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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.

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
05/12/2020 NRC-2015-0225 Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Small Modular Reactors and Other New Technologies 07/27/2020
03/06/2020 NRC-2020-0065 Transfer of Very Low-Level Waste to Exempt Persons for Disposal; Public Comment Period Extended 07/20/2020
03/31/2020 NRC-2020-0073 Clarification of Personnel Access Authorization Requirements for Non-Immigrant Foreign Nationals working at Nuclear Power Plants; Public Comment Period Extended 06/15/2020
05/13/2020 NRC-2020-0050 List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: Holtec International HI-STORM Flood/Wind Multipurpose Canister Storage System, Certificate of Compliance No. 1032, Amendment No. 5 06/12/2020
04/30/2020 NRC-2019-0250 List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: Holtec International HI-STORM Flood/Wind Multipurpose Canister Storage System, Certificate of Compliance No. 1032, Amendment No. 4 06/01/2020

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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
03/18/2020 NRC-2020-0054 Pacific Gas and Electric Company; Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Station, Units 1 and 2; Cancellation of Public Meeting 06/22/2020
05/19/2020 NRC-2020-0112 Biweekly Notice; Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations 06/18/2020
05/05/2020 NRC-2020-0093 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 06/04/2020
05/05/2020 NRC-2020-0103 Biweekly Notice; Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations 06/04/2020

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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
05/05/2020 NRC-2020-0106 Guidance for Changes During Construction for New Nuclear Power Plants Licenses Under 10 CFR Part 52 07/06/2020

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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
05/08/2020 NRC-2016-0231 Interim Storage Partners Consolidated Interim Storage Facility Project (Draft Report for Comment, NUREG-2239) 09/04/2020
03/20/2020 NRC-2018-0052 Holtec International HI-STORE Consolidated Interim Storage Facility Project (Draft Report for Comment, NUREG-2237); Public Comment Period Extended 07/22/2020
03/23/2020 NRC-2018-0142 Backfitting, Forward Fitting, and Issue Finality Guidance (Draft Report for Comment, NUREG-1409, Rev. 1); Public Comment Period Extended 07/22/2020

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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 is 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
05/13/2020 NRC-2020-0107 Information Collection: Part 55 Exemption Request and Part 55 Research and Test Reactor Exemption Request Online Forms 07/13/2020
05/05/2020 NRC-2020-0104 Information Collection: NRC Online Form, "Nuclear Materials Relief Requests" 07/06/2020
05/01/2020 NRC-2019-0183 Information Collection: NRC Form 749, "Manual License Verification Report"/License Verification System 06/30/2020
05/01/2020 NRC-2019-0222

Information Collection: NRC Form 241, Report of Proposed Activities in Non-Agreement States, Areas of Exclusive Federal Jurisdiction, or Offshore Waters

06/30/2020
05/01/2020 NRC-2019-0211

Information Collection: NRC Form 5, "Occupational Dose Record for a Monitoring Period"

06/30/2020
04/29/2020 NRC-2020-0040 Information Collection: DOE/NRC Form 740M, Concise Note; DOE/NRC Form 741, Nuclear Material Transaction Report; DOE/NRC Form 742, Material Balance Report; and DOE/NRC Form 742C, Physical Inventory Listing 06/29/2020
04/23/2020 NRC-2020-0098 Information Collection: COVID–19 Work Hour Controls Exemption Request Form 06/22/2020
04/22/2020 NRC-2019-0216 Information Collection: Licenses, Certifications, and Approvals for Nuclear Power Plants 06/22/2020
04/17/2020 NRC-2019-0239 Information Collection: NRC CUI Program Challenge Request Process 06/16/2020
04/15/2020 NRC-2019-0212 Information Collection: NRC Form 4, Cumulative Occupational Exposure History 06/15/2020
04/09/2020 NRC-2019-0234 Information Collection: NRC Form 536, "Operator Licensing Examination Data" 06/08/2020
03/26/2020 NRC-2019-0217 Information Collection: Safeguards on Nuclear Material—Implementation of United States/International Atomic Energy Agency Agreement 05/26/2020

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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
04/30/2020 NRC-2020-0101 Notice to Conduct Scoping and Prepare an Advanced Nuclear Reactor Generic Environmental Impact Statement 06/30/2020

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