CERTIFICATION OF ENROLLMENT
HOUSE JOINT MEMORIAL 4016
1991 Regular Session
Passed by the House March 14, 1991
Yeas 91 Nays 0
Speaker of the
House of Representatives
Passed by the Senate April 18, 1991
Yeas 45 Nays 0
President of the Senate
I, Alan Thompson, Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives of the State of Washington, do hereby certify that the attached is HOUSE JOINT MEMORIAL 4016 as passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate on the dates hereon set forth.
Secretary of State
State of Washington
HOUSE JOINT MEMORIAL 4016
Passed Legislature - 1991 Regular Session
State of Washington 52nd Legislature 1991 Regular Session
By Representatives Ludwig, May, Bray, Moyer, Rayburn, Grant, Lisk, Neher, Edmondson, Orr, Jacobsen, Nealey, Paris, Chandler, Betrozoff and Miller.
Read first time February 19, 1991. Referred to Committee on Energy & Utilities.
TO THE HONORABLE GEORGE BUSH, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, AND TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE AND THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, AND TO THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE UNITED STATES, IN CONGRESS ASSEMBLED, AND TO THE SECRETARY OF ENERGY, AND TO THE DIRECTOR OF THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION:
We, your Memorialists, the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Washington, in legislative session assembled, respectfully represent and petition as follows:
WHEREAS, The recently concluded forty-five year defense production mission at Hanford generated a magnificent reservoir of human scientific and technical talent that is a tremendous national and regional asset; and
WHEREAS, The availability of the reservoir of talent, the pressing national need both to environmentally restore the Hanford Reservation and develop new hazardous and radioactive waste management technology for national and international use, and the regional need for economic activity to replace that from the production mission, all come together to impel new scientific and technical activity on the Hanford Reservation; and
WHEREAS, The superconducting magnetic energy storage system represents a valuable new electricity storage and distribution technology of vital importance to the nation and the Northwest region, and the Hanford Reservation has both the human talent and an ideal site for construction and operation of the engineering test model; and
WHEREAS, The fast flux test facility is a unique and immensely valuable national and international research facility that, among other things, is the only facility capable of producing certain radionuclides of interest nationally and internationally; and
WHEREAS, The Hanford Reservation is ideally suited to become one of the two planned sites for the National Science Foundation's laser interferometer gravitational-wave observatories but is not yet so designated;
NOW, THEREFORE, Your Memorialists respectfully pray that the Congress of the United States, the President of the United States, the Secretary of Energy, and the Director of the National Science Foundation acknowledge the capability and therefore make the Hanford Reservation the premier national scientific and technical research and development center for management of hazardous and radioactive waste, construct the engineering test model of the superconducting magnetic energy storage system, maintain the fast flux test facility in operation, and locate the laser interferometer gravitational-wave observatory at Hanford.
BE IT RESOLVED, That copies of this Memorial be immediately transmitted to the Honorable George Bush, President of the United States, the Secretary of Energy, the Director of the National Science Foundation, the President of the United States Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and each member of Congress from the State of Washington.