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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.

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
01/09/2020 NRC-2019-0195 List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: NAC International MAGNASTOR Storage System, Certificate of Compliance No. 1031, Amendment No. 8 02/10/2020
12/26/2019 NRC-2019-0144 Regulatory Agenda; Semiannual Regulatory Agenda 01/27/2020

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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
01/23/2020 NRC-2020-0021 Indian Point Nuclear Generating Unit Nos. 1, 2, and 3; Consideration of Approval of Transfer of Control of Licenses and Conforming Amendments 02/24/2020
01/21/2020 NRC-2020-0019 Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc.; Indian Point Nuclear Generating Unit No. 3: Revise Technical Specifications 3.7.6 and 3.7.7 02/18/2020
01/14/2020 NRC-2020-0017 Biweekly Notice; Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations 02/13/2020
01/08/2020 NRC-2019-0254 Arizona Public Service Company; Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, Units 1, 2, and 3; Extend Implementation Times 02/07/2020
01/07/2020 NRC-2019-0241 Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving Proposed No Significant Hazards Considerations and Containing Sensitive Unclassified Non-Safeguards Information and Safeguards Information and Order Imposing Procedures for Access to Sensitive Unclassified Non-Safeguards Information and Safeguards Information 02/06/2020
01/02/2020 NRC-2019-0252 Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc.; Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Units 3 and 4 02/03/2020
12/31/2019 NRC-2019-0252 Biweekly Notice – Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations 01/30/2020

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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
There are currently no Draft Regulatory Guides available for comment.

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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
01/14/2020 NRC-2019-0253 Proposed Revision to Standard Review Plan Branch Technical Position 7–19 Guidance for Evaluation of Potential Common Cause Failure Due to Latent Software Defects in Digital Instrumentation and Control Systems 03/16/2020
01/02/2020 NRC-2019-0229 Methodology for Modeling Transient Fires in Nuclear Power Plant Fire Probabilistic Risk Assessments (NUREG-2233/EPRI 3002016054) 02/18/2020
11/20/2019 NRC-2018-0170 Guidance for Implementation of Physical Protection of Category 1 and Category 2 Quantities of Radioactive Material 02/18/2020

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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 documents 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
01/13/2020 NRC-2017-0151 Information Collection: Domestic Licensing of Production and Utilization Facilities 03/13/2020
01/06/2020 NRC-2019-0066 Information Collection: NRC Form 314, Certificate of Disposition of Materials 02/05/2020
12/26/2019 NRC-2019-0158 Information Collection: Information Collection: NRC Form 327, Special Nuclear Material and Source Material Physical Inventory Summary Reports, and NUREG/BR–0096, Instructions and Guidance or Completing Physical Inventory Summary Reports 01/27/2020
12/26/2019 NRC-2019-0218 Information Collection: Information Collection: Notice of Enforcement Discretion (NOED) for Operating Power Reactors and Gaseous Diffusion Plants (NRC Enforcement Policy) 02/24/2020
12/09/2019 NRC-2019-0125 Information Collection: Suspicious Activity Reporting Using the Protected Web Server 02/07/2020

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The following technical

Other Documents For Comment

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

FRN Publication Date Docket ID Title Comment Period
Close Date
12/27/2019 NRC-2019-0191 Privacy Act of 1974; Systems of Records 01/27/2020
11/15/2019 NRC-2019-0226 Agency Action Regarding the Exploratory Process for the Development of an Advanced Nuclear Reactor; Generic Environmental Impact Statement 01/24/2020

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