On October 19, 2017, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. EDT, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) held a public meeting at the agency’s headquarters in Rockville, Maryland to discuss the regulatory analysis for the 10 CFR Part 61 final rule entitled, “Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal” and the revised guidance for alternative disposal requests entitled, “Guidance for the Reviews of Proposed Disposal Procedures and Transfers of Radioactive Material Under 10 CFR 20.2002 and 10 CFR 40.13(a).” The NRC Public Meeting Announcement can be found here.
On September 8, 2017, the NRC released a Staff Requirements Memorandum (SRM) in response to SECY-16-2016 concerning the staff’s Request for Commission Approval to Publish Final Part 61 Rule and Related Documents. The September 8, 2016 SRM can be found here.
In October 2016, NRC released a Request for Commission Approval to Publish Final Part 61 Rule and Related Documents. More information can be found here.
On March 26, 2015, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) published a proposed rule to amend 10 CFR Parts 20 and 61, “Licensing Requirements for Land Disposal of Radioactive Waste,” in the Federal Register (80 Federal Register 16,081) for public comment. NRC also published a notice of availability of associated guidance, “Guidance for Conducting Technical Analyses for Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal,” for public comment in the Federal Register (80 Federal Register 15,930). Comments for both the proposed rule and the conforming technical guidance documents can be read here. For additional information, please see the LLW Forum’s News Flash titled, “Comment Period Opens re Proposed Changes to LLW Disposal Regulations.”