assembly Bill A10236A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Establishes New York state decommissioning oversight boards for nuclear power plants

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 11, 2020 print number 10236a
Jul 11, 2020 amend and recommit to energy
Mar 27, 2020 referred to energy

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A10236 - Details

Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §174, Pub Serv L

A10236 - Summary

Establishes New York state decommissioning oversight boards for nuclear power plants; defines terms; provides that a New York state decommissioning oversight board shall be established for a state retiring facility within one month after such facility's future closure is noticed to the nuclear regulatory commission; establishes an eleven member board (view more) makes related provisions.

A10236 - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  10236

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             March 27, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. GALEF -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Energy

AN ACT to amend the public service law, in  relation  to  providing  for
  decommissioning  oversight boards for nuclear power plants in New York
  state

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  The public service law is amended by adding a new section
174 to read as follows:
  § 174. NEW YORK STATE  DECOMMISSIONING  OVERSIGHT  BOARD.  1.    DEFI-
NITIONS. THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  A.  "RETIREMENT"  MEANS THE PERMANENT CLOSURE OF A STATE NUCLEAR POWER
PLANT THAT  HAS  BEEN  NOTICED  TO  THE  NUCLEAR  REGULATORY  COMMISSION
("NRC").
  B.  "RETIRING FACILITY" OR "FACILITY" SHALL MEAN A STATE NUCLEAR POWER
PLANT WHOSE CLOSURE HAS BEEN NOTICED TO THE NUCLEAR  REGULATORY  COMMIS-
SION, INCLUDING THE SITE ON WHICH IT SITS.
  C.  "DECOMMISSIONING PERIOD" SHALL BROADLY ENCOMPASS THE TIME COMMENC-
ING FROM THE  RETIRING  FACILITY'S  NOTICE  TO  THE  NUCLEAR  REGULATORY
COMMISSION  OF  THE INTENT TO CLOSE UNTIL THE PROPERTY HAS BEEN RELEASED
FOR REUSE AND ALL SPENT NUCLEAR FUEL HAS BEEN REMOVED FROM THE SITE.
  D. "REUSE" MEANS THE UNRESTRICTED USE OF THE SITE UNDER ALL APPLICABLE
NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION, OTHER FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL  NUCLEAR,
ENVIRONMENTAL, AND ZONING LAWS.
  E.  "DECOMMISSIONING ACTIVITIES" SHALL ENCOMPASS ALL ACTIVITIES AT THE
SITE OF THE RETIRING FACILITY THAT  ARE  DIRECTLY  RELATED  TO  REDUCING
RESIDUAL  RADIOACTIVITY  TO A LEVEL THAT PERMITS RELEASE OF THE PROPERTY
FOR REUSE AND THE  TERMINATION  OF  THE  NUCLEAR  REGULATORY  COMMISSION
LICENSE  BUT DOES NOT INCLUDE ACTIVITIES ASSOCIATED WITH IRRADIATED FUEL
MANAGEMENT AND SITE RESTORATION ACTIVITIES.
  F. "LICENSEE" SHALL MEAN THE HOLDER OF THE NUCLEAR REGULATORY  COMMIS-
SION  LICENSE  FOR  THE RETIRING FACILITY AS OF THE DATE OF ANY ACTIVITY
SPECIFIED HEREIN.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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A10236A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §174, Pub Serv L

A10236A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes New York state decommissioning oversight boards for nuclear power plants; defines terms; provides that a New York state decommissioning oversight board shall be established for a state retiring facility within one month after such facility's future closure is noticed to the nuclear regulatory commission; establishes an eleven member board (view more) makes related provisions.

A10236A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                10236--A

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             March 27, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  GALEF,  BUCHWALD, SEAWRIGHT, HUNTER, COLTON,
  ABINANTI, THIELE, DINOWITZ, JAFFEE, CARROLL, FAHY, GOTTFRIED, McMAHON,
  CAHILL, MOSLEY, MONTESANO, B. MILLER -- read once and referred to  the
  Committee  on  Energy  --  committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the public service law, in  relation  to  providing  for
  decommissioning  oversight boards for nuclear power plants in New York
  state

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  The public service law is amended by adding a new section
174 to read as follows:
  § 174. NEW YORK STATE DECOMMISSIONING  OVERSIGHT  BOARDS.  1.    DEFI-
NITIONS. THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  A.  "RETIREMENT"  MEANS THE PERMANENT CLOSURE OF A NUCLEAR POWER PLANT
IN THE STATE THAT HAS BEEN NOTICED TO THE NUCLEAR REGULATORY  COMMISSION
("NRC").
  B.  "RETIRING  FACILITY"  OR "FACILITY" MEANS A NUCLEAR POWER PLANT IN
THE STATE WHOSE PERMANENT CLOSURE HAS BEEN NOTICED TO THE NUCLEAR  REGU-
LATORY COMMISSION.
  C.  "DECOMMISSIONING PERIOD" MEANS THE TIME COMMENCING FROM THE RETIR-
ING FACILITY'S NOTICE TO THE NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION OF THE INTENT
TO CLOSE PERMANENTLY UNTIL THE PROPERTY HAS BEEN RELEASED FOR REUSE  AND
ALL SPENT NUCLEAR FUEL HAS BEEN REMOVED FROM THE SITE.
  D.  "REUSE" MEANS THE UNRESTRICTED USE OF THE SITE SUBJECT TO APPLICA-
BLE NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION REGULATIONS, AND FEDERAL,  STATE,  AND
LOCAL LAWS.
  E.  "DECOMMISSIONING  ACTIVITIES"  MEANS  ACTIVITIES  AT  THE RETIRING
FACILITY TO REDUCE  RESIDUAL  RADIOACTIVITY  TO  A  LEVEL  THAT  PERMITS
RELEASE  OF  THE  PROPERTY  FOR REUSE AND THE TERMINATION OF THE NUCLEAR
REGULATORY COMMISSION LICENSE BUT DOES NOT INCLUDE ACTIVITIES ASSOCIATED
WITH IRRADIATED FUEL MANAGEMENT AND SITE RESTORATION  ACTIVITIES,  LEGAL
EXPENSES,  ACCOUNTING EXPENSES, OR ANY OTHER COSTS BEYOND WHAT IS NECES-
SARY TO TERMINATE THE NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION LICENSE.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets