United States Code
USC most recently checked for updates: Aug 24, 2019
The term “Administrator” means the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
The term “canal structure” does not include a barrier across a watercourse.
The term “committee” means the Committee on Levee Safety established by section 3302(a) of this title.
The term “floodplain management” means the operation of a community program of corrective and preventative measures for reducing flood damage.
The term “Indian tribe” has the meaning given the term in section 5304 of title 25.
The term “national levee database” means the levee database established under section 3303 of this title.
The term “participating program” means a levee safety program developed by a State, regional district, or Indian tribe that includes the minimum components necessary for recognition by the Secretary.
The term “regional district” means a subdivision of a State government, or a subdivision of multiple State governments, that is authorized to acquire, construct, operate, and maintain projects for the purpose of flood damage reduction.
The term “rehabilitation” means the repair, replacement, reconstruction, removal of a levee, or reconfiguration of a levee system, including a setback levee, that is carried out to reduce flood risk or meet national levee safety guidelines.
The term “risk” means a measure of the probability and severity of undesirable consequences.
The term “State levee safety agency” means the agency of a State that has regulatory authority over the safety of any non-Federal levee in the State.
The term “United States”, when used in a geographical sense, means all of the States.