United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Summary and Categorization of Public Comments on the Control of Solid Materials (NUREG/CR-6682, Initial Report)

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Manuscript Completed: August 2000
Date Published:
September 2000

Prepared by:
G. Light, A. Summerville, I. Porpotage, G. Fairweather
ICF Consulting, Inc.
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Fairfax, Virginia 22031-1207

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Division of Industrial and Medical Nuclear Safety
Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Washington, DC 20555-0001

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Abstract

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is conducting an enhanced participatory process to evaluate alternative courses of action for control of solid materials. NRC published an Issues Paper in the Federal Register (64 FR 35090) on June 30, 1999. The purpose of the paper was to seek public input on issues associated with alternative courses of action for control of solid materials at NRC-licensed facilities that have very low amounts of, or no, radioactivity. NRC invited written comments on the paper and held a series of public meetings during the Fall of 1999 in San Francisco, CA; Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; and Rockville, MD. Extensive and wide-ranging comments were received at the four public meetings and in the written public comments. This report has been prepared to provide a digest of the public comments received from individuals and organizations, as well as those condensed from participants at the public workshops. Over 900 written comment letters were received on the Issues Paper in addition to those summarized from the public meeting transcripts. Most of these comments focus on the specific technical approach or criteria that should be developed. No analysis or response to comments is included in this report. The comments reflect a broad spectrum of viewpoints on the issues related to control of solid materials. This report makes the information submitted by public on the Issues Paper accessible; comments on this and other decision-making activities related to the control of solid materials will be included in the docketed record relating to this overall activity. The Issues Paper has been included as an Appendix.

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