42 U.S. Code § 2021b - Definitions

For purposes of sections 2021b to 2021j of this title:
(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
(B) has authority to regulate the disposal of low-level radioactive waste under such agreement.
(2) Allocation
The term “allocation” means the assignment of a specific amount of low-level radioactive waste disposal capacity to a commercial nuclear power reactor for which access is required to be provided by sited States subject to the conditions specified under sections 2021b to 2021j of this title.
(3) Commercial nuclear power reactor
The term “commercial nuclear power reactor” means any unit of a civilian light-water moderated utilization facility required to be licensed under section 2133 or 2134 (b) of this title.
(4) Compact
The term “compact” means a compact entered into by two or more States pursuant to sections 2021b to 2021j of this title.
(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.
(7) Disposal
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.
(8) Generate
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
(ii) the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, consistent with existing law and in accordance with paragraph (A), classifies as low-level radioactive waste.
(B) Exclusion
The term “low-level radioactive waste” does not include byproduct material (as defined in paragraphs (3) and (4) of section 2014 (e) of this title).
(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.
(12) Secretary
The term “Secretary” means the Secretary of Energy.
(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.
(14) State
The term “State” means any State of the United States, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

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.)
Codification

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.
Prior Provisions

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.
Amendments

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’.”
Short Title

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’.”
A prior section 1 ofPub. L. 96–573, which provided that Pub. L. 96–573[enacting former sections 2021b to 2021d of this title] could be cited as the “Low-Level Radioactive Waste Policy Act”, was repealed by Pub. L. 99–240, title I, § 102,Jan. 15, 1986, 99 Stat. 1842.

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10 CFR - Energy

10 CFR Part 20 - STANDARDS FOR PROTECTION AGAINST RADIATION

10 CFR Part 31 - GENERAL DOMESTIC LICENSES FOR BYPRODUCT MATERIAL

10 CFR Part 32 - SPECIFIC DOMESTIC LICENSES TO MANUFACTURE OR TRANSFER CERTAIN ITEMS CONTAINING BYPRODUCT MATERIAL

10 CFR Part 33 - SPECIFIC DOMESTIC LICENSES OF BROAD SCOPE FOR BYPRODUCT MATERIAL

10 CFR Part 35 - MEDICAL USE OF BYPRODUCT MATERIAL

10 CFR Part 61 - LICENSING REQUIREMENTS FOR LAND DISPOSAL OF RADIOACTIVE WASTE

10 CFR Part 171 - ANNUAL FEES FOR REACTOR LICENSES AND FUEL CYCLE LICENSES AND MATERIALS LICENSES, INCLUDING HOLDERS OF CERTIFICATES OF COMPLIANCE,...QUALITY ASSURANCE PROGRAM APPROVALS AND GOVERNMENT AGENCIES LICENSED BY THE NRC

10 CFR Part 709 - COUNTERINTELLIGENCE EVALUATION PROGRAM

10 CFR Part 727 - CONSENT FOR ACCESS TO INFORMATION ON DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY COMPUTERS

10 CFR Part 960 - GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR THE PRELIMINARY SCREENING OF POTENTIAL SITES FOR A NUCLEAR WASTE REPOSITORY

10 CFR Part 962 - BYPRODUCT MATERIAL

10 CFR Part 963 - YUCCA MOUNTAIN SITE SUITABILITY GUIDELINES

10 CFR Part 1009 - GENERAL POLICY FOR PRICING AND CHARGING FOR MATERIALS AND SERVICES SOLD BY DOE

10 CFR Part 1046 - PHYSICAL PROTECTION OF SECURITY INTERESTS

10 CFR Part 1047 - LIMITED ARREST AUTHORITY AND USE OF FORCE BY PROTECTIVE FORCE OFFICERS

37 CFR - Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights

37 CFR Part 5 - SECRECY OF CERTAIN INVENTIONS AND LICENSES TO EXPORT AND FILE APPLICATIONS IN FOREIGN COUNTRIES

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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