporation the Great Lakes St. Lawrence 
Seaway Development Corporation, having considered the same, 
reports favorably thereon without amendment and recommends that 
the bill do pass.

                                CONTENTS

                                                                   Page
Purpose of Legislation...........................................     2
Background and Need for Legislation..............................     2
Hearings.........................................................     3
Legislative History and Consideration............................     3
Committee Votes..................................................     3
Committee Oversight Findings.....................................     3
New Budget Authority and Tax Expenditures........................     3
Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate........................     3
Performance Goals and Objectives.................................     4
Duplication of Federal Programs..................................     5
Congressional Earmarks, Limited Tax Benefits, and Limited Tariff 
  Benefits.......................................................     5
Federal Mandates Statement.......................................     5
Preemption Clarification.........................................     5
Advisory Committee Statement.....................................     5
Applicability to Legislative Branch..............................     5
Section-by-Section Analysis of the Legislation...................     5
Changes in Existing Law Made by the Bill, as Reported............     6

                         Purpose of Legislation

    The purpose of H.R. 4470 is to rename the Saint Lawrence 
Seaway Development Corporation the ``Great Lakes St. Lawrence 
Seaway Development Corporation.''

                  Background and Need for Legislation

    H.R. 4470 seeks to rename the Saint Lawrence Seaway 
Development Corporation to the ``Great Lakes St. Lawrence 
Seaway Development Corporation.'' This change is intended to 
more accurately portray the geographical scope of the agency 
and the important role the agency plays in the global commerce 
trade as a direct connection from the Great Lakes to the 
Atlantic Ocean.
    According to the Congressional Research Service (CRS), the 
entire Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway system runs for 
2,300 nautical miles from the Gulf of St. Lawrence to Duluth, 
Minnesota.\1\ This waterway system allows the waterborne 
transport of commercial goods, commodities, and raw materials 
between the Atlantic Ocean and commercial ports within the 
Great Lakes system. It takes a ship six to seven days to sail 
from Montreal, Canada, to Duluth, Minnesota, or to Chicago, 
Illinois. There are two distinct categories of vessel traffic 
on the system: intra-lakes trade, and transits between the 
Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence Seaway.
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    \1\CRS, The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway Navigation System: 
Options for Growth, (R44664).
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    The Saint Lawrence Seaway portion of the system (Seaway) is 
a 328 nautical-mile deep-draft waterway between the Port of 
Montreal, Canada, and Lake Erie. It connects the Great Lakes 
with the Atlantic Ocean via the lower St. Lawrence River. The 
Seaway includes a network of 15 locks and connecting channels 
located in Canada and the United States. Thirteen of the locks 
belong to Canada and the remaining two locks, located in 
Massena, New York, belong to the United States.
    The U.S. portion of the Seaway was authorized by the Act of 
May 13, 1954, commonly referred to as the ``St. Lawrence Seaway 
Act.''\2\ The St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, a 
wholly-owned government corporation within the U.S. Department 
of Transportation (also created by the St. Lawrence Seaway 
Act), operates the U.S. portion of the Seaway.
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    \2\Pub. L. 89-670 (33 U.S.C. 981, et seq.).
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    The mission of the St. Lawrence Seaway Development 
Corporation is to serve the U.S. intermodal and international 
transportation system by improving the operation and 
maintenance of a safe, reliable, efficient, and environmentally 
responsible deep-draft waterway, in cooperation with its 
Canadian counterpart.\3\ The St. Lawrence Seaway Development 
Corporation also encourages the development of trade through 
the Great Lakes Seaway System, which contributes to the 
comprehensive economic and environmental development of the 
entire Great Lakes region.
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    \3\See Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation Fiscal Year 
2019 Annual Report (https://greatlakes-seaway.com/wp-content/uploads/
2020/05/fy2019ar.pdf).
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    According to the St. Lawrence Seaway Development 
Corporation, total cargo moved on the Great Lakes St. Lawrence 
Seaway System in 2017 equaled 143.5 million metric tons valued 
at $15.2 billion.\4\ This waterborne commerce supported nearly 
238,000 jobs in the U.S. and Canada and generated $35 billion 
in economic activity, $14.2 billion in total personal wage and 
salary income and local consumption expenditures, $8 billion in 
local purchases, and $6.6 billion in Federal, state/provincial, 
and local tax revenue.\5\
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    \4\See id.
    \5\See id.
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    The Soo Locks, which connect Lake Superior with the lower 
four Great Lakes, supported 123,172 jobs in the U.S. and Canada 
and $22.6 billion in economic activity.\6\
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    \6\See id.
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                                Hearings

    No hearings were held on H.R. 4470 in the 116th Congress.

                 Legislative History and Consideration

    H.R. 4470 was introduced on September 24, 2019, by Rep. 
Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), and referred to the Committee on 
Transportation and Infrastructure. Within the Committee, H.R. 
4470 was referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and 
Environment.
    On February 26, 2020, the Chair discharged the Subcommittee 
on Water Resources and Environment from further consideration 
of H.R. 4470.
    On February 26, 2020, the Committee on Transportation and 
Infrastructure met in open session to consider H.R. 4470 and 
ordered the measure to be reported favorably to the House, 
without amendment, by voice vote, with a quorum present.

                            Committee Votes

    Clause 3(b) of rule XIII of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives requires each committee report to include the 
total number of votes cast for and against on each record vote 
on a motion to report and on any amendment offered to the 
measure or matter, and the names of those members voting for 
and against.
    No recorded votes were requested during consideration of 
H.R. 4470.

                      Committee Oversight Findings

    With respect to the requirements of clause 3(c)(1) of rule 
XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, the 
Committee's oversight findings and recommendations are 
reflected in this report.

               New Budget Authority and Tax Expenditures

    Clause 3(c)(2) of rule XIII of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives does not apply where a cost estimate and 
comparison prepared by the Director of the Congressional Budget 
Office under section 402 of the Congressional Budget Act of 
1974 has been timely submitted prior to the filing of the 
report and is included in the report. Such a cost estimate is 
included in this report.

               Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate

    With respect to the requirement of clause 3(c)(3) of rule 
XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives and section 
402 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, the Committee has 
received the enclosed cost estimate for H.R. 4470 from the 
Director of the Congressional Budget Office:

                                     U.S. Congress,
                               Congressional Budget Office,
                                    Washington, DC, March 12, 2020.
Hon. Peter A. DeFazio,
Chairman, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure,
House of Representatives, Washington, DC.
    Dear Mr. Chairman: The Congressional Budget Office has 
prepared the enclosed cost estimate for H.R. 4470, a bill to 
rename the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation the 
Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation.
    If you wish further details on this estimate, we will be 
pleased to provide them. The CBO staff contact is Madeleine 
Fox.
            Sincerely,
                                         Phillip L. Swagel,
                                                          Director.
    Enclosure.

    
    

    H.R. 4470 would change the name of the Saint Lawrence 
Seaway Development Corporation to the Great Lakes St. Lawrence 
Seaway Development Corporation. Based on the cost of similar 
efforts, CBO estimates that the cost to revise federal maps and 
signs to reflect the new name would not be significant. Any 
spending would be subject to the availability of appropriated 
funds.
    The CBO staff contact for this estimate is Madeleine Fox. 
The estimate was reviewed by H. Samuel Papenfuss, Deputy 
Director of Budget Analysis.

                    Performance Goals and Objectives

    With respect to the requirement of clause 3(c)(4) of rule 
XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, the 
performance goal and objective of this legislation is to rename 
the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation the Great 
Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation.

                    Duplication of Federal Programs

    Pursuant to clause 3(c)(5) of rule XIII of the Rules of the 
House of Representatives, the Committee finds that no provision 
of H.R. 4470 establishes or reauthorizes a program of the 
federal government known to be duplicative of another federal 
program, a program that was included in any report from the 
Government Accountability Office to Congress pursuant to 
section 21 of Public Law 111-139, or a program related to a 
program identified in the most recent Catalog of Federal 
Domestic Assistance.

   Congressional Earmarks, Limited Tax Benefits, and Limited Tariff 
                                Benefits

    In compliance with clause 9 of rule XXI of the Rules of the 
House of Representatives, this bill, as reported, contains no 
congressional earmarks, limited tax benefits, or limited tariff 
benefits as defined in clause 9(e), 9(f), or 9(g) of the rule 
XXI.

                       Federal Mandates Statement

    The Committee adopts as its own the estimate of federal 
mandates prepared by the Director of the Congressional Budget 
Office pursuant to section 423 of the Unfunded Mandates Reform 
Act (Public Law 104-4).

                        Preemption Clarification

    Section 423 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 
requires the report of any Committee on a bill or joint 
resolution to include a statement on the extent to which the 
bill or joint resolution is intended to preempt state, local, 
or tribal law. The Committee finds that H.R. 4470 does not 
preempt any state, local, or tribal law.

                      Advisory Committee Statement

    No advisory committees within the meaning of section 5(b) 
of the Federal Advisory Committee Act were created by this 
legislation.

                  Applicability to Legislative Branch

    The Committee finds that the legislation does not relate to 
the terms and conditions of employment or access to public 
services or accommodations within the meaning of section 
102(b)(3) of the Congressional Accountability Act (Public Law 
104-1).

