7 U.S. Code § 2330 - Publications
(a) The Secretary may publish, or cause to be published, in such format as the Secretary shall determine to be suitable, the following:
(b) The Secretary may
(1) establish public facilities for the searching of plant variety protection records and materials, and
(2) from time to time, as through an information service, disseminate to the public those portions of the technological and other public information available to or within the Plant Variety Protection Office to encourage innovation and promote the progress of plant breeding.
(c) The Secretary may exchange any of the publications specified for publications desirable for the use of the Plant Variety Protection Office. The Secretary may exchange copies of descriptions, drawings, and photographs of United States protected plant varieties for copies of descriptions, drawings, and photographs of applications and protected plant varieties of foreign countries.
Source(Pub. L. 91–577, title I, § 10,Dec. 24, 1970, 84 Stat. 1543; Pub. L. 96–574, §§ 5–8,Dec. 22, 1980, 94 Stat. 3350; Pub. L. 103–349, § 13(b),Oct. 6, 1994, 108 Stat. 3143.)
1994—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 103–349substituted “the Secretary” for “he” before “shall” in introductory provisions.
1980—Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 96–574, § 5, substituted provisions respecting descriptions for provisions respecting specifications.
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 96–574, §§ 6, 7, struck out subsec. (b) which related to photolithography and lithography, redesignated subsec. (c) as (b) and substituted “plant breeding” for “the useful arts”.
Subsecs. (c), (d). Pub. L. 96–574, §§ 7, 8, redesignatedsubsec. (d) as (c) and substituted “descriptions” for “specifications” in two places. Former subsec. (c) redesignated (b).
Effective Date of 1994 Amendment