PUBLIC LAW 97-395—DEC. 30, 1982
96 STAT. 2003
secure such rights in the United States in order to be entitled to the entry of a judgment by the court or payment under this Act, and the failure of the claimant to take such steps shall constitute cause to deny the entry of such judgment or such payment. The failure of the claimant to take such steps shall not limit or adversely affect the right of the United States to act as subrogee or assignee to the full extent of its payments under this Act. Any purported limitation on the right of the United States to act as assignee or to become subrogated to the rights of a claimant shall be without any effect, to the extent that the United States has made pa3maents under this Act. (f) Any claim under this Act shall be barred unless commenced within two years after the date of the enactment of this Act. (g) No person shall have any claim under this Act who, on or after June 14, 1978, (1) exported from the United States any apparel, fabric, yam, or fiber containing Tris (2,3-dibromopropyl) phosphate which was produced, converted, manufactured, or sold for use in the United States, or (2) transferred any apparel, fabric, yam, or fiber described in clause (1) to another person with knowledge that such apparel, fabric, yarn, or fiber would be exported from the United States. (h) Before payment is made on any claim under this Act, the Attorney General shall notify the Administrator of the Small Business Administration of the claim. The Administrator shall, after receipt of such notification, notify the Attorney General as soon as possible of— (1) any unpaid loans made by the Small Business Administration under the Small Business Act, and (2) other amounts owing to the Small Business Administration on account of loans made under the Small Business Act, for the purpose of assisting the claimant on account of losses sustained as a result of the actions taken by the United States under the Federal Hazardous Substance Act on April 8, 1977, and thereafter relating to apparel, fabric, yam, or fiber containing Tris (2,3dibromopropyl) phosphate. The Attorney General shall offset, from the amount of the payment on the claim under this Act, the amount of any such unpaid loans or other amounts owing to the Small Business Administration. The amount of any offset under this subsection shall be treated as accrued and paid to the claimant in ten equal annual installments beginning with the first year in which payment on the claim under this Act is made.
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15 USC 1261 note.