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PUBLIC LAW 97-000—MMMM. DD, 1981

PUBLIC LAW 97-119—DEC. 29, 1981

95 STAT. 1643

before January 1, 1980, the amendment made by this section shall apply only to taxable years for which, on the date of the enactment of this Act, the making of a refund, or the assessment of a deficiency, was not barred by law or any rule of law.

TITLE II—BENEFITS AMENDMENTS SHORT TITLE; GENERAL R E F E R E N C E

SEC. 201. (a) This title may be cited as the "Black Lung Benefits Amendments of 1981". (b) Except as otherwise specifically provided, whenever in this title an amendment or repeal is expressed in terms of an amendment to, or repeal of, a section or other provision, the reference shall be considered to be made to a section or other provision of the Black Lung Benefits Act.

Black Lung Benefits Amendments of 1981. 30 USC 801 note.

ELIGIBILITY STANDARDS

SEC. 202. (a) The fourth sentence of subsection (b) of section 413 is 30 USC 923 amended by inserting immediately after the words "In any case" a comma and the following: "other than that involving a claim filed on or after the effective date of the Black Lung Benefits Amendments of 1981,". (b)(1) Paragraphs (2) and (4) of subsection (c) of section 411 are each 30 USC 921. amended by inserting a new sentence at the end of each as follows: "The provisions of this paragraph shall not apply with respect to claims filed on or after the effective date of the Black Lung Etenefits Amendments of 1981.". (2) Paragraph (5) of subsection (c) of section 411 is amended by inserting a new sentence at the end thereof as follows: "The provisions of this paragraph shall not apply with respect to claims filed on or after the day that is 180 days after the effective date of the Black Lung Benefits Amendments of 1981.". (c) The third sentence of subsection (b) of section 413 is amended by 30 USC 923. inserting immediately after the word "affidavits" a comma and the following: "from persons not eligible for benefits in such case with respect to claims filed on or after the effective date of the Black Lung Benefits Amendments of 1981,". (d) Section 430 is amended by striking the words "and by" and 30 USC 940. inserting in lieu thereof a comma, and by inserting immediately after the phrase "the Black Lung Benefits Reform Act of 1977" the phrase "and the Black Lung Benefits Amendments of 1981". (e) The Secretary of Labor, in consultation with the Secretary of Study. Health and Human Services, shall undertake a study of current 30 USC 901 note. medical methods for the diagnosis of pneumoconiosis, and of the nature and extent of impairment and disability that are attributable to the existence of both simple and complicated pneumoconiosis. The Transmittal to study, together with appropriate recommendations, shall be trans- Congress. mitted to the Congress no later than eighteen months after the effective date of this title. BENEFITS

SEC. 203. (a)(1) Section 412(a)(2) is amended by inserting immedi- 30 USC 922. ately after the word "or" a comma and the following: "except with respect to a claim filed under part C of this title on or after the 30 USC 931. effective date of the Black Lung Benefits Amendments of 1981,". (2) Section 412(a)(3) is amended by striking the first comma therein, and by inserting immediately after the word "or" the second time it