On April 25, Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development Chairman Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Ranking Member Lamar Alexander (R-TN) along with Senate Energy and Natural Resources Chairman Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Ranking Member Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) released a discussion draft on a comprehensive nuclear waste management bill. The legislation would implement the recommendations put forward by the Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future, including establishing a new agency to manage waste. The bill also includes language establishing the Working Capital Fund in the Department of the Treasury which would collect and deposit utilities’ fees. In addition, the legislation balances short-term storage and a long-term repository with language on interim facilities. Attached is the discussion draft.