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Revised Regulation for Environmental Radiation Protection Standard for Nuclear Power Operations - 40 CFR Part 190

a.k.a. Environmental Radiation Protection Standard for Nuclear Power Operations - Revisions

RIN: 2060-AR12 (What's this?)

Docket No.: Not yet available (What's this?)

Current Phase: Pre-Proposal (What's this?)

The EPA issued the "Environmental Radiation Protection Standards for Nuclear Power Operations" in 1977. Since issuance of these standards, the understanding of radiation risk and dose to humans has advanced and new methodologies have been developed to calculate radiation doses.

In view of the developments over the past decades, the EPA is evaluating how to update the Environmental Radiation Protection Standards for Nuclear Power Operations in 40 CFR part 190. An updated rule would draw on updated science and clarify how safety should be demonstrated. On February 4, 2014 (79 FR 6509), the EPA issued an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) to solicit public input on general questions and approaches on what aspects of the rule should be updated.

ANPRM: Sent to OMB for Regulatory Review05/30/2013
ANPRM: Received by OMB05/30/2013
ANPRM: Regulatory Review Concluded09/30/2013
ANPRM: Published in FR02/04/2014
ANPRM: Comment Period Open02/04/2014
ANPRM: Comment Period Closed06/04/2014
ANPRM: Comment Period Extension Published in FR06/05/2014
ANPRM: Comment Period Closed with Extension08/03/2014

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  • ANPRM - No Information Available.
Citations & Authorities

Federal Register Citations

Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Citation
40 CFR 190

Legal Authority
42 U.S.C. 2011 et seq. Atomic Energy Act


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