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contractors are currently bound by comparable contractual obligations. Full compliance by contractors with nuclear safety standards will result in substantial societal benefits. Risks: The rulemaking should reduce the risk of nuclear safety problems by clarifying safety requirements applicable to DOE contractors and improving compliance. Timetable: _______________________________________________________________________ Action DFR Cite _______________________________________________________________________ NPRM 09/09/95 Final Action 06/30/96 Small Entities Affected: None Government Levels Affected: None Agency Contact: Stephen Stern Nuclear Safety Policy Division (EH-62) Office of Nuclear Safety Policy & Standards Department of Energy Washington, DC. 20545 301 903-2527 RIN: 1901-AA42 _______________________________________________________________________ DOE--ENDEP ___________________________________________________________ FINAL RULE STAGE ___________________________________________________________ 32. RADIATION PROTECTION OF THE PUBLIC AND THE ENVIRONMENT Legal Authority: 42 USC 2201; 42 USC 7191 CFR Citation: 10 CFR 834 Legal Deadline: None Abstract: This action would add a new 10 CFR part 834 to DOE's regulations establishing a body of rules setting forth the basic requirements for ensuring radiation protection of the public and environment in connection with DOE nuclear activities. These requirements stem from the Department's ongoing effort to strengthen the protection of health, safety and the environment from the nuclear, radiological, and chemical hazards posed by these DOE activities. Major elements of the proposal included a dose limitation system for protection of the public; requirements for liquid discharges; reporting and monitoring requirements; and residual radioactive material requirements. Statement of Need: The purpose of this rule is to ensure that the Department's obligations to protect health and safety are fulfilled and to provide, if needed, a basis for the assessment of civil and criminal penalties consistent with the Price-Anderson Amendments Act of 1988. Summary of the Legal Basis: Under the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, the Department of Energy has the authority to regulate activities at facilities under its jurisdiction. The Department is committed to honoring its obligation to ensure the health and safety of the public and workers affected by its operations and the protection of the environs around its facilities. Alternatives: The Department could continue to impose radiation protection standards through administrative directives applicable to DOE contractors. Anticipated Costs and Benefits: The incremental costs of the proposed rules should be minimal because contractors are currently bound by comparable contractual obligations. Full compliance by contractors with nuclear safety standards will result in substantial societal benefits. Risks: This rulemaking should reduce the risk of nuclear safety problems by clarifying safety requirements applicable to DOE contractors and improving compliance. Timetable: _______________________________________________________________________ Action DFR Cite _______________________________________________________________________ NPRM 58 FR 16268 03/25/93 NPRM Comment Per58 FR 16268 06/22/93 Final Action 11/00/94 Small Entities Affected: None Government Levels Affected: Federal Agency Contact: Andrew Wallo, III, Director Air, Water and Radiation Div. (EH-232) Office of Environmental Guidance Department of Energy U.S. Department of Energy 1000 Independence Avenue SW. Washington, DC 20585 202 586-4996 RIN: 1901-AA38 BILLING CODE 6450-01-F
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