S. 2210 (103rd): Department of Energy National Security Act for Fiscal Year 1995

Jun 20, 1994 (103rd Congress, 1993–1994)
Died (Passed Senate)
Samuel Nunn
Senator from Georgia
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Last Updated
Jul 01, 1994
56 pages
Related Bills
S. 2182 (Included-In)
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1995

Signed by the President
Oct 05, 1994


This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the Senate on July 1, 1994 but was never passed by the House.

Reported by Committee Jun 09, 1994
Introduced Jun 20, 1994
Passed Senate Jul 01, 1994
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An original bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 1995 for defense activities of the Department of Energy, and for other purposes.


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7/1/1994--Passed Senate amended.
Title XXXI - Department of Energy National Security Programs Subtitle A: National Security Programs Authorizations Subtitle B: Recurring General Provisions Subtitle C: Program Authorizations, Restrictions, and Limitations Subtitle D: Other Matters Title XXXII: Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board Authorization Department of Energy National Security Act for Fiscal Year 1995
Title XXXI (sic) - Department of Energy National Security Programs
Subtitle A - National Security Programs Authorizations
Authorizes appropriations to the Department of Energy (DOE) for FY 1995 for operating expenses, plant projects, and capital equipment necessary in carrying out the following activities for national security programs:
(1) weapons activities;
(2) environmental restoration and waste management;
(3) nuclear materials support and other defense programs; and
(4) defense nuclear waste disposal.
Reduces the total amount authorized to be appropriated in this Subtitle by a specified amount for use of FY 1994 balances.
Subtitle B - Recurring General Provisions
Prohibits the use of funds appropriated pursuant to this title for: (1) the cost of a program exceeding 105 percent of the program authorization or $10 million more than the amount authorized, whichever is the lesser; or (2) programs which have not been presented to, or requested of, the Congress, unless the Secretary of Energy transmits to specified congressional committees a full statement of the action proposed and 30 days have expired.
Section 3122 -
Places certain funding limits (requiring congressional reports when amounts exceed such limits) for general plant and construction projects of DOE. Provides fund transfer authority.
Section 3125 -
Authorizes the Secretary to carry out advance planning and construction design services in connection with proposed construction projects not exceeding $3 million, requiring certain congressional notification for projects exceeding $600,000. Requires planning and design funds to be specifically authorized by law when their estimated cost exceeds $3 million.
Section 3126 -
Directs the Secretary, with exceptions, to complete a conceptual design for a construction project in support of a DOE national security program before submitting to the Congress a funding request for such project.
Section 3127 -
Authorizes the use of DOE funds for planning, design, and construction activities for any DOE national security program that must proceed expeditiously in order to protect public health and safety, meet the needs of national defense, or protect property. Requires the Secretary to report to the defense committees when funds are so used. Makes funds for management and support activities and for general plant projects under this Subtitle available for all DOE national security programs.
Subtitle C - Program Authorizations, Restrictions, and Limitations
Directs the Secretary, as part of the stockpile stewardship program, to conduct a stockpile stewardship recruitment and training program at the Sandia, Lawrence Livermore, and Los Alamos national laboratories.
Allows such program to support research for military or dual-use programs related to nuclear weapons stockpile stewardship.
Earmarks funds from this title for such program.
Directs the Secretary, as part of the program, to establish for such laboratories a retiree corps of retired scientists with expertise in R&D of nuclear weapons.
Requires a report to the defense committees.
Section 3132 -
Earmarks funds authorized under this title for the defense inertial confinement fusion program.
Section 3133 -
Authorizes the Secretary to pay to the Hazardous Substance Superfund specified stipulated civil penalties assessed against the Fernald Environmental Management Project, Ohio, and the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant, Ohio.
Section 3134 -
Authorizes the Secretary to reimburse four Colorado cities a specified amount for the cost of implementing water management programs.
Section 3135 -
Allows obligation of no more than 20 percent of the DOE funds authorized for limited and special access programs until the Secretary submits to the defense committees certain reports concerning such programs required under the Atomic Energy Act of 1954. Allows obligation of no more than 90 percent of the DOE funds authorized for national security programs until the Secretary submits to such committees a five-year budget plan required under prior law.
Section 3136 -
Earmarks specified funds authorized under this title for:
(1) worker protection programs at nuclear weapons facilities;
(2) the Scholarship and Fellowship Program for Environmental Restoration and Waste Management;
(3) a hazardous materials management and emergency response training program at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, Washington;
(4) certain programs for persons at such plant who may have been exposed to radiation released from such plant; and
(5) solar energy development activities at the Nevada Test Site.
Subtitle D - Other Matters
Directs the Secretary to prescribe accounting procedures concerning the use of DOE national security program funds.
Section 3152 -
Directs the Joint Nuclear Weapons Council to coordinate and approve DOE activities concerning the study, development, and production of nuclear warheads.
Section 3153 -
Directs the Secretary to report to the Congress on the feasibility of conducting specified disarmament and demilitarization activities, nuclear weapon simulator technology development programs, the stockpile stewardship program, and experiments related to the nonproliferation of nuclear weapons at the Nevada Test Site.
Section 3154 -
Adds to the membership of the Nuclear Weapons Council a second senior representative of DOE appointed by the Secretary.
Section 3155 -
Amends the Department of Energy Organization Act to establish within DOE an Office of Fissile Materials Disposition.
Section 3156 -
Amends the National Defense Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 1989, to extend through FY 1997 the authority of the Secretary to loan personnel and facilities for the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory.
Section 3157 -
Amends the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 1992 and 1993 to eliminate the requirement of a five-year plan for DOE defense nuclear facilities.
Section 3158 -
Authorizes the Secretary to appoint up to 200 persons in DOE for scientific, engineering, and technical personnel whose duties will relate to safety at DOE defense nuclear facilities. Requires the OPM Director to periodically evaluate the Secretary's appointment authority and take appropriate action, if necessary, to ensure such appointments. Terminates the Secretary's authority on September 30, 1997.
Section 3159 -
Earmarks specified funds authorized for DOE under this Act for the declassification productivity initiative.
Section 3160 -
Directs the Secretary to take specified action (and provide a report) with respect to safety oversight and enforcement activities at DOE defense nuclear facilities.
Section 3161 -
Imposes certain information disclosure and use conditions upon contracts between Federal departments and agencies and entities to which the Secretary leases a DOE facility or to which the Secretary transfers personal property of such a facility.
Title XXXII - Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board Authorization
Authorizes appropriations for FY 1995 for the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board.

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