Part 51 Fresh Fruits, Vegetables, and Other Products (Inspection, Certification, and Standards)
Part 52 Processed Fruits and Vegetables, Processed Products Thereof, and Certain Other Processed Food Products
Part 53 Livestock (Grading, Certification, and Standards)
Part 54 Meats, Prepared Meats, and Meat Products (Grading, Certification, and Standards)
Part 56 Voluntary Grading of Shell Eggs
Part 57 Inspection of Eggs (Egg Products Inspection Act)
Part 58 Grading and Inspection, General Specifications for Approved Plants and Standards for Grades of Dairy Products
Part 59 Livestock Mandatory Reporting
Part 60 Country of Origin Labeling for Fish and Shellfish
Part 61 Cottonseed Sold or Offered for Sale for Crushing Purposes (Inspection, Sampling and Certification)
Part 62 Livestock, Meat, and Other Agricultural Commodities (Quality Systems Verification Programs)
Part 63 National Sheep Industry Improvement Center
Part 65 Country of Origin Labeling of Lamb, Chicken, and Goat Meat, Perishable Agricultural Commodities, Macadamia Nuts, Pecans, Peanuts, and Ginseng
Part 66 National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard
Part 70 Voluntary Grading of Poultry Products and Rabbit Products

Terms Used In CFR > Title 7 > Subtitle B > Chapter I > Subchapter C

  • Acceptance service: The service established and conducted under the regulations for the determination and certification or other identification of the compliance of livestock with specifications. See 7 CFR 53.1
  • Access: means providing a copy of a record to, or allowing review of the original record by, the individual or the individual's authorized representative, legal guardian or conservator. See 5 CFR 2100.2
  • Account balance: means the sum of the dollar balances for each source of contributions in each TSP Fund for an individual account. See 5 CFR 1690.1
  • Accrued: means that income is accounted for when earned and expenses are accounted for when incurred. See 5 CFR 1645.1
  • Act: means the applicable provisions of the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (60 Stat. See 7 CFR 51.2
  • Act: The Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (Title II of the act of Congress approved August 14, 1946, 60 Stat. See 7 CFR 53.1
  • Act: means the applicable provisions of the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (60 Stat. See 7 CFR 52.2
  • Act: means the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, as amended (21 U. See 21 CFR 210.3
  • Act: The Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (Title II of the act of Congress approved August 14, 1946, 60 Stat. See 7 CFR 54.1
  • act: The applicable provisions of the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (60 Stat. See 7 CFR 61.2
  • Active ingredient: means any component that is intended to furnish pharmacological activity or other direct effect in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease, or to affect the structure or any function of the body of man or other animals. See 21 CFR 210.3
  • Actual yield: means the quantity that is actually produced at any appropriate phase of manufacture, processing, or packing of a particular drug product. See 21 CFR 210.3
  • Administrative expenses: means expenses described in 5 U. See 5 CFR 1645.1
  • Administrator: The Administrator of the Agricultural Marketing Service, or any officer or employee of the Service, to whom authority has heretofore been delegated, or to whom authority may hereafter be delegated, to act in his stead. See 7 CFR 61.2
  • Administrator: means the Administrator of Agricultural Marketing Service. See 7 CFR 51.2
  • Administrator: The Administrator of the Agricultural Marketing Service, or any officer or employee of the Agricultural Marketing Service to whom authority has heretofore been delegated, or to whom authority may hereafter be delegated, to act in his stead. See 7 CFR 53.1
  • Administrator: The Administrator of the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), or any officer or employee of AMS to whom authority has heretofore been delegated or to whom authority may hereafter be delegated, to act in the Administrator's stead. See 7 CFR 62.000
  • Administrator: means the Administrator of the Agricultural Marketing Service. See 7 CFR 52.2
  • Administrator: The Administrator of the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), or any officer or employee of the AMS to whom authority has been or may be delegated to act in the Administrator's stead. See 7 CFR 54.1
  • Advice and consent: Under the Constitution, presidential nominations for executive and judicial posts take effect only when confirmed by the Senate, and international treaties become effective only when the Senate approves them by a two-thirds vote.
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • agency designee: refers to any employee who has been delegated authority by an instruction or manual issuance issued by a bureau under paragraph (b) of this section to make a determination, give an approval, or take other action required or permitted by this part or part 2635 of this title with respect to another employee. See 5 CFR 3101.101
  • Agency designee: as used in this part and in 5 CFR part 2635 means an employee who has been identified in an instruction or manual issued by an agency under paragraph (c) of this section to make a determination, give an approval, or take other action required or permitted by this part or 5 CFR part 2635 with respect to another employee. See 5 CFR 4601.101
  • Agricultural Marketing Service: means the Agricultural Marketing Service of the Department. See 7 CFR 51.2
  • Agricultural Marketing Service: The Agricultural Marketing Service of the Department. See 7 CFR 53.1
  • Agricultural Marketing Service: The Agricultural Marketing Service of the U. See 7 CFR 62.000
  • Agricultural Marketing Service: The Agricultural Marketing Service of the Department. See 7 CFR 54.1
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Amortization: Paying off a loan by regular installments.
  • Animals: Bison, cattle, goats, sheep, swine, or other species identified by the Administrator. See 7 CFR 54.1
  • Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appeal service: Appeal service is a redetermination of the class, grade, other quality, or compliance of product when the applicant for the appeal service formally challenges the correctness of the original determination. See 7 CFR 54.1
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Applicant: means a person who submits an application, request, or plan required to be approved by the Secretary, or designee thereof, or by a primary recipient, as a condition to eligibility for Federal financial assistance, and application means such an application, request, or plan. See 6 CFR 21.4
  • Applicant: means any interested party who has applied for inspection service under the regulations in this part. See 7 CFR 51.2
  • Applicant: Any person who has applied for service under the regulations. See 7 CFR 53.1
  • Applicant: Any individual or business with financial interest in QSVP services who has applied for service under this part. See 7 CFR 62.000
  • Applicant: means any interested party who requests inspection service under the regulations in this part. See 7 CFR 52.2
  • Applicant: Any person who has applied for service under the regulations. See 7 CFR 54.1
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Approved plant: means any plant in which the facilities, sanitation, and methods of operation have been surveyed and approved for specific product(s) by the Administrator as suitable and adequate for inspection or grading service in accordance with §§52. See 7 CFR 52.2
  • Assessment: A systematic review of the adequacy of program or system documentation, or the review of the completeness of implementation of a documented program or system. See 7 CFR 62.000
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Assistant Attorney General: means the Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, United States Department of Justice. See 1 CFR 457.103
  • Assistant Attorney General: means the Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, United States Department of Justice. See 1 CFR 500.103
  • Assistant Attorney General: means the Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, United States Department of Justice. See 5 CFR 1636.103
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Auditor: Person authorized by the Livestock and Seed Program to conduct official assessments. See 7 CFR 62.000
  • Automobile transporters: Any vehicle combination designed and used specifically for the transport of assembled highway vehicles, including truck camper units. See 23 CFR 658.5
  • Auxiliary aids: means services or devices that enable persons with impaired sensory, manual, or speaking skills to have an equal opportunity to participate in, and enjoy the benefits of, programs or activities conducted by the Department. See 6 CFR 15.3
  • Auxiliary aids: means services or devices that enable persons with impaired sensory, manual, or speaking skills to have an equal opportunity to participate in, and enjoy the benefits of, programs or activities conducted by the agency. See 1 CFR 457.103
  • Auxiliary aids: means services or devices that enable persons with impaired sensory, manual, or speaking skills to have an equal opportunity to participate in, and enjoy the benefits of, programs or activities conducted by the agency. See 1 CFR 500.103
  • Auxiliary aids: means services or devices that enable persons with impaired sensory, manual, or speaking skills to have an equal opportunity to participate in, and enjoy the benefits of, programs or activities conducted by the agency. See 5 CFR 1636.103
  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • Baseline: Projection of the receipts, outlays, and other budget amounts that would ensue in the future without any change in existing policy. Baseline projections are used to gauge the extent to which proposed legislation, if enacted into law, would alter current spending and revenue levels.
  • Basis: means the number of shares of an investment fund upon which the calculation of a share price is based. See 5 CFR 1645.1
  • Batch: means a specific quantity of a drug or other material that is intended to have uniform character and quality, within specified limits, and is produced according to a single manufacturing order during the same cycle of manufacture. See 21 CFR 210.3
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Beneficiary participant: means a spouse beneficiary for whom the TSP maintains a beneficiary participant account pursuant to 5 U. See 5 CFR 1690.1
  • Beneficiary participant account: means an account maintained pursuant to 5 U. See 5 CFR 1690.1
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • Beverage semitrailer: A van-type, drop-frame semitrailer designed and used specifically for the transport and delivery of bottled or canned beverages (i. See 23 CFR 658.5
  • Biosecurity: means a program, including the limiting of visitors on the farm and in poultry houses, maintaining personnel and equipment practices that will protect against cross contamination from one poultry house to another, preventing stray poultry, wild birds, cats, and other animals from entering poultry houses, and not allowing employees to keep birds at home, to ensure that there is no introduction or transfer of Salmonella Enteritidis (SE) onto a farm or among poultry houses. See 21 CFR 118.3
  • Board: means the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board established under 5 U. See 5 CFR 1690.1
  • Boat transporters: Any vehicle combination designed and used specifically to transport assembled boats and boat hulls. See 23 CFR 658.5
  • Branch: The Livestock Market News Branch of the Division. See 7 CFR 53.1
  • Branch: The Audit, Review, and Compliance Branch of the Livestock and Seed Program. See 7 CFR 62.000
  • Branch: The Grading Services Branch of the Division. See 7 CFR 54.1
  • Bridge gross weight formula: The standard specifying the relationship between axle (or groups of axles) spacing and the gross weight that (those) axle(s) may carry expressed by the formula:

