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PUBLIC LAW 101-649—NOV. 29, 1990 104 STAT. 5045 (ii) in the second and fourth sentences, by striking "naturalization court" each place it appears and inserting "Attorney General", and (iii) in the fourth sentence, by striking "the court" and inserting "the Attorney General"; (B) in subsection (b)— (i) by striking "in open court in the court in which the petition for naturalization is made" and inserting "in the same public ceremony in which the oath of allegiance is administered", and (ii) by striking "in the court"; (C) in subsection (c)— (i) by striking "being in open court" and inserting "attending a public ceremony", and (ii) by striking "a judge of the court at such place as may be designated by the court" and inserting "at such place as the Attorney General may designate under section 334(e)"; and (D) by adding at the end the following new subsection: "(d) The Attorney General shall prescribe rules and procedures to Regulations. ensure that the ceremonies conducted by the Attorney General for the administration of oaths of allegiance under this section are public, conducted frequently and at regular intervals, and are in keeping with the dignity of the occasion.". (16) Section 338 (8 U.S.C. 1449) is amended— (A) by striking "by a naturalization court", (B) by striking "the clerk of such court" and inserting "the Attorney General", (C) by striking "title, venue, and location of the naturalization court" and inserting "location of the District office of the Service in which the application was filed and the title, authority, and location of the official or court administering the oath of allegiance", (D) by striking "the court" and inserting "the Attorney General", and (E) by striking "of the clerk of the naturalization court; and seal of the court" and inserting "of an immigration officer; and the seal of the Department of Justice". (17) Section 339 (8 U.S.C. 1450) is amended to read as follows: "FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES OF CLERKS AND RECORDS OF DECLARATIONS Courts. OF INTENTION AND APPLICATIONS FOR NATURAUZATION "SEC. 339. (a) The clerk of each court that administers oaths of allegiance under section 337 shall— "(1) issue to each person to whom such an oath is administered a document evidencing that such an oath was administered, "(2) forward to the Attorney General information concerning each person to whom such an oath is administered by the court, within 30 days after the close of the month in which the oath was administered, "(3) make and keep on file evidence for each such document issued, and "(4) forward to the Attorney General certified copies of such other proceedings and orders instituted in or issued out of the