enactment of this Act, and the second report by each of the Secretaries shall be submitted a year later.

PL 102-190 DoD to Establish PG Registry

SEC. 734 REGISTRY OF MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES EXPOSED TO FUMES OF BURNING OIL IN CONNECTION WITH OPERATION DESERT STORM.

(a) ESTABLISHMENT OF REGISTRY.—The Secretary of Defense shall establish and maintain a special record relating to members of the Armed Forces who, as determined by the Secretary, were exposed to the fumes of burning oil in the Operation Desert Storm theater of operations during the Persian Gulf conflict. The Secretary shall establish the Registry with the advice of an independent scientific organization.

(b) CONTENTS OF REGISTRY.—The Registry shall include—

(1) a list containing the name of each member referred to in subsection (a); and

(2) a description of the circumstances of each exposure of that member to the fumes of burning oil as described in subsection (a), including the length of time of the exposure.

(C) REPORTING REQUIREMENT RELATING TO EXPOSURE STUDIES.—The Secretary shall submit to Congress each year, at or about the time that the President's budget is submitted that year under section 1105 of title 31, United States Code, a report regarding—

(1) the results of all on-going studies on the members referred to in subsection (a) to determine the health consequences (including any short or long-term consequences) of the exposure of such members to the fumes of burning oil; and

(2) the need for additional studies relating to the exposure of such members to such fumes.

(d) MEDICAL EXAMINATION.—Upon the request of any member listed in the registry, the Secretary of the military department concerned shall, if medically appropriate, furnish a pulmonary function examination and chest x-ray to such person.

(e) EFFECTIVE DATE.—The Secretary shall establish the Registry not later that 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act.

(f) DEFINITIONS.—For Purposes of this section:

(1) The term "Operation Desert Storm" has the meaning given such term in section 3(1) of the Persian Gulf Conflict Supplemental Authorization and



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