31 U.S. Code § 6901 - Definitions

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In this chapter—
(1) “entitlement land” means land owned by the United States Government—
(A) that is in the National Park System or the National Forest System, including wilderness areas and lands described in section 2 of the Act of June 22, 1948 (16 U.S.C. 577d), and section 1 of the Act of June 22, 1956 (16 U.S.C. 577d–1);
(B) the Secretary of the Interior administers through the Bureau of Land Management;
(C) dedicated to the use of the Government for water resource development projects;
(D) on which are located semi-active or inactive installations (except industrial installations) that the Secretary of the Army keeps for mobilization and for reserve component training;
(E) that is a dredge disposal area under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Army;
(F) that is located in the vicinity of Purgatory River Canyon and Pinon Canyon, Colorado, and acquired after December 23, 1981, by the United States Government to expand the Fort Carson military installation;
(G) that is a reserve area (as defined in section 401(g)(3) of the Act of June 15, 1935 (16 U.S.C. 715s (g)(3))); or
(H) acquired by the Secretary of the Interior or the Secretary of Agriculture under section 5 of the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act of 1998 that is not otherwise described in subparagraphs (A) through (G).
(2)
(A) “unit of general local government” means—
(i) a county (or parish), township, borough, or city (other than in Alaska) where the city is independent of any other unit of general local government, that—
(I) is within the class or classes of such political subdivision in a State that the Secretary of the Interior, in his discretion, determines to be the principal provider or providers of governmental services within the State; and
(II) is a unit of general government, as determined by the Secretary of the Interior on the basis of the same principles as were used by the Secretary of Commerce on January 1, 1983, for general statistical purposes;
(ii) any area in Alaska that is within the boundaries of a census area used by the Secretary of Commerce in the decennial census, but that is not included within the boundary of a governmental entity described under clause (i);
(iii) the District of Columbia;
(iv) the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico;
(v) Guam; and
(vi) the Virgin Islands.
(B) the term “governmental services” includes, but is not limited to, those services that relate to public safety, the environment, housing, social services, transportation, and governmental administration.

Source

(Pub. L. 97–258, Sept. 13, 1982, 96 Stat. 1031; Pub. L. 98–63, title I, § 101(1),July 30, 1983, 97 Stat. 323; Pub. L. 100–446, title I, Sept. 27, 1988, 102 Stat. 1775; Pub. L. 103–272, § 4(f)(3),July 5, 1994, 108 Stat. 1364; Pub. L. 104–333, div. I, title X, § 1033(a),Nov. 12, 1996, 110 Stat. 4239; Pub. L. 105–83, title III, § 350,Nov. 14, 1997, 111 Stat. 1607; Pub. L. 105–263, § 5(d),Oct. 19, 1998, 112 Stat. 2348.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised Section Source (U.S. Code) Source (Statutes at Large)
6901(1) (A)–(F) 31:1606(a)(1)–(3), (5), (b). Oct. 20, 1976, Pub. L. 94–565, § 6(a)(1)–(3), (5), (b), (c), 90 Stat. 2665; Dec. 23, 1981, Pub. L. 97–99, § 912(a)(2), 95 Stat. 1387.
31:1606(a)(4). Oct. 20, 1976, Pub. L. 94–565, § 6(a)(4), 90 Stat. 2665; restated Oct. 17, 1978, Pub. L. 95–469, § 3(1), 92 Stat. 1321; Dec. 23, 1981, Pub. L. 97–99, § 912(a)(1), 95 Stat. 1387.
31:1606(a)(6). Oct. 20, 1976, Pub. L. 94–565, 90 Stat. 2662, § 6(a)(6); added Dec. 23, 1981, Pub. L. 97–99, § 912(a)(3), 95 Stat. 1387.
6901(1)(G) 16:715s(h)(1). June 15, 1935, ch. 261, 49 Stat. 378, § 401(h)(1); added Oct. 17, 1978, Pub. L. 95–469, § 1(a)(4), 92 Stat. 1321.
6901(2) 31:1606(c).

