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Sec. 9.10 The Secretary of Agriculture is hereby authorized and directed to make and keep current a comprehensive survey and analysis of the present and prospective conditions of and requirements for the renewable resources of the forest and range lands of the United States, its territories and possessions, and of the supplies of such renewable resources, including a determination of the present and potential productivity of the land, and of such other facts as may be necessary and useful in the determination of ways and means needed to balance the demand for and supply of these renewable resources, benefits and uses in meeting the needs of the people of the United States. The Secretary shall carry out the survey and analysis under such plans as he may determine to be fair and equitable, and cooperate with appropriate officials of each State, territory, or possession of the United States, and either through them or directly with private or other agencies. There is authorized to be appropriated not to exceed $20,000,000 in any fiscal year to carry out the purposes of this section. .

Sec. 10.11 That for such investigations of costs and returns and the possibility of profitable reforestation under different conditions in the different forest regions, of the proper function of timber growing in diversified agriculture and in insuring the profitable use of marginal land, in mining, transportation, and in other industries, of the most effective distribution of forest products in the interest of both consumer and timber grower, and for such other economic investigations of forest lands and forest products as may be necessary, there is hereby authorized to be appropriated annually, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, not more than $250,000.

10 16 U.S.C. 581h. Section 9 was added by section 2(b) of the Act of August 17, 1974, Public Law 93-378, 88 Stat 476 and further amended by section 2 of the Act of October 22, 1976, Public Law 94-588, 90 Stat. 2949.

u 16 U.S.C. 5811.

WHITE-PINE BLISTER RUST PROTECTION Act

Act of April 26, 1940, ch. 159, 54 Stat. 168, 16 U.S.C. 594a, was re

pealed by the Cooperative Forestry Assistance Act of 1978, Public Law 95-313, section 13, 92 Stat. 374

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Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That to promote the stability of white-pine forest-using industries, employment, and communities through the continuous supply of white- and sugar-pine timber, the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized in cooperation with such agencies as he may deem necessary to use such funds as have been, or may hereafter be, made available for the purpose of controlling white-pine blister rust, by preventing the spread to, and eliminating white-pine blister rust from, all forest lands, irrespective of the ownership thereof, when in the judgment of the Secretary of Agriculture the use of such funds on such lands is necessary in the control of the white-pine blister rust: Provided, That in the discretion of the Secretary of Agriculture no expenditures from funds provided under this authorization shall be made on private or State lands (except where such lands are intermingled with those which are federally owned and it is necessary in order to protect the property of the United States to work on those parts of the private or State-owned lands that immediately adjoin Federal lands) until a sum, or sums, at least equal to such expenditures shall have been appropriated, subscribed, or contributed by State, county, or local authorities or by individuals or organizations concerned : Provided further, That no part of such appropriations shall be used to pay the cost or value of property injured or destroyed: And provided further, That any plan for the control and elimination of white-pine blister rust on lands owned by the United States or retained under restriction by the United States for Indian tribes and for individual Indians shall be subject to the approval of the Federal agency or Indian tribe having jurisdiction over such lands, and the Secretary of Agriculture may, in his discretion and out of any moneys made available under this Act, make allocations to said Federal agencies in such amounts as he may deem necessary for white-pine blister rust control and elimination on lands so held or owned by the United States, the moneys so allocated to be expended by said agencies for the purposes specified.

1 16 U.S.C. 2111. Section 13 of the Cooperative Forestry Assistance Act of 1978 provides :

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"(b) Contracts and cooperative and other agreements under cooperative forestry programs executed under authority of the Acts, or portions thereof, repealed under subsection (a) of this section shall remain in effect until revoked or amended by their own terms or under other provisions of law.

"(c) Funds appropriated under the authority of the Acts, or portions thereof, renealed under subsection (a) of this section shall be available for expenditure for the programs authorized under this Act."

FOREST PEST CONTROL ACT

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Act of June 25, 1947, ch. 141, 61 Stat. 177, as amended, 16 U.S.C.

594–1 et seq., was repealed by the Cooperative Forestry Assistance

Act of 1978, Public Law 95–313, section 13, 92 Stat. 374 1 AN ACT To provide for the protection of forests against destructive insects and

diseases, and for other purposes Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That in order to protect and preserve forest resources of the United States from ravages of bark bettles, defoliators, blights, wilts, and other destructive forest insect pests and diseases, and thereby enhance the growth and maintenance of forests, promote the stability of forest-using industries and employment associated therewith, aid in fire control by reducing the menace created by dying and dead trees injured or killed by insects or disease, conserve forest cover on watersheds, and protect recreational and other values of forests, it shall be the policy of the Government of the United States independently and through cooperation with the governments of States, Territories, and possessions, and private timber owners to prevent, retard, control, suppress, or eradicate incipient, potential, or emergency outbreaks of destructive insects and diseases on, or threatening, all forest lands irrespective of ownership.

