/  H.R. 3053—Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 2018

H.R. 3053 - Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 2018

Bill Text

  • Rules Committee Print 115-69 PDF XML

    Based on the text of H.R. 3053 as reported by the Committee on Energy and Commerce, with modifications.
            ::  Summary of modifications provided by the Committee on Energy and Commerce   PDF
     
           ::  Comparative print showing H.R. 3053, as reported, compared with RCP 115-69 (pursuant to clause 12 of rule XXI)  PDF 
            ::  Ramseyer for RCP 115-69 (pursuant to clause 12 of rule XXI)   PDF 

  • Text of H.R. 3053 PDF XML

    Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 2017 (as reported)

  • H. Rept. 115-355, Part I PDF

    Report from the Committee on Energy and Commerce

Rule Information

COMMITTEE ACTION:
REPORTED BY RECORD VOTE of 7-4 on Tuesday, May 8, 2018.

FLOOR ACTION ON H. RES. 879: 
Agreed to by record vote of 224-184, after agreeing to the previous questions by record vote of 223-189 on Wednesday, May 9, 2018.

MANAGERS: Newhouse/Hastings

1. Structured rule.

2. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce.

3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.

4. Makes in order as original text for the purpose of amendment an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115-69 and provides that it shall be considered as read.

5. Waives all points of order against that amendment in the nature of a substitute.

6. Makes in order only those further amendments printed in the Rules Committee report. Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.

7. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the report.

8. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

Amendments (click headers to sort)

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
17Version 2Amodei (NV)RepublicanLate Revised Prioritizes certain research and development funding to institutions in the Nevada System of Higher Education, further designates transportation routes, addresses radium remediation and safety, requires reprocessing study for spent nuclear fuel near the Yucca Mountain site.Submitted
8Version 1Kaptur (OH), Joyce (OH)Bi-PartisanProvides financial assistance to local governments that have lost tax revenue from the closure of a nuclear power plant in their jurisdiction and cannot redevelop the land due to stranded spent nuclear fuel. The assistance is up to 80% of tax losses in the first year, 70% in the second year, and continuing to decline down to 0.Submitted
10Version 1Keating (MA), Welch (VT)DemocratRequires the Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management to establish policies for coordination with state, tribal, and local governments and community stakeholders regarding the treatment and storage of spent fuel.Submitted
11Version 1Keating (MA), Welch (VT)DemocratRequires the Department of Energy to publish a financial statements summary in its annual Nuclear Waste Fund financial statement audit.Made In Order
12Version 2Keating (MA), Welch (VT)DemocratRevised Requires the Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management to establish plans for spent nuclear fuel at decommissioning nuclear power plants to be transferred to secure storage.Submitted
13Version 1Keating (MA), Welch (VT)DemocratRequires the Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management to establish a program to reimburse communities for costs associated with storing spent nuclear fuel in advance of its transfer.Submitted
2Version 1Kihuen (NV)DemocratStrikes provision allowing appropriations to be offset by nuclear waste fee collections [the Waste Fund] and requires that any funds appropriated to the Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository Site be treated as discretionary appropriations.Submitted
3Version 2Kihuen (NV)DemocratRevised Authorize grants to the State of Nevada and affected units of local government to conduct socioeconomic studies on the impacts on such units as it relates to the nation’s first high-level nuclear waste repository proposed at Yucca Mountain. Funding for such studies would come from nuclear waste fee collections (the Waste Fund).Submitted
16Version 1Kildee (MI), Lipinski (IL), Walorski (IN), Lawrence (MI), Schakowsky (IL), Moolenaar (MI), Bergman (MI), Joyce (OH), Mitchell (MI), Levin, Sander (MI)Bi-PartisanSense of Congress that encourages the President to work with the Canadian government to work on a plan to permanently store nuclear waste outside the Great Lakes basin.Submitted
15Version 1Lowey (NY)DemocratAllows Secretary of Energy to make payments to units of local government to mitigate social or economic impacts occasioned by sustained onsite storage of spent nuclear fuel after decommissioning of a civilian nuclear power reactor.Submitted
4Version 1Lujan (NM), Lujan Grisham (NM)DemocratExpress the sense of Congress that the United States should compensate and recognize all of the miners, workers, downwinders, and others suffering from the effects of uranium mining and nuclear testing carried out during the Cold War.Submitted
5Version 1Lujan (NM), Lujan Grisham (NM)DemocratAdds H.R. 2049, the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act Amendments of 2017, to the end of H.R. 3053. Submitted
6Version 1Lujan (NM), Lujan Grisham (NM)DemocratStrengthens the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act by extending, to December 31, 1990, the period during which an individual employed in a uranium mine or uranium mill is eligible to receive compensation and making miners, core drillers, and ore transporters who suffer renal cancer or any other chronic renal disease, including nephritis and kidney tubal tissue injury, eligible for compensation.Submitted
7Version 1Lujan (NM), Lujan Grisham (NM)DemocratStrengthens the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act by expanding the definition of "affected area" to include Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Guam, and New Mexico, as well as any county in Arizona, Nevada, or Utah that have been shown to be impacted by downwind contamination. Submitted
1Version 1Rosen (NV)DemocratProhibits any action relating to the licensing, planning, development, or construction of a nuclear waste repository at the Yucca Mountain site until the Director of the Office of Management and Budget studies the economic viability and job-creating benefits of alternative uses of the site. Submitted
14Version 1Schneider (IL), Lowey (NY)DemocratRequires a report on existing resources across the federal government that could assist communities struggling with the economic impact of a nuclear plant closure and housing spent nuclear fuel and assist communities in the decommissioning process with developing economic adjustment plans.Made In Order
9Version 1Titus (NV)DemocratSUBSTITUTE Strikes the language of H.R. 3053 and insert language establishing a consent-based siting process for determining a permanent nuclear waste repository. Made In Order