Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 114 Part 3.djvu/1037

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PUBLIC LAW 106-472—NOV. 9, 2000 114 STAT. 2059 Sec. 308. Authorization for Secretary of Agriculture to purchase and transfer land. Sec. 309. Extension of time period for filing certain complaints alleging preparation of false inspection certificates. Sec. 310. International food relief partnership. TITLE I—GRAIN STANDARDS SEC. 101. SAMPLD^G FOR EXPORT GRAIN. Section 5(a)(1) of the United States Grain Standards Act (7 U.S.C. 77(a)(1)) is amended by striking "(on the basis" and all that follows through "from the United States)". SEC. 102. GEOGRAPfflC BOUNDARIES FOR OFFICIAL AGENCIES. (a) INSPECTION AUTHORITY.— Section 7(f) of the United States Grain Standards Act (7 U.S.C. 79(f)) is amended by striking paragraph (2) and inserting the following: "(2) GEOGRAPHIC BOUNDARIES FOR OFFICIAL AGENCIES.— Not more than one official agency designated under paragraph (1) or State delegated authority under subsection (e)(2) to carry out the inspection provisions of this Act shall be operative at the same time in any geographic area defined by the Secretary, except that, if the Secretary determines that the presence of more than one designated official agency in the same geographic area will not undermine the policy stated in section 2, the Secretary may— "(A) allow more than one designated official agency to carry out inspections within the same geographical area as part of a pilot program; and "(B) allow a designated official agency to cross boundary lines to carry out inspections in another geographic area if the Secretary also determines that— "(i) the current designated official agency for that geographic area is unable to provide inspection services in a timely manner; "(ii) a person requesting inspection services in that geographic area has not been receiving official inspection services from the current designated official agency for that geographic area; or "(iii) a person requesting inspection services in that geographic area requests a probe inspection on a barge-lot basis.". (b) WEIGHING AUTHORITY. —Section 7A(i) of the United States Grain Standards Act (7 U.S.C. 79a(i)) is amended— (1) by striking "(i) No" and inserting the following: "(i) UNAUTHORIZED WEIGHING PROHIBITED.— "(1) IN GENERAL.—No"; (2) by striking the second sentence; and (3) by adding at the end the following: "(2) GEOGRAPHIC BOUNDARIES FOR OFFICIAL AGENCIES.— Not more than one designated official agency referred to in paragraph (1) or State agency delegated authority pursuant to subsection (c)(2) to carry out the weighing provisions of this Act shall be operative at the same time in any geographic area defined by the Secretary, except that, if the Secretary determines that the presence of more than one designated official agency in the same geographic area will not undermine the policy stated in section 2, the Secretary may—