(Aug. 1, 1946, ch. 724, title I, § 189, as added Aug. 30, 1954, ch. 1073, § 1,68 Stat. 955; amended Pub. L. 85–256, § 7,Sept. 2, 1957, 71 Stat. 579; Pub. L. 87–615, § 2,Aug. 29, 1962, 76 Stat. 409; Pub. L. 97–415, § 12(a),Jan. 4, 1983, 96 Stat. 2073; renumbered title I and amended Pub. L. 102–486, title IX, § 902(a)(8), title XXVIII, §§ 2802,
2805,Oct. 24, 1992, 106 Stat. 2944, 3120, 3121; Pub. L. 104–134, title III, § 3116(c),Apr. 26, 1996, 110 Stat. 1321–349.)
References in Text
The effective date of this paragraph, referred to in subsec. (a)(2)(C), probably means the date of enactment of Pub. L. 97–415
, which was approved Jan. 4, 1983.
The USEC Privatization Act, referred to in subsec. (b)(3), (4), is subchapter A (§§ 3101–3117) of chapter 1 of title III of Pub. L. 104–134
, Apr. 26, 1996, 110 Stat. 1321–335
, which is classified principally to subchapter VIII (§ 2297h et seq.) of this chapter. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title of 1996 Amendment note set out under section
of this title and Tables.
1996—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 104–134
amended subsec. (b) generally. Prior to amendment, subsec. (b) read as follows: “Any final order entered in any proceeding of the kind specified in subsection (a) of this section or any final order allowing or prohibiting a facility to begin operating under a combined construction and operating license shall be subject to judicial review in the manner prescribed in the Act of December 29, 1950, as amended (ch. 1189, 64 Stat. 1129
), and to the provisions of section 10 of the Administrative Procedure Act, as amended.”
1992—Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 102–486
, § 2802, designated existing provisions as subpar. (A) and added subpar. (B).
Subsec. (a)(2)(A), (C). Pub. L. 102–486
, § 2804, inserted “or any amendment to a combined construction and operating license” after “any amendment to an operating license”.
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 102–486
, § 2805, inserted “or any final order allowing or prohibiting a facility to begin operating under a combined construction and operating license” before “shall be subject to judicial review”.
1983—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 97–415
designated existing provisions as par. (1) and added par. (2).
1962—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 87–615
substituted “construction permit for a facility” and “construction permit for a testing facility” for “license for a facility” and “license for a testing facility” respectively, and authorized the commission in cases where a permit has been issued following a hearing, and in the absence of a request therefor by anyone whose interest may be affected, to issue an operating license or an amendment to a construction permit or an operating license without a hearing upon thirty days’ notice and publication once in the Federal Register of its intent to do so, and to dispense with such notice and publication with respect to any application for an amendment to a construction permit or to an operating license upon its determination that the amendment involves no significant hazards consideration.
1957—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 85–256
required the Commission to hold a hearing after 30 days notice and publication once in the Federal Register on an application for a license for a facility or a testing facility.
Effective Date of 1992 Amendment
Subsec. (a)(1)(B) of this section, as added by section 2802 ofPub. L. 102–486
, applicable to all proceedings involving combined license for which application was filed after May 8, 1991, see section 2806 ofPub. L. 102–486
, set out as a note under section
of this title.
Authority To Effectuate Amendments to Operating Licenses
Section 12(b) ofPub. L. 97–415
provided that: “The authority of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, under the provisions of the amendment made by subsection (a) [amending this section], to issue and to make immediately effective any amendment to an operating license shall take effect upon the promulgation by the Commission of the regulations required in such provisions.”
Review of Nuclear Proliferation Assessment Statements
No court or regulatory body to have jurisdiction to compel performance of or to review adequacy of performance of any Nuclear Proliferation Assessment Statement called for by the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 [this chapter] or by the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Act of 1978, Pub. L. 95–242
, Mar. 10, 1978, 92 Stat. 120
, see section
of this title.
Administrative Orders Review Act
Court of appeals exclusive jurisdiction respecting final orders of Atomic Energy Commission, now the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Secretary of Energy, made reviewable by this section, see section
, Judiciary and Judicial Procedure.