SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 8403
State of Washington 52nd Legislature 1991 Regular Session
By Senators Williams and Sutherland.
Read first time January 31, 1991. Referred to Committee on Energy & Utilities.
WHEREAS, Washington is a party to the Northwest interstate compact on low-level radioactive waste management; and
WHEREAS, Ten years have passed since the compact was enacted into law; and
WHEREAS, Circumstances, including economics, environmental, political, and sociological factors, that were the foundation for the original compact have naturally evolved and changed since the compact was formulated and agreed to; and
WHEREAS, The compact at its inception was thoughtful in its addressing of the problems associated with disposal of low-level waste throughout the region; and
WHEREAS, Given the various changes over the years, it behooves Washington as a host state to evaluate, with cooperation of the other member states, the Northwest interstate compact on low-level radioactive waste management;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, By the Senate of the state of Washington, the House of Representatives concurring, That a joint select committee on the Northwest interstate compact on low-level radioactive waste management be established to review the compact and make recommendations on changes; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the committee consist of eight members, four members from the senate, selected by the President of the Senate, and four members from the House of Representatives, selected by the Speaker of the House of Representatives; and