The Secretary shall provide research and education grants, on a competitive basis—
(1) to study the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, including—
(A) movement of antibiotic-resistant bacteria into groundwater and surface water; and
(B) the effect on antibiotic resistance from various drug use regimens; and
(2) to study and ensure the judicious use of antibiotics in veterinary and human medicine, including—
(A) methods and practices of animal husbandry;
(B) safe and effective alternatives to antibiotics;
(C) the development of better veterinary diagnostics to improve decisionmaking; and
(D) the identification of conditions or factors that affect antibiotic use on farms.
Paragraphs (4), (7), (8), and (11)(B) of subsection (b) of section 3157 of this title shall apply with respect to the making of grants under this section.
There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as are necessary to carry out this section for each of fiscal years 2008 through 2012.
(Pub. L. 110–234, title VII, §7521, May 22, 2008, 122 Stat. 1271; Pub. L. 110–246, §4(a), title VII, §7521, June 18, 2008, 122 Stat. 1664, 2033.)
Pub. L. 110–234 and Pub. L. 110–246 enacted identical sections. Pub. L. 110–234 was repealed by section 4(a) of Pub. L. 110–246.
Section was enacted as part of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008, and not as part of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 which comprises this chapter.
Enactment 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 a note under section 8701 of this title.
"Secretary" as meaning the Secretary of Agriculture, see section 8701 of this title.