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PUBLIC LAW 99-000—MMMM. DD, 1985

99 STAT. 1786

PUBLIC LAW 99-239—JAN. 14, 1986 curred with by the Government of the Marshall Islands, to assure consistency with the government's overall economic development plan. (5) INTEREST FROM FUND.—Prior to and during the distribution of the corpus of the Fund pursuant to paragraphs (3) and (4) of this subsection, the people of Enjebi may, if they so request, receive the interest earned by the Fund on no less frequent a basis than quarterly. (6) DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY.—Neither under the laws of the Marshall Islands nor under the laws of the United States, shall the Government of the United States be liable for any loss or damage to person or property in respect to the resettlement of Enjebi by the people of Enjebi, pursuant to the provision of this subsection or otherwise. (1) BIKINI ATOLL CLEANUP.— (1) DECLARATION OF POLICY.—The

Ante, p. 1781.

Post, p. 1819.

Congress hereby determines and declares that it is the policy of the United States, to be supported by the full faith and credit of the United States, that because the United States, through its nuclear testing and other activities, rendered Bikini Atoll unsafe for habitation by the people of Bikini, the United States will fulfill its responsibility for restoring Bikini Atoll to habitability, as set forth in paragraphs (2) and (3) of this subsection. (2) CLEANUP FUNDS.—There are hereby authorized to be appropriated such sums as are necessary to implement the settlement agreement of March 15, 1985, in The People of Bikini, et al. against United States of America, et al., Civ. No. 84-0425 (D. Ha.). (3) CONDITIONS OF FUNDING.—The funds referred to in paragraph (2) shall be made available pursuant to Article VI, Section 1 of the Compact Section 177 Agreement upon completion of the events set forth in the settlement agreement referred to in paragraph (2) of this subsection. (m) AGREEMENT ON AUDITS.—In accordance with section 233 of the Compact, the President of the United States, in consultation with the Comptroller General of the United States, shall negotiate with the Government of the Marshall Islands an agreement which shall provide as follows: (1) GENERAL AUTHORITY OF THE GAO TO AUDIT.—

(A) The Comptroller General of the United States (and his duly authorized representatives) shall have the authority to audit— (i) all grants, program assistance, and other assistance provided to the Government of the Marshall Islands under Articles I and II of Title Two of the Compact; and (ii) any other assistance provided by the Government of the United States to the Government of the Marshall Islands. Such authority shall include authority for the Comptroller General to conduct or cause to be conducted any of the audits provided for in section 233 of the Compact. The authority provided in this paragraph shall continue for at least three years after the last such grant has been made or assistance has been provided. (B) The Comptroller General (and his duly authorized representatives) shall also have authority to review any