16 U.S. Code § 1642 - Investigations, experiments, tests, and other activities
Not later than the end of each full fiscal year beginning after June 23, 1998, the Secretary shall prepare for each State, in cooperation with the State forester for the State, an inventory of forests and their resources in the State.
On completion of the inventory for a year, the Secretary shall make available to the public a compilation of all data collected for that year from measurements of sample plots as well as any analysis made of the samples.
To ensure uniform and consistent data collection for all forest land that is publicly or privately owned and for each State, the Secretary shall develop, in consultation with State foresters and Federal land management agencies not under the jurisdiction of the Secretary, and publish national standards and definitions to be applied in inventorying and analyzing forests and their resources under this subsection. The standards shall include a core set of variables to be measured on all sample plots under paragraph (2) and a standard set of tables to be included in the reports under paragraph (3).
The Secretary shall obtain authorization from property owners prior to collecting data from sample plots located on private property pursuant to paragraphs (2) and (3).
The Federal revenue codes, referred to in subsec. (d)(2), are classified generally to Title 26, Internal Revenue Code.
1998—Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 105–185, § 253(b), added subsec. (d) and struck out former subsec. (d) which read as follows: “The Secretary is authorized to conduct, support, and cooperate in studies and other activities the Secretary deems necessary to—
“(1) evaluate renewable resource management problems associated with urban-forest interface;
“(2) assess effects of changes in Federal revenue codes on private forest management and investment; and
Subsec. (d)(3). Pub. L. 105–277 substituted “At the request of the Governor of the State of Maine, New Hampshire, New York, or Vermont, the Secretary” for “The Secretary”.
Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 105–185, § 253(c), added subsec. (e).
1990—Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 101–624, § 1241(a)(1), inserted “, including activities for encouraging improved reforestation of forest lands from which timber has been harvested” after “purposes”.
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 101–624, § 1241(a)(2), designated existing provisions as par. (1) and added par. (2).
Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 101–624, § 1241(a)(3), added subsec. (d).
1988—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 100–521 added subsec. (c).
1980—Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 96–294, § 254(1), inserted applicability to energy production and energy conservation activities.
Subsec. (a)(4). Pub. L. 96–294, § 254(2), inserted applicability to producing and conserving energy.
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