US SB1234 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress


Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Republican 2-1)
Status: Introduced on April 30 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-06-27 - Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Hearings held.
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Nuclear Waste Administration Act of 2019 This bill addresses nuclear waste management. Among other things, this bill establishes the Nuclear Waste Administration (NWA) to provide for the permanent disposal of nuclear waste, including the siting, construction, and operation of additional repositories, a test and evaluation facility, and additional storage facilities; transfers to the NWA specified functions of the Department of Energy, including those related to the construction and operation of a repository; prescribes siting guidelines for nuclear waste storage facilities and repositories and for the identification and suitability of candidate sites; directs the NWA to establish a storage program to provide interim storage for spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste; and confers upon the NWA responsibility for transporting nuclear waste.

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Nuclear Waste Administration Act of 2019



2019-06-27SenateCommittee on Energy and Natural Resources. Hearings held.
2019-04-30SenateRead twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.


Administrative law and regulatory procedures
Administrative remedies
Congressional oversight
Department of Energy
Environmental assessment, monitoring, research
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Environmental regulatory procedures
Executive agency funding and structure
Federal officials
Federal-Indian relations
Government buildings, facilities, and property
Government liability
Government studies and investigations
Government trust funds
Intergovernmental relations
Judicial review and appeals
Licensing and registrations
Nuclear power
Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
Nuclear weapons
Public contracts and procurement
Public participation and lobbying
Radioactive wastes and releases
State and local government operations
Transportation programs funding
Transportation safety and security
User charges and fees

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