7 U.S. Code § 6612 - Definitions

As used in this subchapter:
(1) The term “action team” means a rural natural resources and economic diversification action team established by the Secretary pursuant to section 6613 (b) of this title.
(2) The term “economically disadvantaged” means economic hardship due to the loss of jobs or income (labor or proprietor) derived from forestry, the wood products industry, or related commercial enterprises such as recreation and tourism in the national forest.
(3) The term “rural community” means—
(A) any town, township, municipality, or other similar unit of general purpose local government, or any area represented by a not-for-profit corporation or institution organized under State or Federal law to promote broad based economic development, or unit of general purpose local government, as approved by the Secretary, that has a population of not more than 10,000 individuals, is located within a county in which at least 15 percent of the total primary and secondary labor and proprietor income is derived from forestry, wood products, and forest-related industries such as recreation, forage production, and tourism and that is located within the boundary, or within 100 miles of the boundary, of a national forest; or
(B) any county that is not contained within a Metropolitan Statistical Area as defined by the United States Office of Management and Budget, in which at least 15 percent of the total primary and secondary labor and proprietor income is derived from forestry, wood products, and forest-related industries such as recreation, forage production, and tourism and that is located within the boundary, or within 100 miles of the boundary, of a national forest.
(4) The term “Secretary” means the Secretary of Agriculture.

Source

(Pub. L. 101–624, title XXIII, § 2374,Nov. 28, 1990, 104 Stat. 4046; Pub. L. 103–115, Oct. 26, 1993, 107 Stat. 1117; Pub. L. 106–113, div. B, § 1000(a)(3) [title III, § 345(b)], Nov. 29, 1999, 113 Stat. 1535, 1501A–203.)
Amendments

1999—Par. (1). Pub. L. 106–113substituted “natural resources” for “forestry”.
1993—Par. (3). Pub. L. 103–115amended par. (3) generally. Prior to amendment, par. (3) read as follows: “The term ‘rural community’ means—
“(A) any town, township, municipality, or other similar unit of general purpose local government having a population of not more than 10,000 individuals (according to the latest decennial census) that is located in a county where at least 15 percent of the total primary and secondary labor and proprietor income is derived from forestry, wood products, and forest-related industries such as recreation and tourism; or
“(B) any county or similar unit of general purpose local government having a population of not more than 22,550 individuals (according to the latest decennial census) in which at least 15 percent of the total primary and secondary labor and proprietor income is derived from forestry, wood products, and forest-related industries such as recreation and tourism,
that is located within the boundary, or within 100 miles of the boundary, of a national forest.”

 

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