Policy Statement on Adequacy and Compatibility of Agreement State Programs; Statement of Principles and Policy for the Agreement State Program
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is extending the comment period of a notice that was published in the Federal Register on June 3, 2013 (78 FR 33122), requesting comments on proposed revisions to the NRC's policy statements on Agreement State Programs. Both the ``Policy Statement on Adequacy and Compatibility of Agreement State Programs'' and the ``Statement of Principles and Policy for the Agreement State Programs'' have been revised to add information on security of radioactive materials and incorporate changes in the NRC's policies and procedures since the last revision in 1997. The public comment period was scheduled to expire on August 19, 2013. However, the NRC received requests for extending the comment period from the Organization of Agreement States (OAS) and from the State of Florida. The parties requested the extension of the comment period so that the Agreement States would have time to discuss the proposed revisions during the OAS annual meeting before submitting their comments. The NRC agrees with these requests and the NRC has decided to extend the comment period until September 16, 2013.