16 U.S. Code § 3839aa–1 - Definitions
In this part:
(1) Eligible land
(A) In general
The term “eligible land” means land on which agricultural commodities, livestock, or forest-related products are produced.
The term “eligible land” includes the following:
(2) Organic system plan
The term “payment” means financial assistance provided to a producer for performing practices under this part, including compensation for—
(A) incurred costs associated with planning, design, materials, equipment, installation, labor, management, maintenance, or training; and
The term “practice” means 1 or more improvements and conservation activities that are consistent with the purposes of the program under this part, as determined by the Secretary, including—
(A) improvements to eligible land of the producer, including—
Source(Pub. L. 99–198, title XII, § 1240A, as added Pub. L. 107–171, title II, § 2301,May 13, 2002, 116 Stat. 253; amended Pub. L. 110–234, title II, § 2502,May 22, 2008, 122 Stat. 1058; Pub. L. 110–246, § 4(a), title II, § 2502,June 18, 2008, 122 Stat. 1664, 1786; Pub. L. 113–79, title II, § 2202,Feb. 7, 2014, 128 Stat. 729.)
References in Text
The Organic Foods Production Act of 1990, referred to in par. (2), is title XXI of Pub. L. 101–624, Nov. 28, 1990, 104 Stat. 3935, which is classified generally to chapter 94 (§ 6501 et seq.) of Title 7, Agriculture. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 6501 of Title 7 and Tables.
Pub. L. 110–234and Pub. L. 110–246made identical amendments to this section. The amendments by Pub. L. 110–234were repealed by section 4(a) ofPub. L. 110–246.
A prior section 3839aa–1,Pub. L. 99–198, title XII, § 1240A, as added Pub. L. 104–127, title III, § 334,Apr. 4, 1996, 110 Stat. 997, related to definitions of terms, prior to the general amendment of this part by Pub. L. 107–171.
2014—Pars. (2) to (6). Pub. L. 113–79redesignated pars. (3) to (6) as (2) to (5), respectively, inserted “established under the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990 (7 U.S.C. 6501 et seq.)” after “national organic program” in par. (2), and struck out former par. (2). Text read as follows: “The term ‘national organic program’ means the national organic program established under the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990 (7 U.S.C. 6501 et. seq.).”
2008—Pub. L. 110–246, § 2502, amended section generally. Prior to amendment, section defined “beginning farmer or rancher”, “eligible land”, “land management practice”, “livestock”, “practice”, and “structural practice”.
Effective Date of 2008 Amendment
Amendment of this section 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 an Effective Date note under section 8701 of Title 7, Agriculture.(ii) by striking subparagraph (B) and inserting the following new subparagraph: (B) Advance payments (i) In general Not more than 50 percent of the amount determined under subparagraph (A) may be provided in advance for the purpose of purchasing materials or contracting. (ii) Return of funds If funds provided in advance are not expended during the 90-day period beginning on the date of receipt of the funds, the funds shall be returned within a reasonable timeframe, as determined by the Secretary.
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