110 STAT. 3944 PUBLIC LAW 104-324—OCT, 19, 1996 inspection of the reception facilities of the port or terminal that is the subject of the certificate. "(C) The Secretary may, with respect to certificates issued under this paragraph prior to the date of enactment of the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 1996, prescribe by regulation differing periods of validity for such certificates."; (3) by striking subsection (c)(3)(A) and inserting the following: "(A) is valid for the 5-year period beginning on the date of issuance of the certificate, except that if— "(i) the charge for operation of the port or terminal is transferred to a person or entity other than the person or entity that is the operator on the date of issuance of the certificate— Expiration date. "(I) the certificate shall expire on the date that is 30 days after the date of the transfer; and "(II) the new operator shall be required to submit an application for a certificate before a certificate may be issued for the port or terminal; or "(ii) the certificate is suspended or revoked by the Secretary, the certificate shall cease to be valid; and"; and (4) by striking subsection (d) and inserting the following: "(d)(1) The Secretary shall maintain a list of ports or terminals with respect to which a certificate issued under this section— "(A) is in effect; or "(B) has been revoked or suspended. "(2) The Secretary shall make the list referred to in paragraph (1) available to the general public". (b) RECEPTION FACILITY PLACARDS.— Section 6(f) of the Act to Prevent Pollution From Ships (33 U.S.C. 1905(f)) is amended— (1) by inserting "(1)" before "The Secretary"; and (2) by adding at the end the following new paragraph: "(2)(A) Not later than 18 months after the date of enactment of the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 1996, the Secretary shall promulgate regulations that require the operator of each port or terminal that is subject to any requirement of the MARPOL Protocol relating to reception facilities to post a placard in a location that can easily be seen by port and terminal users. The placard shall state, at a minimum, that a user of a reception facility of the port or terminal should report to the Secretary euiy inadequacy of the reception facility.". SEC. 802. MARINE PLASTIC POLLUTION RESEARCH AND CONTROL. (a) COMPLIANCE REPORTS.— Section 2201(a) of the Marine Plastic Pollution Research and Control Act of 1987 (33 U.S.C. 1902 note) is amended— (1) by striking "for a period of 6 years"; and (2) by inserting before the period at the end the following: "and, not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 1996, and annually thereafter, shall publish in the Federal Register a list of the enforcement actions taken against any domestic or foreign ship (including any commercial or recreational ship) pursuant to the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships (33 U.S.C. 1901 et seq.)". (b) COORDINATION.—Section 2203 of the Marine Plastic PoUu- 33 USC 1914 tion Research and Control Act of 1987 (101 Stat. 1466) is amended note. to read as follows: Records. Public information. Regulations. Federal Register, publication. Records.
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