Funds appropriated to the Department of Energy for the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program or the nuclear weapons programs or other atomic energy defense activities of the Department of Energy may not be used to pay a penalty, fine, or forfeiture in regard to a defense activity or facility of the Department of Energy due to a failure to comply with any environmental requirement.
Subsection (a) shall not apply with respect to an environmental requirement if—
(1)the President fails to request funds for compliance with the environmental requirement; or
(2)Congress has appropriated funds for such purpose (and such funds have not been sequestered, deferred, or rescinded) and the Secretary of Energy fails to use the funds for such purpose.
Section was formerly classified to section
7273a of Title
42, The Public Health and Welfare, prior to renumbering by Pub. L. 108–136.
2013—Subsec. (b)(2). Pub. L. 113–66substituted “Congress” for “the Congress”.
2003—Pub. L. 108–136, § 3141(j)(4)(D), made technical amendment to section catchline.
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