42 U.S. Code § 2296a–2. Authorization of appropriations

(a) In general

There is authorized to be appropriated $715,000,000 to carry out this part. The aggregate amount authorized in the preceding sentence shall be increased annually as provided in section 2296a of this title, based upon an inflation index to be determined by the Secretary.

(b) Source

Funds described in subsection (a) shall be provided from the Fund established under section 2297g of this title.


Section was enacted as part of the Energy Policy Act of 1992, and not as part of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 which comprises this chapter.


2002—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 107–222 substituted “$715,000,000” for “$490,000,000”.

1998—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 105–388 substituted “$490,000,000” for “$415,000,000”.

1996—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 104–259 substituted “$415,000,000” for “$310,000,000”.