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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NRC ISSUES SRM RE FINAL RULE FOR LOW-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL (10 CFR PART 61)

On September 8, 2017, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued a Staff Requirements Memorandum (SRM) in response to SECY-16-0106, which sought Commission approval to publish a final rule in the Federal Register that would amend Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) Parts 20, “Standards for Protection Against Radiation,” and Part…

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NRC RELEASES DRAFT REGULATORY BASIS DECOMMISSIONING RULE

On March 10, 2017, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) announced that the agency was making publicly available a pre-publication draft regulatory basis for a future power reactor decommissioning rule. The intent is to provide an efficient decommissioning process; reduce the need for exemptions from existing regulations; and, support the principles of good regulation—including openness,…

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