9 CFR 202.102 - Rule 2: Definitions.
Agency means those divisions and offices of the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (Packers and Stockyards Programs) of the Department which are charged with administration of the Act;
Agency Head means the Administrator, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (Packers and Stockyards Programs) of the Department, or any officer or employee of the Agency to whom authority is lawfully delegated to act for the Administrator;
Complainant means the party who files a complaint and claims reparation, or on whose behalf a complaint is filed and reparation is claimed, in a reparation proceeding;
Department means the United States Department of Agriculture;
Hearing means that part of a reparation proceeding which involves the submission of evidence for the record and means either an oral or a written hearing;
Judicial Officer means the official of the Department delegated authority by the Secretary, pursuant to the Act of April 4, 1940 ( 7 U.S.C. 450c- 450g) and Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1953, to perform the function involved (see 7 CFR 2.35);
Mail means to deposit an item in the United States mail with postage affixed and addressed as necessary to cause it to be delivered to the address shown by ordinary mail, or by certified or registered mail if specified.
Report means the report to the Judicial Officer of the presiding officer's recommended findings of fact and conclusions with respect to all material issues of fact, law or discretion, as well as the reasons or basis therefor, and order, in a reparation proceeding.
Respondent means the party against whom a complaint is filed and reparation is claimed, in a reparation proceeding;