    23 CFR 658.5
  • BRS: means the blended retirement system as established by the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2016, Public Law 114-92, secs. See 5 CFR 1690.1
  • Bureau: means each major program operating component of the Department, the Office of the Secretary, the Office of the Solicitor, and the Office of the Inspector General. See 5 CFR 3501.101
  • Business day: means any calendar day for which share prices are calculated. See 5 CFR 1645.1
  • Carcass: The commercially prepared or dressed body of any animal intended for human food. See 7 CFR 54.1
  • Carcass Data Service: The service established and conducted under the regulations to provide producers and other interested persons with data on carcass characteristics. See 7 CFR 54.1
  • Cargo-carrying unit: As used in this part, cargo-carrying unit means any portion of a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) combination (other than a truck tractor) used for the carrying of cargo, including a trailer, semitrailer, or the cargo-carrying section of a single-unit truck. See 23 CFR 658.5
  • Carlot: "Carlot"means any number of containers which contain a product of the same kind located on or unloaded from the same conveyance and available for inspection at the same time and location: Provided, That:

    (1) Product of the same carlot shall be considered to be separate lots whenever the product differs markedly as to quality and/or condition, and such differences are definitely associated with certain brands, varieties, sizes or container markings. See 7 CFR 51.2

  • Case: means the number of containers (cased or uncased) which, by the particular industry are ordinarily packed in a shipping container. See 7 CFR 52.2
  • Caucus: From the Algonquian Indian language, a caucus meant "to meet together." An informal organization of members of the legislature that exists to discuss issues of mutual concern and possibly to perform legislative research and policy planning for its members. There are regional, political or ideological, ethnic, and economic-based caucuses.
  • Certificate of loading: Certificate of loading means a statement, either written or printed, issued pursuant to the regulations in this part, relative to checkloading of a processed product subsequent to inspection thereof. See 7 CFR 52.2
  • Certificate of sampling: means a statement, either written or printed issued pursuant to the regulations in this part, identifying officially drawn samples and may include a description of condition of containers and the condition under which the processed product is stored. See 7 CFR 52.2
  • Certification service: The service established and conducted under the regulations for the determination and certification or other identification of the compliance of products with specifications. See 7 CFR 54.1
  • Chairperson: means the Chairperson of the Council, as appointed by the President, or any person to whom the Council has delegated authority for the matter concerned. See 5 CFR 10001.2
  • Chambers: A judge's office.
  • Chief: The Chief of the Branch, or any officer or employee of the Branch to whom authority has heretofore been delegated, or to whom authority may hereafter be delegated, to act in his stead. See 7 CFR 53.1
  • Chief: The Chief of the ARC Branch, or any officer or employee of the Branch to whom authority has heretofore been delegated, or to whom authority may hereafter be delegated, to act in the Chief's stead. See 7 CFR 62.000
  • Chief: The Chief of the Grading Services Branch, or any officer or employee of the Branch to whom authority has been or may be delegated to act in the Chief's stead. See 7 CFR 54.1
  • Chief Deputy Ethics Official: as used in this part means the persons delegated authority by the DHS DAEO to manage and coordinate the ethics programs within the DHS components pursuant to the DAEO's authority in 5 CFR 2638. See 5 CFR 4601.101
  • Civilian account: means a TSP account to which contributions have been made by or on behalf of a civilian employee. See 5 CFR 1690.1
  • Civilian beneficiary participant account: means a beneficiary participant account that is established with a death benefit payment from a TSP account to which contributions were made by or on behalf of a civilian employee. See 5 CFR 1690.1
  • Class: A subdivision of livestock based on essential physical characteristics that differentiate between major groups of the same kind of species. See 7 CFR 53.1
  • Class: A subdivision of a product based on essential physical characteristics that differentiate between major groups of the same kind of species. See 7 CFR 54.1
  • Class: See "Grade. See 7 CFR 52.2
  • Classes of projects: means either a defined group of projects or all projects to which Federal environmental laws apply. See 23 CFR 773.103
  • Commercial motor vehicle: For purposes of this regulation, a motor vehicle designed or regularly used to carry freight, merchandise, or more than ten passengers, whether loaded or empty, including buses, but not including vehicles used for vanpools, or recreational vehicles operating under their own power. See 23 CFR 658.5
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Complete complaint: means a written statement that contains the complainant's name and address, and describes the Department's alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Department of the nature and date of the alleged violation of section 504. See 6 CFR 15.3
  • Complete complaint: means a written statement that contains the complainant's name and address and describes the agency's alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the agency of the nature and date of the alleged violation of section 504. See 1 CFR 457.103
  • Complete complaint: means a written statement that contains the complainant's name and address and describes the agency's alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the agency of the nature and date of the alleged violation of section 504. See 1 CFR 500.103
  • Complete complaint: means a written statement that contains the complainant's name and address and describes the agency's alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the agency of the nature and date of the alleged violation of section 504. See 5 CFR 1636.103
  • Compliance: Conformity of livestock to the specifications under which the livestock was purchased or sold, with particular reference to the weight, quality or other characterics of livestock. See 7 CFR 53.1
  • Compliance: Conformity of a product to the specifications under which the product was purchased or sold, with particular reference to the quality, cleanliness, state of refrigeration, method of processing, and trim of products. See 7 CFR 54.1
  • Component: means any ingredient intended for use in the manufacture of a drug product, including those that may not appear in such drug product. See 21 CFR 210.3
  • Condition: means the relative degree of soundness of a product which may affect its merchantability and includes those factors which are subject to change and may result from, but not necessarily limited to, age, improper handling, storage or lack of refrigeration. See 7 CFR 51.2
  • Condition: means the degree of soundness of the product which may affect its merchantability and includes, but is not limited to those factors which are subject to change as a result of age, improper preparation and processing, improper packaging, improper storage or improper handling. See 7 CFR 52.2
  • Conformance: A user's quality manual and supporting documentation. See 7 CFR 62.000
  • Contingent beneficiary: Receiver of property or benefits if the first named beneficiary fails to receive any or all of the property or benefits in question before his (her) death.
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Contract research organization: means a person that assumes, as an independent contractor with the sponsor, one or more of the obligations of a sponsor, e. See 21 CFR 511.3
  • Contribution allocation: means the participant's apportionment of his or her future contributions, loan payments, and transfers or rollovers from eligible employer plans or traditional IRAs among the TSP Funds. See 5 CFR 1690.1
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Cooperative agreement: A cooperative agreement between the Agricultural Marketing Service and another Federal agency or a State agency, or other agency, organization or person as specified in the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946, as amended, for conducting the service. See 7 CFR 53.1
  • Cooperative agreement: A cooperative agreement between the Agricultural Marketing Service and another Federal agency or a State agency, or other agency, organization or person as specified in the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946, as amended, for conducting the service. See 7 CFR 54.1
