Summary: S.2254 — 103rd Congress (1993-1994)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (06/30/1994)

Independent Nuclear Safety Board Act of 1994 - Amends the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974 to establish the Independent Nuclear Safety Board. Directs the Board to: (1) investigate events under Nuclear Regulatory Commission jurisdiction which could adversely affect public health and safety; and (2) recommend to the Commission and to the Congress measures to minimize threats to public safety. Requires the Commission to respond in writing to such recommendations and to provide explanations for its inaction on recommendations it chooses to reject.

Directs the Board to issue periodic reports to the Congress and various government agencies affected by activities subject to Commission jurisdiction, recommending corrective measures to: (1) reduce the likelihood of nuclear events similar to those investigated by the Board; and (2) improve safety conditions at nuclear facilities.

Transfers to the Board all functions and necessary personnel of the Office for the Analysis and Evaluation of Operational Data which relate to the Board's functions and authorities.

Authorizes appropriations.