Continued Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel

Docket ID: NRC-2012-0246
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
The final rule amends the Commission's regulations by revising its generic determinations on the environmental impacts of storage of spent fuel at or away from reactor sites after the expiration of a reactor's operating license. The rulemaking will, among other items, address the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit's directives on remand.
RIN: 3150-AJ20
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 10 CFR 51
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
NPRM09/13/201378 FR 56776
NPRM Comment Period Extended11/07/201378 FR 66858
NPRM Comment Period End11/27/2013
Extension of Comment Period End12/20/2013
Final Rule09/19/201479 FR 56238
Final Rule Effective10/20/2014
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Keyword(s): waste confidence
Type: Rulemaking

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Dec 20, 2013 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 11/07/2013
ID: NRC-2012-0246-0456
Comment Period Closed
Dec 20, 2013 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 09/13/2013
ID: NRC-2012-0246-0361
Comment Period Closed
Dec 20, 2013 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 09/13/2013
ID: NRC-2012-0246-0362
Comment Period Closed
Jan 02, 2013 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 10/25/2012
ID: NRC-2012-0246-0001
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 09/19/2014
ID: NRC-2012-0246-1336

Supporting Documents

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Agency Contact
Merri L. Horn
301 287-9167
Office of Federal and State Materials and Environmental Management Programs, Washington, DC 20555-0001
Washington, DC 20555-0001
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