33 U.S. Code § 467 - Definitions

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In this subchapter, the following definitions apply:
(1) Administrator
The term “Administrator” means the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
(2) Board
The term “Board” means a National Dam Safety Review Board established under section 467f (f) of this title.
(3) Dam
The term “dam”—
(A) means any artificial barrier that has the ability to impound water, wastewater, or any liquid-borne material, for the purpose of storage or control of water, that—
(i) is 25 feet or more in height from—
(I) the natural bed of the stream channel or watercourse measured at the downstream toe of the barrier; or
(II) if the barrier is not across a stream channel or watercourse, from the lowest elevation of the outside limit of the barrier;
 to the maximum water storage elevation; or
(ii) has an impounding capacity for maximum storage elevation of 50 acre-feet or more; but
(B) does not include—
(i) a levee; or
(ii) a barrier described in subparagraph (A) that—
(I) is 6 feet or less in height regardless of storage capacity; or
(II) has a storage capacity at the maximum water storage elevation that is 15 acre-feet or less regardless of height;
 unless the barrier, because of the location of the barrier or another physical characteristic of the barrier, is likely to pose a significant threat to human life or property if the barrier fails (as determined by the Administrator).
(4) Federal agency
The term “Federal agency” means a Federal agency that designs, finances, constructs, owns, operates, maintains, or regulates the construction, operation, or maintenance of a dam.
(5) Federal Guidelines for Dam Safety
The term “Federal Guidelines for Dam Safety” means the FEMA publication, numbered 93 and dated June 1979, that defines management practices for dam safety at all Federal agencies.
(6) FEMA
The term “FEMA” means the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
(7) Hazard reduction
The term “hazard reduction” means the reduction in the potential consequences to life and property of dam failure.
(8) ICODS
The term “ICODS” means the Interagency Committee on Dam Safety established by section 467e of this title.
(9) Program
The term “Program” means the national dam safety program established under section 467f of this title.
(10) State
The term “State” means each of the several States of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and any other territory or possession of the United States.
(11) State dam safety agency
The term “State dam safety agency” means a State agency that has regulatory authority over the safety of non-Federal dams.
(12) State dam safety program
The term “State dam safety program” means a State dam safety program approved and assisted under section 467f (e) of this title.
(13) United States
The term “United States”, when used in a geographical sense, means all of the States.

Source

(Pub. L. 92–367, § 2, as added Pub. L. 104–303, title II, § 215(c)(4),Oct. 12, 1996, 110 Stat. 3685; amended Pub. L. 107–310, § 3(e)(2),Dec. 2, 2002, 116 Stat. 2451; Pub. L. 113–121, title III, § 3001(a),June 10, 2014, 128 Stat. 1282.)
Prior Provisions

A prior section 467,Pub. L. 92–367, § 1,Aug. 8, 1972, 86 Stat. 506; Pub. L. 99–662, title XII, § 1201(a),Nov. 17, 1986, 100 Stat. 4260, defined term “dam” as used in this subchapter, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 104–303, § 215(c)(1).
A prior section 2 ofPub. L. 92–367was renumbered section 3 by section 215(c)(3) ofPub. L. 104–303and is classified to section 467a of this title.
Amendments

2014—Pub. L. 113–121, § 3001(a)(1), substituted “Administrator” for “Director” wherever appearing.
Par. (1). Pub. L. 113–121, § 3001(a)(2)(B), (C), added par. (1) and redesignated former par. (1) as (2).
Par. (2). Pub. L. 113–121, § 3001(a)(2)(B), redesignated par. (1) as (2). Former par. (2) redesignated (3).
Par. (3). Pub. L. 113–121, § 3001(a)(2)(A), (B), redesignated par. (2) as (3) and struck out former par. (3). Prior to amendment, text read as follows: “The term ‘Administrator’ means the Administrator of FEMA.”
2002—Par. (1). Pub. L. 107–310, § 3(e)(2)(A), substituted “section 467f (f)” for “section 467f (h)”.
Par. (12). Pub. L. 107–310, § 3(e)(2)(B), substituted “section 467f (e)” for “section 467f (f)”.
Short Title of 2006 Amendment

Pub. L. 109–460, § 1(a),Dec. 22, 2006, 120 Stat. 3401, provided that: “This section [amending sections 467d, 467f, and 467j of this title] may be cited as the ‘Dam Safety Act of 2006’.”
Short Title of 2002 Amendment

Pub. L. 107–310, § 1(a),Dec. 2, 2002, 116 Stat. 2450, provided that: “This Act [enacting section 467g–1 of this title and amending this section and sections 467e to 467g and 467h to 467j of this title] may be cited as the ‘Dam Safety and Security Act of 2002’.”
Short Title of 1986 Amendment

Pub. L. 99–662, title XII, § 1206,Nov. 17, 1986, 100 Stat. 4264, provided that: “This title [enacting sections 467f to 467n and 2311 of this title and amending this section and sections 467a and 467b of this title] may be cited as the ‘Dam Safety Act of 1986’.”
Short Title

Pub. L. 92–367, § 1, as added by Pub. L. 104–303, title II, § 215(c)(1),Oct. 12, 1996, 110 Stat. 3685, provided that: “This Act [enacting this subchapter] may be cited as the ‘National Dam Safety Program Act’.”
Transfer of Functions

For transfer of all functions, personnel, assets, components, authorities, grant programs, and liabilities of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, including the functions of the Under Secretary for Federal Emergency Management relating thereto, to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, see section 315 (a)(1) of Title 6, Domestic Security.
For transfer of functions, personnel, assets, and liabilities of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, including the functions of the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency relating thereto, to the Secretary of Homeland Security, and for treatment of related references, see former section 313 (1) andsections 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.
Congressional Statement of Purpose; National Dam Safety Program

Pub. L. 104–303, title II, § 215(a),Oct. 12, 1996, 110 Stat. 3685, provided that: “The purpose of this section [enacting this section and sections 467d to 467j of this title, amending sections 467a to 467c of this title and section 3802 of Title 25, Indians, repealing former sections 467 and 467d to 467m of this title, and enacting provisions set out as notes under this section] is to reduce the risks to life and property from dam failure in the United States through the establishment and maintenance of an effective national dam safety program to bring together the expertise and resources of the Federal and non-Federal communities in achieving national dam safety hazard reduction. It is not the intent of this section to preempt any other Federal or State authorities nor is it the intent of this section to mandate State participation in the grant assistance program to be established under this section.”
Effect on Other Dam Safety Programs

Pub. L. 104–303, title II, § 215(b),Oct. 12, 1996, 110 Stat. 3685, provided that: “Nothing in this section (including the amendments made by this section) [enacting this section and sections 467d to 467j of this title, amending sections 467a to 467c of this title and section 3802 of Title 25, Indians, repealing former sections 467 and 467d to 467m of this title, and enacting provisions set out as notes under this section] shall preempt or otherwise affect any dam safety program of a Federal agency other than the Federal Emergency Management Agency, including any program that regulates, permits, or licenses any activity affecting a dam.”

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