             Section-by-Section Analysis of the Legislation


Section 1. Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation

    This section makes a number of technical and conforming 
amendments by amending 33 U.S.C. 981 to replace ``Saint 
Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation'' with ``Great Lakes 
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation'' and clarifies 
that any reference to ``Saint Lawrence Seaway Development 
Corporation'' shall be deemed to be a reference to ``Great 
Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation.''
    This section also strikes ``Saint Lawrence Seaway 
Development Corporation'' and inserts ``Great Lakes St. 
Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation'' in the following 
statutes:
           Section 5315 of Title 5;
           Section 2282B of Title 18;
           Section 9505(a)(2) of the Internal Revenue 
        Code of 1986 (26 U.S.C. 9505(a)(2));
           Section 9101(3)(K) of Title 31;
           33 U.S.C. 2211, the Water Resources 
        Development Act of 1986 and subsequent Water Resources 
        Development Act legislation:
           Section 206 (33 U.S.C. 2234);
           Section 210(a)(1) (33 U.S.C. 2238(a)(1));
           Section 214(2)(B) (33 U.S.C. 2241(2)(B)); 
        and
           Section 1132(b) (U.S.C. 2309(b));
           Section 2109 of Title 46;
           Section 8103(g) of Title 46;
           Section 8503(c) of Title 46;
           Section 55112(a)(3) of Title 46;
           Section 55331(3) of Title 46;
           Section 70032 of Title 46; and
           Section 6314(c)(2)(G) of Title 49.

         Changes in Existing Law Made by the Bill, as Reported

  In compliance with clause 3(e) of rule XIII of the Rules of 
the House of Representatives, changes in existing law made by 
the bill, as reported, are shown as follows (existing law 
proposed to be omitted is enclosed in black brackets, new 
matter is printed in italics, and existing law in which no 
change is proposed is shown in roman):

                          ACT OF MAY 13, 1954


AN ACT Providing for creation of the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development 
 Corporation to construct part of the Saint Lawrence Seaway in United 
States territory in the interest of national security; authorizing the 
Corporation to consummate certain arrangements with the Saint Lawrence 
 Seaway Authority of Canada relative to construction and operation of 
  the seaway; empowering the Corporation to finance the United States 
  share of the seaway cost on a self-liquidating basis; to establish 
   cooperation with Canada in the control and operation of the Saint 
Lawrence Seaway; to authorize negotiations with Canada of an agreement 
                   on tolls; and for other purposes.

  Section 1. There is hereby created, subject to the direction 
and supervision of the Secretary of Transportation, a body 
corporate to be known as the [Saint Lawrence Seaway Development 
Corporation] Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway Development 
Corporation (hereinafter referred to as the ``Corporation'').

                       management of corporation

  Sec. 2. (a) The management of the corporation shall be vested 
in an Administrator who shall be appointed by the President. 
Any Administrator appointed to fill a vacancy in that position 
prior to the expiration of the term for which his predecessor 
was appointed shall be appointed for the remainder of such 
term.
  (b) There is hereby established the Advisory Board of the 
[Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation] Great Lakes St. 
Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, which shall be 
composed of five members appointed by the President, by and 
with the advice and consent of the Senate, not more than three 
of whom shall belong to the same political party. The Advisory 
Board shall meet at the call of the Administrator, who shall 
require it to meet not less often than once each ninety days; 
shall review the general policies of the Corporation, including 
its policies in connection with design and construction of 
facilities and the establishment of rules of measurement for 
vessels and cargo and rates of charges or tolls; and shall 
advise the Administrator with respect thereto. Members of the 
Advisory Board shall receive for their services as members 
compensation of not to exceed $50 per diem when actually 
engaged in the performance of their duties, together with their 
necessary traveling expenses while going to and coming from 
meetings.

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                      TITLE 5, UNITED STATES CODE




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PART III--EMPLOYEES

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SUBPART D--PAY AND ALLOWANCES

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CHAPTER 53--PAY RATES AND SYSTEMS

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SUBCHAPTER II--EXECUTIVE SCHEDULE PAY RATES

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Sec. 5315. Positions at level IV

  Level IV of the Executive Schedule applies to the following 
positions, for which the annual rate of basic pay shall be the 
rate determined with respect to such level under chapter 11 of 
title 2, as adjusted by section 5318 of this title:
          Deputy Administrator of General Services.
          Associate Administrator of the National Aeronautics 
        and Space Administration.
          Assistant Administrators, Agency for International 
        Development (6).
          Regional Assistant Administrators, Agency for 
        International Development (4).
          Assistant Secretaries of Agriculture (3).
          Assistant Secretaries of Commerce (11).
          Assistant Secretaries of Defense (14).
          Assistant Secretaries of the Air Force (5).
          Assistant Secretaries of the Army (5).
          Assistant Secretaries of the Navy (4).
          Assistant Secretaries of Health and Human Services 
        (6).
          Assistant Secretaries of the Interior (6).
          Assistant Attorneys General (11).
          Assistant Secretaries of Labor (10), one of whom 
        shall be the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Veterans' 
        Employment and Training.
          Administrator, Wage and Hour Division, Department of 
        Labor.
          Assistant Secretaries of State (24) and 4 other State 
        Department officials to be appointed by the President, 
        by and with the advice and consent of the Senate.
          Assistant Secretaries of the Treasury (10).
          Members, United States International Trade Commission 
        (5).
          Assistant Secretaries of Education (10).
          General Counsel, Department of Education.
          Director of Civil Defense, Department of the Army.
          Deputy Director of the Office of Emergency Planning.
          Deputy Director of the Office of Science and 
        Technology.
          Deputy Director of the Peace Corps.
          Assistant Directors of the Office of Management and 
        Budget (3).
          General Counsel of the Department of Agriculture.
          General Counsel of the Department of Commerce.
          General Counsel of the Department of Defense.
          General Counsel of the Department of Health and Human 
        Services.
          Solicitor of the Department of the Interior.
          Solicitor of the Department of Labor.
          General Counsel of the National Labor Relations 
        Board.
          General Counsel of the Department of the Treasury.
          First Vice President of the Export-Import Bank of 
        Washington.
          Members, Council of Economic Advisers.
          Members, Board of Directors of the Export-Import Bank 
        of Washington.
          Members, Federal Communications Commission.
          Member, Board of Directors of the Federal Deposit 
        Insurance Corporation.
          Directors, Federal Housing Finance Board.
          Members, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
          Members, Federal Trade Commission.
          Members, Surface Transportation Board.
          Members, National Labor Relations Board.
          Members, Securities and Exchange Commission.
          Members, Merit Systems Protection Board.
          Members, Federal Maritime Commission.
          Members, National Mediation Board.
          Members, Railroad Retirement Board.
          Director of Selective Service.
          Associate Director of the Federal Bureau of 
        Investigation, Department of Justice.
          Members, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (4).
          Director, Community Relations Service.
          Members, National Transportation Safety Board.
          General Counsel, Department of Transportation.
          Deputy Administrator, Federal Aviation 
        Administration.
          Assistant Secretaries of Transportation (5).
          Deputy Federal Highway Administrator.
          Administrator of the [Saint Lawrence Seaway 
        Development Corporation] Great Lakes St. Lawrence 
        Seaway Development Corporation.
          Assistant Secretary for Science, Smithsonian 
        Institution.
          Assistant Secretary for History and Art, Smithsonian 
        Institution.
          Deputy Administrator of the Small Business 
        Administration.
          Assistant Secretaries of Housing and Urban 
        Development (8).
          General Counsel of the Department of Housing and 
        Urban Development.
          Commissioner of Interama.
          Federal Insurance Administrator, Federal Emergency 
        Management Agency.
          Executive Vice President, Overseas Private Investment 
        Corporation.
          Members, National Credit Union Administration Board 
        (2).
          Members, Postal Regulatory Commission (4).
          Members, Occupational Safety and Health Review 
        Commission.
          Deputy Under Secretaries of the Treasury (or 
        Assistant Secretaries of the Treasury) (2).
          Members, Consumer Product Safety Commission (4).
          Members, Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
          Director of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, Nuclear 
        Regulatory Commission.
          Director of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, 
        Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
          Director of Nuclear Regulatory Research, Nuclear 
        Regulatory Commission.
          Executive Director for Operations, Nuclear Regulatory 
        Commission.
          President, Government National Mortgage Association, 
        Department of Housing and Urban Development.
          Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and 
        Atmosphere, the incumbent of which also serves as 
        Deputy Administrator of the National Oceanic and 
        Atmospheric Administration.
          Director, Bureau of Prisons, Department of Justice.
          Assistant Secretaries of Energy (8).
          General Counsel of the Department of Energy.
          Administrator, Economic Regulatory Administration, 
        Department of Energy.
          Administrator, Energy Information Administration, 
        Department of Energy.
          Director, Office of Indian Energy Policy and 
        Programs, Department of Energy.
          Director, Office of Science, Department of Energy.
          Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and 
        Health.
          Members, Federal Mine Safety and Health Review 
        Commission.
          President, National Consumer Cooperative Bank.
          Special Counsel of the Merit Systems Protection 
        Board.
          Chairman, Federal Labor Relations Authority.
          Assistant Secretaries, Department of Homeland 
        Security.
          Assistant Director for Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity 
        and Infrastructure Security Agency.
          Assistant Director for Infrastructure Security, 
        Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.
          General Counsel, Department of Homeland Security.
          Officer for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, 
        Department of Homeland Security.
          Chief Financial Officer, Department of Homeland 
        Security.
          Chief Information Officer, Department of Homeland 
        Security.
          Deputy Director, Institute for Scientific and 
        Technological Cooperation.
          Director of the National Institute of Justice.
          Director of the Bureau of Justice Statistics.
          Chief Counsel for Advocacy, Small Business 
        Administration.
          Assistant Administrator for Toxic Substances, 
        Environmental Protection Agency.
          Assistant Administrator, Office of Solid Waste, 
        Environmental Protection Agency.
          Assistant Administrators, Environmental Protection 
        Agency (8).
          Director of Operational Test and Evaluation, 
        Department of Defense.
          Director of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation, 
        Department of Defense.
          Special Representatives of the President for arms 
        control, nonproliferation, and disarmament matters, 
        Department of State.
          Ambassadors at Large.
          Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Director General 
        of the United States and Foreign Commercial Service.
          Assistant Secretaries, Department of Veterans Affairs 
        (7).
          General Counsel, Department of Veterans Affairs.
          Commissioner of Food and Drugs, Department of Health 
        and Human Services
          Chairman, Board of Veterans' Appeals.
          Administrator, Office of Juvenile Justice and 
        Delinquency Prevention.
          Director, United States Marshals Service.
          Chairman, United States Parole Commission.
          Director, Bureau of the Census, Department of 
        Commerce.
          Director of the Institute of Museum and Library 
        Services.
          Chief Financial Officer, Department of Agriculture.
          Chief Financial Officer, Department of Commerce.
          Chief Financial Officer, Department of Education.
          Chief Financial Officer, Department of Energy.
          Chief Financial Officer, Department of Health and 
        Human Services.
          Chief Financial Officer, Department of Housing and 
        Urban Development.
          Chief Financial Officer, Department of the Interior.
          Chief Financial Officer, Department of Justice.
          Chief Financial Officer, Department of Labor.
          Chief Financial Officer, Department of State.
          Chief Financial Officer, Department of 
        Transportation.
          Chief Financial Officer, Department of the Treasury.
          Chief Financial Officer, Department of Veterans 
        Affairs.
          Chief Financial Officer, Environmental Protection 
        Agency.
          Chief Financial Officer, National Aeronautics and 
        Space Administration.
          Commissioner, Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian 
        Relocation.
          Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Research and 
        Engineering.
          Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and 
        Sustainment.
          Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy.
          Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and 
        Readiness.
          Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller).
          Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence 
        and Security.
          General Counsel of the Department of the Army.
          General Counsel of the Department of the Navy.
          General Counsel of the Department of the Air Force.
          Liaison for Community and Junior Colleges, Department 
        of Education.
          Director of the Office of Educational Technology.
          Director of the International Broadcasting Bureau.
          The Commissioner of Labor Statistics, Department of 
        Labor.
          Chief Information Officer, Department of Agriculture.
          Chief Information Officer, Department of Commerce.
          Chief Information Officer, Department of Defense 
        (unless the official designated as the Chief 
        Information Officer of the Department of Defense is an 
        official listed under section 5312, 5313, or 5314 of 
        this title).
          Chief Information Officer, Department of Education.
          Chief Information Officer, Department of Energy.
          Chief Information Officer, Department of Health and 
        Human Services.
          Chief Information Officer, Department of Housing and 
        Urban Development.
          Chief Information Officer, Department of the 
        Interior.
          Chief Information Officer, Department of Justice.
          Chief Information Officer, Department of Labor.
          Chief Information Officer, Department of State.
          Chief Information Officer, Department of 
        Transportation.
          Chief Information Officer, Department of the 
        Treasury.
          Chief Information Officer, Department of Veterans 
        Affairs.
          Chief Information Officer, Environmental Protection 
        Agency.
          Chief Information Officer, National Aeronautics and 
        Space Administration.
          Chief Information Officer, Agency for International 
        Development.
          Chief Information Officer, Federal Emergency 
        Management Agency.
          Chief Information Officer, General Services 
        Administration.
          Chief Information Officer, National Science 
        Foundation.
          Chief Information Officer, Nuclear Regulatory Agency.
          Chief Information Officer, Office of Personnel 
        Management.
          Chief Information Officer, Small Business 
        Administration.
          Chief Information Officer of the Intelligence 
        Community.
          General Counsel of the Central Intelligence Agency.
          Principal Deputy Administrator, National Nuclear 
        Security Administration.
          Additional Deputy Administrators of the National 
        Nuclear Security Administration (3), but if the Deputy 
        Administrator for Naval Reactors is an officer of the 
        Navy on active duty, (2).
          Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual 
        Property and Deputy Director of the United States 
        Patent and Trademark Office.
          General Counsel of the Office of the Director of 
        National Intelligence.
          Chief Medical Officer, Department of Homeland 
        Security.
          Director of the National Counterintelligence and 
        Security Center.

