Section was enacted as part of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, and not as part of the Agricultural Research, Extension, and Education Reform Act of 1998, which in part comprises this chapter.
“Secretary” as meaning the Secretary of Agriculture, see
[section 2 of Pub. L. 115–334], set out as a Definition of “Secretary” note under section 9001 of this title. [Pub. L. 115–334, title VIII, § 8641], Dec. 20, 2018, [132 Stat. 4871], provided that: “In this part [part III (§§ 8641–8644) of subtitle F of title VIII of [Pub. L. 115–334], enacting this section and section 7655d of this title and amending section 8113 of this title]:
Innovative wood product.—
The term ‘innovative wood product’ means a type of building component or system that uses large panelized wood construction, including mass timber.
The term ‘mass timber’ includes—
nail laminated timber;
glue laminated timber;
laminated strand lumber; and
laminated veneer lumber.
The term ‘Secretary’ means the Secretary [of Agriculture], acting through the Research and Development deputy area and the State and Private Forestry deputy area of the Forest Service.
Tall wood building.—
The term ‘tall wood building’ means a building designed to be—
constructed with mass timber; and
more than 85 feet in height.”