Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 108 Part 4.djvu/601

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PUBLIC LAW 103-354—OCT. 13, 1994 108 STAT. 3235 (B) by inserting "certified under section 501" Eifter "mediation progirams^; and (5) in subsection (a)(1)(C)— (A) in clause (i), by striking "described in" and inserting " certified under"; and (B) in clause (ii), by inserting "if applicable," before "present^'. (c) REGULATIONS. —Section 504 of such Act (7 U.S.C. 5104) is amended— (1) by striking "Within 150 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the" and inserting "The"; and (2) by adding at the end the following new sentence: "The regulations prescribed by the Secretary shall require qualifying States to adequately train mediators to address all of the issues covered by the mediation program of the State.". (d) REPORT. —Section 505 of such Act (7 U.S.C. 5105) is amended by striking "1990" and inserting "1998". (e) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS. —Section 506 of such Act (7 U.S.C. 5106) is amended by striking "1995" and inserting "2000". (f) CONFORMING AMENDMENTS.— (1) REFERENCES TO AGRICULTURAL LOANS. —Subtitle A of title V of such Act is amended— (A) in sections 502 and 505(1) (7 U.S.C. 5102, 5105(1)), by striking "agricultural loan" each place it appears; and (B) in section 505(3) (7 U.S.C. 5105(3)), by striking "an agricultural loan mediation" and inserting "a mediation". (2) WAIVER OF FARM CREDIT SYSTEM MEDIATION RIGHTS BY BORROWERS. —Section 4.14E of the Farm Credit Act of 1971 (12 U.S.C. 2202e) is amended by striking "agricultural loan". (3) WAIVER OF FMHA MEDIATION RIGHTS BY BORROWERS. — Section 358 of the ConsoHdated Farm and Rural Development Act (7 U.S.C. 2006) is amended by striking "agricultural loan". SEC. 283. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS. 7 USC 7002. There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary to carry out the activities of the Division. Subtitle I—Miscellaneous Reorganization Provisions SEC. 291. SUCCESSORSHIP PROVISIONS RELATING TO BARGAINING 7 USC 7011. UNITS AND EXCLUSIVE REPRESENTATIVES. (a) VOLUNTARY AGREEMENT.— (1) IN GENERAL.— If the exercise of the Secretary's authority under this title results in changes to an existing bargaining unit that has been certified under chapter 71 of title 5, Unitea States Code, the affected parties shall attempt to reach a volimtary agreement on a new bargaining unit and an exclusive representative for such unit (2) CRITERIA. —In carrying out the requirements of this subsection, the affected parties shall use criteria set forth in— (A) sections 7103(a)(4), 7111(e), 7111(f)(1), and 7120 of title 5, United States Code, relating to determining an exclusive representative; and