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CRS current Summary of S.2763 Amending AE Act of 1954

Bill Summary & Status for the 108th Congress


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Title: A bill to amend the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 to clarify the 

treatment of accelerator-produced and other radioactive material as 

byproduct material.

Sponsor: Sen Clinton, Hillary Rodham 


[NY] (introduced 7/22/2004)      Cosponsors 

<http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d108:SN02763:@@@P> (2)

Latest Major Action: 7/22/2004 Referred to Senate committee. Status: 

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.




Amends the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 to redefine "byproduct material" to 

include: (1) any discrete source of radium-226 produced, extracted, or 

converted after extraction, for use in a commercial, medical, or 

research activity; (2) any material that has been made radioactive by 

use of a particle accelerator and is produced, extracted, or converted 

after extraction for use such activities; and (3) any discrete source of 

naturally occurring radioactive material, other than source material 

that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) determines would pose a 

threat similar to that posed by a discrete source of radium-226 and is 

likewise extracted or converted after extraction, for use in such 


Instructs the NRC to: (1) promulgate final regulations establishing 

requirements and standards it considers necessary for the acquisition, 

possession, transfer, use, or disposal of byproduct material identified 

in this Act; and (2) cooperate with the States in formulating those 


Prescribes transition guidelines.


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