Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 116 Part 3.djvu/512

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116 STAT. 2104 PUBLIC LAW 107-295—NOV. 25, 2002 (1) COAST GUARD OPERATIONS AND EXPENDITURES.— Section 651 of title 14, United States Code. (2) SUMMARY OF MARINE CASUALTIES REPORTED DURING PRIOR FISCAL YEAR. —Section 6307(c) of title 46, United States Code. (3) USER FEE ACTIVITIES AND AMOUNTS.— Section 664 of title 46, United States Code. (4) CONDITIONS OF PUBLIC PORTS OF THE UNITED STATES.— Section 308(c) of title 49, United States Code. (5) ACTIVITIES OF FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION.—Section 208 of the Merchant Marine Act, 1936 (46 App. U.S.C. 1118). (6) ACTIVITIES OF INTERAGENCY COORDINATING COMMITTEE ON OIL POLLUTION RESEARCH. —Section 7001(e) of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (33 U.S.C. 2761(e)). SEC. 323. OIL SPILL LIABILITY TRUST FUND; EMERGENCY FUND ADVANCEMENT AUTHORITY. Section 6002(b) of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (33 U.S.C. 2752(b)) is amended by inserting after the first sentence the following: "To the extent that such amount is not adequate, the Coast Guard may obtain an advance from the Fund of such sums as may be necessary, up to a maximum of $100,000,000, and within 30 days shall notify Congress of the amount advanced and the facts and circumstances necessitating the advance. Amounts advanced shall be repaid to the Fund when, and to the extent that, removal costs are recovered by the Coast Guard from responsible parties for the discharge or substantial threat of discharge.". SEC. 324. MERCHANT MARINER DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS. (a) INTERIM MERCHANT MARINERS' DOCUMENTS. — Section 7302' of title 46, United States Code, is amended— (1) by striking "A" in subsection (f) and inserting "Except as provided in subsection (g), a"; and (2) by adding at the end the following: "(g)(1) The Secretary may, pending receipt and review of information required under subsections (c) and (d), immediately issue an interim merchant mariner's document valid for a period not to exceed 120 days, to— "(A) an individual to be employed as gaming personnel, entertainment personnel, wait staff, or other service personnel on board a passenger vessel not engaged in foreign service, with no duties, including emergency duties, related to the navigation of the vessel or the safety of the vessel, its crew, cargo or passengers; or "(B) an individual seeking renewal of, or qualifying for a supplemental endorsement to, a valid merchant mariner's document issued under this section. "(2) No more than one interim document may be issued to an individual under paragraph (1)(A) of this subsection.". (b) EXCEPTION.—Section 8701(a) of title 46, United States Code, is amended— (1) by striking "and" after the semicolon in paragraph (8); (2) by redesignating paragraph (9) as paragraph (10); and (3) by inserting after paragraph (8) the following: "(9) a passenger vessel not engaged in a foreign voyage with respect to individuals on board employed for a period of not more than 30 service days within a 12 month period