7 U.S. Code § 3125a - National Agricultural Library
The purpose of this section is to consolidate and expand the statutory authority for the operation of the library of the Department of Agriculture established pursuant to section 2201 of this title as the primary agricultural information resource of the United States.
There is established in the Department of Agriculture the National Agricultural Library to serve as the primary agricultural information resource of the United States.
The Secretary shall appoint a Director for the National Agricultural Library who shall be subject to the direction of the Secretary.
(d) Functions of Director
The Director may—
(1) acquire, preserve, and manage information and information products and services in all phases of agriculture and allied sciences;
(2) organize agricultural information and information products and services by cataloging, indexing, bibliographical listing, and other appropriate techniques;
(3) provide agricultural information and information products and services to agencies of the Department of Agriculture and the Federal Government, public and private organizations, and individuals, within the United States and internationally;
(4) plan for, coordinate, and evaluate information and library needs related to agricultural research and education;
(5) cooperate with and coordinate efforts among agricultural college and university libraries, in conjunction with private industry and other agricultural library and information centers, toward the development of a comprehensive agricultural library and information network; and
(e) Library products and services
The Director may—
Funds received from sales under subsection (e) of this section shall be deposited in the Treasury of the United States to the credit of the applicable appropriation and shall remain available until expended.
(1) In general
The Director may enter into agreement with, and receive funds from any State, and other political subdivision, organization, business, or individual for the purpose of conducting activities to carry out this section.
Source(Pub. L. 95–113, title XIV, § 1410A, as added Pub. L. 101–624, title XVI, § 1606(a),Nov. 28, 1990, 104 Stat. 3714.)
Enhanced Use Lease Authority Pilot Program
Pub. L. 103–354, title III, § 308, as added by Pub. L. 110–234, title VII, § 7409,May 22, 2008, 122 Stat. 1252, and Pub. L. 110–246, § 4(a), title VII, § 7409,June 18, 2008, 122 Stat. 1664, 2014; Pub. L. 113–79, title VII, §§ 7511, 7605,Feb. 7, 2014, 128 Stat. 901, 912, provided that:
“(a) Establishment.—To enhance the use of real property administered by agencies of the Department, the Secretary may establish a pilot program, in accordance with this section, at the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center of the Agricultural Research Service and the National Agricultural Library to lease nonexcess property of the Center or the Library to any individual or entity, including agencies or instrumentalities of State or local governments.
“(1) In general.—Notwithstanding chapter 5 of subtitle I of title 40, United States Code, the Secretary may lease real property at the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center or the National Agricultural Library in accordance with such terms and conditions as the Secretary may prescribe, if the Secretary determines that the lease—
“(A) is consistent with, and will not adversely affect, the mission of the Department agency administering the property;
“(B) will enhance the use of the property;
“(C) will not permit any portion of Department agency property or any facility of the Department to be used for the public retail or wholesale sale of merchandise or residential development;
“(D) will not permit the construction or modification of facilities financed by non-Federal sources to be used by an agency, except for incidental use; and
“(E) will not include any property or facility required for any Department agency purpose without prior consideration of the needs of the agency.
“(2) Term.—The term of a lease under this section shall not exceed 30 years.
“(A) In general.—Consideration provided for a lease under this section shall be—
“(i) in an amount equal to fair market value, as determined by the Secretary; and
“(ii) in the form of cash.
“(B) Use of funds.—
“(i) In general.—Consideration provided for a lease under this section shall be—“(I) deposited in a capital asset account to be established by the Secretary; and “(II) available until expended, without further appropriation, for maintenance, capital revitalization, and improvements of the Department properties and facilities at the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center and National Agricultural Library.
“(ii) Budgetary treatment.—For purposes of the budget, the amounts described in clause (i) shall not be treated as a receipt of any Department agency or any other agency leasing property under this section.
“(4) Costs.—The lessee shall cover all costs associated with a lease under this section, including the cost of—
“(A) the project to be carried out on property or at a facility covered by the lease;
“(B) provision and administration of the lease;
“(C) construction of any needed facilities;
“(D) provision of applicable utilities; and
“(E) any other facility cost normally associated with the operation of a leased facility.
“(5) Prohibition of use of appropriations.—The Secretary shall not use any funds made available to the Secretary in an appropriations Act for the construction or operating costs of any space covered by a lease under this section.
“(6) Termination of authority.—This section and the authority provided by this section terminate—
“(A) on the date that is 10 years after the date of enactment of this section [June 18, 2008]; or
“(B) with respect to any particular leased property, on the date of termination of the lease.
“(c) Effect of Other Laws.—
“(1) Utilization.—Property that is leased pursuant to this section shall not be considered to be unutilized or underutilized for purposes of section 501 of the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act [now the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act] (42 U.S.C. 11411).
“(2) Disposal.—Property at the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center or the National Agricultural Library that is leased pursuant to this section shall not be considered to be disposed of by sale, lease, rental, excessing, or surplusing for purposes of section 523 ofPublic Law 100–202 (101 Stat. 1329–417).
“(1) In general.—Not later than 90 days after the date of enactment of this section [June 18, 2008], the Secretary shall submit to the Committee on Agriculture of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry of the Senate a report that describes detailed management objectives and performance measurements by which the Secretary intends to evaluate the success of the program under this section.
“(2) Reports.—Not later than 6, 8, and 10 years after the date of enactment of this section [June 18, 2008], the Secretary shall submit to the Committee on Agriculture of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry of the Senate a report describing the implementation of the program under this section, including—
“(A) a copy of each lease entered into pursuant to this section; and
“(B) an assessment by the Secretary of the success of the program using the management objectives and performance measurements developed by the Secretary.”