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Continued Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel

Background Information

The following tables present a list of documents that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued in connection with the Continued Storage rulemaking (formerly Waste Confidence). The Continued Storage final rule and generic environmental impact statement were published in September 2014.

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Commission Orders

Date Description
08/26/2014 Commission Order (CLI-14-08):  Memorandum and Order on Continued Storage
08/07/2012 Commission Order (CLI-12-16): Memorandum and Order on Waste Confidence

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Commission Related Documents

Date Description
08/26/2014 Staff Requirements (SECY-14-0072) – Final Rule: Continued Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel (RIN 3150-AJ20)
08/26/2014 Commission Voting Record (ML14238A157) – Final Rule: Continued Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel (RIN 3150-AJ20)  
07/21/2014 For Commission Review: Commission Rulemaking Issue (SECY-14-0072) - Final Rule: Continued Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel (RIN 3150-AJ20) [Document is not for public comment]
03/28/2014 Staff Requirements (SECY-14-0321): Briefing on Waste Confidence Rulemaking
08/05/2013 Staff Requirements (SECY-13-0061): Proposed Rule: Waste Confidence – Continued Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel (RIN 3150-AJ20)
08/05/2013 Commission Voting Record (ML13217A245): Proposed Rule: Waste Confidence – Continued Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel (RIN 3150-AJ20)
06/07/2013 Commission Rulemaking Issue (SECY-13-0061): Proposed Rule: Waste Confidence – Continued Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel (RIN 3150-AJ20)
04/04/2013 Commission Memo (ML13071A642): Resumption of Research and Test Reactor Renewed License Issuance
09/06/2012 Commission Voting Record (COMSECY-12-0016): Approach for Addressing Policy Issues Resulting from Court Decision to Vacate Waste Confidence Decision and Rule
09/06/2012 Staff Requirements (COMSECY-12-0016): Approach for Addressing Policy Issues Resulting from Court Decision to Vacate Waste Confidence Decision and Rule
07/09/2012 Commission Paper (COMSECY-12-0016): Approach for Addressing Policy Issues Resulting from Court Decision to Vacate Waste Confidence Decision and Rule

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Federal Register Notices

Date Description
09/19/2014 Final Rule Federal Register Notice [NRC-2012-0246]: Continued Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel
09/19/2014 Federal Register Notice [NRC-2012-0246]: Generic Environmental Impact Statement for Continued Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel
11/07/2013 Federal Register Notice [NRC-2012-0246]:  Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Waste Confidence—Continued Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel – Proposed rule; extension of comment period.
11/04/2013 Federal Register Notice [NRC-2012-0246]: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Proposed Waste Confidence Rule and Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement – Rescheduling of Public Meetings (Perrysburg and Minnetonka)
10/29/2013 Federal Register Notice [NRC-2012-0246]: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Proposed Waste Confidence Rule and Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement – Rescheduling of Public Meetings (San Luis Obispo and Carlsbad)
10/29/2013 Federal Register Notice [NRC-2012-0246]: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Proposed Waste Confidence Rule and Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement – Rescheduling of Public Meetings (Chicago)
09/19/2013 Federal Register Notice [NRC-2012-0246]: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Proposed Waste Confidence Rule and Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement – Public Meetings (Chicago)
09/13/2013 Federal Register Notice [NRC-2012-0246]: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Draft Waste Confidence Generic Environmental Impact Statement, Notice of Availability; public meetings and request for comment
09/13/2013 Proposed Rule Federal Register Notice [NRC-2012-0246]: Waste Confidence – Continued Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel
09/06/2013 Federal Register Notice [NRC-2012-0246]: Proposed Waste Confidence Rule and Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement – Notice of Public Meetings
10/25/2012 Federal Register Notice [NRC-2012-0246]: Consideration of Environmental Impacts of Temporary Storage of Spent Fuel After Cessation of Reactor Operation

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Technical Documents

Date Description
09/10/2014 NUREG-2157: Generic Environmental Impact Statement for the Continued Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel - Final Report
09/06/2013 Technical Document (ML13224A106): 09/06/2013 NUREG-2157: "Waste Confidence Generic Environmental Impact Statement" Draft Report for Comment
03/05/2013 Technical Document (ML13060A128): 03/05/2013 Waste Confidence Generic Environmental Impact Statement Scoping Process - Summary Report

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Policy Issues

Date Description
02/28/2014 Policy Issue (SECY-14-0025): Waste Confidence—Continued Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel Proposed Rule: Public Feedback on Specific Issues
10/03/2012 Policy Issue (SECY-12-0132): Implementation of Commission Memorandum and Order Regarding CLI-12-16 Waste Confidence Decision and Rule
10/03/2012 Policy Issue Enclosure (SECY-12-0132): Licensing Actions Affected by Waste Confidence Remand

