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Health and Safety Code - HSC

DIVISION 104. ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH [106500 - 119405]

  ( Division 104 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 6. )

PART 9. RADIATION [114650 - 115342]

  ( Part 9 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 6. )

CHAPTER 5. Containment of Radioactive Materials [114705 - 114835]

  ( Chapter 5 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 6. )

ARTICLE 2. Radiation Monitoring Devices for Nuclear Power Plants [114785 - 114810]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 6. )

114785.
  

Each privately owned and publicly owned public utility operating a nuclear powerplant with a generating capacity of 50 megawatts or more shall establish a system of offsite radiation monitoring devices as specified by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission pursuant to Regulatory Guide 1.97 or related standards. The utility shall consult with the department and the appropriate county emergency services agency regarding the type, number, and locations of the radiation monitoring devices. The consultation with the department and the appropriate county emergency services agency shall be completed prior to submitting a plan to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission regarding the radiation monitoring devices.

(Added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 6. Effective January 1, 1996.)

114790.
  

The information transmitted to the radiation monitoring displays in the technical support center or emergency operating facility of a nuclear powerplant shall be simultaneously transmitted to the Office of Emergency Services State Warning Center.

(Amended by Stats. 2013, Ch. 352, Sec. 390. (AB 1317) Effective September 26, 2013. Operative July 1, 2013, by Sec. 543 of Ch. 352.)

114795.
  

The funds expended by privately owned utilities complying with this article shall be allowed for ratemaking purposes by the Public Utilities Commission. Publicly owned utilities shall include funds expended complying with this article in their rates.

(Added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 6. Effective January 1, 1996.)

114800.
  

In no event shall a plant operator be required to spend more than one million dollars ($1,000,000) in capital outlay for a nuclear powerplant site in complying with this article.

(Added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 6. Effective January 1, 1996.)

114805.
  

Nothing in this article shall require powerplant modifications or the conduct of operations that may be in conflict with conditions of the license to operate issued by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission or with other activities authorized by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, or that may be in conflict with regulations of the Environmental Protection Agency.

(Added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 6. Effective January 1, 1996.)

114810.
  

Failure to comply with this article shall not constitute the basis for an action in a court of law or in an administrative proceeding to enjoin or prevent the operation or start-up of a nuclear facility.

(Added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 6. Effective January 1, 1996.)

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