PUBLIC LAW 102-486—OCT. 24, 1992 106 STAT. 2937 before the transition date shall be considered a judgment against and shall be payable solely by the Department. " (c) REPRESENTATION.— With regard to any claim seeking to impose liability under subsection (a) or (b), the United States shall be represented by the Department of Justice. •Xd) JUDGMENTS BASED ON OPERATIONS AFTER TRANSITION.— Any judgment entered against the Corporation arising from operations of the Corporation on or after the transition date snail be payable solely by the Corporation from its own funds. The Corporation shall not be considered a Federal agency for purposes of chapter 171 of title 28, United States Code. <«EC. 1407. TRANSFER OF URANIUM INVENTORIES. 42 USC 2297c-6. "The Secretary shall transfer to the Corporation without charge all raw and low-enriched uranium inventories of the Department necessary for the fulfillment of contracts transferred under section 1401(b). 'SEC. 1408. PURCHASE OF HIGHLY ENRICHED URANIUM FROM 42 USC 2297c-7. FORMER SOVIET UNION. " (a) IN GENERAL.— The Corporation is authorized to negotiate the purchase of all highly enriched uranium made available by any State of the former Soviet Union under a government-to-government agreement or shall assume the obligations of the Department under any contractual agreement that has been reached with any such State or any private entity before the transition date. The Corporation may only purchase this material so long as the quaUty of the material can be made suitable for use in commercial reactors. "(b) ASSESSMENT OF POTENTIAL USE. —The Corporation shall prepare an assessment of the potential use of highly enriched uranium in the business operations of the Corporation. "(c) PLAN FOR BLENDING AND CONVERSION. — In the event that the agreement under subsection (a) provides for the Corporation to provide for the blending and conversion the assessment shall include a plan for such blending and conversion. The plan shall determine the least-cost approach to providing blending and conversion services, compatible with environmental, safety, security, and nonproliferation requirements. The plan shall include a competitive process that the (Jorporation shall use for selecting a provider of such services, including the public solicitation of proposals from the private sector to allow a determination of the least-cost approach. "(d) MINIMIZATION OF IMPACT ON DOMESTIC INDUSTRIES. — The Corporation shall seek to minimize the impact on domestic industries (including uranium mining) of the sale of low-enriched uranium derived from highly enriched uranium. "CHAPTER 25—PRIVATIZATION OF THE CORPORATION 'SEC. 1501. STRATEGIC PLAN FOR PRIVATIZATION. "(a) IN GENERAL. — Within 2 years after the transition date, the Corporation shall prepare a strategic plan for transferring ownership of the Corporation to private investors. The Corporation shall revise the plan as needed. "(b) CONSIDERATION OF ALTERNATIVE MEANS OF TRANSFERRING OWNERSHIP.— The plan shall include consideration of alternative means for transferring ownership of the Corporation to private investors, including public stock offering, private placement, or 42 USC 2297d.
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