U.S. waters

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Noun1.U.S. waters - territorial waters included within a distance of 12 nautical miles of the coasts of the United States and its territoriesU.S. waters - territorial waters included within a distance of 12 nautical miles of the coasts of the United States and its territories; "ships operating in United States waters must adhere to United States laws and regulations"
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Department of Justice on December 15 for illegally discharging oily waste into U.S. waters earlier this year.
Mexico City, Ramadan 2, 1436, Jun 19, 2015, SPA -- Mexico says one of its citizens died after a boat carrying Mexican migrants capsized in U.S. waters off Southern California.
The fish, called lionfish, is an invasive species in U.S. waters.
Officials allege that the attackers were armed Mexican pirates, who continued shooting at the surviving wife after she fled back toward U.S. waters.
Under the terms of the law, companies cannot ship oil in any U.S. waters unless they prove they have response and clean-up plans in place and have the manpower and equipment on hand to respond quickly and effectively in the case of another disaster.
The new regulation was issued in response to a 2005 ruling by the Second US Circuit Court of Appeals in New York that said EPA could not require growers to apply for permits merely because they have a "potential to discharge" pollutants to U.S. waters. EPA has replaced that portion of the rule with a new provision that would require permits where there is a "proposal to discharge."
Integrating multiscale observations of U.S. waters.
At an atrazine concentration of 15 parts per billion (ppb), a value permitted in U.S. waters by the Environmental Protection Agency, the mussels were 30 percent less likely to burrow than were mussels kept in clean water.
While the Clean Water Act allows the Corps to regulate development adjacent to navigable waters, wetlands, or tributaries adjacent to navigable U.S. waters, the ambiguous definition of "adjacent" prompted the court to examine how extensively the federal government can restrict development.
According to Rheault, "There are currently in excess of five billion oysters in U.S. waters based solely on what goes to market each year."
Popular both as exotic food and as aquarium fish, their introduction into U.S. waters has the potential to alter fisheries.