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The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) affords the public opportunities to comment on proposed rules and policies, licensing actions, and draft technical documents. Toward that end, the NRC announces public comment opportunities in the Federal Register, here on the Documents for Comment page, and sometimes through press releases, and places all public comments into the NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) and into a docket for the action on regulations.gov.

For tips on how to submit effective comments, go to regulations.gov, search by Docket ID number for the document you would like to comment on, and select "Comment Now," then select "View Commenter's Checklist (PDF)."

The following types of documents are available for comment:

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Rulemaking-Related Documents

The NRC began managing rulemaking-related actions on the Government-wide Regulations.gov Web site in January 2008. The public can submit comments on NRC rulemaking actions through that site; see Navigating Rulemaking-Related Documents.

FRN Publication Date Docket ID Title Comment Period
Close Date
11/06/2020 NRC-2019-0062 Risk-Informed, Technology-Inclusive Regulatory Framework for Advanced Reactors 11/05/2021
04/09/2021 NRC-2021-0051 Advance Tribal Notification of Certain Radioactive Material Shipments 06/23/2021
03/26/2021 NRC-2018-0290 American Society of Mechanical Engineers 2019-2020 Code Editions 05/25/2021
01/29/2021 NRC-2009-0196 Alignment of Licensing Processes and Lessons Learned from New Reactor Licensing:  Regulatory Basis 05/14/2021

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License Applications/Amendments

The following table lists notices of license applications received by the NRC and proposed amendments to NRC-licensed facility operations available for comment. For information regarding opportunities for public involvement in these licensing actions, see Hearing Opportunities and License Applications.

FRN Publication Date Docket ID Title Comment Period
Close Date
05/04/2021 NRC-2021-0100 Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, Units 1, 2, and 3, and Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation; Consideration of Approval of Transfer of Licenses 06/03/2021
05/04/2021 NRC-2021-0094 Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving Proposed No Significant Hazards Considerations and Containing Sensitive Unclassified Non-Safeguards Information and Order Imposing Procedures for Access to Sensitive Unclassified Non-Safeguards Information 06/03/2021
05/03/2021 NRC-2021-0099 Braidwood Station, Units 1 and 2; Byron Station, Unit Nos. 1 and 2; Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant, Units 1 and 2; Clinton Power Station, Unit No. 1; Dresden Nuclear Power Station, Units 1, 2, and 3; James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant; LaSalle County Station, Units 1 and 2; Limerick Generating Station, Units 1 and 2; Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station, Units 1 and 2; Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station, Units 1, 2, and 3; Quad Cities Nuclear Power Station, Units 1 and 2; R. E. Ginna Nuclear Power Plant; Salem Nuclear Generating Station, Unit Nos. 1 and 2; Three Mile Island Nuclear Station, Unit 1; Zion Nuclear Power Station, Units 1 and 2; and the Associated Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installations; Consideration of Approval of Transfer of Licenses and Conforming Amendments 06/02/2021
04/20/2021 NRC–2021-0095 Monthly Notice; Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations 05/20/2021
04/06/2021 NRC–2021-0067 Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving Proposed No Significant Hazards Considerations and Containing Sensitive Unclassified Non-Safeguards Information and Order Imposing Procedures for Access to Sensitive Unclassified Non-Safeguards Information 05/06/2021
04/02/2021 NRC–2021–0057 Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station; Consideration of Approval of Transfer of License 05/03/2021
04/02/2021 NRC–2021–0061 Crystal River Unit 3 Nuclear Generating Plant; Consideration of Approval of Transfer of License 05/03/2021
04/01/2021 NRC–2021-0085 Dominion Energy Nuclear Connecticut, Inc.; Millstone Power Station, Unit 3 05/03/2021
03/05/2021 NRC-2020-0148 NextEra Energy Duane Arnold, LLC; Duane Arnold Energy Center; Post- Shutdown Decommissioning Activities Report; Reopening of Comment Period 08/19/2021

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Generic Communications

The following Generic Communications documents have been issued for public comment and noticed in the Federal Register.

FRN Publication Date Docket ID Title Comment Period
Close Date
There are currently no Generic Communications available for comment.

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Draft Regulatory Guides for Public Comment

The NRC issues regulatory guides in draft form to solicit public comment and involve the public in developing the agency's regulatory positions. Draft regulatory guides have not received complete staff review and, therefore, they do not represent official NRC staff positions.

FRN Publication Date Docket ID Title Comment Period
Close Date
05/04/2021 NRC-2021-0096 Control of Heavy Loads at Nuclear Facilities 06/03/2021
04/06/2021 NRC–2021-0047 Plant-Specific, Risk-Informed Decisionmaking: Inservice Testing 05/06/2021

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Draft NUREG-Series Publications

The following NUREG-series documents have been issued for public comment and noticed in the Federal Register.

FRN Publication Date Docket ID Title Comment Period
Close Date
04/16/2021 NRC–2017-0091 Regulatory Analysis Guidelines 06/15/2021
11/13/2020 NRC–2019–0026 United Nuclear Corporation Church Rock Project (Draft Report for Comment, NUREG-2243); Public Comment Period Extended 05/27/2021

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Policy Statements

The following policy statements have been issued for public comment and noticed in the Federal Register.
FRN Publication Date Docket ID Title Comment Period
Close Date
There are currently no Policy Statements available for comment.

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Draft Interim Staff Guidance

Interim Staff Guidance documents are issued to clarify or to address issues not discussed in a Standard Review Plan.

FRN Publication Date Docket ID Title Comment Period
Close Date
There are currently no Draft Interim Staff Guidances available for comment.

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Information Collections

The following information collections have been issued for public comment and noticed in the Federal Register.

FRN Publication Date Docket ID Title Comment Period
Close Date
04/26/2021 NRC–2021-0071 Information Collection: Requests to Agreement States and Non-Agreement States for Information 06/25/2021
04/05/2021 NRC–2019-0080 Information Collection: Tribal Participation in the Advance Notification Program 06/04/2021
04/01/2021 NRC–2020-0235 Information Collection: Financial Protection Requirements and Indemnity Agreements 06/01/2021
04/26/2021 NRC–2020-0193 Information Collection: Criteria and Procedures for Emergency Access to Non-Federal and Regional Low-Level Waste Disposal Facilities 05/26/2021
04/20/2021 NRC–2020-0170 Information Collection: Reactor Site Criteria 05/20/2021
03/23/2021 NRC-2020-0250 Information Collection: General Domestic Licenses for Byproduct Material 05/24/2021
03/22/2021 NRC-2021-0039 Information Collection: Standards for Protection Against Radiation 05/21/2021
04/12/2021 NRC–2020-0236 Information Collection: Licenses and Radiation Safety Requirements for Irradiators 05/12/2021
03/09/2021 NRC-2020-0190 Information Collection: U.S. NRC Acquisition Regulation 05/10/2021

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Other Documents For Comment

The following technical documents have been issued for public comment and noticed in the Federal Register.

FRN Publication Date Docket ID Title Comment Period
Close Date
04/08/2021 NRC-2021-0089 Integrated Human Event Analysis System for Event and Condition Assessment Method and Software Tool 07/30/2021
04/21/2021 NRC–2021-0048 Role of Artificial Intelligence Tools in U.S. Commercial Nuclear Power Operations 05/21/2021

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Page Last Reviewed/Updated Tuesday, May 04, 2021