When used in sections 10a, 10b, and 10c of this title—
(a) The term “United States”, when used in a geographical sense, includes the United States and any place subject to the jurisdiction thereof;
(b) The terms “public use”, “public building”, and “public work” shall mean use by, public building of, and public work of, the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the Canal Zone, and the Virgin Islands.
(Mar. 3, 1933, ch. 212, title III, §1, 47 Stat. 1520; Proc. No. 2695, eff. July 4, 1946, 11 F.R. 7517, 60 Stat. 1352; Pub. L. 86–70, §43, June 25, 1959, 73 Stat. 151; Pub. L. 86–624, §28, July 12, 1960, 74 Stat. 419; Pub. L. 100–418, title VII, §7005(a), Aug. 23, 1988, 102 Stat. 1552.)
For definition of Canal Zone, referred to in subsec. (b), see section 3602(b) of Title 22, Foreign Relations and Intercourse.
Words “the Philippine Islands” in subsec. (b) of this section were deleted as obsolete in view of recognition of independence of the Philippines by Proc. No. 2695, which was issued pursuant to section 1394 of Title 22, Foreign Relations and Intercourse, and is set out as a note under section 1394.
1988—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 100–418, §§7004, 7005(a), temporarily added subsec. (c) which read as follows: “The term ‘Federal agency’ has the meaning given such term by section 472 of title 40, which includes the Departments of the Army, Navy, and Air Force.” See Termination Date of 1988 Amendment note below.
1960—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 86–624 struck out Hawaii.
1959—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 86–70 struck out Alaska.
Amendment by Pub. L. 100–418 to cease to be effective on Apr. 30, 1996, unless Congress, after reviewing report required by former section 2515(k) of Title 19, Customs Duties, extends such date, see section 7004 of Pub. L. 100–418, set out as an Effective and Termination Dates of 1988 Amendment note under section 10a of this title.
Section 4 of title III of act Mar. 3, 1933, as temporarily renumbered §5 by Pub. L. 100–418, title VII, §7002(1), Aug. 23, 1988, 102 Stat. 1545, provided: “This title [enacting this section and sections 10a and 10b of this title] shall take effect on the date of its enactment [Mar. 3, 1933], but shall not apply to any contract entered into prior to such effective date.”
Section 5 of title III of act Mar. 3, 1933, as temporarily renumbered §6 by Pub. L. 100–418, title VII, §7002(1), Aug. 23, 1988, 102 Stat. 1545, provided: “If any provision of this Act [see Tables for classification], or the application thereof to any person or circumstances, is held invalid, the remainder of the Act, and the application thereof to other persons or circumstances, shall not be affected thereby.”