§ 2201 Congressional findings
§ 2202 Declaration of purpose
§ 2203 Definitions
§ 2204 United States Fire Administration
§ 2205 Public education
§ 2206 National Academy for Fire Prevention and Control
§ 2207 Fire technology
§ 2208 National Fire Data Center
§ 2209 Master plans
§ 2210 Reimbursement for costs of firefighting on Federal property
§ 2211 Review of fire prevention codes
§ 2212 Fire safety effectiveness statements
§ 2213 Annual conference
§ 2214 Public safety awards
§ 2215 Reports to Congress and President
§ 2216 Authorization of appropriations
§ 2217 Public access to information
§ 2218 Administrative provisions
§ 2219 Assistance to Consumer Product Safety Commission
§ 2220 Arson prevention, detection, and control
§ 2221 Arson prevention grants
§ 2223a Review
§ 2223b Working group
§ 2223c Report and recommendations
§ 2223d Annual revision of recommendations
§ 2223e “Emergency response personnel” defined
§ 2224 Listings of places of public accommodation
§ 2225 Fire prevention and control guidelines for places of public accommodation
§ 2225a Prohibiting Federal funding of conferences held at non-certified places of public accommodation
§ 2226 Dissemination of fire prevention and control information
§ 2227 Fire safety systems in federally assisted buildings
§ 2228 CPR training
§ 2229 Firefighter assistance
§ 2229a Staffing for adequate fire and emergency response
§ 2230 Surplus and excess Federal equipment
§ 2231 Cooperative agreements with Federal facilities
§ 2232 Burn research
§ 2233 Removal of civil liability barriers that discourage the donation of fire equipment to volunteer fire companies
§ 2234 Encouraging adoption of standards for firefighter health and safety

Terms Used In U.S. Code > Title 15 > Chapter 49

  • Academy: means the National Academy for Fire Prevention and Control. See 10 USC 7723
  • Administration: means the United States Fire Administration established pursuant to section 2204 of this title. See 10 USC 7723
  • Administrator: means , except as otherwise provided, the Administrator of the United States Fire Administration, within the Federal Emergency Management Agency. See 10 USC 7723
  • Administrator of FEMA: means the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. See 10 USC 7723
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • bank: means (A) a banking institution organized under the laws of the United States or a Federal savings association, as defined in section 1462(5) 1 of title 12, (B) a member bank of the Federal Reserve System, (C) any other banking institution or savings association, as defined in section 1462(4) 1 of title 12, whether incorporated or not, doing business under the laws of any State or of the United States, a substantial portion of the business of which consists of receiving deposits or exercising fiduciary powers similar to those permitted to national banks under the authority of the Comptroller of the Currency pursuant to section 92a of title 12, and which is supervised and examined by State or Federal authority having supervision over banks or savings associations, and which is not operated for the purpose of evading the provisions of this chapter, and (D) a receiver, conservator, or other liquidating agent of any institution or firm included in clauses (A), (B), or (C) of this paragraph. See 12 USC 2212
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • Board: means the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. See 12 USC 2212
  • Board: means any Regional Marine Research board 1 established pursuant to section 1447b(a) of this title. See 14 USC 3740
  • Commerce: means commerce between any State, Territory, or possession, or the District of Columbia, and any place outside thereof. See 19 USC 2315
  • county: includes a parish, or any other equivalent subdivision of a State or Territory of the United States. See 19 USC 2292
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • damages: includes --

    (A) compensation for--

    (i)(I) the cost of replacing, restoring, or acquiring the equivalent of a sanctuary resource. See 14 USC 3706

