Safeguarding Shipments of Spent Fuel

Docket ID: NRC-2009-0163
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
The final rule amends the Commission's regulations by revising the security (physical protection) requirements that are designed to provide reasonable assurance of preventing the theft, diversion, or radiological sabotage of spent fuel shipments. The final rule establishes and updates generically applicable security requirements similar to those previously imposed by the Commission's orders issued after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
RIN: 3150-AI64
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 10 CFR 73
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
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Publication Period: Fall 2013
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
NPRM Published10/13/201075 FR 62695
NPRM Comment Period Extended01/10/201176 FR 1376
NPRM Comment Period End01/11/2011
NPRM Extension of Comment Period End04/11/2011
Final Rule05/20/201378 FR 29520
Final Rule Effective08/19/2013
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Keyword(s): spent fuel shipments, Nevada petition, PRM-73-10, Safeguarding shipments
Type: Rulemaking

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Apr 11, 2011 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 01/10/2011
ID: NRC-2009-0163-0010
Comment Period Closed
Jan 11, 2011 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 10/13/2010
ID: NRC-2009-0163-0002
Comments Not Accepted
Posted: 08/19/2013
ID: NRC-2009-0163-0030
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 05/28/2013
ID: NRC-2009-0163-0029

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 10/13/2010
ID: NRC-2009-0163-0005
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 10/13/2010
ID: NRC-2009-0163-0004
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 10/13/2010
ID: NRC-2009-0163-0003


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Comments Received*
Regulatory Timeline
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Proposed Rule
Current Stage
Final Rule
Current Stage
Current Stage
Agency Contact
Cardelia Maupin
Office of Federal and State Materials and Environmental Management Programs, Washington, DC 20555-0001
Washington, DC 20555-0001
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