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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-2014-0161 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-2015-0163 Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations 08/06/2015
NRC-2015-0154 Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving Proposed No Significant Hazards Consideration and Containing Sensitive Unclassified Non-Safeguards Information and Order Imposing Procedures for Access to Sensitive Unclassified Non-Safeguards Information 08/06/2015
NRC-2008-0252 Vogtle Electric Generating Station, Units 3 and 4; License Amendment Application 08/10/2015
NRC-2008-0441 Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Station, Units 2 and 3; License Amendment Application 08/10/2015
NRC-2015-0082 Zion Solutions, LLC, Zion Nuclear Power Station, Units 1 and 2; License Termination Plan 08/17/2015
NRC-2015-0170 Tennessee Valley Authority, Watts Bar Nuclear Plant, Unit 1; License Amendment Application 08/17/2015
NRC-2015-0171 Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations 08/20/2015
NRC-2009-0552 Application for Renewal of Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant License 08/31/2015
NRC-2015-0178 Susquehanna Steam Electric Station, Units 1 and 2; License Amendment Application 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-2015-0167 Anticipated Transients That Could Develop into More Serious Events (RIS-2005-29, Revision 1) 09/15/2015
NRC-2015-0172 Clarification of 10 CFR 50.46 Reporting Requirements and Recent Issues with Related Guidance Not Approved for Use by the NRC (RIS 2015-XX) 09/22/2015

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-2015-0120 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
NRC-2015-0161 Comprehensive Vibration Assessment Program for Reactor Internals During Preoperational and Startup Testing (DG-1323) 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-2015-0106 Standard Review Plan for Renewal of Specific Licenses and Certificates of Compliance for Dry Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel (NUREG-1927, Rev. 1) 08/21/2015
NRC-2015-0112 Determining the Effectiveness, Limitations, and Operator Response for Very Early Warning Fire Detection Systems in Nuclear Facilities (DELORES-VEWFIRE) (NUREG-2180) 09/08/2015
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-2015-0159 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-2015-0136 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-2015-0027 NRC Form 7, Application for NRC Export/Import License, Amendment, Renewal, or Consent Request(s) (3150-0027) 08/28/2015
NRC-2015-0146 10 CFR Part 110, Export and Import of Nuclear Equipment and Material (3150-0036) 08/31/2015
NRC-2015-0031 NRC Form 171, Duplication Request (3150-0066) 09/21/2015
NRC-2015-0166 NRC Form 531, Request for Taxpayer Identification Number (3150-0188) 09/21/2015
NRC-2015-0158 Nuclear Material Events Database (NMED) for the Collection of Event Report, Response, Analyses, and Follow-up Data on Events Involving the Use of Atomic Energy Act Radioactive Byproduct Material (3150-0178) 09/25/2015
NRC-2015-0043 Request for Information Regarding Recommendations 2.1, 2.3, and 9.3 of the Near-Term Task Force Review of Insights from the Fukushima Dai-ichi Event (3150-0211) 09/28/2015

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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-2015-0160 NuScale Power, LLC, Design-Specific Review Standard and Safety Review Matrix

08/31/2015

NRC-2015-0169 GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy; Vallecitos Nuclear Center Partial Site Release

10/05/2015

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