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106 STAT. 5134 PUBLIC LAW 102-589—NOV. 10, 1992 (C) by adding at the end thereof the following new paragraph: (5) certifies that reasonable efforts have been made by the agency (pursuant to regulations) to obtain payment of such debt.; (3) by redesignating subsection (g) as subsection (h); (4) in subsection (h) (as redesignated under paragraph (3)of this section)— (A) in paragraph (2) by striking out "and" at the end thereof; (B) in paragraph (3) by adding "; and" at the end thereof; and (C) by adding after paragraph (3) the following new paragraph: "(4) the term 'person' means an individual; or a sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, nonprofit organization, or any other form of business association."; and (5) by inserting after subsection (f) the following: "(g) In the case of refunds of business associations, this section shall apply only to refimds payable on or after January 1, 1995. In the case of refunds of individuals who owe debts to Federal agencies that have not participated in the Federal tax refund offset program prior to the date of enactment of this subsection, this section shall apply only to refunds payable on or after January 1, 1994. ". SEC. 4. EXTENSION OF THE PRIVATE COUNSEL PILOT. 31 USC 3718 (a) EXTENSION OF PROGRAM.— The pilot debt collection program °°'®- carried out by the Attorney General under section 3718(b) and (c) of title 31, United States Code, as authorized and directed under section 3 of the Act entitled "An Act to amend section 3718 of title 31, United States Code, to authorize contracts retaining private counsel to furnish legal services in the case of indebtedness owed the United States." approved October 29, 1986 (37 U.S.C. 3718 note; Public Law 99-578) is extended through September 30, 1996. 31 USC 3718 (b) EXTENSION OF JUDICIAL DISTRICTS.—Section 3 of such Act °°*®- is amended by striking out "not more than 10" and inserting in lieu thereof "not more than 15". 31 USC 3718 (c) EXTENSION OF AUTHORIZATION.—Section 5 of such Act is "°^- amended by striking out all after "effect" and inserting in lieu thereof "until September 30, 1996.". 31 USC 3718 (d) CONTRACT EXTENSION. — The Attorney General may extend "°*®- or modify any or all of the contracts entered into with private counsel prior to October 1, 1992, for such time as is necessary to conduct a full and open competition in accordance with section 3718(b) of title 31, United States Code. 31 USC 3718 SEC. 5. AUDIT BY INSPECTOR GENERAL. (a) CONTENTS OF AUDIT.—The Inspector General of the Department of Justice shall conduct an audit, for the period beginning on October 1, 1991, and ending on September 30, 1994, of the actions of the Attorney General under subsection (b) of section 3718 of title 31, United States Code, under the pilot program referred to in section 3 of the Act entitled "An Act to amend section 3718 of title 31, United States Code, to authorize contracts retaining private counsel to furnish legal services in the case of indebtedness owed the United States.", approved October 29, 1986