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106 STAT. 4794 PUBLIC LAW 102-579—OCT. 30, 1992 (2) REPORT.— The report required in paragraph (1) shall be submitted to the Congress not later than 1 year after the date of the enactment of this Act. (g) EMERGENCY RESPONSE MEDICAL TRAINING. — (1) DETERMINATION OF SECRETARY.—If the Secretary determines that emergency response medical training for incidents involving transuranic waste being transported to or from WIPP is inadequate, the Secretary shall take immediate action to correct the inadequacies and, if necessary, suspend transportation of such transuranic waste. If the State disagrees with the Secretary's determination under this paragraph, the State may invoke the conflict resolution provisions of the Agreement. (2) STATE ADVISORY GROUP.— The Secretary shall encourage the Governor of the State to appoint, within 30 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, an advisory group of health professionals and other experts in the field to review emergency response medical training programs for incidents involving transuranic waste being transported to or from WIPP. If such advisory group is established— (A) its purpose shall be to review, within 60 days after its establishment and annually thereafter, the Department of Energy's emergency response medical training programs for incidents involving transuranic waste being transported to or from WIPP, and to report its findings to the State, the Secretary of Labor, acting through the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and the Secretary; and (B) the Secretary shall review the findings of the advisory group in consultation with the Secretary of Labor, acting through the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. SEC. 17. ACCESS TO INFORMATION. (a) IN GENERAL.— The Secretary shall— (1) provide the State, the National Academy of Sciences, and the EEG with free and timely access to data relating to health, safety, or environmental issues at WIPP; (2) provide the State and the EEG with preliminary reports relating to health, safety, or environmental issues at WIPP; and (3) to the extent practicable, permit the State and the EEG to attend meetings relating to health, safety, or environmental issues at WIPP with expert panels and peer review groups. (b) EVALUATION AND PUBLICATION.— The State, the National Academy of Sciences, and the EEG may evaluate and publish analy- ses of the Secretary plans for test phase activities, monitoring, transportation, operations, decontamination, retrieval, performance assessment, compliance with Environmental Protection Agency regulations, decommissioning, safety analyses, and other activities relating to WIPP. (c) CONSULTATION AND COOPERATION.— The Secretary shall consult and cooperate with the EEG under the terms of Contract No. DE -AC04-89AL58309 in the performance of its responsibility to conduct an independent technical review and evaluation of WIPP under section 1433 of the National Defense Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 1989 (102 Stat. 2073).