North American Member News October 2022


31 October 2022


Eileen Supko

U.S. NRC Issues Proposed Rule to Amend Transport Safety Regulations

On September 12, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued a proposed rule to amend its transport safety regulations as contained in 10 CFR Part 71 to harmonize US regulations with the IAEA’s SSR-6 (2018 Edition).

The NRC engaged with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) in the development of this proposed rule to identify and evaluate gaps between 10 CFR part 71 regulations and the updated IAEA standards in SSR–6, 2018 Edition. This proposed rule would close those gaps where warranted. Harmonizing NRC regulations with the 2018 Edition of SSR–6 includes changes made in the 2012 Edition of SSR–6 that have been carried forward to the 2018 Edition. The DOT is undertaking a similar initiative to harmonize its regulations in 49 CFR parts 107 and 171–180 with the 2018 Edition of SSR–6.

NRC has requested public comment and feedback on the proposed rule by November 28, 2022.

Anyone wishing to work as part of a WNTI effort to submit comments to the NRC and DOT regarding the proposed Rulemaking can contact Eileen Supko, WNT North American Representative [email protected] and Simon Chaplin, WNTI [email protected].

NRC Proposed Rulemaking

DOT Proposed Rulemaking

Draft Reg Guide DG-7011


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