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PUBLIC LAW 99-000—MMMM. DD, 1985

99 STAT. 1892


PUBLIC LAW 99-240—JAN. 15, 1986

"4) for any person to dispose of waste at a facility other than a regional facility, "c) Each party state acknowledges that the receipt by a host state of waste packaged or transported in violation of applicable laws, rules or regulations may result in the imposition of sanctions by the host state which may include suspension or revocation of the violator's right of access to the facility in the host state. "d) Each party state has the right to seek legal recourse against any party state which acts in violation of this compact. "ARTICLE X. SEVERABILITY AND CONSTRUCTION

Provisions held invalid.

"The provisions of this compact shall be severable and if any phrase, clause, sentence or provision of this compact is declared by a court of competent jurisdiction to be contrary to the Constitution of any participating state or the United States, or if the applicability thereof to any government, agency, person or circumstance is held invalid, the validity of the remainder of this compact and the applicability thereof to any government, agency, person or circumstance shall not be affected thereby. If any provision of this compact shall be held contrary to the Constitution of any state participating therein, the compact shall remain in full force and effect as to the state affected as to all severable matters.".

42 USC 2021d note.


Iowa. Indiana. Michigan. Minnesota. Missouri. Ohio. Wisconsin.

The consent of Congress is hereby given to the States of Iowa, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin to enter into the Midwest Interstate Compact on Low-level Radioactive Waste Management. Such compact is as follows:

Research and development.



"ARTICLE I. POLICY AND PURPOSE "There is created the Midwest Interstate Low-level Radioactive Waste Compact. "The states party to this compact recognize that the Congress of the United States, by enacting the Low-Level Radioactive Waste Policy Act (42 U.S.C. 2021b to 2021d), has provided for and encouraged the development of low-level radioactive waste compacts as a tool for managing such waste. The party states acknowledge that the Congress has declared that each state is responsible for providing for the availability of capacity either within or outside the state for the disposal of low-level radioactive waste generated within its borders, except for wsiste generated as a result of certain defense activities of the federal government or federal research and development activities. The party states also recognize that the management of low-level radioactive waste is handled most efficiently on a regional basis; and, that the safe and efficient management of lowlevel radioactive waste generated within the region requires that sufficient capacity to manage such waste be properly provided. "a. It is the policy of the party states to enter into a regional lowlevel radioactive waste management compact for the purpose of: " 1. Providing the instrument and framework for a cooperative effort; "2. Providing sufficient facilities for the proper management of low-level radioactive waste generated in the region;