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • cottonseed: as used in this part means the seed, after having been put through the usual and customary process known as cotton ginning, of any cotton produced within the continental United States. See 7 CFR 61.2
  • Council: means the National Council on Disability, established by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U. See 5 CFR 10001.2
  • Counselor: means the DOE's designated agency ethics official or his delegates. See 5 CFR 3301.101
  • Court of competent jurisdiction: means the court of any state, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, or the Virgin Islands, and any Indian court as defined by 25 U. See 5 CFR 1690.1
  • CSRS: means the Civil Service Retirement System established by 5 U. See 5 CFR 1690.1
  • CSRS participant: means any employee or participant covered by CSRS. See 5 CFR 1690.1
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Day: means calendar day, unless otherwise stated. See 5 CFR 1690.1
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Definitions: Unless a term is otherwise defined in this part, the definitions set forth in 5 CFR part 2635 apply to terms used in this part. See 5 CFR 3301.101
  • Department: means the U. See 5 CFR 3501.101
  • Department: means the U. See 7 CFR 51.2
  • Department: The United States Department of Agriculture. See 7 CFR 53.1
  • Department: means the United States Department of Agriculture. See 7 CFR 52.2
  • Department: The United States Department of Agriculture. See 7 CFR 54.1
  • Department: The United States Department of Agriculture. See 7 CFR 61.2
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
  • Deputy Administrator: The Deputy Administrator of the Livestock and Seed Program, or any officer or employee of the Livestock and Seed Program to whom authority has heretofore been delegated, or to whom authority may hereafter be delegated, to act in the Deputy Administrator's stead. See 7 CFR 62.000
  • Deputy Administrator: The Deputy Administrator of the Program, or any other officer or employee of the Program to whom authority has been or may be delegated to act in the Deputy Administrator's stead. See 7 CFR 54.1
  • Deputy Ethics Counselor: means the bureau personnel officer or other qualified headquarters employee who has been delegated responsibility for the operational duties of the Ethics Counselor for the bureau. See 5 CFR 3501.101
  • DHS: means the U. See 6 CFR 3.1
  • Director: The Director of the Cotton Division, or any officer or employee of the Division to whom authority has heretofore been delegated, or to whom authority may hereafter be delegated, to act in his stead. See 7 CFR 61.2
  • Director: The Director of the Division or any officer or employee of the Division to whom authority has heretofore been delegated, or to whom authority may hereafter be delegated, to act in his stead. See 7 CFR 53.1
  • Director: The Director of the Division, or any officer or employee of the Division to whom authority has been or may be delegated to act in the Director's stead. See 7 CFR 54.1
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Dispute: A disagreement as to the true grade of a sample of cottonseed analyzed and graded by a licensed chemist. See 7 CFR 61.2
  • Division: The Cotton Division of the Agricultural Marketing Service. See 7 CFR 61.2
  • Division: Livestock, Poultry, Grain and Seed Division. See 7 CFR 53.1
  • Division: The Quality Assessment Division of the Livestock and Poultry Program. See 7 CFR 54.1
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Drive-away saddlemount vehicle transporter combination: The term drive-away saddlemount vehicle transporter combination means a vehicle combination designed and specifically used to tow up to 3 trucks or truck tractors, each connected by a saddle to the frame or fifth wheel of the forward vehicle of the truck tractor in front of it. See 23 CFR 658.5
  • Dromedary unit: A box, deck, or plate mounted behind the cab and forward of the fifth wheel on the frame of the power unit of a truck tractor-semitrailer combination. See 23 CFR 658.5
  • Drug product: means a finished dosage form, for example, tablet, capsule, solution, etc. See 21 CFR 210.3
  • Electronic funds transfer: The transfer of money between accounts by consumer electronic systems-such as automated teller machines (ATMs) and electronic payment of bills-rather than by check or cash. (Wire transfers, checks, drafts, and paper instruments do not fall into this category.) Source: OCC
  • Eligible employer plan: means a plan qualified under I. See 5 CFR 1690.1
  • Employee contributions: means traditional contributions and Roth contributions. See 5 CFR 1690.1
  • Employing agency: means the organization (or the payroll office that services the organization) that employs an individual eligible to contribute to the TSP and that has authority to make personnel compensation decisions for the individual. See 5 CFR 1690.1
  • Enforcement: means all actions by the State to obtain compliance with size and weight requirements by all vehicles operating on the Interstate System and those roads which, prior to October 1, 1991, were designated as part of the Federal-aid Primary, Federal-aid Secondary, or Federal-aid Urban Systems. See 23 CFR 657.3
  • Entitlement: A Federal program or provision of law that requires payments to any person or unit of government that meets the eligibility criteria established by law. Entitlements constitute a binding obligation on the part of the Federal Government, and eligible recipients have legal recourse if the obligation is not fulfilled. Social Security and veterans' compensation and pensions are examples of entitlement programs.
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Ethics Counselor: means the head of each bureau, except that the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy is the Ethics Counselor for employees within the Office of the Secretary. See 5 CFR 3501.101
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Executive Director: means the Executive Director of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board under 5 U. See 5 CFR 1690.1
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Fabricating: Cutting into wholesale or retail cuts, dicing or grinding. See 7 CFR 54.1
  • facilities: refers to the continuing care retirement communities of the U. See 5 CFR 2100.2
  • Facility: means all or any portion of a building, structure, equipment, road, walk, parking lot, rolling stock, or other conveyance, or other real or personal property. See 6 CFR 15.3
  • Facility: includes all or any part of structures, equipment, or other real or personal property or interests therein, and the provision of facilities includes the construction, expansion, renovation, remodeling, alteration or acquisition of facilities. See 6 CFR 21.4
  • Facility: means all or any portion of buildings, structures, equipment, roads, walks, parking lots, rolling stock or other conveyances, or other real or personal property. See 1 CFR 457.103
  • Facility: means all or any portion of buildings, structures, equipment, roads, walks, parking lots, rolling stock or other conveyances, or other real or personal property. See 1 CFR 500.103
  • Facility: means all or any portion of buildings, structures, equipment, roads, walks, parking lots, rolling stock or other conveyances, or other real or personal property. See 5 CFR 1636.103
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • Farm: means all poultry houses and grounds immediately surrounding the poultry houses covered under a single biosecurity program. See 21 CFR 118.3
  • Federal environmental law: means any Federal law, regulation, or Executive Order (E. See 23 CFR 773.103
  • Federal Meat Inspection: The meat inspection system conducted under the Federal Meat Inspection Act as amended by the Wholesome Meat Act (21 U. See 7 CFR 54.1
  • Federal Reserve System: The central bank of the United States. The Fed, as it is commonly called, regulates the U.S. monetary and financial system. The Federal Reserve System is composed of a central governmental agency in Washington, D.C. (the Board of Governors) and twelve regional Federal Reserve Banks in major cities throughout the United States. Source: OCC
  • Federal-aid Primary System: The Federal-aid Highway System of rural arterials and their extensions into or through urban areas in existence on June 1, 1991, as described in 23 U. See 23 CFR 658.5
  • Federal-State Inspection Agency: means any State agency, business association or trade organization, private firm, or other person or corporation with which the Department has entered into a cooperative agreement for inspection service. See 7 CFR 51.2
