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Update on NRC Low-Level Waste Program – Major Activities. Large Scale blending of LLRW -Issued guidance to agreement states for reviewing proposals for large scale blending-March 2011 Storage of LLRW -Issued Regulatory Information Summary (RIS 2011-09) – August 2011

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Update on nrc low level waste program major activities

Update on NRC Low-Level Waste Program – Major Activities

Large Scale blending of LLRW

-Issued guidance to agreement states for reviewing proposals for large scale blending-March 2011

Storage of LLRW

-Issued Regulatory Information Summary (RIS 2011-09) – August 2011

Volume Reduction Policy Statement

-Published revised policy statement – May 2012

Branch Technical Position (BRP) on Concentration Averaging

-Published revised BRP for public comments – June 2012

10 CFR Part 61 limited rulemaking

-Seeking stakeholder feedback for a risk-informed approach to Part 61


Proposed revisions to part 61 regulations

Proposed Revisions to Part 61 Regulations

Emergency of potential waste streams not considered in the original Part 61 rulemaking

DOE’s increasing use of commercial facilities

Extensive international operating experience in the management of waste


10 cfr part 61 licensing requirements for land disposal of llrw

10 CFR Part 61 – Licensing Requirements for Land Disposal of LLRW

  • Performance objectives (Subpart C) assure safe disposal of LLRW:

    -Protection of general public

    -Protection of inadvertent intruder

    -Protection of individuals during operations

    -Stability after site closure

  • Demonstrate performance via technical analysis and waste classification


Update on nrc low level waste program major activities

New Commission Direction to the NRC staff – Expansion of the limited-scope revision to Part 61(January 19, 2012 SRM)

Consider:

Flexibility to use ICRP dose methodologies

Two-tiered period of performance:

Tier 1 – a compliance period covering reasonably foreseeable future

Tier 2 – longer period to evaluate the performance of the site over longer timeframes

Flexibility to establish site-specific waste acceptance criteria

A compatibility category for the elements of the revised rule


Path forward

Path Forward

Receive comments from various stakeholders:

July 31, 2012

Regulatory Basis Development:

September 30, 2012

DRAFT Proposed Rule Language:

December 2012

Rulemaking Package Due to Commission:

July 2013

Public Meeting – Guidance Document

After July 2013; Date TBD


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