Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 116 Part 3.djvu/533

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PUBLIC LAW 107-295—NOV. 25, 2002 116 STAT. 2125 (2) by striking subparagraph (B). SEC. 421. DELETION OF THUMBPRINT REQUIREMENT FOR MERCHANT MARINERS' DOCUMENTS. Section 7303 of title 46, United States Code, is amended by striking "the thumbprint,". SEC. 422. TEMPORARY CERTIFICATES OF DOCUMENTATION FOR REC- REATIONAL VESSELS. (a) Section 12103(a) of title 46, United States Code, is amended by inserting ", or a temporary certificate of documentation," after "certificate of documentation". (b)(1) Chapter 121 of title 46, United States Code, is amended by adding after section 12103 the following:

    • § 12103a. Issuance of temporary certiHcate of documentation by third parties

"(a) The Secretary of the department in which the Coast Guard is operating may delegate, subject to the supervision and control of the Secretary and under terms set out by regulation, to private entities determined and certified by the Secretary to be qualified, the authority to issue a temporary certificate of documentation for a recreational vessel if the applicant for the certificate of documentation meets the requirements set out in sections 12102 and 12103 of this chapter. "(b) A temporary certificate of documentation issued under section 12103(a) and subsection (a) of this section is valid for up to 30 days from issuance.". (2) The table of sections for chapter 121 of title 46, United States Code, is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 12103 the following: "12103a. Issuance of temporary certificate of documentation by third parties.". SEC. 423. MARINE CASUALTY INVESTIGATIONS INVOLVING FOREIGN VESSELS. Section 6101 of title 46, United States Code, is amended— (1) by redesignating the second subsection (e) as subsection if); and (2) by adding at the end the following: "(g) To the extent consistent with generally recognized practices and procedures of international law, this part applies to a foreign vessel involved in a marine casualty or incident, as defined in the International Maritime Organization Code for the Investigation of Marine Casualties and Incidents, where the United States is a Substantially Interested State and is, or has the consent of, the Lead Investigating State under the Code.", SEC. 424. CONVEYANCE OF COAST GUARD PROPERTY IN HAMPTON TOWNSHIP, MICHIGAN. (a) REQUIREMENT TO CONVEY.— (1) IN GENERAL.— Notwithstanding any other law, the Secretary of the department in which the Coast Guard is operating may convey to BaySail, Inc. (a nonprofit corporation established under the laws of the State of Michigan; in this section referred to as "BaySail"), without monetary consideration, all right, title, and interest of the United States in and to property adjacent to Coast Guard Station Saginaw River, located in