Monday, November 7, 2011

Revised Environmental Radiation Protection Standard For Nuclear Power Operation

In 1977, the EPA Office of Radiation Programs issued "Environmental Radiation Protection Standards for Nuclear Power Operations". Since issuance of the standards, the understanding of radiation risk and dose to humans has advanced and new methodologies have been developed to calculate radiation doses.

In view of the developments over the past decades, EPA is evaluating how to update the Environmental Radiation Protection Standards for Nuclear Power Operations in 40 CFR Part 190. An updated rule would draw on updated science and clarify how safety should be demonstrated. EPA expects to issue an ANPRM to solicit public input on general questions and approaches on what aspects of the rule should be updated. EPA anticipates issuing an advanced notification of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) in February 2012.

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