§ 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

  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • Chief judge: The judge who has primary responsibility for the administration of a court but also decides cases; chief judges are determined by seniority.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • 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.
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • 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
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
  • Foreclosure: A legal process in which property that is collateral or security for a loan may be sold to help repay the loan when the loan is in default. Source: OCC
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Grantor: The person who establishes a trust and places property into it.
  • housing accommodations: means housing designed for occupancy by military personnel and their dependents, assigned to duty at or near the military installation where such housing units are constructed. See 42 USC 254b
  • 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
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • marriage: means only a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife, and the word "spouse" refers only to a person of the opposite sex who is a husband or a wife. See 19 USC 2296
  • maturity date: means the date on which the mortgage indebtedness would be extinguished if paid in accordance with periodic payments provided for in the mortgage. See 40 USC 8161
  • maturity date: means the date on which the mortgage indebtedness would be extinguished if paid in accordance with periodic payments provided for in the mortgage. See 42 USC 254b
  • military: includes Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard. See 42 USC 254b
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • mortgage: means a first mortgage on real estate, in fee simple, or on a leasehold (1) under a lease for not less than ninety-nine years which is renewable. See 40 USC 8161
  • mortgage: means a first mortgage on real estate, in fee simple, or on a leasehold (1) under a lease for not less than ninety-nine years which is renewable. See 42 USC 254b
  • Mortgage loan: A loan made by a lender to a borrower for the financing of real property. Source: OCC
  • mortgagee: includes the original lender under a mortgage, and his successors and assigns approved by the Secretary. See 40 USC 8161
  • mortgagee: includes the original lender under a mortgage, and his successors and assigns approved by the Secretary. See 42 USC 254b
  • Mortgagee: The person to whom property is mortgaged and who has loaned the money.
  • mortgagor: includes the original borrower under a mortgage and his successors and assigns. See 40 USC 8161
  • mortgagor: includes the original borrower under a mortgage, his successors and assigns. See 42 USC 254b
  • Mortgagor: The person who pledges property to a creditor as collateral for a loan and who receives the money.
  • 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.
  • personnel: shall include military and civilian personnel approved by the Secretary of Defense, or his designee, and the dependents of all such personnel. See 42 USC 254b
  • 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
  • President pro tempore: A constitutionally recognized officer of the Senate who presides over the chamber in the absence of the Vice President. The President Pro Tempore (or, "president for a time") is elected by the Senate and is, by custom, the Senator of the majority party with the longest record of continuous service.
  • Recess: A temporary interruption of the legislative business.
  • 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.
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of Health and Human Services. See 42 USC 201
  • Service: means the Public Health Service. See 42 USC 201
  • State: includes the several States, and Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, Guam, and the Virgin Islands. See 40 USC 8161
  • State: includes the several States, and Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, Guam, the Virgin Islands, the Canal Zone, and Midway Island. See 42 USC 254b
  • State: includes , in addition to the several States, only the District of Columbia, Guam, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands. See 42 USC 201