16 U.S. Code §7501. Definitions

Section Text

In this chapter:

(1) Coastal county

The term "coastal county" has the meaning given the term by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in the document entitled "NOAA’s List of Coastal Counties for the Bureau of the Census" (or similar successor document).

(2) Coastal State

The term "coastal State" has the meaning given the term "coastal state" in section 1453 of this title.

(3) Foundation

The term "Foundation" means the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation established by section 3701(a) of this title.

(4) Fund

The term "Fund" means the National Oceans and Coastal Security Fund established under section 7503(a) of this title.

(5) Indian tribe

The term "Indian tribe" means any federally recognized Indian tribe.

(6) Administrator

Except as otherwise specifically provided, the term "Administrator" means the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

(7) Tidal shoreline

The term "tidal shoreline" has the meaning given that term pursuant to section 923.110(c)(2)(i) of title 15, Code of Federal Regulations, or a similar successor regulation.

Editorial Notes

SHORT TITLE Pub. L. 114–113, div. O, title IX, §901, Dec. 18, 2015, 129 Stat. 3031, provided that: "This title [enacting this chapter] may be cited as the ‘National Oceans and Coastal Security Act’."


16 U.S.C. § 7501 (2018)