The Nuclear Regulatory Commission published a final rule November 23 updating emergency preparedness regulations for nuclear power plants and production facilities that aim to prevent. The final rule updates requirements to safeguard nuclear plants from terrorist attacks, will require more testing by the nuclear industry, codifying a number of voluntary measures that have been put in place since September 11, 2001, and will apply to the licensing and certification of new nuclear power plants. The commission will conduct a public meeting on the rule at headquarters November 29 as well as one public meeting in each of the commission’s four regions through February.