16 U.S. Code § 2001 - Congressional findings
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The Congress finds that:
(1) There is a growing demand on the soil, water, and related resources of the Nation to meet present and future needs.
(2) The Congress, in its concern for sustained use of the resource base of the United States, has ensured that the Department of Agriculture possesses information, technical expertise, and a delivery system for providing assistance to land users with respect to conservation and use of soils; plants; woodlands; watershed protection and flood prevention; the conservation, development, utilization, and disposal of water; animal husbandry; fish and wildlife management; recreation; community development; and related resource uses.
(3) Appraisal and inventory of resources, assessment and inventory of conservation needs, evaluation of the effects of conservation practices, and analyses of alternative approaches to existing conservation programs are basic to effective soil, water, and related natural resource conservation.
Source(Pub. L. 95–192, § 2,Nov. 18, 1977, 91 Stat. 1407; Pub. L. 103–354, title II, § 246(f)(2)(A),Oct. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 3225; Pub. L. 110–234, title II, § 2804(a),May 22, 2008, 122 Stat. 1086; Pub. L. 110–246, § 4(a), title II, § 2804(a),June 18, 2008, 122 Stat. 1664, 1814.)
Pub. L. 110–234and Pub. L. 110–246made identical amendments to this section. The amendments by Pub. L. 110–234were repealed by section 4(a) ofPub. L. 110–246.
2008—Par. (2). Pub. L. 110–246, § 2804(a)(1), substituted “base of the” for “base, of the”.
Pars. (3), (4). Pub. L. 110–246, § 2804(a)(2), added par. (3), redesignated former par. (3) as (4), and struck out “Resource appraisal is basic to effective soil and water conservation.” before “Since individual”.
1994—Par. (2). Pub. L. 103–354struck out “created the Soil Conservation Service” after “resource base,” and substituted “, has ensured that the Department of Agriculture” for “Department of Agriculture which” after “United States”.
Effective Date of 2008 Amendment
Amendment of this section and repeal of Pub. L. 110–234by Pub. L. 110–246effective May 22, 2008, the date of enactment of Pub. L. 110–234, see section 4 ofPub. L. 110–246, set out as an Effective Date note under section 8701 of Title 7, Agriculture.
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