Park System Resource Protection Act

Type: 
Other Relevant Laws & Regulations
Year: 
1990

16 U.S.C.19jj

Public Law 101-337, Park System Resource Protection Act (16 U.S.C.19jj), requires the Secretary of the Interior to assess and monitor injuries to park system resources. The Act specifically allows the Secretary of the Interior to recover response costs and damages from the responsible party causing the destruction, loss of or injury to park system resources. This Act provides that any monies recovered by the NPS may be used to reimburse the costs of response and damage assessment and to restore, replace or acquire the equivalent of the injured resources.