Case Type Number: 
Statute (Common Name): 
Port and Tanker Safety Act of 1978
Program Area: 
Regulatory Authorities (CFR): 
33 CFR 401.202, 401.203
Filed By: 
Federal Agency
Brief Description of Case Type: 
The Port and Tanker Safety Act authorizes the Secretary of Transportation (among others) to issue regulations concerning the safe transit of vessels in U.S. ports and waterways. The Secretary has delegated that authority to the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation insofar as navigation of the Saint Lawrence Seaway is concerned. See 49 CFR 1.101. The Act authorizes the collection of civil penalties from those who violate the regulations (e.g., those regarding vessel dimensions and speed limits).
Relief Available in Actions Filed by Agency: 
Civil (Monetary) Penalty
Verified by Agency: 
Not verified