Amended in Assembly March 31, 2016

California Legislature—2015–16 Regular Session

Assembly Joint ResolutionNo. 29


Introduced by Assembly Member Chávez

January 28, 2016


Assembly Joint Resolution No. 29—Relative to the Interim Consolidated Storage Act of 2015.

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST

AJR 29, as amended, Chávez. Interim Consolidated Storage Act of 2015: San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station.

This measure would urge the passage of the Interim Consolidated Storage Act of 2015 and urge the United States Department of Energy to implement the prompt and safe relocation of spent nuclear fuel from the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station to a licensed and regulated interim consolidated storage facility.

Fiscal committee: no.

P1    1WHEREAS, Millions of ratepayer and taxpayer dollars are spent
2monitoring and overseeing spent nuclear fuel each year and
3millions of dollars more are programmed to be spent on settlement
4payments related to nuclear waste disposition; and

5WHEREAS, Much of the spent nuclear fuel and high-level
6radioactive waste currently storedbegin delete areend deletebegin insert isend insert at sites that are vulnerable
7to natural disasters and located near large metropolitan centers;
8and

9WHEREAS, The United States Department of Energy concluded
10in 2013 that a geologic repository for the permanent disposal of
P2    1spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste will not be
2available until 2048, at the earliest; and

3WHEREAS, The President’s Blue Ribbon Commission on
4America’s Nuclear Future recommended that efforts be made to
5develop a permanent disposal site for spent nuclear fuel and
6high-level radioactive waste; and

7WHEREAS, The spent nuclear fuel at the San Onofre Nuclear
8Generating Station, a decommissioning site, should be promptly
9and safely moved to a consolidated storage site, as recommended
10by the President’s Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear
11Future, and as would be advanced by H.R. 3643, the Interim
12Consolidated Storage Act of 2015, which would give priority for
13storage to high-level nuclear waste and spent nuclear fuel located
14on a site without an operating nuclear reactor; now, therefore, be
15it

16Resolved by the Assembly and the Senate of the State of
17California, jointly,
That the Legislature of the State of California
18respectfully urges the passage of H.R.begin delete 3643 and supports the
19development and passage of complementary legislation;end delete
begin insert 3643;end insert
20 and be it further

21Resolved, That the Legislature of the State of California
22respectfully urges the United States Department of Energy to
23implement the prompt and safe relocation of spent nuclear fuel
24from the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station to a licensed and
25regulated interim consolidated storage facility; and be it further

26Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly transmit copies
27of this resolution to the President of the United States, to the
28Speaker of the House of Representatives, to the Majority Leader
29of the Senate, to each Senator and Representative from California
30in the Congress of the United States, and to the Secretary of
31Energy.



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