7 U.S. Code § 8781 - Administration generally

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(a) Use of Commodity Credit Corporation
Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, the Secretary shall use the funds, facilities, and authorities of the Commodity Credit Corporation to carry out this chapter.
(b) Determinations by Secretary
A determination made by the Secretary under this chapter shall be final and conclusive.
(c) Regulations
(1) In general
Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, not later than 90 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary and the Commodity Credit Corporation, as appropriate, shall promulgate such regulations as are necessary to implement this chapter and the amendments made by this chapter.
(2) Procedure
The promulgation of the regulations and administration of this chapter and the amendments made by this chapter shall be made without regard to—
(A) chapter 35 of title 44 (commonly known as the “Paperwork Reduction Act”);
(B) the Statement of Policy of the Secretary of Agriculture effective July 24, 1971 (36 Fed. Reg. 13804), relating to notices of proposed rulemaking and public participation in rulemaking; and
(C) the notice and comment provisions of section 553 of title 5.
(3) Congressional review of agency rulemaking
In carrying out this subsection, the Secretary shall use the authority provided under section 808 of title 5.
(4) Interim regulations
Notwithstanding paragraphs (1) and (2), the Secretary shall implement the amendments made by sections 1603 and 1604 for the 2009 crop, fiscal, or program year, as appropriate, through the promulgation of an interim rule.
(d) Adjustment authority related to trade agreements compliance
(1) Required determination; adjustment
If the Secretary determines that expenditures under this chapter that are subject to the total allowable domestic support levels under the Uruguay Round Agreements (as defined in section 3501 of title 19) will exceed such allowable levels for any applicable reporting period, the Secretary shall, to the maximum extent practicable, make adjustments in the amount of such expenditures during that period to ensure that such expenditures do not exceed such allowable levels.
(2) Congressional notification
Before making any adjustment under paragraph (1), the Secretary shall submit to the Committee on Agriculture of the House of Representatives or the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry of the Senate a report describing the determination made under that paragraph and the extent of the adjustment to be made.

Source

(Pub. L. 110–234, title I, § 1601,May 22, 2008, 122 Stat. 1000; Pub. L. 110–246, § 4(a), title I, § 1601,June 18, 2008, 122 Stat. 1664, 1728.)
References in Text

This chapter, referred to in text, was in the original “this title”, meaning title I of Pub. L. 110–246, June 18, 2008, 122 Stat. 1664, which enacted this chapter and sections 1359kk, 1359ll, and 7287 of this title, amended sections 450l, 608c, 1308, 1308–1, 1308–2, 1308–3a, 1308a, 1359aa to 1359gg, 1359ii, 1471g, 1524, 1637b, 4502, 4504, 4531, 7284, 7286, 7333, 7416a, 7971, 7991, and 8204 of this title, section 1141j of Title 12, Banks and Banking, section 713a–14 of Title 15, Commerce and Trade, sections 590h and 2106a of Title 16, Conservation, section 2401 of Title 19, Customs Duties, repealed sections 1359kk, 7993, and 8000 of this title, and enacted provisions set out as notes under sections 1308, 1308–3a, 3602, 7272 and 7333 of this title. For complete classification of title I to the Code, see Tables.
The date of enactment of this Act, referred to in subsec. (c)(1), is the date of enactment of Pub. L. 110–246, which was approved June 18, 2008.
Sections 1603 and 1604, referred to in subsec. (c)(4), are sections 1603 and 1604 ofPub. L. 110–246, title I, June 18 2008, 122 Stat. 1730, 1740, which amended sections 1308 to 1308–3a, 1308a, 1471g, 1524, 7333, and 8204 of this title, section 2106a of Title 16, Conservation, and section 2401 of Title 19, Customs Duties, and enacted provisions set out as notes under sections 1308, 1308–3a, and 7333 of this title. For complete classification of sections 1603 and 1604 to the Code, see Tables.
Codification

Pub. L. 110–234and Pub. L. 110–246enacted identical sections. Pub. L. 110–234was repealed by section 4(a) ofPub. L. 110–246.
Section is comprised of section 1601 ofPub. L. 110–246. Subsec. (e) ofsection 1601 of Pub. L. 110–246amended section 7991 of this title.

 

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