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101 STAT. 1329-122
101 STAT. 1329-122
PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1987

PUBLIC LAW 100-202—DEC. 22, 1987

101 STAT. 1329-122

and plutonium, including the recommendation of the Nuclear Weapons Council with respect to matters within the responsibility of the Council. Such report also shall include an analysis of whether or not the acquisition strategy should provide for the procurement and construction of two or more replacement production reactors, either concurrently or sequentially. Such report also shall include, but not be limited to, an analysis of the use of alternative reactor technologies at one or more sites based on the most current information including overall program costs and schedules; safety, environmental and licensing features; strategic and national security benefits; and amortization of reactor capital and operating costs through the sale of by-product steam. Such report shall include a comprehensive comparative financial analysis and cost estimate including annual and life cycle costs for research, development, design, construction, operating expenses and revenues and the levelized unit products costs relating to the replacement production reactor alternatives considered. The recommendations of the Secretary shall include a recommendation with respect to the preferred alternatives for achieving replacement nuclear materials production capacity, including the number of production reactors required, the preferred technologies, and the preferred sites, and a time schedule for their acquisition, construction, and operation. The provision of the National Environmental Policy Act (43 U.S.C. 4321, et seq.) shall not apply to any actions taken by the Secretary in the conduct of activities associated with the preparation of such report, including, but not limited to, the formulation of an acquisition strategy or the planning, design, and selection of alternative technologies and sites for replacement production reactors: Provided further, That of these funds, $7,500,000 shall be made available for the Hanford Waste Vitrification Plant (Project 88-D-173): Provided further, That of the amount appropriated to the Department of Energy in this paragraph, $121,000,000 may be obligated only for the verification and control technology program of the Department of Energy: Provided further. That none of the funds made available by this Act may be used for the operation of the N-Reactor at the Hanford Reservation, Washington, unless the Secretary of Energy makes a specific determination and submits a certification in writing to the Congress that— (1) the further operation of the N-Reactor is necessary to meet national security requirements; (2) the Department will fully comply with the report of the National Academy of Sciences as described in Public Law 100180; (3) the Department plan for the N-Reactor is consistent with the reports of the Roddis panel as described in Public Law 100180; and ,«,, (4) the N-Reactor is safe to operate. DEPARTMENTAL ADMINISTRATION

For salaries and expenses of the Department of Energy necessary for Departmental Administration and other activities in carrying out the purposes of the Department of Energy Organization Act (Public Law 95-91), including the hire of passenger motor vehicles and official reception and representation expenses (not to exceed $35,000) $395,513,000, to remain available until expended, plus such additional amounts as necessary to cover increases in the estimated