Documents for Comment

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) affords the public opportunities to comment on proposed rules and policies, licensing actions, and draft technical documents. Toward that end, the NRC announces public comment opportunities in the Federal Register, here on the Documents for Comment page, and sometimes through press releases, and places all public comments into the NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) and into a docket for the action on regulations.gov.

For tips on how to submit effective comments, go to regulations.gov, search by Docket ID number for the document you would like to comment on, and select "Comment Now," then select "View Commenter's Checklist (PDF)."

The following types of documents are available for comment:

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Rulemaking-Related Documents

The NRC began managing rulemaking-related actions on the Government-wide Regulations.gov Web site in January 2008. The public can submit comments on NRC rulemaking actions through that site; see Navigating Rulemaking-Related Documents.

FRN Publication Date Docket ID Title Comment Period
Close Date
11/06/2020 NRC-2019-0062 Risk-Informed, Technology-Inclusive Regulatory Framework for Advanced Reactors 11/05/2021
07/01/2021 NRC-2017-0029 NuScale Small Modular Reactor Design Certification: Proposed Rule: Extension of Comment Period 10/14/2021
08/23/2021 NRC-2018-0300 Categorical Exclusion from Environmental Review; Reopening of comment period 09/21/2021

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License Applications/Amendments

The following table lists notices of license applications received by the NRC and proposed amendments to NRC-licensed facility operations available for comment. For information regarding opportunities for public involvement in these licensing actions, see Hearing Opportunities and License Applications.

FRN Publication Date Docket ID Title Comment Period
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03/05/2021 NRC-2020-0148 NextEra Energy Duane Arnold, LLC; Duane Arnold Energy Center; Post- Shutdown Decommissioning Activities Report; Extension of Comment Period 12/20/2021
06/17/2021 NRC-2019-0026 United Nuclear Corporation Church Rock Project 10/31/2021
06/24/2021 NRC-2021-0125 Holtec Decommissioning International, LLC; Indian Point Nuclear Generating, Unit Nos. 1, 2, and 3; Post-Shutdown Decommissioning Activities Report 10/22/2021
09/07/2021 NRC-2021-0160 Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving Proposed No Significant Hazards Considerations and Containing Sensitive Unclassified Non-Safeguards Information and Order Imposing Procedures for Access to Sensitive Unclassified Non-Safeguards Information 10/07/2021
09/07/2021 NRC-2021-0168 Monthly Notice Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations 10/07/2021
09/03/2021 NRC-2008-0252 Southern Nuclear Operating Company Inc; Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Units 3 and 4 10/04/2021

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Generic Communications

The following Generic Communications documents have been issued for public comment and noticed in the Federal Register.

FRN Publication Date Docket ID Title Comment Period
Close Date
07/09/2021 NRC-2021-0137 Systematic Assessment for How the NRC Addresses Environmental Justice in its Programs, Policies, and Activities; Extension of Comment Period 10/29/2021

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Draft Regulatory Guides for Public Comment

The NRC issues regulatory guides in draft form to solicit public comment and involve the public in developing the agency's regulatory positions. Draft regulatory guides have not received complete staff review and, therefore, they do not represent official NRC staff positions.

FRN Publication Date Docket ID Title Comment Period
Close Date
08/20/2021 NRC-2021-0117 Acceptability of ASME Code Section III, Division 5, High Temperature Reactors 10/19/2021
08/18/2021 NRC-2021-0153 Site Characterization Investigations for Nuclear Power Plants 10/4/2021
08/17/2021 NRC-2021-0133 Use of ARCON Methodology for Calculation of Accident-Related Offsite Atmospheric Dispersion Factors 09/16/2021

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Draft NUREG-Series Publications

The following NUREG-series documents have been issued for public comment and noticed in the Federal Register.

FRN Publication Date Docket ID Title Comment Period
Close Date
08/20/2021 NRC-2021-0117 Technical Review of the 2017 Edition of ASME Section III, Division 5, High Temperature Reactors  (Draft Report for Comment, NUREG-2245) 10/19/2021
08/25/2021 NRC-2020-0234 Virginia Electric and Power Company; Dominion Energy Virginia; North Anna Power Station, Unit Nos. 1 and 2 (Draft Report for Comment, NUREG-1437) 10/12/2021
08/06/2021 NRC-2015-0039 Environmental Impact Statement for the License Renewal of  the Columbia Fuel Fabrication Facility in Richland County,  South Carolina – (Draft Report for Comment, NUREG-2248) 09/20/2021

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Policy Statements

The following policy statements have been issued for public comment and noticed in the Federal Register.
FRN Publication Date Docket ID Title Comment Period
Close Date
There are currently no Policy Statements available for comment.

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Draft Interim Staff Guidance

Interim Staff Guidance documents are issued to clarify or to address issues not discussed in a Standard Review Plan.

FRN Publication Date Docket ID Title Comment Period
Close Date
There are currently no Draft Interim Staff Guidance available for comment.

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Information Collections

The following information collections have been issued for public comment and noticed in the Federal Register.

FRN Publication Date Docket ID Title Comment Period
Close Date
08/26/2021 NRC-2021-0145 Information Collection: NRC Form 7, Application for NRC Export/Import License, Amendment, Renewal or Consent Request(s) 10/25/2021
08/23/2021 NRC-2021-0084 Information Collection: Facility Security Clearance and Safeguarding of National Security Information and Restricted Data 10/22/2021
08/23/2021 NRC-2021-0035 Information Collection: Requirements for Renewal of Operating Licenses for Nuclear Power Plants 09/22/2021
08/23/2021 NRC-2021-0071 Information Collection: Requests to Agreement States and Non-Agreement States for Information 09/22/2021

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Other Documents For Comment

The following technical documents have been issued for public comment and noticed in the Federal Register.

FRN Publication Date Docket ID Title Comment Period
Close Date
There are currently no Other Documents available for comment.

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Page Last Reviewed/Updated Tuesday, September 14, 2021