[USC02] 33 USC 426e-2: Clarification of munition disposal authorities
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33 USC 426e-2: Clarification of munition disposal authorities Text contains those laws in effect on November 19, 2019
From Title 33-NAVIGATION AND NAVIGABLE WATERSCHAPTER 9-PROTECTION OF NAVIGABLE WATERS AND OF HARBOR AND RIVER IMPROVEMENTS GENERALLYSUBCHAPTER I-IN GENERAL

§426e–2. Clarification of munition disposal authorities

(a) In general

The Secretary may, at full Federal expense, implement any response action the Secretary determines to be necessary at a site where-

(1) the Secretary has carried out a project under civil works authority of the Secretary that includes placing sand on a beach; and

(2) 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.

( Pub. L. 113–121, title I, §1027, June 10, 2014, 128 Stat. 1230 ; Pub. L. 114–322, title I, §1154, Dec. 16, 2016, 130 Stat. 1663 .)

Amendments

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".

"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.