Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 113 Part 1.djvu/85

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PUBLIC LAW 106-31—MAY 21, 1999 113 STAT. 61 GENERAL PROVISIONS, THIS CHAPTER SEC. 101. (a) CROP LOSS ASSISTANCE FOR CERTAIN MULTIYEAR 7 USC i42i note. LOSSES. —From funds remaining in a reserve held under subsection (c) of section 1102 of the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1999 (7 U.S.C. 1421 note; Public Law 105-277; 112 Stat. 2681-43), for errors, omissions, and appeals, the Secretary of Agriculture may use not more theui 15 percent of the reserve funds to provide assistance to a producer described in subsection (b) who incurred losses to a commodity due to disasters in two crop years during the five-crop year period beginning with the 1994 crop year. (b) ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA. —^A producer on a farm is eligible for assisteince under subsection (a) only if— (1) the producer received a federgdly insured indemnity payment for crop losses in two crop years of such five-crop year period; (2) the producer acquired federedly insured crop insurance in one additional crop year during such period, but did not receive a federally insured indemnity payment; (3) the producer received a non-federally insured indemnity payment for crop losses in the crop year referred to in paragraph (2); and (4) the producer does not receive a payment rnider subsection (b) or (c) of such section 1102. (c) CROP YEARS COVERED; PAYMENT RATE.—Any payment to a producer under subsection (a) may be psiid only for losses incurred diudng the crop years described in paragraph (1) of subsection (b). The payment rate may not exceed the payment rate used under subsection (c) of such section 1102. (d) EFFECT ON EXISTING AUTHORITY. — Nothing in this section authorizes the Secretary to delay the provision of crop loss assistance under such section 1102, and the Secretary shall complete the payment of multiyear assistance under subsection (c) of such section 1102 before making any payment under the authority of this section. (e) DESIGNATION AS EMERGENCY REQUIREMENT.— Such simis as are necessary to carry out the amendments made by subsection (a): Provided, That such amount shall be available only to the extent an official budget request, that includes designation of the entire amount of the request as an. emergency requirement as defined in the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, as amended, is transmitted by the President to the Congress: Provided further, That the entire sunount is designated by the Congress as an emergency requirement under section 251(b)(2)(A) of such Act. SEC. 102. Notwithstanding section 11 of the Commodity Credit Corporation Charter Act (15 U.S.C. 714i), an additional $28,000,000 shall be provided through the Commodity Credit Corporation in fiscal year 1999 for technical assistance activities performed by any agency of the Department of Agriculture in carrying out the Conservation Reserve Program or the Wetlands Reserve Program funded by the Commodity Credit Corporation: Provided, That an Effective date. additional $35,000,000 shall be provided through the Commodity Credit Corporation on October 1, 1999, for technical assistance activities performed by any agency of the Department of Agricidture