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S. 1716 (94th): A bill to authorize appropriations to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in accordance with section 261 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, and section 305 of the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974, and for other purposes.

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.