Maine Revised Statutes

§666. Responsibilities of the State Nuclear Safety Inspector

The responsibilities of the State Nuclear Safety Inspector are as follows. [2007, c. 539, Pt. KK, §5 (REEN).]

1. Damages to public health and safety.   If the State Nuclear Safety Inspector has reason to believe that any activity poses a danger to public health and safety, and after notifying the facility licensee and the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the inspector shall immediately notify the Governor and the Commissioner of Health and Human Services. This subsection may not be construed as precluding the State Nuclear Safety Inspector from discussing the safety inspector's concerns with the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission or others before making a determination that any activity poses a danger to public health and safety.
[ 2011, c. 655, Pt. MM, §12 (AMD); 2011, c. 655, Pt. MM, §26 (AFF) .]
2. Reports.   The State Nuclear Safety Inspector, with the cooperation of the Director of Health Engineering, shall prepare a report of the safety inspector's activities under this chapter to be submitted July 1st of each year to the Governor's Energy Office and the Legislature. The State Nuclear Safety Inspector shall prepare monthly reports for the Governor's Energy Office, the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House, with copies to the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the facility licensee.
[ 2011, c. 655, Pt. MM, §12 (AMD); 2011, c. 655, Pt. MM, §26 (AFF) .]
3. Confidential and privileged information.   The State Nuclear Safety Inspector shall keep confidential and privileged the identity of any person providing communications that, in the opinion of the State Nuclear Safety Inspector, support a presumption of unsafe activities, conduct or operation of a facility or that indicate any violation of the facility licensee's license issued by the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission, unless the request for confidentiality is waived or withdrawn by such person. The safety inspector shall make all prudent efforts to investigate the basis for any related allegation of unsafe or improper activities and shall cooperate to the extent feasible with the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission personnel in this effort. Any information brought to the attention of the safety inspector that involves the safety of the plant or a possible violation of United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission regulations must be immediately brought to the attention of the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the facility licensee.
[ 2007, c. 539, Pt. KK, §5 (REEN) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1987, c. 519, §1 (NEW). 1991, c. 151, §1 (AMD). 1997, c. 686, §7 (AMD). 2003, c. 689, §B7 (REV). 2005, c. 254, §B7 (RP). 2007, c. 539, Pt. KK, §5 (REEN). 2011, c. 655, Pt. MM, §12 (AMD). 2011, c. 655, Pt. MM, §26 (AFF).

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