United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Future Actions Regarding the Proposed Security Rulemaking for Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installations

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will take the following future actions with regard to the Proposed Security Rulemaking for Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installations (ISFSIs).

On September 11, 2015 the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff submitted to the Commission COMSECY-15-0024 (ML15229A231) recommending postponing the start of the proposed security rulemaking for Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installations (ISFSIs) and Monitored Retrievable Storage Installations (MRS), allowing staff to complete its MELCOR analysis of release scenarios, re-focus energies on a related rulemaking on power reactor decommissioning and take into account the potential construction of one or more consolidated interim storage facilities. The staff stated this rulemaking could safely be postponed because existing security orders and inspections already provide adequate protection of ISFSIs.

NRC commissioners voted October 6 (ML15280A105) to approve staff's recommendation to delay for five years the start of a proposed rulemaking on security for spent fuel and waste storage facilities.

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