Editorial Notes
References in Text

The 1981 amendments to this subchapter, referred to in subsec. (a)(1), probably means the amendments made to this subchapter in 1982 by Pub. L. 97–212, which amended sections 1841 to 1845 of this title, repealed section 1847 of this title, and enacted a provision set out as a note under section 1841 of this title. Pub. L. 97–212 also enacted a provision set out as a note under section 1823 of Title 16, Conservation, and amended a provision set out as a note under section 1823 of Title 16.

The date of enactment of such amendments, referred to in subsec. (a)(1), probably means the date of enactment of Pub. L. 97–212, which was approved June 30, 1962.


1984—Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 98–498 substituted “limitation of not less than 90 days on” for “limitation on”.

Subsec. (c)(1). Pub. L. 98–498 substituted “50 percent” for “25 per centum”.

1982—Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 97–212, § 7, substituted “claims (except that, notwithstanding any other provision of law, final regulations implementing the 1981 amendments to this subchapter shall be published in the Federal Register within 120 days after the date of the enactment of such amendments); and” for “claims; and”.

Subsec. (c)(1). Pub. L. 97–212, § 3(1), substituted “Fund” for “appropriate area account” and “resulting economic loss” for “loss of profits”, inserted “Outer Continental Shelf” after “items associated with”, struck out “in such area, whether or not such damage occurred in such area” after “production activities”, and inserted provisions that compensation payable under this section for resulting economic loss be an amount equal to 25 per centum of such loss and provision defining “resulting economic loss” for purposes of subsec. (c).

Subsec. (c)(2). Pub. L. 97–212, § 3(2), substituted “the Fund” for “any area account established under this subchapter” in provisions preceding subpar. (A), struck out subpars. (A) and (E) which related, respectively, to damage caused by materials, equipment, tools, containers, or other items attributable to a financially responsible party and the party admitted responsibility and to loss of profits for any period in excess of 6 months unless such claim was supported by records with respect to the claimant’s profits during the previous 12-month period, redesignated subpars. (B), (C), and (D) as (A), (B), and (C) respectively, redesignated subpar. (F) as (D), and in subpar. (D) as so redesignated, substituted “received, or will receive,” for “or will receive”.

1980—Subsec. (c)(2)(A). Pub. L. 96–561 inserted reference to party admitting responsibility.

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Effective Date of 1982 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 97–212 applicable with respect to claims for damages filed on or after June 30, 1982, with the Secretary of Commerce under section 1845(a) of this title, with provision for the refiling of previously filed claims under certain circumstances, see section 9 of Pub. L. 97–212, set out as a note under section 1841 of this title.