SB18-245

SB18-245 - Allow Natural Occurring Radioactive Material Rules

Passed/Signed into Law
concerning the disposal of naturally occurring radioactive materials.

Current law allows the state board of health to adopt rules concerning the disposal of naturally occurring radioactive materials (NORM) only after the federal environmental protection agency (EPA) has adopted rules concerning the disposal of NORM. The EPA has not adopted the rules. The bill repeals this prohibition and requires the state board to adopt rules, which must also regulate technologically enhanced NORM (TENORM), by December 31, 2020.

Before the rules are adopted, the department of public health and environment is required to:

 

  • Convene a stakeholder group to discuss the development of rules; and
  • Prepare a report and a detailed summary of the stakeholder process and provide them to the general assembly by December 31, 2019.

Until the rules become effective, the handling, transportation, beneficial use, and disposal of TENORM is governed by guidance, including specified letters, issued by the department.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

 

Latest update: June 6, 2018
06/06/2018 - Governor Signed
05/17/2018 - Sent to the Governor
05/17/2018 - Signed by the Speaker of the House
05/16/2018 - Signed by the President of the Senate
05/08/2018 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/07/2018 - House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
05/07/2018 - House Committee on Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
05/04/2018 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources
05/03/2018 - Senate Third Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
05/02/2018 - Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
05/01/2018 - Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
04/26/2018 - Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
04/16/2018 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy