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
12/21/2020 NRC-2017-0021 Alternatives to the Use of Credit Ratings 03/08/2021
11/09/2020 NRC-2020-0179 List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: Holtec International HI–STORM UMAX Canister Storage System, Certificate of Compliance No. 1040, Amendment No. 4 01/25/2021

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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
10/26/2020 NRC-2020-0148 NextEra Energy Duane Arnold, LLC; Duane Arnold Energy Center; Post- Shutdown Decommissioning Activities Report; Reopening of Comment Period 02/19/2021
01/12/2021 NRC-2021-0019 Indiana Michigan Power Company; Donald C. Cook Nuclear Plant, Unit No. 2 02/11/2021
01/08/2021 NRC-2020-0281 Tennessee Valley Authority, Watts Bar Nuclear Plant, Unit 2 02/08/2021
12/31/2020 NRC-2020-0280 Indiana Michigan Power Company; Donald C. Cook Nuclear Plant, Unit No. 2 02/01/2021
12/29/2020 NRC-2020-0275 Monthly Notice; Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations 01/28/2021
12/21/2020 NRC-2020-0214 Sigma-Aldrich Company; Fort Mims Site 01/21/2021

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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
01/05/2021 NRC–2020–0278 Measuring, Evaluating, and Reporting Radioactive Material in Liquid and Gaseous Effluents and Solid Waste 02/19/2021
01/19/2021 NRC-2020-0279 Application and Testing of Safety-Related Diesel Generators in Nuclear Power Plants 02/18/2021
12/17/2020 NRC-2020-0245 Environmental Qualification of Certain Electrical Equipment Important to Safety for Nuclear Power Plants 02/16/2021
12/11/2020 NRC–2020–0255 Implementation of Aging Management Requirements for Spent Fuel Storage Renewals 01/25/2021

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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
12/29/2020 NRC-2020-0237 Considerations for Estimating Site-Specific Probable Maximum Precipitation at Nuclear Power Plants in the United States of America (Draft Report for Comment, NUREG/KM-0015) 03/01/2021
11/13/2020 NRC–2019–0026 United Nuclear Corporation Church Rock Project (Draft Report for Comment, NUREG-2243); Public Comment Period Extended 02/26/2021
12/18/2020 NRC-2020-0266 Replacement Energy Cost Estimates for Nuclear Power Plants: 2020–2030 (Draft Report for Comment, NUREG-2242) 02/16/2021
12/01/2020 NRC-2020-0227 Operator Licensing Examination Standards for Power Reactors (Draft Report for Comment, NUREG-1021) 02/16/2021
12/08/2020 NRC–2020–0192 Consolidated Decommissioning Guidance, Characterization, Survey, and Determination of Radiological Criteria 02/08/2021

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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
12/03/2020 NRC–2020–0261 NRC Enforcement Policy 02/01/2021

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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 Guidances 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
01/08/2021 NRC-2020-0185 Information Collection: Voluntary Reporting of Performance Indicators 03/09/2021
01/08/2021 NRC-2019-0102 Information Collection: Public Records 03/09/2021
12/23/2020 NRC-2020-0193 Information Collection: Criteria and Procedures for Emergency Access to Non-Federal and Regional Low-Level Waste Disposal Facilities 02/22/2021
01/12/2021 NRC-2020-0221 Information Collection: NRC Form 483, "Registration Certificate—In Vitro Testing with Byproduct Material Under General License" 02/11/2021
12/10/2020 NRC-2020-0170 Information Collection: Reactor Site Criteria 02/08/2021
12/10/2020 NRC-2020-0236 Information Collection: Licenses and Radiation Safety Requirements for Irradiators 02/08/2021
01/06/2021 NRC-2020-0024 Information Collection: NRC Form 446, "Request for Approval of Official Foreign Travel by Non-Government Personnel" 02/05/2021
12/31/2020 NRC-2020-0119 Information Collection: NRC Form 149, "OCFO Invitational Traveler Request Form" 02/01/2021
12/01/2020 NRC-2020-0162 Information Collection: NRC Online Form for Requesting Alternatives to Regulatory Codes and Standards 02/01/2021
12/23/2020 NRC-2020-0126 Information Collection: Solicitation of Non-Power Reactor Operator Licensing Examination Data 01/22/2021
12/17/2020 NRC-2020-0079 Information Collection: Material Control and Accounting of Special Nuclear Material 01/19/2021

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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
12/10/2020 NRC–2020–0253 Advanced Manufacturing Technologies Subtask 2A 02/08/2021

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Page Last Reviewed/Updated Tuesday, January 19, 2021