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PUBLIC LAW 105-383—NOV. 13, 1998 112 STAT. 3439 (C) to make the vessel available to the United States Government if needed for use by the Commandant in times of war or a national emergency; and (D) to hold the Government harmless for any claims arising from exposure to hazardous materials, including asbestos and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), after conveyance of the vessel, except for claims arising from the use by the Government under paragraph (1)(C); (2) the recipient has funds available that will be committed to operate and maintain each vessel conveyed in good working condition, in the form of cash, liquid assets, or a written loan commitment, and in the amount of at least $400,000 per vessel; and (3) the recipient agrees to any other conditions the Commandant considers appropriate. (b) MAINTENANCE AND DELIVERY OF VESSELS.—Prior to convey- ance of a vessel under this section, the Commandant shall, to the extent practical, and subject to other Coast Guard mission requirements, make every effort to maintain the integrity of the vessel and its equipment until the time of delivery. If a conveyance is made under this section, the Commandant shall deliver the vessel at the place where the vessel is located, in its present condition, and without cost to the Government. The conveyance of the vessel under this section shall not be considered a distribution in commerce for purposes of section 6(e) of Public Law 94-469 (15 U.S.C. 2605(e)). (c) OTHER EXCESS EQUIPMENT. — The Commandant may convey to the recipient of a vessel under this section any excess equipment or parts from other decommissioned Coast Guard vessels for use to enhance the vessel's operability and function as a medical services vessel in Central and South Pacific Islands. SEC. 419. AMENDMENT TO CONVEYANCE OF VESSEL S/S RED OAK VICTORY. Section 1008(d)(1) of the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 1996 is amended by striking "2 years" and inserting "3 years". SEC. 420. TRANSFER OF OCRACOKE LIGHT STATION TO SECRETARY 16 USC 459a-10. OF THE INTERIOR. The Administrator of the General Services Administration shall transfer administrative jurisdiction over the Federal property consisting of approximately 2 acres, known as the Ocracoke Light Station, to the Secretary of the Interior, subject to such reservations, terms, and conditions as may be necessary for Coast Guard purposes. All property so transferred shall be included in and administered as part of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. SEC. 421. VESSEL DOCUMENTATION CLARIFICATION. Section 12102(a)(4) of title 46, United States Code, and section 2(a) of the Shipping Act, 1916 (46 U.S.C. App. 802(a)) are each amended by— (1) striking "president or other"; and (2) inserting a comma and "by whatever title," after "chief executive officer'. SEC. 422. DREDGE CLARIFICATION. Section 5209(b) of the Oceans Act of 1992 (46 U.S.C. 2101 note) is amended by adding at the end the following: