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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 03/24/2015
NRC-2014-0257 Improved Identification Techniques Against Alkali-Silica Reaction Concrete Degradation at Nuclear Plants (PRM-50-109) 03/30/2015

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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-2014-0271 Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations 01/22/2015
NRC-2014-0262 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 02/05/2015
NRC-2014-0279 Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations 02/05/2015
NRC-2015-0006 Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations 02/19/2015

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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
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-2014-0244 Guidelines for Evaluating the Effects of Light-Water Reactor Coolant Environments in Fatigue Analyses of Metal Components (DG-1309) 01/23/2015
NRC-2014-0253 Fitness-for-Duty Programs for New Nuclear Power Plant Construction Sites (DG-5036) 01/27/2015
NRC-2014-0256 Aquatic Environmental Studies for Nuclear Power Stations (DG-4023) 02/09/2015
NRC-2014-0276 General Use of Locks in Protection and Control of Facilities and Special Nuclear Materials, Classified Matter, and Safeguards Information (DG-5027)

03/03/2015

NRC-2014-0277 Guidance for ITAAC Closure Under 10 CFR Part 52 (DG-1316)

03/06/2015

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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-2012-0232 Proposed Revision to NUREG-0800, “Standard Review Plan for the Review of Safety Analysis Reports for Nuclear Power Plants:  LWR Edition,” Section 19.0, Revision 3, “Probabilistic Risk Assessment and Severe Accident Evaluation for New Reactors” (NUREG-0800, Section 19.0) 02/06/2015
NRC-2013-0178 Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants; Byron Station Units 1 and 2 (NUREG-1437, Supplement 54)

02/20/2015

NRC-2014-0178 Standard Review Plan for Conventional Uranium Mill Heap Leach Facilities (NUREG-2126) 03/18/2015
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 03/31/2015

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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-2014-0254 Advanced Light-Water Reactor Probabilistic Risk Assessment 01/26/2015

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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-2014-0182 Agency Information Collection Activities:  Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request; 10 CFR Part 54,"Requirements for Renewal of Operating Licenses for Nuclear Power Plants" (3150-0155) 01/23/2015
NRC-2014-0215 Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request; 10 CFR Part 73, "Physical Protection of Plants and Materials" (3150-0002) 01/23/2015
NRC-2014-0237 Agency Information Collection Activities:   Proposed Collection; Comment Request; 10 CFR Part 62, "Criteria and Procedures for Emergency Access to Non-Federal and Regional Low-Level Waste Disposal Facilities" (3150-0143) 01/30/2015
NRC-2014-0245 Agency Information Collection Activities:  Proposed Collection; Comment Request; 10 CFR Part 20, "Standards for Protection Against Radiation" (3150-0014) 02/02/2015
NRC-2013-0088 Agency Information Collection Activities:  Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request; 10 CFR Part 95, "Facility Security Clearance and Safeguarding of National Security Information and Restricted Data" (3150-0047) 02/12/2015
NRC-2014-0226 Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request; Assessment of Cyber Security for Byproduct Materials Licensees (3150-XXXX) 02/12/2015
NRC-2014-0272 Agency Information Collection Activities:  Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Requests to Non-Agreement States for Information (3150-0200) 03/09/2015

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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-2015-0004 Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc., Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station Post-Shutdown Decommissioning Activities Report 03/23/2015
NRC-2012-0235 Draft Tribal Protocol Manual and Scoping for Proposed Policy Statement 06/01/2015

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