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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-2014-0172 Licensee Requirements for Physical Protection of Plants and Materials 01/12/2015
NRC-2009-0279 Radiation Protection 03/24/2015

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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-2014-0097 License Amendment Application for Source Materials License; Jefferson Proving Ground 12/18/2014
NRC-2014-0223 Southern California Edison Company; San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, Units 2 and 3; Post-Shutdown Decommissioning Activities Report 12/22/2014
NRC-2014-0252 Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations 12/26/2014
NRC-2014-0250 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 01/02/2015
NRC-2014-0258 Consideration of Approval of Transfer of License and Conforming Amendment; River Bend Station, Unit 1, and Waterford Steam Electric Station, Unit 3 01/02/2015
NRC-2014-0260 Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations 01/08/2015

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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-2014-0232 Applicability of ASME Code Case N-770-1 as Conditioned in 10 CFR 50.55a, “Codes and Standards,” to Branch Connection Butt Welds 12/22/2014

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-2014-0244 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

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

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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-2014-0255 Review of Security Exemptions/License Amendment Requests for Decommissioning Nuclear Power Plants 01/08/2015
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-2014-0188 Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request; Reports Concerning Possible Non-Routine Emergency Generic Problems (3150-0012) 12/31/2014
NRC-2014-0196 Agency Information Collection Activities:  Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request; Voluntary Reporting of Planned New Reactor Applications (3150-XXXX) 01/15/2015
NRC-2014-0247 Agency Information Collection Activities:  Proposed Collection; Comment Request; 10 CFR Part 31, "General Domestic Licenses for Byproduct Material" (3150-0016) 01/20/2015
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

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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-2012-0235 Draft Tribal Protocol Manual and Scoping for Proposed Policy Statement 06/01/2015

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