Station Blackout Mitigation

Docket ID: NRC-2011-0299
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)

These rulemakings: 1) Station Blackout Mitigation Strategies (RIN 3150-AJ08), and 2) Strengthening and Integrating Onsite Emergency Response Capabilities (RIN 3150-AJ11) have been merged with Mitigation Strategies for Beyond Design Basis Events ( RIN 3150-AJ49). This consolidated rulemaking would amend the Commission's regulations by revising and adding new regulations to address Fukushima Dai-ichi Near-Term Task Force Recommendations 4, 7, 8, 9.1, 9.2, 9.3 (with one exception:  Emergency Response Data System (ERDS) capability throughout the accident), 9.4 (modernized ERDS), 10.2, and 11.1. The NRC issued final regulatory bases for this rulemaking in two documents: 1) the station blackout mitigation strategies portion of the rule was issued in the FR on July 23, 2013 (78 FR 44035), and 2) the onsite emergency response capabilities portion of the rule was issued in the FR on October 25, 2013 (78 FR 63901). Preliminary proposed rule language for the onsite emergency response capabilities was published for information on November 15, 2013 (78 FR 68774).     

RIN: 3150-AJ08
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 10 CFR 50; 10 CFR 52
Priority: Other Significant
UA and Regulatory Plan Information open glossary dialog  
Publication Period: Spring 2015
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 42 U.S.C. 2201; 42 U.S.C. 5841
Legal Deadlines: None
Government Levels Affected: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: No
Small Entities Affected: No
International Impacts: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
ActionDateFR Citation
ANPRM03/20/201277 FR 16175
ANPRM Comment Period End05/04/2012
Draft Regulatory Basis04/10/201378 FR 21275
Comment Period End05/28/2013
Merged With AJ4903/20/2015
Docket Details open glossary dialog  
Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Keyword(s): 10 CFR Part 50, station blackout, 10 CFR Part 52
Type: Rulemaking

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
May 28, 2013 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 04/10/2013
ID: NRC-2011-0299-0048
Comment Period Closed
May 04, 2012 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 03/20/2012
ID: NRC-2011-0299-0001
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 12/09/2014
ID: NRC-2011-0299-0072
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 11/13/2014
ID: NRC-2011-0299-0071
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 08/15/2014
ID: NRC-2011-0299-0069

Supporting Documents

The contents of the section were withdrawn at the request of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.


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Comments Received*
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Agency Contact
Timothy A. Reed
301 415-1462
Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation
Washington, DC 20555-0001
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