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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-2011-0012 Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal 09/21/2015
NRC-2014-0044 Reactor Effluents 10/01/2015
NRC-2015-0057 Linear No-Threshold Model and Standards for Protection Against Radiation 11/19/2015

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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-2015-0165 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 09/03/2015
NRC-2015-0185 Three Mile Island Nuclear Station, Unit 1; License Amendment Application 09/08/2015
NRC-2015-0194 Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations 09/14/2015
NRC-2015-0192 Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC, McGuire Nuclear Station, Unit Nos. 1 and 2 09/21/2015
NRC-2013-0233 Application and Amendment to Facility Operating License Involving Proposed No Significant Hazards Consideration Determination; Watts Bar Nuclear Plant, Unit No. 1 09/28/2015
NRC-2015-0181 Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations 09/30/2015
NRC-2015-0204 Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations 10/01/2015

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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-2015-0167 Anticipated Transients That Could Develop into More Serious Events (RIS-2005-29, Revision 1) 09/15/2015
NRC-2015-0172 Clarification of 10 CFR 50.46 Reporting Requirements and Recent Issues with Related Guidance Not Approved for Use by the NRC (RIS 2015-XX) 09/22/2015
NRC-2015-0188 Nuclear Energy Institute Guidance for the Use of Accreditation in Lieu of Commercial Grade Surveys for Procurement of Laboratory Calibration and Test Services (RIS 2015-XX) 10/09/2015

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-2015-0202 Protection Against Extreme Wind Events and Missiles for Nuclear Power Plants (DG-1313) 10/27/2015
NRC-2015-0203 Instructions for Recording and Reporting Occupational Radiation Dose Data 10/27/2015

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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-2015-0112 Determining the Effectiveness, Limitations, and Operator Response for Very Early Warning Fire Detection Systems in Nuclear Facilities (DELORES-VEWFIRE) (NUREG-2180) 09/08/2015
NRC-2015-0003 Guidance for Conducting Technical Analyses for Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal (NUREG-2175) 09/21/2015
NRC-2015-0187 Standard Review Plan; Human Factors Engineering, Section 18.0 (NUREG-0800) 10/09/2015
NRC-2015-0051 Department of Energy; Yucca Mountain, Nye County, Nevada; Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (NUREG-2184) 10/26/2015
NRC-2015-0198 Design of Structures, Components, Equipment, and Systems, and Reactor Coolant System and Connected Systems, Sections 3.2.1, 3.2.2, 3.6.2, 3.9.1, 3.10, 5.2.1.1, and 5.2.1.2 (NUREG-0800) 10/26/2015
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-2015-0176 Abnormal Occurrences Report 11/16/2015

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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
There are currently no draft interim staff guidance documents available for comment.

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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-2015-0031 NRC Form 171, Duplication Request (3150-0066) 09/21/2015
NRC-2015-0166 NRC Form 531, Request for Taxpayer Identification Number (3150-0188) 09/21/2015
NRC-2015-0032 Requests to Agreement States for Information (3150-0029) 09/21/2015
NRC-2015-0046 Billing Instructions for NRC Cost Type Contracts (3150-0109) 09/21/2015
NRC-2015-0158 Nuclear Material Events Database (NMED) for the Collection of Event Report, Response, Analyses, and Follow-up Data on Events Involving the Use of Atomic Energy Act Radioactive Byproduct Material (3150-0178) 09/25/2015
NRC-2015-0043 Request for Information Regarding Recommendations 2.1, 2.3, and 9.3 of the Near-Term Task Force Review of Insights from the Fukushima Dai-ichi Event (3150-0211) 09/28/2015
NRC-2015-0175 NRC Form 664, General Licensee Registration (3150-0198) 10/13/2015
NRC-2015-0174 NRC Form 398, Personal Qualification Statement – Licensee (3150-0090) 10/19/2015
NRC-2015-0081

NRC Form 790, Classification Record (3150-0052)

10/23/2015
NRC-2015-0079 NRC's Policy Statement on Cooperation with States at Commercial Nuclear Power Plants and Other Nuclear Production and Utilization Facilities (3150-0163) 10/26/2015
NRC-2015-0129 10 CFR Part 40, Domestic Licensing of Source Material (3150-0020) 10/26/2015

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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-2015-0183 Testing of Open Secondary Window-Type Current Transformers

09/02/2015

NRC-2015-0169 GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy; Vallecitos Nuclear Center Partial Site Release

10/05/2015

NRC-2015-0182 Financial Planning for Management of Radioactive Byproduct Material

10/19/2015

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