7 U.S. Code § 8901 - Definitions
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In this chapter:
The term “agent” means a nuclear, biological, chemical, or radiological substance that causes agricultural disease or the adulteration of products regulated by the Secretary of Agriculture under any provision of law.
(2) Agricultural biosecurity
The term “agricultural biosecurity” means protection from an agent that poses a threat to—
(B) public health as it relates to the adulteration of products regulated by the Secretary of Agriculture under any provision of law that is caused by exposure to an agent; or
(3) Agricultural countermeasure
The term “agricultural countermeasure”—
(A) means a product, practice, or technology that is intended to enhance or maintain the agricultural biosecurity of the United States; and
(4) Agricultural disease
The term “agricultural disease” has the meaning given the term by the Secretary.
(5) Agricultural disease emergency
The term “agricultural disease emergency” means an incident of agricultural disease that requires prompt action to prevent significant damage to people, plants, or animals.
(6) Agroterrorist act
The term “agroterrorist act” means an act that—
(A) causes or attempts to cause—
The term “animal” has the meaning given the term in section 8302 of this title.
The term “development” means—
(A) research leading to the identification of products or technologies intended for use as agricultural countermeasures to protect animal health;
(E) the preparation of an application for marketing approval for submission to an applicable agency; or
The term “plant” has the meaning given the term in section 7702 of this title.
Source(Pub. L. 110–234, title XIV, § 14102,May 22, 2008, 122 Stat. 1453; Pub. L. 110–246, § 4(a), title XIV, § 14102,June 18, 2008, 122 Stat. 1664, 2215.)
Pub. L. 110–234and Pub. L. 110–246enacted identical sections. Pub. L. 110–234was repealed by section 4(a) ofPub. L. 110–246.
Enactment of this chapter 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 a note under section 8701 of this title.
Pub. L. 110–234, title XIV, § 14101,May 22, 2008, 122 Stat. 1453, and Pub. L. 110–246, § 4(a), title XIV, § 14101,June 18, 2008, 122 Stat. 1664, 2215, provided that: “This subtitle [subtitle B (§§ 14101–14122) of title XIV of Pub. L. 110–246, enacting this chapter] may be cited as the ‘Agricultural Security Improvement Act of 2008’.”
[Pub. L. 110–234and Pub. L. 110–246enacted identical provisions. Pub. L. 110–234was repealed by section 4(a) ofPub. L. 110–246, set out as a note under section 8701 of this title.]
Definition of “Secretary”
“Secretary” as meaning the Secretary of Agriculture, see section 8701 of this title.