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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

98 STAT. 2318

Federal Register, publication.

PUBLIC LAW 98-500—OCT. 19, 1984

each Indian tribe, band, or group the rights of whose members may be affected by this Act. (c) Any tribe, band or group of Indians, or any individual Indian shall have one hundred and eighty days after the date of the publication in the Federal Register of the list provided for in subsection (b) of this section to submit to the Secretary any additional unauthorized disbursement claims not contained on the list. (d) Not more than thirty days after the expiration of the one hundred and eighty day period provided for in subsection (c) of this section, the Secretary shall publish in the Federal Register a list containing the additional unauthorized disbursement claims submitted during such period. IDENTIFICATION OF RIGHT TO PAYMENT AND EXPEDITED CLAIM PAYMENT

25 USC 2304.

SEC. 5. (a) The Secretary shall conduct a search of the records of the Department of the Interior to identify individuals who are entitled to any portion of the unauthorized disbursements which were made and to ascertain the amount of such unauthorized disbursements to which each of such individuals is entitled. (b) In any case in which the Secretary ascertains the name and location of any individual who is entitled to any portion of an unauthorized disbursement and determines the amount of such unauthorized disbursement to which such individual is entitled, the Secretary shall pay such amount, including interest thereon as provided in section 3, to such individual immediately without requiring such individual to file a formal claim for payment. (c) The Secretary shall use the best available means of notifying each individual who is identified in the search conducted under subsection (a) of the right of such individual to receive payment under this Act. The means of notification available to the Secretary shall include— (1) notice provided directly to such individual; (2) notification of the next of kin of such individu£d; (3) notification of the chairman or chief executive officer of the tribe of which such individual is a member or of which the deceased Indian was a member; and (4) publication of notice in newspapers of general circulation in the appropriate area.

25 USC 2305.

SEC. 6. (a) The payment and acceptance of any claim, after its determination in accordance with this Act, shall be a full discharge to the United States or any State or political subdivision thereof of all claims and demands touching any of the matters involved in the controversy. (b) The provisions of this Act shall not affect claims arising from any unauthorized disbursement which were filed in any court of competent jurisdiction prior to the date of enactment of this Act.


AUTHORIZATIONS Appropriation authorization. 25 USC 2306.

SEC. 7. (a) There are authorized to be appropriated for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this Act $2,500,000 for each of the fiscal years 1986 and 1987, and such sums as may be necessary for any subsequent fiscal year. The amounts appropriated under the