§ 2.85 Director, Office of Intergovernmental Affairs.
(a) Delegations. Pursuant to § 2.23, the following delegations of authority are made by the Assistant Secretary for Congressional Relations to the Director, Office of Intergovernmental Affairs:
(1) Coordinate all programs involving intergovernmental affairs including State and local government relations and liaison with:
(i) National Association of State Departments of Agriculture;
(ii) Office of Intergovernmental Relations (Office of Vice President);
(iii) Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations;
(iv) Council of State Governments;
(v) National Governors Conference;
(vi) National Association of Counties;
(vii) National League of Cities;
(viii) International City Managers Association;
(ix) U.S. Conference of Mayors; and
(x) Such other State and Federal agencies, departments, and organizations as are necessary in carrying out the responsibilities of this office.
(2) Maintain oversight of the activities of USDArepresentatives to the 10 Federal Regional councils.
(3) Serve as the USDA contact with the Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations for implementation of OMB Circular A-85 to provide advance notification to State and local governments of proposed changes in Department programs that affect such governments.