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Text of the Nuclear Release Notice Act of 2006

This bill was introduced on September 13, 2006, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Mar 1, 2006 (Introduced).

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109th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 2348

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

March 1, 2006

(for himself and Mr. Durbin) 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 require a licensee to notify the Atomic Energy Commission, and the State and county in which a facility is located, whenever there is an unplanned release of fission products in excess of allowable limits.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Nuclear Release Notice Act of 2006.

2.

Nuclear release notice requirement

Section 103 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 (42 U.S.C. 2133) is amended—

(1)

by redesignating subsection f. as subsection e.; and

(2)

in subsection e. (as so redesignated)—

(A)

by designating the first, second, and third sentences as paragraphs (1), (2), and (3), respectively;

(B)

by striking the subsection designation and paragraph (1) (as so designated) and inserting the following:

f.

Notice of unplanned release of radioactive substances

(1)

Notice required

(A)

In general

Each license issued for a utilization facility under this section or section 104 b. shall require as a condition of the license that in case of an unplanned release described in subparagraph (B), the licensee shall immediately notify the Commission, and the State and county in which the facility is located, of the release.

(B)

Unplanned releases

Subparagraph (A) applies to any unplanned release of quantities of fission products or other radioactive substances—

(i)

in excess of allowable limits for normal operation established by the Commission or other applicable Federal laws or standards; and

(ii)

within allowable limits for normal operation established by the Commission or other applicable Federal laws or standards but that occurs more than twice within a 2-year period originating from the same source, process, or equipment at a facility.

; and

(C)

in paragraph (3) (as so designated), by striking date of enactment of this subsection and inserting date of enactment of the Nuclear Release Notice Act of 2006.