Nevada Public Health and Safety
Sec. § 459.310
Fees for regulating operations concerning uranium and care and maintenance of radioactive tailings and residues; posting of security; Fund for Licensing Uranium Mills; Fund for Care of Uranium Tailings.


1.

The State Board of Health may establish by regulation:

(a)

Fees for licensing, monitoring, inspecting or otherwise regulating mills or other operations for the concentration, recovery or refining of uranium, which must be in amounts which are reasonably related to the cost of licensing, monitoring, inspecting and regulating. Payment of the fees is the responsibility of the person applying for a license or licenses to engage in uranium concentration, recovery or refining.

(b)

Fees for the care and maintenance of radioactive tailings and residues at inactive uranium concentration, recovery or refining sites. The fees must be based on a unit fee for each pound of uranium oxide produced in the process which also produced the tailings or residue. Payment of the fees is the responsibility of the person licensed to engage in uranium concentration, recovery or refining. The regulations must provide for a maximum amount to be paid for each operation.

(c)

A requirement for persons licensed by the State to engage in uranium concentration, recovery or refining to post adequate bonds or other security to cover costs of decontaminating, decommissioning and reclaiming the sites used for concentrating, recovering or refining uranium if the licensee abandons the site or neglects or refuses to satisfy the requirements of the State. The State Board of Health shall determine the amount of the security. The amount of the security may be reviewed by the Board from time to time and may be increased or decreased as the board deems appropriate. The security must be administered by the Administrator of the Division of Public and Behavioral Health of the Department of Health and Human Services, who shall use the security as required to protect the public health, safety and property.

2.

The money received pursuant to paragraph (a) of subsection 1 must be deposited in the State Treasury for credit to the Fund for Licensing of Uranium Mills, which is hereby created as a special revenue fund, for the purpose of defraying the cost of licensing, monitoring, inspecting or otherwise regulating mills or other operations for the concentration, recovery or refining of uranium. The money received pursuant to paragraph (b) of subsection 1 must be deposited in the State Treasury for credit to the Fund for Care of Uranium Tailings, which is hereby created as a special revenue fund, for the purpose of the care and maintenance of radioactive tailings and residues accumulated at inactive uranium concentration, recovery or refining sites to protect the public health, safety and property. All interest earned on the deposit or investment of the money in the Fund for Care of Uranium Tailings must be credited to that Fund. The Administrator of the Division of Public and Behavioral Health shall administer both Funds. Claims against either Fund, approved by the Chief Medical Officer, must be paid as other claims against the State are paid.
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