NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION (NRC) WEBINAR AND PUBLIC MEETING TO DISCUSS THE DRAFT REGULATORY BASIS FOR THE DISPOSAL OF GREATER-THAN-CLASS C (GTCC) WASTE

The NRC is seeking public comment on a draft regulatory basis for
potential new regulations governing the near-surface disposal of certain
low-level radioactive waste.  The Draft Regulatory Basis for the
Disposal of GTCC Waste is publicly available through the NRC’s ADAMS
online database under accession number ML19059A403 [1].  The NRC staff
evaluated the hazards associated with GTCC waste streams in terms of
whether certain GTCC waste could be safely disposed in a near-surface
disposal facility.  The staff also evaluated whether regulatory changes
would need to be considered to permit such action, and whether the NRC
or certain states should regulate such disposal.  The draft regulatory
basis presents the results of the NRC staff’s evaluations.  The
information provided in the draft regulatory basis should be viewed as
preliminary since it has not been reviewed and approved by the
Commission.

A notice was issued in the Federal Register on July 22, 2019 (see 84 FR
35037 [2]) initiating a 60-day public comment period. Comments may be
submitted via the federal government’s rulemaking website,
www.regulations.gov [3], using Docket ID NRC-2017-0081.  

THE NRC WILL HOLD A WEBINAR ON AUGUST 22, 2019, AND A PUBLIC MEETING IN
AUSTIN, TEXAS, ON AUGUST 27, 2019, TO DISCUSS THE DRAFT REGULATORY
BASIS.  ANNOUNCEMENTS PROVIDING ADDITIONAL DETAILS FOR THESE MEETINGS
ARE ATTACHED AND AVAILABLE ON THE NRC PUBLIC WEBSITE AT THE LINKS BELOW.


 1.    AUGUST 22, 2019, WEBINAR:  Interested persons may participate in
this meeting via Webinar and may register at the following link:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1702344566723039500.  Once
registered, you will be provided the link to join the Webinar and the
phone number to call into during the meeting.  The meeting announcement
is available at
https://adamswebsearch2.nrc.gov/webSearch2/view?AccessionNumber=ML19212A506
[4].  

 2.    AUGUST 27, 2019, PUBLIC MEETING IN AUSTIN, TX.  Interested
persons may participate in this meeting in person or by audio
teleconference using the toll-free bridge number provided in the meeting
announcement.  The meeting announcement is available at
https://adamswebsearch2.nrc.gov/webSearch2/view?AccessionNumber=ML19212A508
[5].

If you have any questions regarding these meetings, please contact Ryan
Whited at (Ryan.Whited (at) nrc (dot) gov) Ryan.Whited (at) nrc (dot) gov or 301-415-1154; or Cardelia Maupin at
(Cardelia.Maupin (at) nrc (dot) gov) Cardelia.Maupin (at) nrc (dot) gov or 301-415-4127.

Links:
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[1] https://www.nrc.gov/docs/ML1905/ML19059A403.pdf
[2] https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-07-22/pdf/2019-15434.pdf
[3] http://www.regulations.gov
[4] https://adamswebsearch2.nrc.gov/webSearch2/view?AccessionNumber=ML19212A506
[5] https://adamswebsearch2.nrc.gov/webSearch2/view?AccessionNumber=ML19212A508