Information report on state legislation


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Information report on state legislation
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U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission -- Office of State Programs
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Office of State Programs, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Dates or Sequential Designation:
-v.10, no. 7 (Dec. 1984)
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Monthly Catalog Number: gp 86003638
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Description based on: Vol. 9, no. 6 (July 1983)

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Vol 10, No. 4

Wisconsin enacted Senate Bill 202 as 1983 Wisconsin Act 393 on May 2, 1984.
Through this Act Wisconsin becomes a member of the Midwest Interstate
Low-Level Waste Compact and creates the Midwest Interstate Low-Level
Radioactive Waste Commission. Other States which have passed the Compact
are Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri and Ohio. Illinois
enacted a somewhat different version of the Compact.
The NRC Office of State Programs supported and coordinated attendance of
Agreement State personnel at a Uranium Mill Inspection Course. This course
was put on by the Uranium Field Office in Denver, Colorado. Dates of
participation were June 13 and 14.

G. Wayne Wrr, Director
Office of State Programs

Prepared by:
James McQuade, OSP
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California, A-3705
Kentucky, H-960

Emergency Planning

Vermont, H-410


Connecticut, S-443
Maine, L-2366
Massachusetts, H-1738
Michigan, SCR-612

Low-Level Waste Compacts

Kentucky, S-369
New Jersey, A-1800
Ohio, H-344
Rhode Island, S-748
Wisconsin, S-202

Power Plant Moratoria

Illinois, S-1452
Kansas, H-2658
Kentucky, H-158

Radiation Control

Alabama, S-526
Florida, H-1057
Iowa, S-2274
Maryland, H-216
Mississippi, H-920
Mississippi, H-974
Nebraska, L-420
Nebraska, L-716
New Jersey, S-515
New York, A-10493
New York, A-10536
Pennsylvania, S-1264
Tennessee, H-1945
Tennessee, S-1782
West Virginia, S-524

Radioactive Waste Disposal
& Management

Kentucky, HJR-101
Maine, L-1045
Maryland, S-462
Massachusetts, S-1349
New York, A-7881
Washington, H-1581

Power Plant Siting
& Construction

Florida, S-738

Public Utilities

Illinois, S-1588
Maine, H-2053
Massachusetts, H-4998
New Jersey, A-1311
New York, A-3190
New York, A-10785
New York, A-11279


Enacted Legislation


Requirements for Certification of a Nuclear Power Facility, H-158. Before
construction of a nuclear power facility, the Public Service Commission
must find that the Federal government has identified and approved a
demonstrated technology or means for the disposal of high level nuclear
waste. Then, in order to certify such a facility, the Commission must find
that it: has specific facilities with adequate capacity to contain high
level nuclear waste; has a plan for disposal in conformity with technology
approved by the Federal government; and knows with reasonable certainty the
cost of disposal. (Enacted: 2/16/84)


Educational Clearinghouse on Nuclear Usage, L-2366. Gives the Commissioner
of Education and Cultural Services the authority to develop a clearinghouse
of information on nuclear usage. (Enacted: 4/12/84)


Nuclear Waste Liability, L-420. Relieves from liability any person who
provides assistance to prevent or mitigate the effect of the actual or
threatened discharge of hazardous materials except in enumerated
circumstances. (Enacted: 2/10/84)

Radiation Control, L-716. Amends the radiation control program related to
license applications; redefines source material and special nuclear
material. Incorporates provisions of the Model State Radiation Control
Act. (Enacted: 4/3/84)


Midwest Interstate Low-Level Radioactive Waste Compact, H-344. Amends
sections of the Act which enact the Compact into law and enter the State as
a party to provide regional management to the problem of low-level waste
disposal. Current Compact members are: IL,* IN, IA, MI, MN, MO, OH,
and WI. (Enacted: 4/25/84)


Emergency Preparedness, H-410. Gives the Governor emergency powers in case
of a radiological incident. Requires the preparation of a radiological
emergency response plan designed to protect the lives and property of
persons residing within the State who might be threatened as a result of
their proximity to any operating nuclear reactor. (Enacted: 3/20/84)


Midwest Interstate Low-Level Radioactive Waste Compact, S-202. Enacts the
Midwest Interstate Low-Level Radioactive Waste Compact and creates a
Midwest Interstate Low-Level Radioactive Waste Commission. Current Compact
members are: IL,* IN, IA, MI, MN, MO, OH, and WI. (Enacted: 5/2/84)

* Enacted a somewhat different version of the Compact.

