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107 STAT. 2442 PUBLIC LAW 103-206—DEC. 20, 1993 Regulations. Regulations. 46 USC 3306 note. "(2) exempt an oceanographic research vessel from that provision under conditions the Secretary may specify; "(3) establish different operating and equipment requirements for vessels defined in section 2101(42XA) of this title; "(4) establish different structural fire protection, manning, operating, and equipment requirements for vessels of at least 100 gross tons but less than 300 gross tons carrying not more than 150 passengers on domestic voyages if the owner of the vessel— "(A) makes application for inspection to the Coast Guard within 6 months of the date of enactment of the Passenger Vessel Safety Act of 1993; and "(B) provides satisfactory docimientation that the vessel was chartered at least once within the previous 12 months prior to the date of enactment of that Act; and "(5) establish different structural fire protection, manning, operating, and equipment requirements for former public vessels of the United States of at least 100 gross tons but less than 500 gross tons, carrying not more than 150 passengers on domestic voyages, if the owner of the vessel— "(A) makes application for inspection to the Coast Guard within 6 months of the date of enactment of the Passenger Vessel Safety Act of 1993; and "(B) provides satisfactory documentation that the vessel was chartered at least once within the previous 12 months prior to the date of enactment of that Act.", (b) Section 4105 of title 46, United States Code, is amended— (1) by inserting "(a)" before the text; and (2) by adding a new subsection (b) to read as follows:

    • (b) Within twenty-four months of the date of enactment of

this subsection, the Secretary shall, by regulation, require certain additional equipment which may incluae liferafts or other lifesaving equipment, construction standards, or specify additional operating standards for those uninspected passenger vessels defined in section 2101(42XA) of this title.". SEC. 512. EQUIPMENT AND STANDARDS FOR CERTAIN PASSENGER VESSELS. (a) Section 3306 of title 46, United States Code, is amended by addingat the end the following new subsections: "(h) The Secretary shall establish appropriate structural fire protection, manning, operating, and equipment requirements for vessels of at least 100 gross tons but less than 300 gross tons carrying not more than 150 passengers on domestic voyages, which meet the eligibility criteria of section 2113(4) of this title. "(i) The Secretary shall establish appropriate structural fire protection, manning, operating, and equipment requirements for former public vessels of the United States of at least 100 gross tons but less that 500 gross tons carrying not more than 150 passengers on domestic voyages, which meet the eligibility criteria of section 2113(5) of this title.. (b) The Secretary of Transportation shall, within twenty-four months of the date of enactment of this Act, prescribe regulations establishing the structural fire protection, manning, operating, and equipment requirements for vessels which meet me requirements of subsections (h) and (i) of section 3306 of title 46, United States Code, as amended by this Act.