S.2763 - A bill to amend the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 to clarify the treatment of accelerator-produced and other radioactive material as byproduct material.108th Congress (2003-2004)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Clinton, Hillary Rodham [D-NY] (Introduced 07/22/2004)|
|Committees:||Senate - Environment and Public Works|
|Latest Action:||07/22/2004 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.2763 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (07/22/2004)
Amends the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 to redefine "byproduct material" to include: (1) any discrete source of radium-226 produced, extracted, or converted after extraction, for use in a commercial, medical, or research activity; (2) any material that has been made radioactive by use of a particle accelerator and is produced, extracted, or converted after extraction for use such activities; and (3) any discrete source of naturally occurring radioactive material, other than source material that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) determines would pose a threat similar to that posed by a discrete source of radium-226 and is likewise extracted or converted after extraction, for use in such activities.
Instructs the NRC to: (1) promulgate final regulations establishing requirements and standards it considers necessary for the acquisition, possession, transfer, use, or disposal of byproduct material identified in this Act; and (2) cooperate with the States in formulating those regulations.
Prescribes transition guidelines.