H.R.4378 - Nuclear Energy Research Infrastructure Act of 2018115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Weber, Randy K., Sr. [R-TX-14] (Introduced 11/13/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Science, Space, and Technology | Senate - Energy and Natural Resources|
|Committee Reports:||H. Rept. 115-557|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 02/14/2018 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. (All Actions)|
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Text: H.R.4378 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
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Referred in Senate (02/14/2018)
Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
To direct the Secretary of Energy to carry out the construction of a versatile reactor-based fast neutron source, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the “Nuclear Energy Research Infrastructure Act of 2018”.
(a) In general.—The Secretary of Energy shall provide for a versatile reactor-based fast neutron source, which shall operate as a national user facility. The Secretary shall consult with the private sector, universities, National Laboratories, and relevant Federal agencies to ensure that the versatile neutron source is capable of meeting Federal research needs for neutron irradiation services.
(A) Fast neutron spectrum irradiation capability.
(B) Capacity for upgrades to accommodate new or expanded research needs.
(A) Capabilities that support experimental high-temperature testing.
(B) Providing a source of fast neutrons at a neutron flux higher than that at which existing research facilities operate, sufficient to enable research for an optimal base of prospective users.
(C) Maximizing irradiation flexibility and irradiation volume to accommodate as many concurrent users as possible.
(D) Capabilities for irradiation with neutrons of a lower energy spectrum.
(E) Multiple loops for fuels and materials testing of different coolants.
(F) Capabilities that support irradiating and processing targets for isotope production.
(G) Additional pre-irradiation and post-irradiation examination capabilities.
(H) Lifetime operating costs and lifecycle costs.
(c) Start of operations.—The Secretary shall, to the maximum extent practicable, ensure that the start of full operations of the facility under this section occurs before December 31, 2025.
(1) $35,000,000 for fiscal year 2018;
(2) $100,000,000 for fiscal year 2019;
(3) $200,000,000 for fiscal year 2020;
(4) $260,000,000 for fiscal year 2021;
(5) $340,000,000 for fiscal year 2022;
(6) $350,000,000 for fiscal year 2023;
(7) $350,000,000 for fiscal year 2024; and
(8) $350,000,000 for fiscal year 2025.
No additional funds are authorized to be appropriated to carry out this Act and the amendments made by this Act, and this Act and such amendments shall be carried out using amounts otherwise available for such purpose.
Passed the House of Representatives February 13, 2018.
|Attest:||karen l. haas,|