Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Illinois Nuclear Safety Preparedness Act. Increases
certain operating fees. Imposes fees upon a nuclear power reactor
that notifies the Nuclear Regulatory Commission that the nuclear power
reactor has permanently ceased operations during State fiscal year
1998 or 1999. Increases certain fees for the transportation of spent
nuclear fuel or high-level radioactive waste. Assesses the same fees
upon the transportation of transuranic waste. Provides that those
fees shall be paid by the shipper rather than the owners of the
facilities. Provides that moneys in the Nuclear Safety Emergency
Preparedness Fund may be used to support activities of the Illinois
State Police and the Illinois Commerce Commission to develop and
implement a plan for inspecting and escorting all shipments of spent
nuclear fuel, high-level radioactive waste, and transuranic waste.
Amends the Illinois Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management Act.
Provides that the owner of any nuclear power reactor that has an
operating license for any portion of State fiscal year 1998 shall
continue to pay an annual fee for the treatment, storage, and disposal
of low-level radioactive waste through State fiscal year 2003.
FISCAL NOTE (Dept. of Nuclear Safety)
The bill increases the fees per nuclear power reactor paid
annually to the Dept. of Nuclear Safety. The annual fee would
increase by $249,455 per reactor in FY2001, by $231,636 in
FY2002 and by $212,727 in FY2003 and subsequent years. With the
announced closing of the Zion Nuclear Power Station's two
reactors, net revenues will decline by $150,000 in FY2001,
$450,000 in FY2002 and $750,000 in FY2003 and subsequent years,
even with this rate increase.
The bill also increases the fees assessed to shippers of spent
nuclear fuel, high-level radioactive waste or transuranic waste
through or within the State. The fee for each truck shipment
will increase to $2,500. The current fee is $1,000. The fee for
the first cask on a train shipment will be $4,500, with addi-
tional casks assessed at $3,000. The current fee is $2,000 per
cask. Fewer than ten shipments were made during each of the
past two fiscal years.
No fees are increased or costs are added for the Low-Level Ra-
dioactive Waste Mangement Act. Any nuclear power reactor having
an operating license during any portion of State fiscal year
1998 must continue to pay annual fees due for all State fiscal
years through 2003.
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 90-0601
Last action date: 98-06-26
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 0 SENATE - 0
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