The text of the bill below is as of Aug 9, 1975 (Passed Congress).
PUBLIC LAW 94-79—AUG. 9, 1975 89 STAT. 413 Public Law 94-79 94th Congress An Act To authorize appropriations to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in accord- Aug. 9, 1975 ance with section 261 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, and [S. 17161 section 305 of the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974, and for other purposes. Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, Nuclear Regulatory Commission. TITLE I Appropriation authorization. SEC, 101. There is authorized to be appropriated to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to carry out the provisions of section 261 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, and section 305 of the 42 u s e 2017 Energy Reorganization Act of 1974: $222,935,000 for fiscal year 1976 42 u s e 5875 and $52,750,000 for the period from July 1, 1976 through Septem- ber 30, 1976. TITLE I I SEC. 201. Section 201(a) of the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974 ehairman, is amended— functions. (1) by inserting " ( 1 ) " immediately after "SEC. 201. ( a ) " ; and 42 u s e 5841. (2) by adding at the end of such subsection the following: " (2) The Chairman of the Commission shall be the principal execu- tive officer of the Commission, and he shall exercise all of the executive and administrative functions of the Commission, including functions of the Commission with respect to (a) the appointment and super- vision of personnel employed under the Commission (other than per- sonnel employed regularly and full time in the immediate offices of commissioners other than the Chairman, and except as otherwise pro- vided in the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974), (b) the distribution 42 u s e 5801- of business among such personnel and among administrative units of note. the Commission, and (c) the use and expenditure of funds. "(3) In carrying out any of his functions under the provisions of this section the Chairman shall be governed by general policies of the Commission and by such regulatory decisions, findings, and determi- nations as the Commission may by law be authorized to make. "(4) The appointment by the Chairman of the heads of major administrative units under the Commission shall be subject to the approval of the Commission. "(5) There are hereby reserved to the Commission its functions with respect to revising budget estimates and with respect to deter- mining upon the distribution of appropriated funds according to major programs and purposes.". The Nuclear Regulatory Commission shall not license any ship- Plutonium ments by air transport of plutonium in any form, whether exports, shipments, imports or domestic shipments: Provided, however. That any pluto- restrictions.' nium in any form contained in a medical device designed for indi- 42 u s e 5841 vidual human application is not subject to this restriction. This note. restriction shall be in force until the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has certified to the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy of the Congress that a safe container has been developed and tested which will not
89 STAT. 414 PUBLIC LAW 94-79—AUG. 9, 1975 rupture under crash and blast-testing equivalent to the crash and explosion of a high-flying aircraft. Term of office. SEC. 202. Subsection 201(c) of the Energy Reorganization Act of 42 use 5841. 1974 is amended by deleting the period at the end of the subsection and adding the following text: "; and except that any member appointed to fill a vacancy occurring prior to the expiration of the term for which his predecessor was appointed, shall be appointed for the remainder of such term.". SEC. 203. Section 201(c) is amended to include the following: "For the purpose of determining the expiration date of the terms of office of the five members first appointed to the Nuclear Regulatory Com- mission, each such term shall be deemed to have begun July 1, 1975.". Approved August 9, 1975. LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: HOUSE REPORT No. 94-260 accompanying H.R. 7001 (Joint Committee on Atomic Energy). SENATE REPORT No. 94-174 (Joint Committee on Atomic Energy). CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol 121 (1975): June 17, considered and passed Senate. June 20, considered and passed House, amended, in lieu of H.R. 7001. July 31, Senate concurred in House amendment.