AN ACT TO DEVELOP EVACUATION ROUTES AND PLANS FOR COMMUNITIES AND ROADS SURROUNDING FIXED NUCLEAR FACILITIES AND WITHIN PLUME EXPOSURE PATHWAY EMERGENCY PLANNING ZONES AND TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS TO THE DIVISION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT.
Enacts GS 166A-19.15(h), mandating counties to develop and maintain an evacuation route and plan for areas surrounding incorporated municipalities or unincorporated communities located within five miles of a fixed nuclear facility or which has a Plume Exposure Pathway Emergency Planning Zone, including routes for all public and private roads within that described area. Requires plans to be updated every three years. Requires cooperation with the Department of Public Safety, Division of Emergency Management (Division) in developing local plans. Effective October 1, 2022.
Appropriates $100,000 from the General Fund to the Division for 2022-23 to be used as grants to counties to assist in developing evacuation routes and plans pursuant to the act. Effective July 1, 2022.