Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 110 Part 6.djvu/141

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PUBLIC LAW 104-324—OCT. 19, 1996 110 STAT. 3963 the conveyance under subsection (a), the Secretary may make that conveyance before the completion of that review, assessment, or cleanup, as applicable. (2) TIME FOR COMPLETION.—Any environmental review, assessment, or cleanup with respect to the Parramore Beach Coast Guard Station shall be completed by as soon as practicable after the date of the enactment of this Act. SEC. 1013. CONVEYANCE OF JEREMIAH O'SRIEN. (a) IN GENERAL.—Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary of Transportation (in this section referred to as the "Secretary") may convey, subject to the conditions set forth in subsection (b), the right, title, and interest of the United States Government in the vessel JEREMIAH O'BRIEN (United States official number 243622; in this section referred to as the "Vessel"), to a nonprofit corporation (in this section referred to as the "Recipient") for use as a merchant marine memorisil museum, if on the date of enactment of this Act the Recipient has at least 10 consecutive years experience in restoring and operating a Liberty Ship as a merchant marine memorial museum. (b) CONDITIONS. —The conveyeince of the Vessel under subsection (a) shall be subject to the following conditions: (1) The Recipient agrees— (A) to use the Vessel as a nonprofit merchant marine memorial museum; (B) not to use the Vessel for commercial transportation purposes; (C) to make the Vessel available to the Government without cost if and when the Secretary requires use of the Vessel by the Government; (D) in the event the Recipient no longer requires the Vessel for use as a merchant marine memorial museum, to— (i) reconvey, at the discretion of the Secretary, the Vessel to the Government in as good condition as when it was received from the Government, except for ordinary wear and tear; and (ii) deliver the Vessel to the Government at the place where the Vessel was delivered to the Recipient; (E) to hold the Government harmless for any claims founded on occurrences after conveyance of the Vessel, except for claims against the Government arising from use by the Government under subparagraphs (C) and (D) of this paragraph, which claims shall include any claims resulting from exposure to asbestos and other substances; and (F) to any other conditions the Secretary considers appropriate. (2) If a conveyance is made under this section, the Secretary shall deliver the Vessel to the Recipient at the place where the Vessel is located on the date of enactment of this Act, in its present condition, without cost to the Government. (c) CONVEYANCE OF EQUIPMENT AND MATERIAL. —The Secretary may convey to the Recipient any unneeded equipment and material from other vessels at any time in the National Defense Reserve Fleet in order to assist in placing and maintaining the Vessel in operating condition.