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FOREWORD TO VOLUME II

The materials contained in this volume have been compiled for use by

the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy in its consideration of the regulatory program of the Atomic Energy Commission.

CONTENTS

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1. Extracts from the Atomic Energy Act of 1954.

2. Extracts from committee reports on 1957 amendments to the Atomic

Energy Act.

3. Extracts from Atomic Energy Commission regulations.

A. Part 2–Rules of Practice..

B. Part 9 Public Records

C. Part 30—Licensing of Byproduct Materials.

D. Part 40—Control of Source Materials -

E. Part 50— Licensing of Production and Utilization Facilities.-

F. Part 70—Special Nuclear Materials -

G. Part 115 Procedures for Review of Certain Nuclear Reactors

Exempted From Licensing Requirements.

4. Extracts from the Administrative Procedure Act..

5. AEC regulatory study--

A. “The Regulatory Program of the AEC”.

B. “Report on the Regulatory Program of the AEC”.

6. Extracts from “The Atomic Energy Commission and Regulating Nu-

clear Facilities," by William H. Berman and Lee M. Hydeman, co-

directors of the Atomic Energy Research Project of the University of

Michigan Law School...

7. “The AEC Regulatory Process, memorandum submitted to the

JCAE by William F. Kennedy, Esq., and Fritz H. Heimann, Esq.,

counsel for the General Electric Co., December 1, 1960--

8. Excerpts from Bureau of Budget management studies of other Federal

regulatory agencies.--

A. Organization and procedures survey of the Interstate Com-

merce Commission...

B. Increasing the effectiveness of the Civil Aeronautics Board.

9. Correspondence between the AEC and the executive director of the

JCAE.

A. Correspondence relating to the regulatory workload of the

Commissioners.

B. Letters from the executive director of the JCAE submitting

questions concerning the AEC regulatory process and AEČ

responses thereto...

10. Letter dated December 13, 1960, from Chairman, ACRS, to Chair-

man, AEC, suggesting certain changes in AEC regulatory organiza-

tion and procedures --

11. Excerpt from Joint Committee summary-analysis of hearings on

"Radiation Protection Criteria and Standards: Their Basis and

Use"

12. Chart showing terms of AEC Commissioners with attachment describ-

ing the professional background of each Commissioner.

13. Selected bibliography on the AEC regulatory process.-

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IMPROVING THE AEC REGULATORY PROCESS

APPENDIX 1

EXTRACTS FROM THE ATOMIC ENERGY ACT OF 1954

[The index to the act is reprinted in its entirety. Sections which have been

reprinted in whole or in part are indicated in the index by an asterisk]

"ATOMIC ENERGY ACT OF 1954

42 U.S.C. sec.

“CHAPTER 1. DECLARATION, FINDINGS, AND PURPOSE "Sec. 1. Declaration.* "Sec. 2. Findings. * “Sec. 3. Purpose.*

“CHAPTER 2. DEFINITIONS

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2012
2013

“Sec. 11. Definitions. *

2014

"CHAPTER 3. ORGANIZATION "Sec. 21. Atomic Energy Commission.*

2031 "Sec. 22. Members.

2032 "Sec. 23. Office.

2033 "Sec. 24. General Manager, Deputy and Assistant General Managers.*

2034 “Sec. 25. Divisions, Offices, and Positions.*

2035 "Sec. 26. General Advisory Committee.

2036 "Sec. 27. Military Liaison Committee.

2037 "Sec. 28. Appointment of Army, Navy, or Air Force Officers. 2038 "Sec. 29. Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards.*

2039

“CHAPTER 4. RESEARCH “Sec. 31. Research Assistance.* “Sec. 32. Research by the Commission.* “Sec. 33. Research for Others. *

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"CHAPTER 5. PRODUCTION OF SPECIAL NUCLEAR MATERIAL "Sec. 41. Ownership and Operation of Production Facilities.* "Sec. 42. Irradiation of Materials. "Sec. 43. Acquisition of Production Facilities. “Sec. 44. Disposition of Energy.

2061 2062 2063 2064

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"CHAPTER 6. SPECIAL NUCLEAR MATERIAL "Sec. 51. Special Nuclear Material.* "Sec. 52. Government Ownership of All Special Nuclear

Material.* "Sec. 53. Domestic Distribution of Special Nuclear Material.* “Sec. 54. Foreign Distribution of Special Nuclear Material. "Sec. 55. Acquisition. “Sec. 56. Fair Price. "Sec. 57. Prohibition. "Sec. 58. Review.

2072 2073 2074 2075 2076 2077 2078

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