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105 STAT. 20 PUBLIC LAW 102-4—FEB. 6, 1991 38 USC 354 note. Federal Register, publication. (C) in paragraph (2)— (i) by striking out "four individuals" and inserting in lieu thereof "three individuals"; and (ii) by striking out "dioxin or". (2) Subsection (d) is amended— (A) by striking out "eleven" in paragraph (1) and inserting in lieu thereof "six"; and (B) by striking out "be divided into" in paragraph (2) and all that follows through "(B) an eight-member panel with" and inserting in lieu thereof "have". (e) EFFECTIVE DATE. —(1) Except as provided in paragraph (2), the amendments made by this section shall take effect at the end of the six-month period beginning on the date of the enactment of this Act. (2)(A) If the Secretary of Veterans Affairs determines before the end of such six-month period that the Environmental Hazards Advisory Committee established under section 6 of Public Law 98- 542 (38 U.S.C. 354 note) has completed its responsibilities under that section and the directives of the Secretary pursuant to the Nehmer case court order, the amendments made by this section shall take effect as of the date of such determination. (B) For purposes of this paragraph, the term "Nehmer case court order" means the court order dated May 2, 1989, in the case of Nehmer v. Department of Veterans Affairs, in the United States district court for the northern district of California (civil action docket number C-86 -6160 TEH). (3) If the Secretary makes a determination under paragraph (2), the Secretary shall promptly publish in the Federal Register a notice that such determination has been made and that such amendments have thereby taken effect as of the date of such determination. Approved February 6, 1991. LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—H.R. 556 (S. 238): CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 137 (1991): Jan. 29, considered and passed House. Jan. 30, considered and passed Senate. WEEKLY COMPILATION OF PRESIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS, Vol. 27 (1991): Feb. 6, Presidential remarks and statement.