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105 STAT. 18 PUBLIC LAW 102-4—FEB. 6, 1991 Academy considers appropriate regarding any studies reviewed under the agreement, (e) FUNDING. —The authority of the Secretary to carry out this section is effective in any fiscal year only to the extent or in the amount specifically provided in statutory language in appropriations Acts. (f) EFFECTIVE DATE. —(1) This section shall take effect at the end of the 90-day period beginning on the date on which the first report of the National Academy of Sciences under section 3(g) is received by the Secretary, except that this section shall not take effect if the Secretary, after receiving that report and before the end of that 90- day period— (A) determines that it is not feasible or cost-effective to carry out this section or that carrying out this section would not make a material contribution to the body of scientific knowledge concerning the health effects in humans of herbicide exposure; and (B) notifies the Committees on Veterans' Affairs of the Senate and House of Representatives of the Secretary's determination and the reasons therefor. (2) In making a determination under this subsection, the Secretary shall give great weight to the views and recommendations of the Academy expressed in that report with respect to the implementation of this section. 38 USC 316 note. SEC. 9. BLOOD TESTING OF CERTAIN VIETNAM-ERA VETERANS. (a) BLOOD TESTING.—Subject to subsections (d) and (e), in the case of a veteran described in section 610(e)(l)(A) of title 38, United States Code, who— (1) has applied for medical care from the Department of Veterans Affairs; or (2) has filed a claim for, or is in receipt of disability compensation under chapter 11 of title 38, United States Code, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall, upon the veteran's request, obtain a sufficient amount of blood serum from the veteran to enable the Secretary to conduct a test of the serum to ascertain the level of 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) which may be present in the veteran's body. OD) NOTIFICATION OF TEST RESULTS.— Upon completion of such test, the Secretary shall notify the veteran of the test results and provide the veteran a complete explanation as to what, if anj^hing, the results of the test indicate regarding the likelihood of the veteran's exposure to TCDD while serving in the Republic of Vietnam. (c) INCORPORATION IN SYSTEM.—The Secretary shall maintain the veteran's blood sample and the results of the test as part of the system required by section 7. (d) FUNDING. —The authority of the Secretary to carry out this section is effective in any iiscal year only to the extent or in the amount specifically provided in statutory language in appropriations Acts, but such amount shall not exceed $4,000,000 in any fiscal year. (e) EFFECTIVE DATE. —(1) This section shall take effect at the end of the 90-day period beginning on the date on which the first report of the National Academy of Sciences under section 3(g) is received by the Secretary, except that this section shall not take effect if the Secretary, after receiving that report and before the end of that 90- day period—