45 CFR 672.2 - Definitions.
(a) Throughout these rules, words in the singular also include the plural, and words in the masculine gender also include the feminine, and vice versa.
(b)Act means the particular statute authorizing the initiation of the proceeding.
(d)Complainant means any person authorized to issue a complaint on behalf of the Agency to persons alleged to be in violation of the Act. The complainant shall not be the Presiding Officer or any other person who will participate or advise in the decision.
(e)Complaint means a written communication, alleging one or more violations of specific provisions of the Act, Treaties, NSF regulations or a permit promulgated thereunder, issued by the complainant to a person under this subpart.
(f)Consent Agreement means any written document, signed by the parties, containing stipulations or conclusions of fact or law, and a proposed penalty, revocation or suspension of a permit, or other sanction.
(g)Director means the Director of the National Science Foundation (NSF) or his delegatee.
(h)Final Order means (1) an order issued by the Director after an appeal of an initial decision, accelerated decision, a decision to dismiss, or default order, or (2) an initial decision which becomes a final order.
(i)Foundation, Agency, or NSF means the National Science Foundation.
(j)Hearing means a hearing on the record open to the public and conducted under these rules.
(k)Hearing Clerk is the person with whom all pleadings, motions, and other documents required under this subpart are filed.
(l)Initial Decision means the decision issued by the Presiding Officer based upon the official record of the proceedings.
(o)Person includes any individual, partnership, association, corporation, and any trustee, assignee, receiver or legal successor thereof; any organized group of persons whether incorporated or not; and any officer, employee, agent, department, agency or instrumentality of the Federal Government. of any State or local unit of government, or of any foreign government.