16 U.S. Code § 19jj–3 - Use of recovered amounts

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Response costs and damages recovered by the Secretary under the provisions of this subchapter or amounts recovered by the Federal Government under any Federal, State, or local law or regulation or otherwise as a result of damage to any living or nonliving resource located within a unit of the National Park System, except for damage to resources owned by a non-Federal entity, shall be available to the Secretary and without further congressional action may be used only as follows:
(a) Response costs and damage assessments
To reimburse response costs and damage assessments by the Secretary or other Federal agencies as the Secretary deems appropriate.
(b) Restoration and replacement
To restore, replace, or acquire the equivalent of resources which were the subject of the action and to monitor and study such resources: Provided, That no such funds may be used to acquire any lands or waters or interests therein or rights thereto unless such acquisition is specifically approved in advance in appropriations Acts and any such acquisition shall be subject to any limitations contained in the organic legislation for such park unit.
(c) Excess funds
Any amounts remaining after expenditures pursuant to subsections (a) and (b) of this section shall be deposited into the General Fund of the United States Treasury.


(Pub. L. 101–337, § 4,July 27, 1990, 104 Stat. 380; Pub. L. 103–437, § 6(d)(3),Nov. 2, 1994, 108 Stat. 4583.)

Subsection (d), which required the Secretary to report annually to the Committee on Appropriations and the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the United States Senate and the Committee on Appropriations and the Committee on Natural Resources of the United States House of Representatives on funds expended pursuant to this subchapter, terminated, effective May 15, 2000, pursuant to section 3003 ofPub. L. 104–66, as amended, set out as a note under section 1113 of Title 31, Money and Finance. See, also, page 111 of House Document No. 103–7.

1994—Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 103–437substituted “Natural Resources” for “Interior and Insular Affairs” after “Committee on”.


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