Registration is now open for the NRC’s Regulatory Information Conference

The NRC’s Regulatory Information Conference (RIC) will be held in Rockville, MD from March 10-12, 2020.   The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Annual Regulatory Information Conference (RIC) is the largest public meeting the agency hosts, bringing together nearly 3,000 participants from more than 30 countries representing interested stakeholders from other government agencies, industry, international organizations,…

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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 TO CONDUCT VERY LOW-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTE SCOPING STUDY

On February 14, 2018, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued a Federal Register notice announcing the agency’s plans to conduct a very low-level radioactive waste (VLLW) scoping study to identify possible options to improve and strengthen the NRC’s regulatory framework for the disposal of the anticipated large volumes of VLLW associated with the decommissioning…

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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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NRC to Consider Reevaluation of Category 3 Source Accountability

On October 18, 2016, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued a Staff Requirements Memorandum (SRM) regarding a proposed agency staff re-evaluation of Category 3 source accountability. The SRM was issued in response to a July 29, 2016 memo from NRC Commissioner Baran proposing that NRC staff revisit the question of whether and how to…

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