The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has announced the dates and locations for public meetings to be held this summer and fall to receive input regarding best practices for community advisory boards associated with decommissioning nuclear power plants.

The Nuclear Energy Innovation and Modernization Act, signed into law in
January, included a requirement that the NRC submit a report to Congress on best practices for community advisory boards associated with nuclear power plants. The act requires the NRC to hold a minimum of 10 public meetings in locations that ensure geographic diversity across the United States, with priority given to states that request a public meeting and have a nuclear power reactor currently undergoing the decommissioning process. The NRC staff sought public comment in March on where to hold these meetings.

The dates and locations have been scheduled for meetings near the following plants. The hyperlinks provide additional information regarding the individual meeting notices.

*    Palisades <https://www.nrc.gov/pmns/mtg?do=details&Code=20190858> ,
Aug. 21, Benton Harbor, Mich.
*    Humboldt Bay <https://www.nrc.gov/pmns/mtg?do=details&Code=20190859>
Aug. 26, Eureka, Calif.
*    Diablo Canyon<https://www.nrc.gov/pmns/mtg?do=details&Code=20190861>

      Aug. 27, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
*    San Onofre <https://www.nrc.gov/pmns/mtg?do=details&Code=20190862> ,
Aug. 29, San Juan Capistrano, Calif.
*    Vermont Yankee <https://www.nrc.gov/pmns/mtg?do=details&Code=20190863>
       Sept. 10, Brattleboro, Vt.
*    Pilgrim <https://www.nrc.gov/pmns/mtg?do=details&Code=20190864> ,
Sept. 11, Plymouth, Mass.
*    Kewaunee <https://www.nrc.gov/pmns/mtg?do=details&Code=20190910> ,
Sept. 24, Kewaunee, Wis.
*    Zion <https://www.nrc.gov/pmns/mtg?do=details&Code=20190909> , Sept.
26, Waukegan, Ill.
*    Indian Point <https://www.nrc.gov/pmns/mtg?do=details&Code=20190911>
Oct. 2, Cortlandt, N.Y.
*    Oyster Creek <https://www.nrc.gov/pmns/mtg?do=details&Code=20190912>
Oct. 3, Manahawkin, N.J.
*    Crystal River <https://www.nrc.gov/pmns/mtg?do=details&Code=20190913> ,
      Oct. 10, Crystal River, Fla.

More information about the public meetings and the best practices report is
available on the NRC’s webpage dedicated to this project
<https://www.nrc.gov/waste/decommissioning/neima-section-108.html> .

The staff conducted a webinar Aug. 8 to provide people living in other parts of the country an opportunity to provide comments. The webinar presentation slides <https://www.nrc.gov/docs/ML1921/ML19218A262.pdf>  are available on the NRC website.

The results of these meetings, along with any data received as a result of
the NRC’s other information collection activities, will be captured in a
best practice report to be submitted to Congress by July 14, 2020.

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