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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-2015-0071 Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions 07/20/2015
NRC-2015-0067 List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks:  Holtec HI-STORM UMAX Canister Storage System, Certificate of Compliance No. 1040, Amendment No. 1 07/23/2015
NRC-2011-0012 Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal 07/24/2015
NRC-2014-0161 Financial Qualifications for Reactor Licensing 08/03/2015
NRC-2014-0044 Reactor Effluents 09/01/2015
NRC-2015-0057 Linear No-Threshold Model and Standards for Protection Against Radiation 09/08/2015

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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-2015-0127 Tennessee Valley Authority; Watts Bar Nuclear Plant, Unit 1 07/01/2015
NRC-2008-0441 Combined License Application:  Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Station Units 2 and 3; South Carolina Electric and Gas Company and South Carolina Public Service Authority 07/08/2015
NRC-2015-0123 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 07/09/2015
NRC-2015-0142 Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations 07/09/2015
NRC-2015-0145 Exelon Generation Company, LLC; Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station, Unit 3; License Amendment Application 07/10/2015
NRC-2015-0155 Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations 07/23/2015
NRC-2009-0552 Application for Renewal of Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant License 08/31/2015

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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-2015-0121 Protective Action Recommendations for Members of the Public on Bodies of Water 07/10/2015

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-2015-0095 Alternate Risk-Informed Approach for Addressing the Effects of Debris on Post-Accident Long-Term Core Cooling (DG-1322) 07/06/2015
NRC-2015-0120 Selection of Material Balance Areas and Item Control Areas (DG-5057) 07/31/2015
NRC-2015-0153 Commercial-Grade Design and Analysis Computer Programs for Nuclear Power Plants (DG-1305) 08/31/2015

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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-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-2009-0337 Notice of Receipt and Availability of Application for a Combined License; Turkey Point Unit Nos. 6 and 7 (NUREG-2176) 07/17/2015
NRC-2015-0003 Guidance for Conducting Technical Analyses for Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal (NUREG-2175) 07/24/2015
NRC-2015-0131 Proposed Revision to Site Characteristics and Site Parameters (NUREG-0800, Chapter 2) 07/27/2015
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
  There are currently no policy statements available for comment  

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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
NRC-2015-0159 Changes to Buried and Underground Piping and Tank Recommendations 08/13/2015

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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-2015-0103 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
NRC-2015-0020 NRC Request for Sodium Iodide I-131 Treatment and Patient Release Information (3150-XXXX) 07/23/2015
NRC-2015-0136 NRC Generic Letter 2015-XX, Monitoring of Neutron-Absorbing Materials in Spent Fuel Pools (3150-XXXX) 08/03/2015
NRC-2015-0005 NRC Form 748, National Source Tracking Transaction Report (3150-0202) 08/11/2015
NRC-2015-0116 NRC Form 244, Registration Certificate – Use of Depleted Uranium Under General License (3150-0031) 08/17/2015
NRC-2015-0141 Exemptions and Continued Regulatory Authority in Agreement States and In Offshore Waters Under Section 274 (3150-0032) 08/17/2015
NRC-2015-0119 Financial Protection Requirements and Indemnity Agreements (3150-0039) 08/17/2015
NRC-2015-0033 10 CFR Part 37, Physical Protection of Category 1 and Category 2 Quantities of Radioactive Material (3150-0214) 08/24/2015
NRC-2015-0147 10 CFR Part 51, Environmental Protection Regulations for Domestic Licensing and Related Regulatory Functions (3150-0021) 08/24/2015
NRC-2015-0130 10 CFR Part 30, Rules of General Applicability to Domestic Licensing of Byproduct Material (3150-0017) 08/24/2015
NRC-2015-0146 10 CFR Part 110, Export and Import of Nuclear Equipment and Material (3150-0036) 08/31/2015

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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-2015-0149 Fuel Cycle Oversight Process 07/13/2015
NRC-2015-0160 NuScale Power, LLC, Design-Specific Review Standard and Safety Review Matrix

08/31/2015

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