12 USC 3350 - Definitions

For purposes of this chapter:
(1) State appraiser certifying and licensing agency 
The term State appraiser certifying and licensing agency means a State agency established in compliance with this chapter.
(2) Appraisal Subcommittee; subcommittee 
The terms Appraisal Subcommittee and subcommittee mean the Appraisal Subcommittee of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council.
(3) Council 
The term Council means the Federal Financial Institutions Examinations Council.
(4) Federally related transaction 
The term federally related transaction means any real estate-related financial transaction which

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(A) a federal financial institutions regulatory agency or the Resolution Trust Corporation engages in, contracts for, or regulates; and
(B) requires the services of an appraiser.
(5) Real estate related financial transaction 
The term real estate-related financial transaction means any transaction involving
(A) the sale, lease, purchase, investment in or exchange of real property, including interests in property, or the financing thereof;
(B) the refinancing of real property or interests in real property; and
(C) the use of real property or interests in property as security for a loan or investment, including mortgage-backed securities.
(6) Federal financial institutions regulatory agencies 
The term Federal financial institutions regulatory agencies means the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporations, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Office of Thrift Supervision, and the National Credit Union Administration.
(7) Financial institution 
The term financial institution means an insured depository institution as defined in section 1813 of this title or an insured credit union as defined in section 1752 of this title.
(8) Chairperson 
The term Chairperson means the Chairperson of the Appraisal Subcommittee selected by the council.[1]
(9) Foundation 
The terms Appraisal Foundation and Foundation means the Appraisal Foundation established on November 30, 1987, as a not for profit corporation under the laws of Illinois.

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(10) Written appraisal 
The term written appraisal means a written statement used in connection with a federally related transaction that is independently and impartially prepared by a licensed or certified appraiser setting forth an opinion of defined value of an adequately described property as of a specific date, supported by presentation and analysis of relevant market information.
[1] So in original. Probably should be capitalized.