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  • NRC Ordered Updated Environmental Review for Reactors Seeking Subsequent License Renewals—Reversing Four Previously Extended Licenses

    On February 24, 2022, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued three unusual decisions pertaining to the agency’s review of subsequent license renewal (SLR) applications.  The Commission orders reversed a previous Commission decision—CLI-20-03—pertaining to environmental reviews conducted by the NRC under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for SLRs. In two of the orders the...

  • DOE Speaks to Supply Chain Issues Affecting the Nuclear Industry

    The U.S. Department of Energy (“DOE”) recently completed a report titled “America’s Strategy to Secure the Supply Chain for a Robust Clean Energy Transition” on what it will take to secure the supply chains necessary to support the Nation’s clean energy goals.  The ultimate objectives DOE identifies are:  (i) to achieve diverse and resilient supply...

  • DOE Implements $6B Civil Nuclear Credit Program set forth in Infrastructure Act for Operating Nuclear Power Plants

    On February 11, 2022, Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office Nuclear Energy announced the launch of the $6 billion Civil Nuclear Credit (CNC) Program aimed at preserving the existing U.S. fleet of nuclear power reactors and the low carbon power they produce.  The CNC Program was established in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (Infrastructure Act or...

  • Correcting the Record

    In early 2022, blog author Amy Roma spoke with a Bloomberg Law reporter about the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC) Part 53 rulemaking efforts to support advanced reactor licensing.  Amy’s position is that the NRC rulemaking process is both unique and complex, as it must be both “technology neutral” and “risk informed” across the wide range...

  • HALEU Developments: Overview of the Issue, Recent NEI White Paper, and NRC Staff Rulemaking Request

    Those involved with advanced reactors are well aware of the issues associated with high-assay low-enriched uranium (HALEU) fuel: advanced reactors need HALEU to operate, but the U.S. doesn’t have domestic production capabilities to make it.  And there’s a “chicken” and “egg” issue to solving this problem—fuel cycle facilities don’t want to commit the resources towards...

  • Proposed Bipartisan “Fission for the Future” Bill would Support Commercial Deployment of Advanced Nuclear in Communities with Retiring Fossil Fuel Sites

    On December 16, 2021, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY)—the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, respectively—introduced a bill entitled “Fission for the Future” (the “Bill”). The Bill aims to prioritize commercial deployment of advanced nuclear reactors, with an emphasis on siting reactors in communities that...

  • UN Report Trumpets Nuclear as Having the Lowest Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Any Electricity Generation Source, Among Other Environmental Co-Benefits

    The UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) recently released a report entitled “Life Cycle Assessment of Electricity Generation Options” (UNECE Report; Report).  The Report analyzes the environmental profiles of the full lifecycle of various technologies in order to evaluate their “all in” environmental costs—such as greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), human toxicity, water use, and other...

  • Bill Eyes Eliminating NRC Fees for Advancing Fission and Fusion License

    On December 7, 2021, Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH) and Rep. Elaine Luria (D-VA) introduced legislation to change the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (“NRC”) fee structure for licensing advanced technology.  The legislation, called the “Accelerating Nuclear Innovation through Fee Reform Act,” H.R. 6154, would amend Section 102(b) of the Nuclear Energy Innovation and Modernization Act (42 U.S....

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  • Proposed Nuclear Energy and Fusion-Related Provisions as part of the “Build Back Better” Agenda

    On Friday, November 19, 2021, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the President’s roughly $2 trillion budget reconciliation package, voting 220 to 213 in favor of H.R. 5376 the Build Back Better Act (“Reconciliation Bill”), kicking the bill over to the Senate. While the bill is not final, it demonstrates a clear commitment for clean...

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  • Summary of Nuclear Energy Provisions in the Infrastructure Bill

    On Monday, November 15, 2021, the President signed into law the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (“Infrastructure Bill” or the “Bill”), which contains a number of provisions supporting nuclear energy. On November 5, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the bipartisan US$1.2 trillion Infrastructure Bill in a 228-206 vote, demonstrating one of United States’ largest commitments...