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                      TITLE 18, UNITED STATES CODE


PART I--CRIMES

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CHAPTER 111--SHIPPING

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Sec. 2282B. Violence against aids to maritime navigation

  Whoever intentionally destroys, seriously damages, alters, 
moves, or tampers with any aid to maritime navigation 
maintained by the [Saint Lawrence Seaway Development 
Corporation] Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway Development 
Corporation under the authority of section 4 of the Act of May 
13, 1954 (33 U.S.C. 984), by the Coast Guard pursuant to 
section 81 of title 14, United States Code, or lawfully 
maintained under authority granted by the Coast Guard pursuant 
to section 83 of title 14, United States Code, if such act 
endangers or is likely to endanger the safe navigation of a 
ship, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for not 
more than 20 years, or both.

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                     INTERNAL REVENUE CODE OF 1986




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Subtitle I--Trust Fund Code

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CHAPTER 98--TRUST FUND CODE

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Subchapter A--ESTABLISHMENT OF TRUST FUNDS

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SEC. 9505. HARBOR MAINTENANCE TRUST FUND.

  (a) Creation of Trust Fund.--There is hereby established in 
the Treasury of the United States a trust fund to be known as 
the ``Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund'', consisting of such 
amounts as may be--
          (1) appropriated to the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund 
        as provided in this section,
          (2) transferred to the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund 
        by the [Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation] 
        Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 
        pursuant to section 13(a) of the Act of May 13, 1954, 
        or
          (3) credited to the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund as 
        provided in section 9602(b).
  (b) Transfer to Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund of amounts 
equivalent to certain taxes.--There are hereby appropriated to 
the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund amounts equivalent to the 
taxes received in the Treasury under section 4461 (relating to 
harbor maintenance tax).
  (c) Expenditures from Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund.--Amounts 
in the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund shall be available, as 
provided by appropriation Acts, for making expenditures--
          (1) to carry out section 210 of the Water Resources 
        Development Act of 1986,
          (2) for payments of rebates of tolls or charges 
        pursuant to section 13(b) of the Act of May 13, 1954 
        (as in effect on April 1, 1987), and
          (3) for the payment of all expenses of administration 
        incurred by the Department of the Treasury, the Army 
        Corps of Engineers, and the Department of Commerce 
        related to the administration of subchapter A of 
        chapter 36 (relating to harbor maintenance tax), but 
        not in excess of $5,000,000 for any fiscal year.

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                      TITLE 31, UNITED STATES CODE




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SUBTITLE VI--MISCELLANEOUS

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CHAPTER 91--GOVERNMENT CORPORATIONS

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Sec. 9101. Definitions

  In this chapter--
          (1) ``Government corporation'' means a mixed-
        ownership Government corporation and a wholly owned 
        Government corporation.
          (2) ``mixed-ownership Government corporation'' 
        means--
                  (A) the Central Bank for Cooperatives.
                  (B) the Federal Deposit Insurance 
                Corporation.
                  (C) the Federal Home Loan Banks.
                  (D) the Federal Intermediate Credit Banks.
                  (E) the Federal Land Banks.
                  (F) the National Credit Union Administration 
                Central Liquidity Facility.
                  (G) the Regional Banks for Cooperatives.
                  (H) the Financing Corporation.
                  (I) the Resolution Trust Corporation.
                  (J) the Resolution Funding Corporation.
          (3) ``wholly owned Government corporation'' means--
                  (A) the Commodity Credit Corporation.
                  (B) the Community Development Financial 
                Institutions Fund.
                  (C) the Export-Import Bank of the United 
                States.
                  (D) the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation.
                  (E) Federal Prison Industries, Incorporated.
                  (F) the Corporation for National and 
                Community Service.
                  (G) the Government National Mortgage 
                Association.
                  (H) the Overseas Private Investment 
                Corporation.
                  (I) the Pennsylvania Avenue Development 
                Corporation.
                  (J) the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.
                  (K) the [Saint Lawrence Seaway Development 
                Corporation] Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway 
                Development Corporation.
                  (L) the Secretary of Housing and Urban 
                Development when carrying out duties and powers 
                related to the Federal Housing Administration 
                Fund.
                  (M) the Tennessee Valley Authority.
                  (N) the Panama Canal Commission.
                  (O) the Millennium Challenge Corporation.
                  (P) the International Clean Energy 
                Foundation.

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                WATER RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT ACT OF 1986




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TITLE II--HARBOR DEVELOPMENT

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SEC. 206. NONAPPLICABILITY TO SAINT LAWRENCE SEAWAY.

  Sections 203, 204, and 205 do not apply to any harbor or 
inland harbor project for that portion of the Saint Lawrence 
Seaway administered by the [Saint Lawrence Seaway Development 
Corporation] Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway Development 
Corporation.

