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NRC RIN: 3150-AI67 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Fitness-for-Duty (Health and Human Services (HHS) Requirements) [NRC-2009-0225] 

This rule would more closely align 10 CFR part 26 drug testing requirements with the updates made in 2008 to the guidelines issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).  This rulemaking would strengthen the fitness-for-duty programs at nuclear power plants (and other Nuclear Regulatory Commission licensees and applicants) by enhancing the ability of licensees and other entities to identify additional individuals using illegal drugs, misusing legal drugs, or attempting to subvert the drug testing process.  The proposed rule would also provide additional protections to individuals subject to drug testing, and would improve clarity, organization, and flexibility of the NRC's regulations. 




Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission(NRC)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 10 CFR 26   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 2201    42 U.S.C. 5841   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Regulatory Basis  07/01/2013  78 FR 39190   
NPRM  02/00/2017 
Additional Information: The NRC staff is in the process of finalizing the proposed rule package for Commission review and approval; after which the proposed rule will be published in the Federal Register for public comment. Final revisions continue to be made to the draft regulatory guide prior to assembly of the proposed rule package for concurrence.
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:
Stewart Schneider
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards,
Washington, DC 20555-0001
Phone:301 415-4123