Oversight Hearing: The President's Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Request for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Hearing Before the Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States Senate, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, Second Session, April 6, 2016 [open pdf - 6MB]
This is the April 6, 2016 hearing on "Oversight Hearing: The President's Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Request for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission," held before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. From the opening statement of James M. Inhofe: "The NRC requested $982 million in budget authority for fiscal year 2017, down slightly from fiscal year 2016. The NRC's safety mission is a critical one, but it accomplished its mission with significantly fewer resources in the past. [...] So what I am saying is we raised the budget anticipating greater activity out there, and that didn't happen. But it is very typical of a government agency to maintain that same size. So we have a chart. What I am saying is right here, if you look at the increases, and then you look at the workload, the workload is going down, money is going up, and this is not the first time in Government that that has happened. So I am concerned about this. As a result of Project Aim, the NRC staff has proposed to the Commission an additional $31 million in cost savings for next year. That is good, but that is not enough. [...] The nuclear industry once again faces challenges in the marketplace, and once again the need for the NRC to be an objective, safety focused, and responsive regulator is imperative." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Stephen Burns, Kristine Svinicki, William Ostendorff, and Jeffrey Baran.
S. Hrg. 114-336; Senate Hearing 114-336
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