Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 110 Part 6.djvu/170

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110 STAT. 3992 PUBLIC LAW 104-324—OCT. 19, 1996 tion under subsection (a) shall apply only with respect to the portion of the claim reflected in the paid interim claim. "(2) FINAL DAMAGES. —Payment of such a claim shall not foreclose a claimant's right to recovery of all damages to which the claimant otherwise is entitled under this Act or under any other law.". SEC. 1143. OIL SPILL INFORMATION. Section 311 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1321) is amended— (1) in subsection (j)(2)(A) by inserting after "paragraph (4)," the following: "and of information regarding previous spills, including data from universities, research institutions, State governments, and other nations, as appropriate, which shall be disseminated as appropriate to response groups and area committees, and"; and (2) in subsection (j)(4)(C)(v) by inserting before "describe" the following: "compile a list of local scientists, both inside and outside Federal Government service, with expertise in the environmental effects of spills of the types of oil typically transported in the area, who may be contacted to provide information or, where appropriate, participate in meetings of the scientific support team convened in response to a spill, and". SEC. 1144. COMPLIANCE WITH OIL SPILL RESPONSE PLANS. Section 311(c)(3)(B) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1321(c)(3)(B)) is amended by striking "President" and inserting "President, except that the owner or operator may deviate from the applicable response plan if the President or the Federal On-Scene Coordinator determines that deviation from the response plan would provide for a more expeditious or effective response to the spill or mitigation of its environmental effects". Wisconsin. SEC. 1145. BRIDGE DEEMED TO UNREASONABLY OBSTRUCT NAVIGA- TION. The Sooline & Milwaukee Road Swing Bridge, located in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, is deemed to unreasonably obstruct navigation for purposes of the Act of June 21, 1940 (popularly known as the Hobbs Bridge Act; 33 U.S.C. 511 et seq.). SEC. 1146. FISHING VESSEL EXEMPTION. (a) IN GENERAL.— Chapter 81 of title 46, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new section: Applicability. §8105. Fishing vessel exemption "Notwithstanding any other provision of law, neither the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, nor any amendment to such convention, shall apply to a fishing vessel, including a fishing vessel used as a fish tender vessel.".