30 USC 1901 - Definitions

In this chapter:
(1) The term contract has the same meaning as procurement contract in section 6303 of title 31.
(2) The term cooperative agreement has the same meaning as in section 6305 of title 31.
(3) The term eligible entity means
(A) a research or educational entity chartered or incorporated under Federal or State law;

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(B) an individual who is a United States citizen; or
(C) a State or regional agency.
(4) The term grant has the same meaning as grant agreement in section 6304 of title 31.
(5) The term in-kind contribution means a noncash contribution provided by a non-Federal entity that directly benefits and is related to a specific project or program. An in-kind contribution may include real property, equipment, supplies, other expendable property, goods, and services.
(6) The term marine mineral resource means
(A) sand and aggregates;
(B) placers;
(C) phosphates;
(D) manganese nodules;
(E) cobalt crusts;

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(F) metal sulfides;
(G) for purposes of this section and sections 1902 through 1905 of this title only, methane hydrate; and
(H) other marine resources that are not
(i) oil and gas;
(ii) fisheries; or
(iii) marine mammals.
(7) The term methane hydrate means
(A) a methane clathrate that is in the form of a methane-water ice-like crystalline material and is stable and occurs naturally in deep-ocean and permafrost areas; and
(B) other natural gas hydrates found in association with deep-ocean and permafrost deposits of methane hydrate.
(8) The term Secretary means the Secretary of the Interior.