Nuclear Regulatory Commission Proposes to Amend Trade in Nuclear Material Trade Regulations

On June 23, 2009, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued a proposed rule in the Federal Register to amend its regulations that govern the import and export of nuclear equipment and materials.  

Among other changes, the new rule would allow Category 1 and 2 quantities of materials listed in the Commission's regulations to be imported under a general license, and would also revise the definition of "radioactive waste."