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Public Law 86-43 86th Congress, s. 1197

June 11, 1959

AN ACT

73 Stat. 73. To amend the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 251 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, is amended by deleting. 68 Stat. 960. the words “and July” in the first sentence thereof.

42 USC 2016. Approved June 11, 1959.

Public Law 86-44
86th Congress, s. 1228

June 11, 1959
AN ACT

73 Stat. 73. To amend Public Law 83–390 to increase the authorization for appropriations

to the Atomic Energy Commission in accordance with section 261 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1934, as amended, and for other purposes.

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Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 101 (c) of Public Law 85–590 is amended by striking therefrom the figure 72 Stat. 490. 5$2,250,000" for project 59-c-5, phermex installation, Los Alamos, New Mexico, and by inserting in lieu thereof the figure "$3,550,000”.

Approved June 11, 1959.

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86th Congress, S. 2094

June 23, 1959

AN ACT

73 Stat. 81. To authorize appropriations for the Atomic Energy Commission in accordance

with section 261 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SEC. 101. PLANT OR FACILITY ACQUISITION OR CONSTRUCTION.- AEC AppropriThere is hereby authorized to be appropriated to the Atomic Energy ation. Commission in accordance with the provisions of section 261a. (1) of Aoquisition, the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, the sum of $165,400,000 eto., of propfor acquisition or condemnation of any real property or any facility arty:

71 Stat. 274. or for plant or facility acquisition, construction, or expansion, as

42 USC 2017. follows:

(a) SPECIAL NUCLEAR MATERIALS.

Project 60-a-1, modifications to production and supporting installations, $10,000,000.

Project 60-8-2, prototype installations, gaseous diffusion plants, $1,000,000.

Project 60–a–3, central computing building, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, $1,650,000.

Project 60-a-4, reactor air filters, Savannah River, South Carolina, $5,000,000.

Project 60-a-5, additional raw water line, Paducah, Kentucky, $810,000.

Project 60-a-6, water plant expansion, 100 K area, Hanford, Washington, $5,000,000.

Project 60-5-7, modifications to reactor disassembly basins, Savannah River, South Carolina, $1,600,000.

(b) SPECIAL NUCLEAR MATERIALS.–
Project 60-6-1, cylinder storage area, Paducah, Kentucky, $500,000.

Project 60–6–2, increased cooling water capacity, Savannah River,
South Carolina, $5,000,000.

(c) ATOMIC WEAPONS.—

Project 60-c-1, weapons production, development and test installations, $10,000,000

Project 60-c-2, special processing plant, phase II, Mound Laboratory, Ohio, $3,800,000.

Project 60-c-3, test and environmental installations, Sandia Base,
New Mexico, $1,000,000.

(d) ATOMIC WEAPONS.-
Project 60-d-1, storage site modifications, $1,500,000.

Project 60-d-2, materials storage vault, Los Alamos, New Mexico, $133,000.

(e) REACTOR DEVELOPMENT.

Project 60 e 1, modifications to experimental breeder reactor Numbered i (EBR-1), National Reactor Testing Station, Idaho, $1,000,000.

Project 60-e-2, portable gas-cooled reactor prototype, National Reactor Testing Station, Idaho, $2,500,000.

Project 60 6-3, alterations, modifications and additions to MTRETR utility, technical and support installations, National Reactor Testing Station, Idaho, $2,000,000.

Project 60 e 4, hot cells, $2,500,000.

Project 600-5, chemical processing plant area utility modifications and improvements, National Reactor Testing Station, Idaho, $750,000.

Project 60 6, reactor support installations, Nevada Test Site, $500,000.

73 Stat. 82.

Project 60 e 7, nuclear test plant, Army Reactor Experimental Area (AREA), National Reactor Testing Station, Idaho, $5,000,000.

Project 60 68, modifications and additions for test installation for project Pluto, $2,000,000.

Project 60-6-9, research and development test plant additions and modifications for project Rover, $4,800,000.

Project 60-6-10, general support installations and utilities expansion, Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, Illinois, $4,300,000.

Project 60 e-11, natural circulation test plant, National Reactor Testing Station, Idaho, $18,500,000.