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • FERS: means the Federal Employees' Retirement System established by 5 U. See 5 CFR 1690.1
  • FERS participant: means any employee or TSP participant covered by FERS. See 5 CFR 1690.1
  • FERSA: means the Federal Employees' Retirement System Act of 1986 (FERSA), Public Law 99-335, 100 Stat. See 5 CFR 1690.1
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Financially interested person: Any person having a financial interest in the livestock involved, including but not limited to the shipper, receiver, producer, seller, buyer, or carrier of the livestock or products. See 7 CFR 53.1
  • Financially interested person: Any person having a financial interest in the products involved, including but not limited to the shipper, receiver, producer, seller, buyer, or carrier of the products. See 7 CFR 54.1
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Flock: means all laying hens within one poultry house. See 21 CFR 118.3
  • Forfeitures: means amounts forfeited to the TSP pursuant to 5 U. See 5 CFR 1645.1
  • Forgery: The fraudulent signing or alteration of another's name to an instrument such as a deed, mortgage, or check. The intent of the forgery is to deceive or defraud. Source: OCC
  • Former spouse: means (as defined at 5 U. See 5 CFR 1690.1
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Freedom of Information Act: A federal law that mandates that all the records created and kept by federal agencies in the executive branch of government must be open for public inspection and copying. The only exceptions are those records that fall into one of nine exempted categories listed in the statute. Source: OCC
  • Fullmount: A fullmount is a smaller vehicle mounted completely on the frame of either the first or last vehicle in a saddlemount combination. See 23 CFR 658.5
  • Fund: means the Fund described in 5 U. See 5 CFR 1690.1
  • G Fund: means the Government Securities Investment Fund established under 5 U. See 5 CFR 1690.1
  • Garnishment: Generally, garnishment is a court proceeding in which a creditor asks a court to order a third party who owes money to the debtor or otherwise holds assets belonging to the debtor to turn over to the creditor any of the debtor
  • General Counsel: means the Council's principal legal advisor, or his or her designee. See 5 CFR 10001.2
  • General purpose loan: means any TSP loan other than a loan for the purchase or construction of a primary residence. See 5 CFR 1655.1
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Grade: means a class or rank of quality. See 7 CFR 51.2
  • Grade: (1) As a noun, this term means an important commercial subdivision of livestock based on certain definite and preference determining factors, such as, but not limited to, conformation, finish, and muscling in livestock. See 7 CFR 53.1
  • Grade: (1) As a noun, this term means an important commercial subdivision of a product based on certain definite and preference determining factors, such as, but not limited to, conformation, finish, and quality in meats. See 7 CFR 54.1
  • grader: means any employee of the Department authorized by the Secretary or any other person licensed by the Secretary to investigate, sample, inspect, and certify in accordance with the regulations in this part to any interested party the class, quality and condition of processed products covered in this part and to perform related duties in connection with the inspection service. See 7 CFR 52.2
  • Grading service: The service established and conducted under the regulations for the determination and certification or other identification of the class, grade, or other quality of livestock under standards. See 7 CFR 53.1
  • Grading Service: The service established and conducted under the regulations for the determination and certification or other identification of the class, grade, or other quality of products under standards. See 7 CFR 54.1
  • Grantor: The person who establishes a trust and places property into it.
  • Group: means all laying hens of the same age within one poultry house. See 21 CFR 118.3
  • Guaranteed funds: means a cashier's check, money order, certified check (i. See 5 CFR 1655.1
  • Guarantor: A party who agrees to be responsible for the payment of another party's debts should that party default. Source: OCC
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Habeas corpus: A writ that is usually used to bring a prisoner before the court to determine the legality of his imprisonment. It may also be used to bring a person in custody before the court to give testimony, or to be prosecuted.
  • Handicapped person: means any person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, has a record of such an impairment, or is regarded as having such an impairment. See 1 CFR 457.103
  • Handicapped person: means any person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, has a record of such an impairment, or is regarded as having such an impairment. See 1 CFR 500.103
  • Has a record of such an impairment: means has a history of, or has been misclassified as having, a mental or physical impairment that substantially limits one or more of the individual's major life activities. See 6 CFR 15.3
  • Has a record of such an impairment: means has a history of, or has been misclassified as having, a mental or physical impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities. See 1 CFR 457.103
  • Has a record of such an impairment: means has a history of, or has been misclassified as having, a mental or physical impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities. See 1 CFR 500.103
  • Has a record of such an impairment: means has a history of, or has been misclassified as having, a mental or physical impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities. See 5 CFR 1636.103
  • Hatch Act: Outside employment does not include activities otherwise permissible by the Hatch Act and related regulations relating to partisan political activities. See 5 CFR 4601.101
  • Highway project: means any undertaking that is eligible for financial assistance under title 23 U. See 23 CFR 773.103
  • Historic preservation programs: means programs conducted by the agency that have preservation of historic properties as a primary purpose. See 1 CFR 457.103
  • Historic preservation programs: means programs conducted by the agency that have preservation of historic properties as a primary purpose. See 1 CFR 500.103
  • Historic preservation programs: means programs conducted by the agency that have preservation of historic properties as a primary purpose. See 5 CFR 1636.103
  • Historic properties: means those properties that are listed or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places or properties designated as historic under a statute of the appropriate State or local government body. See 1 CFR 457.103
  • Historic properties: means those properties that are listed or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places or properties designated as historic under a statute of the appropriate State or local government body. See 1 CFR 500.103
  • Historic properties: means those properties that are listed or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places or properties designated as historic under a statute of the appropriate State or local government body. See 5 CFR 1636.103
  • In-service withdrawal request: means a properly completed withdrawal election for either an age-based in-service withdrawal or a financial hardship in-service withdrawal, on any form required by the TSP, together with the supporting documentation required by the application. See 5 CFR 1690.1
  • individual account: means the account established for a participant in the Thrift Savings Plan under 5 U. See 5 CFR 1690.1
  • Individual with a disability: means any person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the individual's major life activities, has a record of such an impairment, or is regarded as having such an impairment. See 6 CFR 15.3
  • Individual with handicaps: means any person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, has a record of such an impairment, or is regarded as having such an impairment. See 5 CFR 1636.103
  • Induced molting: means molting that is artificially initiated. See 21 CFR 118.3
  • Inspection certificate: means a statement, either written or printed, issued pursuant to the regulations in this part, setting forth in addition to appropriate descriptive information relative to a processed product, and the container thereof, the quality and condition, or any part thereof, of the product and may include a description of the conditions under which the product is stored. See 7 CFR 52.2
  • Inspection service: means :