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Meeting Summaries

Date Description
02/14/2014 Meeting Summary (ML14045A242): 1/29/2014 Summary of Public Teleconference to Discuss Status of Waste Confidence Generic Environmental Impact Statement and Rulemaking
12/20/2013 Meeting Summary (ML13354C057): 12/9/2013 Summary of December 9 Public Teleconference to Receive Comments on the Waste Confidence Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement and Proposed Rule
12/18/2013 Meeting Summary (ML13352A486): 12/4/2013 Summary of December 4 Public Meeting in Minnetonka, Minnesota, to Receive Comments on the Waste Confidence Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement and Proposed Rule
12/18/2013 Meeting Summary (ML13352A453): 12/2/2013 Summary of December 2 Public Meeting in Perrysburg, Ohio, to Receive Comments on the Waste Confidence Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement and Proposed Rule
12/18/2013 Meeting Summary (ML13352A447): 11/20/2013 Summary of November 20 Public Meeting in San Luis Obispo, California, to Receive Comments on the Waste Confidence Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement and Proposed Rule
12/18/2013 Meeting Summary (ML13352A432): 11/18/2013 Summary of November 18 Public Meeting in Carlsbad, California, to Receive Comments on the Waste Confidence Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement and Proposed Rule
12/12/2013 Meeting Summary (ML13346A905):  11/14/2013 Summary of November 14 Public Meeting in Rockville, Maryland, to Receive Comments on the Waste Confidence Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement and Proposed Rule
12/10/2013 Meeting Summary (ML13343A161):  11/12/2013 Summary of November 12 Public Meeting in Oak Brook, Illinois, to Receive Comments on the Waste Confidence Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement and Proposed Rule
11/27/2013 Meeting Summary (ML13331A720):  11/6/2013 Summary of November 6 Public Meeting in Orlando, Florida, to Receive Comments on the Waste Confidence Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement and Proposed Rule
11/27/2013 Meeting Summary (ML13331A719):  11/4/2013 Summary of November 4 Public Meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina, to Receive Comments on the Waste Confidence Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement and Proposed Rule
11/19/2013 Meeting Summary (ML13323B491): 10/30/2013 Summary of Public Teleconference to Discuss Status of Waste Confidence Generic Environmental Impact Statement and Rulemaking
11/19/2013 Meeting Summary (ML13323B515): 10/30/2013 Summary of October 30 Public Meeting in Tarrytown, New York, to Receive Comments on the Waste Confidence Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement and Proposed Rule
11/19/2013 Meeting Summary (ML13323B497): 10/28/2013 Summary of October 28 Public Meeting in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, to Receive Comments on the Waste Confidence Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement and Proposed Rule
10/22/2013 Meeting Summary (ML13295A427): 10/3/2013 Summary of October 3 Public Meeting in Denver, Colorado, to Receive Comments on the Waste Confidence Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement and Proposed Rule
10/09/2013 Meeting Summary (ML13282A611): 10/1/2013 Summary of October 1 Public Meeting in Rockville, Maryland, to Receive Comments on the Waste Confidence Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement and Proposed Rule
09/24/2013 Meeting Summary (ML13267A384): 9/12/2013 Summary of September 12 Public Teleconference to Discuss Status of Waste Confidence Generic Environmental Impact Statement and Rulemaking
08/21/2013 Meeting Summary (ML13234A111): 08/21/2013 Summary of August Public Teleconference to Discuss Status of Waste Confidence Generic Environmental Impact Statement and Rulemaking
06/26/2013 Meeting Summary (ML13177A353): 06/19/2013 Summary of Public Teleconference to Discuss Status of Waste Confidence Generic Environmental Impact Statement and Rulemaking
06/02/2013 Meeting Summary (ML13158A024): 05/29/2013 Summary of Public Teleconference to Discuss Status of Waste Confidence Generic Environmental Impact Statement and Rulemaking
05/02/2013 Meeting Summary (ML13122A097): 04/17/2013 Summary of Public Teleconference to Discuss Status of Waste Confidence Generic Environmental Impact Statement and Rulemaking
04/05/2013 Meeting Summary (ML13095A362): 03/20/2013 Summary of Public Teleconference to Discuss Status of Waste Confidence Generic Environmental Impact Statement and Rulemaking
03/01/2013 Meeting Summary (ML13060A105): 02/20/2013 Summary of Public Teleconference to Discuss Status of Waste Confidence Environmental Impact Statement and Rulemaking
01/31/2013 Meeting Summary (ML13032A100): 01/16/2013 Summary of Public Teleconference to Discuss Status of Waste Confidence Environmental Impact Statement and Rulemaking
12/26/2012 Meeting Summary (ML12356A293): 12/05-06/2012 Summary of Public Scoping Webinars for the Environmental Impact Statement to Support the Waste Confidence Rulemaking
12/06/2012 Meeting Summary (ML12339A281): 11/14/2012 Summary of Public Scoping Meetings for the Environmental Impact Statement to Support the Waste Confidence Rulemaking

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NRC Press Releases

Date Description
08/26/2014 NRC Press Release (14-055): NRC Approves Final Rule on Spent Storage and Ends Suspension of Final Licensing Actions for Nuclear Plants and Renewals
10/09/2013 NRC Press Release (13-085): NRC Postpones Ohio, Minnesota Meetings on Waste Confidence Because of Government Shutdown
10/04/2013 NRC Press Release (13-083): NRC Postpones California Meetings on Waste Confidence Because of Government Shutdown
09/12/2013 NRC Press Release (13-077): NRC Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Rule and Environmental Study of Extended Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel
09/06/2013 NRC Press Release (13-072): NRC Schedules 12 Meetings Nationwide on Waste Confidence Proposed Rule and Environmental Study
10/24/2012 NRC Press Release (12-119) (English Version): NRC to Hold Public Scoping Meetings for Waste Confidence Environmental Study Nov. 14 in Rockville, MD
10/24/2012 NRC Press Release (12-119) (Spanish Version): LA NRC LLEVARÁ A CABO REUNIONES DE ALCANCE PÚBLICO PARA EL ESTUDIO AMBIENTAL DE CONFIANZA DE RESIDUOS EL 14 DE NOV. EN ROCKVILLE, MD
09/06/2012 NRC Press Release (12-098): NRC Directs Staff to Conduct Two-Year Environmental Study and Revision to Waste Confidence Rule

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