COMMENT PERIOD OPENS RE GUIDANCE DOCUMENT FOR ALTERNATIVE DISPOSAL REQUESTS

On October 19, 2017, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) published a notice in the Federal Register requesting comment on the draft revision to its guidance document for alternative disposal requests entitled, “Guidance for the Reviews of Proposed Disposal Procedures and Transfers of Radioactive Material Under 10 CFR 20.2002 and 10 CFR 40.13(a).”  (See 82…

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NRC SEEKS PUBLIC RE DRAFT REGULATORY ANALYSIS FOR FINAL PART 61 RULE

Specific Cost and Benefit Information Requested On October 17, 2017, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) published a Federal Register notice requesting comment on the draft regulatory analysis, “Draft Regulatory Analysis for Final Rule: Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal,” and seeking specific cost and benefit information to better inform the updated draft regulatory analysis.  (See 82…

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WCS PLACES SPENT FUEL APPLICATION ON HOLD

By letter dated mid-April 2017, Waste Control Specialists (WCS) asked the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to temporarily suspend the agency’s review of its application to construct and operate a spent nuclear fuel Consolidated Interim Storage Facility (CISF) in Andrews County, Texas. WSC “is faced with a magnitude of financial burdens that currently make pursuit…

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Comment Opportunity re Category 3 Source Protection and Accountability

Comments Due by Close of Business on March 10, 2017 On January 9, 2017, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) published a notice in the Federal Register seeking input from licensees, Agreement States, and the public to inform the agency staff’s assessment of potential revisions to regulations or processes requiring Category 3 source protection and…

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Comment Period Reopened re Part 61 Rulemaking Initiative

Comments Now Due September 21, 2015 On August 27, 2015, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) published a Federal Register notice announcing the reopening of the comment period for the proposed rule that would amend 10 CFR Parts 20 and 61 and associated draft technical guidance document “to allow more time for members of the…

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