In this chapter:
The term "animal" means any member of the animal kingdom (except a human).
The term "article" means any pest or disease or any material or tangible object that could harbor a pest or disease.
The term "disease" has the meaning given the term by the Secretary.
The term "enter" means to move into the commerce of the United States.
The term "export" means to move from a place within the territorial limits of the United States to a place outside the territorial limits of the United States.
The term "facility" means any structure.
The term "import" means to move from a place outside the territorial limits of the United States to a place within the territorial limits of the United States.
The term "Indian tribe" has the meaning given the term in sectionof title 25.
The term "interstate commerce" means trade, traffic, or other commerce-
The term "livestock" means all farm-raised animals.
The term "means of conveyance" means any personal property used for or intended for use for the movement of any other personal property.
The term "move" means-
The term "pest" means any of the following that can directly or indirectly injure, cause damage to, or cause disease in livestock:
The term "Secretary" means the Secretary of Agriculture.
The term "State" means any of the States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Virgin Islands of the United States, or any territory or possession of the United States.
Except when used in this section, the term "this chapter" includes any regulation or order issued by the Secretary under the authority of this chapter.
The term "United States" means all of the States.
The term "veterinary countermeasure" means any biological product (including an animal vaccine or diagnostic), pharmaceutical product (including a therapeutic), non-pharmaceutical product (including a disinfectant), or other product or equipment to prevent, detect, respond to, or mitigate harm to public or animal health resulting from, animal pests or diseases.
7 U.S.C. § 8302
REFERENCES IN TEXTThis chapter, referred to in introductory provisions and par. (16), was in the original "this subtitle", meaning subtitle E (§§10401-10418) of title X of Pub. L. 107-171, 116 Stat. 494, which is classified principally to this chapter. For complete classification of subtitle E to the Code, see Short Title note set out under sectionof this title and Tables.
AMENDMENTS2018-Par. (18). Pub. L. 115-334 added par. (18).
TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONSFor transfer of functions of the Secretary of Agriculture relating to agricultural import and entry inspection activities under this chapter to the Secretary of Homeland Security, and for treatment of related references, see sections, , ,and of Title 6, Domestic Security, and the Department of Homeland Security Reorganization Plan of November 25, 2002, as modified, set out as a note under section of Title 6.