United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment
Home > Public Involvement > Documents for Comment
subscribe to page updates

Documents for Comment

Key Topics

Please be aware that any comments that you submit to the NRC will be considered a public record and entered into the Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS). For information about how the NRC handles your comments, see our Privacy Policy.

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:

Some of the links on this page are to non-NRC servers and websites and are provided solely as a reference for the convenience of users. NRC cannot guarantee the authenticity of documents or the validity of information obtained at these non-NRC websites. See our Site Disclaimer for more information.

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-2016-0179 Revisions to Transportation Safety Requirements and Compatibility with International Atomic Energy Agency Transportation Requirements 01/20/2017
NRC-2016-0182 Individual Monitoring Devices for Industrial Radiographic Personnel (PRM-34-7) 01/23/2017

To top of page

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-2016-0226 Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations 12/08/2016
NRC-2016-0218 Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving Proposed No Significant Hazards Considerations and Containing Sensitive Unclassified Non-Safeguards Information and Safeguards Information and Order Imposing Procedures for Access to Sensitive Unclassified Non-Safeguards Information and Safeguards Information 12/08/2016
NRC-2016-0234 Wolf Creek Generating Station; Consideration of Approval of Transfer of License 12/19/2016
NRC-2016-0239 Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations 12/22/2016
NRC-2016-0244 Tennessee Valley Authority; Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant, Units 1, 2, and 3; Draft Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact 01/03/2017
NRC-2016-0240 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 01/05/2017
NRC-2016-0245 Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations 01/05/2017
NRC-2016-0231 Waste Control Specialists LLC’s Consolidated Interim Spent Fuel Storage Facility Project 02/28/2017

To top of page

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
There are currently no generic communications available for comment.

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-2016-0224 Restart of a Nuclear Power Plant Shut Down by a Seismic Event (DG-1337) 01/03/2017
NRC-2016-0233 Pressurized Water Reactor Control Rod Ejection and Boiling Water Reactor Control Rod Drop Accidents (DG-1327) 02/21/2017

To top of page

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-2016-0232 Response of Nuclear Power Plant Instrumentation Cables When Exposed to Fire Conditions – Test Plan (NUREG/CR-XXXX) 12/16/2016
NRC-2016-0220 Report on Waste Burial Charges:  Changes in Decommissioning Waste Disposal Costs at Low-Level Waste Burial Facilities (NUREG-1307, Revision 16) 12/20/2016
NRC-2013-0235 Environmental Impact Statement for Construction Permit for the Northwest Medical Isotopes Radioisotope Production Facility (NUREG-02209) 12/29/2016
NRC-2011-0272 Knowledge and Abilities Catalog for Nuclear Power Plant Operators: Westinghouse AP1000 Pressurized-Water Reactors (NUREG-2103) 12/31/2016
NRC-2016-0122 Consolidated Guidance About Material Licenses:  Program-Specific Guidance About Medical Use Licenses (NUREG-1556, Volume 9, Revision 3) 02/06/2017
NRC-2012-0010 Knowledge and Abilities Catalog for Nuclear Power Plant Operators: Advanced Boiling Water Reactors (NUREG-2104, Rev. 0) 12/31/2018

To top of page

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
There are currently no policy statements available for comment.

To top of page

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-2012-0068 Mitigation Strategies for Beyond-Design-Basis External Events (JLD-ISG-2012-01, Draft Revision 2) 12/12/2016

To top of page

Information Collections

The following information collections have been issued for public comment and noticed in the Federal Register.

Docket ID Title Comment Period
Close Date
NRC-2015-0283 Information Collection: NRC Forms 541 and 541A, "Uniform Low-Level Radioactive Waste Manifest Container and Waste Description" (3150-0166) 12/12/2016
NRC-2015-0282 Information Collection: NRC Forms 542 and 542A, "Uniform Low-Level Radioactive Waste Manifest Index and Regional Compact Tabulation" (3150-0165) 12/12/2016
NRC-2016-0140 Information Collection: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery (3150-0217) 12/14/2016
NRC-2016-0077 Information Collection:  Policy Statement for the "Criteria for Guidance of States and NRC in Discontinuance of NRC Regulatory Authority and Assumption Thereof By States Through Agreement," Maintenance of Existing Agreement State Programs, Request for Information Through the Integrated Materials Performance Evaluation Program (IMPEP) Questionnaire, and Agreement State Participation in IMPEP (3150-0183) 12/14/2016
NRC-2016-0174 Information Collection:  DOE/NRC Form 740M, "Concise Note;" DOE/NRC Form 741, "Nuclear Material Transaction Report;" DOE/NRC Form 742, "Material Balance Report;" and DOE/NRC Form 742C, "Physical Inventory Listing" (3150-0003, 3150-0004, 3150-0057, and 3150-0058) 12/27/2016
NRC-2016-0016 Information Collection:  NRC Forms 366, 366A, and 366B, "Licensee Event Report" (3150-0104) 12/30/2016

To top of page

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-2016-0235 Privacy Act of 1974; Republication of Systems of Records Notices 12/19/2016

To top of page

Page Last Reviewed/Updated Wednesday, December 07, 2016