33 U.S. Code § 426e–2 - Clarification of munition disposal authorities

(a) In generalThe Secretary may, at full Federal expense, implement any response action the Secretary determines to be necessary at a site where—
the Secretary has carried out a project under civil works authority of the Secretary that includes placing sand on a beach; and
as a result of the project described in paragraph (1), military munitions that were originally released as a result of Department of Defense activities are deposited on the beach, posing a threat to human health or the environment.
(b) Response action funding

A response action described in subsection (a) shall be reimbursed from amounts made available to the agency within the Department of Defense responsible for the original release of the munitions.

Editorial Notes

2016—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 114–322, § 1154(1), inserted “, at full Federal expense,” after “The Secretary may” in introductory provisions.

Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 114–322, § 1154(2), substituted “reimbursed” for “funded”.

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
“Secretary” Defined

Secretary means the Secretary of the Army, see section 2 of Pub. L. 113–121, set out as a note under section 2201 of this title.