Physical Protection of Byproduct Material

Docket ID: NRC-2008-0120
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
The final rule amends the Commission's regulations to put in place security requirements for the use of Category 1 and Category 2 quantities of radioactive material. The objective is to ensure that effective security measures are in place to prevent the dispersion of radioactive material for malevolent purposes. The final amendment also addresses background investigations and access controls, enhanced security for use, and transportation security for Category 1 and Category 2 quantities of radioactive material. This rulemaking subsumes RIN 3150-AI56, "Requirements for Fingerprinting and Criminal History Record Checks for Unescorted Access to Radioactive Material and Other Property (part 37)."
RIN: 3150-AI12
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 10 CFR 30; 10 CFR 32; 10 CFR 33,10 CFR 34; 10 CFR 35; 10 CFR 37,10 CFR 39; 10 CFR 51; 10 CFR 71,10 CFR 73
Priority: Economically Significant
UA and Regulatory Plan Information open glossary dialog  
Publication Period: Spring 2013
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: Yes
Legal Authorities: 42 USC 2201, 42 USC 5841
Legal Deadlines: None
Government Levels Affected: Local, State
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: Business, Governmental Jurisdictions, Organizations
Small Entities Affected: No
International Impacts: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
ActionDateFR Citation
NPRM06/15/201075 FR 33901
NPRM Comment Period Extended10/08/201075 FR 62330
NPRM Comment Period End10/13/2010
NPRM Comment Period Extended End01/18/2011
Final Rule03/19/201378 FR 16922
Final Rule Effective05/20/2013
Docket Details open glossary dialog  
Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Keyword(s): RAMQC, 10 CFR Part 37, transportation
Type: Rulemaking

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Jan 18, 2011 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 10/08/2010
ID: NRC-2008-0120-0070
Comment Period Closed
Oct 13, 2010 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 06/15/2010
ID: NRC-2008-0120-0038
Comment Period Closed
Jun 15, 2009 11:59 PM ET
Posted: 05/01/2009
ID: NRC-2008-0120-0016
Comment Period Closed
Jun 15, 2009 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 05/01/2009
ID: NRC-2008-0120-0017
Comment Period Closed
Jun 01, 2009 11:59 PM ET
Posted: 04/17/2009
ID: NRC-2008-0120-0015

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Posted: 03/24/2014
ID: NRC-2008-0120-0165
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 06/16/2010
ID: NRC-2008-0120-0040
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 06/15/2010
ID: NRC-2008-0120-0039


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Comments Received*
Regulatory Timeline
Pre Rule
Current Stage
Proposed Rule
Current Stage
Final Rule
Current Stage
Current Stage
Agency Contact
Merri L. Horn
301 415-8126
Office of Federal and State Materials and Environmental Management Programs, Washington, DC 20555-0001
Washington, DC 20555-0001
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