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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
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NRC-2016-0103 List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks – Holtec International HI-STORM Flood/Wind Cask System, Amendment No. 2 09/22/2016

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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
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NRC-2016-0151 Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations 09/01/2016
NRC-2016-0143 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 09/01/2016
NRC-2016-0167 Request to Amend a License to Export Radioactive Waste 09/07/2016
NRC-2016-0168 Request to Amend a License to Import Radioactive Waste 09/07/2016
NRC-2016-0173 Request for a License to Export High-Enriched Uranium 09/14/2016
NRC-2016-0161 Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations 09/15/2016

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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
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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
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NRC-2016-0133 Dedication of Commercial-Grade Items for Use in Nuclear Power Plants (DG-1292) 09/06/2016

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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
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NRC-2016-0053 Consolidated Guidance About Materials Licenses – Program-Specific Guidance About Possession Licenses for Manufacturing and Distribution (NUREG-1556, Volume 12, Revision 1) 08/26/2016
NRC-2013-0164 License Application Request to Construct and Operate the Reno Creek ISR Project; Request for Comment on Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (NUREG-1910, Supplement 6) 09/06/2016
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
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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
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There are currently no draft interim staff guidance documents available for comment.

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Information Collections

The following information collections have been issued for public comment and noticed in the Federal Register.

Docket ID Title Comment Period
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NRC-2016-0077 Information Collection: Policy Statement for the "Criteria for Guidance of States and NRC in Discontinuance of NRC Regulatory Authority and Assumption Thereof By States Through Agreement," Maintenance of Existing Agreement State Programs, Request for Information Through the Integrated Materials Performance Evaluation Program (IMPEP) Questionnaire, and Agreement State Participation in IMPEP (3150-0183) 09/12/2016
NRC-2016-0132 Information Collection:  NRC Form 314, Certificate of Disposition of Materials (3150-0028) 09/19/2016
NRC-2016-0140 Information Collection:  Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery (3150-0217) 09/20/2016
NRC-2016-0016 Information Collection:  NRC Forms 366, 366A, and 366B, Licensee Event Report (3150-0104) 09/26/2016
NRC-2016-0070 Information Collection: NRC Form 212, Qualifications Investigation, Professional, Technical and Administrative Positions (3150-0033) 10/03/2016

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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
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NRC-2016-0146 NRC Vision and Strategy for Non-Light Water Reactor Mission Readiness 09/19/2016

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