Application, submittal to Attorney General and Federal Trade Commission. Report, submittal to Secretary of Transportation.
PUBLIC LAW 93-627-JAN. 3, 1975
defense to any civil or criminal action for violation of the antitrust laws of the United States, nor shall it in any way modify or abridge any private right of action under such laws. (b)(1) Whenever any application for issuance, transfer, substantial change in, or renewal of any license is received, the Secretary shall transmit promptly to the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission a complete copy of such application. Within 45 days following the last public hearing, the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission shall each prepare and submit to the Secretary a report assessing the competitive effects which may result from issuance of the proposed license and the opinions described in subsection (a) of this section. If either the Attorney General or the Federal Trade Commission, or both, fails to file such views within such period, the Secretary shall proceed as if he had received such views. (2) Nothing in this section shall be construed to bar the Attorney General or the Federal Trade Commission from challenging any anticompetitive situation involved in the ownership, construction, or operation of a deepwaler port. (3) Nothing coiitained in this section shall impair, amend, broaden, or modify any of the antitrust laws. COMMON CARRIER
33 USC 1507.
SEC. 8. (a) For the purpose of chapter 39 of title 18, United States Code (18 U.S.C. 831-837), and part I of the Interstate Commerce Act (49 U.S.C. 1-27), a deep water port and storage facilities serviced directly by such deep water port shall be subject to regulation as a common carrier in accordance w'ith the Interstate Commerce Act, as amended. (b) A licensee under this Act shall accept, transport, or convey without discrimination all oil delivered to the deep water port with respect to which its license is issued. Whenever the Secretary has reason to believe that a licensee is not operating a deepwater port, any storage facility or component thereof, in compliance with its obligations as a common carrier, the Secretary shall commence an appropriate proceeding before the Interstate Commerce Commission or he shall request the Attorney General to take appropriate steps to enforce such obligation and, where appropriate, to secure the imposition of appropriate sanctions. The Secretary may, in addition, proceed as provided in section 12 of this Act to suspend or terminate the license of any person so involved. A D J A C E N T COASTAL STATES
33 USC 1508.
SEC. 9. (a)(1) The Secretary, in issuing notice of application pursuant to section 5(c) of this Act, shall designate as an "adjacent coastal State" any coastal State which (A) would be directly connected by pipeline to a deepwater port as proposed in an application, or (B) would be located within 15 miles of any such proposed deepwater port. (2) The Secretary shall, upon request of a State, and after having received the recommendations of the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, designate such State as an "adjacent coastal State" if he determines that there is a risk of damage to the coastal environment of such State equal to or greater than the risk posed to a State directly connected by pipeline to the proposed deepwater port. This paragraph shall apply only with respect to requests made by a State not later than the 14th day after the date of