Part 1 General Provisions 4-18-101 – 4-18-108
Part 2 Salinity Offset Fund 4-18-201 – 4-18-202

Terms Used In Utah Code > Title 4 > Chapter 18

  • Adherent yolk: means the yolk has settled to one side and become fastened to the shell. See Utah Code 4-16-501
  • Administrator: includes "executor" when the subject matter justifies the use. See Utah Code 48-2e-1156
  • Advertisement: means a representation, other than by labeling, made to induce the purchase of food. See Utah Code 4-5-102
  • 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.
  • Agricultural discharge: means the release of agriculture water from the property of a farm, ranch, or feedlot that:
    (i) pollutes a surface body of water, including a stream, lake, pond, marshland, watercourse, waterway, river, ditch, or other water conveyance system;
    (ii) pollutes ground water; or
    (iii) constitutes a significant nuisance to urban land. See Utah Code 4-18-103
  • Agricultural operation: means a farm, ranch, or animal feeding operation. See Utah Code 4-18-103
  • Agriculture: means the science and art of the production of plants and animals useful to man, including the preparation of plants and animals for human use and disposal by marketing or otherwise. See Utah Code 4-7-110
  • Albumen: means the white of an egg. See Utah Code 4-16-501
  • Alternate: means a substitute for a district supervisor if the district supervisor cannot attend a meeting. See Utah Code 4-18-103
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • 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
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Best management practices: means practices, including management policies and the use of technology, used by each sector of agriculture in the production of food and fiber that are commonly accepted practices, or that are at least as effective as commonly accepted practices, and that:
    (a) protect the environment;
    (b) protect human health;
    (c) ensure the humane treatment of animals; and
    (d) promote the financial viability of agricultural production. See Utah Code 4-18-103
  • Black rot: means the egg has deteriorated to such an extent that the whole interior presents a blackened appearance. See Utah Code 4-16-501
  • Black spot: means mold or bacteria have developed in isolated areas inside the shell. See Utah Code 4-16-501
  • Blood ring: means bacteria have developed to such an extent that blood is formed. See Utah Code 4-16-501
  • Candling: means the act of determining the condition of an egg by holding it before a strong light in such a way that the light shines through the egg and reveals the egg's contents. See Utah Code 4-16-501
  • Case law: The law as laid down in cases that have been decided in the decisions of the courts.
  • Certified agricultural operation: means an agricultural operation that is certified under the Utah Agriculture Certificate of Environmental Stewardship Program in accordance with Section 4-18-107. See Utah Code 4-18-103
  • Certified conservation planner: means a planner of a state conservation district, or other qualified planner, that is approved by the commission to certify an agricultural operation under the Utah Agriculture Certificate of Environmental Stewardship Program, created in Section 4-18-107. See Utah Code 4-18-103
  • Colorado River Salinity Offset Program: means a program, administered by the Division of Water Quality, allowing oil, gas, or mining companies and other entities to provide funds to finance salinity reduction projects in the Colorado River Basin by purchasing salinity credits as offsets against discharges made by the company under permits issued by the Division of Water Quality. See Utah Code 4-18-201
  • Commission: means the Conservation Commission created in Section 4-18-104. See Utah Code 4-18-103
  • Commissioner: means the commissioner of agriculture and food. See Utah Code 4-7-110
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Computer software: means a sequence of instructions written in any programming language that is executed on a computer. See Utah Code 13-40-102
  • Computer virus: means a computer program or other set of instructions that is designed to degrade the performance of or disable a computer or computer network and is designed to have the ability to replicate itself on another computer or computer network without the authorization of the owner of the other computer or computer network. See Utah Code 13-40-102
  • Consumer commodity: means a food, as defined by this act, or by the federal act. See Utah Code 4-5-102
  • Contaminated: means not securely protected from dust, dirt, or foreign or injurious agents. See Utah Code 4-5-102
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Coordinated resource management plan: means a plan of action created at a local level with broad participation of land owners, natural resource agencies, and interested stakeholders to protect or enhance the environment, human health, humane treatment of animals, and financial viability in the community. See Utah Code 4-18-103
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • County: means a unit of local government that is a body corporate and politic and a legal subdivision of the state, with geographic boundaries as described in Section 17-50-104, and powers as provided in Part 3, County Powers. See Utah Code 17-50-101
  • County executive: means :Utah Code 48-2e-1156
  • County legislative body: means :Utah Code 48-2e-1156
  • Damage: means any significant impairment to the:
    (a) performance of a computer; or
    (b) integrity or availability of data, software, a system, or information. See Utah Code 13-40-102
  • 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.
