Consideration of Environmental Impacts of Temporary Storage of Spent Fuel After Cessation of Reactor Operation and Waste Confidence Decision Update: Extension of Comment Period
On October 9, 2008, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) published for public comment a proposal to amend its generic determination of no significant environmental impact for the temporary storage of spent fuel after cessation of reactor operation codified at 10 CFR 51.23(a) (73 FR 59547) and a related update and proposed revision of its 1990 Waste Confidence Decision (73 FR 59551). The comment period for this proposed rule and for the proposed revisions of its Waste Confidence Decision was to have expired on December 8, 2008. A number of requests for extension of the comment period have been received. The NRC has decided to extend the comment period for an additional 60 days.
Revision of the NRC Enforcement Policy
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or Commission) is publishing a revision to its Enforcement Policy (Enforcement Policy or Policy) to address the requirements of the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, as amended by the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996 (Act). The Act requires Federal agencies to adjust civil monetary penalties to reflect inflation.