  • House Subcommittee on Energy Holds Hearing on Spending at the DOE Office of Nuclear Energy, with Amy Roma Testifying

    On October 21, the U.S. House Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight & Subcommittee on Energy held a hearing titled “Judicious Spending to Enable Success at the Office of Nuclear Energy.”  A recording of the hearing is available here. Key witnesses at the hearing included Dr. Katy Huff, Acting Assistant Secretary, Office of Nuclear Energy at the U.S....

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  • How Hydrogen and Nuclear Can Work Together to Support Rapid Decarbonization

    The U.S. has made significant commitments to decarbonize its electricity sector by 2035 and its economy by 2050.  As the recent United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report highlights, following through on these commitments cannot come soon enough to combat the increasingly devastating impacts of climate change.  One theme this blog continually emphasizes is...

  • NRC Takes the Next Step in its Consideration of Environmental Justice

    On September 27, the NRC held a public meeting where it invited speakers to present on their experience with environmental justice (EJ) issues and also to hear recommendations on the agency’s approach when reevaluating how to address EJ. At the outset of the meeting, the NRC defined EJ as “the federal policy established in 1994...

  • NRC Solicits Comments on Environmental Justice

    On July 9, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued a Federal Register notice, Systematic Assessment for How the NRC Addresses Environmental Justice in Its Programs, Policies, and Activities. Comments on the notice are due August 23, 2021. In the notice, the NRC is seeking stakeholder input on the Commission’s handling of environmental justice as well...

  • American Nuclear Infrastructure Act Makes a 2021 Comeback

    Last week, a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators re-introduced the American Nuclear Infrastructure Act (ANIA), which is aimed at improving the nation’s nuclear infrastructure and supply chain, growing the economy, creating jobs, reducing carbon emissions, and strengthening U.S. energy and national security. The bill was re-introduced by U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Ranking Member...

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  • NY DOL publishes Hero Act standards and prevention plans, but immediate implementation not necessary

    On July 7, 2021, the New York Department of Labor (DOL) published the NY Hero Act airborne infectious disease exposure prevention standard (the Standard) and industry-specific model airborne infectious disease exposure prevention plans as required under the NY Hero Act (the Act). As we previously discussed, the Act requires New York employers to implement extensive...

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  • Colorado employers must now pay out earned vacation pay irrespective of contrary policy

    On June 14, 2021, the Colorado Supreme Court held that the Colorado Wage Claim Act (CWCA) requires Colorado employers to pay out employee vacation pay once earned—regardless of any relevant employment agreement or company policy. The court explained in Nieto v. Clark’s Market that, although employers are not required to offer their employees vacation pay,...

  • CA employers finally have guidance from Cal-OSHA on updated workplace COVID-19 prevention protocols

    The state of California, after a series of recommendations that were made and then withdrawn, has finally settled on new workplace safety guidance. The Cal-OSHA Advisory Board approved the updated workplace COVID-19 prevention protocols on June 17, 2021, and Governor Gavin Newsom immediately issued an executive order implementing them. The guidelines help align workplace safety...

  • Nuclear and Fusion Power at the Forefront of Deep Space Exploration

    There is a new space race developing, with higher stakes and more ambitious goals than just going back to Earth orbit or the Moon.  The U.S. has developed a sizable technological lead in rockets and satellite technology, which has in turn grown our national and global space ambitions.  Now that it is feasible to get...

  • New York set to amend the New York Hero Act

    As we previously discussed, on May 5, 2021, Governor Cuomo signed the NY Hero Act (the Act) into law, codifying health and safety protocols in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. On June 7, 2021, the New York State Legislature passed amendments (the Amendments) to the Act to address certain ambiguities, in particular regarding the logistics...

  • OSHA issues COVID-19 emergency temporary standard for healthcare settings

    Update: The Emergency Temporary Standard was published in the Federal Register on June 21, 2021 as an interim final rule. On June 10, 2021, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released the first nationwide emergency workplace safety rule per President Joe Biden’s January executive order directing the agency to pursue an emergency temporary...

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