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33 U.S. Code § 4101 - Definitions

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In this chapter:
(1) Administration

The term “Administration” means the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

(2) Administrator

The term “Administrator” means the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

(3) Cooperative activities of the Administration

The terms [1] “cooperative activities of the Administration” means cooperative activities between the Administration and an external entity, such as the Cooperative Institutes, Sea Grant Colleges, National Estuarine Research Reserves, the National Oceanographic Partnership Program established under chapter 665 of title 10, and regional associations of the Integrated Ocean Observing System.

(4) Data specifications

The term “data specifications” shall refer to the type, resolution, periodicity, and quality of data required by an program of the Administration.

(5) Test or training range
(A) In generalThe term “test or training range” means an area designated for operating unmanned maritime systems and other types of systems for the purpose of—
evaluating the performance of such systems; or
training personnel on operating procedures for such systems.
(B) Inclusions

The term “test or training range” may include specialized fixed or portable instrumentation for the operation of unmanned maritime systems and other types of systems.

(6) Unmanned maritime systems
(A) In generalThe term “unmanned maritime systems” means remotely operated or autonomous vehicles produced by the commercial sector—
designed to function without an on-board human presence; and
that may include associated components such as control and communications, instrumentation, data transmission, and processing systems.
(B) ExamplesThe term “unmanned maritime systems” includes the following:
Unmanned undersea vehicles.
Unmanned surface vehicles.
Autonomous underwater vehicles.
Autonomous surface vehicles.
(C) Treatment of aerial vehicles

The term “unmanned maritime systems” includes unmanned aerial vehicles and autonomous aerial vehicles that are used to address maritime issues to the extent the Administrator determines it is necessary and appropriate to achieve the purposes of this chapter.

[1]  So in original. Probably should be “term”.
Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Short Title

Pub. L. 115–394, § 1(a), Dec. 21, 2018, 132 Stat. 5281, provided that:

“This Act [enacting this chapter] may be cited as the ‘Commercial Engagement Through Ocean Technology Act of 2018’ or the ‘CENOTE Act of 2018’.”