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PUBLIC LAW 102-589—NOV. 10, 1992 106 STAT. 5135 (37 U.S.C. 3718 note; Public Law 99-578). The Inspector General shall determine the extent of the competition among private counsel to obtain contracts awarded under such subsection, the reasonableness of the fees provided in such contracts, the diligence and efforts of the Attorney General to retain private counsel in accordance with the provisions of such subsection, the results of the debt collection efforts of private counsel retained under such contracts, and the cost-effectiveness of the pilot project compared with the use of United States Attorneys' Offices for debt collection. (b) REPORT TO CONGRESS.— After completing the audit under subsection (a), the Inspector General shall transmit to the Congress, not later than June 30, 1995, a report on the findings, conclusions, and recommendations resulting from the audit. SEC. 6. ADDITIONAL REPORTING REQUIREMENTS ON CONTRACTS FOR LEGAL SERVICES. Section 3718 of title 31, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new subsection: "(g) In order to assist Congress in determining whether use of private coimsel is a cost-effective method of collecting Government deots, the Attorney Gencsral shall, following consultation with the General Accounting Office, maintain and make available to the Inspector General of the Department of Justice, statistical data relating to the comparative costs of debt collection by participating United States Attorneys' Offices and by private counsel.. SEC. 7. EFFECTIVE DATE. 31 USC 3718 The provisions of this Act and amendments made by this Act shall take effect on the date of enactment of this Act, except if such date of enactment is on or after October 1, 1992, such provisions and amendments shall be effective as if enacted on September 30, 1992. Approved November 10, 1992. LEGISLATIVEfflSTORY—H.R.5377 (S. 2970): SENATE REPORTS: No. 102-420 accompanying S. 2970 (Comm. on Governmental Affairs). CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 138 (1992): July 21, considered and passed House. Oct. 2, considered and passed Senate, amended, in lieu of S. 2970. Oct. 3, House concurred in Senate Eunendment. 59-194 O—93 19:QL3(Pt. 6)