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SEC. 210. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

  (a) Trust Fund.--There are authorized to be appropriated out 
of the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund, established by section 
9505 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, for each fiscal year 
such sums as may be necessary to pay--
          (1) 100 percent of the eligible operations and 
        maintenance costs of those portions of the Saint 
        Lawrence Seaway operated and maintained by the [Saint 
        Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation] Great Lakes 
        St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation for such 
        fiscal year; and
          (2) up to 100 percent of the eligible operations and 
        maintenance costs assigned to commercial navigation of 
        all harbors and inland harbors within the United 
        States.
  (b) General Fund.--There are authorized to be appropriated 
out of the general fund of the Treasury of the United States 
for each fiscal year such sums as may be necessary to pay the 
balance of all eligible operations and maintenance costs not 
provided by payments from the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund 
under this section.
  (c) Operation and Maintenance of Harbor Projects.--
          (1) In general.--To the maximum extent practicable, 
        the Secretary shall make expenditures to pay for 
        operation and maintenance costs of the harbors and 
        inland harbors referred to in subsection (a)(2), 
        including expenditures of funds appropriated from the 
        Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund, based on an equitable 
        allocation of funds among all such harbors and inland 
        harbors.
          (2) Criteria.--
                  (A) In general.--In determining an equitable 
                allocation of funds under paragraph (1), the 
                Secretary shall--
                          (i) consider the information obtained 
                        in the assessment conducted under 
                        subsection (e);
                          (ii) consider the national and 
                        regional significance of harbor 
                        operations and maintenance; and
                          (iii) as appropriate, consider 
                        national security and military 
                        readiness needs.
                  (B) Limitation.--The Secretary shall not 
                allocate funds under paragraph (1) based solely 
                on the tonnage transiting through a harbor.
          (3) Emerging harbor projects.--Notwithstanding any 
        other provision of this subsection, in making 
        expenditures under paragraph (1) for each fiscal year, 
        the Secretary shall allocate for operation and 
        maintenance costs of emerging harbor projects an amount 
        that is not less than 10 percent of the funds made 
        available under this section for fiscal year 2012 to 
        pay the costs described in subsection (a)(2).
          (4) Management of great lakes navigation system.--To 
        sustain effective and efficient operation and 
        maintenance of the Great Lakes Navigation System, 
        including any navigation feature in the Great Lakes 
        that is a Federal responsibility with respect to 
        operation and maintenance, the Secretary shall manage 
        all of the individually authorized projects in the 
        Great Lakes Navigation System as components of a 
        single, comprehensive system, recognizing the 
        interdependence of the projects.
  (d) Prioritization.--
          (1) Priority.--
                  (A) In general.--For each fiscal year, if 
                priority funds are available, the Secretary 
                shall use at least 10 percent of such funds for 
                emerging harbor projects.
                  (B) Additional considerations.--For each 
                fiscal year, of the priority funds available, 
                the Secretary shall use--
                          (i) not less than 5 percent of such 
                        funds for underserved harbor projects; 
                        and
                          (ii) not less than 10 percent of such 
                        funds for projects that are located 
                        within the Great Lakes Navigation 
                        System.
                  (C) Underserved harbors.--In determining 
                which underserved harbor projects shall receive 
                funds under this paragraph, the Secretary shall 
                consider--
                          (i) the total quantity of commerce 
                        supported by the water body on which 
                        the project is located; and
                          (ii) the minimum width and depth 
                        that--
                                  (I) would be necessary at the 
                                underserved harbor project to 
                                provide sufficient clearance 
                                for fully loaded commercial 
                                vessels using the underserved 
                                harbor project to maneuver 
                                safely; and
                                  (II) does not exceed the 
                                constructed width and depth of 
                                the authorized navigation 
                                project.
          (2) Expanded uses.--
                  (A) Definition of eligible harbor or inland 
                harbor defined.--In this paragraph, the term 
                ``eligible harbor or inland harbor'' means a 
                harbor or inland harbor at which the total 
                amount of harbor maintenance taxes collected in 
                the immediately preceding 3 fiscal years 
                exceeds the value of the work carried out for 
                the harbor or inland harbor using amounts from 
                the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund during those 
                3 fiscal years.
                  (B) Use of expanded uses funds.--
                          (i) Fiscal years 2015 through 2024.--
                        For each of fiscal years 2015 through 
                        2024, of the priority funds available, 
                        the Secretary shall use not less than 
                        10 percent of such funds for expanded 
                        uses carried out at an eligible harbor 
                        or inland harbor.
                          (ii) Subsequent fiscal years.--For 
                        fiscal year 2025 and each fiscal year 
                        thereafter, the Secretary shall use not 
                        less than 10 percent of the priority 
                        funds available for expanded uses 
                        carried out at an eligible harbor or 
                        inland harbor.
                  (C) Prioritization.--In allocating funds 
                under this paragraph, the Secretary shall give 
                priority to projects at eligible harbors or 
                inland harbors for which the difference, 
                calculated in dollars, is greatest between--
                          (i) the total amount of funding made 
                        available for projects at that eligible 
                        harbor or inland harbor from the Harbor 
                        Maintenance Trust Fund in the 
                        immediately preceding 3 fiscal years; 
                        and
                          (ii) the total amount of harbor 
                        maintenance taxes collected at that 
                        harbor or inland harbor in the 
                        immediately preceding 3 fiscal years.
          (3) Remaining funds.--
                  (A) In general.--For each of fiscal years 
                2015 through 2024, if after fully funding all 
                projects eligible for funding under paragraphs 
                (1)(B) and (2)(B)(i), priority funds made 
                available under those paragraphs remain 
                unobligated, the Secretary shall use those 
                remaining funds to pay for operation and 
                maintenance costs of any harbor or inland 
                harbor referred to in subsection (a)(2) based 
                on an equitable allocation of those funds among 
                the harbors and inland harbors.
                  (B) Criteria.--In determining an equitable 
                allocation of funds under subparagraph (A), the 
                Secretary shall--
                          (i) use the criteria specified in 
                        subsection (c)(2)(A); and
                          (ii) make amounts available in 
                        accordance with the requirements of 
                        paragraph (1)(A).
          (4) Emergency expenditures.--Nothing in this 
        subsection prohibits the Secretary from making an 
        expenditure to pay for the operation and maintenance 
        costs of a specific harbor or inland harbor, including 
        the transfer of funding from the operation and 
        maintenance of a separate project, if--
                  (A) the Secretary determines that the action 
                is necessary to address the navigation needs of 
                a harbor or inland harbor where safe navigation 
                has been severely restricted due to an 
                unforeseen event; and
                  (B) the Secretary provides within 90 days of 
                the action notice and information on the need 
                for the action to the Committee on Environment 
                and Public Works and the Committee on 
                Appropriations of the Senate and the Committee 
                on Transportation and Infrastructure and the 
                Committee on Appropriations of the House of 
                Representatives.
  (e) Assessment of Harbors and Inland Harbors.--
          (1) In general.--Not later than 270 days after the 
        date of enactment of this subsection, and biennially 
        thereafter, the Secretary shall assess, and issue a 
        report to Congress on, the operation and maintenance 
        needs and uses of the harbors and inland harbors 
        referred to in subsection (a)(2).
          (2) Assessment of harbor needs and activities.--
                  (A) Total operation and maintenance needs of 
                harbors.--In carrying out paragraph (1), the 
                Secretary shall identify--
                          (i) the total future costs required 
                        to achieve and maintain the constructed 
                        width and depth for the harbors and 
                        inland harbors referred to in 
                        subsection (a)(2); and
                          (ii) the total expected costs for 
                        expanded uses at eligible harbors or 
                        inland harbors referred to in 
                        subsection (d)(2).
                  (B) Uses of harbors and inland harbors.--In 
                carrying out paragraph (1), the Secretary shall 
                identify current uses (and, to the extent 
                practicable, assess the national, regional, and 
                local benefits of such uses) of harbors and 
                inland harbors referred to in subsection 
                (a)(2), including the use of those harbors 
                for--
                          (i) commercial navigation, including 
                        the movement of goods;
                          (ii) domestic trade;
                          (iii) international trade;
                          (iv) commercial fishing;
                          (v) subsistence, including use by 
                        Indian tribes (as defined in section 4 
                        of the Indian Self-Determination and 
                        Education Assistance Act (25 U.S.C. 
                        450b)) for subsistence and ceremonial 
                        purposes;
                          (vi) use as a harbor of refuge;
                          (vii) transportation of persons;
                          (viii) purposes relating to domestic 
                        energy production, including the 
                        fabrication, servicing, or supply of 
                        domestic offshore energy production 
                        facilities;
                          (ix) activities of the Secretary of 
                        the department in which the Coast Guard 
                        is operating;
                          (x) activities of the Secretary of 
                        the Navy;
                          (xi) public health and safety related 
                        equipment for responding to coastal and 
                        inland emergencies;
                          (xii) recreation purposes; and
                          (xiii) other authorized purposes.
                  (C) Opportunities for beneficial use of 
                dredged materials.--In carrying out paragraph 
                (1), the Secretary shall identify potential 
                opportunities for the beneficial use of dredged 
                materials obtained from harbors and inland 
                harbors referred to in subsection (a)(2), 
                including projects eligible under section 1122 
                of the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 
                (130 Stat. 1645; 33 U.S.C. 2326 note).
          (3) Report to congress.--
                  (A) In general.--For fiscal year 2016, and 
                biennially thereafter, in conjunction with the 
                President's annual budget submission to 
                Congress under section 1105(a) of title 31, 
                United States Code, the Secretary shall submit 
                to the Committee on Environment and Public 
                Works and the Committee on Appropriations of 
                the Senate and the Committee on Transportation 
                and Infrastructure and the Committee on 
                Appropriations of the House of Representatives 
                a report that, with respect to harbors and 
                inland harbors referred to in subsection 
                (a)(2)--
                          (i) identifies the operation and 
                        maintenance costs associated with the 
                        harbors and inland harbors, including 
                        those costs required to achieve and 
                        maintain the constructed width and 
                        depth for the harbors and inland 
                        harbors and the costs for expanded uses 
                        at eligible harbors and inland harbors, 
                        on a project-by-project basis;
                          (ii) identifies the amount of funding 
                        requested in the President's budget for 
                        the operation and maintenance costs 
                        associated with the harbors and inland 
                        harbors, on a project-by-project basis;
                          (iii) identifies the unmet operation 
                        and maintenance needs associated with 
                        the harbors and inland harbors, on a 
                        project-by-project basis; and
                          (iv) identifies the harbors and 
                        inland harbors for which the President 
                        will allocate funding over the 
                        subsequent 5 fiscal years for operation 
                        and maintenance activities, on a 
                        project-by-project basis, including the 
                        amounts to be allocated for such 
                        purposes.
                  (B) Additional requirement.--In the first 
                report submitted under subparagraph (A) 
                following the date of enactment of the Water 
                Resources Development Act of 2016, the 
                Secretary shall identify, to the maximum extent 
                practicable, transportation cost savings 
                realized by achieving and maintaining the 
                constructed width and depth for the harbors and 
                inland harbors referred to in subsection 
                (a)(2), on a project-by-project basis.
                  (C) Public availability.--The Secretary shall 
                make the report submitted under subparagraph 
                (A) available to the public, including on the 
                Internet.
  (f) Definitions.--In this section:
          (1) Constructed width and depth.--The term 
        ``constructed width and depth'' means the width and 
        depth to which a project has been constructed, which 
        may not exceed the authorized width and depth of the 
        project.
          (2) Emerging harbor project.--The term ``emerging 
        harbor project'' means a project that is assigned to a 
        harbor or inland harbor referred to in subsection 
        (a)(2) that transits less than 1,000,000 tons of cargo 
        annually.
          (3) Expanded uses.--The term ``expanded uses'' means 
        the following activities:
                  (A) The maintenance dredging of a berth in a 
                harbor that is accessible to a Federal 
                navigation project and that benefits commercial 
                navigation at the harbor.
                  (B) The maintenance dredging and disposal of 
                legacy-contaminated sediment, and sediment 
                unsuitable for open water disposal, if--
                          (i) such dredging and disposal 
                        benefits commercial navigation at the 
                        harbor; and
                          (ii) such sediment is located in and 
                        affects the maintenance of a Federal 
                        navigation project or is located in a 
                        berth that is accessible to a Federal 
                        navigation project.
          (4) Great lakes navigation system.--The term ``Great 
        Lakes Navigation System'' includes--
                  (A)(i) Lake Superior;
                  (ii) Lake Huron;
                  (iii) Lake Michigan;
                  (iv) Lake Erie; and
                  (v) Lake Ontario;
                  (B) all connecting waters between the lakes 
                referred to in subparagraph (A) used for 
                commercial navigation;
                  (C) any navigation features in the lakes 
                referred to in subparagraph (A) or waters 
                described in subparagraph (B) that are a 
                Federal operation or maintenance 
                responsibility; and
                  (D) areas of the Saint Lawrence River that 
                are operated or maintained by the Federal 
                Government for commercial navigation.
          (5) Harbor maintenance tax.--The term ``harbor 
        maintenance tax'' means the amounts collected under 
        section 4461 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.
          (6) High-use harbor project.--The term ``high-use 
        harbor project'' means a project that is assigned to a 
        harbor or inland harbor referred to in subsection 
        (a)(2) that transits not less than 10,000,000 tons of 
        cargo annually.
          (7) Moderate-use harbor project.--The term 
        ``moderate-use harbor project'' means a project that is 
        assigned to a harbor or inland harbor referred to in 
        subsection (a)(2) that transits annually--
                  (A) more than 1,000,000 tons of cargo; but
                  (B) less than 10,000,000 tons of cargo.
          (8) Priority funds.--The term ``priority funds'' 
        means the difference between--
                  (A) the total funds that are made available 
                under this section to pay the costs described 
                in subsection (a)(2) for a fiscal year; and
                  (B) the total funds made available under this 
                section to pay the costs described in 
                subsection (a)(2) in fiscal year 2012.
          (9) Underserved harbor project.--
                  (A) In general.--The term ``underserved 
                harbor project'' means a project that is 
                assigned to a harbor or inland harbor referred 
                to in subsection (a)(2)--
                          (i) that is a moderate-use harbor 
                        project or an emerging harbor project;
                          (ii) that has been maintained at less 
                        than the constructed width and depth of 
                        the project during each of the 
                        preceding 6 fiscal years; and
                          (iii) for which State and local 
                        investments in infrastructure have been 
                        made at those projects during the 
                        preceding 6 fiscal years.
                  (B) Administration.--For purposes of this 
                paragraph, State and local investments in 
                infrastructure shall include infrastructure 
                investments made using amounts made available 
                for activities under section 105(a)(9) of the 
                Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 
                (42 U.S.C. 5305(a)(9)).

