Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 25.djvu/255

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FIFTIETH CONGRESS. Sess. I. Cris. 494, 496. 1888. 209 other liens that may be given or secured thereon to aid in the construction thereof. Received by the President June 14, 1888. [Norm BY THE DEPARTMENT or STATE.-The foregoing act having been presented to the President of the United States for his approval, and not having been returned by him to the house of Congress in which it originated within the time prescribed by the Constitution of the United States, has become a law without his approval.] CHAP. 496.—·A1i act to prevent obstructive and injurious deposits within the June 29, 1888. harbor and adjacent waters of New York City, by dumping or otherwise, and to ";""" punish and prevent such offenses. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the placing, New York Harbor; discharging, or depositing, by any process or in any manner, of ;OtH`§t2§,§{Sd°°°S*tsm refuse, dirt, ashes, cinders, mud, sand, dredgings, sludge, acid, or any other matter of any kind, other than that flowing from streets, sewers, and passin therefrom in a liquid state, in the tidal waters of the harbor of llew York, or its adjacent or tributary waters, or in those of Long Island Sound, within the limits which shall be rescribed by the supervisor of the harbor, is hereby strictly forbidden, and every such act is made a misdemeanor, and every person engaged in or who shall aid, abet, authorize, or instigate a violation of this section, shall, upon conviction, be punishable by fine or imprison- Punishment. ment, or both, such fine to be not less than two hundred and fifty dollars nor more than two thousand five hundred dollars, and the imprisonment to be not less than thirty days nor more than one year, either or both united, as the judge before whom conviction is obtained shall decide, one half of said nne to be paid to the person or persons giving information which shall lead to conviction of this misdemeanor. Sec. 2. That any and every master and engineer, or person or Ogpshrpgggtvomwr persons acting in such capacity, respectively, on board of any boat “V mg' or vessel, who shall knowingly engage in towing any scow, boat, or vessel loaded with any such prohibited matter to any point or lace of deposit, or discharge in the waters of the harbor of New Sbork, or in its adjacent, or tributary waters, or in those of Long Island Sound. or to any point or lplace elsewhere than within the limits defined and ermitted by t 18 supervisor of the harbor hereinafter mentioned, sllall be deemed guilty of a violation of this act. and shall, upon conviction, be punishable as hereinbefore provided for offenses in violation of section one of this act. and shall also have his license revoked or suspended for a term to be fixed by the judge before whom tried and convicted. Sec. 3. That in all cases of receiving on board of any scows or Transpmiugmazzgr boats such forbidden matter or substance as herein described, it shall "’ "‘S°”“'g‘“g *"“°" be the duty of the owner or master, or person acting in such capacity, on board of such scows or boats, before proceeding to take or tow the same to the place of deposit, to apply for and obtain from the supervisor of the harbor appointed hereunder a permit defining the Permitsrecise limits within which the discharge of such scows or boats may he made; and any deviation from such dumfping or discharging place specified in such permit shall be a mis emeanor within the meaning of this act; an the master and engineer, or person or per- m§“¤*$hm°°* i°" 'i° sons acting in such capacity, on board of any tow-boat towing such ng` scows or boats, shall be equally guilty of such offense with the master or person acting in the capacity of master of the scow, and be liable to equal punishment. STAT L-VOL Xxv—~—-14