United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

NRC Waste Confidence Update Schedule

The following table summarizes the general milestone schedule that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has established for drafting a new Waste Confidence Generic Environmental Impact Statement (GEIS) and Rule. This schedule reflects “no later than” completion dates, and may be refined as the rulemaking progresses.

Milestone Schedule
Generic Environmental Impact Statement (GEIS) Scoping Period October 25, 2012 – January 2, 2013
Publish Scoping Summary Report March 5, 2013
Publish Draft GEIS and Waste Confidence Proposed Rule September 13, 2013
Public Comment Period September 13, 2013 – December 20, 2013
Publish Final GEIS and Continued Storage Rule September 19, 2014
Page Last Reviewed/Updated Tuesday, September 16, 2014