Massachusetts Attorney General; Receipt of Petition for Rulemaking; Reopening of Public Comment Period
On November 1, 2006 (71 FR 64169), the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) published for public comment a notice of receipt of a petition for rulemaking, dated August 25, 2006, which was filed with the Commission by Diane Curran on behalf of the Massachusetts Attorney General. The petition was docketed by the NRC on September 19, 2006, and has been assigned Docket No. PRM-51-10. On December 15, 2006, several external stakeholder groups requested a 60 day extension of the public comment period owing to the importance of the rulemaking, the voluminous technical documents that require careful review, and the occurrence of major national events (elections) and holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Years celebrations) during the comment period which limits the time available for stakeholders to comment. The NRC is reopening the comment period on the petition for an additional 60 days from the original January 16, 2007 deadline. The comment period closes on March 19, 2007.