Nuclear Regulatory Commission - News Release
No: 20-038 July 9, 2020
CONTACT: David McIntyre, 301-415-8200
NRC Submits Report to Congress on Best Practices for Community Advisory Boards
Near Decommissioning Nuclear Power Plants
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has submitted to Congress its report on best practices for community advisory boards associated with decommissioning activities at nuclear power plants. The report was mandated by the Nuclear Energy Innovation and Modernization Act.
To prepare the report, NRC staff conducted 11 public meetings from August through October 2019 to obtain insights from host states, communities near nuclear power plants, and existing community advisory boards. Staff also conducted two webinars to provide people unable to attend the meetings in person an opportunity to participate in the process.
The NRC staff used public comments from these meetings, responses to a questionnaire issued in September, and direct outreach to state and local officials and organizations to compile its report. The NRC received 1,235 oral and written comments from 216 commenters through these outreach efforts.
The report to Congress is available on the NRC website.