Emergency Preparedness Rulemaking

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Proposed Rule

Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Small Modular Reactors and Other New Technologies

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Key Documents

NRC Docket NRC-2015-0225.  Includes preliminary proposed rule language, schedule information and stakeholder comments.

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Abstract

The NRC proposes to amend its regulations to add new emergency preparedness requirements for small modular reactors and other new technologies such as non-light-water reactors and non-power production or utilization facilities. The rule would adopt a scalable plume exposure pathway emergency planning zone approach that is performance-based, consequence-oriented, and technology-inclusive. This rulemaking would affect applicants for new NRC licenses and reduce regulatory burden related to the exemption process.

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Page Last Reviewed/Updated Thursday, March 31, 2022