Enhanced Weapons, Firearms Background Checks, and Security Event Notifications

Docket ID: NRC-2011-0018
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)

The proposed rule would amend the Commission's regulations by implementing the new authority in section 161A of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, for access to enhanced weapons and associated firearms background checks, and would modify physical security event notifications at power reactor facilities, at-reactor Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installations, and Category I strategic special nuclear materials facilities.  There is significant public interest in this rulemaking because one of the authorities allowed under Section 161A is the authority to use certain weapons that would be otherwise prohibited by other State, local or other Federal laws (known as preemption authority).  



RIN: 3150-AI49
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 10 CFR 73
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
UA and Regulatory Plan Information open glossary dialog  
Publication Period: Fall 2015
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule
Major Rule: Undetermined
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
NPRM02/03/201176 FR 6200
NPRM Comment Period Extended04/27/201176 FR 23515
NPRM Comment Period End05/04/2011
NPRM Extension Comment Period End08/02/2011
Supplemental NPRM01/10/201378 FR 2214
Supplemental NPRM Comment Period End02/25/2013
Second Supplemental NPRM09/22/201580 FR 57106
Second Supplemental NPRM Comment Period End12/07/2015
Final Rule12/00/2016
Docket Details open glossary dialog  
Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Keyword(s): 10 CFR Part 73, WSA
Type: Rulemaking

Primary Documents

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Comment Now!
Due Dec 07, 2015 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 09/22/2015
ID: NRC-2011-0018-0033
Comment Period Closed
Feb 25, 2013 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 01/10/2013
ID: NRC-2011-0018-0028
Comment Period Closed
Aug 02, 2011 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 04/27/2011
ID: NRC-2011-0018-0014
Comment Period Closed
May 04, 2011 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 02/03/2011
ID: NRC-2011-0018-0001

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 09/22/2015
ID: NRC-2011-0018-0034
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 02/07/2011
ID: NRC-2011-0018-0003
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 02/07/2011
ID: NRC-2011-0018-0011


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Comments Received*
Regulatory Timeline
Pre Rule
Current Stage
Proposed Rule
Current Stage
Final Rule
Current Stage
Agency Contact
Margaret S. Ellenson
Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation
Washington, DC 20555-0001
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