Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 114 Part 1.djvu/540

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114 STAT. 504 PUBLIC LAW 106-245—JULY 10, 2000 Applicability. " (2) INCLUSION OF ADDITIONAL STATES.— Paragraph (l)(A)(i) shall apply to a State, in addition to the States named under such clause, if— "(A) an Atomic Energy Commission uranium mine was operated in such State at any time during the period beginning on January 1, 1942, and ending on December 31, 1971; "(B) the State submits an application to the Department of Justice to include such State; and "(C) the Attorney General makes a determination to include such State. "(3) PAYMENT REQUIREMENT.— Each payment under this section may be made only in accordance with section 6.". (2) DEFINITIONS.— Section 5(b) of the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (42 U.S.C. 2210 note) is amended— (A) in paragraph (3)— (i) by striking "and" before "corpulmonale"; and (ii) by striking "; and if the claimant," and all that follows through the end of the paragraph and inserting ", silicosis, and pneumoconiosis;"; (B) by striking the period at the end of paragraph (4) and inserting a semicolon; and (C) by adding at the end the following: "(5) the term 'written medical documentation' for purposes of proving a nonmalignant respiratory disease or lung cancer means, in any case in which the claimant is living— "(A)(i) an arterial blood gas study; or "(ii) a written diagnosis by a physician meeting the requirements of subsection (c)(1); and "(B)(i) a chest x-ray administered in accordance with standard techniques and the interpretive reports of a maximum of two National Institute of Occupational Health and Safety certified 'B' readers classifying the existence of the nonmalignant respiratory disease of category 1/0 or higher according to a 1989 report of the International Labor Office (known as the 'ILO'), or subsequent revisions; "(ii) high resolution computed tomography scans (commonly known as *HRCT scans') (including computer assisted tomography scans (commonly known as 'CAT scans'), magnetic resonance imaging scans (commonly known as *MRI scans'), and positron emission tomography scans (commonly known as 'PET scans')) and interpretive reports of such scans; "(iii) pathology reports of tissue biopsies; or "(iv) pulmonary function tests indicating restrictive lung function, as defined by the American Thoracic Society; "(6) the term 'lung cancer'— "(A) means any physiological condition of the lung, trachea, or bronchus that is recognized as lung cancer by the National Cancer Institute; and "(B) includes in situ lung cancers; "(7) the term 'uranium mine' means any underground excavation, including 'dog holes', as well as open pit, strip, rim, surface, or other aboveground mines, where uranium ore or vanadium-uranium ore was mined or otherwise extracted; and