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and Environmental Management Programs STAFF’S APPROACH TO COMPREHENSIVE REVISION TO 10 CFR

By Charles L. Miller, Part (srm Mb, Contacts Michael, P. Lee and Donald B. Lowman


To provide the Commission with the staff’s approach to initiate activities related to a risk-informed, performance-based (RI/PB) comprehensive revision to 10 CFR Part 61 (“Licensing Requirements for Land Disposal of Radioactive Waste”). SUMMARY: In Staff Requirements Memorandum (SRM) M100617B, the Commission directed the staff to outline its approach to initiate activities in connection with a possible revision to Part 61 that is RI/PB. A RI/PB approach is discussed later in this paper and includes a resource estimate consistent with the proposed approach. However, before the start of the rulemaking process, the staff recommends that it engage stakeholders and solicit their views on whether there should be amendments to the current Part 61 and if so, what the nature of those amendments should be. 1 The purpose of these meetings would be to gather information from a broad spectrum of stakeholders concerning their continued support for the existing Part 61, recommendations for specific changes to the existing rule, or suggestions for possible new approaches to commercial low-level radioactiv

Year: 2010
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