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§ 2006. Reports to Congress
(a) Appraisal

Not later than the date on which Congress convenes in 2011, 2016, and 2022, the President shall transmit to the Committee on Agriculture of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry of the Senate the appraisal developed under section 2004 of this title and completed before the end of the previous year.

(b) Program and statement of policy
Not later than the date on which Congress convenes in 2012, 2017, and 2023, the President shall transmit to the Committee on Agriculture of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry of the Senate—
(1) the initial program or updated program developed under section 2005 of this title and completed before the end of the previous year;
(2) a detailed statement of policy regarding soil and water conservation activities of the Department of Agriculture; and
(3) a special evaluation of the status, conditions, and trends of soil quality on cropland in the United States that addresses the challenges and opportunities for reducing soil erosion to tolerance levels.
(c) Improvements to appraisal and program

Not later than the date on which Congress convenes in 2012, the Secretary shall submit to the Committee on Agriculture of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry of the Senate a report describing the plans of the Department of Agriculture for improving the resource appraisal and national conservation program required under this chapter, based on the recommendations received under sections 2004(d) and 2005(c) of this title.

(Pub. L. 95–192, § 7, Nov. 18, 1977, 91 Stat. 1410; Pub. L. 99–198, title XII, § 1252(c), Dec. 23, 1985, 99 Stat. 1516; Pub. L. 110–234, title II, § 2804(d), May 22, 2008, 122 Stat. 1087; Pub. L. 110–246, § 4(a), title II, § 2804(d), June 18, 2008, 122 Stat. 1664, 1815; Pub. L. 115–334, title II, § 2402(3), Dec. 20, 2018, 132 Stat. 4571.)