43 U.S. Code § 31b. Definitions

In sections 31a to 31h of this title:
(1) Advisory committee

The term “advisory committee” means the advisory committee established under section 31d of this title.

(2) Association

The term “Association” means the Association of American State Geologists.

(3) Director

The term “Director” means the Director of the United States Geological Survey.

(4) Education component
(5) Federal component
(6) Geologic mapping program

The term “geologic mapping program” means the National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program established by section 31c(a) of this title.

(7) Secretary

The term “Secretary” means the Secretary of the Interior.

(8) State

The term “State” includes the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, Guam, and the Virgin Islands.

(9) State component
(10) Survey

The term “Survey” means the United States Geological Survey.

(Pub. L. 102–285, § 3, May 18, 1992, 106 Stat. 167; Pub. L. 105–36, § 3(a), Aug. 5, 1997, 111 Stat. 1107; Pub. L. 106–148, § 3, Dec. 9, 1999, 113 Stat. 1719; Pub. L. 116–9, title V, § 5002(c), Mar. 12, 2019, 133 Stat. 768.)
References in Text

Sections 31a to 31h of this title, referred to in text, was in the original “this Act”, meaning Pub. L. 102–285, known as the National Geologic Mapping Act of 1992, which is classified principally to sections 31a to 31h of this title. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 31a of this title and Tables.

Amendments

2019—Par. (4). Pub. L. 116–9, § 5002(c)(1), substituted “section 31c(d)(3)” for “section 31e(d)(3)”.

Par. (5). Pub. L. 116–9, § 5002(c)(2), substituted “section 31c(d)(1)” for “section 31e(d)(1)”.

Par. (9). Pub. L. 116–9, § 5002(c)(3), substituted “section 31c(d)(2)” for “section 31e(d)(2)”.

1999—Pars. (4) to (10). Pub. L. 106–148 added pars. (4), (5), and (9) and redesignated former pars. (4), (5), (6), and (7) as (6), (7), (8), and (10), respectively.

1997—Pub. L. 105–36, § 3(a)(1), substituted “In sections 31a to 31h of this title:” for “As used in sections 31a to 31h of this title:” in introductory provisions.

Par. (1). Pub. L. 105–36, § 3(a)(5), inserted heading.

Par. (2). Pub. L. 105–36, § 3(a)(2), (3), added par. (2). Former par. (2) redesignated (3).

Pars. (3) to (5). Pub. L. 105–36, § 3(a)(2), (5), redesignated pars. (2) to (4) as (3) to (5), respectively, and inserted headings. Par. (5) redesignated (7).

Par. (6). Pub. L. 105–36, § 3(a)(4), added par. (6).

Par. (7). Pub. L. 105–36, § 3(a)(2), (5), redesignated par. (5) as (7) and inserted heading.