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The NRC is publishing a second version of preliminary rule language and has revised the regulatory basis document that will support this rulemaking. NRC is taking this action to inform interested stakeholders of the current status of the NRC's activities and to solicit public comments on the preliminary rule language. The regulatory basis document is being made available to inform stakeholder comments on the preliminary rule language. The NRC is not requesting comments on the regulatory basis.
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Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2011-0012 when contacting the NRC about the availability of information for this document. You may access information related to this document, which the NRC possesses and are publicly available, by any of the following methods:
The November 2012 preliminary rule language is available electronically under ADAMS Accession Number ML12311A444. The regulatory basis document, “Regulatory Analysis for Proposed Revisions to Low-Level Waste Disposal Requirement (10 CFR Part 61),” that supports this rulemaking is available under ADAMS accession number ML12306A480.
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The NRC is proposing to amend its regulations, in part 61 Title 10 of the
In May, 2011, the NRC published preliminary rule language (76 FR 24831) and the associated regulatory basis document for public comment. Since then, the NRC staff received additional directions from the Commission in a Staff Requirements Memorandum to COMWDM-11-0002/COMGEA-11-0002 (ADAMS accession number ML120190360). The Commission directed staff to expand the limited-scope revision regarding site-specific analyses to bring a clearer, risk-informed approach to Part 61. Based on the Commission's direction, the NRC staff revised the regulatory basis document associated with this rulemaking and developed a second (November 2012) version of the preliminary rule language.
The NRC is inviting stakeholders to comment on the November 2012 preliminary rule language. The NRC is publishing the November 2012 preliminary rule language and its associated regulatory basis to provide increased awareness to interested stakeholders, inform stakeholders of the current status of the NRC's activities, and solicit public comments on the November 2012 preliminary rule language. The November 2012 preliminary rule language and its associated regulatory basis document supercede the May 2011 versions.
The NRC will review and consider any comments on the November 2012 preliminary rule language received by January 7, 2013. Comments received after this date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but the NRC is able to assure consideration only for comments received on or before this date. Stakeholders will have additional opportunity to comment on the proposed rule when it is published in accordance with the provisions of the Administrative Procedures Act. The NRC will respond to all stakeholder comments in the Statements of Consideration for the final rule.
The NRC may post updates to the preliminary rule language on the Federal rulemaking Web site under Docket ID NRC-2011-0012. The
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