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NRC RIN: 3150-AJ55 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: Enhanced Weapons for Spent Fuel Storage Installations and Transportation--Section 161A Authority [NRC-2015-0018] 

This rulemaking would amend the NRC's regulations to implement the authority in section 161A of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, related to access to enhanced weapons and associated firearms background checks for the protection of spent nuclear fuel (SNF). The rule would designate additional classes of facilities and activities appropriate for section 161A authority. This rulemaking would support a potential national strategy for the secure transportation and storage of SNF. The scope of this rulemaking would affect access to enhanced weapons during transportation and storage of SNF, high-level radioactive waste, and special nuclear material (from aged SNF).

Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission(NRC)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Prerule Stage 
Major: No  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
Regulatory Basis  03/00/2025 
NPRM  09/00/2026 
Final Rule  09/00/2027 
Additional Information: This rulemaking is a follow-on to "Enhanced Weapons, Firearms Background Checks, and Security Event Notification [NRC-2011-0018] (RIN 3150-AI49)."
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Related RINs: Related to 3150-AI49 
Agency Contact:
George M. Tartal
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards,
Washington, DC 20555-0001
Phone:301 415-0016