Health & Safety Code Section 401.248
Limitations on Low-level Radioactive Waste Disposal
(a)The commission by rule shall exclude from a disposal facility certain types of low-level radioactive waste that are incompatible with disposal operations.
(b)The state may enter into compacts with another state or several states for the disposal in this state of low-level radioactive waste only if the compact:
(1)limits the total volume of all low-level radioactive waste to be disposed of in this state from the other party state or party states to 20 percent of the annual average of low-level radioactive waste projected to be disposed of in this state from 1995 through 2045;
(2)gives this state full administrative control over management and operation of the compact waste disposal facility;
(3)requires the other state or states to join this state in any legal action necessary to prevent states that are not members of the compact from disposing of low-level radioactive waste at the compact waste disposal facility;
(4)allows this state to charge a fee for the disposal of low-level radioactive waste at the compact waste disposal facility;
(5)requires the other state or states to join in any legal action involving liability from the compact waste disposal facility;
(6)requires the other state or states to share the full cost of constructing the compact waste disposal facility;
(7)allows this state to regulate, in accordance with federal law, the means and routes of transportation of the low-level radioactive waste in this state;
(8)requires the other state or states to pay for community assistance projects selected by the host county in an amount not less than $1 million or 10 percent of the amount contributed by the other state or states;
(9)is agreed to by the Texas Legislature, the legislature of the other state or states, and the United States Congress; and
(10)complies with all applicable federal law.
(c)This section does not affect the ability of this state to transfer low-level radioactive waste to another state.
(d)Repealed by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1244, Sec. 11, eff. September 1, 2011.
(e)The compact waste disposal facility license holder may not accept compact waste at the compact waste disposal facility unless the compact commission established by the compact under Section 403.006 (Text of Compact) has adopted bylaws necessary to carry out the terms of the compact.
Section 401.248 — Limitations on Low-level Radioactive Waste Disposal,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.401.htm#401.248 (accessed Dec. 2, 2023).