50 U.S. Code § 2582 - Requirement to develop future use plans for defense environmental cleanup

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(a) Authority to develop future use plans
The Secretary of Energy may develop future use plans for any defense nuclear facility at which defense environmental cleanup activities are occurring.
(b) Requirement to develop future use plans
The Secretary shall develop a future use plan for each of the following defense nuclear facilities:
(1) Hanford Site, Richland, Washington.
(2) Savannah River Site, Aiken, South Carolina.
(3) Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, Idaho.
(c) Citizen advisory board
(1) At each defense nuclear facility for which the Secretary of Energy intends or is required to develop a future use plan under this section and for which no citizen advisory board has been established, the Secretary shall establish a citizen advisory board.
(2) The Secretary may authorize the manager of a defense nuclear facility for which a future use plan is developed under this section (or, if there is no such manager, an appropriate official of the Department of Energy designated by the Secretary) to pay routine administrative expenses of a citizen advisory board established for that facility. Such payments shall be made from funds available to the Secretary for defense environmental cleanup activities necessary for national security programs.
(d) Requirement to consult with citizen advisory board
In developing a future use plan under this section with respect to a defense nuclear facility, the Secretary of Energy shall consult with a citizen advisory board established pursuant to subsection (c) or a similar advisory board already in existence as of September 23, 1996, for such facility, affected local governments (including any local future use redevelopment authorities), and other appropriate State agencies.
(e) 50-year planning period
A future use plan developed under this section shall cover a period of at least 50 years.
(f) Report
Not later than 60 days after completing development of a final plan for a site listed in subsection (b), the Secretary of Energy shall submit to Congress a report on the plan. The report shall describe the plan and contain such findings and recommendations with respect to the site as the Secretary considers appropriate.
(g) Savings provisions
(1) Nothing in this section, or in a future use plan developed under this section with respect to a defense nuclear facility, shall be construed as requiring any modification to a future use plan with respect to a defense nuclear facility that was developed before September 23, 1996.
(2) Nothing in this section may be construed to affect statutory requirements for a defense environmental cleanup activity or project or to modify or otherwise affect applicable statutory or regulatory defense environmental cleanup requirements, including substantive standards intended to protect public health and the environment, nor shall anything in this section be construed to preempt or impair any local land use planning or zoning authority or State authority.

Source

(Pub. L. 107–314, div. D, title XLIV, § 4402, formerly Pub. L. 104–201, div. C, title XXXI, § 3153,Sept. 23, 1996, 110 Stat. 2839; renumbered Pub. L. 107–314, div. D, title XLIV, § 4402, and amended Pub. L. 108–136, div. C, title XXXI, § 3141(g)(3),Nov. 24, 2003, 117 Stat. 1764; Pub. L. 113–66, div. C, title XXXI, § 3146(e)(2),Dec. 26, 2013, 127 Stat. 1076.)
Codification

Section was formerly set out as a note under section 7274k of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare, prior to renumbering by Pub. L. 108–136.
Amendments

2013—Pub. L. 113–66, § 3146(e)(2)(A), substituted “defense environmental cleanup” for “environmental management program” in section catchline.
Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 113–66, § 3146(e)(2)(B), substituted “defense environmental cleanup” for “environmental restoration and waste management”.
Subsec. (b)(2) to (4). Pub. L. 113–66, § 3146(e)(2)(C), redesignated pars. (3) and (4) as (2) and (3), respectively, and struck out former par. (2) which read as follows: “Rocky Flats Plant, Golden, Colorado.”
Subsec. (c)(2). Pub. L. 113–66, § 3146(e)(2)(D), substituted “for defense environmental cleanup” for “for program direction in carrying out environmental restoration and waste management”.
Subsec. (f). Pub. L. 113–66, § 3146(e)(2)(E), (F), redesignatedsubsec. (g) as (f) and struck out former subsec. (f). Prior to amendment, text read as follows: “For each facility listed in subsection (b), the Secretary of Energy shall develop a draft future use plan by October 1, 1997, and a final future use plan by March 15, 1998.”
Subsec. (g). Pub. L. 113–66, § 3146(e)(2)(F), redesignatedsubsec. (h) as (g). Former subsec. (g) redesignated (f).
Subsec. (g)(2). Pub. L. 113–66, § 3146(e)(2)(G), substituted “a defense environmental cleanup” for “an environmental restoration or waste management” and “defense environmental cleanup” for “environmental restoration and waste management”.
Subsec. (h). Pub. L. 113–66, § 3146(e)(2)(F), redesignatedsubsec. (h) as (g).
2003—Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 108–136, § 3141(g)(3)(D)(i), substituted “September 23, 1996,” for “the date of the enactment of this Act”.
Subsec. (h)(1). Pub. L. 108–136, § 3141(g)(3)(D)(ii), substituted “September 23, 1996” for “the date of the enactment of this Act”.

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50 USCDescription of ChangeSession YearPublic LawStatutes at Large
§ 25822013113-66 [Sec.] 3146(e)(2)127 Stat. 1076

 

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