Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
(a) Delegations. Pursuant to § 2.22(a)(2) and (a)(6) through (a)(9), and subject to reservations in § 2.22(b)(2), the following delegations of authority are made by the Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs to the Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service: Exercise functions of the Secretary of Agriculture under the following authorities:
(1) Administer the Foreign Service personnel system for employees of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service in accordance with 22 U.S.C. 3922, except that this delegation does not include the authority to approve joint regulations issued by the Department of State relating to administration of the Foreign Service, nor an authority to represent the Department of Agriculture in interagency consultations and negotiations with the other foreign affairs agencies with respect to joint regulations.
(2) The Terminal Inspection Act, as amended (7 U.S.C. 166 ).
(12) Conduct diagnostic and related activities necessary to prevent, detect, control or eradicate foot-and-mouth disease and other foreign animal diseases (21 U.S.C. 113a ).
(13) The Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946, section 203, 205, as amended (7 U.S.C. 1622, 1624 ), with respect to voluntary inspection and certification of animal products; inspection, testing, treatment, and certification of animals; and a program to investigate and develop solutions to the problems resulting from the use of sulfonamides in swine.
(14) Talmadge-Aiken Act (7 U.S.C. 450) with respect to cooperation with States in control and eradication of plant and animal diseases and pests.
(15) Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended (50 U.S.C. App. 2061 et seq. ), and title VI of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5195et seq.), relating to protection of livestock, poultry and crops and products thereof from biological and chemical warfare; and utilization or disposal of livestock and poultry exposed to radiation.
(22) Title III (and title IV to the extent that it relates to activities under title III) of the Federal Seed Act, as amended (7 U.S.C. 1581-161 0).
(23) Authority to prescribe the amounts of commuted traveltime allowances and the circumstances under which such allowances may be paid to employees covered by the Act of August 28, 1950 (7 U.S.C. 2260 ).
(24) Provide management support services for the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration, and the Agricultural Marketing Service as agreed upon by the agencies with authority to take actions required by law or regulation. As used herein, the term management support services includes budget, finance, personnel, procurement, property management, communications, paperwork management, and related administrative services.
(25) Coordinate the development and carrying out by Department agencies of all matters and functions pertaining to the Department's regulation of biotechnology, and act as liaison on all matters and functions pertaining to the regulation of biotechnology between agencies within the Department and between the Department and other governmental and private organizations.
(28) Authority to work with developed and transitional countries on agricultural and related research and extension, with respect to animal and plant health, including providing technical assistance, training, and advice to persons from such countries engaged in such activities and the stationing of scientists at national and international institutions in such countries (7 U.S.C. 3291(a)(3) ).
(29) With respect to land and facilities under his or her authority, exercise the functions delegated to the Secretary by Executive Order 12580, 3 CFR, 1987 Comp., p. 193, under the following provisions of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (“the Act”), as amended:
(i) Sections 104 (a), (b), and (c)(4) of the Act (42 U.S.C. 9604 (a), (b), and (c)(4)), with respect to removal and remedial actions in the event of release or threatened release of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant into the environment;
(ii) Sections 104(e) -(h) of the Act (42 U.S.C. 9604(e) -(h)), with respect to information gathering and access requests and orders; compliance with Federal health and safety standards and wage and labor standards applicable to covered work; and emergency procurement powers;
(iii) Section 104(i)(11) of the Act (42 U.S.C. 9604(i)(11) ), with respect to the reduction of exposure to significant risk to human health;
(iv) Section 104(j) of the Act (42 U.S.C. 9604(j) ), with respect to the acquisition of real property and interests in real property required to conduct a remedial action;
(v) The first two sentences of section 105(d) of the Act (42 U.S.C. 9605(d) ), with respect to petitions for preliminary assessment of a release or threatened release;
(vi) Section 105(f) of the Act (42 U.S.C. 9605(f) ), with respect to consideration of the availability of qualified minority firms in awarding contracts, but excluding that portion of section 105(f) pertaining to the annual report to Congress;
(vii) Section 109 of the Act (42 U.S.C. 9609 ), with respect to the assessment of civil penalties for violations of section 122 of the Act (42 U.S.C. 9622 ), and the granting of awards to individuals providing information;
(viii) Section 111(f) of the Act (42 U.S.C. 9611(f) ), with respect to the designation of officials who may obligate money in the Hazardous Substances Superfund;
(ix) Section 113(k) of the Act (42 U.S.C. 9613(k) ), with respect to establishing an administrative record upon which to base the selection of a response action and identifying and notifying potentially responsible parties;
(x) Section 116(a) of the Act (42 U.S.C. 9616(a) ), with respect to preliminary assessment and site inspection of facilities;
(xi) Sections 117 (a) and (c) of the Act (42 U.S.C. 9617 (a) and (c)), with respect to public participation in the preparation of any plan for remedial action and explanation of variances from the final remedial action plan for any remedial action or enforcement action, including any settlement or consent decree entered into;
(xii) Section 119 of the Act (42 U.S.C. 9119 ), with respect to indemnifying response action contractors;
(xiii) Section 121 of the Act (42 U.S.C. 9621 ), with respect to cleanup standards; and
(xiv) Section 122 of the Act (42 U.S.C. 9622 ), with respect to settlements, but excluding section 122(b)(1) of the Act (42 U.S.C. 9622(b)(1) ), related to mixed funding agreements.
(30) With respect to facilities and activities under his or her authority, to exercise the authority of the Secretary of Agriculture pursuant to section 1-102 related to compliance with applicable pollution control standards and section 1-601 of Executive Order 12088, 3 CFR, 1978 Comp., p. 243, to enter into an inter-agency agreement with the United States Environmental Protection Agency, or an administrative consent order or a consent judgment in an appropriate State, interstate, or local agency, containing a plan and schedule to achieve and maintain compliance with applicable pollution control standards established pursuant to the following:
(i) Solid Waste Disposal Act, as amended by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, as further amended by the Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments, and the Federal Facility Compliance Act (42 U.S.C. 6901et seq.);
(ii) Federal Water Pollution Prevention and Control Act, as amended (33 U.S.C. 1251et seq.);
(vi) Toxic Substances Control Act, as amended (15 U.S.C. 2601et seq. );
(vii) Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act, as amended (7 U.S.C. 136et seq. ); and
(viii) Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, as amended by the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (42 U.S.C. 9601et seq. ).
(31) Authority to prescribe and collect fees under the Act of August 31, 1951, as amended (31 U.S.C. 9701 ), and sections 2508 and 2509 of the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990 (21 U.S.C. 136, 136a ), as amended.
(33) Enter into cooperative research and development agreements with industry, universities, and others; institute a cash award program to reward scientific, engineering, and technical personnel; award royalties to inventors; and retain and use royalty income (15 U.S.C. 3710a-371 0c).
(40) The responsibilities of the United States related to activities of the Office International des Epizooties.
(41) Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002 (Title II, Subtitles B and C; of the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness Response Act of 2002 (7 U.S.C. 8401 note, 8401, 8411)).
(42) Implement the information disclosure authorities of section 1619(b)(3)(A) of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 8791(b)(3)(A) ).
(43) Section 7524 of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (21 U.S.C. 113a note), except for the suspension, revocation, or other impairment of a permit issued under that section.
(44) Section 10202 of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 7761 ).
(46) Section 14216 of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (Pub. L. 110-246).
(47) Section 1672(h)(3) of the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990 (7 U.S.C. 5925(h)(3)) regarding honey bee pest and pathogen surveillance.
(b) Reservation. The following authority is reserved to the Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs: The authority to make determinations under 35 U.S.C. 156 as to whether an applicant acted with due diligence.