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PUBLIC LAW 102-100—AUG. 17, 1991 105 STAT. 491 Public Law 102-100 102d Congress An Act To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 1992 for the Federal Maritime Commission, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the "Federal Maritime Commission Authorization Act of 1991". SEC. 2. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS. There are authorized to be appropriated to the Federal Maritime Commission $17,974,000 for fiscal year 1992. SEC. 3. COASTWISE TRADE AUTHORIZATION. (a) IN GENERAL.— Notwithstanding section 27 of the Merchant Marine Act, 1920 (46 App. U.S.C. 883), or any other provision of law restricting the operation of foreign-flag vessels in the coastwise trade of the United States, as applicable on the date of enactment of this Act, the foreign-flag vessel NORDIC LOUISIANA may, during the period described in subsection (b), engage in the transportation by water of molten sulphur in the coastwise trade of the United States, if— (1) a binding contract for the construction or rebuilding, in the United States, of a coastwise-qualified replacement vessel is executed within 9 months after the date of enactment of this Act* (2) all ship repair work on the NORDIC LOUISIANA necessary to its operation under this section is performed in the United States; and (3) all officers and crew members employed oh board the NORDIC LOUISIANA during its operation under this section are United States citizens. (b) PERIOD OF AUTHORIZATION. — The period of transportation authorized under subsection (a) begins on the date of enactment of this Act and ends on the earlier of— (1) the date that is 4 years after such date of enactment; or (2) the date of delivery of a coastwise-qualified replacement vessel constructed in or rebuilt in the United States. SEC. 4. WAIVERS FOR CERTAIN VESSELS. (a) AUTHORIZATION TO ISSUE CERTIFICATES OF DOCUMENTATION. — Notwithstanding section 12106, 12107, and 12108 of title 46, United States Code, and section 27 of the Merchant Marine Act, 1920 (46 App. U.S.C. 883), the Secretary of Transportation may issue a certificate of documentation for the following vessels: (1) ARGOSY (United States official number 528616). (2) CUTTY SARK (United States official number 282523). (3) JIGGS (United States official number 208787). Aug. 17, 1991 [H.R. 1006] Federal Maritime Commission Authorization Act of 1991.