[USC02] 7 USC 4202: Identifying effects of Federal programs on conversion of farmland to nonagricultural uses
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7 USC 4202: Identifying effects of Federal programs on conversion of farmland to nonagricultural uses Text contains those laws in effect on January 28, 2020
From Title 7-AGRICULTURECHAPTER 73-FARMLAND PROTECTION POLICY

§4202. Identifying effects of Federal programs on conversion of farmland to nonagricultural uses

(a) Development of criteria to identify

The Department of Agriculture, in cooperation with other departments, agencies, independent commissions, and other units of the Federal Government, shall develop criteria for identifying the effects of Federal programs on the conversion of farmland to nonagricultural uses.

(b) Use of criteria to identify

Departments, agencies, independent commissions, and other units of the Federal Government shall use the criteria established under subsection (a) of this section, to identify the quantity of farmland actually converted by Federal programs, and to identify and take into account the adverse effects of Federal programs on the preservation of farmland; consider alternative actions, as appropriate, that could lessen such adverse effects; and assure that such Federal programs, to the extent practicable, are compatible with State, unit of local government, and private programs and policies to protect farmland.

(c) Availability of restorative, etc., information

The Department of Agriculture may make available to States, units of local government, individuals, organizations, and other units of the Federal Government information useful in restoring, maintaining, and improving the quantity and quality of farmland.

( Pub. L. 97–98, title XV, §1541, Dec. 22, 1981, 95 Stat. 1342 ; Pub. L. 101–624, title XIV, §1454, Nov. 28, 1990, 104 Stat. 3614 .)

Amendments

1990-Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 101–624 inserted "to identify the quantity of farmland actually converted by Federal programs, and" after "of this section,".

Effective Date

Section effective six months after Dec. 22, 1981, see section 1549 of Pub. L. 97–98, set out as a note under section 4201 of this title.