Article 1 Atomic Energy and Radiation Control Act
Article 2 South Carolina Radioactive Waste Transportation and Disposal Act
Article 5 Southern States Energy Compact
Article 5 The Provisions of This Compact and of Any Supplementary Agreement Entered Into Hereunder Shall Be Severable and If Any Phrase, Clause, Sentence or Provisions of This Compact or Such Supplementary Agreement Is Declared to Be Contrary to the Constitution O
Article 7 Access to Criminal Records of Employees
Article 9 Governor’s Nuclear Advisory Council
Article 10 Commercial Processing, Reprocessing, and Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste Generated by Foreign Countries

Terms Used In South Carolina Code > Title 13 > Chapter 7 - Nuclear Energy

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Carrier: means any person transporting radioactive wastes into or within the State for storage, disposal or delivery. See South Carolina Code 13-7-120
  • clerk: as used in this title , signifies unless the context otherwise indicates, the clerk of the court where the action is pending. See South Carolina Code 19-1-20
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Compact: means the Southern States Energy Compact;

    (2) "Board" means the Southern States Energy Board. See South Carolina Code 13-7-410
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Department: means the Department of Health and Environmental Control, including personnel authorized to act on behalf of the Department. See South Carolina Code 13-7-120
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Disposal facility: means any facility located within the State which accepts radioactive waste for storage or disposal. See South Carolina Code 13-7-120
  • Emergency: means any condition existing outside the bounds of nuclear operating sites owned or licensed by a federal agency and any condition existing within or outside of the jurisdictional confines of a facility licensed by the Department arising out of the handling or the transportation of radioactive waste, as hereinabove defined, which is endangering or could reasonably be expected to endanger the health and safety of the public, or to contaminate the environment. See South Carolina Code 13-7-120
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Generation: means the act or process of producing radioactive wastes. See South Carolina Code 13-7-120
  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • Habeas corpus: A writ that is usually used to bring a prisoner before the court to determine the legality of his imprisonment. It may also be used to bring a person in custody before the court to give testimony, or to be prosecuted.
  • Hearsay: Statements by a witness who did not see or hear the incident in question but heard about it from someone else. Hearsay is usually not admissible as evidence in court.
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Interest rate: The amount paid by a borrower to a lender in exchange for the use of the lender's money for a certain period of time. Interest is paid on loans or on debt instruments, such as notes or bonds, either at regular intervals or as part of a lump sum payment when the issue matures. Source: OCC
  • Intestate: Dying without leaving a will.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Manifest: means the document used for identifying the quantity, composition, origin, and destination of radioactive waste during its transport to a disposal facility. See South Carolina Code 13-7-120
  • Operator: means every person who drives or is in actual physical control of a vehicle transporting radioactive waste. See South Carolina Code 13-7-120
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Permit: means an authorization issued by the Department to any person to transport such radioactive wastes or offer such waste for transport. See South Carolina Code 13-7-120
  • Person: means any individual, public or private corporation, political subdivision, government agency, municipality, industry, partnership or any other entity whatsoever. See South Carolina Code 13-7-120
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Preliminary hearing: A hearing where the judge decides whether there is enough evidence to make the defendant have a trial.
  • Radioactive waste: means any and all equipment or materials which are radioactive or have radioactive contamination and which are required pursuant to any governing laws, regulations or licenses to be disposed of or stored as radioactive waste. See South Carolina Code 13-7-120
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Shipper: means any person, whether a resident of South Carolina or a nonresident (1) who transports radioactive waste generated by him into or within the State; (2) who transports radioactive waste generated by another person into or within the State; or (3) who transfers radioactive waste to a carrier for transportation into or within the State; or (4) who transfers radioactive waste to another person if such wastes are transported into or within the State. See South Carolina Code 13-7-120
  • state: shall include any territory of the United States and the District of Columbia. See South Carolina Code 19-9-20
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • summons: shall include a subpoena, order or other notice requiring the appearance of a witness. See South Carolina Code 19-9-20
  • Testator: A male person who leaves a will at death.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Transport: means the movement of radioactive wastes into or within South Carolina. See South Carolina Code 13-7-120
  • Transuranic waste: means waste containing more than ten nanocuries of transuranic activity per gram of material. See South Carolina Code 13-7-120
  • Trust account: A general term that covers all types of accounts in a trust department, such as estates, guardianships, and agencies. Source: OCC
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • Witnesses: as used in this chapter shall include a person whose testimony is desired in any proceeding or investigation by a grand jury or in a criminal action, prosecution or proceeding. See South Carolina Code 19-9-20
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.