Senate Bill 512
115th Congress(2017-2018)
Nuclear Energy Innovation and Modernization Act
Became Law
Amendments
Became Law
Became Public Law 115-439 on Jan 14, 2019
Overview
Text
Introduced
Mar 2, 2017
Latest Action
Jan 14, 2019
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
512
Congress
115
Policy Area
Energy
Energy
Primary focus of measure is all sources and supplies of energy, including alternative energy sources, oil and gas, coal, nuclear power; efficiency and conservation; costs, prices, and revenues; electric power transmission; public utility matters.
Sponsorship by Party
Wyoming
Arizona
Delaware
Louisiana
Michigan
Nebraska
Delaware
Oklahoma
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Dakota
West Virginia
New Jersey
Passed
December 20, 2018
Type
Voice Vote
Voice Vote
A vote in which the presiding officer states the question, then asks those in favor and against to say "Yea" or "Nay," respectively, and announces the result according to his or her judgment. The names or numbers of senators voting on each side are not recorded.
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Voice Vote.(consideration: CR S7957-7962; text: CR S7962)
Summary

Nuclear Energy Innovation and Modernization Act

This bill directs the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to modify the licensing process for commercial advanced nuclear reactor facilities. In addition, the bill amends the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990 to revise how the NRC preserves budgeted funds for conducting and accelerating license reviews of commercial advanced nuclear reactor facilities.

The NRC must implement a licensing process that is designed to be predictable and efficient while conforming to existing NRC regulatory guidelines. The Department of Energy (DOE) must provide cost sharing grants to license applicants for the purpose of funding a portion of the NRC review fees. The NRC must also develop a new technology-inclusive, regulatory framework by the end of 2024 that encourages greater technological innovation for the advanced nuclear reactor program.

The NRC must publish necessary revisions to the guidance on the baseline examination schedule and any subsequent examinations for baffle-former bolts in pressurized water reactors with down-flow configurations.

The NRC must: (1) report to Congress on the safety and feasibility of extending the duration of uranium recovery licenses from 10 to 20 years, and (2) complete a voluntary pilot program to determine the feasibility of establishing a flat fee structure for routine licensing matters relating to uranium recovery.

DOE must issue a long-term federal excess uranium inventory management plan at least every 10 years that details the management of DOE excess uranium inventories.

Text (4)
Amendments (1)
Dec 20, 2018
Agreed to in Senate
1
Sponsorship
Senate Amendment 4175
In the nature of a substitute.
Agreed To
Public Record
Created
Mar 3, 2017 5:11:28 AM
Updated
Dec 15, 2020 5:59:42 PM