7 USC 2282: Definitions
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7 USC 2282: Definitions Text contains those laws in effect on June 20, 2024

§2282. Definitions

When used in this chapter-

(1) the term "Secretary" means the Secretary of Agriculture of the United States;

(2) the term "Department of Agriculture" means the United States Department of Agriculture; and

(3) the term "advisory committee" means any committee, board, commission, council, conference, panel, task force, or other similar group, or any subcommittee or other subgroup thereof that is established or utilized by the Department of Agriculture in the interest of obtaining advice or recommendations for the President or the Department of Agriculture, except that such term excludes any committee which (A) is composed wholly of full-time officers or employees of the Federal Government, (B) is established by statute or reorganization plan, or (C) is established by the President.

( Pub. L. 95–113, title XVIII, §1802, Sept. 29, 1977, 91 Stat. 1041 ; Pub. L. 97–98, title XI, §1116(a), Dec. 22, 1981, 95 Stat. 1270 .)

Editorial Notes


1981-Pub. L. 97–98 reenacted section without change.

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries

Effective Date of 1981 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 97–98 effective Dec. 22, 1981, see section 1801 of Pub. L. 97–98, set out as an Effective Date note under section 4301 of this title.

Effective Date

Section effective Oct. 1, 1977, see section 1901 of Pub. L. 95–113, set out as an Effective Date of 1977 Amendment note under section 1307 of this title.