DRAFT CSC, Title 25.  Maritime & Marine Resources
 
CHAPTER 8
Chuuk Lagoon Monument

1701.  Declaration of Policy.
1702.  Establishment of Chuuk Lagoon State Monument.
1703.  Administration, Protection, and Development.
1704.  Appropriations.
1705.  Permits to Examine.
1706.  Rules and Regulations.
1707.  Penalties.

      1701.  Declaration of Policy.
     It is hereby declared that it is a State district policy to preserve forever historic landmarks, structures, and other sites and objects of State district and national territorial significance situated within the administration area of the State of Chuuk Truk District for the inspiration and benefit of the people of the Federated States of Micronesia.

Source:  TDL 21-5, 1, modified.

Editor's note:  TDL 21-5 that created this Chapter was signed into law by the District Administrator on August 14, 1971.

      1702.  Establishment of ChuukTruk Lagoon StateDistrict Monument.
     All ships, vessels and aircraft, and any and all parts thereof and all other objects, including non-military items, which formerly belonged to or were part of the armed forces of Japan and were sunk to or otherwise deposited in the Chuuk Truk Lagoon prior to December 31, 1945 shall be, and hereby are, designated as State district monuments, which shall be collectively called the "Chuuk Truk Lagoon State District Monument".  For purposes of this Section the Chuuk Truk Lagoon is defined as all marine areas below the ordinary high water mark which are enclosed by the Chuuk Truk barrier reef.

Source:  TDL 21-5, 2, as amended by TDL 24-20, 1, modified.

      1703.  Administration, Protection, and Development.
     The administration, protection, and development of the aforesaid State district monuments shall be exercised under the direction of the Governor District Administrator of the Chuuk State Truk District Legislature shall be obligated therefor unless or until the Chuuk State Truk District Legislature has appropriated funds which are available for that purpose.

Source:  TDL 21-5, 2, modified.

      1704.  Appropriations.
     There are authorized to be appropriated annually such sums as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this Chapter act.

Source:  TDL 21-5, 4, modified.

      1705.  Permits to Examine.

     (1)  All persons who dive to or by any other means seek and obtain access to the aforesaid ships, other vessels and aircraft, or any and all parts thereof, for the purpose of examination shall first obtain a permit therefor from the managers of the duly licensed diving shops in the State, and no person may dive to or by any other means seek and obtain access to the aforesaid ships, other vessels and aircraft, or any and all parts thereof for the purpose of examination without first obtaining a certified diving guide from the duly licensed diving shops in the State. The managers of the duly licensed diving shops are authorized to issue such permits to those persons whom they deem qualified to conduct such examination subject to such rules and regulations as the Governor may prescribe.

     (2)  The managers of the duly licensed diving shops in the State shall collect a 30 thirty dollars fee for each permit and deliver the collected fees to the State Treasury to be deposited in the General Fund.  All fees collected pursuant to this Section 5 of this act shall be earmarked exclusively for the administration, protection, and development of Chuuk Lagoon State Monument.

Source:  TDL 21-5, 5, as amended by TSL 3-18, 1 (5) and CSL 5-99-19, 1 (5), modified.

Editor's note:  CSL 5-99-10 that amended this Section was signed into law by the Governor on February 17, 2000.

      1706.  Rules and Regulations.
     The Governor District Administrator of the State of Chuuk Truk District shall make and publish from time to time uniform rules and regulations for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this Chapter Act.

Source:  TDL 21-5, 6, modified.

      1707.  Penalties.
     Any person who, without the written permission of the Governor, removes, appropriates, damages, or destroys the aforesaid ships, other vessels or aircraft, or any or all parts thereof, or who violates any provisions of this act, any rules and regulations issued pursuant to the act shall, upon conviction, be fined a sum not more than $1,000 or be imprisoned for a period of not more than six months, or both.

Source:  TDL 21-5, 7, as amended by TSL 3-26, 1 (7), modified.