NRC Requests Comments on Manifesting
On February 20, 2012 (78 FR 11907), the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) published a federal register requesting comments on possible revisions to NUREG/BR–0204, Rev. 2 “Instructions for Completing NRC’s Uniform Low-Level Radioactive Waste Manifest.” The NRC is looking for information on how this NUREG can best be revised. The NRC is also interested in gaining a better understanding of the issues associated with reporting certain difficult-to-measure (DTM) radionuclides on shipping waste manifests as required by 10 CFR 20 Appendix G. Members of the public have asked the NRC to update NUREG/BR–0204 to address the manifesting of Tc–99, C–14, H–3, and I–129 to minimize over-estimation of their activity. These isotopes are key contributors to groundwater dose and can lead to premature closure of low level radioactive waste disposal facilities if over-estimated. Additionally, the NRC staff received comments recommending that the NRC staff consider adding Chlorine-36 (Cl–36) in the update to NUREG/BR–0204. A public workshop will be held on March 1, 2013, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Sheraton Downtown in Phoenix, Arizona. The public workshop will be held immediately following the 2013 WM Symposia. The workshop is being held in conjunction with the Symposia and being broadcast as a Webinar to draw in as many participants as possible. Pre-registration for this workshop is not necessary. Members of the public choosing to participate in this workshop remotely can do so in one of two ways: online or via a telephone (audio) connection. Interested members of the public can also participate in this workshop remotely via Webinar. The Webinar workshop registration link can be found at: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/909493521. The Webinar ID is 909–493–521.