7 U.S. Code § 1632c - Acer access and development program
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(a) Grants authorized
The Secretary of Agriculture may make competitive grants to States, tribal governments, and research institutions to support the efforts of such States, tribal governments, and research institutions to promote the domestic maple syrup industry through the following activities:
(4) Encouragement of owners and operators of privately held land containing species of trees in the genus Acer—
In submitting an application for a competitive grant under this section, a State, tribal government, or research institution shall include—
(2) a description of the benefits that the State, tribal government, or research institution intends to achieve as a result of engaging in such activities; and
(c) Rule of construction
Nothing in this section shall be construed so as to preempt a State or tribal government law, including a State or tribal government liability law.
(d) Definition of maple-sugaring
In this section, the term “maple-sugaring” means the collection of sap from any species of tree in the genus Acer for the purpose of boiling to produce food.
The Secretary of Agriculture shall promulgate such regulations as are necessary to carry out this section.