North American Member News February 2022


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30 March 2022


Eileen Supko

U.S. Competent Authority Publishes Federal Register Notice Associated with SSR-6 Review Cycle

Federal Register Notice
On February 2017, U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), the U.S. Competent Authority (CA), and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) published a notice in the U.S. Federal Register regarding submittal of proposed changes to SSR-6. preferred).

The Federal Register notice states that DOT and NRC will review the proposed issues and identified problems. Proposed issues and identified problems from all Member States and International Organizations will be initially considered at an IAEA Transport Safety Standards Committee (TRANSSC) Meeting to be convened by IAEA on June 20–24, 2022. The subsequent meeting of TRANSSC, to be held in November 2022, will determine whether the aggregate of the accepted proposed changes amounts to a change in requirements that is important in terms of safety. If this is the case, a revision of the transport regulations will be initiated by the IAEA. If there is no safety imperative, the issues agreed upon will be considered during the next review cycle scheduled to start in 2023.

Proposal Submission Schedule:

  • DOT must submit US proposals US Mission at the IAEA by March 11, 2022
  • Submit comments by March 4, 2022. Comments received after this date will be considered if it is practical to do so.

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