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Introduced in Senate (02/07/2018)


115th CONGRESS
2d Session
S. 2396


To amend the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 to prohibit certain waivers and exemptions from emergency preparedness and response and security regulations.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

February 7, 2018

Ms. Harris (for herself, Mr. Sanders, Mr. Markey, and Mrs. Gillibrand) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works


A BILL

To amend the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 to prohibit certain waivers and exemptions from emergency preparedness and response and security regulations.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Safe and Secure Decommissioning Act of 2018”.

SEC. 2. Prohibition of certain waivers and exemptions.

Chapter 19 of title I of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 (42 U.S.C. 2015 et seq.) is amended by inserting after section 276 the following:

“SEC. 277. Prohibition of certain waivers and exemptions.

“(a) Definitions.—In this section:

“(1) COVERED REGULATION.—The term ‘covered regulation’ means—

“(A) an emergency preparedness or response regulation or requirement; or

“(B) a security regulation or requirement applicable to spent nuclear fuel.

“(2) LICENSEE.—The term ‘licensee’ has the meaning given the term in section 50.2 of title 10, Code of Federal Regulations (or any successor regulation).

“(b) Prohibition of certain waivers and exemptions.—Subject to subsection (c), the Commission shall not approve the request of a licensee for a waiver of, or exemption from, a covered regulation applicable to a civilian nuclear power reactor that has permanently ceased to operate.

“(c) Limitation.—Subsection (b) shall not apply to a civilian nuclear power reactor described in that subsection at which all spent nuclear fuel has been transferred to spent nuclear fuel dry casks.”.