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10 CFR Part 21 Clarification and Rulemaking

The NRC is considering rulemaking to revise and clarify 10 CFR Part 21, "Reporting of Defects and Noncompliance." On September 29, 2011, the staff issued SECY 2011-0135, Staff Plans to Develop the Regulatory Basis for Clarifying the Requirements in Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations Part 21 "Reporting of Defects and Noncompliance." That paper informed the Commission of the staff's plan to develop the regulatory basis to clarify 10 CFR Part 21.

In December 2012, the staff published the Draft Regulatory Basis to Clarify 10 CFR Part 21, "Reporting of Defects and Noncompliance," Revision 0. The NRC is providing this version of the regulatory basis as a draft to promote early stakeholder feedback. Other associated information can be found on the Federal Government's regulations web site, by searching for "NRC-2012-0012."

The NRC has hosted a series of Category 3 public meetings on this topic, listed below:

Date Description
05/30/13 Discuss evaluating and reporting related to the NRC staff's draft regulatory basis to clarify Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations Part 21, "Reporting of Defects and Noncompliance" (Part 21).
04/11/13 Discuss the status of several initiatives involving the fuel cycle industry.
04/10/13 Discuss Area 10 entitled "10 CFR 50.55(e) Redundancy" of the NRC staff's draft regulatory basis to clarify Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations Part 21, "Reporting of Defects and Noncompliance" (Part 21).
01/24/13 Discuss the NRC staff's draft regulatory basis to clarify Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations Part 21, "Reporting of Defects and Noncompliance" (Part 21).
01/26/12 Discuss regulatory basis and guidance development to clarify Part 21 "Reporting Defects and Noncompliance."
08/01/11 Discuss potential rulemaking to revise 10 CFR Part 21, "Reporting of Defects and Noncompliance."
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