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30 U.S. Code § 1901 - Definitions
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In this chapter:
(3) The term “eligible entity” means—
(6) The term “marine mineral resource” means—
for purposes of this section and sections 1902 through 1905 of this title only, methane hydrate; and
(7) The term “methane hydrate” means—
a methane clathrate that is in the form of a methane-water ice-like crystalline material and is stable and occurs naturally in deep-ocean and permafrost areas; and
other natural gas hydrates found in association with deep-ocean and permafrost deposits of methane hydrate.
2000—Par. (6)(G), (H). Pub. L. 106–193, § 4(1), added subpar. (G) and redesignated former subpar. (G) as (H).
Pars. (7), (8). Pub. L. 106–193, § 4(2), (3), added par. (7) and redesignated former par. (7) as (8).
Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries