S.2549 - A bill to amend the Intervention on the High Seas Act to implement the protocol relating to intervention on the high seas in cases of marine pollution by substances other than oil.94th Congress (1975-1976)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Magnuson, Warren G. [D-WA] (Introduced 10/22/1975)|
|Committees:||Senate - Commerce|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 10/22/1975 Referred to Senate Committee on Commerce. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.2549 — 94th Congress (1975-1976)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (10/22/1975)
Defines "a substance other than convention oil" for purposes of the Intervention on the High Seas Act as meaning those oils, noxious substances, liquified gases, and radioactive substances enumerated in the Protocol Relating to Intervention on the High Seas in Cases of Marine Pollution by Substances Other than Oil or otherwise determined by the Secretary of the Department in which the Coast Guard is operating as being liable to create a hazard.
States that for purposes of implementing the Act, in determining whether there is grave and imminent danger of major harmful consequences to the coast line or related interests of the United States, the Secretary shall consider the interests directly affected or threatened, including but not limited to human health, fish, shellfish, and other living marine resources, wildlife, coastal zone and estuarine activities, and public and private shorelines and beaches.