42 U.S. Code § 2297f - Gaseous diffusion facilities

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(a) Issuance of standards
Within 2 years after October 24, 1992, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission shall establish by regulation such standards as are necessary to govern the gaseous diffusion uranium enrichment facilities of the Department in order to protect the public health and safety from radiological hazard and provide for the common defense and security. Regulations promulgated pursuant to this subsection shall, among other things, require that adequate safeguards (within the meaning of section 2167 of this title) are in place.
(b) Annual report
(1) In general
Not later than the date on which a certificate of compliance is issued under subsection (c) of this section, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, in consultation with the Department and the Environmental Protection Agency, shall report to the Congress on the status of health, safety, and environmental conditions at the gaseous diffusion uranium enrichment facilities of the Department.
(2) Required determination
Such report shall include a determination regarding whether the gaseous diffusion uranium enrichment facilities of the Department are in compliance with the standards established under subsection (a) of this section and all applicable laws.
(c) Certification process
(1) Establishment
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission shall establish a certification process to ensure that the Corporation complies with standards established under subsection (a) of this section.
(2) Periodic application for certificate of compliance
The Corporation shall apply to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for a certificate of compliance under paragraph (1) periodically, as determined by the Commission, but not less than every 5 years. The Commission shall review any such application and any determination made under subsection (b)(2) of this section shall be based on the results of any such review.
(3) Treatment of certificate of compliance
The requirement for a certificate of compliance under paragraph (1) shall be in lieu of any requirement for a license for any gaseous diffusion facility of the Department leased by the Corporation.
(4) NRC review
(A) In general
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission, in consultation with the Environmental Protection Agency, shall review the operations of the Corporation with respect to any gaseous diffusion uranium enrichment facilities of the Department leased by the Corporation to ensure that public health and safety are adequately protected.
(B) Access to facilities and information
The Corporation and the Department shall cooperate fully with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Environmental Protection Agency and shall provide the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Environmental Protection Agency with the ready access to the facilities, personnel, and information the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Environmental Protection Agency consider necessary to carry out their responsibilities under this subsection. A contractor operating a Corporation facility for the Corporation shall provide the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Environmental Protection Agency with ready access to the facilities, personnel, and information of the contractor as the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Environmental Protection Agency consider necessary to carry out their responsibilities under this subsection.
(C) Limitation
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission shall limit its finding under subsection (b)(2) of this section to a determination of whether the facilities are in compliance with the standards established under subsection (a) of this section.
(d) Requirement for operation
The gaseous diffusion uranium enrichment facilities of the Department may not be operated by the Corporation unless the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, in consultation with the Environmental Protection Agency, makes a determination of compliance under subsection (b) of this section or approves a plan prepared by the Department for achieving compliance required under subsection (b) of this section.

Source

(Aug. 1, 1946, ch. 724, title II, § 1701, as added Pub. L. 102–486, title XI, § 1101,Oct. 24, 1992, 106 Stat. 2951; amended Pub. L. 104–134, title III, § 3116(b)(3),Apr. 26, 1996, 110 Stat. 1321–349; Pub. L. 105–362, title XII, § 1202,Nov. 10, 1998, 112 Stat. 3292.)
Amendments

1998—Subsec. (b)(1). Pub. L. 105–362substituted “Not later than the date on which a certificate of compliance is issued under subsection (c) of this section, the Nuclear” for “The Nuclear” and struck out “at least annually” after “report”.
1996—Subsec. (c)(2). Pub. L. 104–134amended heading and text of par. (2) generally. Prior to amendment, text read as follows: “The Corporation shall apply at least annually to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for a certificate of compliance under paragraph (1). The Nuclear Regulatory Commission, in consultation with the Environmental Protection Agency, shall review any such application and any determination made under subsection (b)(2) of this section shall be based on the results of any such review.”
References to United States Enrichment Corporation

References to the Corporation, meaning the United States Enrichment Corporation, deemed, as of the privatization date (July 28, 1998), to be references to the private corporation, see section 3116(e) ofPub. L. 104–134, set out as a note under former section 2297 of this title.

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10 CFR - Energy

10 CFR Part 19 - NOTICES, INSTRUCTIONS AND REPORTS TO WORKERS: INSPECTION AND INVESTIGATIONS

10 CFR Part 20 - STANDARDS FOR PROTECTION AGAINST RADIATION

10 CFR Part 21 - REPORTING OF DEFECTS AND NONCOMPLIANCE

10 CFR Part 26 - FITNESS FOR DUTY PROGRAMS

10 CFR Part 51 - ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION REGULATIONS FOR DOMESTIC LICENSING AND RELATED REGULATORY FUNCTIONS

10 CFR Part 70 - DOMESTIC LICENSING OF SPECIAL NUCLEAR MATERIAL

10 CFR Part 71 - PACKAGING AND TRANSPORTATION OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL

10 CFR Part 74 - MATERIAL CONTROL AND ACCOUNTING OF SPECIAL NUCLEAR MATERIAL

10 CFR Part 76 - CERTIFICATION OF GASEOUS DIFFUSION PLANTS

 

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