(1) The governor, on behalf of the state, may enter into agreements with the United States nuclear regulatory commission as authorized by section 274(b) of the "Atomic Energy Act of 1954," 68 Stat. 919, 42 U.S.C.A. 2011, as amended, for the discontinuation of specified licensing and related regulatory authority of the commission with respect to byproduct material, source material, the commercial disposal of low-level radioactive waste, and special nuclear material in quantities not sufficient to form a critical mass and the assumption of that authority by the state.
(2) The governor shall appoint a state liaison officer to the United States nuclear regulatory commission, who shall serve at the pleasure of the governor.
(B) The general assembly hereby designates the department of health as the agency authorized to pursue agreement state status, on behalf of the governor, for the assumption by the state of specified licensing and related regulatory authority from the commission pursuant to division (A) of this section. The department shall enter into negotiations with the commission for that purpose.
(C) Any person who, on the effective date of an agreement entered into by the state and the commission pursuant to divisions (A) and (B) of this section, holds a license issued by the commission for radioactive materials that are subject to the agreement is deemed to hold a license issued under this chapter and rules adopted under it. That license shall expire ninety days after the holder receives a notice of expiration from the department or on the date of expiration specified in the license issued by the commission, whichever is later, provided that no such license shall expire during the ninety days immediately following the effective date of the agreement.
Effective Date: 09-08-1995