Onsite Emergency Response Capabilities

Docket ID: NRC-2012-0031
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
The proposed rule would amend the Commission's regulations by revising and adding new regulations governing the use and training requirements of Emergency Operating Procedures (EOPs), Severe Accident Management Guidelines (SAMGs), and Extensive Damage Mitigation Guidelines (EDMGs) by implementing the Recommendation 8 of the Fukushima Near-Term Task Force report. The NRC published an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) on April 18, 2012 (77 FR 23161), to seek public comments on the potential changes to the Commission's regulations that address onsite emergency response capabilities for nuclear power plants. The public comment period for the ANPR ended June 18, 2012; 18 document submissions were received on the ANPR. The NRC published a draft regulatory basis document on January 8, 2013 (78 FR 1154), to support the potential amendment of its onsite emergency response regulations. The public comment period for the draft regulatory basis ended February 22, 2013; seven document submissions were received on the regulatory basis. The final regulatory basis was published on October 25, 2013 (78 FR 63901), and preliminary proposed rule language was published for information on November 15, 2013 (78 FR 68774).
RIN: 3150-AJ11
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 10 CFR 50; 10 CFR 55
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
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Publication Period: Fall 2014
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 42 USC 2201; 42 USC 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
ANPRM04/18/201277 FR 23161
ANPRM Comment Period End06/18/2012
Draft Regulatory Basis01/08/201378 FR 1154
DRB Comment Period End02/22/2013
Final Regulatoary Basis10/25/201378 FR 63901
Merged With 3150-AJ0807/09/2014
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Related RINs: 3150-AJ11
Related Dockets: NRC-2014-0240
Keyword(s): NTTF, SAMG, EDMG, EOP
Type: Rulemaking

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Feb 22, 2013 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 01/08/2013
ID: NRC-2012-0031-0033
Comment Period Closed
Jun 18, 2012 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 04/18/2012
ID: NRC-2012-0031-0002
Comments Not Accepted
Proposed Rule
Posted: 11/13/2015
ID: NRC-2012-0031-0056
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 12/09/2014
ID: NRC-2012-0031-0055
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 11/13/2014
ID: NRC-2012-0031-0054

Supporting Documents

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Comments Received*
Regulatory Timeline
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Proposed Rule
Current Stage
Final Rule
Current Stage
Current Stage
Agency Contact
Stewart Schneider
Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, Washington, DC 20555-0001
Washington, DC 20555-0001
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