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H.R.3053 - Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 2017

United States House Of Representatives (2017-06-26) Rep John Shimkus

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Sponsor: Rep. Shimkus, John [R-IL-15] (Introduced 06/26/2017)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Natural Resources; Armed Services | Senate - Environment and Public Works
Committee Meetings: 05/08/18 3:00PM
Committee Reports: H. Rept. 115-355
Committee Prints: H.Prt. 115-69
Latest Action: Senate - 05/14/2018 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.  (All Actions)
Roll Call Votes: There have been 2 roll call votes
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This bill has the status Passed House

Here are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  1. Introduced
  2. Passed House

Bill Summary

This bill amends the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 to direct the Department of Energy (DOE) to initiate a program to consolidate and temporarily store commercial spent nuclear fuel during the development, construction, and operation of a permanent nuclear waste repository.

The bill addresses federal land withdrawal and related management issues, including the permanent withdrawal of specific federal land for repository use by DOE, updating the Nuclear Regulatory Commission licensing process and conditions for the repository, and limiting activities relating to developing a separate defense waste repository used for storing high-level radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel derived from the atomic energy defense activities of DOE.

DOE may enter into agreements to provide benefits to state, local, and Tribal governments that might host or be affected by facilities related to storing nuclear waste.

The bill revises the method by which DOE funds its nuclear waste management activities though the collection and usage of the Nuclear Waste Fund.

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Title H.R.3053 - Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 2017
Publisher United States House Of Representatives
Author Rep John Shimkus
Pub Date 2017-06-26
Media Link Bill HR-3053 Analysis (R Lutz).pdf
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Keywords Energy Policy, Stop Nuke Dump
Related Keywords Nuclear Energy, Nuclear Waste
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COPS position on HR-3053.pdfpdf COPS position on HR-3053.pdf manage 422 K 2018-05-11 - 00:03 Raymond Lutz COPS position on HR-3053 (OPPOSE UNLESS AMENDED)
Community Position on Shimkus Nuke Legis Ltr 10.11.17.pdfpdf Community Position on Shimkus Nuke Legis Ltr 10.11.17.pdf manage 362 K 2018-05-11 - 00:04 Raymond Lutz Community position on HR-3053
Shimkus Bill HR-3053 Analysis (R Lutz).pdfpdf Shimkus Bill HR-3053 Analysis (R Lutz).pdf manage 722 K 2018-05-09 - 01:43 Raymond Lutz Review of Shimkus Bill (HR 3053) by Ray Lutz
Surfrider Letter re Shimkus Bill Amendments_11.16 final.pdfpdf Surfrider Letter re Shimkus Bill Amendments_11.16 final.pdf manage 225 K 2018-05-11 - 00:04 Raymond Lutz Surfrider position on HR3053
Topic revision: r3 - 2018-05-11, RaymondLutz
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