Issuance, Availability; NUREG-1307, Revision 8

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Issuance, Availability; NUREG-1307, Revision 8

    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued Revision 8 to NUREG-
1307, ``Report on Waste Burial Charges.'' This NUREG will assist 
nuclear power reactor licensees in annually adjusting their 
decommissioning cost estimates as part of the financial assurance 
requirements that are specified in 10 CFR 50.75, ``Reporting and 
recordkeeping for decommissioning planning.'' Revision 8 of NUREG-1307 
provides the current waste disposal decommissioning cost adjustment 
factors for the Washington and South Carolina disposal sites. These 
factors should be used by licensees in the decommissioning cost 
estimating formula, specified in 10 CFR 50.75(c)(2), to determine the 
minimum decommissioning cost for which they are responsible.
    Rapidly increasing fees for disposal of low-level radioactive waste 
has made the reactor waste disposal costs a significant contributor to 
the cost of decommissioning a nuclear power reactor. This report 
provides licensees with options to use in annually adjusting the 
decommissioning cost estimate of their nuclear power reactors. It is 
based on the most current information available at time of publication.
    Licensees now have the option of using waste processing vendors for 
the disposal of most of their decommissioning waste. Power reactor 
licensees now routinely use waste processing vendors for a major 
portion of their decommissioning waste disposals.
    Copies of NUREG-1307, Revision 8, are available at current rates 
from the U.S. Government Printing Office, P.O. Box 37082. Washington, 
DC 20402-9328 (telephone (202) 512-1800); or from the National 
Technical Information Service by writing NTIS at 5285 Port Royal Road, 
Springfield, Va 22161. Copies are available for inspection or copying 
for a fee from the NRC Public Document Room, at 2120 L Street NW., 
Washington, DC; the PDR's mailing address is Mail Stop LL-6, 
Washington, DC 20555; telephone (202) 634-3273; fax (202) 634-3343. (5 
U.S.C. 552(a))

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 17th day of December, 1998.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
John W. Craig,
Director, Division of Regulatory Applications, Office of Nuclear 
Regulatory Research.
[FR Doc. 98-34001 Filed 12-22-98; 8:45 am]
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