    (1) The Service established and conducted under the regulations in this part for the determination and certification or other identification as to the grade, the quality and/or condition of fresh fruits or vegetables and related products including the condition of container. See 7 CFR 51.2

  • Inspection service: (See Inspection service, general below. See 7 CFR 52.2
  • Inspector: means any employee of the Department authorized by the Secretary or any other person licensed by the Secretary, to investigate, sample, inspect, and certify, in accordance with the regulations in this part, to any interested party the quality, quantity and/or condition of any fresh product covered in this part, and to perform related duties in connection with the inspection service. See 7 CFR 51.2
  • Inspector in Charge: means any inspector designated on a plant working shift or in a field office laboratory as the inspector in charge of the inspection work when authorized by the Administrator to act in that capacity. See 7 CFR 52.2
  • Interest rate: The amount paid by a borrower to a lender in exchange for the use of the lender's money for a certain period of time. Interest is paid on loans or on debt instruments, such as notes or bonds, either at regular intervals or as part of a lump sum payment when the issue matures. Source: OCC
  • Interested party: means any person who has a financial interest in the product for which inspection is requested. See 7 CFR 51.2
  • Interested party: means any person who has a financial interest in the commodity involved. See 7 CFR 52.2
  • Interrogatories: Written questions asked by one party of an opposing party, who must answer them in writing under oath; a discovery device in a lawsuit.
  • Interstate System: The National System of Interstate and Defense Highways described in sections 103(e) and 139(a) of Title 23, U. See 23 CFR 658.5
  • Investigator: means an individual who actually conducts a clinical investigation (i. See 21 CFR 511.3
  • Irrevocable trust: A trust arrangement that cannot be revoked, rescinded, or repealed by the grantor.
  • Joint committee: Committees including membership from both houses of teh legislature. Joint committees are usually established with narrow jurisdictions and normally lack authority to report legislation.
  • Judgement: The official decision of a court finally determining the respective rights and claims of the parties to a suit.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lawsuit: A legal action started by a plaintiff against a defendant based on a complaint that the defendant failed to perform a legal duty, resulting in harm to the plaintiff.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Legal Holiday: Those days designated as legal public holidays in title 5, United States Code, section 6103(a). See 7 CFR 54.1
  • License: A license issued under the act by the Secretary. See 7 CFR 61.2
  • Licensed cottonseed chemist: A person licensed under the act by the Secretary to make quantitative and qualitative chemical analyses of samples of cottonseed according to the methods prescribed by the Science Division Director of the Agricultural Marketing Service and to certificate the grade according to the official cottonseed standards of the United States. See 7 CFR 61.2
  • Licensed cottonseed sampler: A person licensed by the Secretary to draw and to certificate the authenticity of samples of cottonseed in accordance with the regulations in this subpart. See 7 CFR 61.2
  • Licensed sampler: means any person who is authorized by the Secretary to draw samples of processed products for inspection service, to inspect for identification and condition of containers in a lot, and may, when authorized by the Administrator, perform related services under the act and the regulations in this part. See 7 CFR 52.2
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Livestock: Cattle, sheep, swine, or goats. See 7 CFR 53.1
  • Livestock: Bovine, ovine, porcine, caprine, bison or class of Osteichthyes. See 7 CFR 62.000
  • Loan issue date: means the date on which the TSP record keeper disburses funds from the participant's account for the loan amount. See 5 CFR 1655.1
  • Lot: That parcel or quantity of cottonseed offered for sale or tendered for delivery or delivered on a sale or contract of sale, in freight cars, trucks, wagons, or otherwise in the quantities and within the time limits prescribed from time to time by the Director for the drawing and preparation of official samples by licensed cottonseed samplers. See 7 CFR 61.2
  • Lot: means a batch, or a specific identified portion of a batch, having uniform character and quality within specified limits. See 21 CFR 210.3
  • Lot: Lot means any number of containers of the same size and type which contain a processed product of the same type and style located in the same warehouse or conveyance, and which is available for inspection service at any time: Provided, that the number of containers comprising lot may not exceed the maximum number specified in the sampling plans in §52. See 7 CFR 52.2
  • Lot inspection: means the inspection and grading of specific lots of processed fruits and vegetables which are located in plant warehouses, commercial storage, railway cars, trucks, or any other conveyance or storage facility. See 7 CFR 52.2
  • Major life activities: includes functions such as caring for one's self, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, and working. See 6 CFR 15.3
  • Major life activities: includes functions such as caring for one's self, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, and working. See 1 CFR 457.103
  • Major life activities: includes functions such as caring for one's self, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, and working. See 1 CFR 500.103
  • Major life activities: include functions such as caring for one's self, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, and working. See 5 CFR 1636.103
  • Maxi-cube vehicle: A maxi-cube vehicle is a combination vehicle consisting of a power unit and a trailing unit, both of which are designed to carry cargo. See 23 CFR 658.5
  • Meat: The edible part of the muscle of an animal, which is skeletal, or which is found in the tongue, in the diaphragm, in the heart, or in the esophagus, and which is intended for human food, with or without the accompanying and overlying fat and the portions of bone, skin, sinew, nerve, and blood vessels which normally accompany the muscle tissue and which are not separated from it in the process of dressing. See 7 CFR 54.1
  • Meat by-products: Any part capable of use as human food, other than meat, which has been derived from one or more cattle, sheep, swine, or goats. See 7 CFR 54.1
  • Meat food products: Any articles intended for human food (other than meat, prepared meats, and meat by-products) which are derived or prepared in whole or in substantial and definite part, from any portion of any animal, except such articles as organotherapeutic substances, meat juice, meat extract, and the like, which are only for medicinal purposes and are advertised only to the medical profession. See 7 CFR 54.1
  • medicated feed: means any Type B or Type C medicated feed as defined in §558. See 21 CFR 210.3
  • Military service: Outside employment does not include state or Federal military service protected by the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act. See 5 CFR 4601.101
  • Military service: means service that is creditable under 37 U. See 5 CFR 1603.1
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Molting: means a life stage during which hens stop laying eggs and shed their feathers. See 21 CFR 118.3
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Mortgage loan: A loan made by a lender to a borrower for the financing of real property. Source: OCC
  • Mortgagee: The person to whom property is mortgaged and who has loaned the money.
  • Motor carrier of passengers: As used in this part, a motor carrier of passengers is a common, contract, or private carrier using a bus to provide commercial transportation of passengers. See 23 CFR 658.5
  • National Bank: A bank that is subject to the supervision of the Comptroller of the Currency. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is a bureau of the U.S. Treasury Department. A national bank can be recognized because it must have "national" or "national association" in its name. Source: OCC
  • National Credit Union Administration: The federal regulatory agency that charters and supervises federal credit unions. (NCUA also administers the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund, which insures the deposits of federal credit unions.) Source: OCC
  • NEPA: means the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U. See 23 CFR 773.103
  • nondivisible: means any load or vehicle exceeding applicable length or weight limits which, if separated into smaller loads or vehicles, would:

