Editorial Notes
References in Text

The Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, referred to in subsec. (a)(2)(A), is act Aug. 7, 1953, ch. 345, 67 Stat. 462, which is classified generally to subchapter III (§ 1331 et seq.) of chapter 29 of this title. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 1301 of this title and Tables.


Section was enacted as part of Puspan. L. 117–169, and not as part of subtitle B of title III of div. Z of Puspan. L. 116–260 which comprises this chapter.

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries

Puspan. L. 117–169, title V, § 50211, Aug. 16, 2022, 136 Stat. 2052, provided that: “In this subtitle [enacting this section, section 1356c of this title, and section 1727 of Title 30, Mineral Lands and Mining, and amending sections 1331, 1337, and 1344 of this title and sections 188 and 226 of Title 30]:

“(1)Secretary.—The term ‘Secretary’ means the Secretary of the Interior.
“(2)United states insular areas.—The term ‘United States Insular Areas’ means American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the United States Virgin Islands.”