Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 104 Part 5.djvu/297

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PUBLIC LAW 101-624—NOV. 28, 1990 ' 104 STAT. 3619 use but in no event shall the totail Federal share exceed $10,000,000 in any fiscal year for any given State. SEC. 1469. REPORT. Not later than September 30, 1992, and sinnually thereafter, the Secretary of Agriculture shall prepare and submit, to the Committee on Agriculture of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry of the Senate, a report concerning the operation of the program established under this chapter. SEC. 1470. IMPLEMENTATION AND EFFECTIVE DATE. This chapter shall become effective on October 1, 1990. Not later Government than December 30, 1990, the Secretary shall enter into an agree- contracts. ment with the State of Vermont to provide Federal assistance under Vermont. this chapter to the State. Subtitle F—Administration of Environmental Programs SEC. 1471. ESTABLISHMENT OF THE AGRICULTURAL COUNCIL ON 7 USC 5401. ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY. (a) ESTABLISHMENT.— The Secretary shall establish an Agricultural Council on Environmental Quality in the Department of Agriculture (hereafter in this subtitle referred to as the "Council"). The Council shall be under the direct authority of the Secretary, and shall be responsible for carrying out the provisions of this subtitle, and for coordination and direction of all environmental policies and programs of the Department. (b) MEMBERSHIP.— Membership of the Council shall consist of the Secretary, the Deputy Secretary, the Assistant Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment, the Assistant Secretary for Science and Education, other under and assistant secretaries as may be designated by the Secretary, and the Director of the Office of Agricultural Environmental Quality, established in section 1472, who shall serve as the Executive Director of the Council. The Secretary shall designate a member of the Council, other than the Executive Director, as chair of the Council. SEC. 1472. OFFICE OF AGRICULTURAL ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY. 7 USC 5402. (a) ESTABLISHMENT.— The Secretary shall establish an Office of Agricultural Environmental Quality in the Department of Agriculture (hereafter in this subtitle referred to as the "Office"). (b) DIRECTOR. —The Office shall be administered by a director who shall be appointed by the Secretary. The Director shall be an individual who has demonstrated technical expertise and experience in agricultural and environmental matters. (c) STAFF. — (1) APPOINTMENTS. —The Director may appoint such employ- ees as may be necessary to assist the Director in carrying out this section. Such employees shall include individuals who have professional expertise in matters related to environmental quality, including (but not limited to) agricultural production, water quality, wetland, wildlife conservation, soil conservation, and agricultural chemical usage.