On June 8, 2018, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) published in the Federal Register a draft regulatory issue summary and request for comment [NRC-2018-0113]. The NRC is seeking public comment on a draft regulatory issue summary (RIS) to clarify the reporting requirements for certain exports of nuclear facilities, equipment, and non-nuclear materials.

The RIS is intended for all persons that are required to report exports of nuclear materials, equipment, and non-nuclear materials under part 110 of title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), “Export and Import of Nuclear Equipment and Material.” Specifically, the RIS is intended to clarify the reporting requirements under 10 CFR 110.54(a)(1). The regulation in 10 CFR 110.54(a)(1) states, in part, that licensees exporting nuclear facilities, equipment, and certain non-nuclear materials under a general or specific license during the previous quarter must submit reports by January 15, April 15, July 15, and October 15 of each year on specified forms. The draft RIS includes information relating to this reporting requirement and clarifies that the quarterly reporting requirement is in addition to, and not obviated by, the separate NRC annual reporting requirement in 10 CFR 110.54(c). The Draft NRC RIS 2018-XX, “Clarification of Export Reporting Requirements for Nuclear Facilities, Equipment, and Non-Nuclear Materials,” is available in the NRC’s reading room, ADAMS, under Accession No. ML17338A944.

Comments should be submitted by August 7, 2018. Comments received after this date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but the NRC is able to ensure consideration only for comments received before this date.