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116 STAT. 2894 PUBLIC LAW 107-345—DEC. 17, 2002 Public Law 107-345 107th Congress An Act To amend title 10, United States Code, to make receipts collected from mineral Dec. 17, 2002 leasing activities on certain naval oil shale reserves available to cover environ- [H R 2187] mental restoration, waste management, and environmental compliance costs incurred by the United States with respect to the reserves. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. USE OF RECEIPTS FROM MINERAL LEASING ACTIVITIES ON CERTAIN NAVAL OIL SHALE RESERVES. Section 7439 of title 10, United States Code, is amended— (1) in subsection (f)(1), by striking the second sentence; and (2) by adding at the end the following new subsection: "(g) USE OF RECEIPTS.—(1) The Secretary of the Interior may use, without further appropriation, not more than $1,500,000 of the moneys covered into the Treasury under subsection (f)(1) to cover the cost of any additional analysis, site characterization, and geotechnical studies' deemed necessary by the Secretary to support environmental restoration, waste management, or environmental compliance with respect to Oil Shale Reserve Numbered Reports. 3. Upon the completion of such studies, the Secretary of the Interior shall submit to Congress a report containing— "(A) the results and conclusions of such studies; and "(B) an estimate of the total cost of the Secretary's preferred alternative to address environmental restoration, waste management, and environmental compliance needs at Oil Shale Reserve Numbered 3. "(2) If the cost estimate required by paragraph (1)(B) does not exceed the total of the moneys covered into the Treasury under subsection (f)(1) and remaining available for obligation as of the date of submission of the report under paragraph (1), the Secretary of the Interior may access such moneys, beginning 60 days after submission of the report and without further appropriation, to cover the costs of implementing the preferred alternative to address environmental restoration, waste management, and environmental compliance needs at Oil Shale Reserve NumlDered 3. If the cost estimate exceeds such available moneys, the Secretary of the