42 U.S. Code § 2021b - Definitions
(1) Agreement State
The term “agreement State” means a State that—
(A) has entered into an agreement with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission under section 2021 of this title; and
(3) Commercial nuclear power reactor
(5) Compact commission
The term “compact commission” means the regional commission, committee, or board established in a compact to administer such compact.
(6) Compact region
The term “compact region” means the area consisting of all States that are members of a compact.
The term “disposal” means the permanent isolation of low-level radioactive waste pursuant to the requirements established by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission under applicable laws, or by an agreement State if such isolation occurs in such agreement State.
The term “generate”, when used in relation to low-level radioactive waste, means to produce low-level radioactive waste.
(9) Low-level radioactive waste
(A) In general
The term “low-level radioactive waste” means radioactive material that—
(i) is not high-level radioactive waste, spent nuclear fuel, or byproduct material (as defined in section 2014 (e)(2) of this title); and
(10) Non-sited compact region
The term “non-sited compact region” means any compact region that is not a sited compact region.
(11) Regional disposal facility
The term “regional disposal facility” means a non-Federal low-level radioactive waste disposal facility in operation on January 1, 1985, or subsequently established and operated under a compact.
(13) Sited compact region
The term “sited compact region” means a compact region in which there is located one of the regional disposal facilities at Barnwell, in the State of South Carolina; Richland, in the State of Washington; or Beatty, in the State of Nevada.
Source(Pub. L. 96–573, § 2, as added Pub. L. 99–240, title I, § 102,Jan. 15, 1986, 99 Stat. 1842; amended Pub. L. 109–58, title VI, § 651(e)(3)(B),Aug. 8, 2005, 119 Stat. 808.)
Section was enacted as part of the Low-Level Radioactive Waste Policy Act, and not as part of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 which comprises this chapter.
A prior section 2021b,Pub. L. 96–573, § 2,Dec. 22, 1980, 94 Stat. 3347, related to definitions respecting low-level radioactive waste policy as used in former sections 2021b to 2021d of this title, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 99–240, § 102.
2005—Par. (9). Pub. L. 109–58designated existing provisions as subpar. (A), inserted heading, redesignated former subpars. (A) and (B) as cls. (i) and (ii), respectively, and added subpar. (B).
Short Title of 1986 Amendment
Pub. L. 99–240, title I, § 101,Jan. 15, 1986, 99 Stat. 1842, provided that: “This Title [enacting this section and sections 2021c to 2021j of this title, repealing former sections 2021b to 2021d of this title, and enacting and repealing a provision set out as a note under this section] may be cited as the ‘Low-Level Radioactive Waste Policy Amendments Act of 1985’.”
Pub. L. 96–573, § 1, as added by Pub. L. 99–240, title I, § 102,Jan. 15, 1986, 99 Stat. 1842, provided that: “This Act [enacting sections 2021b to 2021j of this title] may be cited as the ‘Low-Level Radioactive Waste Policy Act’.”