Introduced Legislation


Amendment to Code Governing the Radiation Advisory Board of Health, S-526.
Provides for appointment of a veterinarian to such board. (Introduced:


Nuclear Reactor Retirement Funding, A-3705. Provides funding for
decommissioning of nuclear power plants, describes payments by privately
owned public utilities owning or operating nuclear power plants, and
provides for a board of directors to administer the fund. (Introduced:


Insurance Exclusions, S-66. Requires insurers of property, liability or
automobile insurance which exclude nuclear energy exposures to file
evidence of reduction in premiums prior to excluding such coverage with the
insurance commissioner. Exclusions should be set forth clearly and
conspicuously. (Introduced: 1/4/84)


Nuclear Public Safety Fund, S-443. Instructs the Department of Public
Utility to establish a nuclear public safety fund, develop an equitable
method of assessing Nuclear Regulatory Commission licensees, and reimburse
those municipalities contiguous to municipalities containing a nuclear
power generating facility, for a portion of their public safety
expenditures. Provides that money within the fund shall be invested by the
State Treasurer. (Introduced: 2/28/84)


Revision of the Florida Radiation Protection Act, H-1057. Revises the
powers and duties of the Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services,
especially in the areas of licensing and inspection. Expands duties to
include regulation. Extends power of the Department over various areas
including naturally occurring radioactive material, possession of
radioactive material, and the facilities, film, film processing equipment
and resultant images of radiation machines and components. Modifies
previous penalties and provides guidelines for application of penalties.
(Introduced: 4/3/84)

Revisions to the Florida Power Plant Siting Act and the Florida Radiation
Protection Act, S-738. Modifies legislative intent. Provides that intent
to file an application for a nuclear electrical power plant also be filed
with the Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services. Restricts
alteration of certain time limits. Modifies judicial review. Expands the
powers and duties of the Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services.
(Introduced: 4/5/84)



Prohibition on the Construction of Nuclear Facilities, S-1452. Bans the
construction of a new nuclear facility until the Director of the Illinois
Environmental Protection Agency finds that the Federal government has
identified and approved a demonstrable technology or means for the disposal
of high level nuclear waste. (Introduced: 2/28/84)

Public Utilities Act Amendments, S-1588. Provides that the cost of
significant plant additions and new plants shall not be included in the
rate base of any utility unless such cost is prudent and reasonable.
Requires the Commerce Commission to conduct an audit to determine if such
cost is prudent and reasonable. (Introduced: 3/28/84)


Licensing of Operators of Radiation Emitting Equipment, S-2274. Provides
for examination and licensing of persons using radiologic technology for
therapeutic or diagnostic purposes. Creates a board of examiners to
administer examinations, set standards for study, issue licenses, and
discipline licensees. Provides guidelines and minimum qualifications for
licensing. Sets disciplinary standards, procedures and penalties for
misconduct of a licensed technologist. (Introduced: 3/2/84)


Certification of Nuclear Power Plants, H-2658. Bans operation of a nuclear
power plant unless certified by the State Corporation Commission. No
certifications can be given until the Commission finds that the Federal
government has identified and approved a demonstrable technology or means
for the disposal of high level nuclear waste. (Introduced: 1/9/84)


Low-Level Waste Storage/Disposal, HJR-101. Resolution directing the
Universities of Kentucky and Louisville to accept low-level, radioactive
waste from Kentucky licensees of radioactive materials. The Universities
are authorized to issue regulations concerning packaging and are directed
to design and build a storage/disposal structure. (Introduced: 3/2/84)

Decommission of Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Sites, H-960 (as
reported to the Senate). Charges the National Resources and Environmental
Protection cabinet with stabilization and decommissioning of any nuclear
waste facility owned by the Commonwealth on July 15, 1980. (Introduced:
3/2/84; Reported to Senate: 3/24/84)

Midwest Interstate Low-Level Radioactive Waste Compact, S-369. Introduces
the Compact for enactment into law and proposes to enter the State as a
party. The bill passed Senate but was defeated in the House when only a
simple majority (48-42) voted to enact because the bill was considered as
emergency legislation and needed a constitutional rather than a simple
majority for passage. (Introduced: 3/5/84; Defeated: 3/30/84)



Funding for Spent Fuel Disposal at Nuclear Power Plants, L-1045. Requires
the licensee operating any nuclear power plant to collect sufficient funds
during the remaining useful life of the plant to pay for spent fuel
disposal costs. (Introduced: 3/4/84)

Performance Standards, L-2053. Allows the Public Utilities Commission to
promulgate standards by which electric generating stations may be measured
to determine full efficiency. (Introduced: 2/3/84; withdrawn: 3/9/84 Senate,
3/12/84 House)


Radiation Detection of Low-Level Nuclear Waste, H-216. Requires the
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to use radiation detection equipment
to monitor the disposal of low-level nuclear waste. (Introduced: 1/11/84)

Prohibition on Locating Hazardous Waste and Low-Level Nuclear Waste Disposal
Sites Near Reservoirs, S-462. Prohibits the Department of Health and Mental
Hygiene from issuing a permit to a facility that disposes of certain
hazardous substances and low-level nuclear waste if the facility is planned
for location in a watershed for on-stream public supply reservoirs.
(Introduced: 2/1/84)


Prohibition of Certain Nuclear Waste Reprocessing, H-1738. Prohibits any
person from reprocessing or upgrading any nuclear materials or constructing
any facility which would make it possible to produce nuclear weapons.
(Introduced: 1/4/84)

