50 U.S. Code § 2585 - Accelerated schedule for defense environmental cleanup activities

(a) Accelerated cleanup
The Secretary of Energy shall accelerate the schedule for defense environmental cleanup activities and projects for a site at a Department of Energy defense nuclear facility if the Secretary determines that such an accelerated schedule will achieve meaningful, long-term cost savings to the Federal Government and could substantially accelerate the release of land for local reuse.
(b) Consideration of factors
In making a determination under subsection (a), the Secretary shall consider the following:
(1) The cost savings achievable by the Federal Government.
(2) The potential for reuse of the site.
(3) The risks that the site poses to local health and safety.
(4) The proximity of the site to populated areas.
(c) Savings provision
Nothing in this section may be construed to affect a specific statutory requirement for a specific 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.

Source

(Pub. L. 107–314, div. D, title XLIV, § 4405, formerly Pub. L. 104–106, div. C, title XXXI, § 3156,Feb. 10, 1996, 110 Stat. 625; renumbered Pub. L. 107–314, div. D, title XLIV, § 4405, and amended Pub. L. 108–136, div. C, title XXXI, § 3141(g)(6),Nov. 24, 2003, 117 Stat. 1765; Pub. L. 113–66, div. C, title XXXI, § 3146(e)(6),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)(6)(A), substituted “defense environmental cleanup” for “environmental restoration and waste management” in section catchline.
Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 113–66, § 3146(e)(6)(B), substituted “defense environmental cleanup” for “environmental restoration and waste management”.
Subsec. (b)(2) to (5). Pub. L. 113–66, § 3146(e)(6)(C), redesignated pars. (3) to (5) as (2) to (4), respectively, and struck out former par. (2), which read as follows: “The amount of time for completion of environmental restoration and waste management activities and projects at the site that can be reduced from the time specified for completion of such activities and projects in the baseline environmental management report required to be submitted for 1995 under section 3153 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1994 (42 U.S.C. 7274k), the predecessor provision to section 2584 of this title.”
Subsecs. (c), (d). Pub. L. 113–66, § 3146(e)(6)(D)–(F), redesignated subsec. (d) as (c), substituted “specific defense environmental cleanup” for “specific environmental restoration or waste management” and “regulatory defense environmental cleanup” for “regulatory environmental restoration and waste management”, and struck out former subsec. (c) which required Secretary to report on each site for which schedule for environmental restoration and waste management activies had been accelerated.
2003—Subsec. (b)(2). Pub. L. 108–136, § 3141(g)(6)(D), inserted “, the predecessor provision to section 2584 of this title” before period at end.

 

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