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PUBLIC LAW 105-336—OCT. 31, 1998 112 STAT. 3167 (B) not later than 3 years after the date of enactment of this Act, a final report describing the results of the study conducted under paragraph (1). (s) STUDY OF WIC SERVICES.— 42 USC i786 (1) IN GENERAL.— The Comptroller General of the United note. States shall conduct a study that assesses— (A) the cost of delivering services under the special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants, and children authorized under section 17 of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 (42 U.S.C. 1786), including the costs of implementing and administering cost containment efforts; (B) the fixed and variable costs incurred by State and local governments for delivering the services and the extent to which those costs are charged to State agencies; (C) the quality of the services delivered, taking into account the effect of the services on the health of participants; and (D) the costs incurred for personnel, automation, central support, and other activities to deliver the services and whether the costs meet Federal audit standards for allowable costs under the program. (2) REPORT. —Not later than 3 years after the date of enact- Deadline, ment of this Act, the Comptroller General shall submit to the Secretary of Agriculture, the Committee on Education and the Workforce of the House of Representatives, and the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry of the Senate a report containing the results of the study conducted under paragraph (1). SEC. 204. NUTRITION EDUCATION AND TRAINING. Section 19(i) of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 (42 U.S.C. 1788(i)) is amended— (1) by striking the subsection heading and all that follows through paragraph (3)(A) and inserting the following: "(i) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS. — "(1) IN GENERAL. — "(A) FUNDING. — There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as are necessary to carry out this section for each of fiscal years 1997 through 2003."; and (2) by redesignating paragraphs (4) and (5) as paragraphs (2) and (3), respectively. TITLE III—COMMODITY DISTRIBUTION PROGRAMS SEC. 301. INFORMATION FROM RECIPIENT AGENCIES. Section 3(f)(2) of the Commodity Distribution Reform Act and WIC Amendments of 1987 (7 U.S.C. 612c note; Public Law 100- 237) is amended to read as follows: "(2) INFORMATION FROM RECIPIENT AGENCIES.— "(A) IN GENERAL.— The Secretary shall ensure that information with respect to the t3T)es and forms of commodities that are most useful to persons participating in programs described in subsection (a)(2) is collected from recipient agencies operating the programs.