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Nuclear Fuel Cycle Oversight Process

The Revised Fuel Cycle Oversight Process (RFCOP) administered by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will attempt to make the oversight of fuel cycle facilities more objective, transparent, predictable, efficient, and risk-informed. The NRC staff plans to engage a diverse set of external stakeholders throughout the process and consider both formal and informal comments to the extent practical. For more information, see the following topics on this page:

Public Involvement and Stakeholder Interaction Public Meetings

The NRC has a long-standing practice of conducting its regulatory responsibilities in an open manner, and keeping the public informed of the agency's regulatory, licensing, and oversight activities. For that reason, the NRC is committed to informing the public about its regulatory activities regarding the RFCOP. For general information about the available opportunities for public involvement in NRC activities, see Public Meetings and Involvement, Hearing Opportunities and License Applications, and NUREG/BR-0215, "Public Involvement in the Regulatory Process." For more specific information about public meetings that the NRC staff has conducted to discuss topics related to the RFCOP, see the following chronological listings on this page:

2010s: | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 |
2000s: | 2009 |

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2012 Public Meetings

Date Description
10/31/2012

Meeting on the Fuel Cycle Oversight Process Project Plan Development
Category: 3
Location: Rockville, MD
Documents:

05/15/2012

Meeting on the Fuel Cycle Oversight Process Project Plan Development
Category: 3
Location: Rockville, MD
Documents:

03/29/2012

Meeting on Selected Fuel Cycle Topics Between the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and The Nuclear Energy Institute
Category: 2
Location: Atlanta, GA
Documents:

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2011 Public Meetings

Date Description
08/18/2011
thru
08/19/2011

Meeting on Fuel Cycle Oversight Enhancements
Category: 2
Location: Rockville, MD
Documents:

06/06/2011

Meeting on Fuel Cycle Oversight Enhancements
Category: 2
Location: Rockville, MD
Documents:

04/14/2011

Meeting on Fuel Cycle Oversight Enhancements
Category: 2
Location: Rockville, MD
Documents:

03/17/2011

Meeting on Fuel Cycle Oversight Enhancements
Category: 2
Location: Rockville, MD
Documents:

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2010 Public Meetings

Date Description
11/05/2010

Meeting to Discuss the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Draft Paper Comparing Integrated Safety Analyses for Fuel Cycle Facilities and Probabilistic Rick Assessment for Reactors

Category: 2
Location: Atlanta, GA
Documents:

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2009 Public Meetings

Date Description
10/06/2009
thru
10/07/2009

Meeting on the Revised Fuel Cycle Oversight Process
Category: 2
Location: Rockville, MD
Documents:

07/28/2009
thru
07/30/2009

Meeting on the Revised Fuel Cycle Oversight Process
Category: 2
Location: Atlanta, GA
Documents:

06/22/2009

Meeting on Improvements to the Fuel Cycle Oversight Process
Category: 2
Location: Rockville, MD
Documents:

06/04/2009
thru
06/05/2009

Meeting on Improvements to the NRC Fuel Cycle Oversight Process
Category: 2
Location: Atlanta, GA
Documents:

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Draft Documents for Comment

  • NUREG-2154: Acceptability of Corrective Action Programs for Fuel Cycle Facilities

Commission Documents

SECY Papers

  • SECY-11-0140: Enhancements to the Fuel Cycle Oversight Process
  • SECY-10-0031: Revising the Fuel Cycle Oversight Process

Staff Requirements Memoranda (SRM)

  • SRM-SECY-11-0140, Enhancements to the Fuel Cycle Oversight Process
  • SRM-M111101B, Information Briefing on the Fuel Cycle Oversight Program, 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 1, 2011, Commissioners’ Conference Room, One White Flint North, Rockville, Maryland (Open to Public Attendance)
  • SRM-SECY-10-0031, Revising the Fuel Cycle Oversight Process
  • SRM-M100429, Briefing on the Fuel Cycle Oversight Process Revisions, 9:00 a.m., Thursday, April 29, 2010, Commissioners’ Conference Room, One White Flint North, Rockville, Maryland (Open to Public Attendance)
  • SRM-M090205, Briefing on Uranium Enrichment, 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Thursday, February 5, 2009, Commissioners’ Conference Room, One White Flint North, Rockville, Maryland (Open to Public Attendance)
  • SRM-M080317B, Briefing on State of NRC Technical Programs, 1:00 p.m., Monday, March 17, 2008, Commissioners’ Conference Room, One White Flint North, Rockville, Maryland (Open to Public Attendance)

Memoranda

OIG Audit Reports

OIG-07-A-06, Audit of Regulation of NRC’s Regulation of Nuclear Fuel Cycle Facilities

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Work Products

Project Plan Documents

Basis Documents

Public Comment

Inspection Manual Chapters

There are currently no FCOP related Inspection Manual Chapters (IMCs) available for viewing. Please check back for any documents that may be made available during development of the FCOP. A reference list of publicly available IMCs can be found on the agency website.

Inspection Procedures

There are currently no FCOP related Inspection Procedures (IPs) available for viewing. Please check back for any documents that may be made available during development of the FCOP. A reference list of publicly available IPs can be found on the agency website.

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