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 01/31/2022
11/05/2021 NRC-2021-0134 List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks:  TN Americas LLC, TN-32 Dry Storage Casks; Certificate of Compliance No. 1021; Renewal of Initial Certificate and Amendment No. 1 01/19/2022
10/01/2021 NRC-2021-0135 List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks:  Holtec International HI-STAR 100 Cask System, Certificate of Compliance No. 1008, Renewal of Initial Certificate and Amendment Nos. 1, 2, and 3 12/15/2021

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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
Close Date
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
11/02/2021 NRC-2021-0200 Monthly Notice; Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations 12/02/2021

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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
There are currently no Generic Communications available for comment.

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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
11/23/2021 NRC-2021-0194 Guidance for Implementation of 10 CFR 50.59, ‘‘Changes, Tests and Experiments,’’ at Non-Power Production or Utilization Facilities 12/23/2021

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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
11/09/2021 NRC-2020-0277 NextEra Energy Point Beach, LLC; Point Beach Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2 (Draft Report for Comment, NUREG-1437, Supplement 23) 01/03/2022
09/23/2021 NRC-2021-0170 Acceptable Standard Format and Content for the Fundamental Nuclear Material Control Plan Required for Special Nuclear Material of Moderate Strategic Significance (Draft Report for Comment, NUREG-2159, Revision 1); Extension of Comment Period 12/03/2021

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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
11/19/2021 NRC-2021-0207 Information Collection: Nuclear Material Events Database (NMED) for the Collection of Event Report, Response, Analyses, and Follow-Up Data on Events Involving the Use of Atomic Energy Act (AEA) Radioactive Byproduct Material 01/18/2022
11/23/2021 NRC-2021-0071 Information Collection: Requests to Agreement States and Non-Agreement States for Information 12/23/2021
11/19/2021 NRC-2020-0276 Information Collection: Physical Protection of Plants and Materials 12/20/2021
11/10/2021 NRC-2021-0084 Information Collection: Facility Security Clearance and Safeguarding of National Security Information and Restricted Data 12/10/2021
10/08/2021 NRC-2021-0114 Information Collection: NRC Form 531,Request for Taxpayer Identification Number 12/07/2021

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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
11/05/2021 NRC-2021-0186 Privacy Act of 1974; Systems of Records 12/06/2021

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