senate Bill S8154B

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Establishes New York state decommissioning oversight boards for nuclear power plants

download bill text pdf

Sponsored By

Current Bill Status - On Floor Calendar


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

Your Voice

do you support this bill?

Please enter your contact information

Home address is used to determine the senate district in which you reside. Your support or opposition to this bill is then shared immediately with the senator who represents you.

Optional services from the NY State Senate:

Create an account. An account allows you to officially support or oppose key legislation, sign petitions with a single click, and follow issues, committees, and bills that matter to you. When you create an account, you agree to this platform's terms of participation.

Include a custom message for your Senator? (Optional)

Enter a message to your senator. Many New Yorkers use this to share the reasoning behind their support or opposition to the bill. Others might share a personal anecdote about how the bill would affect them or people they care about.

Actions

view actions (7)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 21, 2020 ordered to third reading cal.849
Jul 20, 2020 reported and committed to rules
Jul 17, 2020 print number 8154b
Jul 17, 2020 amend and recommit to energy and telecommunications
Jul 14, 2020 print number 8154a
Jul 14, 2020 amend and recommit to energy and telecommunications
Apr 08, 2020 referred to energy and telecommunications

Votes

view votes

Jul 21, 2020 - Rules committee Vote

S8154B
13
6
committee
13
Aye
6
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
show Rules committee vote details

Co-Sponsors

S8154 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10236
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §174, Pub Serv L

S8154 - 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.

S8154 - Sponsor Memo

S8154 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8154

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              April 8, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. HARCKHAM -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on  Energy  and  Telecommuni-
  cations

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

Co-Sponsors

view additional co-sponsors

S8154A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10236
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §174, Pub Serv L

S8154A - 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.

S8154A - Sponsor Memo

S8154A - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 8154--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              April 8, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. HARCKHAM, CARLUCCI, KRUEGER, MAY, METZGER, SKOUFIS
  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to
  the  Committee  on  Energy   and   Telecommunications   --   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

Co-Sponsors

view additional co-sponsors

S8154B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10236
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §174, Pub Serv L

S8154B (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.

S8154B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8154B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 8154--B

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              April 8, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. HARCKHAM, CARLUCCI, KAMINSKY, KRUEGER, MAY, METZGER,
  SKOUFIS  --  read  twice  and  ordered printed, and when printed to be
  committed to the Committee on Energy and Telecommunications -- commit-
  tee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and  recom-
  mitted  to  said  committee  --  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

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

Comments

Open Legislation comments facilitate discussion of New York State legislation. All comments are subject to moderation. Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity or hate speech; or that link to sites outside of the nysenate.gov domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday.

By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.