The Congress of the United States makes the following findings concerning the communities owned by the Atomic Energy Commission:

Terms Used In 42 USC 2302

  • Commission: means the Atomic Energy Commission. See 42 USC 2304
  • United States: includes the several States, territories, and possessions of the United States, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia. See

(a) The continued morale of project-connected persons is essential to the common defense and security of the United States.

(b) In issuing rules and regulations required or permitted under this chapter for the disposal of the communities and in disposing of the communities in accordance with the provisions of this chapter and in accordance with the rules and regulations required or permitted by this chapter, the Commission is acting under authority delegated to it by the Congress.

(c) Funds of the United States may be provided for the disposal of the communities and for assistance in the operation of the communities thereafter under conditions which will provide for the common defense and promote the general welfare.