Sec. 2.2 The Secretary of Agriculture is authorized either directly or in cooperation with other departments of the Federal Government, with any State, Territory, or possession, organization, person, or public agency, subject to such conditions as he may deem necessary and using such funds as have been, or may hereafter be, made available for these purposes, to conduct surveys on any forest lands to detect and appraise infestations of forest insect pests and tree diseases, to determine the measures which should be applied on such lands, in order to prevent, retard, control, suppress, or eradicate incipient, threatening, potential, or emergency outbreaks of such insect or disease pests, and to plan, organize, direct, and carry out such measures as he may deem necessary to accomplish the objectives and purposes of this Act : Provided, That any operations planned to prevent, retard, control, or suppress insects or diseases on forest lands owned, controlled, or managed by other agencies of the Federal Government shall be conducted with the consent of the agency having jurisdiction over such land.

Sec. 3.3 The Secretary of Agriculture may, in his discretion and out of any money made available pursuant to this Act, make allocations to Federal agencies having jurisdiction over lands held or owned by the United States in such amounts as he may deem necessary to retard, control, suppress, or eradicate injurious insect pests or plant diseases affecting forests on said lands.

116 U.S.C. 2111. Section 13 of the Cooperative Forestry Assistance Act of 1978 provides : "(b) Contracts and cooperative and other agreements under cooperative forestry pro grams executed under authority of the Acts, or portions thereof, repealed under subsection (a) of this section shall remain in effect until revoked or amended by their own terms or under other provisions of law.

"(c) Funds appropriated under the authority of the Acts, or portions thereof, repealed under subsection (a) of this section shall be available for expenditure for the programs authorized under this Act." 116 U.S.C. 594-2. • 16 U.S.C. 694-3.

Sec. 4.* No money appropriated to carry out the purposes of this Act shall be expended to prevent, retard, control, or suppress insect or disease pests on forest lands owned by persons, associations, corporations, States, Territories, possessions, or subdivisions thereof until such contributions toward the work as the Secretary may require have been made or agreed upon in the form of funds, services, materials, or otherwise.

Sec. 5.5 There are hereby authorized to be appropriated for the purposes of this Act such sums as the Congress may from time to time determine to be necessary, such sums appropriated for fiscal year 1975 and thereafter to remain available until expended. Any sums so appropriated shall be available for necessary expenses, including the employment of persons and means in the District of Columbia and elsewhere, printing and binding, and the purchase, maintenance, operation, and exchange of passenger-carrying vehicles; but such sums shall not be used to pay the cost or value of any property injured or destroyed. Materials and equipment necessary to control, suppress, or eradicate infestations of forest insects or tree diseases may be procured without regard to the provisions of section 3709 of the Revised Statutes (41 U.S.C. 5) under such procedures as may be prescribed by the Secretary of Agriculture, when deemed necessary in the public interest.

SEC. 6. The provisions of this Act are intended to supplement, and shall not be construed as limiting or repealing, existing legislation.

Sec. 7. This Act may be cited as the "Forest Pest Control Act”.

* 16 U.S.C. 5944. $16 U.S.C. 594-3. Amended by the Act of June 20, 1975, Public Law 94-40, 89 Stat. 224, to provide that the sums appropriated for fiscal year 1975 and thereafter shall remain avallable until expended.

. 16 U.S.C. 594-6.

RENEWABLE RESOURCES EXTENSION ACT OF 1978

Act of June 30, 1978, Public Law 95–306, 92 Stat. 349, 16 U.S.C. 1671

et seq.

AN ACT To provide for an expanded and comprehensive extension program for

forest and rangeland renewable resources Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That this Act may be cited as the "Renewable Resources Extension Act of 1978".

FINDINGS

Sec. 2. Congress finds that,

(1) the extension program of the Department of Agriculture and the extension activities of each State provide useful and productive educational programs for private forest and range landowners and processors and consumptive and nonconsumptive users of forest and rangeland renewable resources, and these educational programs complement research and assistance programs conducted by the Department of Agriculture;

(2) to meet national goals, it is essential that all forest and rangeland renewable resources (hereinafter in this Act referred to as "renewable resources"), including fish and wildlife, forage, outdoor recreation opportunities, timber, and water, be fully considered in designing educational programs for landowners, processors, and users;

(3) more efficient utilization and marketing of renewable resources extend available supplies of such resources, provide products to consumers at prices less than they would otherwise be, and promote reasonable returns on the investments of landowners, processors, and users;

(4) trees and forests in urban areas improve the esthetic quality, reduce noise, filter impurities from the air and add oxygen to it, save energy by moderating temperature extremes, control wind and water erosion, and provide habitat for wildlife; and

(5) trees and shrubs used as shelterbelts protect farm lands from wind and water erosion, promote moisture accumulation in the soil, and provide habitat for wildlife.

TYPES OF PROGRAMS; ELIGIBLE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES Sec. 3. (a) The Secretary of Agriculture (hereinafter in this Act referred to as the "Secretary"), under conditions the Secretary may prescribe and in cooperation with the State directors of cooperative extension service programs and eligible colleges and universities, shall

116 U.S.C. 1672.

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