46 U.S. Code Section 70131 - Definitions

In this subchapter:

(1) Law enforcement agency.—The term "law enforcement agency" means an agency of a State, a political subdivision of a State, or a Federally recognized tribe that is authorized by law to supervise the prevention, detection, investigation, or prosecution of any violation of criminal law.

(2) Security zone.—The term "security zone" means a security zone, established by the Commandant of the Coast Guard or the Commandant's designee pursuant to section 1 1 of title II of the Act of June 15, 1917 (50 U.S.C. 191) or section 7(b) 1 of the Ports and Waterways Safety Act (33 U.S.C. 1226(b)), for a vessel carrying especially hazardous cargo when such vessel—

(A) enters, or operates within, the internal waters of the United States and the territorial sea of the United States; or

(B) transfers such cargo or residue in any port or place, under the jurisdiction of the United States, within the territorial sea of the United States or the internal waters of the United States.

Annotations
Citation
46 U.S.C. § 70131 (2021)
References
References in Text

Section 1 of title II of the Act of June 15, 1917, referred to in par. (2), which was classified to section 191 of Title 50, War and National Defense, was redesignated and transferred to section 70051 of this title by Pub. L. 115–282, title IV, §407(b)(1), (5), Dec. 4, 2018, 132 Stat. 4267.

Section 7(b) of the Ports and Waterways Safety Act, referred to in par. (2), which was classified to section 1226(b) of Title 33, Navigation and Navigable Waters, was redesignated and transferred to sections 70102a(b) and 70116(b) of this title by Pub. L. 115–282, title IV, §§402(b)(1), 408(a), Dec. 4, 2018, 132 Stat. 4264, 4268.

Amendments

2010—Pub. L. 111–330 amended Pub. L. 111–281, §828(a), which enacted this section.

Effective Date
Effective Date of 2010 Amendment

Pub. L. 111–330, §1, Dec. 22, 2010, 124 Stat. 3569, provided that the amendment made by section 1(16) is effective with the enactment of Pub. L. 111–281.

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