Security of nuclear power reactors (2/26/07)

The cover art is from from Cobb Again (Wild & Woolley, 1978, Out of print) by LA-born artist Ron Cobb, who now lives in Australia.

In the October 26, 2006 Federal Register, the NRC announced proposed rule RIN 3150–AG63 amending security regulations related to the physical protection of nuclear power reactors. The deadline for public comments which was extended from January 9 until February 23 has now been extended again until March 26. See “Power Reactor Security Requirements (RIN 3150-AG63): Rulemaking Text and Other Documents ” and Fact Sheet on Safety and Security Improvements at Nuclear Plants.

The public hearing cancelled February 14 due to weather will take place March 9, 2007 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Hearing Room, at NRC headquarters, in the One White Flint North building, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Md. Registration begins at 8 a.m. You may also call into the telephone bridge line. To preregister call 301-415-2589 or send an e-mail to by March 6.

There are several ways to submit written comments. In each case, reference the RIN 3150–AG63 and remember these will become part of the public record.

  • Snail mail the Secretary, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission,
    Washington, DC 20555–0001, Attn:
    Rulemakings and Adjudications Staff.
  • E-mail If
    you do not receive a reply e-mail
    confirming receipt call (301) 415–1966.
  • Use the NRC’s rulemaking Web site:
    Questions to Carol Gallagher (301) 415–5905 or e-mail
  • Use the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal:
  • Hand deliver comments to: 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852 between 7:30 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. on Federal workdays. Telephone (301) 415–1966).

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