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PUBLIC LAW 95-000—MMMM. DD, 1978

92 STAT. 670

PUBLIC LAW 95-372—SEPT. 18, 1978 States for permanent residence, qualified and available for such work; or "(C) the President makes a specific finding, with respect to the particular vessel, rig, platform, or other vehicle or structure, that application would not be consistent with the national interest; and "(2) to any vessel, rig, platform, or other vehicle or structure, over 50 percent of which is owned by citizens of a foreign nation or with respect to which the citizens of a foreign nation have the right effectively to control, except to the extent and to the degree that the President determines that the government of such foreign nation or any of its political subdivisions has implemented, by statute, regulation, policy, or practice, a national manning requirement for equipment engaged in the exploration, development, or production of oil and gas in its offshore areas.". TITLE III—OFFSHORE OIL SPILL POLLUTION FUND DEFINITIONS

43 USC 1811.

SEC. 301. For the purposes of this title, the term— (1) "Secretary" means the Secretary of Transportation; (2) "Fund" means the Offshore Oil Pollution Compensation Fund established under section 302 of this title; (3) "person" means an individual, firm, corporation, association, partnership, consortium, joint venture, or governmental entity; (4) "incident" means any occurrence or series of related occurrences, involving one or more offshore facilities or vessels, or any combination thereof, which causes or poses an imminent threat of oil pollution; (5) "vessel" means every description of watercraft or other contrivance, whether or not self-propelled, which is operating in the waters above the Outer Continental Shelf (as the term "outer Continental Shelf" is defined in section 2(a) of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (43 U.S.C. 1331 (a))), or whidi is operating in the waters above submerged lands seaward from the coastline of a State (as the term "submerged lands" is described in section 2(a) of the Submerged Lands Act (43 U.S.C. 1301 (a)(2))), and which is transporting oil directly from an offshore facility; (6) "public vessel" means a vessel which— (A) is owned or chartered by demise, and operated by (i) the United States, (ii) a State or political subdivision thereof, or (iii) a foreign government; and (B) is not engaged in commercial service; (7) "facility" means a structure, or group of structures (other than a ve^el or vessels), used for the purpose of transporting, drilling for, producing, processing, storing, transferring, or otherwise handling oil; (8) "offshore facility" includes any oil refinery, drilling structure, oil storage or transfer terminal, or pipeline, or any appurtenance related to any of the foregoing, which is used to drill for, produce, store, handle, transfer, process, or transport oil produced from the Outer Continental Shelf (as the term "outer Continental Shelf" is defined in section 2(a) of the Outer Continental Shelf