7 U.S. Code § 8901 - Definitions

prev | next
In this chapter:
(1) Agent
The term “agent” means a nuclear, biological, chemical, or radiological substance that causes agricultural disease or the adulteration of products regulated by the Secretary of Agriculture under any provision of law.
(2) Agricultural biosecurity
The term “agricultural biosecurity” means protection from an agent that poses a threat to—
(A) plant or animal health;
(B) public health as it relates to the adulteration of products regulated by the Secretary of Agriculture under any provision of law that is caused by exposure to an agent; or
(C) the environment as it relates to agriculture facilities, farmland, and air and water within the immediate vicinity of an area associated with an agricultural disease or outbreak.
(3) Agricultural countermeasure
The term “agricultural countermeasure”—
(A) means a product, practice, or technology that is intended to enhance or maintain the agricultural biosecurity of the United States; and
(B) does not include a product, practice, or technology used solely in response to a human medical incident or public health emergency not related to agriculture.
(4) Agricultural disease
The term “agricultural disease” has the meaning given the term by the Secretary.
(5) Agricultural disease emergency
The term “agricultural disease emergency” means an incident of agricultural disease that requires prompt action to prevent significant damage to people, plants, or animals.
(6) Agroterrorist act
The term “agroterrorist act” means an act that—
(A) causes or attempts to cause—
(i) damage to agriculture; or
(ii) injury to a person associated with agriculture; and
(B) is committed or appears to be committed with the intent to—
(i) intimidate or coerce a civilian population; or
(ii) disrupt the agricultural industry in order to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion.
(7) Animal
The term “animal” has the meaning given the term in section 8302 of this title.
(8) Department
The term “Department” means the Department of Agriculture.
(9) Development
The term “development” means—
(A) research leading to the identification of products or technologies intended for use as agricultural countermeasures to protect animal health;
(B) the formulation, production, and subsequent modification of those products or technologies;
(C) the conduct of in vitro and in vivo studies;
(D) the conduct of field, efficacy, and safety studies;
(E) the preparation of an application for marketing approval for submission to an applicable agency; or
(F) other actions taken by an applicable agency in a case in which an agricultural countermeasure is procured or used prior to issuance of a license or other form of Federal Government approval.
(10) Plant
The term “plant” has the meaning given the term in section 7702 of this title.
(11) Qualified agricultural countermeasure
The term “qualified agricultural countermeasure” means an agricultural countermeasure that the Secretary, in consultation with the Secretary of Homeland Security, determines to be a priority in order to address an agricultural biosecurity threat.

Source

(Pub. L. 110–234, title XIV, § 14102,May 22, 2008, 122 Stat. 1453; Pub. L. 110–246, § 4(a), title XIV, § 14102,June 18, 2008, 122 Stat. 1664, 2215.)
Codification

Pub. L. 110–234and Pub. L. 110–246enacted identical sections. Pub. L. 110–234was repealed by section 4(a) ofPub. L. 110–246.
Effective Date

Enactment of this chapter and repeal of Pub. L. 110–234by Pub. L. 110–246effective May 22, 2008, the date of enactment of Pub. L. 110–234, see section 4 ofPub. L. 110–246, set out as a note under section 8701 of this title.
Short Title

Pub. L. 110–234, title XIV, § 14101,May 22, 2008, 122 Stat. 1453, and Pub. L. 110–246, § 4(a), title XIV, § 14101,June 18, 2008, 122 Stat. 1664, 2215, provided that: “This subtitle [subtitle B (§§ 14101–14122) of title XIV of Pub. L. 110–246, enacting this chapter] may be cited as the ‘Agricultural Security Improvement Act of 2008’.”
[Pub. L. 110–234and Pub. L. 110–246enacted identical provisions. Pub. L. 110–234was repealed by section 4(a) ofPub. L. 110–246, set out as a note under section 8701 of this title.]
Definition of “Secretary”

“Secretary” as meaning the Secretary of Agriculture, see section 8701 of this title.

The table below lists the classification updates, since Jan. 3, 2012, for this section. Updates to a broader range of sections may be found at the update page for containing chapter, title, etc.

The most recent Classification Table update that we have noticed was Tuesday, August 13, 2013

An empty table indicates that we see no relevant changes listed in the classification tables. If you suspect that our system may be missing something, please double-check with the Office of the Law Revision Counsel.

7 USCDescription of ChangeSession YearPublic LawStatutes at Large

 

LII has no control over and does not endorse any external Internet site that contains links to or references LII.