Serial No. 106-17: Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1999: Hearings before the Subcommittee on Energy and Power of the Committee on Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixth Congress, First Session on H.R. 45, February 10 and March 12, 1999 [open pdf - 2MB]
Serial No. 106-17: From the opening statement of Joe Barton: "Today the Subcommittee on Energy and Power will hear testimony on H.R. 45, the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1999. This is the third Congress in a row to consider nuclear waste legislation. The legislative goals remain the same. First, accelerate acceptance in recognition of Federal court decisions. They found the Department had an unconditional obligation to begin acceptance of commercial spent nuclear fuel more than a year ago. Second, strengthen the repository by assuring adequate funding for site characterization, construction, and operation. Third, protect the consumers by halting the diversion of consumer fees to fund other Federal programs. It is my earnest hope that this Congress will be able to enact legislation that achieves these three goals." Statements, letters, and material submitted for the record include those of the following: Richard A. Abdoo, Lake H. Barrett, Shelley Berkley, Joan Claybrook, Jared L. Cohon, Jim Gibbons, Kenny C. Guinn, Shirley Ann Jackson, Greta Dicus, Nils Diaz, Edward McGaffigan, Jeffrey Merrified, David W. Joos, LeRoy Koppendrayer, Robert Perciasepe, Kevin Phillips, Bill Richardson, John G. Strand, John C. Angell, Joe F. Colvin, Department of Justice response to question of John D. Dingell, Cynthia Hilton, and Stuart E. Schiffer.
Serial No. 106-17