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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LLW Forum Sponsors Panel for Waste Management 2017 Conference

The Low-Level Radioactive Waste Forum, Inc. (LLW Forum) has organized Panel 19 for the Waste Management 2017 Conference titled, Hot Topics and Emerging Issues in US Commercial Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management, that will be held in Room 104AB from 1:25 – 3:05 p.m. on Monday afternoon—March 6, 2017. Later the same afternoon, the Southeast Compact…

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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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Registration Open for the Spring 2017 LLW Forum Meeting

Embassy Suites Downtown Convention Center Hotel Denver, Colorado on April 24-25, 2017 The Low-Level Radioactive Waste Forum (LLW Forum) is pleased to announce that registration is now open for our spring 2017 meeting, which will be held at the Embassy Suites Downtown Convention Center Hotel in Denver, Colorado on April 24-25, 2017. Please mark your…

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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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