In clause (1), before subclause (A), the text of 31:1606(b) is omitted as unnecessary because of the restatement of the source provisions. In subclause (A), the word “and” is substituted for “within each, or any combination thereof” to eliminate unnecessary words. The words “but not limited to” are omitted as surplus. In subclause (D), the words “effective October 1, 1978” are omitted as executed. The words “Secretary of the Army” are substituted for “Army” for consistency. In subclause (E), the words “owned by the United States” are omitted as surplus. The words “Secretary of the Army” are substituted for “Army Corps of Engineers” because of 10:3012. In subclause (F), the word “Government” is added for clarity. In subclause (G), the words “In administering sections 1601 to 1607 of title 31” are omitted as unnecessary. The words “for fiscal years occurring after September 30, 1978” are omitted as executed. Subclause (G) is substituted for 16:715s(h)(1) because of the restatement.
In clause (2), before subclause (A), the word “general” is added for consistency in the title. In subclause (A), the word “parish” is omitted as unnecessary because of 1:2. The word “city” is substituted for “municipality” for consistency in the subtitle. The words “State of” are omitted as surplus. The words “political subdivision of a State” are substituted for “unit of government below the State” for consistency. The words “the basis of” are omitted as surplus. The word “basis” is substituted for “principle” for consistency in the subtitle. The words “Secretary of Commerce” are substituted for “Bureau of the Census”, and the words “general purpose political subdivision of a State” are substituted for “unit of general government”, for consistency. In subclause (B), the words “Such term also includes” are omitted as unnecessary. Subclause (D) is added because of section 502 of the Covenant to Establish a Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands in Political Union with the United States of America.
References in Text

Section 5 of the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act of 1998, referred to in par. (1)(H), is section 5 ofPub. L. 105–263, Oct. 19, 1998, 112 Stat. 2347, subsec. (d) of which amended this section. Subsecs. (a) to (c) ofsection 5, which related to acquisition of certain environmentally sensitive land, are not classified to the Code.
Amendments

1998—Par. (1)(H). Pub. L. 105–263added subpar. (H).
1997—Par. (2)(A)(i). Pub. L. 105–83inserted “(other than in Alaska)” after “borough, or city”.
1996—Par. (2). Pub. L. 104–333amended par. (2) generally. Prior to amendment, par. (2) read as follows: “ ‘unit of general local government’ means:
“(A) a county (or parish), township, borough, or city where the city is independent of any other unit of general local government, that: (i) is within the class or classes of such political subdivisions in a State that the Secretary of the Interior, in his discretion, determines to be the principal provider or providers of governmental services within the State; and (ii) is a unit of general government as determined by the Secretary of the Interior on the basis of the same principles as were used on January 1, 1983, by the Secretary of Commerce for general statistical purposes. The term ‘governmental services’ includes, but is not limited to, those services that relate to public safety, environment, housing, social services, transportation, and governmental administration;
“(B) the District of Columbia;
“(C) the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico;
“(D) Guam; and
“(E) the Virgin Islands.”
1994—Par. (2)(A). Pub. L. 103–272amended Pub. L. 100–446. See 1988 Amendment note below.
1988—Par. (2)(A). Pub. L. 100–446, as amended by Pub. L. 103–272, struck out “existing in Alaska on October 20, 1976” after “township, borough”.
1983—Par. (2). Pub. L. 98–63amended par. (2) generally, substituting in subpar. (A) “a county (or parish), township, borough existing in Alaska on October 20, 1976, or city where the city is independent of any other unit of general local government, that: (i) is within the class or classes of such political subdivisions in a State that the Secretary of the Interior, in his discretion, determines to be the principal provider or providers of governmental services within the State; and (ii) is a unit of general government as determined by the Secretary of the Interior on the basis of the same principles as were used on January 1, 1983, by the Secretary of Commerce for general statistical purposes. The term ‘governmental services’ includes, but is not limited to, those services that relate to public safety, environment, housing, social services, transportation, and governmental administration” for “a county, city, township, borough existing in Alaska on October 20, 1976, or other political subdivision of a State that the Secretary of the Interior, on the same basis that the Secretary of Commerce uses for general statistical purposes, decides is a general purpose political subdivision of a State”; including the District of Columbia in definition; and excluding the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands from definition.
Effective Date of 1994 Amendment

Pub. L. 103–272, § 4(f)(3),July 5, 1994, 108 Stat. 1364, provided that the amendment made by that section is effective Sept. 27, 1988.
Short Title of 1998 Amendment

Pub. L. 105–263, § 1,Oct. 19, 1998, 112 Stat. 2343, provided that: “This Act [amending this section and section 460ccc–1 of Title 16, Conservation] may be cited as the ‘Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act of 1998’.”
Short Title of 1994 Amendment

Pub. L. 103–397, § 1,Oct. 22, 1994, 108 Stat. 4156, provided that: “This Act [amending sections 6902 and 6903 of this title and enacting provisions set out as notes under sections 6902 and 6903 of this title] may be cited as the ‘Payments In Lieu of Taxes Act’.”

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