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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

98 STAT. 1966

15 USC 636. Ante, p. 161.

42 USC 1437b. 97 Stat. 1176. 42 USC 1437c.

PUBLIC LAW 98-473—OCT. 12, 1984

ber 1983, and which resulted from the climatic conditions occurring in the Equatorial Pacific during 1982 and 1983; "(B) the term 'fishing industry' means any trade or business involved in (i) the catching, taking, or harvesting of fish (whether or not sold on a commercial basis), (ii) any operation at sea or on land, in preparation for, or substantially dependent upon, the catching, taking, or harvesting of fish, and (iii) the processing or canning of fish (including storage, refrigeration and transportation of fish before processing or canning); and "(C) the term 'fish' means finfish, mollusks, crustaceans, and all other forms of marine animal and plant life other than marine mammals and birds; and "(2) for purposes of paragraphs (2) through (4) of subsection 7(b) of this Act, eligibility of individual applicants shall not in any way be dependent upon the number of disaster victims in any county or other political subdivision."; and (b) Section 3(j) of such Act is amended by striking all of such subsection after the word "association" in the second sentence thereof and by inserting in lieu thereof "as a business concern and shall not include the income or employees of any member shareholder of such cooperative.". SEC. 112. The limitation otherwise applicable to the maximum payments that may be required in any fiscal year by all contracts entered into under section 236 of the National Housing Act, as amended (12 U.S.C. 1715z-l), reduced in fiscal year 1985 by not more than $7,631,000 in uncommitted balances of authorizations provided for this purpose in appropriation Acts pursuant to the paragraph under the heading "Rental housing assistance" in the Department of Housing and Urban Development-Independent Agencies Appropriation Act, 1985 (Public Law 98-371, 98 Stat. 1213, 1215), shall not be reduced by more than $4,331,000 in fiscal year 1985: Provided, That $3,300,000 in such uncommitted balances shall be made available in fiscal year 1985 and remain available thereafter until used as needed to replace amounts pooled for interest reduction payments for State-aided, noninsured rental housing projects under such section 236, but used during fiscal year 1982 for amendments to contracts for rental assistance payments. SEC. 113. The head of any department or agency of the Federal Government in carrying out any loan guarantee or insurance program for the fiscal year 1985 shall enter into commitments to guarantee or insure loans pursuant to such program in the full amount provided by law subject ony to (1) the availability of qualified applicants for such guarantee or insurance, and (2) limitations on such amount contained in appropriation Acts. SEC. 113A. Notwithstanding any other provision of this joint resolution, there is appropriated to the Treasury $300,000,000, to be made available to cover the additional interest expenses incurred on borrowings by the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development from the Treasury that are necessary to extend direct loans to local public housing agencies as authorized under section 4(a) of the United States Housing Act of 1937, for the purposes of financing public housing projects as authorized under section 5(c) of the United States Housing Act of 1937: Provided, That the foregoing appropriation shall be available only in connection with additional interest expenses incurred on Treasury borrowings having maturities not in excess of seven months from the date that such borrow-