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SEC. 214. DEFINITIONS.

   For purposes of this title--
          (1) Deep-draft harbor.--The term ``deep-draft 
        harbor'' means a harbor which is authorized to be 
        constructed to a depth of more than 45 feet (other than 
        a project which is authorized by section 202 of this 
        title).
          (2) Eligible operations and maintenance.--(A) Except 
        as provided in subparagraph (B), the term ``eligible 
        operations and maintenance'' means all Federal 
        operations, maintenance, repair, and rehabilitation, 
        including (i) maintenance dredging reasonably necessary 
        to maintain the width and nominal depth of any harbor 
        or inland harbor; (ii) the construction of dredged 
        material disposal facilities that are necessary for the 
        operation and maintenance of any harbor or inland 
        harbor; (iii) dredging and disposing of contaminated 
        sediments that are in or that affect the maintenance of 
        Federal navigation channels; (iv) mitigating for 
        impacts resulting from Federal navigation operation and 
        maintenance activities; and (v) operating and 
        maintaining dredged material disposal facilities.
          (B) As applied to the Saint Lawrence Seaway, the term 
        ``eligible operations and maintenance'' means all 
        operations, maintenance, repair, and rehabilitation, 
        including maintenance dredging reasonably necessary to 
        keep such Seaway or navigation improvements operated or 
        maintained by the [Saint Lawrence Seaway Development 
        Corporation] Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway 
        Development Corporation in operation and reasonable 
        state of repair.
          (C) The term ``eligible operations and maintenance'' 
        does not include providing any lands, easements, or 
        rights-of-way, or performing relocations required for 
        project operations and maintenance.
          (3) General cargo harbor.--The term ``general cargo 
        harbor'' means a harbor for which a project is 
        authorized by section 202 of this title and any other 
        harbor which is authorized to be constructed to a depth 
        of more than 20 feet but not more than 45 feet;
          (4) Harbor.--The term ``harbor'' means any channel or 
        harbor, or element thereof, in the United States, 
        capable of being utilized in the transportation of 
        commercial cargo in domestic or foreign waterborne 
        commerce by commercial vessels. The term does not 
        include--
                  (A) an inland harbor;
                  (B) the Saint Lawrence Seaway;
                  (C) local access or berthing channels;
                  (D) channels or harbors constructed or 
                maintained by nonpublic interests; and
                  (E) any portion of the Columbia River other 
                than the channels on the downstream side of 
                Bonneville lock and dam.
          (5) Inland harbor.--The term ``inland harbor'' means 
        a navigation project which is used principally for the 
        accommodation of commercial vessels and the receipt and 
        shipment of waterborne cargoes on inland waters. The 
        term does not include--
                  (A) projects on the Great Lakes;
                  (B) projects that are subject to tidal 
                influence;
                  (C) projects with authorized depths of 
                greater than 20 feet;
                  (D) local access or berthing channels; and
                  (E) projects constructed or maintained by 
                nonpublic interests.
          (6) Nominal depth.--The term ``nominal depth'' means, 
        in relation to the stated depth for any navigation 
        improvement project, such depth, including any greater 
        depths which must be maintained for any harbor or 
        inland harbor or element thereof included within such 
        project in order to ensure the safe passage at mean low 
        tide of any vessel requiring the stated depth.
          (7) Non-federal interest.--The term ``non-Federal 
        interest'' has the meaning such term has under section 
        221 of the Flood Control Act of 1970 and includes any 
        interstate agency and port authority established under 
        a compact entered into between two or more States with 
        the consent of Congress under section 10 of Article I 
        of the Constitution.
          (8) United states.--The term ``United States'' means 
        all areas included within the territorial boundaries of 
        the United States, including the several States, the 
        District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, 
        the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Trust 
        Territory of the Pacific Islands, the Northern Mariana 
        Islands, and any other territory or possession over 
        which the United States exercises jurisdiction.

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TITLE XI--MISCELLANEOUS PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS

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SEC. 1132. GREAT LAKES MARKETING BOARD.

