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NRC RIN: 3150-AI49 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Enhanced Weapons, Firearms Background Checks, and Security Event Notification [NRC-2011-0018] 

This rule would amend the Commission's regulations by implementing the authority in section 161A of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, which includes access to enhanced weapons and associated firearms background checks at power reactor facilities, at-reactor Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installations (ISFSIs), and Category I strategic special nuclear materials facilities.  One of the section 161A authorities implemented by this rulemaking is the authority to use certain weapons that would otherwise be prohibited by other State, local or other Federal laws (known as preemption authority).  This rule would also amend the physical security event notification, reporting, and recordkeeping requirements for all of the classes of facilities and activities subject to 10 CFR part 73. 

Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission(NRC)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 10 CFR 73   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 2201    42 U.S.C. 2201a    42 U.S.C. 5841   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  02/03/2011  76 FR 6200   
NPRM Comment Period End  05/04/2011    
NPRM Comment Period Extended  04/27/2011  76 FR 23515   
NPRM Extension Comment Period End  08/02/2011    
Supplemental NPRM  01/10/2013  78 FR 2214   
Supplemental NPRM Comment Period End  02/25/2013 
Second Supplemental NPRM  09/22/2015  80 FR 57106   
Second Supplemental NPRM Comment Period End  12/07/2015 
Final Rule  03/00/2017 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Margaret S. Ellenson
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards,
Washington, DC 20555-0001
Phone:301 415-0894