16 U.S. Code § 2109 - General provisions
(a) Cooperative and coordinating requirements for implementation of programs, etc.
In implementing this chapter, the Secretary shall, to the maximum extent practicable—
(2) encourage cooperation and coordination between State foresters or equivalent State officials and other State agencies that manage renewable natural resources;
(3) use and encourage cooperators under this chapter to use, private agencies, consultants, organizations, firms, and individuals to furnish necessary materials and services; and
(b) Availability of appropriations
Money appropriated under this chapter shall remain available until expended.
(c) Consultation requirements for implementation of programs, etc.
Requirements for the development of State forest resources programs and State participation in management assistance, planning assistance, and technology implementation, the apportionment of funds among States participating under this chapter, the administrative expenses in connection with activities and programs under this chapter, and the amounts to be expended by the Secretary to assist non-State cooperators under this chapter, shall be determined by the Secretary in consultation with a committee of not less than five State foresters or equivalent State officials selected by a majority of the State foresters or equivalent State officials from States participating in programs under this chapter. However, the Secretary need not consult with such committee regarding funds to be expended under emergency conditions that the Secretary may determine.
For the purposes of this chapter—
(1) The terms “United States” and “State” shall include each of the several States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands of the United States, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Republic of Palau, and the territories and possessions of the United States;
(2) The term “forest resources” shall include esthetics, fish and wildlife, forage, outdoor recreation opportunities, timber, and water; and
(e) Rules and regulations
The Secretary may prescribe rules and regulations, as the Secretary deems appropriate, to implement the provisions of this chapter.
(f) Granting, etc., authorities
The Secretary is authorized to make grants, agreements, contracts, and other arrangements the Secretary deems necessary to implement this chapter.
(g) Construction of statutory provisions
This chapter shall be construed as supplementing all other laws relating to the Department of Agriculture and shall not be construed as limiting or repealing any existing law or authority of the Secretary, except as specifically cited in section 2111 of this title.
(h) Additional assistance
In addition to the authority provided elsewhere in this chapter, the Secretary may provide assistance to other countries with respect to the activities described in paragraphs (1) through (10) of section 2102 (b) of this title, paragraphs (1) through (5) of section 2104 (b)  of this title, and paragraphs (1) through (3) of section 2105 (b) of this title. For the purposes of providing assistance to other countries under this subsection, the term “non-Federal forest land” shall mean any forest land and related renewable natural resources in such countries. In providing the assistance authorized under this subsection, the Secretary shall coordinate with other Federal officials, departments, agencies, or international organizations, as the President may direct. The references to “State foresters or equivalent State officials” in this chapter shall not apply to the assistance provided by the Secretary to other countries under this subsection.
 See References in Text note below.
Source(Pub. L. 95–313, § 13, formerly § 10,July 1, 1978, 92 Stat. 373; Pub. L. 101–513, title VI, § 611(b)(3), formerly § 607(b)(3),Nov. 5, 1990, 104 Stat. 2072, renumbered § 611(b)(3),Pub. L. 102–574, § 2(a)(1),Oct. 29, 1992, 106 Stat. 4593; renumbered § 13 and amended Pub. L. 101–624, title XII, §§ 1215(1), 1224 (3),Nov. 28, 1990, 104 Stat. 3525, 3542; Pub. L. 110–234, title VIII, § 8004,May 22, 2008, 122 Stat. 1284; Pub. L. 110–246, § 4(a), title VIII, § 8004,June 18, 2008, 122 Stat. 1664, 2045.)
References in Text
Section 2104 (b) of this title, referred to in subsec. (h), was in the original a reference to section 7 (b), meaning section 7(b) ofPub. L. 95–313, which has been translated as reading section 8(b) ofPub. L. 95–313as the probable intent of Congress. Section 7(b) ofPub. L. 95–313, which is classified to section 2103c of this title, does not contain pars. (1) to (5).
Pub. L. 110–234and Pub. L. 110–246made identical amendments to this section. The amendments by Pub. L. 110–234were repealed by section 4(a) ofPub. L. 110–246.
A prior section 13 ofPub. L. 95–313was renumbered section 16 and is classified to section 2111 of this title.
2008—Subsec. (d)(1). Pub. L. 110–246, § 8004, substituted “the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Republic of Palau,” for “the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands,”.
1990—Subsec. (g). Pub. L. 101–624, § 1224(3), made technical amendment to reference to section 2111 of this title to reflect renumbering of corresponding section of original act.
Subsec. (h). Pub. L. 101–513, which directed amendment of section 12 ofPub. L. 95–313by adding a new subsec. (h), was executed to this section to reflect the probable intent of Congress.
Effective Date of 2008 Amendment