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§ 31b. —  Definitions.



[Laws in effect as of January 24, 2002]
[Document not affected by Public Laws enacted between
  January 24, 2002 and December 19, 2002]
[CITE: 43USC31b]

 
                         TITLE 43--PUBLIC LANDS
 
               CHAPTER 2--UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY
 
Sec. 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

        The term ``education component'' means the education component 
    of the geologic mapping program described in section 31e(d)(3) \1\ 
    of this title.
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                        (5) Federal component

        The term ``Federal component'' means the Federal component of 
    the geologic mapping program described in section 31e(d)(1) \2\ of 
    this title.
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                    (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

        The term ``State component'' means the State component of the 
    geologic mapping program described in section 31e(d)(2) \3\ of this 
    title.
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                             (10) Survey

        The term ``Survey'' means the United States Geological Survey.

(Pub. L. 102-285, Sec. 3, May 18, 1992, 106 Stat. 167; Pub. L. 105-36, 
Sec. 3(a), Aug. 5, 1997, 111 Stat. 1107; Pub. L. 106-148, Sec. 3, Dec. 
9, 1999, 113 Stat. 1719.)


                               Amendments

    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, Sec. 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, Sec. 3(a)(5), inserted heading.
    Par. (2). Pub. L. 105-36, Sec. 3(a)(2), (3), added par. (2). Former 
par. (2) redesignated (3).
    Pars. (3) to (5). Pub. L. 105-36, Sec. 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, Sec. 3(a)(4), added par. (6).
    Par. (7). Pub. L. 105-36, Sec. 3(a)(2), (5), redesignated par. (5) 
as (7) and inserted heading.

                  Section Referred to in Other Sections

    This section is referred to in section 31h of this title.



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