  • Department: means the Department of Agriculture and Food created in Chapter 2, Administration. See Utah Code 4-7-110
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Domesticated elk: means elk of the genus and species cervus elaphus, held in captivity and domestically raised for commercial purposes. See Utah Code 4-39-102
  • Domesticated elk facility: means a facility where only domesticated elk are raised. See Utah Code 4-39-102
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Executive: when used to describe the powers, duties, or functions of a person or body elected as the county executive or a person appointed as the county manager or administrative officer, refers to:
    (a) the power and duty to carry laws and ordinances into effect and secure their due observance; and
    (b) those powers, duties, and functions that, under constitutional and statutory provisions and through long usage and accepted practice and custom at the federal and state level, have come to be regarded as belonging to the executive branch of government. See Utah Code 17-50-101
  • Federal act: means the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, 21 U. See Utah Code 4-5-102
  • Food: means :
    (a) an article used for food or drink for human or animal consumption or the components of the article;
    (b) chewing gum or its components; or
    (c) a food supplement for special dietary use which is necessitated because of a physical, physiological, pathological, or other condition. See Utah Code 4-5-102
  • Food additive: includes a substance or source of radiation intended for use in producing, manufacturing, packing, processing, preparing, treating, packaging, transporting, or holding food. See Utah Code 4-5-102
  • Food establishment: means a grocery store, bakery, candy factory, food processor, bottling plant, sugar factory, cannery, rabbit processor, meat processor, flour mill, cold or dry warehouse storage, or other facility where food products are manufactured, canned, processed, packaged, stored, transported, prepared, sold, or offered for sale. See Utah Code 4-5-102
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Identifying information: means any information that can be used to access a person's financial accounts or to obtain goods and services, including the person's:
    (i) address;
    (ii) birth date;
    (iii) Social Security number;
    (iv) driver license number;
    (v) non-driver governmental identification number;
    (vi) telephone number;
    (vii) bank account number;
    (viii) student identification number;
    (ix) credit or debit card number;
    (x) personal identification number;
    (xi) unique biometric data;
    (xii) employee or payroll number;
    (xiii) automated or electronic signature;
    (xiv) computer image file;
    (xv) photograph; or
    (xvi) computer screen name or password. See Utah Code 13-40-102
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • Intentionally deceptive: means any of the following:
    (a) an intentionally and materially false or fraudulent statement;
    (b) a statement or description that intentionally omits or misrepresents material information in order to deceive an owner or operator of a computer; or
    (c) an intentional and material failure to provide a notice to an owner or operator concerning the installation or execution of computer software, for the purpose of deceiving the owner or operator. See Utah Code 13-40-102
  • Internet: means the global information system that is logically linked together by a globally unique address space based on the Internet protocol (IP), or its subsequent extensions, and that is able to support communications using the transmission control protocol/Internet protocol (TCP/IP) suite, or its subsequent extensions, or other IP-compatible protocols, and that provides, uses, or makes accessible, either publicly or privately, high-level services layered on communications and related infrastructure. See Utah Code 13-40-102
  • Internet service provider: means :
    (a) an Internet service provider, as defined in Section 76-10-1230; or
    (b) a hosting company, as defined in Section 76-10-1230. See Utah Code 13-40-102
  • 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.
