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PART III. NRC AUTHORIZATION ACTS

PUBLIC LAW 93-158

[93D CONGRESS, S. 2645]

[NOVEMBER 26, 1973]

AN ACT

To amend Public Law 93-60 to increase the authorization for appropriations to the Atomic Energy Commission in accordance with section 261 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 101 (a) of Public Law 93-60 is hereby amended by striking therefrom the figure "$1,740,750,000" and substituting the figure "$1,751,450,000".

SEC. 2. Section 101 (b) of Public Law 93-60 is hereby amended by adding to subsection (b) (1) the following words: "Project 74-1-1, additional waste concentration and salt cake storage facilities, Richland, Washington, $30,000,000.".

Approved November 26, 1973.

INDEX TO LEGISLATIVE HISTORY OF PUBLIC
LAW 93-158 (S. 2645)

(Page references are to the daily editions of the Congressional Record,
93d Cong., 1st sess.)

S. 2645 introduced by Mr. Pastore, November 7, 1973 (S20015). Hearings: Full Joint Committee on Atomic Energy, October 30, November 1 and 6, 1973 (Executive Sessions).

Senate Report (S. Rept. 93-487) filed November 7, 1973 (S20015). S. 2645 considered and passed in Senate, November 9, 1973 (S20123) S. 2645 considered and passed in House, November 13, 1973 (H9943) Examined and signed by Speaker of the House, November 14, 1973 (H10046).

Examined and signed by President pro tempore, November 14, 1973 (S20327).

Presented to the President, November 14, 1973.

S. 2645 approved by the President on November 26, 1973 as Public Law 93-158, D1335 (Nov. 27 Record).

Companion Bill-H.R. 11216

H.R. 11216 introduced by Mr. Price on October 31, 1973 (H9556). House Report (H. Rept. No. 93-619) filed November 1, 1973 (H9575). Identical bill, S. 2645 passed in lieu of H.R. 11216 indicated above.

Atomic Energy
Commission.
Appropriation
authorization.
77 Stat. 88.
42 U.S.C. 2017.
88 Stat. 115.
88 Stat. 116.

PUBLIC LAW 93-276 (AEC AUTHORIZATION
ACT FOR FISCAL YEAR 1975)

[93D CONGRESS, S. 3292]

[MAY 10, 1974]

AN ACT

To authorize appropriations to the Atomic Energy Commission in accordance with section 261 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SEC. 101. There is hereby authorized to be appropriated to the Atomic Energy Commission in accordance with the provisions of section 261 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended:

(a) For "Operating expenses", $2,580,733,0001 not to exceed $132,200,000 in operating costs for the high-energy physics program category.

(b) For "Plant and capital equipment", including construction, acquisition, or modification of facilities, including land acquisition; and acquisition and fabrication of capital equipment not related to construction, a sum of dollars equal to the total of the following:

(1) NUCLEAR MATERIALS.

Project 75-1-a, additional facilities, high-level waste handling and storage, Savannah River, South Carolina, $30,000,000.

Project 75-1-b, replacement ventilation air filter, H chemical separations area, Savannah River, South Carolina, $6,000,000.

Project 75-1-c, new waste calcining_facility, Idaho Chemical Processing Plant, National Reactor Testing Station, Idaho, $20,000,000.

Project 75-1-d, waste management effluent control, Richland, Washington, $3,500,000.

Project 75-1-e, retooling of component preparation laboratories, multiple sites, $4,500,000.

Project 75-1-f, atmospheric pollution control facilities, stoker fired boilers, Savannah River, South Carolina, $7,500,000.

(2) NUCLEAR MATERIALS.

Project 75-2-a, additional cooling tower capacity, gaseous diffusion plant, Portsmouth, Ohio, $2,200,000. (3) WEAPONS.

Project 75-3-a, weapons production, development, and test installations, $10,000,000.

Project 75-3-b, high energy laser facility, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, New Mexico, $22,600,000.

1 Public Law 93-576 (88 Stat. 1878) (1974), sec. 1, increased this figure from the previously authorized $2,551,533,000.

Project 75-3-c, TRIDENT production facilities, various locations, $22,200,000.

Project 75-3-d, consolidation of final assembly plants, Pantex, Amarillo, Texas, $4,500,000.

