Nuclear Energy Innovation and Modernization Act

U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), has joined with Sens. Tom Carper (D-DE), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Deb Fischer (R-NE), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), and Bob Casey (D-PA) in introducing S. 512, the Nuclear Energy Innovation and Modernization Act (NEIMA).

To view full text of the legislation, click here.

Letters of support:

GNBC Associates

Third Way

ClearPath Action

United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry

Idaho State University

Boise State University

Hybrid Power Technologies LLC

Transatomic Power Corporation 

Nuclear Engineering Department Heads Organization

Tri Alpha Energy

Nuclear Energy Institute

US Nuclear Infrastructure Council

General Atomics

Uranium One Americas, Inc.

Uranium Energy Corp.

Energy Fuels

Uranium Producers of America

Cameco Resources

Ur-Energy

AUC LLC

Texas Mining & Reclamation Association

Strata Energy, Inc.

Wyoming Mining Association

Powertech (USA) Inc.

Core Solutions Consulting

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Engineering Physics Department

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy

X-Energy, LLC

Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES)

American Nuclear Society

National Mining Association

New Mexico Mining Association

Magneto-Inertial Fusion Technologies, Inc. 

Laramide Resources, Inc. 

In 2016, U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), chairman of the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, joined Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), and Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) in introducing S. 2795, Nuclear Energy Innovation and Modernization Act, a bill to modernize the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) by establishing new transparency and accountability measures to the NRC’s budget and fee programs as well as to develop the regulatory framework necessary to enable the licensing of advanced nuclear reactors.

Full Text of S. 2795
S. 2795 Section by Section

Letters of Support: 

Hybrid Power Technologies LLC

Third Way

United States Nuclear Infrastructure Council

Nuclear Energy Institute

ClearPath Action

Center for Climate and Energy Solutions

Gen4 Energy

Terrestrial Energy USA

Rachel Pritzker

Transatomic Power Corporation

Next Generation Nuclear Plant Industry Alliance

Elysium Industries

Entergy Wholesale Commodities

X Energy, LLC

Harvard Business School 

American Nuclear Society

Tri Alpha Power

URENCO USA

Boise State University

Clean Air Task Force

Ray A. Rothrock

MIT Program in Atmospheres, Oceans and Climate

MIT Nuclear Science and Engineering 

UC Berkeley's Nuclear Engineering Dept 

NuScale Power

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy

Exelon

University of Michigan Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences 

University of Idaho

Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc.

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Hearings

September 2021

Date Title
9/15/21 Hearing on the Nominations of Amanda Howe to be Assistant Administrator for Mission Support of the Environmental Protection Agency, David Uhlmann to be Assistant Administrator for Enforcement and Compliance Assurance of the Environmental Protection Agency, and Carlton Waterhouse to be Assistant Administrator of Land and Emergency Management of the Environmental Protection Agency. Files

July 2021

Date Title
7/29/21 Hearing on the Nominations of Stephen A. Owens, Jennifer Beth Sass, and Sylvia E. Johnson to be members of the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigations Board Files
7/28/21 Examining the Benefits of Investing in USACE Water Infrastructure Projects Files
7/22/21 Examining Current Issues Adversely Affecting Environmental Justice Populations Files
7/21/21 Addressing Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities Facing Our Nation’s Physical Infrastructure Files
7/14/21 Hearing on the Nomination of Michael Connor to be Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works at the Department of Defense Files

June 2021

Date Title
6/24/21 The Role of Natural and Nature-Based Features in Water Resources Projects Files
6/16/21 Hearing on the Nominations of Jeffrey Prieto to be General Counsel of the Environmental Protection Agency, Jane Nishida to be Assistant Administrator for International and Tribal Affairs of the Environmental Protection Agency, and Alejandra Castillo to be Assistant Secretary for Economic Development of the Department of Commerce Files
6/9/21 PFAS: the View from Affected Citizens and States Files

May 2021

Date Title
5/26/21 Surface Transportation Markup & Committee Business Meeting Files

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