33 U.S. Code § 3301 - Definitions

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In this chapter, the following definitions apply:
(1) Committee
The term “committee” means the Committee on Levee Safety established by section 3302 (a) of this title.
(2) Inspection
The term “inspection” means an actual inspection of a levee—
(A) to establish the global information system location of the levee;
(B) to determine the general condition of the levee; and
(C) to estimate the number of structures and population at risk and protected by the levee that would be adversely impacted if the levee fails or water levels exceed the height of the levee.
(3) Levee
(A) In general
The term “levee” means an embankment, including floodwalls—
(i) the primary purpose of which is to provide hurricane, storm, and flood protection relating to seasonal high water, storm surges, precipitation, and other weather events; and
(ii) that normally is subject to water loading for only a few days or weeks during a year.
(B) Inclusion
The term includes structures along canals that constrain water flows and are subject to more frequent water loadings but that do not constitute a barrier across a watercourse.
(4) State
The term “State” means—
(A) a State;
(B) the District of Columbia;
(C) the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; and
(D) any other territory or possession of the United States.
(5) State levee safety agency
The term “State levee safety agency” means the agency of a State that has regulatory authority over the safety of any non-Federal levee in the State.
(6) United States
The term “United States”, when used in a geographical sense, means all of the States.


(Pub. L. 110–114, title IX, § 9002,Nov. 8, 2007, 121 Stat. 1288.)
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Pub. L. 110–114, title IX, § 9001,Nov. 8, 2007, 121 Stat. 1288, provided that: “This title [enacting this chapter] may be cited as the ‘National Levee Safety Act of 2007’.”

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