42 U.S. Code § 2273 - Violation of sections

(a) Generally
Whoever willfully violates, attempts to violate, or conspires to violate, any provision of this chapter for which no criminal penalty is specifically provided or of any regulation or order prescribed or issued under section 2095 or 2201 (b), (i), or (o) of this title shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine of not more than $5,000 or by imprisonment for not more than two years, or both, except that whoever commits such an offense with intent to injure the United States or with intent to secure an advantage to any foreign nation, shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine of not more than $20,000 or by imprisonment for not more than twenty years, or both.
(b) Construction or supply of components for utilization facilities; impairment of basic components; “basic component” defined; posting at construction sites of utilization facilities and on premises of component fabrication plants
Any individual director, officer, or employee of a firm constructing, or supplying the components of any utilization facility required to be licensed under section 2133 or 2134 (b) of this title who by act or omission, in connection with such construction or supply, knowingly and willfully violates or causes to be violated, any section of this chapter, any rule, regulation, or order issued thereunder, or any license condition, which violation results, or if undetected could have resulted, in a significant impairment of a basic component of such a facility shall, upon conviction, be subject to a fine of not more than $25,000 for each day of violation, or to imprisonment not to exceed two years, or both. If the conviction is for a violation committed after a first conviction under this subsection, punishment shall be a fine of not more than $50,000 per day of violation, or imprisonment for not more than two years, or both. For the purposes of this subsection, the term “basic component” means a facility structure, system, component or part thereof necessary to assure—
(1) the integrity of the reactor coolant pressure boundary,
(2) the capability to shut-down the facility and maintain it in a safe shut-down condition, or
(3) the capability to prevent or mitigate the consequences of accidents which could result in an unplanned offsite release of quantities of fission products in excess of the limits established by the Commission.
The provisions of this subsection shall be prominently posted at each site where a utilization facility required to be licensed under section 2133 or 2134 (b) of this title is under construction and on the premises of each plant where components for such a facility are fabricated.
(c) Criminal penalties
Any individual director, officer or employee of a person indemnified under an agreement of indemnification under section 2210 (d) of this title (or of a subcontractor or supplier thereto) who, by act or omission, knowingly and willfully violates or causes to be violated any section of this chapter or any applicable nuclear safety-related rule, regulation or order issued thereunder by the Secretary of Energy (or expressly incorporated by reference by the Secretary for purposes of nuclear safety, except any rule, regulation, or order issued by the Secretary of Transportation), which violation results in or, if undetected, would have resulted in a nuclear incident as defined in section 2014 (q) of this title shall, upon conviction, notwithstanding section 3571 of title 18, be subject to a fine of not more than $25,000, or to imprisonment not to exceed two years, or both. If the conviction is for a violation committed after the first conviction under this subsection, notwithstanding section 3571 of title 18, punishment shall be a fine of not more than $50,000, or imprisonment for not more than five years, or both.

Source

(Aug. 1, 1946, ch. 724, title I, § 223, as added Aug. 30, 1954, ch. 1073, § 1,68 Stat. 958; amended Pub. L. 90–190, § 12,Dec. 14, 1967, 81 Stat. 578; Pub. L. 91–161, § 6,Dec. 24, 1969, 83 Stat. 445; Pub. L. 96–295, title II, § 203,June 30, 1980, 94 Stat. 786; Pub. L. 100–408, § 18,Aug. 20, 1988, 102 Stat. 1083; renumbered title I, Pub. L. 102–486, title IX, § 902(a)(8),Oct. 24, 1992, 106 Stat. 2944.)
Amendments

1988—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 100–408added subsec. (c).
1980—Pub. L. 96–295designated existing provisions as subsec. (a) and added subsec. (b).
1969—Pub. L. 91–161limited application of section to instances where no criminal penalties have been provided.
1967—Pub. L. 90–190substituted “(o)” for “(p)”.
Effective Date of 1988 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 100–408effective Aug. 20, 1988, but inapplicable to any violation occurring before Aug. 20, 1988, see section 20 ofPub. L. 100–408, set out as a note under section 2014 of this title.

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10 CFR - Energy

10 CFR Part 25 - ACCESS AUTHORIZATION

10 CFR Part 37 - PHYSICAL PROTECTION OF CATEGORY 1 AND CATEGORY 2 QUANTITIES OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL

10 CFR Part 71 - PACKAGING AND TRANSPORTATION OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL

10 CFR Part 73 - PHYSICAL PROTECTION OF PLANTS AND MATERIALS

10 CFR Part 110 - EXPORT AND IMPORT OF NUCLEAR EQUIPMENT AND MATERIAL

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 810 - ASSISTANCE TO FOREIGN ATOMIC ENERGY ACTIVITIES

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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