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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.

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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.

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NRC-2016-0180 Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations 09/29/2016
NRC-2008-0441 Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Station, Units 2 and 3; License Amendment Application 10/03/2016
NRC-2016-0184 Eagle Rock Enrichment Facility and Lucky Mc Uranium Mill; Consideration of Approval of Transfer of Licenses and Conforming Amendment 10/11/2016
NRC-2016-0188 Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations 10/13/2016
NRC-2016-0195 James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant; Consideration of Approval of Transfer of License and Conforming Amendment 10/17/2016
NRC-2012-0286 AeroTest Operations, Inc.; Aerotest Radiography and Research Reactor; Consideration of Approval of Indirect License Transfer and Conforming Amendment 10/24/2016
NRC-2016-0202 Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations 10/27/2016

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Generic Communications

The following Generic Communications documents have been issued for public comment and noticed in the Federal Register.

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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.

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NRC-2016-0189 Shipping, Receiving, and Internal Transfer of Special Nuclear Material (DG-5051) 10/21/2016
NRC-2016-0192 Service Level I, II, III and In-Scope License Renewal Protective Coatings Applied to Nuclear Power Plants (DG-1331) 11/14/2016
NRC-2016-0201 Nuclear Power Plant Instrumentation for Earthquakes (DG-1332) 11/21/2016

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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.

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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.
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NRC-2016-0178 Enhancing Participation in NRC Public Meetings 11/14/2016

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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.

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Information Collections

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

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NRC-2015-0257 Information Collection:  NRC Form 277, Request for Visit (3150-0051) 09/28/2016
NRC-2015-0280 Information Collection:  10 CFR Part 11, “Criteria and Procedures for Determining Eligibility for Access to or Control Over Special Nuclear Material” (3150-0062) 09/28/2016
NRC-2016-0060 Information Collection:  NRC Form 237, Request for Access Authorization (3150-0050) 09/28/2016
NRC-2016-0070 Information Collection: NRC Form 212, Qualifications Investigation, Professional, Technical and Administrative Positions (3150-0033) 10/03/2016
NRC-2015-0256 Information Collection: NRC Form 136, Security Termination Statement (3150-0049) 10/11/2016
NRC-2016-0023 Information Collection:  10 CFR Part 25, “Access Authorization” (3150-0046) 10/24/2016
NRC-2016-0069 Information Collection: Suspicious Activity Reporting Using the Protected Web Server (PWS) (3150-0219) 11/07/2016
NRC-2016-0024 Information Collection: 10 CFR Part 21, "Reporting of Defects and Noncompliance" (3150-0035) 11/07/2016
NRC-2016-0064 Information Collection: NRC Form 850A, "Request for NRC Contractor Building Access Authorization," NRC Form 850B, "Request for NRC Contractor Information Technology Access Authorization," and NRC Form 850C, "Request for NRC Contractor Security Clearance" (3150-0218) 11/08/2016
NRC-2016-0062 Information Collection: NRC Form 327, Special Nuclear Material (SNM) and Source Material (SM) Physical Inventory Summary Report, and NUREG/BR-0096, Instructions and Guidance for Completing Physical Inventory (3150-0139) 11/12/2016

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Other Documents For Comment

The following technical documents have been issued for public comment and noticed in the Federal Register.

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