References in Text

The Federal Advisory Committee Act, referred to in subsec. (g)(1), is Pub. L. 92–463, Oct. 6, 1972, 86 Stat. 770, which is set out in the Appendix to Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.


In subsecs. (h)(4) and (i), “chapters 1 to 11 of title 40 and division C (except sections 3302, 3307(e), 3501(b), 3509, 3906, 4710, and 4711) of subtitle I of title 41” substituted for “the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 (40 U.S.C. 471 et seq.)” on authority of Pub. L. 107–217, § 5(c), Aug. 21, 2002, 116 Stat. 1303, which Act enacted Title 40, Public Buildings, Property, and Works, and Pub. L. 111–350, § 6(c), Jan. 4, 2011, 124 Stat. 3854, which Act enacted Title 41, Public Contracts.

Pub. L. 110–234 and Pub. L. 110–246 made identical amendments to this section. The amendments by Pub. L. 110–234 were repealed by section 4(a) of Pub. L. 110–246.


2008—Pub. L. 110–246, § 14213(a)(1), substituted “Department of Agriculture educational, training, and professional development activities” for “Operation of Graduate School of Department of Agriculture as nonappropriated fund instrumentality” in section catchline.

Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 110–246, § 14213(a)(2), added subsec. (b) and struck out former subsec. (b). Prior to amendment, text read as follows: “On and after April 4, 1996, the Graduate School of the Department of Agriculture shall continue to operate as a nonappropriated fund instrumentality of the United States under the jurisdiction of the Department of Agriculture.”

2002—Subsec. (k). Pub. L. 107–171 added subsec. (k).

Effective Date of 2008 Amendment

Amendment of this section and repeal of Pub. L. 110–234 by Pub. L. 110–246 effective May 22, 2008, the date of enactment of Pub. L. 110–234, see section 4 of Pub. L. 110–246, set out as an Effective Date note under section 8701 of this title.

Effective Date of 2002 Amendment

Pub. L. 107–171, title X, § 10705(c), May 13, 2002, 116 Stat. 519, provided that: “The amendments made by this section [amending this section and repealing section 5922 of this title] take effect on October 1, 2002.”

Procurement Procedures

Pub. L. 110–234, title XIV, § 14213(b), May 22, 2008, 122 Stat. 1466, and Pub. L. 110–246, § 4(a), title XIV, § 14213(b), June 18, 2008, 122 Stat. 1664, 2228, provided that: “Notwithstanding the amendments made by subsection (a) [amending this section], effective on the date of the enactment of this Act [June 18, 2008], the Graduate School of the Department of Agriculture shall be subject to Federal procurement laws and regulations in the same manner and subject to the same requirements as a private entity providing services to the Federal Government.”

[Pub. L. 110–234 and Pub. L. 110–246 enacted identical provisions. Pub. L. 110–234 was repealed by section 4(a) of Pub. L. 110–246, set out as a note under section 8701 of this title.]