H.R. 6524 (111th): To authorize issuance of certificates of documentation authorizing certain vessels to engage in coastwise trade in the ...

...carriage of natural gas, and for other purposes.

111th Congress, 2009–2010. Text as of Dec 15, 2010 (Introduced).

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111th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 6524

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

December 15, 2010

(for himself and Mr. Young of Alaska) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

A BILL

To authorize issuance of certificates of documentation authorizing certain vessels to engage in coastwise trade in the carriage of natural gas, and for other purposes.

1.

Vessel documentation exemption

(a)

In general

Notwithstanding sections 12112 and 12132 and chapter 551 of title 46, United States Code, the Secretary of the department in which the Coast Guard is operating may issue a certificate of documentation with a coastwise endorsement for each of the following vessels:

(1)

LNG GEMINI (United States official number 595752).

(2)

LNG LEO (United States official number 595753).

(3)

LNG VIRGO (United States official numbers 595755).

(b)

Limitation on operation

Coastwise trade authorized under subsection (a) shall be limited to carriage of natural gas, as that term is defined in section 3(13) of the Deepwater Port Act of 1974 (33 U.S.C. 1502(13)).

(c)

Termination of effectiveness of endorsements

The coastwise endorsement issued under subsection (a) for a vessel shall expire on the date of the sale of the vessel by the owner of the vessel on the date of enactment of this Act to a person who is not related by ownership or control to such owner.

2.

Operation of dry dock in Ketchikan, Alaska

A vessel transported in Dry Dock #2 (State of Alaska registration AIDEA FDD–2) is not merchandise for purposes of section 55102 of title 46, United States Code, if, during such transportation, Dry Dock #2 remains connected by a utility or other connecting line to pierside moorage located in Ketchikan, Alaska.