    (i) Compromise the intended use of the vehicle, i. See 23 CFR 658.5

  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Office of grading: The office of an official grader. See 7 CFR 54.1
  • Official cottonseed standards: The official standards of the United States for the grading, sampling, and analyzing of cottonseed sold or offered for sale for crushing purposes. See 7 CFR 61.2
  • Official grader: An employee of the Department or other person authorized by the Department to determine and certify or otherwise identify the class, grade, other quality, or compliance of livestock under the regulations. See 7 CFR 53.1
  • Official grader: An employee of the Department or other person authorized by the Department to determine and certify or otherwise identify the class, grade, other quality, or compliance of products under the regulations. See 7 CFR 54.1
  • Official mark: Official mark or other official identification means any form of mark or other identification, used under the regulations to show the conformance of products with applicable program requirements, or to maintain the identity of products for which service is provided under the regulations. See 7 CFR 62.000
  • Official sample: A specimen of cottonseed drawn and prepared by a licensed cottonseed sampler and certified by him as representative of a certain identified lot, in accordance with the regulations in this subpart. See 7 CFR 61.2
  • Official standards: Official standards refer to the United States Standards for Grades of Carcass Beef. See 7 CFR 54.1
  • Operating Administration: means any agency established within the DOT, including the Federal Aviation Administration, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Federal Transit Administration (FTA), Maritime Administration, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Office of the Secretary of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, and Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation. See 23 CFR 773.103
  • Oral argument: An opportunity for lawyers to summarize their position before the court and also to answer the judges' questions.
  • Other processed food products: Among such other processed food products are the following: Honey. See 7 CFR 52.2
  • Other products: Among such other products are the following: Raw nuts, Christmas trees and evergreens. See 7 CFR 51.2
  • Outside employment or activity: as used in this part means any form of non-Federal employment, business activity, business relationship, or other covered activity as identified in this section, involving the provision of personal services by the employee, whether or not for compensation. See 5 CFR 4601.101
  • Over-the-road bus: The term over-the-road bus means a bus characterized by an elevated passenger deck located over a baggage compartment, and typically operating on the Interstate System or roads previously designated as making up the Federal-aid Primary System. See 23 CFR 658.5
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Packing plant: means the premises, buildings, structures, and equipment including but not limited to, machines, utensils, fixtures, employed or used with respect to preparation and packing the product. See 7 CFR 51.2
  • participant: means any person with an account (other than a beneficiary participant account) in the Thrift Savings Plan or who would have an account (other than a beneficiary account) but for an employing agency error. See 5 CFR 1690.1
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Party: A party to a dispute. See 7 CFR 61.2
  • Person: means any individual, partnership, association, business trust, corporation, any organized group of persons (whether incorporated or not), the United States (including, but not limited to, any corporate agencies thereof), and any State, county, or municipal government, any common carrier, and any authorized agent of any of the foregoing. See 7 CFR 51.2
  • Person: Any individual, partnership, corporation, or other legal entity, or Government agency. See 7 CFR 53.1
  • Person: means any individual, partnership, association, business trust, corporation, any organized group of persons (whether incorporated or not), the United States (including, but not limited to, any corporate agencies thereof), any State, county, or municipal government, any common carrier, and any authorized agent of any of the foregoing. See 7 CFR 52.2
  • Person: Any individual, partnership, corporation, or other legal entity, or Government agency. See 7 CFR 54.1
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Pest: means any objectionable animal including, but not limited to, rodents, flies, and larvae. See 21 CFR 118.3
  • physical or mental impairment: includes , but is not limited to, such diseases and conditions as orthopedic, visual, speech, and hearing impairments, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, cancer, heart disease, diabetes, mental retardation, emotional illness, and drug addiction and alcoholism. See 1 CFR 457.103
  • physical or mental impairment: includes , but is not limited to, such diseases and conditions as orthopedic, visual, speech, and hearing impairments, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, cancer, heart disease, diabetes, mental retardation, emotional illness, HIV disease (whether symptomatic or asymptomatic), and drug addiction and alcoholism. See 5 CFR 1636.103
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Plan: means the Thrift Savings Plan established under subchapters III and VII of the Federal Employees' Retirement System Act of 1986, 5 U. See 5 CFR 1690.1
  • Plant: means the premises, buildings, structure, and equipment (including, but not being limited to machines, utensils, vehicles, and fixtures located in or about the premises) used or employed in the preparation, processing, handling, transporting and storage of fruits and vegetables, or the processed products thereof. See 7 CFR 52.2
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • Positive flock: means a flock that has had an egg test that was positive for SE. See 21 CFR 118.3
  • Positive poultry house: means a poultry house from which there has been an environmental test that was positive for SE at any time during the life of a group in the poultry house until that house is cleaned and disinfected according to §118. See 21 CFR 118.3
  • Poultry house: means a building, other structure, or separate section within a structure used to house poultry. See 21 CFR 118.3
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
  • Prepared meats: The products intended for human food which are obtained by subjecting meat to drying, curing, smoking, cooking, grinding, seasoning, or flavoring, or to any combination of such procedures, and to which no considerable quantity of any substance other than meat or meat byproducts has been added. See 7 CFR 54.1
  • Presiding officer: A majority-party Senator who presides over the Senate and is charged with maintaining order and decorum, recognizing Members to speak, and interpreting the Senate's rules, practices and precedents.
  • Primary recipient: means any recipient that is authorized or required to extend Federal financial assistance to another recipient. See 6 CFR 21.4
  • principal amount: means the amount borrowed by a participant from his or her individual account, or, after reamortization, the amount financed. See 5 CFR 1655.1
  • Privacy Act: means the Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U. See 5 CFR 10001.2
  • Privacy Act Officer: means the person designated by the Council to be responsible for the day-to-day administration of the Privacy Act, currently delegated to the Council's Management Analyst. See 5 CFR 10001.2
  • Pro se: A Latin term meaning "on one's own behalf"; in courts, it refers to persons who present their own cases without lawyers.
  • Processed product: means any fruit, vegetable, or other food product covered under the regulations in this part which has been preserved by any recognized commercial process, including, but not limited to canning, freezing, dehydrating, drying, the addition of chemical substances, or by fermentation. See 7 CFR 52.2
  • Processing: Drying, curing, smoking, cooking, seasoning, or flavoring or any combination of such processes, with or without fabricating. See 7 CFR 54.1
  • Producer: means a person who owns and/or operates a poultry house containing laying hens which produce shell eggs for human consumption. See 21 CFR 118.3
  • Products: Includes all agricultural commodities and services within the scope of the Livestock and Seed Program This includes livestock, meat, meat products, seed, feedstuffs, as well as processes involving the production of these products, agricultural product data storage, product traceability and identification. See 7 CFR 62.000
  • Products: Meats, prepared meats, meat by-products, or meat food products. See 7 CFR 54.1
  • Program: means the "Surface Transportation Project Delivery Program" established under 23 U. See 23 CFR 773.103
  • Program: The Livestock and Poultry Program of the Agricultural Marketing Service. See 7 CFR 54.1
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Public transportation project: means a capital project or operating assistance for "public transportation" as defined in chapter 53 of title 49 U. See 23 CFR 773.103
  • Quality: means the combination of the inherent properties or attributes of a product which determines its relative degree of excellence. See 7 CFR 51.2
  • Quality: means the inherent properties of any processed product which determine the relative degree of excellence of such product, and includes the effects of preparation and processing, and may or may not include the effects of packing media, or added ingredients. See 7 CFR 52.2
  • Quality: A combination of the inherent properties of a product which determines its relative degree of excellence. See 7 CFR 54.1
  • Quality grade: A designation based on those characteristics of meat which predict the palatability characteristics of the lean. See 7 CFR 54.1
  • Quality Manual: A collection of documents that describe the applicant's quality management system, as it applies to the requested service. See 7 CFR 62.000
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Railroad project: means any undertaking eligible for financial assistance from FRA to construct (including initial construction, reconstruction, replacement, rehabilitation, restoration, or other improvements) a railroad, as that term is defined in 49 U. See 23 CFR 773.103
  • Ready Reserve: means those members of the uniformed services described at 10 U. See 5 CFR 1690.1
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Reamortization: means the recalculation of periodic payments of principal and interest. See 5 CFR 1655.1
  • Recess: A temporary interruption of the legislative business.
  • Regulations: means the regulations in this subpart. See 7 CFR 51.2
  • Regulations: The regulations in this subpart. See 7 CFR 53.1
  • Regulations: The regulations in this part. See 7 CFR 62.000
  • regulations: The regulations in this subpart. See 7 CFR 54.1
  • Regulations: Regulations mean the provisions in this subpart. See 7 CFR 61.2
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Remand: When an appellate court sends a case back to a lower court for further proceedings.
  • Reporter: Makes a record of court proceedings and prepares a transcript, and also publishes the court's opinions or decisions (in the courts of appeals).
  • Residential loan: means a TSP loan for the purchase or construction of a primary residence. See 5 CFR 1655.1
  • Revocable trust: A trust agreement that can be canceled, rescinded, revoked, or repealed by the grantor (person who establishes the trust).
  • Roth balance: means the sum of:

