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PART 63—DISPOSAL OF HIGH-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTES IN A GEOLOGIC REPOSITORY AT YUCCA MOUNTAIN, NEVADA

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Subpart A—General Provisions

Sec.

63.1 Purpose and scope.

63.2 Definitions.

63.3 License required.

63.4 Communications and records.

63.5 Interpretations.

63.6 Exemptions.

63.7 License not required for certain preliminary activities.

63.8 Information collection requirements: OMB Approval.

63.9 Employee protection.

63.10 Completeness and accuracy of information.

63.11 Deliberate misconduct.

Subpart B—Licenses

Preapplication Review

63.15—Site characterization.

63.16—Review of site characterization activities.

License Application

63.21 Content of application.

63.22 Filing and distribution of application.

63.23 Elimination of repetition.

63.24 Updating of application and environmental impact statement.

Construction Authorization

63.31 Construction authorization.

63.32 Conditions of construction authorization.

63.33 Amendment of construction authorization.

License Issuance and Amendment

63.41 Standards for issuance of a license.

63.42 Conditions of license.

63.43 License specification.

63.44 Changes, tests, and experiments.

63.45 Amendment of license.

63.46 Particular activities requiring license amendment.

US/IAEA Safeguards Agreement

63.47 Facility information and verification.

Permanent Closure

63.51 License amendment for permanent closure.

63.52 Termination of license.

Subpart C—Participation by State Government, Affected Units of Local Government, and Affected Indian Tribes

63.61 Provision of information.

63.62 Site review.

63.63 Participation in license reviews.

63.64 Notice to State.

63.65 Representation.

Subpart D—Records, Reports, Tests, and Inspections

63.71 Records and reports.

63.72 Construction records.

63.73 Reports of deficiencies.

63.74 Tests.

63.75 Inspections.

63.78 Material control and accounting records and reports.

Subpart E—Technical Criteria

63.101 Purpose and nature of findings.

63.102 Concepts.

Preclosure Performance Objectives

63.111 Performance objectives for the geologic repository operations area through permanent closure.

Preclosure Safety Analysis

63.112 Requirements for preclosure safety analysis of the geologic repository operations area.

Postclosure Performance Objectives

63.113 Performance objectives for the geologic repository after permanent closure.

Postclosure Performance Assessment

63.114 Requirements for performance assessment.

63.115 Requirements for multiple barriers.

Land Ownership and Control

63.121 Requirements for ownership and control of interests in land.

Subpart F—Performance Confirmation Program

63.131 General requirements.

63.132 Confirmation of geotechnical and design parameters.

63.133 Design testing.

63.134 Monitoring and testing waste packages.

Subpart G—Quality Assurance

63.141 Scope.

63.142 Quality assurance criteria.

63.143 Implementation.

63.144 Quality assurance program change.

Subpart H—Training and Certification of Personnel

63.151 General requirements.

63.152 Training and certification program.

63.153 Physical requirements.

Subpart I—Emergency Planning Criteria

63.161 Emergency plan for the geologic repository operations area through permanent closure.

Subpart J—Violations

63.171 Violations.

63.172 Criminal penalties.

Subpart K—Preclosure Public Health and Environmental Standards

63.201 Purpose and scope.

63.202 Definitions for Subpart K.

63.203 Implementation of Subpart K.

63.204 Preclosure standard.

Subpart L—Postclosure Public Health and Environmental Standards

63.301 Purpose and scope.

63.302 Definitions for Subpart L.

63.303 Implementation of Subpart L.

63.304 Reasonable expectation.

63.305 Required characteristics of the reference biosphere.

Postclosure Individual Protection Standard

63.311 Individual protection standard after permanent closure.

63.312 Required characteristics of the reasonably maximally exposed individual.

Human-Intrusion Standard

63.321 Individual protection standard for human intrusion.

63.322 Human intrusion scenario.

Ground Water Protection Standards

63.331 Separate standards for protection of ground water.

63.332 Representative volume.

Additional Provisions

63.342 Limits on performance assessments.

63.343 Severability of individual protection and ground-water protection standards.

Authority: Atomic Energy Act secs. 51, 53, 62, 63, 65, 81, 161, 182, 183, (42 U.S.C. 2071, 2073, 2092, 2093, 2095, 2111, 2201, 2232, 2233); Energy Reorganization Act secs. 201, 202, 206, 211 (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; sec. 1704, 112 Stat. 2750 (44 U.S.C. 3504 note); Energy Policy Act of 2005, Pub. L. 109–58, 119 Stat. 594 (2005).

Source: 66 FR 55792, Nov. 2, 2001, unless otherwise noted.

[73 FR 78606, Dec. 23, 2008; 73 FR 63572, Oct. 24, 2008; 74 FR 10829, Mar. 13, 2009; 77 FR 39908, Jul. 6, 2012]

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