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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NRC SCHEDULES PUBLIC 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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NRC Issues RIS 2015-15 re Specific Exemption in Requirements for Physical Protection of Category 1 and 2 Quantities of Radioactive Material

On December 4, 2015, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued Regulatory Issue Summary (RIS) 2015-15 to provide information regarding the guidance in NUREG-2155, Rev. 1, Implementation Guidance for 10 CFR Part 37, Physical Protection of Category 1 and Category 2 Quantities of Radioactive Material, and in the questions and answers concerning the application  of 10…

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