16 U.S. Code § 19jj–2 - Actions
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(a) Civil actions for response costs and damages
The Attorney General, upon request of the Secretary after a finding by the Secretary—
(2) that absent the undertaking of response costs, damage to a park system resource would have occurred;
may commence a civil action in the United States district court for the appropriate district against any person who may be liable under section 19jj–1 of this title for response costs and damages. The Secretary shall submit a request for such an action to the Attorney General whenever a person may be liable or an instrumentality may be liable in rem for such costs and damages as provided in section 19jj–1 of this title.
(b) Response actions and assessment of damages
(1) The Secretary shall undertake all necessary actions to prevent or minimize the destruction, loss of, or injury to park system resources, or to minimize the imminent risk of such destruction, loss, or injury.