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TITLE 14—COAST GUARD

§ 83

1976—Pub. L. 94–546, § 1(5), substituted ‘‘Federal Aviation Administration’’ for ‘‘Federal Aviation Agency’’ in
section catchline.
Pub. L. 94–546, § 1(4), substituted ‘‘Federal Aviation
Administration’’ for ‘‘Federal Aviation Agency’’ wherever appearing in first sentence.
1966—Pub. L. 89–662 substituted ‘‘granted by the Federal Aviation Act of 1958, as amended (ch. 20 of title 49),
or by the provisions of sections 7392 and 7394 of title 10’’
for ‘‘granted by the provisions of section 458 of Title 5,
or by section 475(e) of Title 49 or subchapter III of chapter 9 of that title’’.
1958—Pub. L. 85–726 substituted ‘‘Administrator of the
Federal Aviation Agency’’ for ‘‘Administrator of Civil
Aeronautics’’, and ‘‘Federal Aviation Agency’’ for
‘‘Civil Aeronautics Administration’’.
1954—Act Sept. 3, 1954, substituted ‘‘section 175(e) of
Title 49 or subchapter III of chapter 9 of that title’’ for
‘‘sections 175(f) or 451 to 458 of Title 49’’.
EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1996 AMENDMENT
Amendment by Pub. L. 104–201 effective Oct. 1, 1996,
see section 1124 of Pub. L. 104–201, set out as a note
under section 193 of Title 10, Armed Forces.
EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1958 AMENDMENT
Section 1505(2) of Pub. L. 85–726, title XV, Aug. 23,
1958, 72 Stat. 810, provided that the amendment made
by Pub. L. 85–726 is effective on 60th day following date
on which Administrator of Federal Aviation Agency
[Federal Aviation Administration] first appointed
under Pub. L. 85–726 qualifies and takes office. Administrator appointed, qualified, and took office on Oct. 31,
1958.

§ 83. Unauthorized aids to maritime navigation;
penalty
No person, or public body, or instrumentality,
excluding the armed services, shall establish,
erect, or maintain any aid to maritime navigation in or adjacent to the waters subject to the
jurisdiction of the United States, its territories
or possessions, or the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, or on the high seas if that person,
or public body, or instrumentality is subject to
the jurisdiction of the United States, without
first obtaining authority to do so from the Coast
Guard in accordance with applicable regulations. Whoever violates the provisions of this
section or any of the regulations issued by the
Secretary in accordance herewith shall be guilty
of a misdemeanor and shall be fined not more
than $100 for each offense. Each day during
which such violation continues shall be considered as a new offense.
(Aug. 4, 1949, ch. 393, 63 Stat. 500; Pub. L. 93–283,
§ 1(1), May 14, 1974, 88 Stat. 139.)
HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES
Based on title 33, U.S.C., 1946 ed., § 759 (June 20, 1906,
ch. 3447, § 3, 34 Stat. 324; June 17, 1910, ch. 301, § 6, 36
Stat. 538; Mar. 4, 1913, ch. 141, § 1, 37 Stat. 736; 1939
Reorg. Plan No. II, § 2(a), eff. July 1, 1939, 4 F.R. 2731, 53
Stat. 1432).
Changes were made in phraseology. 81st Congress,
House Report No. 557.

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TERMINATION OF TRUST TERRITORY OF THE PACIFIC
ISLANDS
For termination of Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, see note set out preceding section 1681 of Title
48, Territories and Insular Possessions.

§ 84. Interference with aids to navigation; penalty
It shall be unlawful for any person, or public
body, or instrumentality, excluding the armed
forces, to remove, change the location of, obstruct, wilfully damage, make fast to, or interfere with any aid to navigation established, installed, operated, or maintained by the Coast
Guard pursuant to section 81 of this title, or
with any aid to navigation lawfully maintained
under authority granted by the Coast Guard
pursuant to section 83 of this title, or to anchor
any vessel in any of the navigable waters of the
United States so as to obstruct or interfere with
range lights maintained therein. Whoever violates the provisions of this section shall be
guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be fined not
more than $500 for each offense. Each day during
which such violation shall continue shall be considered as a new offense.
(Aug. 4, 1949, ch. 393, 63 Stat. 500.)
HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES
Based on title 33, U.S.C., 1946, ed., §§ 761, 762 (May 14,
1908, ch. 168, § 6, 35 Stat. 162; June 17, 1910, ch. 301, § 6,
36 Stat. 538; Mar. 3, 1915, ch. 81, § 8, 38 Stat. 928; 1939
Reorg. Plan No. II, § 2(a), eff. July 1, 1939, 4 F.R. 2731, 53
Stat. 1432).
Changes were made in phraseology. 81st Congress,
House Report No. 557.

§ 85. Aids to maritime navigation; penalty
The Secretary shall prescribe and enforce necessary and reasonable rules and regulations, for
the protection of maritime navigation, relative
to the establishment, maintenance, and operation of lights and other signals on fixed and
floating structures in or over waters subject to
the jurisdiction of the United States and in the
high seas for structures owned or operated by
persons subject to the jurisdiction of the United
States. Any owner or operator of such a structure, excluding an agency of the United States,
who violates any of the rules or regulations prescribed hereunder, commits a misdemeanor and
shall be punished, upon conviction thereof, by a
fine of not exceeding $100 for each day which
such violation continues.
(Aug. 4, 1949, ch. 393, 63 Stat. 501; June 4, 1956, ch.
351, § 1, 70 Stat. 226; Pub. L. 93–283, § 1(2), May 14,
1974, 88 Stat. 139.)
HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

AMENDMENTS

Based on title 33, U.S.C., 1946 ed., § 760 (May 14, 1908,
ch. 168, § 5, 35 Stat. 162).
Changes were made in phraseology. 81st Congress,
House Report No. 557.

1974—Pub. L. 93–283 substituted ‘‘maritime navigation
in or adjacent to the waters subject to the jurisdiction
of the United States, its territories or possessions, or
the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, or on the
high seas if that person, or public body, or instrumentality is subject to the jurisdiction of the United
States, without first obtaining authority’’ for ‘‘maritime navigation without first obtaining authority’’.

1974—Pub. L. 93–283 struck out ‘‘on fixed structures’’
after ‘‘maritime navigation’’ in section catchline and
in text substituted ‘‘fixed and floating structures in or
over waters subject to the jurisdiction of the United
States and in the high seas for structures owned or operated by persons subject to the jurisdiction of the

AMENDMENTS


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