7 CFR 1409.2 - Definitions.
(a) The term Board means the Board of Directors of Commodity Credit Corporation.
(b) The term Director means an individual who is a member of the Board of Directors of Commodity Credit Corporation and includes the Secretary of Agriculture, who is by statute an ex-officio director and Chairman of the Board.
(c) The term General Counsel means the General Counsel or the Assistant General Counsel of Commodity Credit Corporation.
(d) The term meeting means the deliberations of at least five (quorum) Directors of the Board of Directors of Commodity Credit Corporation where such deliberations determine or result in the joint conduct or disposition of official Board business but shall not include deliberations for:
(1) Closing a portion or portions of a meeting or series of meetings as provided in § 1409.5 (a) and (b) of this part, or
(2) Calling a meeting at a date earlier than announced as provided in paragraph 1409.6(a)(2) of this part; or
(3) Changing the subject matter of a publicly announced meeting as provided in § 1409.6(b) of this part; or
(4) Determining whether or not to withhold from disclosure information pertaining to a meeting or portions of a meeting or series of meetings as provided in § 1409.5(b) of this part.
(e) The term public observation means the right of any member of the public to attend and observe, but not participate or interfere in any way in an open meeting of the Board, within the limits of reasonable and comfortable accommodations made available for such purpose by Commodity Credit Corporation.