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107 STAT. 2022 PUBLIC LAW 103-177—DEC. 3, 1993 under the supervision of the Department of the Interior in emergencies or otherwise as mutually agreed to, but shall not be deemed to be Federal employees other than for the purposes of sections 2671 through 2680 of title 28, United States Code, and sections 8101 through 8193 of title 5, United States Code. (c) SAVINGS CLAUSE. —Nothing in this Act shall be construed to limit the authority of the Secretary to enter into cooperative agreements otherwise authorized by law. 25 USC 3734. SEC. 204. OBLIGATED SERVICE; BREACH OF CONTRACT. (a) OBLIGATED SERVICE.— Where an individual enters into an agreement for obligated service in return for financial assistance under any provision of this title, the Secretary shall adopt such regulations as are necessary to provide for the offer of employment to the recipient of such assistonce as required by such provision. Where an offer of employment is not reasonably made, the regulations shall provide that such service shall no longer be required. (b) BREACH OF CONTRACT; REPAYMENT. —Where an individual fails to accept a reasonable offer of employment in fulfillment of such obligated service or unreasonably terminates or fails to perform the duties of such employment, the Secretary shall require a repay- ment of the financial assistonce provided, prorated for the amount of time of obligated service that was performed, together with interest on such amount which would be payable if at the time the amounts were paid they were loans bearing interest at the maximum legal prevailing rate, as determined by the Secretary of the Treasury. TITLE III—GENERAL PROVISIONS 25 USC 3741. SEC. 301. REGULATIONS. Except as otherwise provided by this Act, the Secretary shall promulgate final regulations for the implementotion of this Act within 24 months after the date of enactment of this Act. All regulations promulgated pursuant to this Act shall be developed by the Secretary with the participation of the affected Indian tribes. 25 USC 3742. SEC. 302. TRUST RESPONSIBILITY. Nothing in this Act shall be construed to diminish or expand the trust responsibility of the Unitod Statos toward Indian trust lands or natural resources, or any legal obligation or remedy resulting therefrom. 25 USC 3743. SEC. 303. SEVERABILITY. If any provision of this Act, or the application of any provision of this Act to any person or circumstonce, is held invalid, the application of such provision or circumstonce and the remainder of this Act shall not be affected thereby. 25 USC 3744. SEC. 304. FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL AUTHORITY. (a) DISCLAIMER. —Nothing in this Act shall be construed to supersede or limit the authority of Federal, Stote or local agencies otherwise authorized by law to provide services to Indians. (b) DUPLICATION OF SERVICES. —The Secretary shall work with all appropriate Federal departmento and agencies to avoid duplication of programs and services currently available to Indian tribes and landowners from other sources.