Part 1 General Provisions 65-28-101 – 65-28-111
Part 2 Landfill Methane Development Act 65-28-201 – 65-28-208

Terms Used In Tennessee Code > Title 65 > Chapter 28

  • Actor: means a person accused of any of the offenses defined in this part. See Tennessee Code 39-14-802
  • Agriculture: means :

    • (i) The land, buildings and machinery used in the commercial production of farm products and nursery stock. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105

    • Animal: means any warm-blooded or cold-blooded animal or insect which is being used in food or fiber production, agriculture, research, testing, or education, including, but not limited to, hogs, equines, mules, cattle, sheep, goats, dogs, rabbits, poultry, fish, and bees. See Tennessee Code 39-14-802
    • Animal facility: means any vehicle, building, structure, pasture, paddock, pond, impoundment, or premises where an animal is kept, handled, housed, exhibited, bred, or offered for sale and any office, building, or structure where records or documents relating to an animal or to animal research, testing, production, or education are maintained. See Tennessee Code 39-14-802
    • Commissioner: means the commissioner of agriculture. See Tennessee Code 39-14-802
    • Force: means compulsion by the use of physical power or violence and shall be broadly construed to accomplish the purposes of this title. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
    • Fraud: means as used in normal parlance and includes, but is not limited to, deceit, trickery, misrepresentation and subterfuge, and shall be broadly construed to accomplish the purposes of this title. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
    • 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.
    • Landfill methane: means the methane gas constituent of naturally-occurring emissions in gaseous form emanating from any landfill, whether such landfill is in current operation accepting additional fill material or is closed and not accepting any additional fill material, and whether or not any such landfill has or is required to have any collection system for the collection of landfill gas, including the landfill methane component of landfill gas. See Tennessee Code 65-28-202
    • Lands: includes lands, tenements and hereditaments, and all rights thereto and interests therein, equitable as well as legal. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
    • 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
    • Owner: means a person who has title to the property, lawful possession of the property, or a greater right to possession of the property than the actor. See Tennessee Code 39-14-802
    • 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 person, firm, corporation or other legal entity of any kind, including this state, every county in this state, and every municipality in this state. See Tennessee Code 65-28-202
    • Person: means any individual, corporation, association, nonprofit corporation, joint-stock company, firm, trust, partnership, two (2) or more persons having a joint or common interest, or other legal entity. See Tennessee Code 39-14-802
    • Personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, things in action, and evidences of debt. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
    • Possession: means actual care, custody, control, or management. See Tennessee Code 39-14-802
    • Property: means any real or personal property and includes any document, record, research data, paper, or computer storage medium. See Tennessee Code 39-14-802
    • State: means the state of Tennessee. See Tennessee Code 39-14-802