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H.R. 590 (115th): Advanced Nuclear Technology Development Act of 2017

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Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 590 as introduced requires the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to collaborate to provide certainty for the development of advanced nuclear technology.

Specifically, the legislation directs DOE and NRC to enter into a memorandum of understanding to ensure technical expertise is maintained, modeling and simulation is utilized and DOE facilities are available to the NRC, as needed. In addition, NRC is required to report to Congress on existing federal activities related to testing and demonstrating advanced reactors with significant design improvements over existing commercial reactors and plan for establishing a framework for licensing such reactors.

Finally, the bill authorizes the appropriations of amounts to the NRC for the development of a regulatory infrastructure for advanced nuclear reactor technologies is not subject to statutory ...

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Last Updated: Feb 10, 2017
Length: 8 pages
Jan 20, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on January 23, 2017 but was never passed by the Senate.



Jan 20, 2017

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Jan 23, 2017
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Feb 10, 2017
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Reference Change.

H.R. 590 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 590. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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