S.923 - Office of Nuclear Energy Public Counsel Act96th Congress (1979-1980)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Leahy, Patrick J. [D-VT] (Introduced 04/09/1979)|
|Committees:||Senate - Governmental Affairs|
|Latest Action:||04/09/1979 Referred to Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs.|
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Summary: S.923 — 96th Congress (1979-1980)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (04/09/1979)
Office of Nuclear Energy Public Counsel Act - Amends the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, to establish within the Nuclear Regulatory Commission an Office of Nuclear Energy Public Counsel. Directs the President to appoint a Director to such office.
Provides that such office shall have standing to intervene in any proceeding before the Commission involving civilian applications of nuclear energy and may petition the Commission for the initiation of such proceedings. Authorizes such office to seek judicial review of any Commission action involving such matters.
Authorizes the appropriation of up to $500,000 for fiscal year 1980 and up to $3,000,000 for fiscal year 1981.