Nuclear Regulatory Commission October 27, 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards; Subcommittee Meeting on Power Uprates; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E5-5961
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-27
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Price-Anderson Act Financial Protection Regulations and Elimination of Antitrust Reviews
Document Number: 05-21342
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-27
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending its regulations to conform with the requirements of the Energy Policy Act of 2005. The revised regulations include Congress's prescribed increase in the amount of the required annual financial contributions required from commercial reactors in the event of a nuclear accident to pay for third party liability under the Price-Anderson Act. Another revision provides Congress's accommodation for modular reactors, which permits a defined combination of these reactors to be considered a single reactor for the determination of financial obligations under the Price-Anderson Act. Additional revisions, essentially deletions, result from Congress's terminating NRC's authority and responsibility to conduct antitrust reviews of future applications to construct or operate a nuclear reactor.