United States Code
USC most recently checked for updates: Nov 12, 2019
The term “agent” means a nuclear, biological, chemical, or radiological substance that causes agricultural disease or the adulteration of products regulated by the Secretary of Agriculture under any provision of law.
The term “agricultural disease” has the meaning given the term by the Secretary.
The term “agricultural disease emergency” means an incident of agricultural disease that requires prompt action to prevent significant damage to people, plants, or animals.
The term “animal” has the meaning given the term in section 8302 of this title.
The term “Department” means the Department of Agriculture.
The term “plant” has the meaning given the term in section 7702 of this title.
The term “qualified agricultural countermeasure” means an agricultural countermeasure that the Secretary, in consultation with the Secretary of Homeland Security, determines to be a priority in order to address an agricultural biosecurity threat.