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(4) The number and description of all civil and criminal proceedings, including citations, instituted under this title, and the current status of such proceedings.

(5) Such recommendations as the Administrator deems ap

propriate for amending this Act to further fulfill its purposes. SEC. 310.36 AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

There are authorized to be appropriated to the Administrator, for purposes of carrying out the provisions of titles I and II and this title, such sums as may be necessary for the fiscal years ending September 30, 1981, and September 30, 1982, and $1,469,000 for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1983, $2,150,000 for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1984, $1,500,000 for each of the fiscal years ending September 30, 1985 and September 30, 1986, $1,500,000 for each of the fiscal years ending September 30, 1987, September 30, 1988, and September 30, 1989, and $1,525,000 for each of the fiscal years 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, and 1994.37 SEC. 311.38 SEVERABILITY.

If any provision of this Act or any application thereof is held invalid, the validity of the remainder of the Act, or any other application, shall not be affected thereby.

TITLE IV-TAX

SEC. 401. SHORT TITLE.

This title may be cited as the "Deep Seabed Hard Mineral Removal Tax Act of 1979”. SEC. 402.39 IMPOSITION OF TAX ON REMOVAL OF HARD MINERAL RE

SOURCES FROM DEEP SEABED. * * * SEC. 403.4

40 ESTABLISHMENT OF DEEP SEABED REVENUE SHARING TRUST

FUND. (a) CREATION OF TRUST FUND.-There is established in the Treasury of the United States a trust fund to be known as the "Deep Seabed Revenue Sharing Trust Fund" ((hereinafter in this section referred to as the “Trust Fund”), consisting of such amounts as may be appropriated or credited to the Trust Fund as provided in this section.

(b) TRANSFER TO TRUST FUND OF AMOUNTS EQUIVALENT TO CERTAIN TAXES.

(1) IN GENERAL.- There are hereby appropriated to the Trust Fund amounts determined by the Secretary of the Treasury to be equivalent to the amounts of the taxes received in the Treasury under section 4495 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954.41

36 30 U.S.C. 1470.

37 Public Law 97-416 (96 Stat. 2084), added authorizations for fiscal years 1983 and 1984. Sec. 403 of Public Law 98-623 (98 Stat. 3408) added authorizations for fiscal years 1985 and 1986. Public Law 99-507 (100 Stat. 1847) added authorizations for fiscal years 1987, 1988, and 1989. Public Law 101-178 (103 Stat. 1297) added authorizations for fiscal years 1990 through 1994.

38 30 U.S.C. 1471.

39 Sec. 402 amended ch. 36 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (now Internal Revenue Code of 1986, pursuant to sec. 2 of Public Law 99-514] (relating to certain other excise taxes), by adding new secs. 4495 through 4498, title 26, effective January 1, 1980.

40 30 U.S.C. 1472.

41 Sec. 20X1) of Public Law 99-514 provided that reference to the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 shall include reference to the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.

(2) METHOD OF TRANSFER.—The amounts appropriated by paragraph (1) shall be transferred at least quarterly from the general fund of the Treasury to the Trust Fund on the basis of estimates made by the Secretary of the Treasury of the amounts referred to in paragraph (1) received in the Treasury. Proper adjustments shall be made in the amounts subsequently transferred to the extent prior estimates were in excess of or

less than the amount required to be transferred. (c) MANAGEMENT OF TRUST FUND.

(1) REPORT.-It shall be the duty of the Secretary of the Treasury to hold the Trust Fund, and to report to the Congress for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1980, and each fiscal year thereafter on the financial condition and the results of the operations of the Trust Fund during the preceding year and on its expected condition and operations during the fiscal year and the next five fiscal years after the fiscal year. Such report shall be printed as a House document of the session of the Congress to which the report is made. (2) INVESTMENT.

(A) IN GENERAL.-It shall be the duty of the Secretary of the Treasury to invest such portion of the Trust Fund as is not, in his judgment, required to meet current withdrawals. Such investments may be made only in interest-bearing obligations of the United States. For such purpose, such obligations may be acquired (i) on original issue at the issue price, or (ii) by purchase of outstanding obligations at the market price.

(B)_SALE OF OBLIGATIONS.—Any obligation acquired by the Trust Fund may be sold by the Secretary at the market price.

