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PART 72—LICENSING REQUIREMENTS FOR THE INDEPENDENT STORAGE OF SPENT NUCLEAR FUEL, HIGH-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTE, AND REACTOR- RELATED GREATER THAN CLASS C WASTE

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Subpart A—General Provisions

Sec.

72.1 Purpose.

72.2 Scope.

72.3 Definitions.

72.4 Communications.

72.5 Interpretations.

72.6 License required; types of licenses.

72.7 Specific exemptions.

72.8 Denial of licensing by Agreement States.

72.9 Information collection requirements: OMB approval.

72.10 Employee protection.

72.11 Completeness and accuracy of information.

72.12 Deliberate misconduct.

72.13 Applicability.

Subpart B—License Application, Form, and Contents

72.16 Filing of application for specific license.

72.18 Elimination of repetition.

72.20 Public inspection of application.

72.22 Contents of application: General and financial information.

72.24 Contents of application: Technical information.

72.26 Contents of application: Technical specifications.

72.28 Contents of application: Applicant's technical qualifications.

72.30 Financial assurance and recordkeeping for decommissioning.

72.32 Emergency Plan.

72.34 Environmental report.

Subpart C—Issuance and Conditions of License

72.40 Issuance of license.

72.42 Duration of license; renewal.

72.44 License conditions.

72.46 Public hearings.

72.48 Changes, tests, and experiments.

72.50 Transfer of license.

72.52 Creditor regulations.

72.54 Expiration and termination of licenses and decommissioning of sites and separate buildings or outdoor areas.

72.56 Application for amendment of license.

72.58 Issuance of amendment.

72.60 Modification, revocation, and suspension of license.

72.62 Backfitting.

Subpart D—Records, Reports, Inspections, and Enforcement

72.70 Safety analysis report updating.

72.72 Material balance, inventory, and records requirements for stored materials.

72.74 Reports of accidental criticality or loss of special nuclear material.

72.75 Reporting requirements for specific events and conditions.

72.76 Material status reports.

72.78 Nuclear material transaction reports.

72.79 Facility information and verification.

72.80 Other records and reports.

72.82 Inspections and tests.

72.84 Violations.

72.86 Criminal penalties.

Subpart E—Siting Evaluation Factors

72.90 General considerations.

72.92 Design basis external natural events.

72.94 Design basis external man-induced events.

72.96 Siting limitations.

72.98 Identifying regions around an ISFSI or MRS site.

72.100 Defining potential effects of the ISFSI or MRS on the region.

72.102 Geological and seismological characteristics for applications before October 16, 2003 and applications for other than dry cask modes of storage.

72.103 Geological and seismological characteristics for applications for dry cask modes of storage on or after October 16, 2003.

72.104 Criteria for radioactive materials in effluents and direct radiation from an ISFSI or MRS.

72.106 Controlled area of an ISFSI or MRS.

72.108 Spent fuel for high-level radioactive waste transportation.

Subpart F—General Design Criteria

72.120 General considerations.

72.122 Overall requirements.

72.124 Criteria for nuclear criticality safety.

72.126 Criteria for radiological protection.

72.128 Criteria for spent fuel, high-level radioactive waste, and other radioactive waste storage and handling.

72.130 Criteria for decommissioning.

Subpart G—Quality Assurance

72.140  Quality assurance requirements.

72.142  Quality assurance organization.

72.144  Quality assurance program.

72.146  Design control.

72.148  Procurement document control.

72.150  Instructions, procedures, and drawings.

72.152  Document control.

72.154  Control of purchased material, equipment, and services.

72.156  Identification and control of materials, parts, and components.

72.158  Control of special processes.

72.160  Licensee and certificate holder inspection.

72.162  Test control.

72.164  Control of measuring and test equipment.

72.166  Handling, storage, and shipping control.

72.168  Inspection, test, and operating status.

72.170  Nonconforming materials, parts, or components.

72.172  Corrective action.

72.174  Quality assurance records.

72.176  Audits.

Subpart H—Physical Protection

72.180 Physical protection plan.

72.182 Design for physical protection.

72.184 Safeguards contingency plan.

72.186 Change to physical security and safeguards contingency plans.

Subpart I—Training and Certification of Personnel

72.190 Operator requirements.

72.192 Operator training and certification program.

72.194 Physical requirements.

Subpart J—Provision of MRS Information to State Governments and Indian Tribes

72.200 Provision of MRS information.

72.202 Participation in license reviews.

72.204 Notice to States.

72.206 Representation.

Subpart K—General License for Storage of Spent Fuel at Power Reactor Sites

72.210 General license issued.

72.212 Conditions of general license issued under § 72.210.

72.214 List of approved spent fuel storage casks.

72.216 [Reserved]

72.218 Termination of licenses.

72.220 Violations.

Subpart L—Approval of Spent Fuel Storage Casks

72.230 Procedures for spent fuel storage cask submittals.

72.232 Inspection and tests.

72.234 Conditions of approval.

72.236 Specific requirements for spent fuel storage cask approval and fabrication.

72.238 Issuance of an NRC Certificate of Compliance.

72.240 Conditions for spent fuel storage cask renewal.

72.242 Recordkeeping and reports.

72.244 Application for amendment of a certificate of compliance.

72.246 Issuance of amendment to a certificate of compliance.

72.248 Safety analysis report updating.

Authority: Atomic Energy Act secs. 51, 53, 57, 62, 63, 65, 69, 81, 161, 182, 183, 184, 186, 187, 189, 223, 234, 274 (42 U.S.C. 2071, 2073, 2077, 2092, 2093, 2095, 2099, 2111, 2201, 2232, 2233, 2234, 2236, 2237, 2238, 2273, 2282, 2021); Energy Reorganization Act sec. 201, 202, 206, 211 (42 U.S.C. 5841, 5842, 5846, 5851); National Environmental Policy Act sec. 102 (42 U.S.C. 4332); Nuclear Waste Policy Act secs. 131, 132, 133, 135, 137, 141, 148 (42 U.S.C. 10151, 10152, 10153, 10155, 10157, 10161, 10168); sec. 1704, 112 Stat. 2750 (44 U.S.C. 3504 note); Energy Policy Act of 2005, Pub. L. 109–58, 119 Stat. 549 (2005).

Section 72.44(g) also issued under secs. Nuclear Waste Policy Act 142(b) and 148(c), (d) (42 U.S.C. 10162(b), 10168(c), (d)). Section 72.46 also issued under Atomic Energy Act sec. 189 (42 U.S.C. 2239); Nuclear Waste Policy Act sec. 134 (42 U.S.C. 10154). Section 72.96(d) also issued under Nuclear Waste Policy Act sec. 145(g) (42 U.S.C. 10165(g)). Subpart J also issued under Nuclear Waste Policy Act secs. 117(a), 141(h) (42 U.S.C. 10137(a), 10161(h)). Subpart K is also issued under sec. 218(a) (42 U.S.C. 10198).

Source: 53 FR 31658, Aug. 19, 1988, unless otherwise noted.

[73 FR 32463, Jun. 9, 2008; 73 FR 78607, Dec. 23, 2008; 73 FR 63572, Oct. 24, 2008; 76 FR 8891, Feb. 16, 2011; 76 FR 35573, Jun. 17, 2011; 77 FR 39908, Jul. 6, 2012]

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