Rulemaking-Related Documents

The NRC began managing rulemaking-related actions on the Government-wide Web site in January 2008. The public can submit comments on NRC rulemaking actions through that site, as follows:

  • Search for NRC Rules Available for Comment:
    • From the home page, select Proposed Rule from the drop down menu under “Select Document Type,” check the “Open for Comment/Submission” box, and select Search.
    • To narrow the search results by agency, click “Find Agency” and select NRC from the drop down menu.

  • Search for a Specific Rule or Action:
  • Depending on how much you know about the rule, try the following search techniques:
    • If you know the Docket ID for the rule or action, enter it into the “Enter Keyword or ID” box and select Search.
    • If you don’t know the Docket ID, enter a title or keyword in the “Enter Keyword or ID” box and select Search. Then narrow the search results by entering NRC in the “Find Agency” box.
    See also Rulemaking Dockets or Petition for Rulemaking Dockets.
  • Submit a Comment:
  • On the Search Results page (after performing a search), select the “Open Docket Folder” link in the “Actions” column for the docket of interest. Submit a comment by selecting the “Comment Due” icon in the Title column.
  • Get Email Updates:
  • The Web site allows users to receive notifications when documents are added to a docket. You must register for notifications for every docket you’re interested in. To do so, perform a search for the desired action (as described above). On the search results page, open the docket folder of the action of interest. Once inside the docket, select the “E-mail Alerts” link near the top of the page. Fill in the registration form, and select Subscribe to complete the registration process.
  • Related Dockets on
  • Sometimes multiple NRC dockets may be related to each other. To determine if a relationship exists between multiple dockets, once inside any NRC docket on, expand the docket details by selecting "Show Details" located below the docket title.
  • Additional Suggestions:
  • Select the “FAQs” tab at the top of the home page to display a list of helpful topics.

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Licensing-Related Documents

Hearing Opportunities and License Applications – Notices of proposed amendments to a facility operation licensed by the NRC.

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Page Last Reviewed/Updated Thursday, March 29, 2012