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NRC RIN: 3150-AK79 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: Increased Enrichment of Conventional and Accident Tolerant Fuel Designs for Light-Water Reactors [NRC-2020-0034]  

This rulemaking would amend the NRC’s regulations associated with uranium-235 enrichment limit. The rulemaking would increase flexibility and reduce exemption requests for the use of increased enrichment fuel greater than the current value of 5.0 weight percent U-235. This rulemaking would affect nuclear reactor licensees seeking to use fuel designs that make use of enrichments greater than the current limit (e.g., accident tolerant fuel).

Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission(NRC)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Prerule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 10 CFR 50    10 CFR 51    10 CFR 71   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 2201    42 U.S.C. 5841   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Regulatory Basis  09/08/2023  88 FR 61986   
Regulatory Basis Comment Period End  11/22/2023 
Regulatory Basis Extension of Comment Period  11/06/2023  88 FR 76143   
Regulatory Basis Extension of Comment Period End  01/22/2024 
NPRM  06/00/2025 
Final Rule  12/00/2026 
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:
Philip Benavides
Project Manager
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards,
Washington, DC 20555-0001
Phone:301 415-3246