S.1240: Nuclear Waste Administration Act of 2013

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about energy
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Sponsor Ron Wyden, D-Ore.
Total Cosponsors 4 (1 Democrat, 1 Independent, 2 Republicans)
Introduced June 27, 2013
Latest Major Action July 30, 2013
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Bill Summary

Nuclear Waste Administration Act of 2013 - Establishes as an independent agency in the executive branch: (1) 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; and (2) the Nuclear Waste Oversight Board.

Transfers to the NWA Administrator specified functions of the Secretary of Energy (Secretary).

Prescribes guidelines for nuclear waste facilities and for the identification and suitability of candidate sites.

Directs the Administrator to (1) establish a Storage Facility Program to provide interim storage for spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste, and (2) request proposals for cooperative agreements for a pilot program for the storage of priority waste.

Requires the Administrator, prior to selecting a storage facility site, to enter into a consent agree...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 30, 2013 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 113-123.
June 27, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.