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      RS 30:2109     

  

§2109. Nuclear power facilities; emergency planning; findings

            A. The legislature finds and declares that it is necessary that the secretary of environmental quality be empowered upon a declaration of a state of disaster emergency, as provided for in Subsection C of this Section, and which is related to a source of radiation, to enter into contracts and agreements necessary to perform duties assigned under any radiological response plan and to expend funds from the Environmental Trust Account for such purposes, according to the provisions of R.S. 30:2015.

            B. The governor may call upon the attorney general as necessary to obtain an injunction to enforce an evacuation order issued pursuant to any declaration of a disaster emergency pursuant to and in accordance with R.S. 29:724 or 727 and which is related to a source of radiation. Should the attorney general decline to obtain an injunction to enforce an evacuation order as provided in this Section, or if the attorney general does not respond to the governor's request within twenty-four hours of such request and agree to seek such an injunction, an attorney from the department may, with the concurrence of the attorney general, seek an injunction to enforce an evacuation order issued in accordance with this Section.

            C. Upon a declaration of a state of disaster emergency pursuant to and in accordance with Chapter 6 of Title 29 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950 related to a source of radiation, the secretary of the Department of Environmental Quality is authorized to enter into any contracts or agreements necessary to perform any duty or function required of the secretary in any radiological response plan. The secretary is authorized to expend funds from the Environmental Trust Account in the performance of such duties in accordance with the provisions of R.S. 30:2015.

            D. Nothing contained in this Section shall be construed to affect any area preempted by federal law or regulations.

            Acts 1984, No. 825, §1, eff. July 13, 1984; Acts 1989, No. 392, §1, eff. June 30, 1989; Acts 1995, No. 1160, §1; Acts 1999, No. 303, §1, eff. June 14, 1999; Acts 1999, No. 348, §1, eff. June 16, 1999; Acts 2018, No. 612, §9, eff. July 1, 2020; Acts 2019, No. 404, §1, eff. July 1, 2020.



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