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On July 31, 2008, the NRC issued a notice in the
The NRC staff requested receipt of comments on the notice by September 30, 2008. By this action, the NRC staff is extending the comment period until October 15, 2008. Comments received after October 15, 2008, will be considered if practical to do so, but the NRC is unable to ensure consideration only for comments received on or before this date. Although a time limit is given, comments and suggestions in connection with the use of cesium-137 chloride sources are encouraged at any time.
In addition to inviting public comments on the issues presented in section III of the July 31, 2008 notice, the NRC also solicited specific comments related to: (1) Quantitative information on the costs and benefits resulting from consideration of the factors described in the Issues Paper; (2) operational data on radiation exposures (increased or reduced) that might result from implementing any of the options described in the Issues Paper; (3) whether the presented issues are addressed comprehensively; and (4) whether other options should be considered, including quantitative information on the costs and benefits for these other options. The Commission believes that stakeholder comments help to quantify the potential impact of these proposed changes and will assist the NRC as potential regulatory action(s) are developed.
The NRC received the following extension request:
On behalf of industry, the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) respectfully requests an extension of the comment period identified in the subject
The NRC received similar requests from the Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors, Inc., (CRCPD), and from the International
The request for an extension to the comment period is approved for 15 days.
The staff understands that NEI, CRCPD and ISSPA requested an extension of 30 days. However, NRC can not grant the full extension because the comments are needed by mid-October for development of future NRC actions for Commission consideration by November 2008. Therefore, the staff is approving a 15-day extension to the original public comment period, with the public comment period to end on October 15, 2008. The staff recognizes that the public and other stakeholder comments may be impacted by the discussions that will occur during the two-day public meeting which concludes on September 30, 2008, and therefore agrees to extend the comment period an additional 15 days.
Members of the public are invited and encouraged to submit comments electronically to
Requests for technical information may be directed to the NRC contacts, Dr. John P. Jankovich, Office of Federal and State Materials and Environmental Management Programs, telephone (301) 415-7904, e-mail
You can also access publicly available documents related to the July 31, 2008 notice using the following methods:
For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.