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The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) affords the public opportunities to comment on proposed rules and policies, licensing actions, and draft technical documents. Toward that end, the NRC announces public comment opportunities in the Federal Register, here on the Documents for Comment page, and sometimes through press releases, and places all public comments into the NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) and into a docket for the action on regulations.gov.

The following types of documents are available for comment:

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Rulemaking-Related Documents

The NRC began managing rulemaking-related actions on the Government-wide Regulations.gov Web site in January 2008. The public can submit comments on NRC rulemaking actions through that site; see Navigating Rulemaking-Related Documents.

Docket ID Title Comment Period
Close Date
NRC-2009-0279 Radiation Protection 06/22/2015
NRC-2011-0012 Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal 07/24/2015
NRC-2014-0044 Reactor Effluents 09/01/2015

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License Applications/Amendments

The following table lists notices of license applications received by the NRC and proposed amendments to NRC-licensed facility operations available for comment. For information regarding opportunities for public involvement in these licensing actions, see Hearing Opportunities and License Applications.

Docket ID Title Comment Period
Close Date
NRC-2015-0082 Zion Solutions, LLC, Zion Nuclear Power Station, Units 1 and 2; License Termination Plan 05/26/2015
NRC-2015-0104 Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations 05/28/2015
NRC-2011-0024 Florida Power Corporation; Crystal River Unit 3 Nuclear Generating Plant 05/28/2015
NRC-2015-0111 Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc., Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station 06/01/2015
NRC-2015-0092 Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving Proposed No Significant Hazards Considerations and Containing Sensitive Unclassified Non-Safeguards Information and Order Imposing Procedures for Access to Sensitive Unclassified Non-Safeguards Information 06/04/2015
NRC-2015-0117 Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations 06/11/2015
NRC-2015-0126 Uranerz Energy Corporation; Consideration of Approval of Transfer of License 06/22/2015

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Generic Communications

The following Generic Communications documents have been issued for public comment and noticed in the Federal Register.

Docket ID Title Comment Period
Close Date
NRC-2015-0098 Seismic Stability Analysis for Spent Fuel Dry Cask Stack-Up Configuration 06/04/2015

Draft Regulatory Guides for Public Comment

The NRC issues regulatory guides in draft form to solicit public comment and involve the public in developing the agency's regulatory positions. Draft regulatory guides have not received complete staff review and, therefore, they do not represent official NRC staff positions.

Docket ID Title Comment Period
Close Date
NRC-2015-0120 Selection of Material Balance Areas and Item Control Areas (DG-5057) 06/15/2015
NRC-2015-0091 Quality Group Classifications and Standards for Water-,
Steam-, and Radioactive-Waste-Containing Components of Nuclear Power Plants
06/15/2015
NRC-2015-0099 Sizing of Large Lead-Acid Storage Batteries (DG-1311) 06/19/2015
NRC-2015-0095 Alternate Risk-Informed Approach for Addressing the Effects of Debris on Post-Accident Long-Term Core Cooling (DG-1322) 07/06/2015

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Draft NUREG-Series Publications

The following NUREG-series documents have been issued for public comment and noticed in the Federal Register.

Docket ID Title Comment Period
Close Date
NRC-2009-0337 Notice of Receipt and Availability of Application for a Combined License; Environmental Impact Statement for Combined Licenses (COLs) for Turkey Point Nuclear Plant Units 6 and 7 (NUREG-2176, Vols. 1 and 2) 05/22/2015
NRC-2015-0059 Refining and Characterizing Heat Release Rates from Electrical Enclosures During Fire (RACHELLE-FIRE) – Volume 1 (NUREG-2178) 06/15/2015
NRC-2015-0060 Heat Release Rates of Electrical Enclosure Fires (HELEN-FIRE) (NUREG/CR-7197) 06/15/2015
NRC-2014-0178 Standard Review Plan for Conventional Uranium Mill Heap Leach Facilities (NUREG-2126) 06/18/2015
NRC-2013-0053 SHINE Medical Technologies, Inc., Construction Permit Application; Draft Environmental Impact Statement (NUREG-2183) 07/06/2015
NRC-2008-0603 Receipt and Availability of Application for Combined License: PPL Bell Bend, LLC (NUREG-2179) 07/07/2015
NRC-2015-0003 Guidance for Conducting Technical Analyses for Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal (NUREG-2175) 07/24/2015
NRC-2011-0272 Knowledge and Abilities Catalog for Nuclear Power Plant Operators: Westinghouse AP1000 Pressurized-Water Reactors (NUREG-2103) 12/31/2016
NRC-2012-0010 Knowledge and Abilities Catalog for Nuclear Power Plant Operators: Advanced Boiling Water Reactors (NUREG-2104, Rev. 0) 12/31/2018

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Policy Statements

The following policy statements have been issued for public comment and noticed in the Federal Register.

Docket ID Title Comment Period
Close Date
NRC-2012-0235 Draft Tribal Protocol Manual and Scoping for Proposed Policy Statement 05/31/2015

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Draft Interim Staff Guidance

Interim Staff Guidance documents are issued to clarify or to address issues not discussed in a Standard Review Plan.

Docket ID Title Comment Period
Close Date
NRC-2015-0044 Guidance for Evaluation of Acute Chemical Exposures and Proposed Quantitative Standards 07/01/2015

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Information Collections

The following information collections have been issued for public comment and noticed in the Federal Register. See also Information Collection Requirements.

Docket ID Title Comment Period
Close Date
NRC-2015-0032 Requests to Agreement States for Information (3150-0029) 06/26/2015
NRC-2015-0103 NRC Form 590, Application/Permit for Use of the Two White Flint North (TWFN) Auditorium (3150-0131) 07/06/2015
NRC-2015-0102 Destinations of Released Patients Following Treatment with Iodine-131 (3150-XXXX) 07/20/2015
NRC-2015-0108 Disposal of High-Level Radioactive Waste in Geologic Repositories (3150-0127) 07/20/2015

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Other Documents For Comment

The following technical documents have been issued for public comment and noticed in the Federal Register.

Docket ID Title Comment Period
Close Date
NRC-2012-0235 Draft Tribal Protocol Manual and Scoping for Proposed Policy Statement 06/01/2015
NRC-2013-0254 Conceptual Example of Proposed Risk Management Regulatory Framework 06/11/2015

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