6 U.S. Code § 239 - Office of Cargo Security Policy

§ 239.
Office of Cargo Security Policy
(a) Establishment

There is established within the Department an Office of Cargo Security Policy (referred to in this section as the “Office”).

(b) PurposeThe Office shall—
coordinate all Department policies relating to cargo security; and
consult with stakeholders and coordinate with other Federal agencies in the establishment of standards and regulations and to promote best practices.
(c) Director
(1) AppointmentThe Office shall be headed by a Director, who shall—
be appointed by the Secretary; and
report to the Assistant Secretary for Policy.
(2) ResponsibilitiesThe Director shall—
advise the Assistant Secretary for Policy in the development of Department-wide policies regarding cargo security;
coordinate all policies relating to cargo security among the agencies and offices within the Department relating to cargo security; and
coordinate the cargo security policies of the Department with the policies of other executive agencies.
Rule of Construction

Pub. L. 109–347, title III, § 301(c), Oct. 13, 2006, 120 Stat. 1920, provided that:

“Nothing in this section [enacting this section and section 1001 of this title] shall be construed to affect—
the authorities, functions, or capabilities of the Coast Guard to perform its missions; or
the requirement under section 888 of the Homeland Security Act (6 U.S.C. 468) that those authorities, functions, and capabilities be maintained intact.”


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