Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 106 Part 2.djvu/118

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106 STAT. 998 PUBLIC LAW 102-366—SEPT. 4, 1992 "(ii) a civilian employee of the Department of Defense involimtarily separated from Federal service or retired pursuant to a program ofTering inducements to encourage early retirement; or "(iii) an employee of a prime contractor, subcontractor, or supplier at any tier of a Department of Defense program whose employment is involuntarily terminated (or voluntarily terminated pursuant to a program offering inducements to encourage I voluntary separation or early retirement) due to the termination (or substantial reduction) of a Department of Defense program.". SEC. 212. SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER PROGRAM. Section 21(c)(3) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 648(c)(3)) is amended— (1) by striking subparagraph (D); (2) by redesignating subparagraphs (E), (F), and (G) as subparagraphs (D), (E), and (F), respectively; and (3) by inserting before subparagraph (H) the following new subparagraph: "(G) assisting small businesses to develop and implement r, strategic business plans to timely and effectively respond to the planned closure (or reduction) of a Department of Defense facility within the community, or actual or projected reductions in such firms' business base due to the actual or projected termination (or reduction) of a Department of Defense program or a contract in support of such program— "(i) by developing broad economic assessments of the adverse impacts of— "(I) the closure (or reduction) of the Department of Defense facility on the small business concerns providing goods or services to such facility or to the military and civilian personnel currently stationed or working at such facility; and "(II) the termination (or reduction) of a Department of Defense program (or contracts under such program) on the small business concerns participating in such program as a prime contractor, subcontractor or supplier at any tier; "(ii) by developing, in conjunction with appropriate Federal, State, and local governmental entities and other private sector organizations, the parameters of a transition adjustment program adaptable to the needs of individual small business concerns; "(iii) by conducting appropriate programs to inform the affected small business community regarding the anticipated adverse impacts identified under clause (i) and the economic adjustment assistance available to such firms; and "(iv) by assisting small business concerns to develop and implement an individualized transition business plan. ".