Summary: H.R.6351 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (07/12/2018)

Advancing U.S. Civil Nuclear Competitiveness and Jobs Act

This bill directs the Department of Energy (DOE) to report to Congress on U.S. civil nuclear commerce, including an assessment of how regulations, policies, and legal requirements affect the ability of civilian nuclear facilities to compete internationally.

The bill revises DOE authority to delegate functions concerning transfers of nuclear technology to a covered foreign country.

DOE shall expedite technology transfers that are not inimical to U.S. interests and that involve low-proliferation-risk reactor activity to a foreign country that is not a nuclear-weapon state, other than the United Kingdom or France.

The Government Accountability Office shall report to Congress regarding DOE actions with respect to the retrospective risk pooling program, in which nuclear suppliers cover the cost of an incident outside the United States that is not covered by funds available for a public liability.