7 U.S. Code § 8911 - Office of Homeland Security

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§ 8911.
Office of Homeland Security
(a) Establishment

There is established within the Department the Office of Homeland Security (in this section referred to as the “Office”).

(b) Director

The Office shall be headed by a Director of Homeland Security, who shall be appointed by the Secretary.

(c) ResponsibilitiesThe Director of Homeland Security shall—
(1) coordinate all homeland security activities of the Department, including integration and coordination of interagency emergency response plans for—
other threats to agricultural biosecurity;
act as the primary liaison on behalf of the Department with other Federal departments and agencies on the coordination of efforts and interagency activities pertaining to agricultural biosecurity; and
advise the Secretary on policies, regulations, processes, budget, and actions pertaining to homeland security.
(Pub. L. 110–234, title XIV, § 14111, May 22, 2008, 122 Stat. 1454; Pub. L. 110–246, § 4(a), title XIV, § 14111, June 18, 2008, 122 Stat. 1664, 2216.)

Pub. L. 110–234 and Pub. L. 110–246 enacted identical sections. Pub. L. 110–234 was repealed by section 4(a) of Pub. L. 110–246.

Effective Date

Enactment of this section and repeal of Pub. L. 110–234 by Pub. L. 110–246 effective May 22, 2008, the date of enactment of Pub. L. 110–234, see section 4 of Pub. L. 110–246, set out as a note under section 8701 of this title.

Definition of “Secretary”

Secretary” as meaning the Secretary of Agriculture, see section 8701 of this title.


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