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PART 51—ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION REGULATIONS FOR DOMESTIC LICENSING AND RELATED REGULATORY FUNCTIONS

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General Provisions

Sec.

51.1 Scope.

51.2 Subparts.

51.3 Resolution of conflict.

51.4 Definitions.

51.5 Interpretations.

51.6 Specific exemptions.

Subpart A—National Environmental Policy Act—Regulations Implementing Section 102(2)

51.10 Purpose and scope of subpart; application of regulations of Council on Environmental Quality.

51.11 Relationship to other subparts. [Reserved]

51.12 Application of subpart to ongoing environmental work.

51.13 Emergencies.

51.14 Definitions.

51.15 Time schedules.

51.16 Proprietary information.

51.17 Information collection requirements; OMB approval.

Preliminary Procedures

Classification of Licensing and Regulatory Actions

51.20 Criteria for and identification of licensing and regulatory actions requiring environmental impact statements.

51.21 Criteria for and identification of licensing and regulatory actions requiring environmental assessments.

51.22 Criterion for categorical exclusion; identification of licensing and regulatory actions eligible for categorical exclusion or otherwise not requiring environmental review.

51.23 Environmental impacts of continued storage of spent nuclear fuel beyond the licensed life for operation of a reactor.

Determinations to Prepare Environmental Impact Statements, Environmental Assessments or Findings of No Significant Impact, and Related Procedures

51.25 Determination to prepare environmental impact statement or environmental assessment; eligibility for categorical exclusion.

51.26 Requirement to publish notice of intent and conduct scoping process.

51.27 Notice of intent.

Scoping

51.28 Scoping—participants.

51.29 Scoping-environmental impact statement and supplement to environmental impact statement.

Environmental Assessment

51.30 Environmental assessment.

51.31 Determinations based on environmental assessment.

Finding of No Significant Impact

51.32 Finding of no significant impact.

51.33 Draft finding of no significant impact; distribution.

51.34 Preparation of finding of no significant impact.

51.35 Requirement to publish finding of no significant impact; limitation on Commission action.

Environmental Reports and Information—Requirements Applicable to Applicants and Petitioners for Rulemaking

General

51.40 Consultation with NRC staff.

51.41 Requirement to submit environmental information.

Environmental Reports—General Requirements

51.45 Environmental report.

Environmental Reports—Production and Utilization Facilities

51.49 Environmental report—limited work authorization.

51.50 Environmental report-construction permit, early site permit, or combined license stage.

51.51 Uranium fuel cycle environmental data—Table S-3.

51.52 Environmental effects of transportation of fuel and waste—Table S-4.

51.53 Postconstruction environmental reports.

51.54 Environmental report—manufacturing license.

51.55 Environmental report-standard design certification.

51.58 Environmental report-number of copies; distribution.

Environmental Reports—Materials Licenses

51.60 Environmental report—materials licenses.

51.61 Environmental report—independent spent fuel storage installation (ISFSI) or monitored retrievable storage installation (MRS) license.

51.62 Environmental report—land disposal of radioactive waste licensed under 10 CFR part 61.

51.66 Environmental report—number of copies; distribution.

51.67 Environmental information concerning geologic repositories.

Environmental Reports—Rulemaking

51.68 Environmental report—rulemaking.

Environmental Impact Statements

Draft Environmental Impact Statements—General Requirements

51.70 Draft environmental impact statement—general.

51.71 Draft environmental impact statement—contents.

51.72 Supplement to draft environmental impact statement.

51.73 Request for comments on draft environmental impact statement.

51.74 Distribution of draft environmental impact statement and supplement to draft environmental impact statement; news releases.

