Nuclear Waste Litigation: Hearing Before the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, United States Senate, One Hundred Sixth Congress, Second Session to Examine the Impacts of the Recent United States Federal Circuit Court Appeals Decisions Regarding the Federal Government's Breach of Contract for Failure to Accept High Level Nuclear Waste by January 1988, September 28, 2000, Volume 4

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Page 34 - We have the obligation under State law to assure the establishment and maintenance of such energy utility services as may be required by the public convenience and necessity, and to ensure that such services are provided at rates and conditions which are just, reasonable and nondiscriminatory for all consumers.
Page 7 - Year 2001 and beyond reflects uie evolution of the project emphasis from scientific investigations to data synthesis, model validation, repository and waste package design, safety analysis, and documentation. The Program's nearterm priorities upon completion of site characterization will be to enhance and refine repository design features and to develop the remaining information required to continue to a license application if a decision to recommend the site is made by the Secretary and approved...
Page 7 - Final Environmental Impact Statement for a Geologic Repository for the Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste at Yucca Mountain, Nye County, Nevada.
Page 5 - ... level. The culmination of the program's site characterization efforts is to prepare the documentation required under the Nuclear Waste Policy Act to support a decision on whether or not to submit a site recommendation to the President. In support of a recommendation, the program's focus for early fiscal year 2001 is to complete the Site Recommendation Consideration Report. This report will present general background information and descriptions of the site characterization program and the site....
Page 8 - The Program's current management and operating contract was awarded in 1991 and will expire in February 2001. Consistent with the Department's contracting policy regarding management and operating contracts, and in conformance with direction provided in the enacted Energy and Water Development appropriations, we are recompeting our management and operating contract. The Department received three proposals on June 8, 2000, which was the close of the bidding period. We...
Page 28 - Chairman, for the opportunity to appear before this committee. I will be pleased to answer any questions you may have.
Page 32 - I would like to have my full statement included in the record — I want to welcome Assistant Secretary Jeffress and Ms.
Page 7 - ... of a repository system at Yucca Mountain is critical to both a site recommendation in FY 2001 and any subsequent licensing activities. The FY 2001 allocation of $85 million to Licensing/Suitability/Performance Assessment is an increase of 38 percent ($23.6 million) above the FY 2000 funding level. The culmination of the program's site characterization efforts is to prepare the documentation required under the Nuclear Waste Policy Act to support a decision on whether or not to submit a site recommendation...
Page 7 - ... background information and descriptions of the site characterization program and the site. It will also include descriptions of the repository design, the waste form and waste packages, a discussion of data related to the safety of the site, and a description of the performance assessment of the repository. The Site Recommendation Consideration Report and its supporting documents will be made available to the State of Nevada, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and stakeholders in FY 2001. The...
Page 6 - Department has made significant progress toward a recommendation on a permanent solution for spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste. We are on schedule to make a decision in 2001 on whether or not to recommend the Yucca Mountain site as a repository.

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