Waste Confidence Schedule Adjustment

Greetings,

Due to the government shutdown and subsequent rescheduling of public meetings and extension of the public comment period, the Commission has granted the Waste Confidence Directorate a four-week extension to the overall rulemaking schedule.  However, in granting the extension, the Commission urged the Waste Confidence Directorate to continue to work towards the original September 2014 deadline for the rulemaking, and the Directorate is doing just that.  A press release regarding this announcement was issued this afternoon:  http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/news/2014/14-003.pdf.   Any additional schedule-related announcements will continue to be made via WCOutreach e-mail and will be posted to our website at http://www.nrc.gov/waste/spent-fuel-storage/wcd/schedule.html.

And finally, a quick reminder that the Waste Confidence Directorate will be hosting a status update teleconference on Wednesday, January 29th, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. EST.  To participate, prior to the start of the meeting, please dial 1-800-475-8385 and provide the operator with passcode 80907.

Sincerely,
 
Staff of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Waste Confidence Directorate