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PUBLIC LAW 103-182—DEC. 8, 1993 107 STAT. 2165 for such contributions. Funds authorized to be appropriated by this paragraph are authorized to be made available until expended. (b) CIVIL ACTIONS INVOLVING THE COMMISSION. —For the purpose of any civil action which may be brought within the United States by or against the Border Environment Cooperation Commission in accordance with the Border Environment Cooperation Agreement (including an action brought to enforce an arbitral award against the Commission), the Commission shall be deemed to be an inhabitant of the Federal judicial district in which its principal office within the United States, or its agent appointed for the purpose of accepting service or notice of service, is located. Any such action to which the Commission is a party shall be deemed to arise under the laws of the United States, and the district courts of the United States (including the courts enumerated in section 460 of title 28, United States Code) shall have original jurisdiction of any such action. When the Commission is a defendant in any action in a State court, it may at any time before trial remove the action into the appropriate district court of the United States by following the procedure for removal provided in section 1446 of title 28, United States Code. (c) DEFINITIONS.— As used in this section— (1) the term "Border Environment Cooperation Agreement" means the November 1993 Agreement Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the United Mexican States Concerning the Establishment of a Border Environment Cooperation Commission and a North American Development Bamc; (2) the terms "Border Environment Cooperation Commission" and "Commission" mean the commission established pursuant to Chapter I of the Border Environment Cooperation Agreement; and (3) the term "United States" means the United States, its territories and possessions, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. PART 2—NORTH AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK AND RELATED PROVISIONS SEC. 641. NORTH AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK 22 USC 290m. (a) ACCEPTANCE OF MEMBERSHIP.— The President is herebv authorized to accept membership for the United States in the North American Development Bank (hereafter in this part referred to as the "Bank") provided for in Chapter II of the Border Environment Cooperation Agreement (hereafter in this part referred to as the "Cooperation AgreetaenV). (b) SUBSCRIPTION OF STOCK. — (1) SUBSCRIPTION AUTHORITY.— (A) IN GENERAL. — The Secretary of the Treasury may subscribe on behalf of the United States up to 150,000 shares of the capital stock of the Bank. (B) EFFE(3TIVENESS OF SUBSCRIPTION.— Except as provided in paragraph (3), any such subscription shall be effective only to such extent or in such amounts as are provided in advance in appropriations Acts. (2) LIMITATIONS ON AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.— For payment by the Secretary of the Treasury of the subscrip-