Summary of Amendments Submitted to the Rules Committee for H.R. 3053 - Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 2018

Summaries Derived from Information Provided by Sponsors

Listed in Alphabetical Order

May 8, 2018 3:25 PM

Click on sponsor for amendment text

Amodei (NV)


LATE 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.

Kaptur (OH), Joyce (OH)


Provides 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.

Keating (MA), Welch (VT)


Requires 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.

Keating (MA), Welch (VT)


Requires the Department of Energy to publish a financial statements summary in its annual Nuclear Waste Fund financial statement audit.

Keating (MA), Welch (VT)


REVISED 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.

Keating (MA), Welch (VT)


Requires 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.

Kihuen (NV)


Strikes 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.

Kihuen (NV)


REVISED 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).

Kildee (MI), Lipinski (IL), Walorski (IN), Lawrence (MI), Schakowsky (IL), Moolenaar (MI), Bergman (MI), Joyce (OH), Mitchell (MI), Levin, Sander (MI)


Sense 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.

Lowey (NY)


Allows 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.

Lujan (NM), Lujan Grisham (NM)


Express 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.

Lujan (NM), Lujan Grisham (NM)


Adds H.R. 2049, the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act Amendments of 2017, to the end of H.R. 3053.

Lujan (NM), Lujan Grisham (NM)


Strengthens 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.

Lujan (NM), Lujan Grisham (NM)


Strengthens 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.

Rosen (NV)


Prohibits 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.

Schneider (IL), Lowey (NY)


Requires 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.

Titus (NV)


SUBSTITUTE Strikes the language of H.R. 3053 and insert language establishing a consent-based siting process for determining a permanent nuclear waste repository.