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      RS 30:2106     


§2106.  Nuclear power facilities; emergency planning; findings; and fees

A.  The legislature finds and declares that:

(1)  The operation of nuclear power facilities in or adjacent to the state raises the possibility of adverse health or environmental effects which could result from radiological incidents or accidents at such facilities.

(2)  To ensure the safety and welfare of the people and environmental resources of Louisiana, it is necessary to conduct environmental radiation surveillance and monitoring programs in the vicinity of nuclear power facilities and to develop, implement and maintain radiological emergency preparedness plans involving such facilities.

(3)  It is appropriate that the nuclear power facilities bear the costs associated with such surveillance and monitoring programs and radiological emergency preparedness plans.

B.(1)  Every person who is licensed by the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission to construct or operate a nuclear power facility for the production of electricity shall pay an annual fee for each nuclear power facility which is located within this state or has a Plume Exposure Pathway Emergency Planning Zone, of which any part is located within this state.

(2)  These fees shall be used to cover the costs of developing, maintaining, and implementing state radiological emergency preparedness plans and radiation surveillance and monitoring programs involving such facilities determined by the secretary to be necessary to ensure the safety and welfare of the people and environmental resources of the state.

(3)  These fees shall be determined by the secretary using a formula developed by rules to be based upon a cost not to exceed the annual costs of radiological emergency preparedness and surveillance and monitoring activities required therewith.  Such formula shall be submitted to and approved by the House Committee on Natural Resources and Environment and the Senate Committee on Environmental Quality prior to the implementation thereof.

C.  The secretary is authorized to adopt and promulgate rules and regulations consistent with the general intent and purposes of this Section and R.S. 30:2104(A)(13) and (14).

Acts 1984, No. 497, §1, eff. July 6, 1984; Acts 1991, No. 21, §1, eff. June 14, 1991; Acts 1996, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 36, §1, eff. May 7, 1996; Acts 2008, No. 580, §2.

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