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PART 60—DISPOSAL OF HIGH-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTES IN GEOLOGIC REPOSITORIES

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Subpart A—General Provisions

Sec.

60.1 Purpose and scope.

60.2 Definitions.

60.3 License required.

60.4 Communications and records.

60.5 Interpretations.

60.6 Exemptions.

60.7 License not required for certain preliminary activities.

60.8 Information collection requirements: Approval.

60.9 Employment protection.

60.10 Completeness and accuracy of information.

60.11 Deliberate misconduct.

Subpart B—Licenses

Preapplication Review

60.15 Site characterization.

60.16 Site characterization plan required.

60.17 Contents of site characterization plan.

60.18 Review of site characterization activities.

License Applications

60.21 Content of application.

60.22 Filing and distribution of application.

60.23 Elimination of repetition.

60.24 Updating of application and environmental impact statement.

Construction Authorization

60.31 Construction authorization.

60.32 Conditions of construction authorization.

60.33 Amendment of construction authorization.

License Issuance and Amendment

60.41 Standards for issuance of a license.

60.42 Conditions of license.

60.43 License specification.

60.44 Changes, tests, and experiments.

60.45 Amendment of license.

60.46 Particular activities requiring license amendment.

US/IAEA Safeguards Agreement

60.47 Facility information and verification.

Permanent Closure

60.51 License amendment for permanent closure.

60.52 Termination of license.

Subpart C—Participation by State Governments and Affected Indian Tribes

60.61 Provision of information.

60.62 Site review.

60.63 Participation in license reviews.

60.64 Notice to States.

60.65 Representation.

Subpart D—Records, Reports, Tests, and Inspections

60.71 Records and reports.

60.72 Construction records.

60.73 Reports of deficiencies.

60.74 Tests.

60.75 Inspections.

60.78 Material control and accounting records and reports.

Subpart E—Technical Criteria

60.101 Purpose and nature of findings.

60.102 Concepts.

Performance Objectives

60.111 Performance of the geologic repository operations area through permanent closure.

60.112 Overall system performance objective for the geologic repository after permanent closure.

60.113 Performance of particular barriers after permanent closure.

Land Ownership and Control

60.121 Requirements for ownership and control interests in land.

Siting Criteria

60.122 Siting criteria.

Design Criteria for the Geological Repository Operations Area

60.130 General considerations.

60.131 General design criteria for the geologic repository operations area.

60.132 Additional design criteria for surface facilities in the geologic repository operations area.

60.133 Additional design criteria for the underground facility.

60.134 Design of seals for shafts and boreholes.

Design Criteria for the Waste Package

60.135 Criteria for the waste package and its components.

Preclosure Controlled Area

60.136 Preclosure controlled area.

Performance Confirmation Requirements

60.137 General requirements for performance confirmation.

Subpart F—Performance Confirmation Program

60.140 General requirements.

60.141 Confirmation of geotechnical and design parameters.

60.142 Design testing.

60.143 Monitoring and testing waste packages.

Subpart G—Quality Assurance

60.150 Scope.

60.151 Applicability.

60.152 Implementation.

Subpart H—Training and Certification of Personnel

60.160 General requirements.

60.161 Training and certification program.

60.162 Physical requirements.

Subpart I—Emergency Planning Criteria [Reserved]

Subpart J—Violations

60.181 Violations.

60.183 Criminal penalties.

Authority: Atomic Energy Act secs. 51, 53, 62, 63, 65, 81, 161, 182, 183, 223, 234 (42 U.S.C. 2071, 2073, 2092, 2093, 2095, 2111, 2201, 2232, 2233, 2273, 2282); Energy Reorganization Act secs. 201, 202, 206, 211, Pub. L. 95–601, sec. 10, as amended by Pub. L. 102–486, sec. 2902 (42 U.S.C. 5841, 5842, 5846, 5851); sec. 14, Pub. L. 95–601 (42 U.S.C. 2021a); National Environmental Policy Act sec. 102 (42 U.S.C. 4332); Nuclear Waste Policy Act secs. 114, 117, 121 (42 U.S.C. 10134, 10137, 10141); Government Paperwork Elimination Act sec. 1704 (44 U.S.C. 3504 note); Energy Policy Act of 2005, Pub. L. 109–58, 119 Stat. 594 (2005).

Source: 46 FR 13980, Feb. 25, 1981, unless otherwise noted.

[72 FR 63974, Nov. 14, 2007; 73 FR 78605, Dec. 23, 2008; 73 FR 63571, Oct. 24, 2008; 77 FR 39907, Jul. 6, 2012]

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