16 U.S. Code § 670 - Definitions
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In this subchapter:
(1) Military installation
The term “military installation”—
(A) means any land or interest in land owned by the United States and administered by the Secretary of Defense or the Secretary of a military department, except land under the jurisdiction of the Assistant Secretary of the Army having responsibility for civil works;
(B) includes all public lands withdrawn from all forms of appropriation under public land laws and reserved for use by the Secretary of Defense or the Secretary of a military department; and
The term “State” means any of the several States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, and the Virgin Islands.
(3) State-owned National Guard installation
The term “State-owned National Guard installation” means land owned and operated by a State when such land is used for training the National Guard pursuant to chapter 5 of title 32, with funds provided by the Secretary of Defense or the Secretary of a military department, even though such land is not under the jurisdiction of the Department of Defense.
(4) State fish and wildlife agency
The term “State fish and wildlife agency” means the one or more agencies of State government that are responsible under State law for managing fish or wildlife resources.
(5) United States
The term “United States” means the States, the District of Columbia, and the territories and possessions of the United States.
(6) Indian tribe
The term “Indian tribe” means any Indian tribe, band, nation, or other organized group or community, including any Alaska Native village or regional or village corporation as defined in or established pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.), which is recognized as eligible for the special programs and services provided by the United States to Indians because of their status as Indians.
Source(Pub. L. 86–797, title I, § 100, as added Pub. L. 105–85, div. B, title XXIX, § 2911,Nov. 18, 1997, 111 Stat. 2021; amended Pub. L. 112–81, div. A, title III, § 312(a)(1),Dec. 31, 2011, 125 Stat. 1351; Pub. L. 112–239, div. A, title III, § 312(b),Jan. 2, 2013, 126 Stat. 1691.)
References in Text
The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, referred to in par. (6), is Pub. L. 92–203, Dec. 18, 1971, 85 Stat. 688, which is classified generally to chapter 33 (§ 1601 et seq.) of Title 43, Public Lands. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 1601 of Title 43 and Tables.
2013—Par. (6). Pub. L. 112–239added par. (6).
2011—Pars. (2) to (5). Pub. L. 112–81added pars. (2) and (3) and redesignated former pars. (2) and (3) as (4) and (5), respectively.
Short Title of 1997 Amendment
Pub. L. 105–85, div. B, title XXIX, § 2901,Nov. 18, 1997, 111 Stat. 2016, provided that: “This title [enacting this section and sections 670e–1 and 670e–2 of this title, amending sections 670a, 670b, 670c, 670c–1, 670f, and 670o of this title, repealing section 670a–1 of this title, and enacting provisions set out as notes under this section and section 670a of this title] may be cited as the ‘Sikes Act Improvement Act of 1997’.”
Short Title of 1978 Amendment
Pub. L. 95–420, § 1,Oct. 5, 1978, 92 Stat. 921, provided: “That this Act [amending sections 670f and 670o of this title] may be cited as the ‘Sikes Act Amendments of 1978’.”