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PUBLIC LAW 95-000—MMMM. DD, 1978

PUBLIC LAW 95-601—NOV. 6, 1978 "(2) The court, in issuing any final order under this subsection, may award costs of litigation (including reasonable attorney and expert witness fees) to any party whenever the court determines such award is appropriate. "(f) Any nondiscretionary duty imposed by this section shall be enforceable in a mandamus proceeding brought under section 1361 of title 28 of the United States Code. "(g) Subsection (a) shall not apply with respect to any employee who, acting without direction from his or her employer (or the employer's agent), deliberately causes a violation of any requirement of this Act or of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended.. SEC. 11. The Commission shall report to the Congress on January 1, 1979, and annually thereafter on the use of contractors, consultants, and the National Laboratories by the Commission. Such report shall include, for each contract issued, in progress or completed during fiscal year 1978, information on the bidding procedure, nature of the work, amount and duration of the contract, progress of work, relation to previous contracts, and the relation between the amount of the contract and the amount actually spent. SEC. 12. (a) The Commission, in cooperation with the Department of Energy, is authorized and directed to conduct a study of extending the Commission's licensing or regulatory authority to include categories of existing and future Federal radioactive waste storage and disposal activities not presently subject to such authority. (b) Each Federal agency, subject to the provisions of existing law, shall cooperate with the Commission in the conduct of the study. Such cooperation shall include providing access to existing facilities and sites and providing any information needed to conduct the study which the agency may have or be reasonably able to acquire. (c) On or before March 1, 1979, the Commission shall submit a report to the Congress containing the results of the study. The report shall include a complete listing and inventory of all radioactive waste storage and disposal activities now being conducted or planned by Federal agencies. SEC. 13. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, no authority to make payments under this Act shall be effective except to such extent or in such amounts as are provided in advance in appropriation Acts. SEC. 14. (a) Any person, agency, or other entity proposing to develop a storage or disposal facility, including a test disposal lacility, for high-level radioactive wastes, non-high-level radioactive wastes including transuranium contaminated wastes, or irradiated nuclear reactor fuel, shall notify the Commission as early as possible after the commencement of planning for a particular proposed facility. The Commission shall in turn notify the Governor and the State legislature of the State of proposed situs whenever the Commission has knowledge of such proposal. (b) The Commission is authorized and directed to prepare a report on means for improving the opportunities for State participation in the process for siting, licensing, and developing nuclear waste storage

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92 STAT. 2953 Litigative costs.

42 USC 2011 note. Report to Congress. 42 USC 2205a.

Authority extension, study. 42 USC 5842 note. eooperation.

Report to Congress.

Waste storage or disposal facility planning, notification. 42 USC 2021a.

State participation, report.