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SUMMARY AS OF:
4/13/2000--Passed Senate, amended. (There are 2 other summaries)
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
NRC Fairness in Funding Act of 2000- Title I: Funding - Amends the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990 to extend through FY 2005 the authority of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to assess and collect user fees and annual charges.
(Sec. 101) Reformulates the aggregate annual charges collected from all licensees and certificate holders.
(Sec. 102) Amends the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 to authorize the NRC to prescribe regulations to ensure that sufficient funds will be available for the decommissioning of certain licensed production or utilization facilities, including standards and restrictions governing the control, maintenance, use, and disbursement by any former licensee that has control over any fund for the decommissioning of the facility.
(Sec. 103) Authorizes the NRC, beginning in FY 2001, to assess and collect fees for full cost recovery from other Federal agencies in return for services rendered by the NRC (rather than recover these costs through the annual fees assessed to all NRC licensees).
Title II: Other Provisions - Repeals the requirement that the NRC maintain an office for the service of process and papers within the District of Columbia.
(Sec. 202) Provides that the initial duration of a combined construction and operating license for a production or utilization facility may not exceed 40 years from the date on which the NRC finds, prior to facility operation, that specified statutory acceptance criteria have been met.
(Sec. 203) Declares certain antitrust review procedures inapplicable to pending or future license applications to construct or operate utilization facilities for either commercial or medical therapy and research and development purposes.
(Sec. 204) Authorizes the NRC to accept, hold, utilize, sell, and administer gifts, bequests, or donations of real and personal property (not including money) for the purpose of aiding or facilitating its work. Instructs the NRC to establish written criteria for gift acceptance, taking into consideration whether acceptance of the gift would compromise the integrity, or the appearance of the integrity of, the NRC or any officer or employee.
(Sec. 205) Prescribes guidelines for the carrying of firearms and the authority to make arrests by employees or contractors of NRC licensees or certificate holders for the protection of property of significance to the common defense and security located at facilities owned or operated by an NRC licensee or certificate holder or being transported to or from such facilities.
(Sec. 206) Authorizes the NRC to issue trespass regulations relating to the introduction of dangerous weapons, explosives, or other dangerous instruments or materials likely to produce substantial personal injury or damage to property subject to its licensing or certification authority.
(Sec. 207) Revises the crime of sabotage of Federal nuclear facilities to cover any production, utilization, waste storage, treatment, disposal, uranium enrichment, or nuclear fuel fabrication facility subject to licensing or certification under this Act during its construction where the person knows or reasonably should know that there is a significant possibility that the destruction or damage caused or attempted could affect public health and safety during facility operation.