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106 STAT. 4774 PUBLIC LAW 102-578—OCT. 30, 1992 Public Law 102-578 102d Congress Oct. 30, 1992 [S. 775] Veterans' Radiation Exposure Amendments of 1992. 38 USC 101 note. 38 USC 1112 note. 38 USC 1154 note. An Act To improve the progrcun of compensation for veterans exposed to ionizing radiation while in military service. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the 'Veterans' Radiation Exposure Amendments of 1992". SEC. 2. EXPANSION OF LIST OF DISEASES PRESUMED TO BE SERVICE CONNECTED FOR CERTAIN RADIATION-EXPOSED VETERANS AND ELIMINATION OF LATENCY-PERIOD LIMITATIONS. (a) IN GENERAL.—Section 1112(c) of title 38, United States Code, is amended— (1) in paragraph (1), by striking out "to a degree" and all that follows through "subsection)"; (2) in paragraph (2), by adding at the end the following new subparagraphs: "(N) Cancer of the salivary gland. "(O) Cancer of the urinary tract."; (3) by striking out paragraph (3); and (4) by redesignating paragraph (4) as paragraph (3). (b) EFFECTIVE DATE.—The amendments made by subsection (a) shall take effect on October 1, 1992. SEC. 3. IDENTIFICATION OF CERTAIN ACTIVITIES RELATING TO EXPO- SURE TO IONIZING RADIATION. The Veterans' Dioxin and Radiation Exposure Compensation Standards Act (38 U.S.C. 1154 note) is amended by adding at the end the following new section: "IDENTIFICATION OF ACTIVITIES INVOLVING EXPOSURE BEFORE JANUARY 1, 1970 "SEC. 10. (a) IN GENERAL.—(1) In order to determine whether activities (other than the tests or occupation activities referred to in section 5(a)(1)(B)) resulted in the exposure of veterans to ionizing radiation during the service of such veterans that occurred before January 1, 1970, and whether adverse health effects have been observed or may have resulted from such exposure in a significant number of such veterans, the Advisory Committee established under section 6 shall— "(A) review all available scientific studies and other relevant information relating to the exposure of such veterans to ionizing radiation during such service;