United States Code
USC most recently checked for updates: Nov 30, 2022
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 section 5304 of title 25.
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 “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.