U.S. Code, Title 33, Navigation and Navigable Waters

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Author: "U.S. Congress, Office of the Law Revision Counsel"

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§ 1471. Definitions

     As used in this chapter—

     (1) "a substance other than convention oil" means those oils, noxious substances, liquefied gases, and radioactive substances—

     (A) enumerated in the protocol, or

     (B) otherwise determined to be hazardous under section 1473(a) of this title;

     (2) "convention" means the International Convention Relating to Intervention on the High Seas in Cases of Oil Pollution Casualties, 1969, including annexes thereto;

     (3) "convention oil" means crude oil, fuel oil, diesel oil, and lubricating oil;

     (4) "Secretary" means the Secretary of the department in which the Coast Guard is operating;

     (5) "ship" means—

     (A) a seagoing vessel of any type whatsoever, and

     (B) any floating craft, except an installation or device engaged in the exploration and exploitation of the resources of the seabed and the ocean floor and the subsoil thereof;

     (6) "protocol" means the Protocol Relating to Intervention on the High Seas in Cases of Marine Pollution by Substances Other Than Oil, 1973, including annexes thereto; and

     (7) "United States" means the States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Canal Zone, Guam, American Samoa, the United States Virgin Islands, the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas, and any other commonwealth, territory, or possession of the United States.

(Pub. L. 93–248, § 2, Feb. 5, 1974, 88 Stat. 8; Pub. L. 95–302, § 1(1), June 26, 1978, 92 Stat. 344.)

References in Text

     For definition of Canal Zone, referred to in par. (7), see section 3602(b) of Title 22, Foreign Relations and Intercourse.

Amendments

     1978—Pub. L. 95–302 in cl. (1) substituted definition of "a substance other than convention oil" for definition of "ship", in cl. (2) substituted definition of "convention" for definition of "oil", in cl. (3) substituted definition of "convention oil" for definition of "convention", in cl. (5) substituted definition of "ship" for definition of "United States", and added cls. (6) and (7).

Effective Date of 1978 Amendment

     For effective date of amendment by Pub. L. 95–302, see section 2 of Pub. L. 95–302, set out as a note under section 1487 of this title.

Short Title

     Section 1 of Pub. L. 93–248 provided: "That this Act [enacting this chapter] may be cited as the `Intervention on the High Seas Act’."

Termination of Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands

     For termination of Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, see note set out preceding section 1681 of Title 48, Territories and Insular Possessions.

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Chicago: "U.S. Congress, Office of the Law Revision Counsel", "§ 1471. Definitions," U.S. Code, Title 33, Navigation and Navigable Waters in U.S. Code, Title 33, Navigation and Navigable Waters (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 2002), Original Sources, accessed February 4, 2023, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=8FKDB3916MEZTC1.

MLA: "U.S. Congress, Office of the Law Revision Counsel". "§ 1471. Definitions." U.S. Code, Title 33, Navigation and Navigable Waters, in U.S. Code, Title 33, Navigation and Navigable Waters, Washington, D.C., Government Printing Office, 2002, Original Sources. 4 Feb. 2023. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=8FKDB3916MEZTC1.

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