15 USC 6402 - Definitions

For the purposes of this chapter
(1) the term Council means a Propane Education and Research Council created pursuant to section 6403 of this title;
(2) the term industry means those persons involved in the production, transportation, and sale of propane, and in the manufacture and distribution of propane utilization equipment, in the United States;
(3) the term industry trade association means an organization exempt from tax, under section 501 (c)(3) or (6) of title 26, representing the propane industry;
(4) the term odorized propane means propane which has had odorant added to it;
(5) the term producer means the owner of propane at the time it is recovered at a gas processing plant or refinery;
(6) the term propane means a hydrocarbon whose chemical composition is predominantly C[3]H[8], whether recovered from natural gas or crude oil, and includes liquefied petroleum gases and mixtures thereof;
(7) the term public member means a member of the Council, other than a representative of producers or retail marketers, representing significant users of propane, public safety officials, academia, the propane research community, or other groups knowledgeable about propane;
(8) the term qualified industry organization means the National Propane Gas Association, the Gas Processors Association, a successor association of such associations, or a group of retail marketers or producers who collectively represent at least 25 percent of the volume of propane sold or produced in the United States;
(9) the term retail marketer means a person engaged primarily in the sale of odorized propane to the ultimate consumer or to retail propane dispensers;
(10) the term retail propane dispenser means a person who sells odorized propane to the ultimate consumer but is not engaged primarily in the business of such sales; and
(11) the term Secretary means the Secretary of Energy.