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State and Local Government Organizations Seek Pause on Public Comments on Rulemaking Processes

March 20, 2020 President Donald J. Trump The White House1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.Washington, D.C. 20500 Dear Mr. President: On behalf of the nation’s states, cities, and counties, we write to request a formal pause, beginning on March 11, for all open public comment periods concerning both active rulemakings and nonrulemaking notices across every federal department […]

NRC Proposed interpretive rule related to very low-level radioactive waste disposal and associated public meetings

We wanted to make you aware that the agency recently published a Federal Register notice announcing a proposed interpretive rule related to very low-level radioactive waste disposal and will be holding a public meeting via WebEx on March 30, 2020 , to present information on this topic. This proposed interpretation of the low-level radioactive waste […]

NRC Webinar on Proposed interpretation of 20.2001

The NRC will be holding a Webinar to discuss the attached FRN on a proposed interpretation of the low-level radioactive waste disposal regulations in 10 CFR 20.2001.  The Low-Level Radioactive Waste Forum had a panel discussion on VLLW planned during our Spring 2020 meeting, but the meeting and panel have been cancelled. We encourage you […]

Holtec Consolidated Interim Storage Facility Project Draft EIS. Comments due May 22, 2020

Although not  directly related to Low-Level Waste, attached is the Federal Register Notice for the DRAFT EIS for Holtec’s proposed Interim Storage Facility.



The Commission is required by its By-Laws to meet twice each year. The Southeast Compact Commission’s fiscal year is from July 1 to June 30. Meetings are open to the public.



The Southeast Compact Commission oversees the administration of the Compact agreement. The Commission is composed of two commissioners and two alternate commissioners appointed from each member state.


Richard S. Hodes Award

THE RICHARD S. HODES, M.D. HONOR LECTURE AWARD honors the memory of its late chairman, Dr. Richard S. Hodes, a strong proponent for innovation in the field of low-level radioactive waste management.

Upcoming Meetings

A special called meeting of the Administrative Committee of the Southeast Compact Commission will be held by conference call on November 16, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. EST.   The Committee will discuss ad hoc committees reviewing Commission bylaws, staffing requirements, staff salaries and benefits, personnel policies, internal controls for accounting and financial matters, as well as […]

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