33 U.S. Code § 3002 - Definitions

(a) Applicability of definitions in title 10
Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, the definitions provided in section 101 of title 10 apply to the provisions of this chapter.
(b) Additional definitions
In this chapter:
(1) Active duty
The term “active duty” means full-time duty in the active service of a uniformed service.
(2) Grade
The term “grade” means a step or degree, in a graduated scale of office or rank, that is established and designated as a grade by law or regulation.
(3) Officer
The term “officer” means an officer of the commissioned corps.
(4) Flag officer
The term “flag officer” means an officer serving in, or having the grade of, vice admiral, rear admiral, or rear admiral (lower half).
(5) Secretary
The term “Secretary” means the Secretary of Commerce.
(6) Administration
The term “Administration” means the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.


(Pub. L. 107–372, title II, § 212,Dec. 19, 2002, 116 Stat. 3082.)
References in Text

This chapter, referred to in text, was in the original “this title”, meaning title II of Pub. L. 107–372, Dec. 19, 2002, 116 Stat. 3082, which is classified principally to this chapter. For complete classification of this title to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 3001 of this title and Tables.
Prior Provisions

Provisions similar to those in this section were contained in section 857–1 of this title prior to repeal by Pub. L. 107–372.

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