Amendments to the Deliberate Misconduct Rule

Docket ID: NRC-2013-0132
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)

The proposed rule would amend the Commission's regulations to the Deliberate Misconduct Rule to clarify the knowledge standard and to incorporate deliberate ignorance into the knowledge standard. The proposed rule would also amend 10 CFR 2.202 to clarify the Commission's procedures governing hearings on challenges to the immediate effectiveness of orders.

RIN: 3150-AJ27
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 10 CFR 2; 10 CFR 30; 10 CFR 40; 10 CFR 52,10 CFR 60; 10 CFR 61; 10 CFR 63,10 CFR 70; 10 CFR 71; 10 CFR 72; 10 CFR 76,10 CFR 110; 10 CFR 150
Priority: Other Significant
UA and Regulatory Plan Information open glossary dialog  
Publication Period: Fall 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
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: No
Small Entities Affected: No
International Impacts: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
ActionDateFR Citation
NPRM02/11/201479 FR 8097
NPRM Comment Period End05/12/2014
Final Rule10/20/201580 FR 63409
Final Rule Effective11/19/2015
Docket Details open glossary dialog  
Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Keyword(s): deliberate misconduct
Type: Rulemaking

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
May 12, 2014 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 02/11/2014
ID: NRC-2013-0132-0001
Comments Not Accepted
Posted: 10/20/2015
ID: NRC-2013-0132-0008

Supporting Documents

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Agency Contact
Esther Houseman
Office of the General Counsel
Washington, DC 20555-0001
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