10 CFR 62.21 - Determination for granting emergency access.

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§ 62.21 Determination for granting emergency access.
(a) Not later than (45) days after the receipt of a request for a Commission determination under this part from any generator of low-level radioactive waste, or any Governor on behalf of any generator or generators located in his or her State, the Commission shall determine whether—
(1) Emergency access to a regional disposal facility or a non-Federal disposal facility within a State that is not a member of a Compact for specific low-level radioactive waste is necessary because of an immediate and serious threat—
(i) To the public health and safety or
(ii) The common defense and security; and
(2) The threat cannot be mitigated by any alternative consistent with the public health and safety, including those identified in § 62.13.
(b) In making a determination under this section, the Commission shall be guided by the criteria set forth in § 62.25 of this part.
(c) A determination under this section must be in writing and contain a full explanation of the facts upon which the determination is based and the reasons for granting or denying the request. An affirmative determination must designate an appropriate non-Federal or regional LLW disposal facility or facilities for the disposal of wastes, specifically describe the low-level radioactive waste as to source, physical and radiological characteristics, and the minimum volume and duration (not to exceed 180 days) necessary to eliminate the immediate threat to public health and safety or the common defense and security. It may also contain conditions upon which the determination is dependent.

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  • 2014-12-19; vol. 79 # 244 - Friday, December 19, 2014
    1. 79 FR 75735 - Organizational Changes and Conforming Amendments
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Title 10 published on 2014-01-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 10 CFR 62 after this date.

  • 2014-12-19; vol. 79 # 244 - Friday, December 19, 2014
    1. 79 FR 75735 - Organizational Changes and Conforming Amendments
      GPO FDSys XML | Text
      NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION
      Final rule.
      This final rule is effective on December 19, 2014.
      10 CFR Parts 1, 2, 30, 31, 32, 34, 35, 37, 40, 51, 61, 62, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 140, and 150