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[83 STAT. 802]
[83 STAT. 802]
PUBLIC LAW 91-000—MMMM. DD, 1969

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PUBLIC LAW 91-173-DEC. 30, 1969

[83 STAT.

ECONOMIC ASSISTANCE

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80 Stat. 132. 15 USC 633.

42 USC 31^42

SEC. 504. (a) Section 7(b) of the Small Business Act, as amended, .,, ^ ' ' ^ ' ' IS amended— (1) by striking out the period at the end of paragraph (4) and inserting in lieu thereof "; and "; and (2) by adding after paragraph (4) a new paragraph as follows: "(5) to make such loans (either directly or in cooperation with banks or other lending institutions through agreements to participate on an immediate or deferred basis) as the Administration may determine to be necessary or appropriate to assist any small business concern operating a coal mine in affecting additions to or alterations in the equipment, facilities, or methods of operation of such mine to requirements imposed by the Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act of 1909, if the Administration determines that such concern is likely to suffer substantial economic injury without assistance under this paragraph." (b) The third sentence of section 7(b) of such Act is amended by inserting "or (5) "after "paragraph (3)". (c) Section 4(c)(1) of the Small Business Act, as amended, is amended by inserting "7(b)(5)," after "7(b)(4),". (d) Loans may also be made or guaranteed for the purposes set forth in section 7(b)(5) of the Small Business Act, as amended pursuant to the provisions of section 202 of the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1905, as amended. INSPECTORS; QUALIFICATIONS: TRAINING

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5 USC 3101 note

SEC. 505. The Secretary may, subject to the civil service laws, appoint such employees as he deems requisite for the administration of this Act and prescribe their duties. Persons appointed as authorized representatives of the Secretary shall be qualified by practical experience in the mining of coal or by experience as a practical mining engineer or by education. Persons appointed to assist such representatives in the taking of samples of respirable dust for the purpose of enforcing title II of this Act shall be qualified by training, experience, or education. The provisions of section 201 of the Revenue and Expenditure Control Act of 1968 (82 Stat. 251, 270) shall not apply with respect to the appointment of such authorized representatives of the Secretary or to persons appointed to assist such representatives and to carry out the provisions of this Act, and, in applying the provisions of such section to other agencies under the Secretary and to other agencies of the Government, such appointed persons shall not be taken into account. Such persons shall be adequately trained by the Secretary. The Secretary shall develop programs with educational institutions and operators designed to enable persons to qualify for positions in the administration of this Act. I n selecting persons and training and retraining persons to carry out the provisions of this Act, the Secretary shall work with appropriate educational institutions, operators, and representatives of miners in developing and maintaining adequate programs for the training and continuing education of persons, particularly inspectors, and where appropriate, the Secretary shall cooperate with such institutions in carrying out the provisions of this section by providing financial and technical assistance to such institutions.