(C) INTEREST ON CERTAIN PROCEEDS.—The interest on, and the proceeds from the sale or redemption of, any obligations held in the Trust Fund shall be credited to and form

a part of the Trust Fund. (d) EXPENDITURES FROM TRUST FUND.-If an international deep seabed treaty is ratified by and in effect with respect to the United States on or before the date ten years after the date of the enactment of this Act, amounts in the Trust Fund shall be available, as provided by appropriations Acts, for making contributions required under such treaty for purposes of the sharing among nations of the revenues from deep seabed mining. Nothing in this subsection shall be deemed to authorize any program or other activity not otherwise authorized by law.

(e) USE OF FUNDS.- If an international deep seabed treaty is not in effect with respect to the United States on or before the date ten years

after the date of the enactment of this Act, amounts in the Trust Fund shall be available for such purposes as Congress may hereafter provide by law.

(f) INTERNATIONAL DEEP SEABED TREATY.-For purposes of this section, the term "international deep seabed treaty" has the meaning given to such term by section 4498(b) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954.41

SEC. 404.42 ACT NOT TO AFFECT TAX OR CUSTOMS OR TARIFF TREAT.

MENT OF DEEP SEABED MINING. Except as otherwise provided in section 402, nothing in this Act shall affect the application of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954.41 Nothing in this Act shall affect the application of the customs or tariff laws of the United States.

42 30 U.S.C. 1473.

2. Marine Pollution

a. Oil Pollution Act of 1990 Partial text of Public Law 101-380 (H.R. 1465), 104 Stat. 484, approved August 18,

1990

AN ACT To establish limitations on liability for damages resulting from oil pollu

tion, to establish a fund for the payment of compensation for such damages, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1.' SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the “Oil Pollution Act of 1990”.

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SEC. 3001. SENSE OF CONGRESS REGARDING PARTICIPATION IN INTER

NATIONAL REGIME. It is the sense of the Congress that it is in the best interests of the United States to participate in an international oil pollution liability and compensation regime that is at least as effective as Federal and State laws in preventing incidents and in guaranteeing full and prompt compensation for damages resulting from incidents. SEC. 3002. UNITED STATES-CANADA GREAT LAKES OIL SPILL COOPERA.

TION. (a) REVIEW.-The Secretary of State shall review relevant international agreements and treaties with the Government of Canada, including the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, to determine whether amendments or additional international agreements are necessary to

(1) prevent discharges of oil on the Great Lakes;

(2) ensure an immediate and effective removal of oil on the Great Lakes; and

(3) fully compensate those who are injured by a discharge of oil on the Great Lakes. (b) CONSULTATION.-In carrying out this section, the Secretary of State shall consult with the Department of Transportation, the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Great Lakes States, the International Joint Commission, and other appropriate agencies.

1 33 U.S.C. 2701 note.

(c) REPORT.-The Secretary of State shall submit a report to the Congress on the results of the review under this section

within 6 months after the date of the enactment of this Act. SEC. 3003. UNITED STATES-CANADA LAKE CHAMPLAIN OIL SPILL COOP.

ERATION. (a) REVIEW.-The Secretary of State shall review relevant international agreements and treaties with the Government of Canada, to determine whether amendments or additional international agreements are necessary to

(1) prevent discharges of oil on Lake Champlain;

(2) ensure an immediate and effective removal of oil on Lake Champlain; and

(3) fully compensate those who are injured by a discharge of oil on Lake Champlain. (b) CONSULTATION.-In carrying out this section, the Secretary of State shall consult with the Department of Transportation, the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the States of Vermont and New York, the International Joint Commission, and other appropriate agencies.

(c) REPORT.-The Secretary of State shall submit a report to the Congress on the results of the review under this section

within 6 months after the date of the enactment of this Act. SEC. 3004. INTERNATIONAL INVENTORY OF REMOVAL EQUIPMENT AND

PERSONNEL. The President shall encourage appropriate international organizations to establish an international inventory of spill removal equipment and personnel. SEC. 3005. NEGOTIATIONS WITH CANADA CONCERNING TUG ESCORTS IN

PUGET SOUND. Congress urges the Secretary of State to enter into negotiations with the Government of Canada to ensure that tugboat escorts are required for all tank vessels with a capacity over 40,000 deadweight tons in the Strait of Juan de Fuca and in Haro Strait.

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