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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1988

PUBLIC LAW 100-448—SEPT. 28, 1988

102 STAT. 1845

and one at each end of the fore yard. These lights or shapes indicate that it is dangerous for another vessel to approach within 1,000 meters of the mineclearance vessel.". SEC. 15. DEFENSE OF CERTAIN SUITS ARISING OUT OF LEGAL MALPRACTICE.

(a) IN GENERAL.—Section 1054 of title 10, United States Code, is amended— (1) in subsection (a), by inserting "or within the Coast Guard" after "title 32)"; and (2) in subsection (g), by striking "or the Secretary of a military department" and inserting in lieu thereof ", the Secretary of a military department, or the Secretary of the department in which the Coast Guard is operating, as appropriate'. (b) AFFECTED CLAIMS.—The amendments made by subsection (a) lo use 1054 shall apply only to claims accruing on or after the date of the ^°^enactment of this Act, r^ardless of when the alleged negligent act or omission occurred. SEC. 16. EXEMPTION FROM GENERAL BRIDGE ACT OF 1946.

33 USC 59x.

(a) WATERS DECLARED NONNAVIGABLE.—The waters described in subsection 0)) are declared to be nonnavigable waters of the United States for purposes of the General Bridge Act of 1946 (33 U.S.C. 525 et seq.). 0)) WATERS DESCRIBED.—The waters referred to in subsection (a) New Jersey. are a drainage canal which— (1) is an unnamed tributary of the creek known as Newton Creek, located at block 641 (formerly designated as block 860) in the city of Ccunden, New Jersey; (2) originates at the north bank of Newton Creek approximately 1,200 feet east of the confluence of Newton Creek and the Delaware River; and (3) terminates at drainage culverts on the west side of Interstate Highway 676. SEC. 17. CLARIFYING AMENDMENT TO TITLE 14.

Section 2 of title 14, United States Code, is amended by striking "on and under" the first place it appears and inserting in lieu thereof "on, under, and over. SEC. 18. BRIDGES DEEMED UNREASONABLE OBSTRUCTIONS TO NAVIGATION.

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, each of the following bridges is deemed to be an unreasonable obstruction to navigation: (1) EAST HANNIBAL, ILUNOIS.—The Mississippi River Railroad Missouri. Bridge between E ^ t Hannibal, Illinois, and Hannibal, Missouri, mile 309.9, Upper Mississippi River. (2) PASCAGOULA, MISSISSIPPI.—The CSX (L&N) Railroad Bridge in Pascagoula, Mississippi. SEC. 19. REPORT ON POSSIBLE PROCUREMENT FOR ANTISUBMARINE WARFARE MISSION.

Not later than October 1, 1988, the Secretary of the department in which the Coast Guard is operating shall submit to the Congress a report on the plans to accomplish the Coast Guard's antisubmarine warfare (ASW) mission responsibilities in the Maritime Defense Zone after considering all available options, including those fully