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H.R. 1619: Jobs, Not Waste Act of 2019

The text of the bill below is as of Mar 7, 2019 (Introduced).


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116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1619

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 7, 2019

(for herself, Mr. Horsford, and Mr. Amodei) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce

A BILL

To prohibit the Secretary of Energy from taking any action relating to the licensing, planning, development, or construction of a nuclear waste repository until the Director of the Office of Management and Budget submits to Congress a study on the economic viability and job-creating benefits of alternative uses of the Yucca Mountain site, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Jobs, Not Waste Act of 2019.

2.

Studying the economic benefit of alternative uses of Yucca Mountain site

(a)

Definition of Yucca Mountain site

In this Act, the term Yucca Mountain site has the meaning given the term in section 2 of the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 (42 U.S.C. 10101).

(b)

Study; hearings

The Secretary of Energy may not take any action relating to the licensing, planning, development, or construction of a nuclear waste repository at the Yucca Mountain site until—

(1)

the Director of the Office of Management and Budget submits to Congress, and makes available to the public, a study on the economic viability and job-creating benefits of alternative uses of the Yucca Mountain site as described in the report of the Government Accountability Office numbered GAO–11–847 and dated September 2011, including—

(A)

defense activities, such as a command facility for unmanned aircraft systems;

(B)

a secure electronic data center;

(C)

the development of renewable energy sources; and

(D)

scientific research; and

(2)

each of the appropriate committees of Congress holds a hearing on the alternative uses of the Yucca Mountain site described in subparagraphs (A) through (D) of paragraph (1).