(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;
(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.
For definition of Canal Zone, referred to in par. (7), see section
3602(b) of Title
22, Foreign Relations and Intercourse.
1978—Pub. L. 95–302in 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).
Section 1 ofPub. L. 93–248provided: “That this Act [enacting this chapter] may be cited as the ‘Intervention on the High Seas Act’.”
Transfer of Functions
For transfer of authorities, functions, personnel, and assets of the Coast Guard, including the authorities and functions of the Secretary of Transportation relating thereto, to the Department of Homeland Security, and for treatment of related references, see sections
557 of Title
6, Domestic Security, and the Department of Homeland Security Reorganization Plan of November 25, 2002, as modified, set out as a note under section
542 of Title
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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