NRC to withdraw proposed interpretation of its low-level radioactive waste regulations

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is withdrawing a proposed interpretation of its low-level radioactive waste disposal regulations that would permit licensees to dispose of waste by transfer to persons who hold specific exemptions for the purpose of disposal by burial. The proposal is being withdrawn based on the NRC staff’s assessment that the proposed…

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NRC releases SECY-20-0098

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission released SECY-20-0098 (attached) that outlines a path forward for two separate rule making activities.  Specifically, the SECY “provides considerations, options, and the staff’s recommendation for proceeding with (1) the Part 61 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) rulemaking, “Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal” (10 CFR Part 61…

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U.S. NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION (NRC) TERMINATES RULEMAKING RE SPECIAL NUCLEAR MATERIAL ACCOUNTING

In April 2019, it was announced that all five members of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) voted unanimously to terminate a decade-long, multimillion dollar program to update federal regulations on material control and accounting (MC&A) of special nuclear materials. “The Commission has disapproved the draft final rule,” stated NRC Commission Secretary Annette Vietti-Cook in…

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NRC SCHEDULES PUBLIC COMMENT MEETING RE PART 61 REGULATORY ANALYSIS UPDATE AND ALTERNATIVE DISPOSAL REQUEST GUIDANCE REVISION (2:00 – 5:00 p.m. EDT on October 19, 2017)

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has scheduled a public meeting to discuss the regulatory analysis for the 10 CFR Part 61 final rule entitled, “Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal” and the revised guidance for alternative disposal requests entitled, “Guidance for the Reviews of Proposed Disposal Procedures and Transfers of Radioactive Material Under 10 CFR 20.2002…

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