Evaluation of the Groundwater Task Force Report: Public Meeting
In response to incidents involving radioactive contamination of groundwater wells and soils at nuclear power plants, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) convened a Groundwater Task Force (GTF) in March 2010 to determine whether past, current, and planned actions should be augmented. The GTF, in its final report dated June 2010, determined that the NRC is meeting its mission of protecting public health, safety, and the environment. However, in view of stakeholder concerns, the GTF recommended that the NRC consider changes to its oversight of licensed material outside of its designed confinement. The NRC established a senior management review group to evaluate the GTF report, identify next steps, and make recommendations to the Commission about potential policy changes. The NRC will host a meeting with the public to discuss and solicit input on the potential policy changes being considered. The meeting will serve as a forum for members of the public to provide oral comments. The NRC is also requesting written comments on the potential policy issues, particularly for those members of the public unable to attend the meeting. The potential policy issues can be found in Section C, ``Topics for Discussion: Potential Policy Issues,'' in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice.
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: NAC-MPC System, Revision 6, Confirmation of Effective Date
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is confirming the effective date of October 4, 2010, for the direct final rule that was published in the Federal Register on July 21, 2010 (75 FR 42292). This direct final rule amended the NRC's spent fuel storage regulations at 10 CFR 72.214 to revise the NAC-MPC System listing to include Amendment Number 6 to Certificate of Compliance (CoC) Number 1025.