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16 U.S. Code § 3502 - Definitions

For purposes of this chapter—
(1) The term “undeveloped coastal barrier” means—
(A) a depositional geologic feature (such as a bay barrier, tombolo, barrier spit, or barrier island) that—
is subject to wave, tidal, and wind energies, and
protects landward aquatic habitats from direct wave attack; and
all associated aquatic habitats, including the adjacent wetlands, marshes, estuaries, inlets, and nearshore waters;
but only if such feature and associated habitats contain few manmade structures and these structures, and man’s activities on such feature and within such habitats, do not significantly impede geomorphic and ecological processes.
The term “Committees” means the Committee on Resources of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Environment and Public Works of the Senate.
(3) The term “financial assistance” means any form of loan, grant, guaranty, insurance, payment, rebate, subsidy, or any other form of direct or indirect Federal assistance other than—
deposit or account insurance for customers of banks, savings and loan associations, credit unions, or similar institutions;
the purchase of mortgages or loans by the Government National Mortgage Association, the Federal National Mortgage Association, or the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation;
assistance for environmental studies, planning, and assessments that are required incident to the issuance of permits or other authorizations under Federal law; and
assistance pursuant to programs entirely unrelated to development, such as any Federal or federally assisted public assistance program or any Federal old-age survivors or disability insurance program.
Such term includes flood insurance described in section 4028 of title 42.
The term “Great Lakes” means Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, Lake Huron, Lake St. Clair, Lake Michigan, and Lake Superior, to the extent that those lakes are subject to the jurisdiction of the United States.
The term “Secretary” means the Secretary of the Interior.
The term “System” means the John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System established by section 3503(a) of this title.
The term “System unit” means any undeveloped coastal barrier, or combination of closely-related undeveloped coastal barriers, included within the John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System established by section 3503 of this title.
Editorial Notes

2000—Par. (2). Pub. L. 106–514, § 4(a)(1), substituted “means the Committee on Resources” for “refers to the Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries”.

Par. (3). Pub. L. 106–514, § 4(a)(2), substituted “Such” for “Effective October 1, 1983, such” in concluding provisions.

1999—Pars. (6), (7). Pub. L. 106–167 substituted “John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System” for “Coastal Barrier Resources System”.

1990—Par. (1). Pub. L. 101–591, § 2(c), in concluding provisions, struck out cl. (i) designation, inserted a period after “processes”, and struck out at end “, and (ii) are not included within the boundaries of an area established under Federal, State, or local law, or held by a qualified organization as defined in section 170(h)(3) of title 26, primarily for wildlife refuge, sanctuary, recreational, or natural resource conservation purposes.”

Par. (1)(A). Pub. L. 101–591, § 2(a), redesignated cls. (ii) and (iii) as (i) and (ii), respectively, and struck out former cl. (i) which read as follows: “consists of unconsolidated sedimentary materials,”.

Par. (6). Pub. L. 101–591, § 2(b)(1), amended par. (6) generally. Prior to amendment, par. (6) read as follows: “The term ‘system maps’ means—

“(A) the maps that are entitled ‘Coastal Barrier Resources System’, numbered A01 through T12 (but excluding maps T02 and T03) and dated September 30, 1982, and the maps numbered T02A and T03A and dated December 8, 1982; and

“(B) the maps prepared under section 3503(b) of this title and any modification to those maps under that section.”

1988—Pars. (4) to (7). Pub. L. 100–707 added pars. (4) and (6) and redesignated former pars. (4) and (5) as (5) and (7), respectively.

1986—Par. (1). Pub. L. 99–514 substituted “Internal Revenue Code of 1986” for “Internal Revenue Code of 1954”, which for purposes of codification was translated as “title 26” thus requiring no change in text.

Par. (3). Pub. L. 99–272 struck out subpar. (A) relating to general revenue-sharing grants made under section 6702 of title 31, and redesignated subpars. (B) to (E) as (A) to (D), respectively.

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Change of Name

Committee on Resources of House of Representatives changed to Committee on Natural Resources of House of Representatives by House Resolution No. 6, One Hundred Tenth Congress, Jan. 5, 2007.

Effective Date of 1986 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 99–272, effective Oct. 18, 1986, see section 14001(e) of Pub. L. 99–272.