Draft Environmental Impact Statements—Production and Utilization Facilities

51.75 Draft environmental impact statement—construction permit, early site permit, or combined license.

51.76 Draft environmental impact statement—limited work authorization.

51.77 Distribution of draft environmental impact statement.

Draft Environmental Impact Statements—Materials Licenses

51.80 Draft environmental impact statement—materials license.

51.81 Distribution of draft environmental impact statement.

Draft Environmental Impact Statements—Rulemaking

51.85 Draft environmental impact statement—rulemaking.

51.86 Distribution of draft environmental impact statement.

Legislative Environmental Impact Statements—Proposals for Legislation

51.88 Proposals for legislation.

Final Environmental Impact Statements—General Requirements

51.90 Final environmental impact statement—general.

51.91 Final environmental impact statement—contents.

51.92 Supplement to the final environmental impact statement.

51.93 Distribution of final environmental impact statement and supplement to final environmental impact statement; news releases.

51.94 Requirement to consider final environmental impact statement.

Final Environmental Impact Statements—Production and Utilization Facilities

51.95 Postconstruction environmental impact statements.

Final Environmental Impact Statements—Materials Licenses

51.97 Final environmental impact statement—materials license.

Final Environmental Impact Statements—Rulemaking

51.99 [Reserved]

NEPA Procedure and Administrative Action

General

51.100 Timing of Commission action.

51.101 Limitations on actions.

51.102 Requirement to provide a record of decision; preparation.

51.103 Record of decision—general.

51.104 NRC proceeding using public hearings; consideration of environmental impact statement.

Production and Utilization Facilities

51.105 Public hearings in proceedings for issuance of construction permits or early site permits; limited work authorizations.

51.105a Public hearings in proceedings for issuance of manufacturing licenses.

51.106 Public hearings in proceedings for issuance of operating licenses.

51.107 Public hearings in proceedings for issuance of combined licenses; limited work authorizations.

51.108 Public hearings on Commission findings that inspections, tests, analyses, and acceptance criteria of combined licenses are met

Materials Licenses

51.109 Public hearings in proceedings for issuance of materials license with respect to a geologic repository.

Rulemaking

51.110 [Reserved]

Public Notice of and Access to Environmental Documents

51.116 Notice of intent.

51.117 Draft environmental impact statement—notice of availability.

51.118 Final environmental impact statement—notice of availability.

51.119 Publication of finding of no significant impact; distribution.

51.120 Availability of environmental documents for public inspection.

51.121 Status of NEPA actions.

51.122 List of interested organizations and groups.

51.123 Charges for environmental documents; distribution to public; distribution to governmental agencies.

Commenting

51.124 Commission duty to comment.

Responsible Official

51.125 Responsible official.

Appendix A to Subpart A—Format for Presentation of Material in Environmental Impact Statements

Appendix B to Subpart A—Environmental Effect of Renewing the Operating License of a Nuclear Power Plant

Authority: Atomic Energy Act sec. 161, 1701 (42 U.S.C. 2201, 2297f); Energy Reorganization Act secs. 201, 202, 211 (42 U.S.C. 5841, 5842, 5851); Government Paperwork Elimination Act sec. 1704 (44 U.S.C. 3504 note). Subpart A also issued under National Environmental Policy Act secs. 102, 104, 105 (42 U.S.C. 4332, 4334, 4335); Pub. L. 95–604, Title II, 92 Stat. 3033–3041; Atomic Energy Act sec. 193 (42 U.S.C. 2243). Sections 51.20, 51.30, 51.60, 51.80, and 51.97 also issued under Nuclear Waste Policy Act secs. 135, 141, 148 (42 U.S.C. 10155, 10161, 10168). Section 51.22 also issued under Atomic Energy Act sec. 274 (42 U.S.C. 2021) and under Nuclear Waste Policy Act sec. 121 (42 U.S.C. 10141). Sections 51.43, 51.67, and 51.109 also issued under Nuclear Waste Policy Act sec. 114(f) (42 U.S.C. 10134(f)).

Source: 49 FR 9381, Mar. 12, 1984, unless otherwise noted.

[ 72 FR 57444, Oct. 9, 2007; 77 FR 39907, Jul. 6, 2012; 78 FR 37317, Jun. 20, 2013; 78 FR 46256, Jul. 31, 2013; 79 FR 56260, Sept. 19, 2014]

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