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42 USC 10412 - Authority of Secretary

(a) In general 
In order to carry out the provisions of this chapter, the Secretary is authorized to
(1) appoint and fix the compensation of such personnel as are necessary;
(2) procure, to the extent authorized by section 3109 of title 5, such temporary and intermittent services of experts and consultants as are necessary;
(3) make grants to public and nonprofit private entities or enter into contracts with public or private entities; and
(4) prescribe such regulations as are reasonably necessary in order to carry out the purposes and provisions of this chapter.

Not later than 90 days after May 28, 1992, the Secretary shall publish proposed regulations implementing sections 10402, 10407, and 10414 of this title. Not later than 120 days after May 28, 1992, the Secretary shall publish final regulations implementing such sections.

(b) Construction with State and local law 
Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to supersede the application of State or local requirements for the reporting of incidents of suspected child abuse to the appropriate State authorities.
(c) Funding for evaluation, monitoring, and other administrative costs 
Of the amount appropriated under section 10409 (a) of this title for each fiscal year (and not reserved under section 10409 (a)(2) of this title), not more than 2.5 percent shall be used by the Secretary for evaluation, monitoring, and other administrative costs under this chapter.