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H.R. 2389 - To reauthorize the West Valley demonstration project, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Tom Reed (R)
Introduced: 2017-05-04
Bill Status: Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 719.
 

This bill reauthorizes for FY2017-FY2026 the West Valley Demonstration Project located in West Valley, New York.

Additionally, all radioactive waste operations carried out under the West Valley Demonstration Project Act shall be considered to be waste derived from atomic energy defense activities.

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115th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 2389


    To reauthorize the West Valley demonstration project, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 4, 2017

    Mr. Reed (for himself, Mr. Nadler, Mr. Higgins of New York, and Ms. Slaughter) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce


A BILL

    To reauthorize the West Valley demonstration project, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. West Valley demonstration project.

(a) Authorization of appropriations.—Section 3 of the West Valley Demonstration Project Act (Public Law 96–368; 42 U.S.C. 2021a note) is amended by striking “$5,000,000 for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1981” and inserting “$75,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2017 through 2026”.

(b) Treatment of waste.—All radioactive waste at the high level radioactive waste management demonstration project at the Western New York Service Center in West Valley, New York, carried out under the West Valley Demonstration Project Act shall be considered to be waste resulting from atomic energy defense activities, as defined in section 2 of the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 (42 U.S.C. 10101).


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