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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

98 STAT. 2862

PUBLIC LAW 98-557—OCT. 30, 1984 ALCOHOL USE BY BOATERS

97 Stat. 508.

97 Stat. 536. Report. 97 Stat. 536.

Ante, p. 1013.

SEC. 7. (a) Section 2302 of title 46, United States Code, is amended by redesignating subsection (c) as subsection (d) and inserting immediately after subsection G)) the following: "(c) An individual who is intoxicated when operating a vessel, as determined under standards prescribed by the Secretary by regulation, shall be— "(1) liable to the United States Government for a civil penalty of not more than $1,000; or "(2) fined not more than $5,000, imprisoned for not more than one year, or both.". (b)(1) Section 6101(b) of title 46, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end thereof the following: "Each report filed under this section shall include information as to whether the use of alcohol contributed to the casualty.". (2) Section 6102(a) of title 46, United States Code, is amended by inserting immediately before the period at the end thereof the following: ", including information and statistics concerning the number of casualties in which the use of alcohol contributed to the casualty". (3) Section 13102(c)(4) of title 46, United States Code, is amended by inserting immediately after "program" the following: ", that includes the dissemination of information concerning the hazards of operating a vessel when under the influence of alcohol". RECREATIONAL BOATING SAFETY AMENDMENTS

97 Stat. 531.

97 Stat. 534.

SEC. 8. (a) Section 4307(a)(l)(A) of title 46, United States Code, is amended— (1) by inserting "(i)" immediately after "(A)"; (2) by striking "or" at the end of clause (i), as so redesignated by paragraph (1) of this subsection, and inserting in lieu thereof "and"; and (3) by adding at the end thereof the following: "(ii) it does not contain a defect which has been identified, in any communication to such person by the Secretary or the manufacturer of that vessel, equipment or component, as creating a substantial risk of personal injury to the public; or". Q)) Section 4311(b)(l) of title 46, United States Code, is amended by inserting "defect or the" immediately before "nonconformity". (c) Section 4311(f)(l) of title 46, United States Code, is amended by inserting "or that the person was not advised by the Secretary or the manufacturer of that vessel, equipment or component that the vessel, equipment or component contains a defect which creates a substantial risk of personal injury to the public" immediately before the semicolon. RESCUE SWIMMING PROGRAM

14 USC 88 note.

SEC. 9. The Secretary of the department in which the Coast Guard is operating shall use such sums as are necessary, from amounts appropriated for the operation and maintenance of the C!oast Guard, to establish a helicopter rescue swimming program for the purpose of training selected Coast Guard personnel in rescue swimming skills.