33 U.S. Code § 892 - Definitions

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In this subchapter:
(1) Administrator
The term “Administrator” means the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
(2) Administration
The term “Administration” means the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
(3) Hydrographic data
The term “hydrographic data” means information that—
(A) is acquired through—
(i) hydrographic, bathymetric, photogrammetric, lidar, radar, remote sensing, or shoreline and other ocean- and coastal-related surveying;
(ii) geodetic, geospatial, or geomagnetic measurements;
(iii) tide, water level, and current observations; or
(iv) other methods; and
(B) is used in providing hydrographic services.
(4) Hydrographic services
The term “hydrographic services” means—
(A) the management, maintenance, interpretation, certification, and dissemination of bathymetric, hydrographic, shoreline, geodetic, geospatial, geomagnetic, and tide, water level, and current information, including the production of nautical charts, nautical information databases, and other products derived from hydrographic data;
(B) the development of nautical information systems; and
(C) related activities.
(5) Coast and Geodetic Survey Act
The term “Coast and Geodetic Survey Act” means the Act entitled “An Act to define the functions and duties of the Coast and Geodetic Survey, and for other purposes”, approved August 6, 1947 (33 U.S.C. 883a et seq.).


(Pub. L. 105–384, title III, § 302,Nov. 13, 1998, 112 Stat. 3454; Pub. L. 107–372, title I, § 102,Dec. 19, 2002, 116 Stat. 3079; Pub. L. 110–386, § 2,Oct. 10, 2008, 122 Stat. 4106.)
References in Text

This subchapter, referred to in text, was in the original “this title”, meaning title III of Pub. L. 105–384, Nov. 13, 1998, 112 Stat. 3454, which is classified principally to this subchapter. For complete classification of this title to the Code, see Short Title of 1998 Amendment note set out under section 851 of this title and Tables.
Act of August 6, 1947, referred to in par. (5), is act Aug. 6, 1947, ch. 504, 61 Stat. 787, as amended, which is classified generally to subchapter II of this chapter. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Tables.

2008—Pars. (3) to (5). Pub. L. 110–386, which directed the amendment of section “303 of the Hydrographic Services Improvement Act of 1998 (33 U.S.C. 892)” by adding pars. (3) to (5) and striking out former pars. (3) to (5), was executed to this section, which is section 302 of the Hydrographic Services Improvement Act of 1998, to reflect the probable intent of Congress. Prior to amendment, pars. (3) to (5) defined the terms “hydrographic data”, “hydrographic services”, and “Act of 1947”, respectively.
2002—Par. (3). Pub. L. 107–372, § 102(1), inserted “, geospatial, or geomagnetic” after “geodetic”.
Par. (4). Pub. L. 107–372, § 102(2), inserted “geospatial, geomagnetic,” after “geodetic,”.
Short Title

For short title of this subchapter as the “Hydrographic Services Improvement Act of 1998”, see section 301 ofPub. L. 105–384, set out as a Short Title of 1998 Amendment note under section 851 of this title.

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