  (a) To ensure the coordinated economic revitalization and 
environmental enhancement of the Great Lakes and their 
connecting channels and the Saint Lawrence Seaway (hereinafter 
in this section referred to as the ``Great Lakes''), known as 
the ``Fourth Seacoast'' of the United States, it is hereby 
declared to be the intent of Congress to recognize the 
importance of the economic vitality of the Great Lakes region, 
the importance of exports from the region in the United States 
balance of trade, and the need to assure an environmentally and 
socially responsible navigation system for the Great Lakes. 
Congress finds that the Great Lakes provide a diversity of 
agricultural, commercial, environmental, recreational, and 
related opportunities based on their extensive water resources 
and water transportation systems.
  (b)(1) There is hereby established a Board to be known as the 
Great Lakes Commodities Marketing Board (hereinafter in this 
subsection referred to as the ``Board'').
  (2)(A) The Board shall develop a strategy to improve the 
capacity of the Great Lakes region to produce, market, and 
transport commodities in a timely manner and to maximize the 
efficiency and benefits of marketing products produced in the 
Great Lakes region and products shipped through the Great 
Lakes.
  (B) The strategy shall address, among other things, 
environmental issues relating to transportation on the Great 
Lakes and marketing difficulties experienced due to late 
harvest seasons in the Great Lakes region. The strategy shall 
include, as appropriate alternative storage, sales, marketing, 
multimodal transportation systems, and other systems, to assure 
optimal economic benefits to the region from agricultural and 
other commercial activities. The strategy shall develop--
          (i) methods to improve and promote both bulk and 
        general cargo trade through Great Lakes ports;
          (ii) methods to accelerate the movement of grains and 
        other agricultural commodities through the Great Lakes;
          (iii) methods to provide needed flexibility to 
        farmers in the Great Lakes region to market grains and 
        other agricultural commodities; and
          (iv) methods and materials to promote trade from the 
        Great Lakes region and through Great Lakes ports, 
        particularly with European, Mediterranean, African, 
        Caribbean, Central American, and South American 
        nations.
  (C) In developing the strategy, the Board shall conduct and 
consider the results of--
          (i) an analysis of the feasibility and costs of using 
        iron ore vessels, which are not being utilized, to move 
        grain and other agricultural commodities on the Great 
        Lakes;
          (ii) an economic analysis of transshipping such 
        commodities through Montreal, Canada, and other ports;
          (iii) an analysis of the economic feasibility of 
        storing such commodities during the non-navigation 
        season of the Great Lakes and the feasibility of and 
        need for construction of new storage facilities for 
        such commodities;
          (iv) an analysis of the constraints on the 
        flexibility of farmers in the Great Lakes region to 
        market grains and other agricul- tural commodities, 
        including harvest dates for such commodities and the 
        availability of transport and storage facilities for 
        such commodities; and
          (v) an analysis of the amount of grain and other 
        agricultural commodities produced in the United States 
        which are being diverted to Canada by rail but which 
        could be shipped on the Great Lakes if vessels were 
        available for shipping such products during the 
        navigation season. (Dl In developing the strategy, the 
        Board shall consider weather problems and related costs 
        and marketing problems resulting from the late harvest 
        of agricultural commodities (including wheat and 
        sunflower seeds) in the Great Lakes region.
  (E) In developing the strategy, the Board shall consult 
United States ports on the Great Lakes and their users, 
including farm organizations (such as wheat growers and soybean 
growers), port authorities, water carrier organizations, and 
other interested persons.
  (3) The Board shall be composed of seven members as follows:
          (A) the chairman of the Great Lakes Commission or his 
        or her delegate,
          (B) the Secretary or his or her delegate,
          (C) the Secretary of Transportation or his or her 
        delegate,
          (D) the Secretary of Commerce or his or her delegate,
          (E) the Administrator of the [Saint Lawrence Seaway 
        Development Corporation] Great Lakes St. Lawrence 
        Seaway Development Corporation or his or her delegate,
          (F) the Secretary of Agriculture or his or her 
        delegate, and
          (G) the Administrator of the Environmental Protection 
        Agency or his or her delegate.
  (4)(A) Members of the Board shall serve for the life of the 
Board.
  (B) Members of the Board shall serve without pay and those 
members who are full time officers or employees of the United 
States shall receive no additional pay by reason of their 
service on the Board, except that members of the Board shall be 
allowed travel or transportation expenses under subchapter I of 
chapter 57 of title 5, United States Code, while away from 
their homes or regular seq. places of business and engaged in 
the actual performance of duties vested in the Board.
  (C) Four members of the Board shall constitute a quorum but a 
lesser number may hold hearings.
  (D) The co-chairmen of the Board shall be the Secretary or 
his or her delegate and the Administrator of the [Saint 
Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation] Great Lakes St. 
Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation or his or her delegate.
  (E) The Board shall meet at the call of the co-chairmen or a 
majority of its members.
  (5)(A) The Board shall, without regard to section 5311(b) of 
title 5, United States Code, have a Director, who shall be 
appointed by the Board and shall be paid at a rate which the 
Board considers appropriate.
  (B) Subject to such rules as may be prescribed by the Board, 
without regard to 5311(b) of title 5, United States Code, the 
Board may appoint and fix the pay of such additional personnel 
as the Board considers appropriate.
  (C) Upon request of the Board, the head of any Federal agency 
is authorized to detail, on a reimbursable basis, any of the 
personnel of such agency to the Board to assist the Board in 
carrying out its duties under this subsection.
  (6)(A) The Board may, for purposes of carrying out this 
subsection, hold such hearings, sit and act at such times and 
places, take such testimony, and receive such evidence, as the 
Board considers appropriate.
  (B) Any member or agent of the Board may, if so authorized by 
the Board, take any action which the Board is authorized to 
take by this paragraph.
  (C) The Board may secure directly from any department or 
agency of the United States any information necessary to enable 
it to carry out this subsection. Upon request of the cochairmen 
of the Board, the head of such department or agency shall 
furnish such information to the Board.
  (D) The Board may use the United States mail in the same 
manner and under the same conditions as other departments and 
agencies of the United States.
  (E) The Administrator of General Services shall provide to 
the Board on a reimbursable basis such administrative support 
services as the Board may request.
  (7) Not later than September 30,1989, the Board shall 
transmit to the President and to each House of the Congress a 
report stating the strategy developed under this subsection and 
the results of each analysis conducted under this subsection. 
Such report shall contain a detailed statement of the findings 
and conclusions of the Board together with its recommendations 
for such legislative and administrative actions as it considers 
appropriate to carry out such strategy and to assure maximum 
economic benefits to the users of the Great Lakes and to the 
Great Lakes region.
  (8) The Board shall cease to exist 180 days after submitting 
its report pursuant to this subsection.
  (9) The non-Federal share of the cost of carrying out this 
subsection shall be 25 percent. There is authorized to be 
appropriated such sums as may be necessary to carry out the 
Federal share of this subsection for fiscal years beginning 
after September 30, 1986, and ending before October 1,1990.
  (c)(1) The President shall invite the Government of Canada to 
join in the formation of an international advisory group whose 
duty it shall be (A) to develop a bilateral program for 
improving navigation, through a coordinated strategy, on the 
Great Lakes, and (B) to conduct investigations on a continuing 
basis and make recommendations for a system-wide navigation 
improvement program to facilitate optimum use of the Great 
Lakes. The advisory group shall be composed of five members 
representing the United States, five members representing 
Canada, and two members from the International Joint Commission 
established by the treaty between the United States and Great 
Britain relating to boundary waters between the United States 
and Canada, signed at Washington, January 11, 1909 (36 Stat. 
2448). The five members representing the United States shall 
include the Secretary of State, one member of the Great Lakes 
Commodities Marketing Board (as designated by the Board), and 
three individuals appointed by the President rep resenting 
commercial, shipping, and environmental interests, 
respectively.
  (2) The United States representatives to the international 
advisory group shall serve without pay and the United States 
rep resentatives to the advisory group who are full time 
officers or employees of the United States shall receive no 
additional pay by reason of their service on the advisory 
group, except that the United States representatives shall be 
allowed travel or transportation expenses under subchapter I of 
chapter 57 of title 5, United States Code, while away from 
their homes or regular place of business and engaged in the 
actual performance of duties vested in the advisory group.
  (3) The international advisory group established by this 
subsection shall report to Congress and to the Canadian 
Parliament on its progress in carrying out the duties set forth 
in this subsection not later than one year after the formation 
of such group and biennially thereafter.
  (d) The Secretary and the Administrator of the Environmental 
Protection Agency, in cooperation with the Secretary of the 
Interior, the Administrator of the National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration, and other appropriate Federal and 
non-Federal entities, shall carry out a review of the 
environmental, economic, and social impacts of navigation in 
the United States portion of the Great Lakes. In carrying out 
such review, the Secretary and the Administrator shall use 
existing research, studies, and investigations relating to such 
impacts to the maximum extent possible. Special emphasis shall 
be made in such review of the impacts of navigation on the 
shoreline and on fish and wildlife habitat, including, but not 
limited to, impacts associated with resuspension of bottom 
sediment. The Secretary and the Administrator shall submit to 
Congress an interim report of such review not later than 
September 30, 1988, and a final report of such review along 
with recommendations not later than September 30,1990.

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                      TITLE 46, UNITED STATES CODE




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SUBTITLE II--VESSELS AND SEAMEN

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PART A--GENERAL PROVISIONS

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CHAPTER 21--GENERAL

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Sec. 2109. Public vessels

  Except as otherwise provided, this subtitle does not apply to 
a public vessel of the United States. However, this subtitle 
does apply to a vessel (except a [Saint Lawrence Seaway 
Development Corporation] Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway 
Development Corporation vessel) owned or operated by the 
Department of Transportation or by any corporation organized or 
controlled by the Department.

