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107 STAT. 2406 PUBLIC LAW 103-204—DEC. 17, 1993 SEC. 21. WmSTLB BLOWER PROTECTION. (a) AMENDMENTS TO THE FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE ACT. — Section 33(a) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act (12 U.S.C. 183 lj(a)) is amended— (1) in paragraph (1)— (A) by striking 'Regarding" and all that follows through the end of the sentence and inserting the following: "regarding— "(A) a possible violation of any law or regulation; or "(B) gross mismanagement, a gross waste of funds, an abuse of authority, or a substantial and specific danger to public health or safety; by the depository institution or any director, officer, or employee of the institution."; and (B) by adding at the end the following: "(f) BURDENS OF PROOF.—The legal burdens of proof that prevail under subchapter III of chapter 12 of title 5, United States Code, shall govern abjudication of protected activities under this section."; and (2) in paragraph (2)— (A) by striking "or Federal Reserve bank" and inserting f "Federal reserve bank, or any person who is performing, directly or indirectly, any fimction or service on behalf of the Corporation"; (B) by striking "any possible violation of any law or regulation by" and inserting "any possible violation of any law or regulation, gross mismanagement, a gross waste of funds, an abuse of authority, or a substantial and specific danger to public health or safety by"; (C) in subparagraph (B), by striking "or" at the end; (D) in subparagraph (C), by striking the period at the end and inserting "; or"; and (E) by adding at the end the following new subparagraph: "(D) the person, or any officer or employee of the person, who employs such employee.". (b) AMENDMENTS TO THE FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK ACT. — Section 21A(q) of the Federal Home Loan Bank Act (12 U.S.C. 1441a(q)) is amended— (1) in paragraph (1), by striking "regarding" and all that follows through the end of the sentence and inserting the following: "regarding— "(A) a possible violation of any law or regulation; or "(B) gross mismanagement, a gross waste of funds, an abuse of authority, or a substantial and specific danger to public health or safety; by the Corporation, the Thrift Depositor Protection Oversight Board, or such person or any director, officer, or employee of the Corporation, the Thrift Depositor Protection Oversight Board, or the person."; and (2) by inserting after paragraph (4) the following: "(5) BURDENS OF PROOF.— The legal burdens of proof that prevail under subchapter III of chapter 12 of title 5, United States Code, shall govern abjudication of protected activities under this subsection.".