Pass-Through Costs, H-4998. Prohibits the Department of Public Utilities
from approving any charges to consumers of electricity attributed to
increased costs of construction of nuclear power plants located in the town
of Plymouth and in the municipality of Seabrook in the State of
New Hampshire. (Introduced: 1/4/84)

Corrective Changes in the Hazardous Waste Facility Siting Act, S-1349.
Includes a provision banning low-level radioactive waste disposal facilities.
(Introduced: 1/4/84)


Special Committee, SCR-612. Creates a special committee to study the
allegations of construction deficiencies at the Midland nuclear power plant
project of the Consumers Power Company. (Introduced: 3/8/84)



Medical Radiation, H-920. Creates the Mississippi Medical Radiation Health,
Safety and Protection Act. Establishes the Radiation Advisory Committee to
consult with the State Board of Health. Instructs the State Board of Health
to establish rules and regulations and issue credentials for persons applying
ionizing radiation or administering radiopharmaceuticals to human beings.
Makes violations of this Act a misdemeanor. (Introduced: 2/22/84)

Radiation Advisory Council, H-974. Reconstitutes the membership of the
Radiation Advisory Council. Clarifies the advisory functions of such
council. (Introduced: 2/22/84)

New Jersey

Utility Costs, A-1311. Prohibits utilities from incorporating costs incurred
in the operation of any new power plant until technology for a permanent
disposal site for radioactive waste is in operation. (Introduced: 2/6/84)

Amendment to the Northeast Interstate Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management
Compact Act, A-1800. Allows the host State to establish requirements and
regulations for source reduction and volume reduction. Provides for judicial
action to remove any law, regulation or constitutional provision of any party
State obstructive to the Compact. Provides that a State in whose
jurisdiction a regional facility may be sited to design and construct any
type of disposal facility it determines best protects the health, safety and
welfare of its citizens and environment. (Introduced: 3/15/84)

X-Ray Technologists Licensing, S-515. Provides for licensing of podiatric,
orthopedic and urologic X-ray technologists. (Introduced: 1/10/84)

New York

Even Distribution of Power, A-3190. Charges the State Power Authority with
assuring that each type of power generated by the Authority, including
nuclear fuel facilities, is evenly distributed to residential consumers in
the State, so that all such consumers receive equal benefit from each of the
low cost generating facilities of the Authority. (Introduced: 2/8/83)

Waste Disposal Prohibition, A-7881. Prohibits the burial of any form of
radioactive waste in any manner. (Introduced 5/18/83; Amended 2/23/84)

Natural and Man-Made Disaster Preparedness, A-10493. Empowers the Disaster
Preparedness Commission to obtain directly from the licensees data necessary
for monitoring and verification of plant status and data on high range and
low range radiation. (Introduced: 3/27/84)

Safety Requirements for Exposure to X-ray Equipment, A-10536. Provides that
each pregnant female employee working for a public or private employer
utilizing X-ray equipment will be give either radiation protection blankets
or jackets, at the request of such employee, if she works in proximity to
such equipment. (Introduced: 3/27/84)

New York, cont'd.

Prohibition Against Rate Recovery for Repairs to Certain Nuclear Electric
Generating Facilities, A-10785. Prohibits the recovery through rates, any
payments made by any electric corporation to assist directly or indirectly in
effecting repairs necessitated by a radiological accident at a nuclear
electric generating facility located outside the State. (Introduced:

Moratorium on Rate Increases and Issuance of Securities, A-11279. Prohibits
the Public Service Commission from granting to the Long Island Lighting
Company further rate increases or issuing any further securities for a period
of two years unless expressly allowed in this amendment. This action is a
response to the financial condition of the utility caused by the Shoreham
nuclear plant. (Introduced: 4/9/84)


Regulation and Licensing of Radiologic Technologists, S-1264. Establishes
the Radiologic Technology Board of Examiners. Directs rules for regulation
and licensing of technologists. (Introduced: 2/27/84)

Rhode Island

Northeast Interstate Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management Compact, S-748.
Would enact the Compact into law and enter the State as a party. Eligible
States named are CT, DE, ME, MD, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, and VT.
(Introduced: 3/2/84)


Medical Advisory Committee for Radiological Health, H-1945. Extends
termination date for Committee to June 30, 1990. (Introduced: 3/19/84)

Operation of Radiation Equipment, S-1782. Makes it unprofessional conduct
for any licensee of a professional licensing board to operate, permit an
employee to operate, or supervise the operation of medical radiation machines
unless the operator possesses a current certificate issued by the appropriate
board or agency. (Introduced: 3/7/84)


Regulation of Radioactive Waste, H-1581. Authorizes regulation of
radioactive waste disposal by the Department of Ecology. (Introduced:

West Virginia

Regulation of Radiologic Technologists, S-524. Authorizes the Radiologic
Technology Board of Examiners to promulgate legislative rules relating to
radiologic technologists. (Introduced: 2/8/84)

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