(a)the term “embedded” means firmly affixed in the submerged lands or in coralline formations such that the use of tools of excavation is required in order to move the bottom sediments to gain access to the shipwreck, its cargo, and any part thereof;
(b)the term “National Register” means the National Register of Historic Places maintained by the Secretary of the Interior under section
470a of title
(c)the terms “public lands”, “Indian lands”, and “Indian tribe” have the same meaning given the terms in the Archaeological Resource  Protection Act of 1979 (16 U.S.C. 470aa–470ll);
(d)the term “shipwreck” means a vessel or wreck, its cargo, and other contents;
(e)the term “State” means a State of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and the Northern Mariana Islands; and
(f)the term “submerged lands” means the lands—
(1)that are “lands beneath navigable waters,” as defined in section
1301 of this title;
(2)of Puerto Rico, as described in section
749 of title
(3)of Guam, the Virgin Islands and American Samoa, as described in section
1705 of title
(4)of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, as described in section 801 ofPublic Law 94–241.
 So in original. Probably should be “Resources”.
The Archaeological Resource Protection Act of 1979, referred to in subsec. (c), is Pub. L. 96–95, Oct. 31, 1979, 93 Stat. 721, as amended, which is classified generally to chapter 1B (§ 470aa et seq.) of Title 16, Conservation. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section
470aa of Title
16 and Tables.
Section 801 ofPublic Law 94–241, referred to in subsec. (f)(4), probably means section 801 of the Covenant to Establish a Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands in Political Union with the United States of America, as contained in section 1 ofPub. L. 94–241, Mar. 24, 1976, 90 Stat. 263, which is set out as a note under section
1801 of Title
48, Territories and Insular Possessions.
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