42 U.S. Code § 2296b - Overfeed program

§ 2296b.
Overfeed program
(a) Uranium purchases

To the maximum extent permitted by sound business practice, the Corporation shall purchase uranium in accordance with subsection (b) of this section and overfeed it into the enrichment process to reduce the amount of power required to produce the enriched uranium ordered by enrichment services customers, taking into account costs associated with depleted tailings.

(b) Use of domestic uranium

Uranium purchased by the Corporation for purposes of this section shall be of domestic origin and purchased from domestic uranium producers to the extent permitted under the multilateral trade agreements (as defined in section 3501(4) of title 19) and the North American Free Trade Agreement.

(Pub. L. 102–486, title X, § 1011, Oct. 24, 1992, 106 Stat. 2948; Pub. L. 106–36, title I, § 1002(g)(1), June 25, 1999, 113 Stat. 133.)

Section was enacted as part of the Energy Policy Act of 1992, and not as part of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 which comprises this chapter.


1999—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 106–36 substituted “multilateral trade agreements (as defined in section 3501(4) of title 19) and the “North American Free Trade Agreement” for “General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade and the United States-Canada Free Trade Agreement”.


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