Sponsor:

  • Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.)

Cosponsor:

  • Mike Doyle (D-Pa.)
  • Bob Latta (R-Ohio)

Introduced:

  • 3/2/17

WHAT IT DOES

The NUKE act establishes reasonable deadlines for major applications and other efforts to streamline licensing, and authorizes studies to reconsider outdated regulations of the Atomic Energy Act.

WHY WE LIKE IT

The NUKE Act would update the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s fee structure, expedite licensing and examine other potential benefits to the nuclear industry. Similar to the bipartisan Senate NEIMA bill, it would limit how much NRC can collect for overhead costs tied to running the agency to ensure adequate funding is spent to develop a regulatory framework for advanced reactors without overcharging. Both bills also both cap fees for existing reactors at 2016 levels.

 

View the full text of H.R. 1320

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