§6503. Legislative approval

Link to law: http://legislature.vermont.gov/statutes/section/10/157/06503
Published: 2015

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Title

10

:
Conservation and Development






Chapter

157

:
STORAGE OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL






Subchapter

001
:
RADIOACTIVE WASTE FACILITY SITING










 

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6503. Legislative approval

(a) The

Committee shall report to the General Assembly its recommendation to approve or

not to approve the petition for the facility together with such additional

information and comment it deems appropriate. The provisions of 2 V.S.A. §

20(d) (expiration of required reports) shall not apply to the report to be made

under this subsection.

(b) Any bill or

joint resolution approving a facility under section 6501 of this title shall

include findings that the proposed facility:

(1) will promote

the general welfare and will not have an undue adverse effect on health,

safety, aesthetics, historic sites, air and water purity, the natural

environment and the economy; and

(2) will not

unduly interfere with the orderly development of the region with due

consideration having been given to the recommendations of the Municipal and

Regional Planning Commissions and the municipal legislative bodies.

(c) Unless the

proposed facility is approved by the General Assembly, no State officer, agency

or department shall undertake to approve or license the proposed facility or

undertake to cause or obtain the approval or licensing from any other state or

federal governmental agency or board. The appropriate State officers and

agencies shall use every proper and available legal means to prevent siting and

licensing of such facility until the approval of the General Assembly is

obtained.

(d) No temporary

storage facility which is a part of a nuclear fission plant approved by the

General Assembly pursuant to 30 V.S.A. § 248(e) shall be required to obtain the

additional approval required by this section. (Added 1977, No. 77, § 1, eff.

April 26, 1977; amended 2013, No. 142 (Adj. Sess.), § 23.)
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