(a) Establishment means the process of site selection, land acquisition, design and planning, earth moving, landscaping, construction, and provision of initial operating equipment necessary to convert a tract of land to an operational veterans cemetery.
(b) Expansion means an increase in the burial capacity or acreage of an existing cemetery through the addition of gravesites and other facilities, such as committal service shelters, crypts (preplaced grave liners), and columbaria, necessary for the functioning of a cemetery.
(c) Improvement means the enhancement of a cemetery through landscaping, construction, or renovation of cemetery infrastructure, such as building expansion and upgrades to roads and irrigation systems, that is not directly related to the development of new gravesites; nonrecurring maintenance; and the addition of other features appropriate to cemeteries.
(d) Establishment, Expansion, and Improvement Project means an undertaking to establish, expand, or improve a site for use as a State-owned veterans cemetery.
(e) Operation and Maintenance Project means a project that assists a State to achieve VA's national shrine standards of appearance in the key cemetery operational areas of cleanliness, height and alignment of headstones and markers, leveling of gravesites, and turf conditions.
(f) Secretary means the Secretary of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.
(g) State means each of the States, Territories, and possessions of the United States, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
(h) State Cemetery Grants Service (SCGS) means the State Cemetery Grants Service within VA's National Cemetery Administration (NCA).
(i) VA means the United States Department of Veterans Affairs or the State Cemetery Grants Service.
(j) Veteran means a person who served in the active military, naval, or air service and who died in line of duty while in service or was discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable.
(Authority: 38 U.S.C. 101, 501, 2408)
Title 38 published on 2012-07-01
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