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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-2015-0109 Physical Protection of Category 1 and Category 2 Quantities of Radioactive Materials 05/13/2016
NRC-2012-0059 Incorporation by Reference of Revisions of ASME Regulatory Guides 05/16/2016

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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-2016-0058 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 05/05/2016
NRC-2016-0073 Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations 05/12/2016
NRC-2016-0075 Tennessee Valley Authority, Watts Bar Nuclear Plant Unit 1; Completion Date of Cyber Security Plan Implementation Milestone 8 05/19/2016
NRC-2016-0083 Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations 05/26/2016
NRC-2016-0079 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 06/02/2016
NRC-2016-0092 South Texas Project, Units 1 and 2; Draft Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact 06/20/2016

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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
There are currently no draft regulatory guides available for comment.

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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-2016-0006 Operator Licensing Examination Standards for Power Reactors (NUREG-1021, Revision 11) 05/06/2016
NRC-2016-0045 Steam Generator Materials and Design (NUREG-0800, Section 5.4.2.1) 05/23/2016
NRC-2015-0251 Generic Aging Lessons Learned for Subsequent License Renewal Report and Standard Review Plan for Review of Subsequent License Renewal Applications for Nuclear Power Plants (NUREG-2191 and NUREG-2192) 05/31/2016
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
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-2016-0084 Guidance for Closure of Activities Related to Recommendation 2.1, Flooding Hazard Reevaluation 05/23/2016

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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-2015-0256 Information Collection:  NRC Form 136, "Security Termination Statement" (3150-0049) 05/23/2016
NRC-2016-0023 Information Collection:  10 CFR Part 25, "Access Authorization" (3150-0046) 05/23/2016
NRC-2015-0257 Information Collection: NRC Form 277, “Request for Visit” (3150-0051) 05/31/2016
NRC-2016-0060 Information Collection:  NRC Form 237, "Request for Access Authorization" (3150-0050) 06/14/2016
NRC-2015-0280 Information Collection:  10 CFR Part 11, "Criteria and Procedures for Determining Eligibility for Access to or Control Over Special Nuclear Material" (3150-0062) 07/05/2016

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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-2016-0056 Fees Development and Communications 05/06/2016
NRC-2016-0074 Sequoyah State-of-the-Art Reactor Consequence Analyses 05/12/2016
NRC-2016-0076 Proposed Emergency Preparedness Frequently Asked Questions 05/13/2016
NRC-2016-0089 Request for a License to Export Radioactive Waste 05/23/2016
NRC-2016-0090 Request for a License to Import Radioactive Waste 05/23/2016
NRC-2016-0088 Draft Standard Review Plan on Foreign Ownership, Control, or Domination 05/27/2016

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