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101 STAT. 1330-229
101 STAT. 1330-229
PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1987

PUBLIC LAW 100-203—DEC. 22, 1987

101 STAT. 1330-229

(A) by striking "any candidate site" and inserting "the Yucca Mountain site"; and (B) by striking "such candidate site" each place it appears and inserting "such site"; (2) in paragraph (2), by striking "candidate" each place it appears; and (3) by striking paragraphs (3) and (4) and inserting the following: "(3) If the Secretary at any time determines the Yucca Mountain site to be unsuitable for development as a repository, the Secretary shall— "(A) terminate all site characterization activities at such site; "(B) notify the Congress, the Governor and legislature of Nevada of such termination and the reasons for such termination; "(C) remove any high-level radioactive waste, spent nuclear fuel, or other radioactive materials at or in such site as promptly as practicable; "(D) take reasonable and necessary steps to reclaim the site and to mitigate any significant adverse environmental impacts caused by site characterization activities at such site; "(E) suspend all future benefits payments under subtitle F with respect to such site; and "(F) report to Congress not later than 6 months after such Reports. determination the Secretary's recommendations for further action to assure the safe, permanent disposal of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste, including the need for new legislative authority.", (h)

HEARINGS

AND PRESIDENTIAL

RECOMMENDATION.—Section

114(a) of the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 (42 U.S.C. 10134(a)) is amended— (1) in paragraph (1)— (A) by striking "each site" through "development of a repository" and inserting "the Yucca Mountain site"; (B) by striking "in which such site is located"; (C) by striking "not less than 3" and all that follows through "subsequent repositories" and inserting "the Yucca Mountain site"; (D) by striking "in which such site" and all that follows through "case may be" and insert "of Nevada"; (E) by striking the sentence beginning with "In making site recommendations"; (F) by amending subparagraph (D) to read as follows: "(D) a final environmental impact statement prepared for the Yucca Mountain site pursuant to subsection (f) and the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), together with comments made concerning such environmental impact statement by the Secretary of the Interior, the Council on Environmental Quality, the Administrator, and the Commission, except that the Secretary shall not be required in any such environmental impact statement to consider the need for a repository, the alternatives to geological disposal, or alternative sites to the Yucca Mountain site;"; and (G) in subparagraph (H), by striking "the State" and all that follows through the end of the sentence and inserting "the State of Nevada";