H.R. 1694 (112th): Nuclear Disaster Preparedness Act

Introduced:
May 03, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Eliot Engel
Representative for New York's 17th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
May 03, 2011
Length
4 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 1700 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 24, 2013

 
Status

This bill was introduced on May 3, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced May 03, 2011
Referred to Committee May 03, 2011
 
Full Title

To require the President to issue guidance on Federal response to a large-scale nuclear disaster.

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Cosponsors
1 cosponsors (1D) (show)
Committees

House Transportation and Infrastructure

Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management

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5/3/2011--Introduced.
Nuclear Disaster Preparedness Act - Directs the President to issue guidance on the federal response to any nuclear disaster that: (1) may be caused by a natural catastrophe, an accident, or a terrorist or other attack; (2) occurs initially at a nuclear power plant; and (3) disperses radiation off the reactor site and into the surrounding area.
Requires such guidance to:
(1) designate the federal agency responsible for coordinating the government's efforts in response to a nuclear disaster (coordinating agency), including making a formal declaration that a nuclear disaster exists, and to identify the circumstances under which such declaration will occur;
(2) designate the agency responsible for recommending the evacuation of an area surrounding a nuclear power plant in response to such a disaster and to identify the circumstances under which such recommendation will be made;
(3) designate the agency responsible for conducting such evacuation;
(4) designate the agency responsible for recommending that evacuees may return following a nuclear disaster and to identify the circumstances under which such recommendation will be made; and
(5) designate the agency responsible for conducting cleanup of a nuclear disaster and to identify what cleanup standards will apply.

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