ANS Supports Passage of NEIMA
S. 512 - Nuclear Energy Innovation and Modernization Act
"The passage of NEIMA is a big win for the nation and the men and women of the U.S. nuclear community. By reforming outdated laws, NRC will now be able to invest more freely in advanced nuclear R&D and licensing activities. This in turn will accelerate deployment of cutting-edge American nuclear systems and better prepare the next generation of nuclear engineers and technologists."
Vice President / President-Elect, American Nuclear Society
Passage of this bill directs the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to modify the licensing process for commercial advanced nuclear reactor facilities. Additionally, the bill modifies the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990 by revising how the NRC preserves budgeted funds for conducting and accelerating license reviews of commercial advanced nuclear reactor facilities.