§7024. Agency standards and procedures for review of the draft license application

Link to law: http://legislature.vermont.gov/statutes/section/10/161/07024
Published: 2015

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7024. Agency standards and procedures for review of the draft license


(a) The agency

shall adopt rules establishing standards for a draft license application for a

low-level radioactive waste disposal facility which shall, at a minimum,


(1) compliance

with the rules promulgated by the agency under this chapter;

(2) consent for

entry into the facility by state regulatory personnel;

(3) requirements

to the extent permitted by law, to limit waste disposal access in order to

prevent the exhaustion of disposal capacity at an early or uncertain future


(4) the

financial assurance requirements established by the public service board under

section 7020 of this title;

(5) requirements

for operating procedures;

(6) requirements

for on-site supervision of the operation of the disposal facility;

(7) requirements

for closure and for closure monitoring and observation, including a minimum

five-year post-closure period;

(8) requirements

for long-term management by the state;

(9) requirements

for a community and project safety plan including an emergency response plan

and a training plan for facility personnel and public safety officials, all

based on a worst case analysis;


requirements for emergency response and monitoring for operator or facility

failure; and


requirements for detailed annual reports, including requirements for reporting

all waste in storage and, after disposal has begun, all waste placed in the


(b) The agency

shall adopt rules establishing procedures for its review of a draft license

application which shall, at a minimum, include:

(1) submission

of the draft application and other specified information;

(2) submission

of pre-operational radiation survey in the vicinity of the site;

(3) submission

of an environmental and public health impact analysis;

(4) an

opportunity for public review and inspection of, and public comment on, the

draft license application in the locality of the approved site; and

(5) a procedure

for complying with conditions or changes to the licensing application required

by the NRC or the district environmental commission. (Added 1989, No. 296 (Adj.

Sess.), § 3, eff. June 29, 1990; amended 2003, No. 115 (Adj. Sess.), § 66, eff.

Jan. 31, 2005.)