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“House Tax Bill Trims Wind Tax Credit, Extends Nuclear Provision
By Ari Natter November 2, 2017, 12:03 PM CDT Updated on November 2, 2017, 2:58 PM CDT ” https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-11-02/house-tax-bill-trims-wind-tax-credit-extends-nuclear-provision
Was the supervisory contractor at Vogtle drunk or high or ? No one knows because he fled the random testing: “A non-licensed supervisory contractor subverted a random Fitness for Duty (FFD) test. At 0851 [EDT] on October 16, 2017, a contractor supervisor was notified to report for a random FFD test and [the individual] did not report to the testing facility and left the premises. The contractor’s site access has been terminated. The NRC Resident Inspector was notified.” https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/event-status/event/2017/20171017en.html
“The NRC requires certain nuclear facilities to have fitness-for-duty programs to provide reasonable assurance that nuclear facility personnel are trustworthy, will perform their tasks in a reliable manner, are not under the influence of any substance, legal or illegal, that may impair their ability to perform their duties, and are not mentally or physically impaired from any cause that can adversely affect their ability to safely and competently perform their duties….”
DOES THE US CONGRESS HAVE RANDOM “FITNESS FOR DUTY” TESTS? PROBABLY NOT. NOW’S A GOOD TIME TO START!
“Georgia Congressmen Join Allen to Urge Inclusion of Nuclear Production Tax Credit in Tax Reform Washington, October 30, 2017 | 0 comments
Congressman Rick W. Allen (R-GA-12) was joined by eleven of his Georgia colleagues on a letter to House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) urging the inclusion of the Modifying Advanced Nuclear Power Tax Credit in their forthcoming tax legislation. Congressman Allen released the following statement:
“I thank my Georgia colleagues who joined me on this important letter to House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, requesting that the Nuclear Production Tax Credit be included in the final tax reform bill. Now that Congress cleared the last hurdle to begin tackling tax reform, the House Ways and Means Committee will soon release legislative text.
“My district is leading the way in the expansion of our nation’s nuclear energy resources, constructing two of the first new nuclear reactors in the United States in more than 30 years, and the Nuclear Production Tax Credit is critical to continue America’s dominance in the global nuclear industry. I am hopeful that we will see the Nuclear Production Tax Credit included in the Ways and Means Committee’s legislation, allowing us to continue to invest in our own energy independence and provide low cost energy to my constituents and folks across the nation. The future of nuclear energy in America depends on it.”
Please see below for the full text of the letter:
October 26, 2017
The Honorable Kevin Brady, Chairman Committee on Ways & Means 1102 Longworth House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515
Dear Chairman Brady:
As the Ways and Means Committee writes legislation to simplify and modernize our tax code, we urge you to include H.R. 1551 – Modifying Advanced Nuclear Power Tax Credit, which was reported favorably by the committee in 2016 and 2017, passed the House of Representatives unanimously, and has the support of the Administration.
As you know, this legislation will modify the Nuclear Production Tax Credit (NPTC) to eliminate the 2020 sunset date. H.R. 1551 would also enable nonprofit co-owners to fully realize the NPTC, in keeping with Congress’ original intent. The modifications to this tax credit have a minimal $16 million score according to CBO, but will result in approximately $2 billion of energy savings for Georgia’s Plant Vogtle project alone, which will be passed along to ratepayers, and will signal to the world that America is intent on continuing to lead the way in nuclear production.
Our state of Georgia is leading the way to expand nuclear energy, constructing two of the first new nuclear reactors in the United States in more than 30 years. Beyond simply benefiting Georgia, this credit is integral to protecting our nation’s energy security and independence, ushering in an American nuclear energy renaissance. Without these credits, innovative projects serving energy customers and creating jobs in South Carolina, Alabama, Utah, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, and many other states will never have the opportunity to succeed.
We respectfully request your support for the inclusion of H.R. 1551 in the comprehensive tax reform legislation. We cannot overstate the urgency of our request and we greatly appreciate your favorable consideration.
Rick W. Allen (GA-12) Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (GA-01) Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) A. Drew Ferguson, IV, D.M.D. (GA-03) Karen C. Handel (GA-06) Rob Woodall (GA-07) Austin Scott (GA-08) Doug Collins (GA-09) Jody B. Hice (GA-10) Barry Loudermilk (GA-11) David Scott (GA-13) Tom Graves (GA-14)”
The last Congressman on the list is aptly named Graves.