16 U.S. Code § 4503d - Definitions

As used in this chapter (unless the context otherwise requires):
(1) Institutes of Tropical Forestry
The term “Institutes of Tropical Forestry” means the Institute of Tropical Forestry in Puerto Rico and the Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry established under section 6706 of title 7.
(2) Secretary
The term “Secretary” means the Secretary of Agriculture.
(3) State
The term “State” means each of the 50 States, Guam, American Samoa, the Republic of Palau (until the Compact of Free Association enters into effect), Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.


(Pub. L. 101–513, title VI, § 608, as added Pub. L. 102–574, § 2(a)(2),Oct. 29, 1992, 106 Stat. 4595.)
References in Text

For Oct. 1, 1994, as the date the Compact of Free Association with the Republic of Palau enters into effect, referred to in par. (3), see Proc. No. 6726, Sept. 27, 1994, 59 F.R. 49777, set out as a note under section 1931 of Title 48, Territories and Insular Possessions.

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