16 U.S. Code § 941e - Establishment of offices

§ 941e.
Establishment of offices
(a) Great Lakes Coordination Office
(1) In general

The Director shall establish a centrally located facility for the coordination of all United States Fish and Wildlife Service activities in the Great Lakes Basin, to be known as the “Great Lakes Coordination Office”.

(2) Functional responsibilitiesThe functional responsibilities of the Great Lakes Coordination Office shall include—
(A)
intra- and interagency coordination;
(B)
information distribution; and
(C)
public outreach.
(3) RequirementsThe Great Lakes Coordination Office shall—
(A)
ensure that information acquired under this chapter is made available to the public; and
(B)
report to the Director of Region 3, Great Lakes Big Rivers.
(b) Lower Great Lakes Fishery Resources Office
(1) In general

The Director shall establish an office with necessary administrative and technical support services to carry out all United States Fish and Wildlife Service operational activities related to fishery resource protection, restoration, maintenance, and enhancement in the lower Great Lakes.

(2) Name and location

The office shall be known as the “Lower Great Lakes Fishery Resources Office”, and shall be centrally located in the lower Great Lakes so as to facilitate fishery resource restoration and enhancement activities relating to the lower Great Lakes.

(3) Responsibilities

The responsibilities of the Lower Great Lakes Fishery Resources Office shall include operational activities of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service related to fishery resource protection, restoration, maintenance, and enhancement in the Lower Great Lakes.

(c) Upper Great Lakes Fishery Resources Offices
(1) In general

The Director shall establish one or more offices with necessary administrative and technical support services to carry out United States Fish and Wildlife Service operational activities related to fishery resource protection, restoration, maintenance, and enhancement in the upper Great Lakes.

(2) Name and location

Each of the offices shall be known as an “Upper Great Lakes Fishery Resources Office”, and shall be appropriately located so as to facilitate fishery resource activities in the upper Great Lakes.

(3) Responsibilities

The responsibilities of the Upper Great Lakes Fishery Resources Offices shall include operational activities of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service related to fishery resource protection, restoration, maintenance, and enhancement in the Upper Great Lakes.

Codification

Title I of Pub. L. 101–537 and title II of Pub. L. 101–646 enacted substantially identical sections. Title II of Pub. L. 101–646 was repealed by Pub. L. 105–265.

Amendments

2006—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 109–326, § 6(1), added subsec. (a) and struck out former subsec. (a). Text read as follows: “The Director shall establish a centrally located facility for the coordination of all United States Fish and Wildlife Service activities in the Great Lakes Basin, to be known as the ‘Great Lakes Coordination Office’. The functional responsibilities of the Great Lakes Coordination Office shall include intra- and interagency coordination, information distribution, and public awareness outreach. The Great Lakes Coordination Office shall include all administrative and technical support necessary to carry out its responsibilities.”

Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 109–326, § 6(2), designated first and second sentences of subsec. (b) as pars. (1) and (2), respectively, inserted headings, and added par. (3).

Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 109–326, § 6(3), designated first and second sentences of subsec. (c) as pars. (1) and (2), respectively, inserted headings, and added par. (3).

1996—Pub. L. 104–332 made technical amendment to Pub. L. 101–646, § 2007, which enacted this section.

 

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