NRC releases SECY-20-0098

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission released SECY-20-0098 (attached) that outlines a path forward for two separate rule making activities.  Specifically, the SECY “provides considerations, options, and the staff’s recommendation for proceeding with (1) the Part 61 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) rulemaking, “Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal” (10 CFR Part 61…

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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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COMMENT PERIOD OPENS RE GUIDANCE DOCUMENT FOR ALTERNATIVE DISPOSAL REQUESTS

On October 19, 2017, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) published a notice in the Federal Register requesting comment on the draft revision to its guidance document for alternative disposal requests entitled, “Guidance for the Reviews of Proposed Disposal Procedures and Transfers of Radioactive Material Under 10 CFR 20.2002 and 10 CFR 40.13(a).”  (See 82…

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