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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1988

102 STAT. 1414

PUBLIC LAW 100-418—AUG. 23, 1988 cient to assure an effective pesticide monitoring program, the Secretary shall, to the extent practicable, obtain the information described in paragraph (1) with respect to such country from other Federal or international agencies or private sources. (3) The Secretary of Health and Human Services shall assure that appropriate offices of the Food and Drug Administration which are engaged in the monitoring of imported food for pesticide residues receive the information obtained under paragraph (1) or (2). (4) The Secretary of Health and Human Services shall make available any information obtained under paragraph (1) or (2) to State agencies engaged in the monitoring of imported food for pesticide residues other than information obtained from private sources the disclosure of which to such agencies is restricted. (c) COORDINATION WITH OTHER AGENCIES.—The Secretary

State and local governments. 21 USC 1403.

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Health and Human Services shall— (1) notify in writing the Department of Agriculture, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Department of State at the initiation of negotiations with a foreign country to develop a cooperative agreement under subsection (a); and (2) coordinate the activities of the Department of Health and Human Services with the activities of those departments and agencies, as appropriate, during the course of such negotiations. (d) REPORT.—Not later than one year after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Health and Human Services shall report to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry and the Committee on Labor and Human Resources of the Senate and the House of Representatives on the activities undertaken by the Secretary to implement this section. The report shall be made available to appropriate Federal and State agencies and to interested persons. SEC. 4704. PESTICIDE ANALYTICAL METHODS.

The Secretary of Health and Human Services shall, in consultation with the Administrator of the Environmental Protection AgencyCD develop a detailed long-range plan and timetable for research that is necessary for the development of and validation of— (A) new and improved anal)^ical methods capable of detecting at one time the presence of multiple pesticide residues in food, and (B) rapid pesticide anal3rtical methods, and (2) conduct a review to determine whether the use of rapid pesticide analj^ical methods by the Secretary would enable the Secretary to improve the cost-effectiveness of monitoring and enforcement activities under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, including increasing the number of pesticide residues which can be detected and the number of tests for pesticide residues which can be conducted in a cost-effective manner. The Secretary shall report the plan developed under paragraph (1), the resources necessary to carry out the research described in such paragraph, recommendations for the implementation of such research, and the result of the review conducted under paragraph (2) not later than the expiration of 240 days after the date of the enactment of this Act to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition,