Energy

NRC Comment Deadline: Transfer of Very Low-Level Waste to Exempt Persons for Disposal

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) seeks public comments on a proposed interpretation of its low-level radioactive waste disposal regulations that would permit licensees to dispose of waste by transfer to persons who hold specific exemptions for the purpose of disposal. The NRC will consider approval of requests for specific exemptions for the purpose of disposal if they are for the disposal of very low-level radioactive waste by land burial. Therefore, the NRC's intent is that this interpretive rule will allow licensees to transfer very low-level radioactive waste to exempt persons for the purpose of disposal by land burial.

On April 9, 2020 (85 FR 19907), the NRC extended the comment deadline from April 20, 2020, to July 20, 2020.

Members of the public may submit comments at Regulations.gov or by mail. More information is available at this Federal Register notice.