(a)Funds for the following purposes may not be appropriated unless such appropriations have been specifically authorized by law:
(1)Exploration, prospecting, conservation, development, use, operations, and production of the naval petroleum reserves as authorized by this chapter.
(2)Production (including preparation for production) as authorized by this chapter or as may be authorized after April 5, 1976.
(3)The construction and operation of facilities both within and outside the naval petroleum reserves incident to the production and the delivery of petroleum, including pipelines and shipping terminals.
Sums appropriated for such purposes shall remain available until expended.
(b)Contracts under this chapter providing for the obligation of funds may be entered into for a period of five years, renewable for an additional five-year period; however, such contracts may obligate funds only to the extent that such funds are made available in appropriation Acts.
34 U.S.C. 524 (3d par., less 2d sentence; 5th par., 124th through 168th words).
June 4, 1920, ch. 228 (3d par., less 2d sentence; 5th par., 124th through 168th words, of amended 3d and 4th provisos), 41 Stat. 813; June 30, 1938, ch. 851, § 1, 52 Stat. 1252; June 17, 1944, ch. 262, 58 Stat. 281.
In subsection (a) the words “by the Congress” are omitted as surplusage.
In subsection (b) the words “There is authorized to be appropriated” are omitted as surplusage.
1980—Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 96–513substituted a period for the semicolon at the end.
1979—Pub. L. 96–137struck out provisions relating to the naval petroleum reserves special account.
1976—Pub. L. 94–258substituted “Naval petroleum reserves special account” for “Expenditures: appropriations chargeable” in section catchline.
Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 94–258substituted provisions establishing a special account on the books of the Treasury Department to be designated as the “naval petroleum reserves special account”, and authorizing to be credited proceeds resulting from the sale or exchange of the United States share of petroleum, refined petroleum products, appropriation funds, royalties, or other revenue from the operation of the reserves, for provisions authorizing the expenditure of funds from available appropriations for expenses incurred in the administration of the reserves.
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 94–258substituted provisions which made funds in the naval petroleum reserve special account available in sums specified in annual appropriations acts for enumerated expense items, for provisions which authorized expenditures to be made under the direction of the President and requiring the President to submit an estimate of expenditures necessary to carry out the purposes of this chapter.
1962—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 87–796substituted “with respect to the naval petroleum and oil shale reserves shall be paid from appropriations made available for the purposes specified in this chapter” for “in exploring, prospecting, conserving, developing, using and operating lands owned or controlled by the United States in the naval petroleum reserves, and in producing petroleum, and the share of the United States of expenses incurred under any contract entered into under this chapter, shall be paid from appropriations made available for those purposes”.
Abolition of Naval Petroleum Reserves Special Account
Pub. L. 96–137, § 3(c),Dec. 12, 1979, 93 Stat. 1062, provided that: “The naval petroleum reserves special account established by section
7432 of title
10, United States Code, as in existence on the day before the date of the enactment of this Act [Dec. 12, 1979], is abolished. Unappropriated balances of funds in the naval petroleum reserves special account on the date of the enactment of this Act shall be transferred on the books of the Treasury into miscellaneous receipts, and all moneys accruing to the United States after such date under chapter
641 of title
10, United States Code, shall be covered into the Treasury as miscellaneous receipts.”
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