[USC02] 33 USC 3702: Definitions
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33 USC 3702: Definitions Text contains those laws in effect on October 19, 2019
From Title 33-NAVIGATION AND NAVIGABLE WATERSCHAPTER 50-FEDERAL OCEAN ACIDIFICATION RESEARCH AND MONITORING
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§3702. Definitions

In this chapter:

(1) Ocean acidification

The term "ocean acidification" means the decrease in pH of the Earth's oceans and changes in ocean chemistry caused by chemical inputs from the atmosphere, including carbon dioxide.

(2) Secretary

The term "Secretary" means the Secretary of Commerce, acting through the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

(3) Subcommittee

The term "Subcommittee" means the Joint Subcommittee on Ocean Science and Technology of the National Science and Technology Council.

( Pub. L. 111–11, title XII, §12403, Mar. 30, 2009, 123 Stat. 1437 .)