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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-2011-0162 Remediation of Residual Radioactivity During Operations 08/22/2016

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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-2016-0078 Entergy Operations, Inc., Waterford Steam Electric Station, Unit 3 08/01/2016
NRC-2016-0118 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 08/04/2016
NRC-2016-0127 Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations 08/04/2016
NRC-2016-0130 Tennessee Valley Authority; Sequoyah Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2; Completion Date of Cyber Security Plan Implementation Milestone 8 08/08/2016
NRC-2016-0144 Request for a License to Export High-Enriched Uranium 08/12/2016
NRC-2016-0136 Duke Energy Progress, Inc.; Shearon Harris Nuclear Power Plant, Unit 1; Surveillance Frequency Control 08/15/2016
NRC-2016-0141 Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations 08/18/2016

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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
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-2016-0088 Foreign Ownership, Control, or Domination of Nuclear Power, and Non-Power Production or Utilization Facility 07/25/2016
NRC-2016-0133 Dedication of Commercial-Grade Items for Use in Nuclear Power Plants (DG-1292) 09/06/2016

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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-2015-0252 Consolidated Guidance About Materials Licenses – Program-Specific Guidance About Licenses Authorizing Distribution to General Licensees (NUREG-1556, Volume 16, Revision 1) 07/25/2016
NRC-2016-0097 Consequential SGTR Analysis for Westinghouse and Combustion Engineering Plants with Thermally Treated Alloy 600 and 690 Steam Generator Tubes (NUREG-2195) 08/08/2016
NRC-2016-0126 NUREG-0800, Standard Review Plan Section 14.3.12 – Physical Security Hardware – Inspections, Tests, Analyses, and Acceptance Criteria 08/12/2016
NRC-2016-0053 Consolidated Guidance About Materials Licenses – Program-Specific Guidance About Possession Licenses for Manufacturing and Distribution (NUREG-1556, Volume 12, Revision 1) 08/12/2016
NRC-2013-0164 License Application Request to Construct and Operate the Reno Creek ISR Project; Request for Comment on Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (NUREG-1910, Supplement 6) 09/06/2016
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-2016-0094 Policy Statement for the Agreement State Program 08/16/2016

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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-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) 09/12/2016
NRC-2016-0132 Information Collection:  NRC Form 314, Certificate of Disposition of Materials (3150-0028) 09/19/2016
NRC-2016-0140

Information Collection:  Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery (3150-0217)

09/20/2016

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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-2016-0088 Draft Standard Review Plan on Foreign Ownership, Control, or Domination 07/25/2016
NRC-2016-0146 NRC Vision and Strategy for Non-Light Water Reactor Mission Readiness 09/19/2016

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