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NRC Requests Comments on NEI Rulemaking Petition Regarding Physical Protection Requirements for Radioactive Material

The NRC is requesting comment on a petition for rulemaking submitted by the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI).  The petition, which NEI submitted in June 2014, proposes to amend NRC regulations related to Physical Protection of Category 1 and Category 2 Quantities of Radioactive Material in 10 CFR Part 37.  In particular, NEI’s proposal would provide an exemption from certain Part 37 requirements for licensees with an existing physical security program in place under 10 CFR Part 73 that also satisfies the objectives of Part 37.  Comments on the PRM are due by January 12, 2015.

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