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Government Information on Maritime Shipping: U.S. Laws & Regulations

This guide provides access to a wide variety of government information resources on shipping. It will cover resources from the U.S. Government, Indiana State Government, and various foreign and international government organizations.

U.S. Laws and Regulations

Numerous U.S. laws and regulations cover shipping.  Information resources providing access to these laws and regulations include:

United States Code Title 46 Shipping and Title 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters. Text of U.S. Laws.

Code of Federal Regulations Title 15 Parts 30-299 regulations on foreign trade, Title 33 Navigation & Navigable Waters, & Title 46 Shipping. Text of regulations enforcing U.S. Laws.

Federal Register  Comment on proposed or newly adopted federal agency regulations.

How to Submit Comments to

NexisUni (Features text of federal court opinions from 1789-present and other legal resources)(Purdue Users Only)

Indiana Code  Title 8 Utilities and Transportation, Title 9 .... Text of Indiana State Laws

Indiana Administrative Code  Titles 100 & 105 Indiana Dept of Transportation, Title 130 Ports of Indiana, Title 310 Indiana Dept. of Natural Resources. Text of Indiana State regulations.

Indiana Register

Subject Specialist

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Bert Chapman
(765) 494-2837

Fax: (765) 494-9007