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Large scale blending of LLRW – Issued interim guidance in 3/2011 LLRW Storage Guidance Working Group – Issued Regulatory Issue Summary (RIS) on storage.

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1 Large scale blending of LLRW – Issued interim guidance in 3/2011 LLRW Storage Guidance Working Group – Issued Regulatory Issue Summary (RIS) on storage in 8/2011 Revisions to Branch Technical Position (BTP) on Concentration Averaging – Issue draft BTP in 9/2011 and final BTP by 6/2012 Part 61 limited rulemaking - Site specific analysis for demonstrating compliance with the performance objective in Part 61 – Commission paper expected by 12/2011 and proposed final rule by 12/2012 Proposed approach to risk-informed, performance-based revisions to Part 61 – Commission paper expected by 12/2012 Volume Reduction Policy Statement (VRPS) – issue draft VRPS by 10/2011 and final VRPS by 12/2012 * NRC documents are available via https://www.nrc.gov Agency-wide Documents Access Management System (ADAMS) NRC Low-Level Radioactive Waste Program: Key Activities and Projected Milestones

2 Proposed Revisions to Part 61 Regulations (SECY ) Emergence of potential waste streams not considered in the original Part 61 rulemaking DOEs increasing use of commercial facilities Extensive international operating experience in the management of waste

3 1. Risk-inform waste class -Limited to waste classification tables 1&2 of Apply ICRP Pub 103 (ICRP, 2007) -Add uranium to waste classification tables 2. Comprehensive Revision -Revise entire Part 61 regulations -Includes both existing and emerging waste streams 3. Site-specific Waste Acceptance Criteria -Adopt site specific WAC for each facility -No waste classification tables 4. International Alignment -Adopt IAEA GSG-1 recommendations -Includes a new category of exempt waste -No waste classification tables 5. Maintain Status Quo -No changes other than the limited rulemaking Proposed Options for Revising Part 61

4 National Environmental Policy Act – NEPA Low-Level Radioactive Waste Policy Amendments Act Implementation Clearance Proposed Part 61 Revisions Key Policy Issues


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