Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 110 Part 2.djvu/709

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PUBLIC LAW 104-170—AUG. 3, 1996 110 STAT. 1501 Public infonnation. Reports. "SEC. 31. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY MINOR USE PRO- 7 USC 136w-6. GRAM. "(a) The Administrator shall assure coordination of minor use issues through the establishment of a minor use program within the Office of Pesticide Programs. Such office shall be responsible for coordinating the development of minor use programs and policies and consulting with growers regarding minor use issues and registrations and amendments which are submitted to the Environmental Protection Agency. "(b) The Office of Pesticide Programs shall prepare a public report concerning the progress made on the registration of minor uses, including implementation of the exclusive use as an incentive for registering new minor uses, within 3 years of the passage of the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996.". (j) DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE MINOR USE PROGRAM. —The Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (7 U.S.C. 136 et seq.), as amended by subsection (i), is amended by adding after section 31 the following: "SEC. 32. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE MINOR USE PROGRAM. 7 USC 136w-7. "(a) IN GENERAL. —The Secretary of Agriculture (hereinafter in this section referred to as the 'Secretary') shall assure the - coordination of the responsibilities of the Department of Agriculture related to minor uses of pesticides, including— "(1) carrying out the Inter-Regional Project Number 4 (IR- 4) as described in section 2 of Public Law 89-106 (7 U.S.C. 450i(e)) and the national pesticide resistance monitoring program established under section 1651 of the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990 (7 U.S.C. 5882); "(2) supporting integrated pest management research; "(3) consulting With growers to develop data for minor uses; and "(4) providing assistance for minor use registrations, tolerances, and re registrations with the Environmental Protection Agency. "(b)(1) MINOR USE PESTICIDE DATA. — "(A) GRANT AUTHORITY. — The Secretary, in consultation with the Administrator, shall establish a program to make grants for the development of data to support minor use pesticide registrations and reregistrations. The amount of any such grant shall not exceed Vb of the cost of the project for which the grant is made. "(B) APPLICANTS. — Any person who wants to develop data to support minor use pesticide registrations and reregistrations may apply for a grant under subparagraph (A). Priority shall be given to an applicant for such a grant who does not directly receive funds from the sale of pesticides registered for minor uses. "(C) DATA OWNERSHIP. —Any data that is developed under a grant under subparagraph (A) shall be jointly owned by the Department of Agriculture and the person who received the grant. Such a person shall enter into an agreement with the Secretary under which such person shall share any fee paid to such person under section 3(c)(1)(F). "(2) MINOR USE PESTICIDE DATA REVOLVING FUND. — "(A) ESTABLISHMENT.— T here is established in the Treasury Nomendature. of the United States a revolving fund to be known as the