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PUBLIC LAW 103-182—DEC. 8, 1993 107 STAT. 2221 (B) by striking out "Secretary of the Treasury is not required to have its register or enrollment or license" and inserting "Secretary of Transportation is not required to have its certificate of dociimentation". (b) CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS. —Section 4197 of such Revised Statutes (46 U.S.C. App. 91) is amended to read as follows: ^nSEC. 4197. CLEARANCE; VESSELa " (a) WHEN REQUIRED; VESSELS OF THE UNITED STATES. —Except as otherwise provided by law, any vessel of the United States shall obtain clearance from the Customs Service before proceeding frt>m a port or place in the United States— "(1) for a foreign port or place; "(2) for another port or place in the United States if the vessel has on board bonded merchandise or foreign merchandise for which entry has not been made; or "(3) outside the territorial sea to visit a hovering vessel or to receive merchandise while outside the territorial sea. "(b) WHEN REQUIRED; OTHER VESSELS.—Except as otherwise provided by law, any vessel that is not a vessel of the United States shall obtain clearance from the Customs Service before proceeding from a port or place in the United States— "(1) for a foreign port or place; "(2) for anotner port or place in the United States; or "(3) outside the territorial sea to visit a hovering vessel or to receive or deliver merchandise while outside the territorial sea. "(c) REGULATIONS.— The Secretary of the Treasury may by regulation— "(1) prescribe the manner in which clearance under this section is to be obtained, including the documents, data or information which shall be submitted or transmitted, pursuant to an authorized date interchange system, to obtain the clearance; "(2) permit the Customs Service to grant clearance for a vessel under this section before all requirements for clearance are complied with, but only if the owner or operator of the vessel files a bond in an amount set by the Secretary of the Treasury conditioned upon the compliance by the owner or operator with all specified requirements for clearance within a time period (not exceeding 4 business days) established by the Secretary of the Treasury; and "(3) authorize the Customs Service to permit clearance of any vessel to be obtained at a place other tnan a designated port of entry, under such conditions as he may prescribe.". SEC. 687. AMENDMENTS TO TITLE 18, UNITED STATES CODE. Section 965(a) of title 18, United States Code, is amended— (1) by striking out "sections 91, 92, and 94 of Title 46" and inserting "section 431 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1431) and section 4197 of the Revised Statutes of the United States (46 U.S.C. App. 91),"; (2) by striking out "the collector of customs for the district wherein such vessel is then located" and inserting "the Customs Service"; and (3) by striking out "the collector Uke" and inserting in lieu thereof "the Customs Service like".