§ 1501 Establishment of Department; Secretary; seal
§ 1503a Under Secretary of Commerce for Economic Affairs
§ 1503b Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere; duties; appointment; compensation
§ 1505 Additional Assistant Secretary; duties, rank of Assistant Secretaries
§ 1506 Additional Assistant Secretary; appointment; applicability of section 1505
§ 1507 Additional Assistant Secretary; appointment; compensation; duties
§ 1507b Assistant Secretary of Commerce; appointment; compensation; duties
§ 1507c Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere; duties; appointment; compensation
§ 1508 General Counsel
§ 1509 Designation of officer to sign routine papers
§ 1510 Clerical assistants
§ 1511 Bureaus in Department
§ 1511b United States fishery trade officers
§ 1511c Estuarine Programs Office
§ 1511d Chesapeake Bay Office
§ 1512 Powers and duties of Department
§ 1513 Duties and powers vested in Department
§ 1513a Cost estimates for National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration programs included in Department budget justification
§ 1513b Cost estimates for National Institute of Standards and Technology construction projects included in Department budget justification
§ 1514 Basic authority for performance of certain functions and activities of Department
§ 1515 Records, etc., of bureaus transferred to Department of Commerce
§ 1516 Statistical information
§ 1516a Statistics relating to social, health, and economic conditions of Americans of Spanish origin or descent
§ 1517 Transfer of statistical or scientific work
§ 1518 Custody of buildings; officers transferred
§ 1519 Annual and special reports
§ 1521 Working capital fund; establishment; amount; uses; reimbursement
§ 1522 Acceptance of gifts and bequests for purposes of the Department; separate fund; disbursements
§ 1523 Tax status of gifts and bequests of property
§ 1524 Investment and reinvestments of moneys; credit and disbursement of interest
§ 1525 Special studies; special compilations, lists, bulletins, or reports; clearinghouse for technical information; transcripts or copies; cost payments for special work; joint projects: cost apportionment, waiver
§ 1526 Receipts for work or services; deposit in special accounts; availability for payment of costs, repayment or advances to appropriations or funds, refunds, credits to working capital funds; appropriation limitation of annual expenditures from accounts
§ 1527 Fees or charges for services or publications under existing law unaffected
§ 1527a Economics and Statistics Administration Revolving Fund
§ 1529 Relinquishment of legislative jurisdiction over certain lands
§ 1530 Awarding of contracts for performance of commercial activity by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
§ 1531 Buying Power Maintenance accounts for International Trade Administration, Export Administration, and United States Travel and Tourism Administration
§ 1532 Telecommunications; electromagnetic radiation; research, analysis, dissemination of information; other functions of Secretary
§ 1534 Assessment of fees for access to environmental data
§ 1536 Prohibition against fraudulent use of “Made in America” labels
§ 1537 Needs assessment for data management, archival, and distribution
§ 1538 Notice of reprogramming
§ 1539 Financial assistance
§ 1540 Cooperative agreements
§ 1541 Administrative Law Judges
§ 1542 Establishment of the Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship Program
§ 1543 Task force on job repatriation and manufacturing growth
§ 1544 Promotion of tourist travel
§ 1545 Cooperation with travel agencies; publication of information
§ 1546 Advisory committee for promotion of tourist travel; expenses
§ 1547 Rules and regulations; employees
§ 1548 Authorization of appropriations

Terms Used In U.S. Code > Title 15 > Chapter 40

  • Amortization: Paying off a loan by regular installments.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Bureau: means the Bureau of the Census. See
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Credit Score: A number, roughly between 300 and 800, that measures an individual's credit worthiness. The most well-known type of credit score is the FICO score. This score represents the answer from a mathematical formula that assigns numerical values to various pieces of information in your credit report. Source: OCC
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
  • Finance charge: The total cost of credit a customer must pay on a consumer loan, including interest. The Truth in Lending Act requires disclosure of the finance charge. Source: OCC
  • Grantor: The person who establishes a trust and places property into it.
  • municipalities: as used in this chapter shall be construed to include the public agencies of any of them unless the context requires a different construction. See
  • Outlays: Outlays are payments made (generally through the issuance of checks or disbursement of cash) to liquidate obligations. Outlays during a fiscal year may be for payment of obligations incurred in prior years or in the same year.
  • 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.
  • Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act: Federal law that, among other things, requires lenders to provide "good faith" estimates of settlement costs and make other disclosures regarding the mortgage loan. RESPA also limits the amount of funds held in escrow for real estate taxes and insurance. Source: OCC
  • respondent: includes a corporation, company, association, firm, partnership, proprietorship, society, joint stock company, individual, or other organization or entity which reported information, or on behalf of which information was reported, in response to a questionnaire, inquiry, or other request of the Bureau. See
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of Commerce. See
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • temporary: shall be construed to mean not in excess of one year, or not in excess of the specific period during which appropriations are available for the conduct of a particular census, whichever is longer. See
  • 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.
  • User fees: Fees charged to users of goods or services provided by the government. In levying or authorizing these fees, the legislature determines whether the revenue should go into the treasury or should be available to the agency providing the goods or services.
  • Usury: Charging an illegally high interest rate on a loan. Source: OCC
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.