Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 108 Part 4.djvu/578

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108 STAT. 3212 PUBLIC LAW 103-354—OCT. 13, 1994 (b) JOINT USE OF RESOURCES AND OFFICES REQUIRED, — When two or more agencies of the Department share a common field office, the Secretary shall reqiiire the agencies to jointly use office space, equipment, office supplies, administrative personnel, and clerical personnel associated with that field office. 7 USC 6916. SEC. 216. IMPROVEMENT OF E^FORMATION SHARING. Whenever the Secretary procures or uses computer systems, as may be provided for in advance in appropriations Acts, the Secretary shall do so in a manner that enhances efficiency, productivity, and cUent services and is consistent with the goal of promoting computer information sharing among agencies of the Department. 7 USC 6917. SEC. 217. REPORTS BY THE SECRETARY. (a) IN GENERAL. —Subject to subsection (b), notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary may, but shall not be required to, prepare and submit any report solely to the Committee on Agriculture of the House of Representatives and the Committee on A^culture, Nutrition, and Forestry of the Senate. (b) LIMITATION. —For each fiscal year, the Secretary may not prepare and submit more than 30 reports referred to in subsection (a). (c) SELECTION OF REPORTS.— In consultation with the Committee on Agriculture of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry of the Senate, the Secretary shall determine which reports, if any, the Secretary will prepare and submit in accordance with subsection (h). 7 USC 6918. SEC. 218. ASSISTANT SECRETARIES OF AGRICULTURE. (a) AUTHORIZATION.— The Secretary is authorized to establish in the Department the positions of— (1) Assistant Secretary of Agriculture for Congressional Relations; (2) Assistant Secretary of Agriculture for Administration; and (3) Assistant Secretary of Agriculture for Marketing and Regulatory Programs. (b) CONFIRMATION REQUIRED.—If the Secretary establishes any position of Assistant Secretary authorized under subsection (a), the Assistant Secretary shall be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. (c) SUCCESSION.—Any official who is serving as Assistant Secretary of Agriculture for Administration or Assistant Secretary of Agriculture for Congressional Relations on the date of the enactment of this Act and who was appointed as such Assistant Secretary by the President, by and with me advice and consent of the Senate, snail not be required to be reappointed under subsection (b) to the successor position authorized under subsection (a) if the Secretary establisnes the position, and the official occupies the new position, within 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act (or such later date set by the Secretary if Htigation delays rapid succession). (d) EXECUTIVE SCHEDULE.—Section 5315 of title 5, United States Code, is amended by striking "Assistant Secretaries of Agriculture (7)." and inserting "Assistant Secretaries of Agriculture (3).".