7 U.S. Code § 7702 - Definitions
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In this chapter:
The term “article” means any material or tangible object that could harbor plant pests or noxious weeds.
(2) Biological control organism
The term “biological control organism” means any enemy, antagonist, or competitor used to control a plant pest or noxious weed.
(3) Enter and entry
The terms “enter” and “entry” mean to move into, or the act of movement into, the commerce of the United States.
(4) Export and exportation
The terms “export” and “exportation” mean to move from, or the act of movement from, the United States to any place outside the United States.
(5) Import and importation
The terms “import” and “importation” mean to move into, or the act of movement into, the territorial limits of the United States.
The term “interstate” means—
(7) Interstate commerce
The term “interstate commerce” means trade, traffic, or other commerce—
(A) between a place in a State and a point in another State, or between points within the same State but through any place outside that State; or
(8) Means of conveyance
The term “means of conveyance” means any personal property used for or intended for use for the movement of any other personal property.
(9) Move and related terms
The terms “move”, “moving”, and “movement” mean—
(B) to aid, abet, cause, or induce the carrying, entering, importing, mailing, shipping, or transporting;
(10) Noxious weed
The term “noxious weed” means any plant or plant product that can directly or indirectly injure or cause damage to crops (including nursery stock or plant products), livestock, poultry, or other interests of agriculture, irrigation, navigation, the natural resources of the United States, the public health, or the environment.
The term “permit” means a written or oral authorization, including by electronic methods, by the Secretary to move plants, plant products, biological control organisms, plant pests, noxious weeds, or articles under conditions prescribed by the Secretary.
The term “person” means any individual, partnership, corporation, association, joint venture, or other legal entity.
The term “plant” means any plant (including any plant part) for or capable of propagation, including a tree, a tissue culture, a plantlet culture, pollen, a shrub, a vine, a cutting, a graft, a scion, a bud, a bulb, a root, and a seed.
(14) Plant pest
The term “plant pest” means any living stage of any of the following that can directly or indirectly injure, cause damage to, or cause disease in any plant or plant product:
(15) Plant product
The term “plant product” means—
(A) any flower, fruit, vegetable, root, bulb, seed, or other plant part that is not included in the definition of plant; or
The term “State” means any of the several States of the United States, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, Guam, the Virgin Islands of the United States, or any other territory or possession of the United States.
(18) Systems approach
(19) This chapter
Except when used in this section, the term “this chapter” includes any regulation or order issued by the Secretary under the authority of this chapter.