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101 STAT. 1330-253
101 STAT. 1330-253
PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1987

PUBLIC LAW 100-203—DEC. 22, 1987

101 STAT. 1330-253

to protect the public health and safety, and provisions of this section, and all other applicable laws. (g) INAPPLICABILITY TO MEDICAL DEVICES.—Subsections (a) through (e) shall not apply with respect to plutonium in any form contained in a medical device designed for individual human application. (h) INAPPLICABILITY TO MILITARY USES.—Subsections (a) through (e) shall not apply to plutonium in the form of nuclear weapons nor to other shipments of plutonium determined by the Department of Energy to be directly connected with the United States national security or defense programs.

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(i) INAPPLICABILITY TO PREVIOUSLY CERTIFIED CONTAINERS.—This

section shall not apply to any containers for the shipment of plutonium previously certified as safe by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission under Public Law 94-79 (89 Stat. 413; 42 U.S.C. 5841 note). (j) PAYMENT OF COSTS.—All costs incurred by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission associated with the testing program required by this section, and administrative costs related thereto, shall be reimbursed to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission by any foreign country receiving plutonium shipped through United States airspace in containers specified by the Commission. SEC. 5063. SUBSEABED DISPOSAL.

Title II of the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 (42 U.S.C. 1019110203) is amended by adding at the end the following new section: "SUBSEABED DISPOSAL

"SEC. 224. (a) STUDY.—Within 270 days after the date of the Reports. enactment of the Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 1987, 42 USC 10204. the Secretary shall report to Congress on subseabed disposal of spent ^ ^,,,, nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste. The report under this subsection shall include— "(1) an assessment of the current state of knowledge of subseabed disposal as an alternative technology for disposal of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste; "(2) an estimate of the costs of subseabed disposal; "(3) an analysis of institutional factors associated with subseabed disposal, including international aspects of a decision of the United States to proceed with subseabed disposal as an option for nuclear waste management; "(4) a full discussion of the environmental and public health and safety aspects of subseabed disposal; "(5) recommendations on alternative ways to structure an effort in research, development, and demonstration with respect ii.jac ' to subseabed disposal; and "(6) the recommendations of the Secretary with respect to research, development and demonstration in subseabed disposal of spent nuclear fuel and hiffh-level radioactive waste. "Ob) OFFICE OF SUBSEABED DISPOSAL RESEARCH.—(1) There is Establishment. hereby established an Office of Subseabed Disposal Research within the Office of Enersy Research of the Department of Energy. The Office shall be headed by the Director, who shall be a member of the Senior Executive Service appointed by the Director of the Office of Energy Research, and compensatea at a rate determined by applicable law.