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43 U.S. Code § 1600a - Definitions

The term “Committees” refers to the Committee on Natural Resources of the United States House of Representatives and the Committee on Environment and Public Works and the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the United States Senate.
(b) 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—
general revenue-sharing grants made under section 6702[1] of title 31;
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, plans, 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 also includes flood insurance described in sections [2] 4029(a) and (b) of title 42 on and after the dates on which the provisions of those sections [2] become effective.
The term “Secretary” means the Secretary of the Interior.
The term “water district” means any public agency providing water service, including water districts, county water districts, public utility districts, and irrigation districts.
The term “Floodway” means the Colorado River Floodway established in section 1600c of this title.

[1]  See References in Text note below.

[2]  So in original. Probably should be in the singular.
Editorial Notes
References in Text

Chapter 67 of title 31, including section 6702, referred to in subsec. (b)(1), was repealed by Pub. L. 99–272, title XIV, § 1400(a)(1), Apr. 7, 1986, 100 Stat. 327. See also Codification note below.

The dates on which the provisions of sections 4029(a) and (b) of title 42 become effective, referred to in subsec. (b), is Oct. 8, 1986, the date of enactment of Pub. L. 99–450 which enacted section 4029(a), (b) of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare.


In subsec. (b)(1), “section 6702 of title 31” substituted for “section 102 of the State and Local Fiscal Assistance Amendments of 1972 (31 U.S.C. 1221)” on authority of Pub. L. 97–258, § 4(b), Sept. 13, 1982, 96 Stat. 1067, the first section of which enacted Title 31, Money and Finance.


1994—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 103–437 substituted “Natural Resources” for “Interior and Insular Affairs” before “of the United States House”.