SEC. 57-49-25. Application for permit to conduct site characterization studies.
An application for a permit to conduct site characterization studies which shall be filed pursuant to this chapter shall contain the following information and materials:
(a) A description of the proposed activities, including maps, present and proposed development, and geological, seismic, ecological, hydrological, biological, aesthetic, social, demographic and related data as appropriate;
(b) A statement of the ownership and other financial interests in the facility;
(c) An estimate of the costs of the proposed activities, if any, and the source of the funds therefor;
(d) A statement of the need for the proposed activities, including the sources, type, and composition of the nuclear waste proposed to be received for storage at the facility;
(e) A plan for decontamination and decommissioning of the facility and the possibility of restoration of the site to unrestricted use, including the costs thereof and the source of the funds therefor;
(f) An assessment of the environmental impacts of the proposed action, including the preparation of a formal environment assessment, such assessment to include at a minimum:
(1) An evaluation by the secretary of the United States Department of Energy of the suitability of such site for site characterization pursuant to guidelines promulgated pursuant to section 112(a) of P.L. 97-425;
(2) An evaluation of the short-term and long-term environmental effects and proposed mitigation measures proposed to minimize those effects;
(3) An evaluation of any adverse environmental effects which could not be avoided during the site characterization activities;
(4) An evaluation by the secretary as to whether such candidate site is suitable for development as a repository under each such guideline that does not require site characterization as a prerequisite for application of such guideline;
(5) An evaluation by the secretary of the effects of the site characterization activities at such candidate site on the public health and safety and the environment;
(6) A reasonable comparative evaluation by the secretary of such candidate site with other sites and locations that have been considered;
(7) A description of the decision process by which such candidate site was recommended; and
(8) An assessment of the regional and local impacts of locating the proposed repository at such candidate site.
(g) An assessment of the safety and adequacy of in-state transportation access to the site for construction and maintenance purposes;
(h) A disposal plan and assured funding mechanism for the nuclear waste proposed to be stored at the facility, including the costs of such disposal and the source of the funds therefor; and
(i) A complete survey by the applicant of its expertise and experience in all other fields of study in relation to high-level radioactive waste disposal, to include the general conclusions and technical results and findings of those activities.
SOURCES: Laws, 1982, ch. 474, Sec. 13; 1983, ch. 505, Sec. 2, eff from and after passage (approved April 12, 1983).