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                                 SENATE BILL 5462



State of Washington              52nd Legislature             1991 Regular Session


By Senators Williams, Thorsness, Sutherland and A. Smith.


Read first time January 31, 1991.  Referred to Committee on Energy & Utilities.Prohibiting out-of-region low-level waste at Washington's facility until the compact is modified to meet certain conditions.

     AN ACT Relating to modification of the Northwest interstate compact on low-level radioactive waste management; and amending RCW 43.145.020.




     Sec. 1.  RCW 43.145.020 and 1990 c 21 s 5 are each amended to read as follows:

     The person designated as the Washington representative to the committee as specified in Article V shall adhere to all provisions of the low-level radioactive waste compact.  In considering special conditions or arrangements for access to the state's facilities from wastes generated outside of the region, the committee member shall ensure at a minimum, that the provisions of Article IV, Section 3 are complied with.  After 1992 the Washington representative may approve access to the state's facility only for the states currently members of the Rocky Mountain compact or states which generate less than one thousand cubic feet of waste annually and are contiguous with a state which is a member of the Northwest compact.  The committee member may not vote affirmatively to accept out-of-region low-level waste at the state's facility unless the compact is modified to prevent in-state generators of low-level waste from using low-level waste facilities outside of the region.