33 U.S. Code § 1471 - Definitions
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As used in this chapter—
(1) “a substance other than convention oil” means those oils, noxious substances, liquefied gases, and radioactive substances—
(2) “convention” means the International Convention Relating to Intervention on the High Seas in Cases of Oil Pollution Casualties, 1969, including annexes thereto;
(5) “ship” means—
(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.
Source(Pub. L. 93–248, § 2,Feb. 5, 1974, 88 Stat. 8; Pub. L. 95–302, § 1(1),June 26, 1978, 92 Stat. 344.)
References in Text
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).
Effective Date of 1978 Amendment
For effective date of amendment by Pub. L. 95–302, see section 2 ofPub. L. 95–302, set out as a note under section 1487 of this title.
Pub. L. 93–248, § 1,Feb. 5, 1974, 88 Stat. 8, provided: “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 468 (b), 551 (d), 552 (d), and 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 6.
Termination of Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands
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