Passive Institutional Controls [Energy] Law and Legal Definition

According to 10 CFR 63.302 [Title 10 – Energy; Chapter I -- Nuclear Regulatory Commission; Part 63 – Disposal of High-Level Radioactive Wastes in a Geologic Repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada; Subpart L -- Postclosure Public Health and Environmental Standards], the term passive institutional controls means:

“(1) Markers, as permanent as practicable, placed on the Earth's surface;

(2) Public records and archives;

(3) Government ownership and regulations regarding land or resource use; and

(4) Other reasonable methods of preserving knowledge about the location, design, and contents of the Yucca Mountain disposal system.”