16 U.S. Code § 4501 - Forestry and related natural resource assistance
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(a) Focus of activities
To achieve the maximum impact from activities undertaken under the authority of this chapter, the Secretary shall focus such activities on the key countries which could have a substantial impact on emissions of greenhouse gases related to global warming.
(b) Authority for international forestry activities
In support of forestry and related natural resource activities outside of the United States and its territories and possessions, the Secretary of Agriculture may—
(1) provide assistance that promotes sustainable development and global environmental stability, including assistance for—
(C) rehabilitation of cutover lands, eroded watersheds, and areas damaged by wildfires or other natural disasters;
(2) share technical, managerial, extension, and administrative skills related to public and private natural resource administration;
(3) provide education and training opportunities to promote the transfer and utilization of scientific information and technologies;
(4) engage in scientific exchange and cooperative research with foreign governmental, educational, technical and research institutions; and
(c) Eligible countries
The Secretary shall undertake the activities described in subsection (b) of this section, in countries that receive assistance from the Agency for International Development only at the request, or with the concurrence, of the Administrator of the Agency for International Development.
Source(Pub. L. 101–513, title VI, § 602,Nov. 5, 1990, 104 Stat. 2070; Pub. L. 102–574, § 2(b)(1),Oct. 29, 1992, 106 Stat. 4596.)
References in Text
This chapter, referred to in subsecs. (a) and (b), was in the original “this title”, meaning title VI of Pub. L. 101–513, Nov. 5, 1990, 104 Stat. 2070, which is classified principally to this chapter. For complete classification of title VI to the Code, see Short Title note set out below and Tables.
1992—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 102–574struck out “(hereinafter referred to in this chapter as the Secretary)” after “Agriculture” in introductory provisions.
Short Title of 1992 Amendment
Pub. L. 102–574, § 1,Oct. 29, 1992, 106 Stat. 4593, provided that: “This Act [enacting sections 4502a and 4503a to 4503d of this title, amending this section and section 4503 of this title, and enacting provisions set out as notes under sections 4502a and 4503a of this title] may be cited as the ‘Hawaii Tropical Forest Recovery Act’.”