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Subject 40-14-1 DEFINITIONS

Rule 40-14-1-.01 Short Title

These regulations shall be cited as the "Georgia State Warehouse Regulations."

Rule 40-14-1-.02 Definitions

The following words or terms shall have the meaning set forth herein when used in these rules and regulations.

(a) "Act" means the Georgia State Warehouse Act.
(b) "Agricultural product" means individually and collectively all grains, cotton, meat, fruit, vegetables, and other farm products offered or accepted for storage in their raw or natural state; provided, however, that products which have been processed only to the extent of shelling, cleaning, and grading shall be included; and, provided, further, that any warehouseman storing refrigerated or processed agricultural products may, at his option, come under the operation of this article.
(c) "Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Agriculture.
(d) "Director" means the officer who has been lawfully commissioned, appointed, and delegated to supervise the section of the Marketing Division of the Department of Agriculture which is responsible for administering this Act.
(e) "Examiner" means an employee charged with the duty of making and reporting warehouse examinations.
(f) "Field Supervisor" means an employee charged with the duty of supervising warehouse examinations and examiners.
(g) "Grain" means all products commonly classified as grain, such as wheat, corn, oats, barley, rye, rice, field peas, soybeans, clover, grain sorghum, and other products ordinarily stored in grain warehouses.
(h) "Person" means any individual, partnership, firm, corporation, association, or other organized group having a joint or common interest.
(i) "Producer" means a farmer or grower of agricultural products.
(j) "Public warehouse" or "warehouse" means any building, structure, or other enclosure other than a refrigerated building or structure in this state at which any agricultural product is received from the public for storage for hire.
(k) "Receipt" means a warehouse receipt issued under this article.
(l) "Storer" means the depositor of agricultural products stored under a non-negotiable receipt or the holder of a negotiable receipt for such products issued by a warehouseman licensed under this article.
(m) "Temporary Grain Storage Unit" means a structure or device used for temporary storage purposes.
(n) "Temporary Storage" means space used for a year or less for storage of grain on a temporary basis due to a need for additional storage in excess of permanent storage capacity.
(o) "Warehouseman" means a person engaged in the business of operating a warehouse or any person who uses or undertakes to use a warehouse for the purpose of storing agricultural products for compensation for more than one person; provided, however, any person operating a warehouse not covered by this article may elect to come under this article.