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PART F--MANNING OF VESSELS

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CHAPTER 81--GENERAL

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Sec. 8103. Citizenship and Navy Reserve requirements

  (a) Except as otherwise provided in this title, only a 
citizen of the United States may serve as master, chief 
engineer, radio officer, or officer in charge of a deck watch 
or engineering watch on a documented vessel.
  (b)(1) Except as otherwise provided in this section, on a 
documented vessel--
          (A) each unlicensed seaman must be--
                  (i) a citizen of the United States;
                  (ii) an alien lawfully admitted to the United 
                States for permanent residence; or
                  (iii) a foreign national who is enrolled in 
                the United States Merchant Marine Academy; and
          (B) not more than 25 percent of the total number of 
        unlicensed seamen on the vessel may be aliens lawfully 
        admitted to the United States for permanent residence.
  (2) Paragraph (1) of this subsection does not apply to--
          (A) a yacht;
          (B) a fishing vessel fishing exclusively for highly 
        migratory species (as that term is defined in section 3 
        of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and 
        Management Act (16 U.S.C. 1802)); and
          (C) a fishing vessel fishing outside of the exclusive 
        economic zone.
  (3) The Secretary may waive a citizenship requirement under 
this section, other than a requirement that applies to the 
master of a documented vessel, with respect to--
          (A) an offshore supply vessel or other similarly 
        engaged vessel of less than 1,600 gross tons as 
        measured under section 14502 of this title, or an 
        alternate tonnage measured under section 14302 of this 
        title as prescribed by the Secretary under section 
        14104 of this title that operates from a foreign port;
          (B) a mobile offshore drilling unit or other vessel 
        engaged in support of exploration, exploitation, or 
        production of offshore mineral energy resources 
        operating beyond the water above the outer Continental 
        Shelf (as that term is defined in section 2(a) of the 
        Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (43 U.S.C. 1331(a)); 
        and
          (C) any other vessel if the Secretary determines, 
        after an investigation, that qualified seamen who are 
        citizens of the United States are not available.
  (c) On each departure of a vessel (except a passenger vessel) 
for which a construction differential subsidy has been granted, 
all of the seamen of the vessel must be citizens of the United 
States.
  (d)(1) On each departure of a passenger vessel for which a 
construction differential subsidy has been granted, at least 90 
percent of the entire complement (including licensed 
individuals) must be citizens of the United States.
  (2) An individual not required by this subsection to be a 
citizen of the United States may be engaged only if the 
individual has a declaration of intention to become a citizen 
of the United States or other evidence of admission to the 
United States for permanent residence. An alien may be employed 
only in the steward's department of the passenger vessel.
  (e) If a documented vessel is deprived for any reason of the 
services of an individual (except the master and the radio 
officer) when on a foreign voyage and a vacancy consequently 
occurs, until the vessel's return to a port at which in the 
most expeditious manner a replacement who is a citizen of the 
United States can be obtained, an individual not a citizen of 
the United States may serve in--
          (1) the vacancy; or
          (2) a vacancy resulting from the promotion of another 
        individual to fill the original vacancy.
  (f) A person employing an individual in violation of this 
section or a regulation prescribed under this section is liable 
to the United States Government for a civil penalty of $500 for 
each individual so employed.
  (g) A deck or engineer officer employed on a vessel on which 
an operating differential subsidy is paid, or employed on a 
vessel (except a vessel of the Coast Guard or [Saint Lawrence 
Seaway Development Corporation] Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway 
Development Corporation) owned or operated by the Department of 
Transportation or by a corporation organized or controlled by 
the Department, if eligible, shall be a member of the Navy 
Reserve.
  (h) The President may--
          (1) suspend any part of this section during a 
        proclaimed national emergency; and
          (2) when the needs of commerce require, suspend as 
        far and for a period the President considers desirable, 
        subsection (a) of this section for crews of vessels of 
        the United States documented for foreign trade.
  (i)(1) Except as provided in paragraph (3) of this 
subsection, each unlicensed seaman on a fishing, fish 
processing, or fish tender vessel that is engaged in the 
fisheries in the navigable waters of the United States or the 
exclusive economic zone must be--
          (A) a citizen of the United States;
          (B) an alien lawfully admitted to the United States 
        for permanent residence;
          (C) any other alien allowed to be employed under the 
        Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101 et 
        seq.); or
          (D) an alien allowed to be employed under the 
        immigration laws of the Commonwealth of the Northern 
        Mariana Islands if the vessel is permanently stationed 
        at a port within the Commonwealth and the vessel is 
        engaged in the fisheries within the exclusive economic 
        zone surrounding the Commonwealth or another United 
        States territory or possession.
  (2) Not more than 25 percent of the unlicensed seamen on a 
vessel subject to paragraph (1) of this subsection may be 
aliens referred to in clause (C) of that paragraph.
  (3) This subsection does not apply to a fishing vessel 
fishing exclusively for highly migratory species (as that term 
is defined in section 3 of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery 
Conservation and Management Act (16 U.S.C. 1802)).
  (j) Riding Gang Member.--This section does not apply to an 
individual who is a riding gang member.
  (k) Crew Requirements for Large Passenger Vessels.--
          (1) Citizenship and nationality.--Each unlicensed 
        seaman on a large passenger vessel shall be--
                  (A) a citizen of the United States;
                  (B) an alien lawfully admitted to the United 
                States for permanent residence;
                  (C) an alien allowed to be employed in the 
                United States under the Immigration and 
                Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101 et seq.), 
                including an alien crewman described in section 
                101(a)(15)(D)(i) of that Act (8 U.S.C. 
                1101(a)(15)(D)(i)), who meets the requirements 
                of paragraph (3)(A) of this subsection; or
                  (D) a foreign national who is enrolled in the 
                United States Merchant Marine Academy.
          (2) Percentage limitation for alien seamen.--Not more 
        than 25 percent of the unlicensed seamen on a vessel 
        described in paragraph (1) of this subsection may be 
        aliens referred to in subparagraph (B) or (C) of that 
        paragraph.
          (3) Special rules for certain unlicensed seamen.--
                  (A) Qualifications.--An unlicensed seaman 
                described in paragraph (1)(C) of this 
                subsection--
                          (i) shall have been employed, for a 
                        period of not less than 1 year, on a 
                        passenger vessel under the same common 
                        ownership or control as the vessel 
                        described in paragraph (1) of this 
                        subsection, as certified by the owner 
                        or managing operator of such vessel to 
                        the Secretary;
                          (ii) shall have no record of material 
                        disciplinary actions during such 
                        employment, as verified in writing by 
                        the owner or managing operator of such 
                        vessel to the Secretary;
                          (iii) shall have successfully 
                        completed a United States Government 
                        security check of the relevant domestic 
                        and international databases, as 
                        appropriate, or any other national 
                        security-related information or 
                        database;
                          (iv) shall have successfully 
                        undergone an employer background 
                        check--
                                  (I) for which the owner or 
                                managing operator provides a 
                                signed report to the Secretary 
                                that describes the background 
                                checks undertaken that are 
                                reasonably and legally 
                                available to the owner or 
                                managing operator including 
                                personnel file information 
                                obtained from such seaman and 
                                from databases available to the 
                                public with respect to the 
                                seaman;
                                  (II) that consisted of a 
                                search of all information 
                                reasonably available to the 
                                owner or managing operator in 
                                the seaman's country of 
                                citizenship and any other 
                                country in which the seaman 
                                receives employment referrals, 
                                or resides;
                                  (III) that is kept on the 
                                vessel and available for 
                                inspection by the Secretary; 
                                and
                                  (IV) the information derived 
                                from which is made available to 
                                the Secretary upon request; and
                          (v) may not be a citizen or temporary 
                        or permanent resident of a country 
                        designated by the United States as a 
                        sponsor of terrorism or any other 
                        country that the Secretary, in 
                        consultation with the Secretary of 
                        State and the heads of other 
                        appropriate United States agencies, 
                        determines to be a security threat to 
                        the United States.
                  (B) Restrictions.--An unlicensed seaman 
                described in paragraph (1)(C) of this 
                subsection--
                          (i) may be employed only in the 
                        steward's department of the vessel; and
                          (ii) may not perform watchstanding, 
                        automated engine room duty watch, or 
                        vessel navigation functions.
                  (C) Status, documentation, and employment.--
                An unlicensed seaman described in subparagraph 
                (C) or (D) of paragraph (1) of this 
                subsection--
                          (i) is deemed to meet the nationality 
                        requirements necessary to qualify for a 
                        merchant mariners document 
                        notwithstanding the requirements of 
                        part 12 of title 46, Code of Federal 
                        Regulations;
                          (ii) is deemed to meet the proof-of-
                        identity requirements necessary to 
                        qualify for a merchant mariners 
                        document, as prescribed under 
                        regulations promulgated by the 
                        Secretary, if the seaman possesses--
                                  (I) an unexpired passport 
                                issued by the government of the 
                                country of which the seaman is 
                                a citizen or subject; and
                                  (II) an unexpired visa issued 
                                to the seaman, as described in 
                                paragraph (1)(C);
                          (iii) shall, if eligible, be issued a 
                        merchant mariners document with an 
                        appropriate annotation reflecting the 
                        restrictions of subparagraph (B) of 
                        this paragraph; and
                          (iv) may be employed for a period of 
                        service on board not to exceed 36 
                        months in the aggregate as a 
                        nonimmigrant crewman described in 
                        section 101(a)(15)(D)(i) of the 
                        Immigration and Nationality Act (8 
                        U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(D)(i)) on vessels 
                        engaged in domestic voyages 
                        notwithstanding the departure 
                        requirements and time limitations of 
                        such section and section 252 of the 
                        Immigration and Nationality Act (8 
                        U.S.C. 1282) and the regulations and 
                        rules promulgated thereunder.
          (4) Merchant mariner's document requirements not 
        affected.--This subsection shall not be construed to 
        affect any requirement under Federal law that an 
        individual must hold a merchant mariner's document.
          (5) Definitions.--In this subsection:
                  (A) Steward's department.--The term 
                ``steward's department'' means the department 
                that includes entertainment personnel and all 
                service personnel, including wait staff, 
                housekeeping staff, and galley workers, as 
                defined in the vessel security plan approved by 
                the Secretary pursuant to section 70103(c) of 
                this title.
                  (B) Large passenger vessel.--The term ``large 
                passenger vessel'' means a vessel of more than 
                70,000 gross tons, as measured under section 
                14302 of this title, with capacity for at least 
                2,000 passengers and documented with a 
                coastwise endorsement under chapter 121 of this 
                title.

