§ 312 Employees
§ 313 Duties of Secretary of Commerce
§ 313a Establishment of meteorological observation stations in the Arctic region
§ 313b Institute for Aviation Weather Prediction
§ 313c Authorized activities of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
§ 313d NIDIS program
§ 315 Changes or assignment to duty
§ 317 Appropriations and estimates
§ 318 Weather signals on mail cars
§ 322 Odd jobs for part-time employees
§ 325 Authority for certain functions and activities
§ 326 Maintenance of printing office in Washington, D.C.
§ 327 Employees for conduct of meteorological investigations in Arctic region; appointment and compensation; extra compensation to other Government employees for taking observations
§ 328 Transfer from other Government Departments of surplus equipment and supplies for Arctic stations

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  • Amortization: Paying off a loan by regular installments.
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • children: means individuals who have not attained the age of 18. See 20 USC 7972
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • indoor facility: means a building that is enclosed. See 20 USC 7972
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 20 USC 7928
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • mortgagee: includes the original lender under a mortgage, and his successors and assigns approved by the Secretary. See 20 USC 7928
  • mortgagor: includes the original borrower under a mortgage and his successors and assigns. See 20 USC 7928
  • 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.
  • person: means any State or local subdivision of a State, agency of such State or subdivision, corporation, or partnership that owns or operates or otherwise controls and provides children's services or any individual who owns or operates or otherwise controls and provides such services. See 20 USC 7972
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of Agriculture. See 20 USC 1070c-1
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of Commerce. See 19 USC 1441
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of Health and Human Services. See 20 USC 7972
  • State: includes the several States, and Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, Guam, and the Virgin Islands. See 20 USC 7928
  • 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.
  • vehicle: includes every description of carriage or other artificial contrivance used, or capable of being used, as a means of transportation on land. See 19 USC 2294
  • 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