Spent Fuel and High-Level Waste Requirements (Maine)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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Place Maine

Name Spent Fuel and High-Level Waste Requirements (Maine)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Safety and Operational Guidelines
Affected Technologies Nuclear
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Public Utilities Commission
Primary Website http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/statutes/35-A/title35-Asec4371.html

Last Review 2014-09-15


All proposed nuclear power generation facilities must be certified by the Public Utilities Commission under this statute prior to construction and operation. The facility may be certified if the Nuclear Regulatory Agency has identified and approved a demonstrable technology or means for the disposal of high-level nuclear waste from this type of facility; specific facilities with adequate capacity to contain high level nuclear waste are in actual operation, or will be in operation, at the time the nuclear power plant being certified requires the means for the disposal of high-level nuclear waste; and the disposal of high-level nuclear waste proposed for any nuclear power plant to be certified according to this subchapter is in full conformity with the technology approved by the authorized agency of the Federal Government. No nuclear fission thermal power plant licensee may store or maintain in on-site spent fuel element pools or other on-site temporary storage facilities any spent nuclear fuel which was removed from the nuclear reactor core more than 3 years previously.

Policy Contact

Department Public Utilities Commission
Address 101 Second St., Hallowell, ME, 04347
Address 2 18 State House Station, Augusta, ME
Zip/Postal Code 04333-0018
Phone 207-287-3831
Fax 207-287-1039
Email maine.puc@maine.gov
Website http://www.maine.gov/mpuc/

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: 35-A M.R.S.A. 4371-4376
Date Enacted 1987