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PUBLIC LAW 96-000—MMMM. DD, 1980

94 STAT. 2802

33 USC 1321.

PUBLIC LAW 96-510—DEC. 11, 1980 (A) one-half of the unobligated balance remaining before the date of the enactment of this Act under the Fund in section 311 of the Clean Water Act, and (B) the amounts appropriated under section 5040)) of the Clean Water Act during any fiscal year. (c) EXPENDITURES FROM RESPONSE TRUST FUND.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—Amounts in the Response Trust Fund shall be available in connection with releases or threats of releases of hazardous substances into the environment only for purposes of making expenditures which are described in section 111 (other than subsection (j) thereof) of this Act, as in effect on the date of the enactment of this Act, including— (A) response costs, (B) claims asserted and compensable but unsatisfied under section 311 of the Clean Water Act, (C) claims for injury to, or destruction or loss of, natural resources, and (D) related costs described in section 111(c) of this Act. (2) LIMITATIONS ON EXPENDITURES.—At least 85 percent of the amounts appropriated to the Response Trust Fund under subsection (b)(1)(A) and (2) shall be reserved— (A) for the purposes specified in paragraphs (1), (2), and (4) of section 111(a) of this Act, and (B) for the repayment of advances made under section 223(c), other than advances subject to the limitation of section 223(c)(2)(C). 42 USC 9632.


(a) GENERAL RULE.—Any claim filed against the Response Trust Fund may be paid only out of such Trust Fund. Nothing in this Act (or in any amendment made by this Act) shall authorize the payment by the United States Government of any additional amount with respect to any such claim out of any source other than the Response Trust Fund. (b) ORDER IN WHICH UNPAID CLAIMS ARE TO B E PAID.—If at


time the Response Trust Fund is unable (by reason of subsection (a) or the limitation of section 221(c)(2)) to pay all of the claims payable out of such Trust Fund at such time, such claims shall, to the extent permitted under subsection (a), be paid in full in the order in which they were finally determined. 42 USC 9633.


(a) METHOD OF TRANSFER.—The amounts appropriated by section 221(b)(1) shall be transferred at least monthly from the general fund of the Treasury to the Response Trust Fund on the basis of estimates made by the Secretary of the amounts referred to in such section. Proper adjustments shall be made in the amount subsequently transferred to the extent prior estimates were in excess of or less than the amounts required to be transferred. (b) MANAGEMENT OF TRUST FUND.—

(1) REPORT.—The Secretary shall be the trustee of the Response Trust Fund, and shall report to the Congress for each fiscal year ending on or after September 30, 1981, on the financial condition and the results of the operations of such Trust Fund during such fiscal year and on its expected condition and operations during the next 5 fiscal years. Such report shall be printed as a House