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SB90 (BR968) - D. Carroll

     AN ACT relating to nuclear power.
     Amend KRS 278.600 to define "storage" and amend a definition to require that nuclear power facilities have a plan for the storage of nuclear waste rather than a means of permanent disposal; amend KRS 278.610 to delete the requirement that the Public Service Commission certify the facility as having a means for disposal of high-level nuclear waste; change all references to disposal of nuclear waste to storage of nuclear waste; prohibit construction of low-level waste disposal sites in the Commonwealth except as provided in KRS 211.852; require the Public Service Commission to determine whether the construction or operation of a nuclear power facility, including one constructed by an entity regulated under KRS Chapter 96, would create low-level nuclear waste or mixed wastes that would be required to be disposed of in low-level waste disposal sites in the Commonwealth; repeal KRS 278.605, relating to construction of nuclear power facilities.


     SCS1 - Retain most original provisions, except amend KRS 278.600 to add definitions of "low-level nuclear waste" and "mixed nuclear waste"; amend KRS 278.610 to allow certification if the facility and its plans for waste storage are NRC approved; eliminate requirement that facility have a plan for disposal of high level nuclear waste; eliminate requirement that cost of waste disposal be known; eliminate requirement that facility have adequate capacity to contain waste; give PSC authority to hire consultant to perform duties relating to nuclear facility certification; prohibit construction of low-level nuclear waste disposal sites in Kentucky except as provided in KRS 211.852; direct the cabinet to review regulations required for permitting nuclear facilities and report to LRC.

     Feb 03, 2015 - introduced in Senate
     Feb 05, 2015 - to Natural Resources & Energy (S)
     Feb 25, 2015 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 26, 2015 - 2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 02, 2015 - posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 3, 2015
     Mar 03, 2015 - 3rd reading, passed 30-7 with Committee Substitute ; received in House
     Mar 11, 2015 - to Tourism Development & Energy (H)