Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal

Docket ID: NRC-2011-0012
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)

This rule would require part 61 licensees to conduct site-specific analyses, including an intruder assessment, and make additional changes to the current regulations to reduce ambiguity and facilitate implementation. 

RIN: 3150-AI92
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 10 CFR 20,10 CFR 61
Priority: Other Significant
UA and Regulatory Plan Information open glossary dialog  
Publication Period: Spring 2016
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 42 U.S.C. 2201; 42 U.S.C. 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
Preliminary Proposed Rule Language05/03/201176 FR 24831
Comment Period End06/18/2011
Preliminary Draft Rule Language; Second Request for Comment12/07/201277 FR 72997
Comment Period End01/07/2013
Preliminary Draft Rule Language; Second Request for Comment; Correction01/08/201378 FR 1155
NPRM03/26/201580 FR 16082
NPRM Comment Period End07/24/2015
NPRM Comment Period Reopened08/27/201580 FR 51964
NPRM Reopening of Comment Period End09/21/2015
Final Rule11/00/2016
Docket Details open glossary dialog  
Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Keyword(s): 10 CFR Part 61, waste, see also NRC-2009-0257, see also NRC-2011-0043
Type: Rulemaking

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Sep 21, 2015 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 08/27/2015
ID: NRC-2011-0012-0165
Comment Period Closed
Jul 24, 2015 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 03/26/2015
ID: NRC-2011-0012-0078
Comment Period Closed
Jul 24, 2015 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 03/26/2015
ID: NRC-2011-0012-0077
Comment Period Closed
Apr 07, 2014 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 01/24/2014
ID: NRC-2011-0012-0075
Comment Period Closed
Jan 07, 2013 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 12/07/2012
ID: NRC-2011-0012-0044

Supporting Documents

The contents of the section were withdrawn at the request of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.


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Comments Received*
Regulatory Timeline
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Current Stage
Proposed Rule
Current Stage
Final Rule
Current Stage
Agency Contact
Gary C. Comfort, Jr.
301 415-8106
Office of Nuclear Materials Safety and Safeguards
Washington, DC 20555-0001
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