Northeast Interstate Low-Level Radioactive Waste Commission Law and Legal Definition

Northeast Interstate Low-Level Radioactive Waste Commission (Commission) is a federal commission that established the conditions to be complied with by states requesting eligibility to become a party state of the Low-Level Radioactive Waste Compact (Compact). The following procedures were laid down by the Commission for declaring a state eligible for membership in the Compact :

1. Any state seeking to become an eligible state under the Compact should submit six copies of a petition to the chairman of the Commission requesting for permission to become an eligible state.

2.After receiving a petition from any state seeking to become an eligible state ,the Commission must publishes a notice ;

3.As part of the proceeding, the Commission will evaluate a petition to become an eligible state ;

4.After reviewing a petition, the Commission will issue an order accepting or rejecting the petition or accepting the petition with conditions.

According to 10 CFR 1800.13, the following are some conditions adhered to by the Commission for the purpose of evaluating a petition relating to become an eligible party state of the Compact:

1.To be eligible for membership under the Compact, a state must agree that it will be a voluntary host state upon admission to the Compact and will continue to be the voluntary host state for at least that period of time until all currently licensed nuclear power stations within the region have been fully decommissioned and their licenses have been terminated;

2.To be eligible for membership under the Compact, a state must warrant the availability of a regional disposal facility that will accommodate 800,000 cubic feet of waste from generators located within the borders of existing party states;

3.To be eligible for membership under the compact, a state must agree to establish a uniform fee schedule for waste disposal at the regional disposal facility.