7 U.S. Code § 8911 - Office of Homeland Security

prev | next
(a) Establishment
There is established within the Department the Office of Homeland Security (in this section referred to as the “Office”).
(b) Director
The Office shall be headed by a Director of Homeland Security, who shall be appointed by the Secretary.
(c) Responsibilities
The Director of Homeland Security shall—
(1) coordinate all homeland security activities of the Department, including integration and coordination of interagency emergency response plans for—
(A) agricultural disease emergencies;
(B) agroterrorist acts; and
(C) other threats to agricultural biosecurity;
(2) act as the primary liaison on behalf of the Department with other Federal departments and agencies on the coordination of efforts and interagency activities pertaining to agricultural biosecurity; and
(3) advise the Secretary on policies, regulations, processes, budget, and actions pertaining to homeland security.


(Pub. L. 110–234, title XIV, § 14111,May 22, 2008, 122 Stat. 1454; Pub. L. 110–246, § 4(a), title XIV, § 14111,June 18, 2008, 122 Stat. 1664, 2216.)

Pub. L. 110–234and Pub. L. 110–246enacted identical sections. Pub. L. 110–234was repealed by section 4(a) ofPub. L. 110–246.
Definition of “Secretary”

“Secretary” as meaning the Secretary of Agriculture, see section 8701 of this title.

The table below lists the classification updates, since Jan. 3, 2012, for this section. Updates to a broader range of sections may be found at the update page for containing chapter, title, etc.

The most recent Classification Table update that we have noticed was Tuesday, August 13, 2013

An empty table indicates that we see no relevant changes listed in the classification tables. If you suspect that our system may be missing something, please double-check with the Office of the Law Revision Counsel.

7 USCDescription of ChangeSession YearPublic LawStatutes at Large


LII has no control over and does not endorse any external Internet site that contains links to or references LII.