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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-2015-0156 List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks – Holtec International HI–STORM 100 Cask System, Amendment No. 9, Revision No. 1 02/05/2016
NRC-2014-0240 Mitigation Strategies for Beyond-Design-Basis Events 02/11/2016
NRC-2015-0070 Regulatory Improvements for Power Reactors Transitioning to Decommissioning 03/18/2016
NRC-2015-0213 Determining Which Structures, Systems, Components and Functions are Important to Safety 03/21/2016

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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-2016-0009 Request to Amend a License to Import Radioactive Waste 02/08/2016
NRC-2016-0005 Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations 02/18/2016
NRC-2016-0010 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 03/03/2016
NRC-2016-0019 Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations 03/03/2016

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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
NRC-2015-0272 Assessment of Radioactive Discharges in Ground Water to the Unrestricted Area at Nuclear Power Plant Sites (DG-4025) 02/09/2016
NRC-2014-0240 Mitigation of Beyond-Design-Basis Events 02/11/2016
NRC-2015-0278 Making Changes to Emergency Plans for Nuclear Power Reactors 02/22/2016
NRC-2015-0286 Operating Philosophy for Maintaining Occupational Radiation Exposures as Low as is Reasonably Achievable 02/22/2016
NRC-2015-0287 Training and Qualification of Security Personnel at Nuclear Power Reactor Facilities (DG-5043) 02/29/2016

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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-2015-0208 Spent Fuel Transportation Package Response to the Newhall Pass Fire Scenario
(NUREG/CR-7207)
02/22/2016
NRC-2015-0207 Spent Fuel Transportation Package Response to the MacArthur Maze Fire Scenario
(NUREG/CR-7206)
02/22/2016
NRC-2015-0251 Generic Aging Lessons Learned for Subsequent License Renewal (GALL–SLR) Report, Volume 1 and Volume 2 (NUREG-2191) 02/29/2016
NRC-2015-0251 Standard Review Plan for Review of Subsequent License Renewal Applications for Nuclear Power Plants (NUREG-2192) 02/29/2016
NRC-2008-0672 Generic Environmental Impact Statement for Renewal of Nuclear Plants; Supplement 38 Regarding Indian Point Nuclear Generating Unit Nos. 2 and 3 (NUREG-1437, Supplement 38, Volume 5) 03/04/2016
NRC-2016-0006 Operator Licensing Examination Standards for Power Reactors (NUREG-1021, Revision 11) 03/21/2016
NRC-2015-0234 A Compendium of Spent Fuel Transportation Package Response Analyses to Severe Fire Accident Scenarios (NUREG/CR-7209) 03/28/2016
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
There are currently no Draft Interim Staff Guidance documents for comment.

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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-2015-0273 Information Collection: 10 CFR Part 5, Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex in Education Programs or Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance (3150-0209) 02/16/2016
NRC-2015-0079 Information Collection:  NRC's Policy Statement on Cooperation with States at Commercial Nuclear Power Plants and Other Nuclear Production and Utilization Facilities (3150-0163) 02/26/2016
NRC-2015-0081 Information Collection: NRC Form 790, Classification Record (3150-0052) 03/07/2016

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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-2016-0002 Request to Amend a License to Export Radioactive Waste 02/05/2016
NRC-2016-0003 Request to Amend a License to Import Radioactive Waste 02/05/2016
NRC-2016-0004 Request to Amend a License to Import Radioactive Waste 02/05/2016
NRC-2015-0020 Request for Sodium Iodide I-131 Treatment and Patient Release Information 02/16/2016

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