[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 128 (Thursday, July 2, 2020)]
[Pages 39936-39937]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-14265]




Instructions for Completing NRC's Uniform Low-Level Radioactive 
Waste Manifest

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: NUREG; issuance.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued NUREG/
BR-0204, Revision 3, ``Instructions for Completing NRC's Uniform Low-
Level Radioactive Waste Manifest.'' This document provides instructions 
to prepare NRC Form 540 (Uniform Low-Level Radioactive Waste Manifest 
(Shipping Paper)), NRC Form 541 (Uniform Low-Level Radioactive Waste 
Manifest (Container and Waste Description)), and NRC Form 542 (Uniform 
Low-Level Radioactive Waste Manifest (Manifest Index and Regional 
Compact Tabulation)), which have also been revised.

DATES: NUREG/BR-0204, Revision 3 and its forms became effective on July 
2, 2020. Use of the NUREG/BR-0204, Revision 2 forms should be 
discontinued on or before September 30, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2018-0155 when contacting the 
NRC about the availability of

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information regarding this document. You may obtain publicly-available 
information related to this document using any of the following 
     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to https://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2018-0155. Address 
questions about NRC dockets IDs in Regulations.gov to Jennifer Borges; 
telephone: 301-287-9127; email: [email protected]. For technical 
questions, contact the individuals listed in the FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document.
     NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System 
(ADAMS): You may obtain publicly-available documents online in the 
ADAMS Public Documents collection at https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. To begin the search, select ``Begin Web-based ADAMS 
Search.'' For problems with ADAMS, please contact the NRC's Public 
Document Room (PDR) reference staff at 1-800-397-4209, 301-415-4737, or 
by email to [email protected]. The ADAMS accession number for each 
document referenced (if it is available in ADAMS) is provided the first 
time that it is mentioned in this document.
     NRC's Form Library: NRC Forms 540, 541, and 542 can be 
accessed on the NRC Form Library at https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/forms/.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Gladney, telephone: 301-415-
1022, email: [email protected] and Karen Pinkston, telephone: 301-
415-3650, email: [email protected]. Both are staff of the Office 
of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards at the U.S. Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001.


I. Discussion

    NUREG/BR-0204, Rev. 3, ``Instructions for Completing the NRC's 
Uniform Low-Level Radioactive Waste Manifest,'' provides guidance on 
completing NRC Forms 540, 541, and 542 (i.e., the NRC's Uniform Low-
Level Waste Manifest). The NRC has revised NUREG/BR-0204 and NRC Forms 
540, 541, and 542 to address stakeholder feedback since the publication 
of Revision 2 of the NUREG/BR (ADAMS Accession No. ML071870172). A 
request for comments on Draft NUREG/BR-0204, Rev. 3 (ADAMS Accession 
No. ML18261A002) and its forms was published in the Federal Register on 
October 30, 2018 (83 FR 54620), with a 60-day comment period ending on 
December 31, 2018. An extension of the comment period until January 31, 
2019, was subsequently published on December 21, 2018 (83 FR 65759). 
Comments received on NUREG/BR-0204, Rev. 3 and the forms can be found 
on the Federal Rulemaking website (https://www.regulations.gov) under 
Docket ID NRC-2018-0155. The final NUREG/BR-0204, Rev. 3 and the NRC's 
comment resolutions are available in ADAMS under Accession Nos. 
ML20178A433 and ML19214A186, respectively.

II. Congressional Review Act

    This document is a rule as defined in the Congressional Review Act 
(5 U.S.C. 801-808). However, the Office of Management and Budget has 
not found it to be a major rule as defined in the Congressional Review 
Act. The revision to the guidance is available in ADAMS under Accession 
No. ML20178A433 and is available for immediate use by all stakeholders.

    Dated: June 29, 2020.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Patricia K. Holahan,
Director, Division of Decommissioning, Uranium Recovery, and Waste 
Programs, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards.
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