Risk-Informed Changes to LOCA Technical Requirements

Docket ID: NRC-2004-0006
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)

This rulemaking would amend part 50 to allow for a risk-informed alternative to the present maximum loss-of-coolant accident break size.  This rulemaking would address a petition for rulemaking submitted by the Nuclear Energy Institute (PRM-50-75).  The rulemaking is on hold pending action on the risk management regulatory framework initiative.  Previously titled "part 50.46a ECCS - Redefinition."


RIN: 3150-AH29
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: Fall 2015
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Long-term 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
Final Rule
NPRM11/07/200570 FR 67597
NPRM Comment Period Extended01/25/200671 FR 4061
NPRM Comment Period End02/06/2006
NPRM Comment Period End03/08/2006
Supplemental NPRM08/10/200974 FR 40006
Supplemental NPRM Comment Period End09/24/2009
Supplemental NPRM Comment Period Extended10/07/200974 FR 51522
Supplemental NPRM Extended Comment Period End01/22/2010
Docket Details open glossary dialog  
Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Keyword(s): 10 CFR Part 50
Type: Rulemaking

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Nov 09, 2009 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 09/24/2009
ID: NRC-2004-0006-0036
Comment Period Closed
Sep 24, 2009 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 08/10/2009
ID: NRC-2004-0006-0022

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 07/06/2010
ID: NRC-2004-0006-0043
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 08/11/2009
ID: NRC-2004-0006-0034
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 08/10/2009
ID: NRC-2004-0006-0028


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Comments Received*
Regulatory Timeline
Pre Rule
Current Stage
Proposed Rule
Current Stage
Final Rule
Current Stage
Long Term Action
Current Stage
Agency Contact
Richard F. Dudley
301 415-1116
Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation
Washington, DC 20555-0001
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