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PUBLIC LAW 102-4—FEB. 6, 1991 105 STAT. 19 V. (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. SEC. 10. CONFORMING AMENDMENTS TO PUBLIC LAW 98-542. (a) AMENDMENTS TO SECTION 2. —Section 2 of Public Law 98-542 (38 U.S.C. 354 note) is amended by striking out "that chloracne," in paragraph (5) and all that follows through "herbicides and". (b) AMENDMENTS TO SECTION 3. —Section 3 of such Public Law is 38 USC 354 note, amended by striking out "during service in the Armed Forces in the Republic of Vietnam to a herbicide containing dioxin or". (c) AMENDMENTS TO SECTION 5. —Section 5 of such Public Law is 38 USC 354 note, amended as follows: (1) Subsection (a)(1) is amended by striking out "during service—" and all that follows through "in connection with" and inserting in lieu thereof "during service in connection with". (2) Subsection (b) is amended— (A) by striking out "of exposure to herbicides containing dioxin or" in the first sentence of paragraph (I)(A); (B) by striking out "evidence indicating—" in paragraph (2)(B) and all that follows through "(ii) a connection to and inserting in lieu thereof "evidence indicating a connection to"; (C) in paragraph (3)— (i) by striking out "herbicide or" in subparagraph (A); and (ii) by striking out "to a herbicide containing dioxin or" in subparagraph (B); and (D) by striking out of the appropriate panel" in the first sentence of paragraph (I)(B), in the first sentence of paragraph (2)(A)(i), and in paragraph (2)(B). (d) AMENDMENTS TO SECTION 6. —Section 6 of such Public Law is 38 USC 354 note, amended as follows: (1) Subsection (a) is amended— (A) in the matter preceding paragraph (1), by striking out "fifteen members" and inserting in lieu thereof "nine members"; (B) in paragraph (1)— (i) by striking out "eleven individuals" and inserting in lieu thereof six individuals"; (ii) by striking out subparagraph (A); (iii) by redesignating subparagraph (B) as subparagraph (A); and (iv) by redesignating subparagraph (C) as subparagraph (B) and in that subparagraph— (I) by striking out "five individuals" and inserting in lieu thereof "three individuals"; and (II) by striking out "dioxin or"; and