5 U.S.C. § 551(6) (2010) (Title 5—Chapter 5: Administrative Procedure)
“Order” means the whole or a part of a final disposition, whether affirmative, negative, injunctive, or declaratory in form, of an agency in a matter other than rule making but including licensing.
NOTE: “Rule making” is defined in 5 U.S.C. § 551(5) (Title 5—Chapter 5: Administrative Procedure) (“'Rule Making' means agency process for formulating, amending, or repealing a rule.”). “Rule” is defined in 5 U.S.C. § 551(4) (2010) (Title 5—Chapter 5: Administrative Procedure) (“‘Rule’ means the whole or a part of an agency statement of general or particular applicability and future effect designed to implement, interpret, or prescribe law or policy or describing the organization, procedure, or practice requirements of an agency and includes the approval or prescription for the future of rates, wages, corporate or financial structures or reorganizations thereof, prices, facilities, appliances, services or allowances therefor or of valuations, costs, or accounting, or practices bearing on any of the foregoing.”).