Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 54 Part 1.djvu/977

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54 STAT.] 76TH CONG. , 3D SESS.-CH. 722-SEPT. 18, 1940 operation shall be lawful. If the application for such permit is not made within one hundred and twenty days after this section takes effect, it shall be decided in accordance with the standards and pro- cedure provided for in subsection (g), and such permit shall be issued or denied accordingly. Any person, not included within the pro- vision of the foregoing proviso, who is engaged in transportation as a contract carrier by water when this section takes effect may continue such operation for a period of one hundred and twenty days there- after without a permit, and, if application for such permit is made to the Commission within such period, the continuance of such operation shall be lawful pending the determination of such application. "(g) Application for such permit shall be made to the Commission in writing, be verified under oath, and shall be in such form and contain such information and be accompanied by proof of service upon such interested parties as the Commission shall, by regulations, require. Subject to section 310, upon application the Commission shall issue such permit if it finds that the applicant is fit, willing, and able properly to perform the service proposed and to conform to the provisions of this part and the requirements, rules, and regula- tions of the Commission thereunder, and that such operation will be consistent with the public interest and the national transportation policy declared in this Act. The business of the carrier and the scope thereof shall be specified in such permit and there shall be attached thereto at time of issuance and from time to time thereafter such reasonable terms, conditions, and limitations, consistent with the character of the holder as a contract carrier by water, as are necessary to carry out the requirements of this part or those lawfully established by the Commission pursuant thereto: Provided, however, That no terms, conditions, or limitations shall restrict the right of the carrier to substitute or add contracts within the scope of the permit or to add to his equipment, facilities, or service, within the scope of the permit, as the development of the business and the demands of the carrier's patrons shall require. " DUAL OPERATIONS UNDER CERTIFICATES AND PERMITr "SEC. 310. Unless, for good cause shown, the Commission shall find, or shall have found, that both a certificate and a permit may be so held consistently with the public interest and with the national transportation policy declared in this Act- "(1) no person, or any person controlling, controlled by, or under common control with such person, shall hold a certificate as a common carrier by water if such person, or any such con- trolling person, controlled person, or person under common control, holds a permit as a contract carrier by water; and "(2) no person, or any person controlling, controlled by, or under common control with such person, shall hold a permit as a contract carrier by water if such person, or any such controlling person, controlled person, or person under common control, holds a certificate as a common carrier by water. " TEM PORARY OPERATIONS "SEC. 311. (a) To enable the provision of service for which there is an immediate and urgent need to a point or points or within a territory having no carrier service capable of meeting such need, the Commission may, in its discretion and without hearings or other proceedings, grant temporary authority for such service by a common carrier by water or a contract carrier by water, as the case may be. 943 Application for per- mit. Issuance. Proviso. Certain rights not restricted. Operation under cer. tiflcate and permit. Temporary opera- tion authority.