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PUBLIC LAW 95-000—MMMM. DD, 1977

PUBLIC LAW 95-113—SEPT. 29, 1977

91 STAT. 1021

INCLUSION OF AQUACULTURE AND H U M A N NUTRITION AMONG THE BASIC FUNCTIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

SEC. 1502. (a) Section 520 of the Revised Statutes, as amended (7 U.S.C. 2201), is amended by striking out "agriculture and rural development" and inserting in lieu thereof "agriculture, rural development, aquaculture, and human nutrition.". (b) Subsection (a) of section 526 of the Revised Statutes, as amended (7 U.S.C. 2204(a)), is amended by striking out "agriculture and rural development" and inserting in lieu thereof "agriculture, rural development, aquaculture, and human nutrition". AQUACULTURE LOAN AUTHORITY

SEC. 1503. (a) Section 32(e) of title III of the Bankhead-Jones Farm Tenant Act (50 Stat. 526, as amended; 7 U.S.C. 1011(e)) is amended by— (1) inserting immediately after "land utilization" the following: "or plans for the conservation, development, and utilization of water for aquacultural purposes"; and (2) inserting immediately before the second sentence a new "Aquaculture." sentence as follows: "As used in this subsection, the term 'aquaculture' means the culture or husbandry of aquatic animals or plants.", (b) Section 310B(a) of subtitle A of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act (86 Stat. 663; 7 U.S.C. 1932(a)) is amended by— (1) striking out the period at the end of the first sentence and inserting in lieu thereof the following: ", and the conservation, development, and utilization of water for aquaculture pur" poses."; and (2) adding at the end thereof a new sentence as follows: "As "Aquaculture." used in this subsection, the term 'aquaculture' means the culture or husbandry of aquatic animals or plants by private industry for commercial purposes including the culture and growing of fish by private industry for the purpose of creating or augmenting publicly owned and regulated stocks of fish.". ~ DISPOSITION OF E X C E S S FEDERAL PROPERTY TO RURAL FIRE FORCES

SEC. 1504. Section 402 of the Rural Development Act of 1972 (86 Stat. 670; 7 U.S.C. 2652) is amended by inserting " (a) " before the first sentence and adding at the end thereof new subsections (b) and (c) as follows: _ _ "(b) The Secretary, with cooperation and assistance from the Administrator of the General Services Administration, shall encourage the use of excess personal property (within the meaning of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949) by rural 40 USC 471 note fire forces receiving assistance under this title. "(c) To promote maximum program effectiveness and economy, the Secretary shall closely coordinate the assistance provided under this title with assistance provided under other fire protection and rural development programs administered by the Secretary.". RURAL COMMUNITY FIRE PROTECTION PROGRAM

SEC. 1505. Section 404 of the Rural Development Act of 1972 Appropriation (86 Stat. 671, as amended; 7 U.S.C. 2654) is amended by adding at the «"**'«"^***°"end thereof a new sentence as follows: "There is further authorized