2016 US Code
Title 42 - The Public Health and Welfare
Chapter 148 - Windstorm Impact Reduction
Sec. 15702 - Definitions

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Citation 42 U.S.C. § 15702 (2016)
Section Name

§15702. Definitions

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In this chapter:

(1) Director

The term "Director" means the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

(2) Lifelines

The term "lifelines" means public works and utilities, including transportation facilities and infrastructure, oil and gas pipelines, electrical power and communication facilities and infrastructure, and water supply and sewage treatment facilities.

(3) Program

The term "Program" means the National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program established by section 15703(a) of this title.

(4) State

The term "State" means each of the States of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and any other territory or possession of the United States.

(5) Windstorm

The term "windstorm" means any storm with a damaging or destructive wind component, such as a hurricane, tropical storm, northeaster, tornado, or thunderstorm.

Source Credit

(Pub. L. 108–360, title II, §203, Oct. 25, 2004, 118 Stat. 1676; Pub. L. 114–52, §2, Sept. 30, 2015, 129 Stat. 496.)

Editorial Notes


This chapter, referred to in text, was in the original "this title", meaning title II of Pub. L. 108–360, Oct. 25, 2004, 118 Stat. 1675, which is classified principally to this chapter. For complete classification of title II to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 15701 of this title and Tables.


2015—Par. (1). Pub. L. 114–52, §2(a), substituted "Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology" for "Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy".

Par. (2). Pub. L. 114–52, §2(b)(2), added par. (2). Former par. (2) redesignated (3).

Pars. (3), (4). Pub. L. 114–52, §2(b)(1), redesignated pars. (2) and (3) as (3) and (4), respectively. Former par. (4) redesignated (5).

Par. (5). Pub. L. 114–52, §2(b)(1), (c), redesignated par. (4) as (5) and inserted "northeaster," after "tropical storm,".

Publication Title United States Code, 2012 Edition, Supplement 4, Title 42 - THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE
Category Bills and Statutes
Collection United States Code
SuDoc Class Number Y 1.2/5:
Contained Within Title 42 - THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE
Sec. 15702 - Definitions
Contains section 15702
Date 2016
Laws In Effect As Of Date January 6, 2017
Positive Law No
Disposition standard
Statutes at Large References 118 Stat. 1676, 1675
129 Stat. 496
Public Law References Public Law 108-360, Public Law 114-52
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