§ 1951 Purpose
§ 1952 NOAA Marine Debris Program
§ 1953 Coast Guard program
§ 1954 Coordination
§ 1955 Federal information clearinghouse
§ 1956 Definitions
§ 1957 Relationship to Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act
§ 1958 Authorization of appropriations

Terms Used In U.S. Code > Title 33 > Chapter 33A

  • Advice and consent: Under the Constitution, presidential nominations for executive and judicial posts take effect only when confirmed by the Senate, and international treaties become effective only when the Senate approves them by a two-thirds vote.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Department: means the Department of Education or any component thereof. See
  • Deputy Secretary: means the Deputy Secretary of Education. 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.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • office: includes any office, institute, council, unit, organizational entity, or component thereof. See
  • private educational: refer to independent, nonpublic, and private institutions of elementary, secondary, and postsecondary education. See
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of Education. See
  • State: includes the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands. See