7 U.S. Code § 8310 - Cooperation

(a) In general

To carry out this chapter, the Secretary may cooperate with other Federal agencies, States or political subdivisions of States, national governments of foreign countries, local governments of foreign countries, domestic or international organizations, domestic or international associations, Indian tribes, and other persons.

(b) ResponsibilityThe person or other entity cooperating with the Secretary shall be responsible for the authority necessary to carry out operations or measures—
(1)
on all land and property within a foreign country or State, or under the jurisdiction of an Indian tribe, other than on land and property owned or controlled by the United States; and
(2)
using other facilities and means, as determined by the Secretary.
(c) Screwworms
(1) In general

The Secretary may, independently or in cooperation with national governments of foreign countries or international organizations or associations, produce and sell sterile screwworms to any national government of a foreign country or international organization or association, if the Secretary determines that the livestock industry and related industries of the United States will not be adversely affected by the production and sale.

(2) Proceeds
(A) Independent production and saleIf the Secretary independently produces and sells sterile screwworms under paragraph (1), the proceeds of the sale shall be—
(i)
deposited into the Treasury of the United States; and
(ii)
credited to the account from which the operating expenses of the facility producing the sterile screwworms have been paid.
(B) Cooperative production and sale
(i) In general

If the Secretary cooperates to produce and sell sterile screwworms under paragraph (1), the proceeds of the sale shall be divided between the United States and the cooperating national government or international organization or association in a manner determined by the Secretary.

(ii) AccountThe United States portion of the proceeds shall be—
(I)
deposited into the Treasury of the United States; and
(II)
credited to the account from which the operating expenses of the facility producing the sterile screwworms have been paid.
(d) Cooperation in program administration

The Secretary may cooperate with State authorities, Indian tribe authorities, or other persons in the administration of regulations for the improvement of livestock and livestock products.

(e) Consultation and coordination with other Federal agencies
(1) In general

The Secretary shall consult and coordinate with the head of a Federal agency with respect to any activity that is under the jurisdiction of the Federal agency.

(2) Lead agency

Subject to the consultation and coordination requirement in paragraph (1), the Department of Agriculture shall be the lead agency with respect to issues related to pests and diseases of livestock.

References in Text

This chapter, referred to in subsec. (a), was in the original “this subtitle”, meaning subtitle E (§§ 10401–10418) of title X of Pub. L. 107–171, May 13, 2002, 116 Stat. 494, which is classified principally to this chapter. For complete classification of subtitle E to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 8301 of this title and Tables.

Transfer of Functions

For transfer of functions of the Secretary of Agriculture relating to agricultural import and entry inspection activities under this chapter to the Secretary of Homeland Security, and for treatment of related references, see sections 231, 551(d), 552(d), and 557 of Title 6, Domestic Security, and the Department of Homeland Security Reorganization Plan of November 25, 2002, as modified, set out as a note under section 542 of Title 6.

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