From ANS Nuclear Policy Wire 7/24:
Last night, House and Senate members released the conference report on the FY 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Included is language that will allow the Secretary of Energy to delegate approval authority for low-risk civil nuclear exports.
While the provision does not apply to China, which represents the bulk of the current international market, it is nonetheless a small but important step in streamlining the current export approval process.
A big thanks to ANS members who weighed in with their House members to support the Society's campaign on this issue.
The House will vote on the conferenced language on Thursday; the Senate will follow shortly after.