The Deepwater Port Act of 1974

The Deepwater Port Act of 1974 was enacted at a time when the United States was increasingly dependent on imported oil. The act was passed to establish economical means to transport oil to the U.S. The act reduced the number of ships operating in U.S. coastal waters, seeking to enhance environmental protection. The act was amended by the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2012 to allow for U.S. oil or natural gas export. The Maritime Administration and the Coast Guard jointly administer the act and provide an appropriate regulatory scheme with which proposed export facilities can be licensed and operated.


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  • Accession Number: 01525889
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 30 2014 2:29PM