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NRC Will Consider PRM Related to Spent Fuel Cask Dry Storage

The NRC will consider in its rulemaking process six issues raised in a petition for rulemaking (PRM) submitted the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI).  NEI requests that the NRC amend its regulations to improve the efficiency of its licensing and oversight of spent fuel dry cask storage. Specifically, the petitioner requests that the NRC amend 10 CFR part 72, ‘‘Licensing Requirements for the Independent Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel, High-Level Radioactive Waste, and Reactor-Related Greater Than Class C Waste,’’ to add a new rule governing spent fuel storage cask certificate of compliance (CoC) format and content, extend the applicability of the backfit rule to CoC holders, and make other changes. Based on its review of the PRM and related comments, the NRC believes that the issues raised in the PRM should be considered in the rulemaking process.     

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