H.R. 2367 (112th): Government Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Extension Act of 2011

112th Congress, 2011–2013. Text as of Jun 24, 2011 (Introduced).

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112th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2367

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 24, 2011

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

A BILL

To provide for the safe disposal of Federal Government-owned transuranic waste for the benefit of all Americans.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Government Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Extension Act of 2011.

2.

Extension of waste isolation pilot plant mission

The Secretary of Energy shall manage WIPP in such a way as to include, in addition to the disposal of wastes authorized by section 213 of the Department of Energy National Security and Military Applications of Nuclear Energy Authorization Act of 1980 (Pub. L. 96–164; 93 Stat. 1259, 1265), the transportation and disposal of any non-defense Federal Government-owned transuranic waste that can be shown to meet the applicable criteria described in the document entitled Transuranic Waste Acceptance Criteria For The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, published by the Department of Energy on April 21, 2011, or any successor document.

3.

Definitions

In this Act:

(1)

Disposal; transuranic waste

The terms disposal and transuranic waste have the meanings given those terms in section 2 of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Land Withdrawal Act (Pub. L. 102–579; 106 Stat. 4777).

(2)

WIPP

The term WIPP means the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant project authorized under section 213 of the Department of Energy National Security and Military Applications of Nuclear Energy Authorization Act of 1980 (Pub. L. 96–164; 93 Stat. 1259, 1265).