  • 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.
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • discharged: means released from an appointment as a Reserve officer. See 14 USC 3731
  • Donee: The recipient of a gift.
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • draft management plan: means the plan described in section 1434(a)(1)(C)(v) 1 of this title. See 14 USC 3706
  • excess animals: means wild free-roaming horses or burros (1) which have been removed from an area by the Secretary pursuant to applicable law or, (2) which must be removed from an area in order to preserve and maintain a thriving natural ecological balance and multiple-use relationship in that area. See 14 USC 2921
  • exclusive economic zone: means the exclusive economic zone as defined in the Magnuson-Stevens Act. See 14 USC 3706
  • 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.
  • fire service: means any organization in any State consisting of personnel, apparatus, and equipment which has as its purpose protecting property and maintaining the safety and welfare of the public from the dangers of fire, including a private firefighting brigade. See 10 USC 7723
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Grantor: The person who establishes a trust and places property into it.
  • 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.
  • Legacy: A gift of property made by will.
  • local: means of or pertaining to any city, town, county, special purpose district, unincorporated territory, or other political subdivision of a State. See 10 USC 7723
  • local government: means any city, town, borough, county, parish, district, or other public body which is a political subdivision of a State and which is created pursuant to State law. See 14 USC 3740
  • Magnuson-Stevens Act: means the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (16 U. See 14 USC 3706
  • marine and coastal waters: means estuaries, waters of the estuarine zone, including wetlands, any other waters seaward of the historic height of tidal influence, the territorial seas, the contiguous zone, and the ocean. See 14 USC 3740
  • marine environment: means those areas of coastal and ocean waters, the Great Lakes and their connecting waters, and submerged lands over which the United States exercises jurisdiction, including the exclusive economic zone, consistent with international law. See 14 USC 3706
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • oath: includes affirmation, and "sworn" includes affirmed. See 19 USC 2291
  • person: as used in this chapter shall be held to embrace also any partnership, corporation, association, or other legal entity. See
  • person: means a natural person, company, government, or political subdivision, agency, or instrumentality of a government. See 12 USC 2212
  • place of public accommodation affecting commerce: means any inn, hotel, or other establishment not owned by the Federal Government that provides lodging to transient guests, except that such term does not include an establishment treated as an apartment building for purposes of any State or local law or regulation or an establishment located within a building that contains not more than 5 rooms for rent or hire and that is actually occupied as a residence by the proprietor of such establishment. See 10 USC 7723
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • 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.
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • public lands: means any lands administered by the Secretary of the Interior through the Bureau of Land Management or by the Secretary of Agriculture through the Forest Service. See 14 USC 2921
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • range: means the amount of land necessary to sustain an existing herd or herds of wild free-roaming horses and burros, which does not exceed their known territorial limits, and which is devoted principally but not necessarily exclusively to their welfare in keeping with the multiple-use management concept for the public lands. See 14 USC 2921
  • region: means 1 of the 9 regions described in section 1447b(a) of this title. See 14 USC 3740
  • Reserve officer: means a commissioned officer in the Reserve, except an officer excluded by section 3732 of this title or a commissioned warrant officer. See 14 USC 3731
  • response costs: means the costs of actions taken or authorized by the Secretary to minimize destruction or loss of, or injury to, sanctuary resources, or to minimize the imminent risks of such destruction, loss, or injury, including costs related to seizure, forfeiture, storage, or disposal arising from liability under section 1443 of this title. See 14 USC 3706
  • River: means a flowing body of water or estuary or a section, portion, or tributary thereof, including rivers, streams, creeks, runs, kills, rills, and small lakes. See 14 USC 2772
  • sanctuary resource: means any living or nonliving resource of a national marine sanctuary that contributes to the conservation, recreational, ecological, historical, educational, cultural, archeological, scientific, or aesthetic value of the sanctuary. See 14 USC 3706
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of Agriculture of the United States. See 19 USC 2315
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of the Interior when used in connection with public lands administered by him through the Bureau of Land Management and the Secretary of Agriculture in connection with public lands administered by him through the Forest Service. See 14 USC 2921
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of Commerce. See 14 USC 3706
  • Secretary: means , except as otherwise provided, the Secretary of Homeland Security. See 10 USC 7723
  • 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.
  • State: means each of the several States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, the Virgin Islands, Guam, and any other commonwealth, territory, or possession of the United States. See 14 USC 3706
  • State: means a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. See 14 USC 3740
  • State: has the meaning given the term in section 101 of title 6. See 10 USC 7723
  • State: means any State of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, or any other possession of the United States. See 12 USC 2212
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • subscription: includes a mark when the person making the same intended it as such. See 19 USC 2291
  • System: means the National Marine Sanctuary System established by section 1431 of this title. See 14 USC 3706
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
  • tribal: means of or pertaining to an Indian tribe. See 10 USC 7723
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • 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.
  • vessel: includes every description of watercraft or other artificial contrivance used, or capable of being used, as a means of transportation on water. See 19 USC 2293
  • wetlands: means (1) the inland fresh areas described as types 1 through 7 in Circular 39, Wetlands of the United States, published by the United States Department of the Interior (or the inland fresh areas corresponding to such types in any successor wetland classification system developed by the Department of the Interior), (2) artificially developed inland fresh areas that meet the description of the inland fresh areas described in clause (1) of this sentence, and (3) such other wetland types as the Secretary may designate. See 14 USC 2775
  • wild free-roaming horses and burros: means all unbranded and unclaimed horses and burros on public lands of the United States. See 14 USC 2921
  • wildland-urban interface: has the meaning given such term in section 6511 of title 16. See 10 USC 7723