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110 STAT. 3966 PUBLIC LAW 104-324—OCT. 19, 1996 "(c) USE FOR SECTION 1012. —Beginning with the eleventh year following the date of enactment of the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 1996, the funding authorized for the Prince William Sound Oil Spill Recovery Institute and deposited in the Fund shall thereafter be made available for purposes of section 1012 in Alaska.". (c) CONFORMING AMENDMENTS. — (1) Section 6002(b) of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (33 U.S.C. 2752(b)) is amended by striking "5006(b)" and inserting "5006". (2) Section 7001(c)(9) the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (33 U.S.C. 2761(c)(9)) is amended by striking the period at the end thereof and inserting "tmtil the authorization for funding under section 5006(b) expires.". SEC. 1103. LIMITED DOUBLE HULL EXEMPTIONS. Section 3703a of title 46, United States Code, is amended— (1) in subsection (b), by— (A) striking "or" at the end of paragraph (2); (B) striking the period at the end of paragraph (3) and inserting a semicolon; and (C) adding at the end the following new paragraphs: "(4) a vessel documented under chapter 121 of this title that was equipped with a double hull before August 12, 1992; "(5) a barge of less than 1,500 gross tons (as measured under chapter 145 of this title) carrying refined petroleum product in bulk as cargo in or adjacent to waters of the Bering Sea, Chukchi Sea, and Arctic Ocean and waters tributary thereto and in the waters of the Aleutian Islands and the Alaskan Peninsula west of 155 degrees west longitude; or "(6) a vessel in the National Defense Reserve Fleet pursuant to section 11 of the Merchant Ship Sales Act of 1946 (50 App. U.S.C. 1744)."; and (2) by adding at the end the following new subsection: "(d) The operation of barges described in subsection (b)(5) outside waters described in that subsection shall be on any conditions as the Secretary may require.", SEC. 1104. OIL SPILL RESPONSE VESSELS. (a) DESCRIPTION.— Section 2101 of title 46, United States Code, is amended— (1) by redesignating paragraph (20a) as paragraph (20b); and (2) by inserting after paragraph (20) the following new paragraph:

  • X20a) 'oil spill response vessel' means a vessel that is

designated in its certificate of inspection as such a vessel, or that is adapted to respond to a discharge of oil or a hazardous material.". (b) EXEMPTION FROM LIQUID BULK CARRIAGE REQUIREMENTS. — Section 3702 of title 46, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end thereof the following: "(f) This chapter does not apply to an oil spill response vessel if— "(1) the vessel is used only in response-related activities; or "(2) the vessel is— "(A) not more than 500 gross tons as measured under section 14502 of this title, or an alternate tonnage meas-