Editorial Notes

1982—Pub. L. 97–212, § 4(1), substituted “under this subchapter” for “pursuant to this subchapter” and “damages were due to activities related to oil and gas exploration, development, or production” for “claim is valid” in provisions preceding par. (1).

Par. (2). Pub. L. 97–212, § 4(2), substituted “fifteen days after the date on which the vessel first returns to a port after discovering such damages” for “five days after the date on which such damages were discovered”.

Par. (3). Pub. L. 97–212, § 4(3), inserted “the latest” after “no record on”, struck out “the” before “Notice to Mariners”, and substituted “in effect at least 15 days prior to the date” for “on the date” and “where such damages occurred, except that in the case of damages caused by a pipeline, the presumption established by this section shall obtain whether or not there was any such record of the pipeline on the damage date” for “in such area”.

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.