A private body and, for the purposes of the EAFRD Regulation only, a natural or legal person responsible for initiating, or initiating and implementing operations.

Buffer zone
An area adjacent to the infected zone in which measures to eradicate the organism and all the measures necessary to limit the spread of the bacterium and to keep it free must be implemented.

Business plan
Mandatory technical document referred to in Article 19(4) of Regulation (EU) No 1305/2013.