10 U.S. Code § 2700 - Definitions

prev | next
In this chapter:
(1) The term “CERCLA” means the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (42 U.S.C. 9601 et seq.).
(2) The terms “environment”, “facility”, “hazardous substance”, “person”, “pollutant or contaminant”, “release”, “removal”, “response”, “disposal”, and “hazardous waste” have the meanings given those terms in section 101 of CERCLA (42 U.S.C. 9601).
(3) The term “Administrator” means the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.


(Added Pub. L. 99–499, title II, § 211(a)(1)(B),Oct. 17, 1986, 100 Stat. 1725, § 2707; renumbered § 2700 and amended Pub. L. 107–314, div. A, title III, § 313(a)(1), (c)(1),Dec. 2, 2002, 116 Stat. 2507; Pub. L. 111–383, div. A, title X, § 1075(b)(46)(A),Jan. 7, 2011, 124 Stat. 4371.)
References in Text

The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, referred to in par. (1), is Pub. L. 96–510, Dec. 11, 1980, 94 Stat. 2767, as amended, which is classified principally to chapter 103 (§ 9601 et seq.) of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 9601 of Title 42 and Tables.

2011—Par. (2). Pub. L. 111–383inserted “ ‘pollutant or contaminant’,” after “ ‘person’,”.
2002—Pub. L. 107–314, § 313(c)(1), added par. (1) and redesignated former pars. (1) and (2) as (2) and (3), respectively.
Pub. L. 107–314, § 313(a)(1), renumbered section 2707 of this title as this section.

The table below lists the classification updates, since Jan. 3, 2012, for this section. Updates to a broader range of sections may be found at the update page for containing chapter, title, etc.

The most recent Classification Table update that we have noticed was Tuesday, August 13, 2013

An empty table indicates that we see no relevant changes listed in the classification tables. If you suspect that our system may be missing something, please double-check with the Office of the Law Revision Counsel.

10 USCDescription of ChangeSession YearPublic LawStatutes at Large


LII has no control over and does not endorse any external Internet site that contains links to or references LII.