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).

  • Host a second classified meeting in March 2013 to discuss information relevant to the proposed security rulemaking for newly cleared licensees and certificate holders to enhance their ability to understand the purpose and direction of the proposed rulemaking and inform their comments on Draft Regulatory Guide DG-5033, “Security Performance (Adversary) Characteristics for Physical Security Programs for 10 CFR Part 72 Licensees.” Meeting Notice
  • Conduct a proof of concept test in January 2013. This test is being used to develop boundary conditions and feasibility of attack tools. The results will be used to help resolve stakeholder issues surrounding the Commission's direction to use a dose-based approach verse a design-basis threat approach and whether any additional security requirements including any potential changes to the current ISFSI protective strategy are needed beyond currently implemented security regulations and post 9/11 security orders. Although the outcome of the effort is focused on informing the Commission Paper, it will also assist in the development of the regulatory basis for the future rulemaking, as well as informing follow-on work.

The outcome of the effort will be used to inform a notation vote paper currently scheduled for May 19, 2015.

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