The term “Administrator” means the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
The term “Interagency Committee” means the Interagency Marine Debris Coordinating Committee established under section 1954 of this title.
The term “marine debris” means any persistent solid material that is manufactured or processed and directly or indirectly, intentionally or unintentionally, disposed of or abandoned into the marine environment or the Great Lakes.
The terms “MARPOL”, “Annex V”, and “Convention” have the meaning given those terms under section 1901(a) of this title.
The term “Program” means the Marine Debris Program established under section 1952 of this title.
The term “severe marine debris event” means atypically large amounts of marine debris caused by a natural disaster, including a tsunami, flood, landslide, or hurricane, or other source.