Project 60 6-12, alterations to Shippingport reactor facilities, $5,000,000.

Project 60---13, experimental organic cooled reactor, $6,000,000.

Project 60 0-14, experimental low-temperature process heat reactor, $4,000,000.

Project 60-15, power reactor of advanced design capable of utilizing nuclear superheat, to be undertaken either as a cooperative

project or conducted solely by the Atomic Energy Commission, $11,000,000.

(f) REACTOR DEVELOPMENT.

Project 60-f-1, miscellaneous modifications and additions, Argonne National Laboratory, Illinois, $1,000,000.

(g) PHYSICAL RESEARCH.
Project 60-8-1, project Sherwood Plant, $1,000,000.

Project 60-g-2, accelerator and reactor modifications, Brookhaven
National Laboratory, New York, $1,950,000.
Project

60-g-3, transuranium laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee, $1,200,000.

Project 60-8-4, physics building, Lawrence Radiation Laboratory, California, $2,000,000.

Project 60-g-5, 10 Mev tandem Van de Graaff accelerator, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, $2,400,000.

(ħ) BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE.

Project 60-h-1, installations for support of biomedical research projects in atomic energy, $3,000,000.

(i) ISOTOPES DEVELOPMENT.— Project 60-i-1, high-level radiation development laboratory, $1,600,000.

Project 60-i-2, radioisotope process development laboratory, $1,500,000.

(i) ISOTOPES DEVELOPMENT.

Project 60-j-1, radioisotope production area expansion and modifications, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee, $300,000.

(k) COMMUNITY.Project 60-k-1, high school additions, Los Alamos, New Mexico, $485,000.

Project 60-k-2, real estate development, Los Alamos, New Mexico, $240,000.

Project 60-k-3, housing alterations, Los Alamos, New Mexico, $1,000,000.

(1) GENERAL PLANT PROJECTS. $30,882,000.

Sec. 102. LIMITATIONS.—(a) The Commission is authorized to start any project set forth in subsections 101 (a), (c), (e), (g), (h), and (i) only if the currently estimated cost of that project does not exceed by more than 25 per centum the estimated cost set forth for that project.

(b) The Commission is authorized to start any project set forth in subsections 101 (b), (d), (f), (i), and (k) only if the currently estimated cost of that project does not exceed by more than 10 per centum the estimated cost set forth for that project.

73 Stat. 83. (c) The Commission is authorized to start a project under subsection 101(1) only if it is in accordance with the following:

1. For community operations, the maximum currently estimated cost of any project shall be $100,000 and the maximum currently estimated cost of any building included in such project shall be $10,000.

2. For all other programs, the maximum currently estimated cost of any project shall be $500,000 and the maximum currently estimated cost of any building included in such a project shall be $100,000.

3. The total cost of all projects undertaken under subsection 101 (1) shall not exceed the estimated cost set forth in that subsection by more than 10 per centum.

Sec. 103. ADVANCE PLANNING AND DESIGN.—There are hereby authorized to be appropriated funds for advance planning, construction design, and architectural services, in connection with projects which are not otherwise authorized by law, and the Atomic Energy Commission is authorized to use funds currently or otherwise available to it for such purposes.

Sec. 104. RESTORATION OR REPLACEMENT.—There are hereby authorized to be appropriated funds necessary to restore or to replace plants or facilities destroyed or otherwise seriously damaged, and the Atomic Energy Commission is authorized to use funds currently or otherwise available to it for such purposes.

SEC. 105. CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FUNDS.-In addition to the sums authorized to be appropriated to the Atomic Energy Commission by section 101 of this Act, there are hereby authorized to be appropriated to the Atomic Energy Commission to accomplish the purposes of this Act such sums of money as may be currently available to the Atomic Energy Commission.

