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EPA/AR RIN: 2060-AP43 Publication ID: Spring 2015 
Title: Revision of Health and Environmental Protection Standards for Uranium and Thorium Mill Tailings and Uranium In Situ Leaching Processing Facilities 

The EPA's regulations in 40 CFR part 192 establishes standards for the protection of public health, safety, and the environment from radiological and nonradiological hazards associated with uranium ore processing and disposal of resulting waste materials. These cross-media standards, which apply to pollutant emissions and site restoration, must be adopted by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, their Agreement States, and the Department of Energy. We propose to review the standards in the existing rule and to revise the regulations, taking into particular account the significant changes in uranium industry extraction technologies and their potential impacts to ground water. In addition, new facilities being proposed in states from Virginia to Alaska add to the importance of this effort.

Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 192   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 2011 et seq. Atomic Energy Act   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  01/26/2015  80 FR 4155   
Final Rule  04/00/2016 
Additional Information: SAN No. 5319
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Federal, State 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
Sectors Affected: 212291 Uranium-Radium-Vanadium Ore Mining 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Ingrid Rosencrantz
Environmental Protection Agency
Air and Radiation
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Mail Code 2844T,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 566-0961

Tom Peake
Environmental Protection Agency
Air and Radiation
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Mail Code 6608J,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 343-9765
Fax:202 343-2304