NRC Seeks Comment on Indefinite Spent Fuel Storage
On March 22, 2018 (83 FR 12504), the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) published a notice in the federal register requesting public comment on a petition for rulemaking from Raymond Lutz and Citizens Oversight, Inc., dated January 2, 2018, requesting that the NRC amend 10 CFR Part 72 regarding spent nuclear fuel storage systems. The petition was docketed by the NRC on January 22, 2018, and has been assigned Docket No. PRM-72-8. The NRC is examining the issues raised to revise 10 CFR Part 72 to require: a 1,000 year design life goal for spent nuclear storage systems; estimates for the operating costs over the design life; determination of the safety margins over the design life; and time limited aging analyses demonstrating that structures, systems, and components important to safety will continue to perform for the design life. Please submit comments by June 5, 2018. 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.
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