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Executive Order 12418--Transfer of functions relating to financial responsibility of vessels for pollution liability

Source: The provisions of Executive Order 12418 of May 5, 1983, appear at 48 FR 20891, 3 CFR, 1983 Comp., p. 187, unless otherwise noted.

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and statutes of the United States of America, in order to transfer certain functions relating to the financial responsibility of vessels for water pollution and establish the authority of Federal agencies to respond to discharges or substantial threats of discharges of oil and hazardous substances, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1. [Deleted]

[Sec.1 amends Executive Order 11735of Aug. 3, 1973, Chapter 40. The amendments have been incorporated into that order.]

Sec. 2. [Deleted]

[Sec. 2 amends Executive Order 12123of Feb. 26, 1979, Chapter 40. The amendments have been incorporated into that order.]

Sec. 3. [Deleted]

[Sec. 3 amended Executive Order 12316 of Aug. 14, 1981, which was revoked by Executive Order 12580of Jan. 23, 1987.]

Sec. 4. The Secretary of the Department in which the Coast Guard is operating is hereby delegated the authority vested in the President by Sections 311(p) (1)-(2) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, as amended (86 Stat. 870, 33 U.S.C. 1321(p) (1)-(2)), as those sections are incorporated by reference in Section 204(c)(3) of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Authorization Act of 1973 (Public Law 93-153, 87 Stat. 586, 587), relating to the demonstration of financial responsibility for vessels carrying oil loaded from the Trans-Alaska pipeline.

Sec. 5. The Director of the Office of Management and Budget shall make such determinations, issue such Orders, and take all steps necessary or appropriate to effectuate the transfer of records, property, personnel, and positions and unexpended balances of appropriations, available or to be made available, which relate to the functions transferred, as provided in this Order, from the Federal Maritime Commission to the Secretary of the Department in which the Coast Guard is operating.

Sec. 6. Any rules, regulations, orders, directives, circulars, or other actions taken pursuant to the functions transferred from the Federal Maritime Commission to the Secretary of the Department in which the Coast Guard is operating by the delegation made in this Order shall remain in effect until amended, modified, or revoked.


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