Sec. 106. SUBSTITUTIONS.—Funds authorized to be appropriated or otherwise made available by this Act may be used to start any other new project for which an estimate was not included in this Act if it be a substitute for a project or portion of a project authorized in subsections 101(a), 101(b), 101(c), and 101 (d) and the estimated cost thereof is within the limit of cost of the project for which substitution is to be made, and the Commission certifies that,

(a) the project is essential to the common defense and security; and

(b) the new project is required by changes in weapon characteristics or weapon logistic operations; and

(c) it is unable to enter into a contract with any person, including a licensee, on terms satisfactory to the Commission to furnish from a privately owned plant or facility the product or services to be provided in the new

project. Sec. 107. AMENDMENT OF PRIOR-YEAR PROJECTS.-Section 101 of Public Law 85–590 is amended as follows:

(a) By striking therefrom “Project 59-d-10, gas-cooled power reactor, $51,000,000” and substituting, therefor "Project 59-d-10, flexible experimental prototype gas-cooled reactor, $30,000,000”.

(b) By striking there from "Project 59-e-11, high flux research 72 Stat. 492. reactor, Brookhaven National Laboratory, design, engineering and advance procurement, $1,000,000” and substituting therefor “Project 59 -11, high flux research reactor, Brookhaven National Laboratory, $10,000,000".

(c) By striking therefrom “Project 59 d–12, design and engineering 72 Stat. 491. study of heavy water moderated power reactor, $2,500,000" and sub stituting therefor “Project 59-d-12, design and development, heavy water moderated power reactor, $4,500,000".

72 Stat. 491. 71 Stat. 405.

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70 Stat. 128.

42 USC 2017.

72 Stat. 1084.

72 Stat. 493.

73 Stat. 84. Seo. 108. PROJECT RESCISSIONS.—(a) Public Law 85–162 is amended by rescinding therefrom authorization for a project, except for funds heretofore obligated, as follows:

Project 58-6-12, líquid metal fuel reactor experiment (LMFRE), $17,500,000

(b) Public Law 506, Eighty-fourth Congress, as amended, is further amended by rescinding therefrom authorization for a project, except for funds heretofore obligated, as follows:

Project 57-d-3, forty-eight-inch heavy particle cyclotron, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, $459,000.

Sec. 109. COOPERATION WITH ÉUROPEAN ATOMIC ENERGY COMMUNITY.

There is hereby authorized to be appropriated to the Atomic Energy Commission, in accordance with the provisions of section 261 a. (2) of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, the sum of $7,000,000, in addition to the sum of $3,000,000 previously authorized under section 3 of Public Law 85-846, which shall be available for carrying out the purposes of section 3 of Public Law 85–846, providing for cooperation with the European Atomic Energy Community.

Sec. 110. COOPERATIVE POWER REACTOR DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM.

(a) Section 111 of Public Law 85–162, as amended, is further amended by striking out the figures “$155,113,000” and “$175,113,000.” in subsection (a), and inserting in lieu thereof the figures "$135,113,000” and “$156,113,000”, and by striking out the figure «$2,750,000% in clause (2) of subsection (a) and inserting in lieu thereof the figure "$3,600,000"; by striking out the date “June 30, 1959” in clause (3) of subsection (a) and inserting in lieu thereof the date “June 30, 1960”.

(b) There is hereby authorized to be appropriated to the Atomic Energy Commission, under the terms and conditions of section 111 of Public Law 85–162, as amended, the sum of $55,500,000 for use in a program not to exceed $65,500,000, to be available for the Commission's cooperative power reactor demonstration program. Without regard to the provisions of clause (3) of subsection () of section 111 of Public Law 85–162, no funds or waiver of use charges authorized by this subsection shall be available on projects already approved under the power demonstration reactor program or on other nuclear power projects already under construction. In connection with such program, the Commission is authorized to waive its charges for the use of special nuclear materials and heavy water for research and development and for a period of not more than five years after initial criticality of the reactor.

(c) Funds appropriated to the Commission pursuant to the authorization contained in subsection (b) of this section shall be available to the Commission for the purpose of supplementing its Third Round power reactor demonstration program to include financial assistance to public and private organizations for research and development in connection with the design, construction, and operation of power roactor prototypes based on established reactor technology. The Commission shall consider, but not be limited to, the following types:

(1) One such plant may be a boiling water prototype reactor in the size range from 50,000 KWE to 100,000 KWE, and

(2) One such plant may be a prototype reactor in the intermediate size range.

Under this subsection, and without regard to subsection (1) of section 111 of Public Law 88–162, the Commission is authorized to use

71 Stat. 409.

72 Stat. 493.

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