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NRC Issues Regulatory Analysis for Decommissioning Rulemaking

The NRC has issued a regulatory analysis to support a rulemaking to amend the NRC’s regulations for the decommissioning of nuclear power reactors. In the previously issued regulatory basis, Staff concluded that it had sufficient justification to proceed with rulemaking to address EP, physical security, cyber security, drug and alcohol testing, training requirements for certified fuel handlers (CFHs), decommissioning trust funds (DTFs), financial protection and indemnity agreements, and application of the backfit rule to decommissioning reactors. This regulatory analysis supports the regulatory basis and discusses the economic impact that would result from the decommissioning rulemaking and guidance. In particular, the regulatory analysis provides a cost benefit analysis for various alternatives put forth by NRC Staff to address decommissioning issues. The cost benefit analysis concludes that it is cost beneficial to proceed with the decommissioning rulemaking and guidance.

To view the Federal Register notice, click here.

To view the Regulatory Analysis, click here