"'September 11th Victim Compensation Fund of 2001,' creates a federal program to compensate victims of the September 11 attacks. A victim or, if he is deceased, his 'personal representative,' may seek no-fault compensation from the program or may bring a tort action against an airline or any other party, but may not do both, unless the other party is a terrorist. [...] The final two sections of this report discuss, respectively, the interaction of the USA PATRIOT ACT of 2001, P.L. [Public Law] 107-56, with the September 11th Victims Compensation Fund of 2001; and the final rule issued by the Special Master on March 7, 2002 to implement the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund of 2001; it replaced the interim final rule that had taken effect on December 21, 2001."
CRS Report for Congress, RL31179