50 U.S. Code § 2581. Defense Environmental Cleanup Account

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(a) Establishment

There is hereby established in the Treasury of the United States for the Department of Energy an account to be known as the “Defense Environmental Cleanup Account” (hereafter in this section referred to as the “Account”).

(b) Amounts in Account

All sums appropriated to the Department of Energy for defense environmental cleanup at defense nuclear facilities shall be credited to the Account. Such appropriations shall be authorized annually by law. To the extent provided in appropriations Acts, amounts in the Account shall remain available until expended.


Section was formerly classified to section 7274f of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare, prior to renumbering by Pub. L. 108–136.


2013—Pub. L. 113–66, § 3146(e)(1)(A), substituted “Cleanup” for “Restoration and Waste Management” in section catchline.

Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 113–66, § 3146(e)(1)(B), substituted “ ‘Defense Environmental Cleanup Account’ ” for “ ‘Defense Environmental Restoration and Waste Management Account’ ”.

Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 113–66, § 3146(e)(1)(C), substituted “defense environmental cleanup” for “environmental restoration and waste management”.