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NRC Revises Review Schedule for Waste Confidence Environmental Study and Final Rule

The NRC is revising its review schedule for the final versions of its Waste Confidence Generic Environmental Impact Statement (GEIS) and final rule on the extended storage of spent nuclear fuel at the nation’s commercial nuclear power plants.  The NRC originally directed the staff to develop the environmental study and regulation by September 2014. The new schedule envisions publication of the rule and GEIS no later than Oct. 3. The delay reflects time lost during the government shutdown and lapse of appropriations last October.

During the 98-day public comment period, the NRC held 13 public meetings nationwide to collect public comments on the draft environmental statement and rule. The NRC received more than 33,000 written comments on the draft environmental statement and rule.

To access the NRC News Release related to this order , click here.