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65-3449. Same; notification of legislature and governor of site investigations for disposal of radioactive wastes; acquisition by state of physical sites, when; contracts by secretary for operation and closure of sites. (a) No geologic investigation to determine the suitability of any location in this state for the disposal of radioactive hazardous waste materials shall be undertaken by any person, firm, corporation or other association of persons or governmental authority, until the governor and the house of representatives and the senate of the Kansas legislature have first been notified of all the details of such proposed investigation.

(b) In order to provide for the proper care and surveillance of facilities subject to this act, the state of Kansas may acquire by gift or transfer from any person or another government agency, any and all lands, buildings, and grounds necessary to fulfill the purposes of this act, except that, with respect to any commercial radioactive waste disposal or storage facility, the state of Kansas shall acquire the lands comprising the physical site of the facility or such lands shall be owned by the federal government. Any and all lands, buildings, and grounds acquired under this section shall be owned in fee title absolute by the state of Kansas. Any such gift, acquisition or transfer is subject to approval and acceptance by the legislature.

(c) The secretary may lease, license or contract with any person to provide for the operation, closure, monitoring or maintenance of any lands, buildings or ground acquired by the state of Kansas under subsection (b) of this section.

History: L. 1981, ch. 251, ยง 3; July 1.

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