    (1) Roth contributions and associated earnings. See 5 CFR 1690.1

  • Roth IRA: means an individual retirement plan described in Internal Revenue Code section 408A (26 U. See 5 CFR 1690.1
  • Rulemaking petition: means a petition to issue, amend, or repeal a rule, as described at 5 U. See 6 CFR 3.1
  • Saddlemount combination: A saddlemount combination is a combination of vehicles in which a truck or truck tractor tows one or more trucks or truck tractors, each connected by a saddle to the frame or fifth wheel of the vehicle in front of it. See 23 CFR 658.5
  • Sample: means any number of sample units to be used for inspection. See 7 CFR 51.2
  • Sample: means any number of sample units to be used for inspection. See 7 CFR 52.2
  • Sample unit: means a container and/or its entire contents, a portion of the contents of one or more containers or other unit of commodity, or a composite mixture of a product used for inspection. See 7 CFR 52.2
  • Sampling: means the act of selecting samples of a commodity for the purpose of inspection under the regulations in this part. See 7 CFR 51.2
  • Sampling: means the act of selecting samples of processed products for the purpose of inspection under the regulations in this part. See 7 CFR 52.2
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security or, except in §21. See 6 CFR 21.4
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of Agriculture of the United States or any officer or employee of the Agricultural Marketing Service to whom authority has heretofore been delegated, or to whom authority may hereafter be delegated, to act in his stead. See 7 CFR 51.2
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of the Department or any other officer or employee of the Department authorized to exercise the powers and to perform the duties of the Secretary in respect to the matters covered by the regulations in this part. See 7 CFR 52.2
  • Secretary: The Secretary of Agriculture of the United States, or any officer or employee of the Department to whom authority has heretofore been delegated, or to whom authority may hereafter be delegated, to act in his stead. See 7 CFR 61.2
  • Service: Grading service or acceptance service. See 7 CFR 53.1
  • Service: Services offered by the Grading Services Branch such as Grading Service, Certification Service, and Carcass Data Service. See 7 CFR 54.1
  • Service: The Agricultural Marketing Service of the United States Department of Agriculture. See 7 CFR 61.2
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Share: means a portion of a TSP Fund. See 5 CFR 1690.1
  • Share price: means the value of a share in a TSP Fund. See 5 CFR 1690.1
  • shipping case: means a unit consisting of a given number of primary containers of the same size, the number and arrangement per unit conforming to customary trade practice. See 7 CFR 52.2
  • Shipping container: means an individual container designed for shipping a number of packages or cans ordinarily packed in a container for shipping or designed for packing unpackaged processed products for shipping. See 7 CFR 52.2
  • Single axle weight: The total weight transmitted to the road by all wheels whose centers may be included between two parallel transverse vertical planes 40 inches apart, extending across the full width of the vehicle. See 23 CFR 658.5
  • Source of contributions: means traditional contributions, Roth contributions, Agency Automatic (1%) Contributions, or matching contributions. See 5 CFR 1690.1
  • Speaking and writing activities: Outside employment generally does not include speaking and writing activities so long as they are not combined with the provision of other services that do fall within this definition, such as the practice of law and other outside employment or activities covered by paragraph (d)(2)(ii)(A) through (D) of this section. See 5 CFR 4601.101
  • Special Government Employee: as used in this part has the same meaning as in 18 U. See 5 CFR 4601.101
  • Special mobile equipment: Every self-propelled vehicle not designed or used primarily for the transportation of persons or property and incidentally operated or moved over the highways, including military equipment, farm equipment, implements of husbandry, road construction or maintenance machinery, and emergency apparatus which includes fire and police emergency equipment. See 23 CFR 658.5
  • Specifications: Description with respect to the class, grade, other quality, quantity or condition of livestock approved by the Administrator, and available for use by the industry regardless of the origin of the descriptions. See 7 CFR 53.1
  • Specifications: Descriptions with respect to the class, grade, other quality, quantity or condition of products, approved by the Administrator, and available for use by the industry regardless of the origin of the descriptions. See 7 CFR 54.1
  • Sponsor: means a person who takes responsibility for and initiates a clinical investigation. See 21 CFR 511.3
  • Sponsor-Investigator: means an individual who both initiates and conducts an investigation, and under whose immediate direction the investigational drug is administered or dispensed. See 21 CFR 511.3
  • Spouse: means the person to whom a TSP participant is married on the date he or she signs a form on which the TSP requests spousal information. See 5 CFR 1690.1
  • Standards: The standards of the Department contained in Official United States Standards for Grades of: Carcass Beef. See 7 CFR 53.1
  • State: means any agency under the direct jurisdiction of the Governor of any of the 50 States or Puerto Rico, or the mayor in the District of Columbia, which is responsible for implementing highway, public transportation, or railroad projects eligible for assignment. See 23 CFR 773.103
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Substantial impairment: means a significant loss of the integrity of finished materials, design quality, or special character resulting from a permanent alteration. See 1 CFR 457.103
  • Substantial impairment: means a significant loss of the integrity of finished materials, design quality, or special character resulting from a permanent alteration. See 1 CFR 500.103
  • Substantial impairment: means a significant loss of the integrity of finished materials, design quality, or special character resulting from a permanent alteration. See 5 CFR 1636.103
  • Supervisor: An official person designated by the Director or Chief to supervise and maintain uniformity and accuracy of service under the regulations. See 7 CFR 53.1
  • Supervisor of cottonseed inspection: An officer of the Division designated as such by the Director. See 7 CFR 61.2
  • Tandem axle weight: The total weight transmitted to the road by two or more consecutive axles whose centers may be included between parallel transverse vertical planes spaced more than 40 inches and not more than 96 inches apart, extending across the full width of the vehicle. See 23 CFR 658.5
  • Tax-deferred balance: means the sum of:

    (1) All contributions, rollovers, and transfers in a participant's traditional balance that would otherwise be includible in gross income if paid directly to the participant and earnings on those amounts. See 5 CFR 1690.1

  • Tax-exempt balance: means the sum of tax-exempt contributions within a participant's traditional balance. See 5 CFR 1690.1
  • Tax-exempt contributions: means employee contributions made to the participant's traditional balance from pay which is exempt from taxation by 26 U. See 5 CFR 1690.1
  • Taxable distribution: means the amount of outstanding principal and interest on a loan which must be reported to the Internal Revenue Service as taxable income as a result of the failure of a participant to repay a loan in full, according to the terms of the loan agreement. See 5 CFR 1655.1
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Theoretical yield: means the quantity that would be produced at any appropriate phase of manufacture, processing, or packing of a particular drug product, based upon the quantity of components to be used, in the absence of any loss or error in actual production. See 21 CFR 210.3
  • ThriftLine: means the automated voice response system by which TSP participants may, among other things, access their accounts by telephone. See 5 CFR 1690.1
  • Traditional balance: means the sum of:

    (1) Tax-deferred contributions and associated earnings. See 5 CFR 1690.1

  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Truck-tractor semitrailer-semitrailer: In a truck-tractor semitrailer-semitrailer combination vehicle, the two trailing units are connected with a "B-train" assembly. See 23 CFR 658.5
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • TSP Fund: means an investment fund established pursuant to 5 U. See 5 CFR 1690.1
  • TSP record keeper: means the entities the Board engages to perform record keeping services for the Thrift Savings Plan. See 5 CFR 1690.1
  • TSP Web site: means the Internet location maintained by the Board, which contains information about the TSP and by which TSP participants may, among other things, access their accounts by computer. See 5 CFR 1690.1
  • Uniformed services: means the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Officer Corps. See 5 CFR 1690.1
  • Uniformed services: means the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Public Health Service, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, as well as members of the Ready Reserve including the National Guard. See 5 CFR 1603.1
  • Uniformed services account: means a TSP account to which contributions have been made by or on behalf of a member of the uniformed services. See 5 CFR 1690.1
  • Uniformed services beneficiary participant account: means a beneficiary participant account that is established with a death benefit payment from a TSP account to which contributions were made by or on behalf of a member of the uniformed services. See 5 CFR 1690.1
  • Unofficial sample: Unofficial sample means any sample that has been selected by any person other than an inspector or licensed sampler, or by any other person not authorized by the Administrator pursuant to the regulations in this part. See 7 CFR 52.2
  • Uphold: The decision of an appellate court not to reverse a lower court decision.
  • USDA: The U. See 7 CFR 62.000
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Vested: means those amounts in an individual account which are nonforfeitable. See 5 CFR 1603.1
  • Whips: Assistants to the floor leaders who are also elected by their party conferences. The Majority and Minority Whips (and their assistants) are responsible for mobilizing votes within their parties on major issues. In the absence of a party floor leader, the whip often serves as acting floor leader.
  • Year of service: means one full calendar year of service. See 5 CFR 1603.1
  • Yield grade: A designation which reflects the estimated yield of retail cuts that may be obtained from a beef, lamb, yearling mutton, or mutton carcass. See 7 CFR 54.1