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PUBLIC LAW 102-579—OCT. 30, 1992 106 STAT. 4777 Public Law 102-579 102d Congress An Act To withdraw land for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS. (a) SHORT TITLE. —This Act may be cited as the "Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Land Withdrawal Act". (b) TABLE OF CONTENTS. — Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents. Sec. 2. Definitions. Sec. 3. Land withdrawal and ireservation for WIPP. Sec. 4. Establishment of management responsibilities. Sec. 5. Test phase and retrieval plans. Sec. 6. Test phase activities. Sec. 7. Disposal operations. Sec. 8. Environmental Protection Agency disposal regulations. Sec. 9. Compliance with environmental laws and regulations. Sec. 10. Retrievability. Sec. 11. Mine safety. Sec. 12. Ban on high-level radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel. Sec. 13. Decommissioning of WIPP. Sec. 14. Savings provisions. Sec. 15. Economic assistance and miscellaneous payments. Sec. 16. Transportation. Sec. 17. Access to information. Sec. 18. Judicial review of EPA actions. Sec. 19. Technology study. Sec. 20. Statement for purposes of Public Law 96-164. Sec. 21. Consultation and cooperation agreement. Sec. 22. Buy American requirements. Sec. 23. Authorizations of appropriations. SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS. For purposes of this Act: (1) ADMINISTRATOR. —The term "Administrator" means the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. (2) AGREEMENT. — The term "Agreement" means the July 1, 1981, Agreement for Consultation and Cooperation, as amended by the November 30, 1984 "First Modification", the August 4, 1987 "Second Modification", and the March 18, 1988 "Third Modification", or as it may be amended after the date of enactment of this Act, between the State and the United States Department of Energy as authorized by section 213(b) of the Department of Energy National Security and MiHtary AppHcations of Nuclear Energy Authorization Act of 1980 (Pub. L. 96-164; 93 Stat. 1259, 1265). (3) CONTACT-HANDLED TRANSURANIC WASTE.— The term "contact-handled transuranic waste" means transuranic waste with a surface dose rate not greater than 200 millirem per hour. (4) DECOMMISSIONING PHASE.— The term "decommissioning phase" means the period of time beginning with the end of the disposed phase and ending when all shafts at the WIPP repository have been back-filled and sealed. Oct. 30, 1992 [S. 1671] Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Land Withdrawal Act.