Part 550 Regulations to Adjust or Meet Conditions Unfavorable to Shipping in the Foreign Trade of the United States
Part 551 Actions to Adjust or Meet Conditions Unfavorable to Shipping in the U.S. Foreign Trade
Part 555 Actions to Address Adverse Conditions Affecting U.S.-Flag Carriers That Do Not Exist for Foreign Carriers in the United States
Part 560 Actions to Address Conditions Unduly Impairing Access of U.S.-Flag Vessels to Ocean Trade Between Foreign Ports
Part 565 Controlled Carriers

Terms Used In CFR > Title 46 > Chapter IV > Subchapter C - Regulations and Actions to Address Restrictive Foreign Maritime Practices

  • Act: means the Merchant Marine Act, 1920, as amended by Pub. See 46 CFR 550.103
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • BOEM: means Bureau of Ocean Energy Management of the Department of the Interior. See 30 CFR 585.112
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Decommissioning: means removing BOEM-approved facilities and returning the site of the lease or grant to a condition that meets the requirements under subpart I of this part. See 30 CFR 585.112
  • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Facility: means an installation that is permanently or temporarily attached to the seabed of the OCS. See 30 CFR 585.112
  • Grant: means a right-of-way, right-of-use and easement, or alternate use right-of-use and easement issued under the provisions of this part. See 30 CFR 585.112
  • Human environment: means the physical, social, and economic components, conditions, and factors that interactively determine the state, condition, and quality of living conditions, employment, and health of those affected, directly or indirectly, by activities occurring on the OCS. See 30 CFR 585.112
  • Interrogatories: Written questions asked by one party of an opposing party, who must answer them in writing under oath; a discovery device in a lawsuit.
  • Lease: means an agreement authorizing the use of a designated portion of the OCS for activities allowed under this part. See 30 CFR 585.112
  • Lessee: means the holder of a lease, a BOEM-approved assignee, and, when describing the conduct required of parties engaged in activities on the lease, it also refers to the operator and all persons authorized by the holder of the lease or operator to conduct activities on the lease. See 30 CFR 585.112
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • our: refer to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management of the Department of the Interior, or its possessive, depending on the context. See 30 CFR 585.112
  • Person: means individuals, corporations, partnerships and associations existing under or authorized by the laws of the United States or of a foreign country, and includes any common carrier, tramp operator, bulk operator, shipper, shippers' association, importer, exporter, consignee, ocean transportation intermediary, marine terminal operator, or any component of the Government of the United States. See 46 CFR 550.103
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • Project easement: means an easement to which, upon approval of your Construction and Operations Plan (COP) or General Activities Plan (GAP), you are entitled as part of the lease for the purpose of installing, gathering, transmission, and distribution cables, pipelines, and appurtenances on the OCS as necessary for the full enjoyment of the lease. See 30 CFR 585.112
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Voyage: means an inbound or outbound movement between a foreign country and the United States by a vessel engaged in the United States oceanborne trade. See 46 CFR 550.103
  • your: means an applicant, lessee, the operator, or designated operator, ROW grant holder, RUE grant holder, or Alternate Use RUE grant holder under this part, or the designated agent of any of these, or the possessive of each, depending on the context. See 30 CFR 585.112