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PUBLIC LAW 102-579—OCT. 30, 1992 106 STAT. 4785 ing of a documented analysis of the long-term performance of WIPP. Each such report shall be provided to the State, the Administrator, the National Academy of Sciences, and the EEG for their review and comment. (2) RESPONSES BY SECRETARY TO COMMENTS.— If, within 120 days of the publication of a performance assessment report under paragraph (1)., the State, the Administrator, the National Academy of Sciences, or the EEG provide written comments on the report, the Secretary shall submit written responses to the comments to the State, the Administrator, the National Academy of Sciences, and the EEG, and to other appropriate entities or persons after consultation with the State, within 120 days of receipt of the comments. SEC. 7. DISPOSAL OPERATIONS. (a) TRANSURANIC WASTE LIMITATIONS.— (1) REM LIMITS FOR REMOTE-HANDLED TRANSURANIC WASTE.— (A) 1,000 REMS PER HOUR.— No transuranic waste received at WIPP may have a surface dose rate in excess of 1,000 rems per hour. (B) 100 RE,MS PER HOUR. —No more than 5 percent by volume of the remote-handled transuranic waste received at WIPP may have a surface dose rate in excess of 100 rems per hour. (2) CURIE LIMITS FOR REMOTE-HANDLED TRANSURANIC WASTE. — (A) CURIES PER LITER.— Remote-handled trsinsuranic waste received at WIPP shall not exceed 23 curies per liter maximum activity level (averaged over the volume of the canister). (B) TOTAL CURIES. —-The total curies of the remotehandled transuranic waste received at WIPP shall not exceed 5,100,000 curies. (3) CAPACITY OF WIPP. —The total capacity of WIPP by volume is 6.2 million cubic feet of transuranic waste. (b) REQUIREMENTS FOR COMMENCEMENT OF DISPOSAL OPER- ATIONS. — The Secretary may commence emplacement of transuranic waste underground for disposed at WIPP only upon completion of— (1) the Administrator's certification under section 8(d)(1) that the WIPP facility will comply with the disposal regulations; (2) the submission to the Congress by the Secretary of plans for decommissioning WIPP and post-decommissioning management of the Withdrawal under section 13; (3) the expiration of the 180-day period beginning on the date on which the Secretary notifies the Congress that the requirements of section 9(a)(1) have been met; (4) the acquisition by the Secretary (whether by purchase, condemnation, or otherwise) of Federal Oil and Gas Leases No. NMNM 02953 and No. NMNM 02953C, unless the Administrator determines, under section 4(b)(5), that such acquisition is not required; (5) the submittal to the Congress by the Secretary of comprehensive recommendations for the disposal of all transuranic waste under the control of the Secretary, including a timetable for the disposal of such waste; and