Nuclear Regulatory Commission Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2000: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Health and Environment of the Committee on Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixth Congress, First Session, July 21, 1999 [open pdf - 1MB]
On July 21, 1999, House of Representatives Subcommittee on Health and Environment of the Committee on Commerce convenes to discuss and hear testimony on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2000. Testifying are David Adelman of the Natural Resources Defense Council, Ralph Beedle of the Nuclear Energy Institute, Greta Joy Dicus of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Timothy Fields of the EPA, Edward McGaffigan of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and Jeffrey Merrifield of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Chairman Barton submits "questions about changing the foreign ownership of power reactors, the fee structure, and how these reforms are going to improve the efficiency and operation of the Commission in carrying out its licensing and regulatory functions on behalf of the United States nuclear industry." Congressman Burr is "concerned about the NRC walking away from its responsibilities to regulate the disposal of low activity, radioactive waste produced to support our atomic weapons program." Greta Joy Dicus discusses the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's role and leadership in this field, describes the challenges that the Commission faces, and outlines the approaches the Commission is taking in response to the challenges. She, along with her accompanying commissioners, answer questions regarding economy, safety, and legal issues regarding the NRC. Timothy Fields of the EPA discusses opposition to CERCLA and outlines the EPA's involvement in this issue.
Serial Number 106-46