101 STAT. 1330-246
PUBLIC LAW 100-203—DEC. 22, 1987 SITE C H A R ACT E R I Z A T I O N; L I C E N S I N G
42 USC 10245.
"SEC. 405. (a) SiTE CHARACTERIZATION.—Upon enactment of legislation to implement an agreement to site a repository negotiated under section 403(a), the Secretary shall conduct appropriate site characterization activities for the site that is the subject of such agreement subject to the conditions and terms of such agreement. Any such site characterization activities shall be conducted in accordance with section 113, except that references in such section to the Yucca Mountain site and the State of Nevada shall be deemed to refer to the site that is the subject of the agreement and the State or Indian tribe entering into the agreement. "(b) LICENSING.—(1) Upon the completion of site characterization activities carried out under subsection (a), the Secretary shall submit to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission an application for construction authorization for a repository at such site. "(2) The Nuclear Regulatory Commission shall consider an application for a construction authorization for a repository or monitored retrievable storage facility in accordance with the laws applicable to such applications, except that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission shall issue a final decision approving or disapproving the issuance of a construction authorization not later than 3 years after the date of the submission of such application. MONITORED RETRIEVABLE STORAGE
42 USC 10246.
"SEC. 406. (a) CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION.—Upon enactment of
legislation to implement an agreement negotiated under section 403(a) to site a monitored retrievable storage facility, the Secretary shall construct and operate such facility as part of an integrated nuclear waste management system in accordance with the terms and conditions of such agreement. "(b) FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE.—The Secretary may make grants to any State, Indian tribe, or affected unit of local government to assess the feasibility of siting a monitored retrievable storage facility under this section at a site under the jurisdiction of such State, tribe, or affected unit of local government. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT
42 USC 10247.
"SEC. 407. (a) IN GENERAL.—Issuance of a construction authorization for a repository or monitored retrievable storage facility under section 405(b) shall be considered a major Federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment for purposes of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.). "Go) PREPARATION.—A final environmental impact statement shall be prepared by the Secretary under such Act and shall accompany any application to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for a construction authorization. "(c) ADOPTION.—(1) Any such environmental impact statement shall, to the extent practicable, be adopted by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, in accordance with section 1506.3 of title 40, Code of Federal Regulations, in connection with the issuance by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission of a construction authorization and license for such repository or monitored retrievable storage facility. "(2)(A) In any such statement prepared with respect to a repository to be constructed under this title at the Yucca Mountain site,