Summary: H.R.4808 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed Senate amended (10/27/1990)

Solar, Wind, Waste, and Geothermal Power Production Incentives Act of 1990 - Amends the Public Utility and Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA) and the Federal Power Act to remove the size limitations placed upon solar, wind, and geothermal facilities eligible for PURPA regulatory benefits. Sets forth general qualification, certification application, and construction deadline requirements for such facilities.

Amends the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 to modify the definition of a uranium enrichment production facility to preclude any equipment or device capable of separating uranium isotopes or enriching uranium in isotope 235. Directs the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to prescribe regulations for the control, ownership, or possession of any equipment or device, or important component part specifically designed for such equipment, capable of separating uranium isotopes or enriching uranium in isotope 235. Establishes criminal penalties for the sabotage of a uranium enrichment facility licensed by the Commission.

Declares that the issuance of a uranium enrichment facility license shall be considered a major Federal action requiring an environmental impact statement. Sets forth certain licensing requirements, including: (1) a single adjudicatory hearing on the record; (2) Commission inspection prior to facility operation; and (3) liability insurance on the part of the licensee (including adequate assurance of the availability of funds for decommissioning).

Rejects a certain proposed alignment of the Harold T. (Bizz) Johnson California-Pacific Northwest Intertie line within Contra Costa County, California. Directs the Secretary of Energy to report by a specified deadline to certain congressional committees about a proposed realignment of such line. Prohibits any implementation of such proposed realignment before March 1, 1991.