No person shall manufacture, construct, produce, transfer, acquire or possess any special nuclear material, by-product material, production facility, or utilization facility or act as an operator of a production or utilization facility within this state unless such person shall have first obtained a license or permit for the activity in which such person proposes to engage from the United States atomic energy commission if, pursuant to the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, compiled in 42 U.S.C. § 2011 et seq., the commission requires a license or permit to be obtained by persons proposing to engage in such activities.

Terms Used In Tennessee Code 68-202-102

  • Atomic energy: means all forms of energy released in the course of nuclear fission or nuclear transformation. See Tennessee Code 68-202-101
  • By-product material: means any radioactive materials, except special nuclear materials, yielded in or made radioactive by exposure to the radiation incident to the process of producing or utilizing special nuclear materials. See Tennessee Code 68-202-101
  • Production facility: means :

    • (A) Any equipment or device capable of the production of special nuclear material in such quantity as to be of significance to the common defense and security, or in such manner as to affect the health and safety of the public. See Tennessee Code 68-202-101

    • Special nuclear material: means :

      • (A) Plutonium and uranium enriched in the isotope 233 or in the isotope 235, and any other material which the governor declares by order to be special nuclear material after the United States atomic energy commission has determined the material to be such. See Tennessee Code 68-202-101

      • United States: includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
      • Utilization facility: means :

        • (A) Any equipment or device, except an atomic weapon, capable of making use of special nuclear materials in such quantity as to be of significance to the common defense and security, or in such manner as to affect the health and safety of the public, or peculiarly adapted for making use of atomic energy in such quantity as to be of significance to the common defense and security, or in such manner as to affect the health and safety of the public. See Tennessee Code 68-202-101