United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission Regulations Handbook (NUREG/BR-0053, Revision 6)

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has discontinued publication of the NRC Regulations Handbook, NUREG-0053.  You may find the most current information on the Rulemaking Process at the NRC at "The Rulemaking Process" and in Management Directive 6.3, The Rulemaking Process (MD 6.3).

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Manuscript Completed: September 2005
Date Published: September 2005

Division of Administrative Services
Office of Administration
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Washington, DC 20555-0001


This document is designed to assist NRC staff in drafting, preparing, and reviewing rulemaking documents for publication in the Federal Register. It is intended to serve as a guidance tool, and provides information relevant to each step in the rulemaking process. This revision reflects changes resulting from the consolidation of rulemaking policy matters into Management Directive 6.3, "The Rulemaking Process," and the placement of sample documents and some procedures on the NRC Rulemaker web site. This revision reflects various other changes that have occurred in the rulemaking process and in NRC procedures since the last complete revision of this document in 2001.

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