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The rulemaking petition process is the system by which any member of the public can request that the NRC develop, modify, or rescind a regulation.

This page lists the year when a particular petition for rulemaking (PRM) was docketed, the Docket ID, the PRM docket number, and the title of all open petitions.

This page also provides links to the site. This government-wide, online database includes the NRC's public dockets related to PRMs. The dockets include publicly available documents such as NRC-issued Federal Register notices, supporting documents, public comments, and other related documents. Select the docket number shown in the table to access a particular docket. Once you are in the docket, you may sign up to receive an e-mail notification when particular documents are placed in the docket. To subscribe: (1) navigate to the docket folder; (2) click the "E-mail Alert" link; and (3) enter your e-mail address and select how frequently you would like to receive e-mails (daily, weekly, or monthly).

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Year Docket ID PRM Title
2021 NRC-2021-0051 PRM-37-2 Advance Tribal Notification of Certain Radioactive Material Shipments
2020 NRC-2020-0155 PRM-50-123 Public Protective Actions During a General Emergency
NRC-2020-0150 PRM-50-122 Accident Source Term Methodologies and Corresponding Release Fractions
NRC-2020-0141 PRM-35-22 Reporting Nuclear Medicine Injection Extravasations as Medical Events
NRC-2020-0055 PRM-50-121 Voluntary Adoption of Revised Design Basis Accident Dose Criteria
2019 NRC-2019-0180 PRM-50-120 Alternative Method for Calculating Embrittlement for Steel Reactor Vessels
NRC-2019-0083 PRM-50-119 Decommissioning Nuclear Power Plants and Access to the Decommissioning Trust Funds
2015 NRC-2015-0213 PRM-50-112 Defining "Important to Safety"

Page Last Reviewed/Updated Wednesday, September 22, 2021