(1) United states.— The term “United States” includes all territory and waters, continental or insular, subject to the jurisdiction of the United States.
(2) Territorial waters.— The term “territorial waters of the United States” includes all waters of the territorial sea of the United States as described in Presidential Proclamation 5928 of December 27, 1988.
This Act, referred to in text, means act June 15, 1917, ch. 30, 40 Stat. 217, as amended. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Tables.
Presidential Proclamation 5928 of December 27, 1988, referred to in par. (2), is set out as a note under section
1331 of Title
43, Public Lands.
Section was formerly classified to section
40 of this title. In the original this section defined “United States” as used in act June 15, 1917. Other provisions of that act were contained in sections
42 of this title and certain sections of former Title 18, Criminal Code and Criminal Procedure. The definition of “United States” as used in present provisions derived from those former sections is covered by section
5 of Title
18, Crimes and Criminal Procedure.
2002—Pub. L. 107–295added introductory provisions, designated existing provisions as par. (1), inserted heading, struck out “as used in this Act” before “includes”, and added par. (2).
1979—Pub. L. 96–70struck out “the Canal Zone and” after “this Act includes”.
Effective Date of 1979 Amendment
Amendment by Pub. L. 96–70effective Oct. 1, 1979, see section 3304 ofPub. L. 96–70, set out as an Effective Date note under section
3601 of Title
22, Foreign Relations and Intercourse.
The table below lists the classification updates, since Jan. 3, 2012, for this section. Updates to a broader range of sections may be found at the update page for containing chapter, title, etc.
The most recent Classification Table update that we have noticed was Tuesday, August 13, 2013
An empty table indicates that we see no relevant changes listed in the classification tables. If you suspect that our system may be missing something, please double-check with the Office of the Law Revision Counsel.