42 U.S. Code § 10362 - Definitions

In this section:  [1]
(1) Administrator
The term “Administrator” means the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
(2) Advisory Committee
The term “Advisory Committee” means the National Advisory Committee on Water Information established—
(A) under the Office of Management and Budget Circular 92–01; and
(B) to coordinate water data collection activities.
(3) Assessment program
The term “assessment program” means the water availability and use assessment program established by the Secretary under section 10368 (a) of this title.
(4) Climate division
The term “climate division” means 1 of the 359 divisions in the United States that represents 2 or more regions located within a State that are as climatically homogeneous as possible, as determined by the Administrator.
(5) Commissioner
The term “Commissioner” means the Commissioner of Reclamation.
(6) Director
The term “Director” means the Director of the United States Geological Survey.
(7) Eligible applicant
The term “eligible applicant” means any State, Indian tribe, irrigation district, water district, or other organization with water or power delivery authority.
(8) Federal Power Marketing Administration
The term “Federal Power Marketing Administration” means—
(A) the Bonneville Power Administration;
(B) the Southeastern Power Administration;
(C) the Southwestern Power Administration; and
(D) the Western Area Power Administration.
(9) Hydrologic accounting unit
The term “hydrologic accounting unit” means 1 of the 352 river basin hydrologic accounting units used by the United States Geological Survey.
(10) Indian tribe
The term “Indian tribe” has the meaning given the term in section 450b of title 25.
(11) Major aquifer system
The term “major aquifer system” means a groundwater system that is—
(A) identified as a significant groundwater system by the Director; and
(B) included in the Groundwater Atlas of the United States, published by the United States Geological Survey.
(12) Major reclamation river basin
(A) In general
The term “major reclamation river basin” means each major river system (including tributaries)—
(i) that is located in a service area of the Bureau of Reclamation; and
(ii) at which is located a federally authorized project of the Bureau of Reclamation.
(B) Inclusions
The term “major reclamation river basin” includes—
(i) the Colorado River;
(ii) the Columbia River;
(iii) the Klamath River;
(iv) the Missouri River;
(v) the Rio Grande;
(vi) the Sacramento River;
(vii) the San Joaquin River; and
(viii) the Truckee River.
(13) Non-Federal participant
The term “non-Federal participant” means—
(A) a State, regional, or local authority;
(B) an Indian tribe or tribal organization; or
(C) any other qualifying entity, such as a water conservation district, water conservancy district, or rural water district or association, or a nongovernmental organization.
(14) Panel
The term “panel” means the climate change and water intragovernmental panel established by the Secretary under section 10366 (a) of this title.
(15) Program
The term “program” means the regional integrated sciences and assessments program—
(A) established by the Administrator; and
(B) that is comprised of 8 regional programs that use advances in integrated climate sciences to assist decisionmaking processes.
(16) Secretary
(A) In general
Except as provided in subparagraph (B), the term “Secretary” means the Secretary of the Interior.
(B) Exceptions
The term “Secretary” means—
(i) in the case of sections 10363, 10364, and 10369 of this title, the Secretary of the Interior (acting through the Commissioner); and
(ii) in the case of sections 10367 and 10368 of this title, the Secretary of the Interior (acting through the Director).
(17) Service area
The term “service area” means any area that encompasses a watershed that contains a federally authorized reclamation project that is located in any State or area described in section 391 of title 43.

[1]  So in original. Probably should be a reference to this chapter.


(Pub. L. 111–11, title IX, § 9502,Mar. 30, 2009, 123 Stat. 1330.)


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