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Title 33Chapter ISubchapter APart 2Subpart A → §2.5

Title 33: Navigation and Navigable Waters
Subpart A—General

§2.5   Specific definitions control.

In cases where a particular statute, regulation, policy or procedure provides a specific jurisdictional definition that differs from the definitions contained in this part, the former definition controls.

Note to §2.5: For example, the definition of “inland waters” in the Inland Navigational Rules Act of 1980 (33 U.S.C. 2003(o)) would control the interpretation of inland navigation rules created under that Act and the “inland waters” definition in 46 CFR 10.103 would control regulations in 46 CFR part 10. Also, in various laws administered and enforced by the Coast Guard, the terms “State” and “United States” are defined to include some or all of the territories and possessions of the United States. The definitions in §§2.36 and 2.38 should be considered as supplementary to these statutory definitions and not as interpretive of them.

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