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Western Interstate Nuclear Compact State Nuclear Policy (Multiple States)

Eligibility 
Agricultural
Commercial
Construction
Fed. Government
Fuel Distributor
Industrial
Institutional
Investor-Owned Utility
Local Government
Municipal/Public Utility
Nonprofit
Retail Supplier
Rural Electric Cooperative
State/Provincial Govt
Systems Integrator
Transportation
Tribal Government
Utility
Savings Category 
Fuel Cells
Photovoltaics
Program Info
State 
Arizona
Program Type 
Siting and Permitting
Provider 
Western Interstate Energy Board

Legislation authorizes states' entrance into the Western Interstate Nuclear Compact, which aims to undertake the cooperation of participating states in deriving the optimum benefit from nuclear and related scientific or technological resources, facilities, and skills. The Compact is the legal basis for the Western Interstate Energy Board, which provides the instruments and framework for cooperative state efforts to "enhance the economy of the West and contribute to the well-being of the region's people." While originally intended to oversee nuclear issues, the Board's purview extends beyond nuclear power to state cooperation on general energy, electricity, and climate issues. The western states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming, along with associate members Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan, comprise the membership of the Board and are party to the Compact.