Project 75-3-e, addition to building 350 for safeguards analytical laboratory, Argonne National Laboratory, Illinois, $3,500,000.

(4) WEAPONS.

Project 75-4-a, technical support relocation, Los
Alamos Scientific Laboratory, New Mexico, $2,800,000.
(5) CIVILIAN REACTOR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT.-
Project 75-5-a, transient test facility, Santa Susana,
California, $4,000,000.

Project 75-5-b, advanced test reactor control system upgrading, National Reactor Testing Station, Idaho, $2,400,000.

Project 75-5-c, test reactor area water recycle and pollution control facilities, National Reactor Testing Station, Idaho, $1,000,000.

Project 75-5-d, modifications to reactors, $4,000,000. Project 75-5-e, high temperature gas reactor fuel reprocessing facility, National Reactor Testing Station, Idaho, $10,100,000,

Project 75-5-f, high temperature gas reactor fuel refabrication pilot plant, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee, $3,000,000.

Project 75-5-g, molten salt breeder reactor (preliminary planning preparatory to possible future demonstration project), $1,500,000.

(6) PHYSICAL RESEARCH.

Project 75-6-a, accelerator and reactor improvements and modifications, $3,000,000.

Project 75-6-b, heavy ion research facilities, various locations, $19,200,000.

Project 75-6-c, positron-electron joint project, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, $900,000.

(7) BIOMEDICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND SAFETY.

Project 75-7-a, upgrading of laboratory facilities, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee, $2,100,000. Project 75-7-b, environmental research laboratory, Savannah River, South Carolina, $2,000,000.

Project 75-7-c, intermediate-level waste management facilities, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee, $9,500,000.

Project 75-7-d, modifications and additions to biomedical and environmental research facilities, $2,850,000. (8) BIOMEDICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND SAFETY.

Project 75-8-a, environmental sciences laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee, $8,800,000.

88 Stat. 116. 88 Stat. 117.

77 Stat. 88.
42 U.S.C. 2017.

88 Stat. 118.

(9) GENERAL PLANT PROJECTS.-$55,650,000.

(10) CONSTRUCTION PLANNING AND DESIGN.-$2,000,

000.

(11) CAPITAL EQUIPMENT.-Acquisition and fabrication of capital equipment not related to construction, $224,900,000.2

(12) REACTOR SAFETY RESEARCH.—

Project 75-12-a, reactor safety facilities modifications, $1,000,000.

(13) APPLIED ENERGY TECHNOLOGY.

Project 75-13-a, hydrothermal pilot plant, $1,000,000. SEC. 102. LIMITATIONS.-(a) The Commission is authorized to start any project set forth in subsection 101(b) (1), (3), (5), (6), (7), (12), and (13) only if the currently estimated cost of that project does not exceed by more than 25 per centum the estimated cost set forth for that project.

(b) The Commission is authorized to start any project set forth in subsection 101 (b) (2), (4), (8), and (10) only if the currently estimated cost of that project does not exceed by more than 10 per centum the estimated cost set forth for that project.

(c) The Commission is authorized to start any project under subsection 101(b) (9) only if it is in accordance with the following:

(1) The maximum currently estimated cost of any project shall be $500,000 and the maximum currently estimated cost of any building included in such project shall be $100,000: Provided, That the building cost limitation may be exceeded if the Commission determines that it is necessary in the interest of efficiency and economy.

(2) The total cost of all projects undertaken under subsection 101(b) (9) shall not exceed the estimated cost set forth in that subsection by more than 10 per

centum.

(d) The total cost of any project undertaken under subsection 101 (b) (1), (3), (5), (6), (7), (12), and (13) shall not exceed the estimated cost set forth for that project by more than 25 per centum, unless and until additional appropriations are authorized under section 261 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, provided that this subsection will not apply to any project with an estimated cost less than $5,000,000.

(e) The total cost of any project undertaken under subsection 101 (b) (2), (4), (8), (9), and (10) shall not exceed the estimated cost set forth for that project by more than 10 per centum, unless and until additional appropriations are authorized under section 261 of the 42 U.S.C. 2017. Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, provided that

77 Stat. 88.

* Public Law 93-576 (88 Stat. 1878) (1974), sec. 2, increased this figure from the previously authorized $208,850,000.

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