Serial No. 107-33: H.R. 723 Civil Penalties for Nuclear Safety Violations by Non-Profit Department of Energy Contractors Under the Atomic Energy Act of 1954: Hearing before the Subcommittee on Energy, Committee on Science, United States, House of Representatives, One Hundred and Seventh Congress, First Session, March 22, 2001 [open pdf - 451KB]
From the opening statement of Roscoe Bartlett: "Today, the Subcommittee will hear testimony about H.R. 723, Civil Penalties for Nuclear Safety Violations by Non-profit Department of Energy Contractors Under the Atomic Energy Act of 1954. The purpose of the hearing is to address the proposed legislation that would amend the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, to remove the exemption of non-profit Department of Energy contractors from civil penalties for violating DOE rules, regulations, and orders relating to nuclear safety. [...] H.R. 723 would amend Section 234A of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 in two ways. First, it would eliminate the Secretary of Energy's discretion to determine by rule whether non-profit educational institutions should receive automatic remission of any penalty for violation of DOE safety regulations. And, second, it would abolish the exemption for the seven specifically named non-profit and other DOE contractors operating DOE laboratories from payment of civil penalties." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Roscoe G. Bartlett, Lynn Woolsey, Sheila Jackson Lee, Eric J. Fygi, Gary L. Jones, Guy H. Cunningham, and Robert L. Van Ness.
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