North American Member News July 2021


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3 August 2021


Eileen Supko

NRC Commissioners Approve Rulemaking to Harmonize Transportation Requirements with IAEA Standards

In July, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) approved the issuance of a proposed rule to harmonize the NRC’s regulations with International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) standards and ensure conformance with U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations.

DOT is planning a similar action to harmonize its regulations with IAEA standards and the NRC rulemaking will help to maintain a consistent federal regulatory framework for the packaging and transportation of radioactive materials, which is coregulated by the NRC and DOT.

The NRC staff recommendation

The proposed rulemaking

  • Section V provides a summary of the changes to the NRC regulations in 10 CFR Part 71.

The Commission voting record

The NRC will conduct a public meeting on this proposed rule for the purpose of describing it to the public and to facilitate the development of public comments. The NRC will publish a notice of the location, time, and agenda of the meeting on Regulations.gov and on the NRC’s public meeting Web site at least 10 calendar days before the meeting.

Stakeholders should monitor the NRC’s public meeting Web site for information about the public meeting

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