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42 U.S. Code § 15702 - Definitions

In this chapter:
(1) Director

The term “Director” means the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

(2) Lifelines

The term “lifelines” means public works and utilities, including transportation facilities and infrastructure, oil and gas pipelines, electrical power and communication facilities and infrastructure, and water supply and sewage treatment facilities.

(3) Program

The term “Program” means the National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program established by section 15703(a) of this title.

(4) State

The term “State” means each of the States of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and any other territory or possession of the United States.

(5) Windstorm

The term “windstorm” means any storm with a damaging or destructive wind component, such as a hurricane, tropical storm, northeaster, tornado, or thunderstorm.

Editorial Notes
References in Text

This chapter, referred to in text, was in the original “this title”, meaning title II of Pub. L. 108–360, Oct. 25, 2004, 118 Stat. 1675, which is classified principally to this chapter. For complete classification of title II to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 15701 of this title and Tables.


2015—Par. (1). Pub. L. 114–52, § 2(a), substituted “Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology” for “Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy”.

Par. (2). Pub. L. 114–52, § 2(b)(2), added par. (2). Former par. (2) redesignated (3).

Pars. (3), (4). Pub. L. 114–52, § 2(b)(1), redesignated pars. (2) and (3) as (3) and (4), respectively. Former par. (4) redesignated (5).

Par. (5). Pub. L. 114–52, § 2(b)(1), (c), redesignated par. (4) as (5) and inserted “northeaster,” after “tropical storm,”.