46 U.S.C. 70034 - Regulations

Cite as:46 U.S.C. 70034
Currency:Current through P.L. 116-21 (6/12/2019)
 
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(a) IN GENERAL.-In accordance with section 553 of title 5, the Secretary shall issue, and may from time to time amend or repeal, regulations necessary to implement subchapters A through C 1 and this subchapter.

(b) CONSULTATION.-In the exercise of the regulatory authority under subchapters A through C 1 and this subchapter, the Secretary shall consult with, and receive and consider the views of all interested persons, including-

(1) interested Federal departments and agencies;

(2) officials of State and local governments;

(3) representatives of the maritime community;

(4) representatives of port and harbor authorities or associations;

(5) representatives of environmental groups;

(6) any other interested persons who are knowledgeable or experienced in dealing with problems involving vessel safety, port and waterways safety, and protection of the marine environment; and

(7) advisory committees consisting of all interested segments of the public when the establishment of such committees is considered necessary because the issues involved are highly complex or controversial.

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