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§ 4201.
Definitions
In this chapter:
(1)
Circular economy
The term “circular economy” means an economy that uses a systems-focused approach and involves industrial processes and economic activities that—
(A)
are restorative or regenerative by design;
(B)
enable resources used in such processes and activities to maintain their highest values for as long as possible; and
(C)
aim for the elimination of waste through the superior design of materials, products, and systems (including business models).
(2)
EPA Administrator

The term “EPA Administrator” means the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.

(3)
Indian Tribe

The term “Indian Tribe” has the meaning given the term “Indian tribe” in section 5304 of title 25, without regard to capitalization.

(4)
Interagency Marine Debris Coordinating Committee

The term “Interagency Marine Debris Coordinating Committee” means the Interagency Marine Debris Coordinating Committee established under section 1954 of this title.

(5)
Marine debris

The term “marine debris” has the meaning given that term in section 1956 of this title.

(6)
Marine debris event
The term “marine debris event” means an event or related events that affects or may imminently affect the United States involving—
(A)
marine debris caused by a natural event, including a tsunami, flood, landslide, hurricane, or other natural source;
(B)
distinct, nonrecurring marine debris, including derelict vessel groundings and container spills, that have immediate or long-term impacts on habitats with high ecological, economic, or human-use values; or
(C)
marine debris caused by an intentional or grossly negligent act or acts that causes substantial economic or environmental harm.
(7)
Non-Federal funds
The term “non-Federal funds” means funds provided by—
(A)
a State;
(B)
an Indian Tribe;
(C)
a territory of the United States;
(D)
one or more units of local governments or Tribal organizations (as defined in section 5304 of title 25);
(E)
a foreign government;
(F)
a private for-profit entity;
(G)
a nonprofit organization; or
(H)
a private individual.
(8)
Nonprofit organization

The term “nonprofit organization” means an organization that is described in section 501(c) of title 26 and exempt from tax under section 501(a) of such title.

(9)
Post-consumer materials management
The term “post-consumer materials management” means the systems, operation, supervision, and long-term management of processes and equipment used for post-use material (including packaging, goods, products, and other materials), including—
(A)
collection;
(B)
transport;
(C)
safe disposal of waste that cannot be recovered, reused, recycled, repaired, or refurbished; and
(D)
systems and processes related to post-use materials that can be recovered, reused, recycled, repaired, or refurbished.
(10)
State
The term “State” means—
(A)
a State;
(B)
an Indian Tribe;
(C)
the District of Columbia;
(D)
a territory or possession of the United States; or
(E)
any political subdivision of an entity described in subparagraphs (A) through (D).
(11)
Under Secretary

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

(Pub. L. 116–224, § 2, Dec. 18, 2020, 134 Stat. 1073.)
cite as: 33 USC 4201