Chapter 13

Air Passenger Safety Instructions 

SECTIONS

1301.            Air passenger safety instructions required.

1302.            Indigenous language defined.

1303.            Regulations to impose civil penalties.

 

            1301.  Air passenger safety instructions required.

            Any person providing regularly scheduled passenger air transportation service between any State of the Federated States of Micronesia and any other nation aboard aircraft capable of transporting more than 25 passengers at one time shall provide, before departure from any State in which passengers are boarded, oral air passenger safety instructions in both the English language and in the indigenous language of the State of departure.  The oral instructions may be supplied by recording broadcast throughout the aircraft cabin, provided such recording is clearly audible and intelligible.

Source:  PL 6-39 1.

 

            1302.  Indigenous language defined.

            As used in section 1301 of this chapter, the term "indigenous language of the State of departure" shall mean the following:

            (1)       In the State of Kosrae, the Kosraean language;

            (2)       In the State of Pohnpei, the Pohnpeian language as spoken on Pohnpei proper;

            (3)       In the State of Truk, the Trukese language as spoken on Moen; and

            (4)       In the State of Yap, the Yapese language as spoken on Yap proper.

Source:  PL 6-39 2, modified.

 

            1303.  Regulations to impose civil penalties.

            The Secretary of the Department of Transportation is authorized to issue implementing regulations which shall provide for the imposition of civil penalties, not to exceed $5,000 per offense, for the failure to provide air passenger safety instructions in the required languages.  Such regulations shall be issued in accordance with the requirements of chapter 1 of title 17 of this code.

Source:  PL 6-39 3.

Cross-reference:  The statutory provisions on the President and the Executive are found in title 2 of this code.  Chapter 1 of title 17 of this code is on FSM Administrative Procedures.

 

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