32. Department of Agriculture minor use program

SEC. 32. [7 U.S.C. 136w–7] DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE MINOR USE PROGRAM.
(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 reregistrations with the Environmental Protection Agency.
(b)(1) M
INOR
U
SE
P
ESTICIDE
D
ATA
.—
(A) G
RANT
AUTHORITY
.—The Secretary, in consultation
with the Administrator, shall establish a program to make
grants for the development of data to support minor use pes

ticide registrations and reregistrations. The amount of any
such grant shall not exceed
1

2
of the cost of the project for
which the grant is made.
(B) A
PPLICANTS
.—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 directlyreceive funds from the sale of pesticides registered for minor
uses.
(C) D
ATA
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) M
INOR
U
SE
P
ESTICIDE
D
ATA
R
EVOLVING
F
UND
.—
(A) E
STABLISHMENT
.—There is established in the Treasury
of the United States a revolving fund to be known as the Minor
Use Pesticide Data Revolving Fund. The Fund shall be avail

able without fiscal year limitation to carry out the authorized
purposes of this subsection.
(B) C
ONTENTS
OF
THE
FUND
.—There shall be deposited in
the Fund—
(i) such amounts as may be appropriated to support
the purposes of this subsection; and
(ii) fees collected by the Secretary for any data devel

oped under a grant under paragraph (1)(A).
(C) A
UTHORIZATIONS
OF
APPROPRIATIONS
.—There are au

thorized to be appropriated for each fiscal year to carry out the
purposes of this subsection $10,000,000 to remain available
until expended.