33 USC 1222 - Definitions

As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires
(1) Marine environment means the navigable waters of the United States and the land and resources therein and thereunder; the waters and fishery resources of any area over which the United States asserts exclusive fishery management authority; the seabed and subsoil of the Outer Continental Shelf of the United States, the resources thereof and the waters superjacent thereto; and the recreational, economic, and scenic values of such waters and resources.
(2) Secretary means the Secretary of the department in which the Coast Guard is operating, except that Secretary means the Secretary of Transportation with respect to the application of this chapter to the Saint Lawrence Seaway.
(3) State includes each of the several States of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Canal Zone, Guam, American Samoa, the United States Virgin Islands, the Trust Territories of the Pacific Islands, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas, and any other commonwealth, territory, or possession of the United States.
(4) United States, when used in geographical context, means all the States thereof.
(5) Navigable waters of the United States includes all waters of the territorial sea of the United States as described in Presidential Proclamation No. 5928 of December 27, 1988.