Advanced Nuclear Fuel Availability Act - H.R.6140

Overview
Purpose
"To require the Secretary of Energy to establish and carry out a program to support the availability of High Assay Low Enriched Uranium (HA–LEU) fuel for domestic commercial use, and for other purposes."
Primary Sponsors
Rep. Bill Flores (R-TX) and Rep. Jerry McNerney (D-CA)
Final outcome

House passed bill on Dec. 11, 2018

Summary of Selected Provisions
  • Directs the Department of Energy to establish a program that supports development of a domestic source of high-assay low-enriched uranium (HA-LEU) for commercial use
  • Directs DOE to assess the quantity of HA-LEU needed for domestic commercial users biennially and report on the amount of its current uranium inventory that can be converted to HA-LEU
  • Instructs the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to assess regulatory policies changes that are necessary to enable the commercial use of HA-LEU
Actions
Actions on the House bill
House passed bill
Dec. 11, 2018
Energy and Commerce Committee approved amended bill
Nov. 29, 2018
Bill introduced
June 19, 2018