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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 8. Radiation Control Law [114960 - 115273]

  ( Chapter 8 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 6. )

ARTICLE 16. Agreement Between the United State Atomic Energy Commission and the State of California [115230 - 115235]
  ( Article 16 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 6. )

115230.
  

The Legislature of the State of California hereby ratifies and approves that certain agreement designated as the “Agreement between the United States Atomic Energy Commission and the State of California for Discontinuance of Certain Commission Regulatory Authority and Responsibility within the State Pursuant to Section 274 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as Amended,” that was approved by the Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission on the ninth day of March 1962, under authority of Section 274 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (Public Law 86-373), and by the Governor of California on the 12th day of March 1962, under authority of and in conformity with Section 115120; and the provisions of this agreement shall become effective in accordance with Article IX of the agreement set forth in Section 115235.

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

115235.
  

The provisions of said agreement are as follows:


Article I


Subject to the exceptions provided in Articles II, III, and IV, the Commission shall discontinue, as of the effective date of this Agreement, the regulatory authority of the Commission in the State under Chapters 6, 7, and 8, and Section 161 of the Act with respect to the following materials:

A. Byproduct materials;

B. Source materials; and

C. Special nuclear materials in quantities not sufficient to form a critical mass.


Article II


This Agreement does not provide for discontinuance of any authority and the Commission shall retain authority and responsibility with respect to regulation of:

A. The construction and operation of any production or utilization facility;

B. The export from or import into the United States of byproduct, source, or special nuclear material, or of any production or utilization facility;

C. The disposal into the ocean or sea of byproduct, source, or special nuclear waste materials as defined in regulations or orders of the Commission;

D. The disposal of other byproduct, source, or special nuclear material as the Commission from time to time determines by regulation or order should, because of the hazards or potential hazards thereof, not be so disposed of without a license from the Commission.


Article III


Notwithstanding this Agreement, the Commission may from time to time by rule, regulation, or order, require that the manufacturer, processor, or producer of any equipment, device, commodity, or other product containing source, byproduct, or special nuclear material shall not transfer possession or control of the product except pursuant to a license or an exemption from licensing issued by the Commission.


Article IV


This Agreement shall not affect the authority of the Commission under Subsection 161 b. or i. of the Act to issue rules, regulations, or orders to protect the common defense and security, to protect restricted data or to guard against the loss or diversion of special nuclear material.


Article V


The State will use its best efforts to maintain continuing compatibility between its program and the program of the Commission for the regulation of like materials. To this end the State will use its best efforts to keep the Commission informed of proposed changes in its regulations, and licensing, inspection, and enforcement policies and criteria, and of proposed requirements for the design and distribution of products containing source, byproduct, or special nuclear material, and to obtain the comments and assistance of the Commission thereon.


Article VI


The Commission will use its best efforts to keep the State informed of proposed changes in its regulations, and licensing, inspection, and enforcement policies and criteria and to obtain the comments and assistance of the State thereon.


Article VII


The Commission and the State agree that it is desirable to provide for reciprocal recognition of licenses for the materials listed in Article I licensed by the other party or by any agreement State. Accordingly, the Commission and the State agree to use their best efforts to develop appropriate rules, regulations, and procedures by which such reciprocity will be accorded.


Article VIII


The Commission, upon its own initiative after reasonable notice and opportunity for hearing to the State, or upon request of the Governor of the State, may terminate or suspend this Agreement and reassert the licensing and regulatory authority vested in it under the Act if the Commission finds that such termination or suspension is required to protect the public health and safety.


Article IX


This Agreement, upon ratification by law of the State, shall become effective on the ninety-first day after the adjournment of the First Extraordinary Session of the 1962 California Legislature or on September 1, 1962, whichever is later, and shall remain in effect unless, and until such time as it is terminated pursuant to Article VIII.


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

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