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Request for Input on Proposed Rulemaking

The NRC requested additional input from the public, licensees, Agreement States, non-Agreement States, and other stakeholders on a potential rulemaking to address prompt remediation of residual radioactivity during the operational phase of licensed material sites and nuclear reactors. Specifically, the NRC asked for comments on questions relating to a potential rule governing the remediation of residual radioactivity during operation. Because no current NRC regulations require prompt remediation of radiological contamination of the licensee, the NRC has asked for stakeholder input in order to approach the issue. No rulemaking has been initiated and only information on the issue is sought at this time. Comments are due by August 2, 2013.