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NRC RIN: 3150-AK19 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: Alternative Physical Security Requirements for Advanced Reactors [NRC-2017-0227] 

This rule would amend the NRC's physical security requirements for small modular reactors and other advanced reactor technologies. This rulemaking would establish voluntary alternative physical security requirements commensurate with the potential consequences to public health and safety and the common defense and security. This rulemaking would provide regulatory stability, predictability, and clarity in the licensing process and minimize or eliminate uncertainty for applicants who might otherwise request exemptions from the 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 73   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 2201    42 U.S.C. 5841   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Regulatory Basis   07/16/2019  84 FR 33861   
Comment Period End  08/15/2019 
Rulemaking Plan  09/14/2020  85 FR 56548   
NPRM  12/00/2023 
Final Rule  09/00/2025 
Additional Information: NRC is not issuing a final regulatory basis and will address public comments on the regulatory basis (84 FR 33861) in the proposed rule. The proposed rule (SECY-22-0072, ADAMS Accession No. ML21334A003) was provided to the Commission on August 15, 2022.
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 
Agency Contact:
Dennis Andrukat
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards,
Washington, DC 20555-0001
Phone:301 415-3561