42 U.S. Code § 10203 - Technical assistance to non-nuclear weapon states in field of spent fuel storage and disposal

(a) Statement of policy
It shall be the policy of the United States to cooperate with and provide technical assistance to non-nuclear weapon states in the field of spent fuel storage and disposal.
(b) Publication of joint notice; update
(1) Within 90 days of January 7, 1983, the Secretary and the Commission shall publish a joint notice in the Federal Register stating that the United States is prepared to cooperate with and provide technical assistance to non-nuclear weapon states in the fields of at-reactor spent fuel storage; away-from-reactor spent fuel storage; monitored, retrievable spent fuel storage; geologic disposal of spent fuel; and the health, safety, and environmental regulation of such activities. The notice shall summarize the resources that can be made available for international cooperation and assistance in these fields through existing programs of the Department and the Commission, including the availability of:
(i) data from past or ongoing research and development projects;
(ii) consultations with expert Department or Commission personnel or contractors; and
(iii) liaison with private business entities and organizations working in these fields.
(2) The joint notice described in the preceding subparagraph shall be updated and reissued annually for 5 succeeding years.
(c) Notification to non-nuclear weapon states; expressions of interest
Following publication of the annual joint notice referred to in paragraph (2), [1] the Secretary of State shall inform the governments of non-nuclear weapon states and, as feasible, the organizations operating nuclear powerplants in such states, that the United States is prepared to cooperate with and provide technical assistance to non-nuclear weapon states in the fields of spent fuel storage and disposal, as set forth in the joint notice. The Secretary of State shall also solicit expressions of interest from non-nuclear weapon state governments and non-nuclear weapon state nuclear power reactor operators concerning their participation in expanded United States cooperation and technical assistance programs in these fields. The Secretary of State shall transmit any such expressions of interest to the Department and the Commission.
(d) Funding requests
With his budget presentation materials for the Department and the Commission for fiscal years 1984 through 1989, the President shall include funding requests for an expanded program of cooperation and technical assistance with non-nuclear weapon states in the fields of spent fuel storage and disposal as appropriate in light of expressions of interest in such cooperation and assistance on the part of non-nuclear weapon state governments and non-nuclear weapon state nuclear power reactor operators.
(e) “Non-nuclear weapon state” defined
For the purposes of this subsection, [2] the term “non-nuclear weapon state” shall have the same meaning as that set forth in article IX of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (21 U.S.C. [3] 438).
(f) Unauthorized actions
Nothing in this subsection  [2] shall authorize the Department or the Commission to take any action not authorized under existing law.


[1]  So in original. Probably should be “paragraph (2) of subsection (b),”.

[2]  So in original. Probably should be “section”.

[3]  So in original. Probably should be “UST”.

Source

(Pub. L. 97–425, title II, § 223,Jan. 7, 1983, 96 Stat. 2254.)
References in Text

The Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, referred to in subsec. (e), is set out in 21 UST 483; TIAS 6839.

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40 CFR - Protection of Environment

40 CFR Part 191 - ENVIRONMENTAL RADIATION PROTECTION STANDARDS FOR MANAGEMENT AND DISPOSAL OF SPENT NUCLEAR FUEL, HIGH-LEVEL AND TRANSURANIC RADIOACTIVE WASTES

40 CFR Part 194 - CRITERIA FOR THE CERTIFICATION AND RE-CERTIFICATION OF THE WASTE ISOLATION PILOT PLANT'S COMPLIANCE WITH THE 40 CFR PART 191 DISPOSAL REGULATIONS

 

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