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§ 4101.
In this chapter:

The term “Administration” means the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.


The term “Administrator” means the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Cooperative activities of the Administration

The terms 1

1 So in original. Probably should be “term”.
“cooperative activities of the Administration” means cooperative activities between the Administration and an external entity, such as the Cooperative Institutes, Sea Grant Colleges, National Estuarine Research Reserves, the National Oceanographic Partnership Program established under chapter 665 of title 10, and regional associations of the Integrated Ocean Observing System.

Data specifications

The term “data specifications” shall refer to the type, resolution, periodicity, and quality of data required by an program of the Administration.

Test or training range
In general
The term “test or training range” means an area designated for operating unmanned maritime systems and other types of systems for the purpose of—
(i) evaluating the performance of such systems; or
(ii) training personnel on operating procedures for such systems.

The term “test or training range” may include specialized fixed or portable instrumentation for the operation of unmanned maritime systems and other types of systems.

Unmanned maritime systems
In general
The term “unmanned maritime systems” means remotely operated or autonomous vehicles produced by the commercial sector—
(ii) that may include associated components such as control and communications, instrumentation, data transmission, and processing systems.
The term “unmanned maritime systems” includes the following:
(i) Unmanned undersea vehicles.
(ii) Unmanned surface vehicles.
(iii) Autonomous underwater vehicles.
(iv) Autonomous surface vehicles.
Treatment of aerial vehicles

The term “unmanned maritime systems” includes unmanned aerial vehicles and autonomous aerial vehicles that are used to address maritime issues to the extent the Administrator determines it is necessary and appropriate to achieve the purposes of this chapter.

(Pub. L. 115–394, § 2, Dec. 21, 2018, 132 Stat. 5281.)