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PUBLIC LAW 102-585—NOV. 4, 1992 106 STAT. 4977 SEC. 704. EXPANSION OF COVERAGE OF PERSIAN GULF REGISTRY. (a) IN GENERAL. — Subsections (a) and (b) of section 734 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 1992 and 1993 (Public Law 102-190; 105 Stat. 1411; 10 U.S.C. 1074 note) are amended to read as follows: "(a) ESTABLISHMENT OF REGISTRY. — The Secretary of Defense shall establish and maintain a special record (in this section referred to as the 'Registry') relating to uie following members of the Armed Forces: "(1) Members 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. "(2) Any other members who served in the Operation Desert Storm theater of operations during the Persian Gulf conflict.

    • (b) CONTENTS OF REGISTRY.— <1) The Registry shall include—

"(A) with respect to each class of members referred to in each of paragraphs (1) and (2) of subsection (a)— "(i) a list containing each such member's name and other relevant identifying information with respect to the member; and "(ii) to the extent that data are available and inclusion of the data is feasible, a description of the circumstcuices of the member's service during the Persian Gulf conflict, including the locations in the Operation Desert Storm theater of operations in which such service occurred and the atmospheric and other environmental circumstances in such locations at the time of such service; and "(B) with respect to the members referred to in subsection (a)(D, a description of the circumstances of each exposure of each such member to the fumes of burning oil as described in such subsection (a)(l), including the length of time of the exposure. "(2) The Secretary shall establish the Registry with the advice of an independent scientific organization.". (b) CONFORMING AMENDMENTS.—<1) Subsection (c)(1) of such section is amended by striking out "subsection (a)" and inserting in lieu thereof "subsection (a)(iy*. (2) Subsection (d) of such section is amended by inserting "pursuant to subsection (a)(l)" after "Registry^. SEC. 706. STUDY BY OFFICE OF TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT OF PER^ SIAN GULF REGISTRY AND PERSIAN GULF WAR VETERANS HEALTH REGISTRY. (a) STUDY. —The Director of the Office of Technology Assessment shall, in a manner consistent with the Technology Assessment Act of 1972 (2 U.S.C. 472(d)), assess— (1) the potential utility of each of the Persian Gulf Registry and the Persian Gulf War Veterans Health Registry for scientific study and ^assessment of the intermediate and longterm health consequences of militanr service in the Persian Gulf theater of operations during the Persian Gulf War; (2) the extent to which each registry meets the requirements of the provisions of law under which the registry is estabhshed; (3) the extent to which data contained in each registry— (A) are maintained in a manner that ensures permanent preservation and facilitates the effective, efficient