7 USC 8501 - Definitions

In this chapter:
(1) Brown tree snake 
The term brown tree snake means the species of the snake Boiga irregularis.
(2) Compact of Free Association 
The term Compact of Free Association means the Compacts of Free Association entered into between the United States and the governments of the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of the Marshall Islands, as approved by and contained in Public Law 108188 (117 Stat. 2720; 48 U.S.C. 1921 et seq.), and the Compact of Free Association entered into between the United States and the government of the Republic of Palau, as approved by and contained in Public Law 99658 (100 Stat. 3673; 48 U.S.C. 1931 et seq.).
(3) Freely Associated States 
The term Freely Associated States means the Republic of Palau, the Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands.
(4) Introduction 
The terms introduce and introduction refer to the expansion of the brown tree snake outside of the range where this species is endemic.

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(5) Secretary 
The term Secretary concerned means
(A) the Secretary of the Interior, with respect to matters under the jurisdiction of the Department of the Interior; and
(B) the Secretary of Agriculture, with respect to matters under the jurisdiction of the Department of Agriculture.
(6) Secretaries 
The term Secretaries means both the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture.
(7) Technical Working Group 
The term Technical Working Group means Brown Tree Snake Technical Working Group established under the authority of section 4728 of title 16.
(8) Territorial 
The term territorial, when used to refer to a government, means the Government of Guam, the Government of American Samoa, and the Government of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, as well as autonomous agencies and instrumentalities of such a government.
(9) United States 
The term United States, when used in the geographic sense, means the several States, the District of Colombia,[1] American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, any other possession of the United States, and any waters within the jurisdiction of the United States.
[1] So in original. Probably should be “Columbia,”.