Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 108 Part 4.djvu/590

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108 STAT. 3224 PUBLIC LAW 103-354—OCT. 13, 1994 (4) The forestry incentive program under section 4 of the Cooperative Forestry Assistance Act of 1978 (16 U.S.C. 2103). (5) Title XII of the Food Security Act of 1985 (16 U.S.C. 3801 et seq.), except subchapter B of chapter 1 of subtitle D of such title. (6) SEdinity control program under section 202(c) of the Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Act (43 U.S.C. 1592(c)). (7) The Farms for the Future Act of 1990 (7 U.S.C. 4201 note). (8) Such other functions as the Secretary considers appropriate, except functions under subchapter B of chapter 1 of subtitie D of title XII of the Food Security Act of 1985 (16 U.S.C. 3831-3836) and the agricultural conservation program under the Soil Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act (16 U.S.C. 590g et seq.). (c) SPECIAL CONCURRENCE REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTAIN FUNC- TIONS.— In carrying out the programs specified in paragraphs (2), (3), (4), and (6) of subsection (b) and the program under subchapter C of chapter 1 of subtitie D of title All of the Food Security Act of 1985 (16 U.S.C. 3837 -3837f), the Secretary shall— (1) acting on the recommendations of the Natural Resources Conservation Service, with the concurrence of the Consohdated Farm Service Agency, issue regulations to carry out such programs; (2) ensure that the Natural Resources Conservation Service, in establishing poHcies, priorities, and guidehnes for each such program, does so with the concurrence of the ConsoUdated Farm Service Agency at national. State, and local levels; (3) ensure that, in reaching such concurrence at the local level, the Naturgd Resources Conservation Service works in cooperation with Soil and Water Conservation Districts or similar organizations established under State law; (4) ensure that officials of county and area committees established under section 8(b)(5) of the Soil Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act (16 U.S.C. 590h(b)(5)) meet annually with officials of such Districts or similar organizations to consider local conservation priorities and guidelines; and (5) take steps to ensure that the conciurence process does not interfere with the effective delivery of such programs. (d) USE OF FEDERAL AND NON-FEDERAL EMPLOYEES. — (1) USE AUTHORIZED. —In the implementation of functions Etssigned to the Natural Resources Conservation Service, the Secretary may use interchangeably in local offices of the Service both Federal employees of the Department and non-Federal employees of county and area committees established under section 8(b)(5) of the Soil Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act (16 U.S.C. 590h(b)(5)). (2) EXCEPTION.— Notwithstanding paragraph (1), no personnel action (as defined in section 2302(a)(2)(A) of title 5, united States Code) may be taken with respect to a Federal employee unless such action is taken by another Federal employee. (e) SAVINGS PROVISION. —For purposes of subsections (c) and (d) of this section: (1) A reference to the "Natural Resources Conservation Service" includes any other office, agency, or administrative tmit of the Department assigned the functions authorized for the Natural Resources Conservation Service under this section.