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Notice to NARA Researchers and FOIA Requestors

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Executive Order 12419 -- Implementation of the International Convention on Tonnage Measurement of Ships

May 5, 1983

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and laws of the United States of America, and in order to implement the International Convention on Tonnage Measurement of Ships, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1. The Secretary of the Department in which the Coast Guard is operating shall perform the obligations of the United States, as prescribed by the Articles of the Convention.

Sec. 2. The Secretary of the Department in which the Coast Guard is operating may authorize one or more United States corporations or associations to admeasure vessels and issue International Tonnage Certificates, pursuant to the provisions of the Convention.

Ronald Reagan

The White House,

May 5, 1983.

[Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 4:31 p.m., May 6, 1983]

Note: The text of the Executive order was released by the Office of the Press Secretary on May 6.