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Reported to Senate amended (10/02/1974)

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Deepwater Port Act - Provides that no person may engage in the ownership, construction, or operation of a deepwater port except in accordance with a license issued pursuant to this Act. Prohibits the transportation or transfer of any oil or natural gas between a deepwater port and the United States unless such port is licensed under this Act.

Authorizes the Secretary of the Department in which the Coast Guard is operating to issue, amend, or renew licenses for the ownership, construction, and operation of deepwater ports.

Sets forth prerequisites, conditions, application procedures, regulations, and criteria for the issuance of licenses for deepwater ports.

Sets forth requirements for deepwater port construction and operation with respect to marine environmental protection and navigational safety.

Sets forth penalties for violation of this Act.

Prohibits the discharge of oil or natural gas into the marine environment from a vessel within any deepwater port safety zone or from a deepwater port.

Authorizes appropriations for the administration of this Act.