Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 108 Part 4.djvu/570

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108 STAT. 3204 PUBLIC LAW 103-354—OCT. 13, 1994 7 USC 1521. "SEC. 521. INELIGmiliTY FOR CATASTROPHIC RISK AND NONINSXJRED ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS. "If the Secretary determines that a person has knowingly adopted a material scheme or device to obtain catastrophic risk, additional coverage, or noninsured assistance benefits under this title to which the person is not entitled, has evaded this title, or has acted with the purposes of evading this title, the person shall be ineligible to receive all benefits applicable to the crop year for which the scheme or device was adopted. The authority provided by this section shall be in addition to, £tnd shall not supplant, the authority provided by section 506(n).". SEC. 115. ELIMINATION OF GENDER REFERENCES. (a) MANAGEMENT OF CORPORATION.— Section 505 (7 U.S.C. 1505) is amended— (1) in subsection (a), by striking the third sentence and inserting "The Board shall be appointed by, and hold office at the pleasure of, the Secretary. The Secretary shall not be a member of the Board."; and (2) in subsection (d)— (A) by striking "upon him"; and (B) by striking "He shall be appointed by," and inserting "The manager shall be appointed by,". (b) PERSONNEL.— Section 507 (7 U.S.C. 1507) is amended— (1) in subsection (a), by striking "fits he may determine: Provided, That" and inserting "as the Secretary may determine appropriate. However,"; and (2) in subsection (d), by striking "as he may request" and inserting "that the Secretary requests". (c) INDEMNITIES EXEMPT FROM LEVY.— Section 509 (7 U.S.C. 1509) is amended by striking "or his estate" and inserting "or the estate of the insured". 7 USC 1508 note. SEC. 118. PREVENTED PLANTING. (a) IN GENERAL.—Effective for the 1994 crop year, a producer described in subsection (b) shall receive compensation under the prevented planting coverage pohcy provision described in subsection (b)(l)by- (1) obtaining fix)m the Secretary of Agriculture the appHcable amount that is payable under the conserving use program described in subsection (b)(4); and (2) obtaining from the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation the amount that is equal to the difference between— (A) the amount that is payable under the conserving use program; and (B) the amount that is payable under the prevented planting coverage poUcy. (b) ELIGIBLE PRODUCERS.—Subsection (a) shall apply to a producer who— (1) purchased a prevented planting poHcy for the 1994 crop year fix)m the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation prior to the spring sales closing date for the 1994 crop yesir; (2) is unable to plant a crop due to major, widespread flooding in the Midwest, or excessive ground moisture, that occurred prior to the spring sales closing date for the 1994 crop year;