Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 110 Part 6.djvu/157

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PUBLIC LAW 104-324—OCT. 19, 1996 110 STAT. 3979 Gi) LIMITED WAIVER FOR THE TUG MV JANIS GUZZLE. —Notwithstanding any other law or any agreement with the United States Government, the tug MV JANIS GUZZLE (ex-G.R. MOIR; United States official number 608018) may be permanently operated in the domestic trade of the United States upon the repayment of $1,140,619 to the Secretary of Transportation. (i) REGENT RAINBOW. —Notwithstanding section 27 of the Merchant Marine Act, 1920 (46 App. U.S.C. 883), section 8 of the Act of June 19, 1886 (46 App. U.S.C. 289), section 12106 of title 46, United States Code, section 506 of the Merchant Marine Act, 1936 (46 App. U.S.C. 1156), and any agreement with the United States Government, the Secretary of Transportation may issue a certificate of documentation with appropriate endorsement for employment in the coastwise trade for the vessel REGENT RAIN- BOW (Bahamas official number 715557), after the completion of the sale of the REGENT RAINBOW to an operator of another passenger vessel measuring more that 20,000 gross tons that on the day before the date of the enactment of this Act is in operation with a coastwise endorsement. (j) MILITARY HOVERCRAFT. — Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Administrator of General Services shall waive all conditions and restrictions relating to transfer or use of the property described in subsection (a)(132) (including the engine twin paks, the thrust and lift engines, and all spare parts, appurtensinces, and accessories referred to in that subsection) and shall transfer luiconditional and unrestricted title to EJI such property to the recipient eligible donee. SEC. 1121. VESSEL DEEMED TO BE A RECREATIONAL VESSEL. (a) IN GENERAL.— The vessel described in subsection (b) is deemed for all purposes, including title 46, United States Code, and all regulations thereunder, to be a recreational vessel of less than 300 gross tons, if— (1) it does not carry cargo or passengers for hire; and (2) it does not engage in commercial fisheries or oceanographic research. (b) VESSEL DESCRIBED. —The vessel referred to in subsection (a) is an approximately 96 meter twin screw motor yacht, the construction of which commenced in October, 1993, and that has been assigned the builder's number 13583 (to be named the LIMIT- LESS). SEC. 1122. SMALL PASSENGER VESSEL PILOT INSPECTION PROGRAM 46 USC 3301 WITH THE STATE OF MINNESOTA. note. (a) IN GENERAL. —The Secretary may enter into an agreement with the State under which the State may inspect small passenger vessels operating in waters of that State designated by the Secretary, if— (1) the State plan for the inspection of small passenger vessels meets such requirements as the Secretary may require to ensure the safety and operation of such vessels in accordance with the standards that would apply if the Coast Guard were inspecting such vessels; and (2) the State will provide such information obtained through the inspection program to the Secretary annually in such form and in such detail as the Secretary may require. (b) FEES. — The Secretary may adjust or waive the user fee imposed under section 3317 of title 46, United States Code, for