Subchapter I General Provisions
Subchapter II Prevention of Unintentional Introductions of Nonindigenous Aquatic Species
Subchapter III Prevention and Control of Aquatic Nuisance Species Dispersal
Subchapter IV Authorization of Appropriations
Subchapter V Cooperative Environmental Analyses

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  • aquatic nuisance species: means a nonindigenous species that threatens the diversity or abundance of native species or the ecological stability of infested waters, or commercial, agricultural, aquacultural or recreational activities dependent on such waters. See
  • Assistant Secretary: means the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works). See
  • ballast water: means any water and associated sediments used to manipulate the trim and stability of a vessel. See
  • Baseline: Projection of the receipts, outlays, and other budget amounts that would ensue in the future without any change in existing policy. Baseline projections are used to gauge the extent to which proposed legislation, if enacted into law, would alter current spending and revenue levels.
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Director: means the Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. See
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • exclusive economic zone: means the Exclusive Economic Zone of the United States established by Proclamation Number 5030, dated March 10, 1983, and the equivalent zone of Canada. See
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Great Lakes: means Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, Lake Huron (including Lake St. See
  • Great Lakes region: means the 8 States that border on the Great Lakes. See
  • Indian tribe: means any Indian tribe, band, nation, or other organized group or community, including any Alaska Native village or regional corporation (as defined in or established pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U. See
  • interstate organization: means an entity--

    (A) established by--

    (i) an interstate compact that is approved by Congress. See

  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • nonindigenous species: means any species or other viable biological material that enters an ecosystem beyond its historic range, including any such organism transferred from one country into another. See
  • Outlays: Outlays are payments made (generally through the issuance of checks or disbursement of cash) to liquidate obligations. Outlays during a fiscal year may be for payment of obligations incurred in prior years or in the same year.
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of the department in which the Coast Guard is operating. See
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Task Force: means the Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force established under section 4721 of this title. See
  • Under Secretary: means the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere. See
  • unintentional introduction: means an introduction of nonindigenous species that occurs as the result of activities other than the purposeful or intentional introduction of the species involved, such as the transport of nonindigenous species in ballast or in water used to transport fish, mollusks or crustaceans for aquaculture or other purposes. See
  • vessel: includes every description of watercraft or other artificial contrivance used, or capable of being used, as a means of transportation on water. See
  • waters of the United States: means the navigable waters and the territorial sea of the United States. See