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§ 8501.
In this chapter:

The term “seasonal” means the time range between 3 months and 2 years.


The term “State” means a State, a territory, or possession of the United States, including a Commonwealth, or the District of Columbia.


The term “subseasonal” means the time range between 2 weeks and 3 months.

Under Secretary

The term “Under Secretary” means the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere.

Weather industry and weather enterprise

The terms “weather industry” and “weather enterprise” are interchangeable in this chapter, and include individuals and organizations from public, private, and academic sectors that contribute to the research, development, and production of weather forecast products, and primary consumers of these weather forecast products.

(Pub. L. 115–25, § 2, Apr. 18, 2017, 131 Stat. 92.)