Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 110 Part 2.djvu/523

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PUBLIC L.\W 104-134—APR. 26, 1996 110 STAT. 1321-376 "(A) the occurrence of an offset to satisfy a past-due legally enforceable nontax debt; "(B) the identity of the creditor agency requesting the offset; and "(C) a contact point within the creditor agency that will handle concerns regarding the offset; "(2) shall notify the Internal Revenue Service on a weekly Notification. basis of— "(A) the occurrence of an offset to satisfy a past-due legally enforceable non-tax debt; "(B) the amount of such offset; and "(C) any other information required by regulations; and "(3) shall match payment records with requests for offset Records, by using a name control, taxpayer identifying number (as that term is used in section 6109 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986), and any other necessary identifiers.". "(h)(2) The term 'disbursing official' of the Department of the Treasury means the Secretary or his designee." (x)(l) AMENDMENTS RELATING TO ELECTRONIC FUNDS TRANS- FER. — Section 3332 of title 31, United States Code, popularly known as the Federal Financial Management Act of 1994, is amended— (A) by redesignating subsection (e) as subsection (h), and inserting after subsection (d) the following new subsections: "(e)(1) Notwithstanding subsections (a) through (d) of this section, sections 5120(a) and (d) of title 38, and any other provision of law, all Federal payments to a recipient who becomes eligible for that t3^e of pa5anent after 90 days after the date of the enactment of the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996 shall be made by electronic funds transfer. "(2) The head of a Federal agency shall, with respect to Federal payments made or authorized by the agency, waive the application of paragraph (1) to a recipient of those payments upon receipt of written certification from the recipient that the recipient does not have an account with a financial institution or an authorized payment agent. "(f)(1) Notwithstanding any other provision of law (including subsections (a) through (e) of this section and sections 5120(a) and (d) of title 38), except as provided in paragraph (2) all Federal payments made after January 1, 1999, shall be made by electronic funds transfer. "(2)(A) The Secretary of the Treasury may waive application of this subsection to payments— "(i) for individuals or classes of individuals for whom compliance imposes a hardship; "(ii) for classifications or types of checks; or "(iii) in other circumstances as may be necessary. "(B) The Secretary of the Treasury shall make determinations under subparagraph (A) based on standards developed by the Secretary. "(g) Each recipient of Federal payments required to be made by electronic funds transfer shall— "(1) designate 1 or more financial institutions or other authorized agents to which such pa3ntnents shall be made; and "(2) provide to the Federal agency that makes or authorizes the payments information necessary for the recipient to receive