Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 106 Part 6.djvu/519

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PUBLIC LAW 102-587—NOV. 4, 1992 106 STAT. 5077 SEC. S212. WATCHSTANDING ON CERTAIN VESSELS. Section 8104 of title 46, United States Code, is amended— (1) in subsection (g), by inserting "a vessel used only to respond to a discharge of oil or a hazardous substance," after "an offshore supply vessel,"; and (2) by redesignating the second subsection (n) as subsection (o). SEC. S21S. DENIAL AND REVOCATION OF ENDORSEMENTS. (a) Chapter 121 of title 46, United States Code, is amended— (1) in section 12103(a), by striking "On" and inserting "Except as provided in section 12123 of this title, on"; (2) by amending section 12110(c) to read as follows: "(c) A vessel and its equipment are liable to seizure by and forfeiture to the United States Government— "(1) when a vessel is operated after its endorsement has been denied or revoked under section 12123 of this title; "(2) when a vessel is employed in a trade without an appropriate trade endorsement; or "(3) when a documented vessel with a recreational endorsement is operated other than for pleasure."; and (3) by adding the following new section:

    • § 12123. Denial and revocation of endorsements

"When the owner of a vessel fails to pay a civil penalty assessed by the Secretary, the Secretary may deny the issuance or renewal of an endorsement or revoke the endorsement on a certificate of documentation issued under this chapter.". (b) The analysis for chapter 121 of title 46, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following: "12123. Denial and revocation of endorsements.". SEC. 5214. ACCEPTANCE OF EVIDENCE OF PAYMENT OF COAST 46 USC 2110 GUARD FEES. note The Secretary of Transportation may not issue a citation for failure to pay a fee or charge established under section 2110 of title 46, United States Code, to an owner or operator of a recreational vessel who provides reasonable evidence of prior payment of the fee or charge to a Coast Guard boarding officer. SEC. 5215. SCHEDULE FOR OPERATION OF DRAWBRIDGE OF WOOD- ROW WILSON MEMORIAL BRIDGE. (a)(1) The Secretary of the department in which the Coast Guard is operating (in this section referred to as the "Secretary") shall not operate the drawbridge of the Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge in the following periods for the passage of a commercial vessel: (A) Monday through Friday (except Federal holidays), 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (B) Saturday, Sunday, and Federal holidays, 2:00 p.m. to 7:00p.m. (2) The Secretary need not operate the drawbridge of the Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge for the passage of a commercial vessel under paragraph (1) unless— (A) the owner or operator of the vessel provides the bridge tender with an estimate of the approximate time of that passage at least 12 hours in advance; ana