H. R. 2367
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
June 24, 2011
Mr. Pearce 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
To provide for the safe disposal of Federal Government-owned transuranic waste for the benefit of all Americans.
This Act may be cited as the
Government Waste Isolation Pilot Plant
Extension Act of 2011.
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.
In this Act:
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).
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).