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Draft Interim Staff Guidance Regarding Emergency Planning Exemption Requests for Decommissioning Nuclear Power Plants

The NRC issued draft Interim Staff Guidance (ISG), NSIR/DPR-ISG-02, “Emergency Planning Exemption Requests for Decommissioning Nuclear Power Plants.” This draft ISG provides guidance for NRC staff to ensure clear and consistent reviews of requests for exemptions from emergency preparedness regulations and license amendments for defueled station emergency plans submitted by nuclear power plant licensees after permanent cessation of plant operations. Nuclear power plants that have ceased operating and are permanently defueled provide less risk of radiological releases than operating nuclear power plants. Licensees of these decommissioning plants have historically submitted exemption requests based on this lower risk. The ISG also could be used by nuclear power plant licensees when drafting exemption requests. Comments are due by March 11, 2014.

You can find NSIR/DPR-ISG-02 here.

You can find the Federal Register notice here