7 U.S. Code § 7784 - Agreements

(a) Consultation and consent
In carrying out an agreement under this section, the Secretary shall—
(1) if the activities funded under the agreement will take place on Federal land, consult with the heads of the Federal agencies having jurisdiction over the land; or
(2) obtain the written consent of the non-Federal landowner.
(b) Application of other laws
The Secretary may enter into agreements under this section with weed management entities notwithstanding sections 6301 through 6309 of title 31 and other laws relating to the procurement of goods and services for the Federal Government.
(c) Eligible activities
Activities carried out under an agreement under this section may include the following:
(1) Education, inventories and mapping, management, monitoring, methods development, and other capacity building activities, including the payment of the cost of personnel and equipment that promote control or eradication of noxious weeds.
(2) Other activities to control or eradicate noxious weeds.
(d) Selection of activities
Activities funded under this section shall be selected by the Secretary taking into consideration the following:
(1) The severity of the noxious weeds problem or potential problem addressed by the activities.
(2) The likelihood that the activity will prevent or resolve the problem, or increase knowledge about resolving similar problems.
(3) The extent to which the activity will provide a comprehensive approach to the control or eradication of noxious weeds.
(4) The extent to which the program will improve the overall capacity of the United States to address noxious weed control and management.
(5) The extent to which the project promotes cooperation and participation between States that have common interests in controlling and eradicating noxious weeds.
(6) Other factors that the Secretary determines to be relevant.
(e) Regional, State, and local involvement
In determining which activities receive funding under this section, the Secretary shall, to the maximum extent practicable—
(1) rely on technical and merit reviews provided by regional, State, or local weed management experts; and
(2) give priority to activities that maximize the involvement of State, local, and, where applicable, representatives of Indian Tribe governments.
(f) Rapid response program
At the request of the Governor of a State, the Secretary may enter into a cooperative agreement with a weed management entity in that State to enable rapid response to outbreaks of noxious weeds at a stage which rapid eradication and control is possible and to ensure eradication or immediate control of the noxious weeds if—
(1) there is a demonstrated need for the assistance;
(2) the noxious weed is considered to be a significant threat to native fish, wildlife, or their habitats, as determined by the Secretary;
(3) the economic impact of delaying action is considered by the Secretary to be substantial; and
(4) the proposed response to such threat—
(A) is technically feasible;
(B) economically responsible; and
(C) minimizes adverse impacts to the structure and function of an ecosystem and adverse effects on nontarget species and ecosystems.

Source

(Pub. L. 106–224, title IV, § 455, as added Pub. L. 108–412, § 1,Oct. 30, 2004, 118 Stat. 2322.)

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7 CFR - Agriculture

7 CFR Part 300 - INCORPORATION BY REFERENCE

7 CFR Part 301 - DOMESTIC QUARANTINE NOTICES

7 CFR Part 302 - DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA; MOVEMENT OF PLANTS AND PLANT PRODUCTS

7 CFR Part 305 - PHYTOSANITARY TREATMENTS

7 CFR Part 318 - STATE OF HAWAII AND TERRITORIES QUARANTINE NOTICES

7 CFR Part 319 - FOREIGN QUARANTINE NOTICES

7 CFR Part 322 - BEES, BEEKEEPING BYPRODUCTS, AND BEEKEEPING EQUIPMENT

7 CFR Part 330 - FEDERAL PLANT PEST REGULATIONS; GENERAL; PLANT PESTS; SOIL, STONE, AND QUARRY PRODUCTS; GARBAGE

7 CFR Part 340 - INTRODUCTION OF ORGANISMS AND PRODUCTS ALTERED OR PRODUCED THROUGH GENETIC ENGINEERING WHICH ARE PLANT PESTS OR WHICH THERE IS REASON TO BELIEVE ARE PLANT PESTS

7 CFR Part 351 - IMPORTATION OF PLANTS OR PLANT PRODUCTS BY MAIL

7 CFR Part 352 - PLANT QUARANTINE SAFEGUARD REGULATIONS

7 CFR Part 353 - EXPORT CERTIFICATION

7 CFR Part 354 - OVERTIME SERVICES RELATING TO IMPORTS AND EXPORTS; AND USER FEES

7 CFR Part 360 - NOXIOUS WEED REGULATIONS

7 CFR Part 380 - RULES OF PRACTICE GOVERNING PROCEEDINGS UNDER CERTAIN ACTS

9 CFR - Animals and Animal Products

9 CFR Part 94 - RINDERPEST, FOOT-AND-MOUTH DISEASE, EXOTIC NEWCASTLE DISEASE, AFRICAN SWINE FEVER, CLASSICAL SWINE FEVER, SWINE VESICULAR DISEASE, AND BOVINE SPONGIFORM ENCEPHALOPATHY: PROHIBITED AND RESTRICTED IMPORTATIONS

 

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