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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-2014-0120 List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks – Holtec HI-STORM UMAX Canister Storage System 10/09/2014
NRC-2014-0118 Enhanced Security at Fuel Cycle Facilities; Special Nuclear Material Transportation 10/17/2014
NRC-2008-0175 Medical Use of Byproduct Material – Medical Events Definitions, Training and Experience, and Clarifying Amendments 11/18/2014
NRC-2014-0030 Proposed Guidance for Medical Use of Byproduct Material – Medical Events Definitions, Training and Experience, and Clarifying Amendments 11/18/2014
NRC-2009-0279 Radiation Protection 11/24/2014

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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-2014-0189 Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations 09/18/2014
NRC-2014-0193 Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations 10/02/2014
NRC-2014-0190 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 10/09/2014
NRC-2014-0194 Energy Northwest; Columbia Generating Station; License Amendment Application 10/06/2014
NRC-2014-0197 Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations 10/16/2014

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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-2014-0187 Treatment of Natural Phenomena Hazards in Fuel Cycle Facilities (NRC Generic Letter 20XX-XX) 11/06/2014

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-2014-0183 Issuance and Availability of Draft Regulatory Guide (DG-1256) 10/03/2014
NRC-2014-0163 Issuance and Availability of Draft Regulatory Guide (DG-1141) 10/10/2014

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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-2013-0037 Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants; Sequoyah Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2 (NUREG-1437, Supplement 53) 09/29/2014
NRC-2012-0220 Standard Review Plan for Review of Fuel Cycle Facility License Applications (NUREG-1520, Revision 2) 11/03/2014
NRC-2014-0184 Standard Review Plan for the Review of Safety Analysis Reports for Nuclear Power Plants:  LWR Edition; Section 9.2.7 "Chilled Water" (NUREG-0800) 10/06/2014
NRC-2014-0149 Environmental Impact Statement for an Early Site Permit at the PSEG Site (NUREG-2168) 11/06/2014
NRC-2014-0198 Standard Review Plan for the Review of Safety Analysis Reports for Nuclear Power Plants; Chapter 11 “Radioactive Waste Management” (NUREG-0800) 11/17/2014
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-2014-0142 Guidance for Conducting the Section 106 Process of the Historic Preservation Act for Uranium Recovery Licensing Actions 11/17/2014
NRC-2014-0173 Acute Uranium Exposure Standards 12/01/2014

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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-2014-0130 Agency Information Collection Activities:  Proposed Collection; Comment Request; 10 CFR Part 74, "Material Control and Accounting of Special Nuclear Material" (3150-0123) 09/19/2014
NRC-2014-0155 Agency Information Collection Activities:  Proposed Collection; Comment Request; NRC Form 483, "Registration Certificate – In Vitro Testing with Byproduct Material Under General License" (3150-0038) 09/19/2014
NRC-2014-0141 Agency Information Collection Activities:  Proposed Collection; Comment Request; 10 CFR Part 9, "Public Records" (3150-0043) 09/19/2014
NRC-2014-0110 Agency Information Collection Activities:  Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request; NRC Form 241, “Report of Proposed Activities in Non-Agreement States, Areas of Exclusive Federal Jurisdiction, or Offshore Waters” (3150-0013) 09/24/2014
NRC-2014-0174 Agency Information Collection Activities:  Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Generic Communications (3150-XXXX) 09/29/2014
NRC-2014-0075 Agency Information Collection Activities:  Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request; NRC Form 354, "Data Report on Spouse" (3150-0026) 09/29/2014
NRC-2014-0089 Agency Information Collection Activities:  Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request; 10 CFR Part 81, "Standard Specification for the Granting of Patent Licenses" (3150-0121) 10/02/2014
NRC-2014-0188 Agency Information Collection Activities:  Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Reports Concerning Possible Non-Routine Emergency Generic Problems (3150-0012) 10/14/2014
NRC-2014-0182 Agency Information Collection Activities:  Proposed Collection; Comment Request; 10 CFR Part 54, "Requirements for Renewal of Operating Licenses for Nuclear Power Plants" (3150-0155) 10/27/2014
NRC-2014-0196 Agency Information Collection Activities:  Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Voluntary Reporting of Planned New Reactor Applications (3150-XXXX) 11/17/2014

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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-2014-0147 Generic Technical Specification Travelers 09/22/2014

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