GTCC DRAFT REGULATORY BASIS DECOUPLED FROM PART 61 RULEMAKING

On October 23, 2018, a Staff Requirements Memorandum (SRM) was issued that directs U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff to “decouple to the extent practicable the issuance of the draft Regulatory Basis directed in SRM-SECY-15-0094, ‘Historical and Current Issues Related to Disposal of Greater-than-Class C Low-Level Radioactive Waste,’ from Commission action on Part 61.” The SRM states, “This decoupling…

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THE 2018 RADIATION SOURCE PROTECTION AND SECURITY TASK FORCE REPORT

In October 2018, The 2018 Radiation Source Protection and Security Task Force Report (2018 Task Force Report) was submitted to the President and the U.S. Congress by the Chair of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) as required under Public Law 109-58, The Energy Policy Act of 2005 (Energy Policy Act). Overview Like the reports that precede it,…

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SENATE APPROVES ALL THREE NOMINEES FOR NRC COMMISSIONERS

On May 24, 2018, by a voice vote during an evening session, the U.S. Senate approved en banc the confirmations of all three outstanding nominees to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) including: •     Annie Caputo, a nuclear policy adviser to Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman John Barrasso (R-WY); •     David Wright, an…

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NRC TO HOST PUBLIC MEETING RE VERY LOW-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTE SCOPING STUDY AND DISPOSAL OF GREATER-THAN-CLASS C WASTE

On February 22, 2018, the Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards (NMSS) of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will host a public meeting to discuss the Very Low-Level Radioactive Waste (VLLW) Scoping Study and concerns associated with the disposal of Greater-than-Class C (GTCC) waste. Logistics The public meeting will be held in the…

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NRC SEEKS PUBLIC COMMENT RE DEVELOPMENT OF REGULATORY BASIS FOR ALTERNATIVE MEANS OF DISPOSAL OF GTCC AND TRANSURANIC WASTE

On February 14, 2018, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued a Federal Register notice announcing that the agency is seeking stakeholder participation and involvement in identifying the various technical issues that should be considered in the development of a regulatory basis for the disposal of Greater-than-Class C (GTCC) and transuranic radioactive waste through means…

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