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[88 STAT. 2040]
[88 STAT. 2040]
PUBLIC LAW 93-000—MMMM. DD, 1975

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PUBLIC LAW 93-618-JAN. 3, 1975

[88

STAT.

19 USC 2374.

SEC. 274. COMMUNITY ADJUSTMENT ASSISTANCE FUND AND AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

Establishment.

(a) There is established on the books of the Treasury of the United States a revolving fund to be known as the Community Adjustment Assistance Fund. The fund shall consist of such amounts as may be deposited in it pursuant to the authorization in subsection (b) and any collections, repayments of loans, or other receipts received under the program established in section 273(a). Amounts in the fund may be used only to carry out the provisions of sections 272 and 273(b), including administrative costs. Amounts appropriated to the fund shall be available to the Secretary without fiscal year limitation. Upon liquidation of all remaining obligations, any balances remaining in the fund after September 30, 1980, shall be transferred to the general fund of the Treasury. (b) There are authorized to be appropriated to the Community Adjustment Assistance Fund, for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of sections 272 and 273(a), $100,000,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1975, and such sums as may be necessary for the succeeding 7 fiscal years. (c) There are authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary such sums as may be necessary for carrying out the loan guarantee program under section 273(d).

Transfer of funds.

Appropriations.

CHAPTER 5—MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS 19 USC 2 3 9 1.

SEC. 280. GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE REPORT.

Study, report to e o n g r e s s.

(a) The Comptroller General of the United States shall conduct a study of the adjustment assistance programs established under chapters 2, 3, and 4 of this title and shall report the results of such study to the Congress no later than January 31, 1980. Such report shall include an evaluation of— (1) the effectiveness of such programs in aiding workers, firms, and communities to adjust to changed economic conditions resulting from changes in the patterns of international trade; and (2) the coordination of the administration of such programs and other Government programs which provide unemployment compensation and relief to depressed areas. (b) In carrying out his responsibilities under this section, the Comptroller General shall, to the extent practical, avail himself of the assistance of the Departments of Labor and Commerce. The Secretaries of Labor and Commerce shall make available to the Comptroller General any assistance necessary for an effective evaluation of the adjustment assistance programs established under this title.

19 USC 2392. Adjustment Assistance eoor» dinating Committee. Establishment.

SEC. 281. COORDINATION.

19 USC 2393. Establishment.

There is established the Adjustment Assistance Coordinating Committee to consist of a Deputy Special Trade Representative as Chairman, and the officials charged with adjustment assistance responsibilities of the Departments of Labor and Commerce and the Small Business Administration. I t shall be the function of the Committee to coordinate the adjustment assistance policies, studies, and programs of the various agencies involved and to promote the efficient and effective delivery of adjustment assistance benefits. SEC. 282. TRADE MONITORING SYSTEM.

The Secretary of Commerce and the Secretary of Labor shall establish and maintain a program to monitor imports of articles into the United States which will reflect changes in the volume of such imports, the relation of such imports to changes in domestic production, changes