Decommissioning Regulations, Guidance, and Communications

  • Regulations. The NRC's decommssioning regulations are found in Chapter I of Title 10, "Energy," of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). Part 20, Subpart E provides the main requirements for license termination.

  • Guidance. The NRC issues regulatory guides, technical reports in the NUREG-series, and other documents to aid licensees in implementing regulations.

  • Communications. NRC correspondence related to decommissioning establishes the relationships, roles, and responsibilities of the Federal and State government entities involved in decommissioning reactor and materials sites.

See also, information on all NRC Rules and Petitions.

The NRC welcomes Public Involvement in Rulemaking, and invites the public to comment on proposed rules and policies, licensing actions, and draft technical documents. We announce public comment opportunities in the Federal Register and on our Documents for Comment page.

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