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[112th Congress Public Law 149]
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Public Law 112-149
112th Congress

                                 An Act


 
To improve the administration of programs in the insular areas, and for 
          other purposes. <<NOTE: July 26, 2012 -  [S. 2009]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Insular Areas 
Act of 2011.>> 
SECTION 1. <<NOTE: 48 USC 1901 note.>> SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Insular Areas Act of 2011''.
SEC. 2. CONTINUED MONITORING ON RUNIT ISLAND.

    Section 103(f)(1) of the Compact of Free Association Amendments Act 
of 2003 (48 U.S.C. 1921b(f)(1)) is amended--
            (1) by striking ``Notwithstanding'' and inserting the 
        following:
                    ``(A) In general.--Notwithstanding''; and
            (2) by adding at the end the following:
                    ``(B) Continued monitoring on runit island.--
                          ``(i) Cactus crater containment and 
                      groundwater monitoring. <<NOTE: Effective 
                      date. Time period.>> --Effective beginning January 
                      1, 2012, the Secretary of Energy shall, as a part 
                      of the Marshall Islands program conducted under 
                      subparagraph (A), periodically (but not less 
                      frequently than every 4 years) conduct--
                                    ``(I) a visual study of the concrete 
                                exterior of the Cactus Crater 
                                containment structure on Runit Island; 
                                and
                                    ``(II) a radiochemical analysis of 
                                the groundwater surrounding and in the 
                                Cactus Crater containment structure on 
                                Runit Island.
                          ``(ii) Report.--The Secretary shall submit to 
                      the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of 
                      the Senate, and the Committee on Natural Resources 
                      of the House of Representatives, a report that 
                      contains--
                                    ``(I) a description of--
                                            ``(aa) the results of each 
                                        visual survey conducted under 
                                        clause (i)(I); and
                                            ``(bb) the results of the 
                                        radiochemical analysis conducted 
                                        under clause (i)(II); and
                                    ``(II) a determination on whether 
                                the surveys and analyses indicate any 
                                significant change in the health risks 
                                to the people of Enewetak from the 
                                contaminants within the Cactus Crater 
                                containment structure.
                          ``(iii) Funding for groundwater monitoring.--
                      The Secretary of the Interior shall make available 
                      to

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                      the Department of Energy, Marshall Islands 
                      Program, from funds available for the Technical 
                      Assistance Program of the Office of Insular 
                      Affairs, the amounts necessary to conduct the 
                      radiochemical analysis of groundwater under 
                      clause(i)(II).''.
SEC. 3. CLARIFYING THE TEMPORARY ASSIGNMENT OF JUDGES TO COURTS OF 
                    THE FREELY ASSOCIATED STATES.

    Section 297(a) of title 28, United States Code, is amended by 
striking ``circuit or district judge'' and inserting ``circuit, 
district, magistrate, or territorial judge of a court''.
SEC. 4. DELAY OF SCHEDULED MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE IN AMERICAN 
                    SAMOA.

    (a) Delayed Increase Pending Government Accountability Office 
Report.--Section 8103(b)(2)(C) of the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007 (29 
U.S.C. 206 note; Public Law 110-28) is amended--
            (1) by striking ``each year thereafter until'' and inserting 
        ``on September 30 of every third year thereafter until''; and
            (2) by striking ``except that'' and all that follows through 
        ``September 30'' and inserting ``except that there shall be no 
        such increase in 2012, 2013, and 2014 pending the triennial 
        report required under section 8104(a)''.

    (b) Triennial Government Accountability Office Report.--Section 
8104(a) of the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007 (29 U.S.C. 206 note; Public 
Law 110-28) is amended by striking ``April 1, 2013, and every 2 years'' 
and inserting ``April 1, 2014, and every 3 years''.

    Approved July 26, 2012.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--S. 2009:
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CONGRESSIONAL RECORD:
                                                        Vol. 157 (2011):
                                    Dec. 16, considered and passed 
                                        Senate.
                                                        Vol. 158 (2012):
                                    July 17, considered and passed 
                                        House.

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