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CHAPTER 85--PILOTS

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Sec. 8503. Federal pilots authorized

  (a) The Secretary may require a pilot licensed under section 
7101 of this title on a self-propelled vessel when a pilot is 
not required by State law and the vessel is--
          (1) engaged in foreign commerce; and
          (2) 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.
  (b) A requirement prescribed under subsection (a) of this 
section is terminated when the State having jurisdiction over 
the area involved--
          (1) establishes a requirement for a State licensed 
        pilot; and
          (2) notifies the Secretary of that fact.
  (c) For the Saint Lawrence Seaway, the Secretary may not 
delegate the authority under this section to an agency except 
the [Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation] Great Lakes 
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation.
  (d) A person violating this section or a regulation 
prescribed under this section is liable to the United States 
Government for a civil penalty of not more than $25,000. Each 
day of a continuing violation is a separate violation. The 
vessel also is liable in rem for the penalty.
  (e) A person that knowingly violates this section or a 
regulation prescribed under this section commits a class D 
felony.

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SUBTITLE V--MERCHANT MARINE

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PART D--PROMOTIONAL PROGRAMS

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CHAPTER 551--COASTWISE TRADE

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Sec. 55112. Vessel escort operations and towing assistance

  (a) In General.--Except in the case of a vessel in distress, 
only a vessel of the United States may perform the following 
escort vessel operations within the navigable waters of the 
United States:
          (1) Operations that commence or terminate at a port 
        or place in the United States.
          (2) Operations required by United States law or 
        regulation.
          (3) Operations provided in whole or in part within or 
        through navigation facilities owned, maintained, or 
        operated by the United States Government or the 
        approaches to those facilities, other than facilities 
        operated by the [St. Lawrence Seaway Development 
        Corporation] Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway 
        Development Corporation on the St. Lawrence River 
        portion of the Seaway.
  (b) Escort Vessels.--For purposes of this section, an escort 
vessel is--
          (1) any vessel that is assigned and dedicated to 
        assist another vessel, whether or not tethered to that 
        vessel, solely as a safety precaution to assist in 
        controlling the speed or course of the assisted vessel 
        in the event of a steering or propulsion equipment 
        failure, or any other similar emergency circumstance, 
        or in restricted waters where additional assistance in 
        maneuvering the vessel is required to ensure its safe 
        operation; and
          (2) in the case of a vessel being towed under section 
        55111 of this title, any vessel that is assigned and 
        dedicated to the vessel being towed in addition to any 
        towing vessel required under that section.
  (c) Relationship to Other Law.--This section does not affect 
section 55111 of this title.
  (d) Penalty.--A person violating this section is liable to 
the Government for a civil penalty of not more than $10,000 for 
each day during which the violation occurs.

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CHAPTER 553--PASSENGER AND CARGO PREFERENCES

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              SUBCHAPTER III--AMERICAN GREAT LAKES VESSELS


Sec. 55331. Definitions

  In this subchapter:
          (1) American great lakes vessel.--The term ``American 
        Great Lakes vessel'' means a vessel so designated under 
        section 55332 of this title, but only during the period 
        the designation is in effect.
          (2) Great lakes.--The term ``Great Lakes'' means Lake 
        Superior, Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, Lake Erie, Lake 
        Ontario, the Saint Lawrence River west of Saint Regis, 
        New York, and their connecting and tributary waters.
          (3) Great lakes shipping season.--The term ``Great 
        Lakes shipping season'' means the period each year 
        during which the Saint Lawrence Seaway is open for 
        navigation by vessels, as declared by the [Saint 
        Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation] Great Lakes 
        St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation.

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SUBTITLE VII--SECURITY AND DRUG ENFORCEMENT

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CHAPTER 700--PORTS AND WATERWAYS SAFETY

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  SUBCHAPTER IV--DEFINITIONS, REGULATIONS, ENFORCEMENT, INVESTIGATORY 
POWERS, APPLICABILITY

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Sec. 70032. Saint Lawrence Seaway

  The authority granted to the Secretary under sections 70001, 
70002, 70003, 70004, and 70011 may not be delegated with 
respect to the Saint Lawrence Seaway to any agency other than 
the [Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation] Great Lakes 
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation. Any other 
authority granted the Secretary under subchapters A through C 
and this subchapter shall be delegated by the Secretary to the 
[Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation] Great Lakes St. 
Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation to the extent the 
Secretary determines such delegation is necessary for the 
proper operation of the Saint Lawrence Seaway.

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                      TITLE 49, UNITED STATES CODE




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SUBTITLE I--DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

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                        CHAPTER 1--ORGANIZATION


Sec.
101. Purpose.
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[110. Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation.]
110. Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation.

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Sec. 110. [Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation]  Great Lakes 
                    St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation

  (a) The [Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation] Great 
Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation established 
under section 1 of the Act of May 13, 1954 (33 U.S.C. 981), is 
subject to the direction and supervision of the Secretary of 
Transportation.
  (b) The Administrator of the Corporation appointed under 
section 2 of the Act of May 13, 1954 (33 U.S.C. 982), reports 
directly to the Secretary.

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SUBTITLE III--GENERAL AND INTERMODAL PROGRAMS

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CHAPTER 63--BUREAU OF TRANSPORTATION STATISTICS

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Sec. 6314. Port performance freight statistics program

  (a) In General.--The Director shall establish, on behalf of 
the Secretary, a port performance statistics program to provide 
nationally consistent measures of performance of, at a 
minimum--
          (1) the Nation's top 25 ports by tonnage;
          (2) the Nation's top 25 ports by 20-foot equivalent 
        unit; and
          (3) the Nation's top 25 ports by dry bulk.
  (b) Reports.--
          (1) Port capacity and throughput.--Not later than 
        January 15 of each year, the Director shall submit an 
        annual report to Congress that includes statistics on 
        capacity and throughput at the ports described in 
        subsection (a).
          (2) Port performance measures.--The Director shall 
        collect port performance measures for each of the 
        United States ports referred to in subsection (a) 
        that--
                  (A) receives Federal assistance; or
                  (B) is subject to Federal regulation to 
                submit necessary information to the Bureau that 
                includes statistics on capacity and throughput 
                as applicable to the specific configuration of 
                the port.
  (c) Recommendations.--
          (1) In general.--The Director shall obtain 
        recommendations for--
                  (A) port performance measures, including 
                specifications and data measurements to be used 
                in the program established under subsection 
                (a); and
                  (B) a process for the Department to collect 
                timely and consistent data, including 
                identifying safeguards to protect proprietary 
                information described in subsection (b)(2).
          (2) Working group.--Not later than 60 days after the 
        date of the enactment of the Transportation for 
        Tomorrow Act of 2015, the Director shall commission a 
        working group composed of--
                  (A) operating administrations of the 
                Department;
                  (B) the Coast Guard;
                  (C) the Federal Maritime Commission;
                  (D) U.S. Customs and Border Protection;
                  (E) the Marine Transportation System National 
                Advisory Council;
                  (F) the Army Corps of Engineers;
                  (G) the [Saint Lawrence Seaway Development 
                Corporation] Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway 
                Development Corporation;
                  (H) the Bureau of Labor Statistics;
                  (I) the Maritime Advisory Committee for 
                Occupational Safety and Health;
                  (J) the Advisory Committee on Supply Chain 
                Competitiveness;
                  (K) 1 representative from the rail industry;
                  (L) 1 representative from the trucking 
                industry;
                  (M) 1 representative from the maritime 
                shipping industry;
                  (N) 1 representative from a labor 
                organization for each industry described in 
                subparagraphs (K) through (M);
                  (O) 1 representative from the International 
                Longshoremen's Association;
                  (P) 1 representative from the International 
                Longshore and Warehouse Union;
                  (Q) 1 representative from a port authority;
                  (R) 1 representative from a terminal 
                operator;
                  (S) representatives of the National Freight 
                Advisory Committee of the Department; and
                  (T) representatives of the Transportation 
                Research Board of the National Academies of 
                Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
          (3) Recommendations.--Not later than 1 year after the 
        date of the enactment of the Transportation for 
        Tomorrow Act of 2015, the working group commissioned 
        under paragraph (2) shall submit its recommendations to 
        the Director.
  (d) Access to Data.--The Director shall ensure that--
          (1) the statistics compiled under this section--
                  (A) are readily accessible to the public; and
                  (B) are consistent with applicable security 
                constraints and confidentiality interests; and
          (2) the data acquired, regardless of source, shall be 
        protected in accordance with section 3572 of title 44.

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