  • Label: means a written, printed, or graphic display on the immediate container of an article of food. See Utah Code 4-5-102
  • Labeling: means a label and other written, printed, or graphic display:
    (a) on an article of food or its containers or wrappers; or
    (b) accompanying the article of food. See Utah Code 4-5-102
  • Land: includes :Utah Code 48-2e-1156
  • 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
  • Legislative: when used to describe the powers, duties, or functions of a county commission or council, refers to:
    (a) the power and duty to enact ordinances, levy taxes, and establish budgets; and
    (b) those powers, duties, and functions that, under constitutional and statutory provisions and through long usage and accepted practice and custom at the federal and state level, have come to be regarded as belonging to the legislative branch of government. See Utah Code 17-50-101
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Livestock: means cattle, sheep, goats, swine, horses, mules, poultry, domesticated elk as defined in Section 4-39-102, or any other domestic animal or domestic furbearer raised or kept for profit. See Utah Code 4-7-110
  • Markup: The process by which congressional committees and subcommittees debate, amend, and rewrite proposed legislation.
  • Moldy: means mold spores have formed within the shell. See Utah Code 4-16-501
  • Month: means a calendar month, unless otherwise expressed. See Utah Code 48-2e-1156
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • nutrient management plan: means a plan to properly store, handle, and spread manure and other agricultural byproducts to:
    (a) protect the environment; and
    (b) provide nutrients for the production of crops. See Utah Code 4-18-103
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Owner or operator: means the owner or lessee of a computer, or a person using a computer with the owner's or lessee's authorization. See Utah Code 13-40-102
  • Package: means a container or wrapping in which a consumer commodity is enclosed for use in the delivery or display of the consumer commodity to retail purchasers. See Utah Code 4-5-102
  • Person: means a natural person or individual, corporation, organization, or other legal entity. See Utah Code 4-7-110
  • Person: means :Utah Code 48-2e-1156
  • Person: means any individual, partnership, corporation, limited liability company, or other organization, or any combination thereof. See Utah Code 13-40-102
  • Personal property: includes :Utah Code 48-2e-1156
  • Personally identifiable information: means any of the following information if it allows the entity holding the information to identify the owner or operator of a computer:
    (a) the first name or first initial in combination with the last name and a home or other physical address including street name;
    (b) a personal identification code in conjunction with a password required to access an identified account, other than a password, personal identification number, or other identification number transmitted by an authorized user to the issuer of the account or its agent;
    (c) a Social Security number, tax identification number, driver license number, passport number, or any other government-issued identification number; or
    (d) an account balance, overdraft history, or payment history that personally identifies an owner or operator of a computer. See Utah Code 13-40-102
  • Pesticide: means a substance intended:
    (i) to prevent, destroy, repel, or mitigate a pest, as defined under Subsection 4-14-102(20); or
    (ii) for use as a plant regulator, defoliant, or desiccant. See Utah Code 4-5-102
  • Pollution: means a harmful human-made or human-induced alteration to the water of the state, including an alteration to the chemical, physical, biological, or radiological integrity of water that harms the water of the state. See Utah Code 4-18-103
  • Principal display panel: means that part of a label that is most likely to be displayed, presented, shown, or examined under normal and customary conditions of display for retail sale. See Utah Code 4-5-102
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Process: means a writ or summons issued in the course of a judicial proceeding. See Utah Code 48-2e-1156
  • Property: includes both real and personal property. See Utah Code 48-2e-1156
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Raw agricultural commodity: means a food in its raw or natural state, including all fruits that are washed, colored, or otherwise treated in their unpeeled, natural form prior to marketing. See Utah Code 4-5-102
  • real property: includes :Utah Code 48-2e-1156
  • Registration: means the issuance of a certificate by the commissioner to a qualified food establishment. See Utah Code 4-5-102
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes a state, district, or territory of the United States. See Utah Code 48-2e-1156
  • State technical standards: means a collection of best management practices that will protect the environment in a reasonable and economical manner for each sector of agriculture as required by this chapter. See Utah Code 4-18-103
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Sustainable agriculture: means agriculture production and practices that promote:
    (a) the environmental responsibility of owners and operators of farms, ranches, and feedlots; and
    (b) the profitability of owners and operators of farms, ranches, and feedlots. See Utah Code 4-18-103
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • United States: includes each state, district, and territory of the United States of America. See Utah Code 48-2e-1156
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Webpage: means a location that has a single uniform resource locator (URL) with respect to the World Wide Web or another location that can be accessed on the Internet. See Utah Code 13-40-102
  • white rot: means putrid or rotten. See Utah Code 4-16-501
  • Writing: includes :Utah Code 48-2e-1156
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