If sufficient amounts are not available in the Fund to satisfy any authorized pending claim, such claim shall remain pending until such time as sufficient amounts are available. All authorized pending claims shall be satisfied in the order received.
16 U.S. Code § 1421d. Unusual mortality event activity funding
(a) Establishment of Fund
(1) In generalAmounts in the Fund—
(A) shall be available only for use by the Secretary, in consultation with the Secretary of the Interior—
(2) Pending claims
(c) Deposits into FundThere shall be deposited into the Fund—
amounts appropriated to the Fund;
amounts received by the United States in the form of gifts, devises, and bequests under subsection (d).
(d) Acceptance of donations
Subsec. (b)(1)(A)(iii). Pub. L. 103–238, § 6(1), added cl. (iii).