SALT LAKE CITY -- A local lawmaker's bill addressing glitches in Utah's radiation-control oversight has received a favorable recommendation from a Senate committee.
HB 125, sponsored by Rep. Brad Dee, R-Washington Terrace, addresses concerns raised by an audit of the Division of Radiation Control. The bill would increase fines, require the DRC to allow inspection and testing of Utah-bound shipments and require that any waste fees be used for waste oversight.
The bill now advances to the full Senate.
Matt Pacenza, policy director of HEAL Utah, said the only concerns he has with the new oversight guidelines are some of the time frames outlined in the review and licensing policies. He doesn't think the bill has enough wiggle room for the DRC to address dealing with depleted uranium.
He urged the senators to consider amending some of the timing mechanisms in the legislation.