Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)

NRC Comment Deadline: Ground Water Protection at Uranium In Situ Recovery Facilities

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is requesting views from interested stakeholders on whether the NRC should resume rulemaking to amend its regulations governing the domestic licensing of source material by codifying general requirements to address ground water protection at uranium in situ recovery (ISR) facilities. The NRC currently regulates ISR operations through application of regulations that primarily focus on conventional uranium mills and site-specific license conditions.

The NRC initiated rulemaking in 2006 to develop requirements to provide regulatory consistency and improve the efficiency of the ISR licensing process but placed this rulemaking on hold in 2010. Information provided to the NRC during the public comment period will be factored into the decision as to whether the NRC will continue this rulemaking.

Members of the public may submit comments online at Regulations.gov or by mail, fax, or email. More information is available at this Federal Register notice. The comment deadline was extended to May 3 as noticed here

NRC Meeting: Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will hold the 663rd meeting of its Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards. Agenda items, among others, include discussions on the NuScale Safety Evaluation Report and planning for future reports and meetings.

Members of the public may attend in person, or via webcast with advance registration. More information is available at this Federal Register notice and at the NRC website.