7 U.S. Code § 136w–7 - Department of Agriculture minor use program
(a) In general
The Secretary of Agriculture (hereinafter in this section referred to as the “Secretary”) shall assure the coordination of the responsibilities of the Department of Agriculture related to minor uses of pesticides, including—
(1) carrying out the Inter-Regional Project Number 4 (IR–4) as described in section 2 ofPublic Law 89–106 (7 U.S.C. 450i (e)) and the national pesticide resistance monitoring program established under section 1651  of the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990 (7 U.S.C. 5882);
(b) Minor use pesticide data and revolving fund
(1) Minor use pesticide data
(A) Grant authority
The Secretary, in consultation with the Administrator, shall establish a program to make grants for the development of data to support minor use pesticide registrations and reregistrations. The amount of any such grant shall not exceed 1/2 of the cost of the project for which the grant is made.
Any person who wants to develop data to support minor use pesticide registrations and reregistrations may apply for a grant under subparagraph (A). Priority shall be given to an applicant for such a grant who does not directly receive funds from the sale of pesticides registered for minor uses.
(C) Data ownership
Any data that is developed under a grant under subparagraph (A) shall be jointly owned by the Department of Agriculture and the person who received the grant. Such a person shall enter into an agreement with the Secretary under which such person shall share any fee paid to such person under section 136a (c)(1)(F) of this title.
(2) Minor Use Pesticide Data Revolving Fund
There is established in the Treasury of the United States a revolving fund to be known as the Minor Use Pesticide Data Revolving Fund. The Fund shall be available without fiscal year limitation to carry out the authorized purposes of this subsection.
(B) Contents of the Fund
There shall be deposited in the Fund—
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Source(June 25, 1947, ch. 125, § 32, as added Pub. L. 104–170, title II, § 210(j),Aug. 3, 1996, 110 Stat. 1501.)
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