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76TH CONG., 3D SESS.-CH. 777 -OCT. 9 , 1940 on deck, shall be required to make such provisions to guard against and extinguish fire as shall be prescribed by the Board of Supervising Inspectors and approved by the Secretary of Commerce; "(v) cable vessels, dredges, elevator vessels, fireboats, ice- breakers, pile drivers, pilot boats, welding vessels, salvage and wrecking vessels; "(vi) inflammable or combustible liquid cargo in bulk: Pro- vided, however, That the handling and stowage of any inflam- mable or combustible liquid cargo in bulk shall be subject to the provisions of section 4417a of the Revised Statutes, as amended. "(7) In order to secure effective provisions against the hazards of health, life, limb, or property created by explosives or other danger- ous articles or substances to which subsection (3), (4), (5), or (6) of this section apply- "(a) The Secretary of Commerce shall by regulations define, de- scribe, name, and classify all explosives or other dangerous articles or substances, and shall establish such regulations as may be neces- sary to make effective the provisions of this section with respect to the descriptive names, packing, marking, labeling, and certifica- tion of such explosives or other dangerous articles or substances; with respect to the specifications of containers for explosives or other dangerous articles or substances; with respect to the marking and labeling of said containers; and shall accept and adopt for the purposes above mentioned in this subsection such definitions, descrip- tions, descriptive names, classifications, specifications of containers, packing, marking, labeling, and certification of explosives or other angerous articles or substances to the extent as are or may be estab- lished from time to time by the Interstate Commerce Commission insofar as they apply to shippers by common carriers engaged in interstate or foreign commerce by water. The Secretary of Com- merce shall also establish regulations with respect to the marking, handling, storage, stowage, and use of explosives or other dangerous articles or substances on board such vessels; with respect to the disposition of any explosives or other dangerous articles or substances found to be in an unsafe condition; with respect to the necessary shipping papers, manifests, cargo-stowage plans, and the description and descriptive names of explosives or other dangerous articles or substances to be entered in such shipping documents; also any other regulations for the safe transportation, carriage, conveyance, storage, stowage, or use of explosives or other dangerous articles or sub- stances on board such vessels as the Secretary of Commerce shall deem necessary; and with respect to the inspection of all the fore- going mentioned in this paragraph. The Secretary of Commerce may utilize the services of the Bureau for the Safe Transportation of Explosives and Other Dangerous Articles, and of such other organizations whose services he may deem to be helpful. (b) The transportation, carriage, conveyance, storage, stowage, or use of such explosives or other dangerous articles or substances shall be in accordance with the regulations so established, which shall, insofar as applicable to them, respectively, be binding upon shippers and the owners, charterers, agents, masters, or persons in charge of such vessels, and upon all other persons transporting, carrying, conveying, storing, stowing, or using on board any such vessels any explosives or other dangerous articles or substances: Provided, That this section shall not be construed to prevent the transportation of military or naval forces with their accompany- ing munitions of war and stores. 193470°-41 -PT. -65 46u. S. C., Supp. V, §391s. Regulations by the Secretary of Com- merce. Definitions, descrip- tions, etc., of ex- plosives. Marking, handling, etc. Utilization of help- ful services. Applicability of reg- ulations. Proviso. Military, ete., forces. 54 STAT.] 1025