PUBLIC LAW 107-275—NOV. 2, 2002 116 STAT. 1925 Public Law 107-275 107th Congress An Act To consolidate all black lung benefit responsibility under a single official, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the "Black Lung ConsoHdation of Administrative Responsibihty Act". SEC. 2. TRANSFER OF PART B BLACK LUNG BENEFIT RESPONSIBIL- ITIES FROM COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SECURITY TO SECRETARY OF LABOR. (a) IN GENERAL. —Part B of the Black Lung Benefits Act (30 U.S.C. 921 et seq.) other than section 415(b) (30 U.S.C. 925(b)) is amended by striking "Commissioner of Social Security" each place such term appears and inserting "Secretary". (b) CONFORMING AMENDMENTS.— (1) Section 402 of such Act (30 U.S.C. 902) is amended— (A) in subsection (c), by striking where used in part C" and inserting ", except where expressly otherwise provided,"; (B) in subsection (f)(1), by inserting after "Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare" the following: ", which were in effect on the date of enactment of the Black Lung Consolidation of Administrative Responsibilities Act,"; (C) in subsection (f)(2)— (i) by striking "which is subject to review by the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare," and inserting "arising under part B"; and (ii) by striking the comma after "Secretary of Labor"; and (D) in subsection (i), by amending paragraph (1) to read as follows: "(1) for benefits under part B that was denied by the official responsible for administration of such part; or". (2) Section 413(b) of such Act (30 U.S.C. 923(b)) is amended by striking "In carrying out the provisions of this part" and all that follows through "Social Security Act, but no" and inserting "No". (3) Section 415 of such Act (30 U.S.C. 925) is amended— (A) in subsection (a)— (i) by striking paragraph (2); (ii) by redesignating peu-agraphs (3) through (5) as paragraphs (2) through (4), respectively; and Nov. 2, 2002 [H.R. 5542] Black Lung Consolidation of Administrative Responsibility Act. Government organization. 30 USC 801 note. 30 USC 921-924.
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