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Convention on Supplementary Compensation Rulemaking

The Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage (CSC) provides for a global nuclear liability regime assuring prompt and equitable compensation in the event of certain nuclear incidents, and features the creation of an international fund to supplement the amount of compensation available for nuclear damage resulting from such incidents.

Section 934 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) authorizes the Secretary of Energy to issue regulations establishing a retrospective risk pooling program whereby, in the event that the United States must make a contribution to the CSC international fund, United States nuclear suppliers would pay the full cost of this contribution by the United States.  This webpage is designed to provide public access to the written comments and other docket material associated with this proceeding to implement section 934 and will be updated periodically.

On December 10, 2014, DOE General Counsel Steven P. Croley signed a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR), which sets forth proposed regulations to establish the retrospective risk pooling program called for under section 934 of EISA CSC NOPR.  The NOPR was published in the Federal Register on December 17, 2014 (FR CSC NOPR).  After a regulatory action has been completed, Executive Order 12866 requires agencies to identify the substantive changes between the draft submitted to Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) for review and the action subsequently announced, and to identify those changes made at the suggestions or recommendation of OIRA (CSC NOPR  Compare).  

The NOPR includes notice of an information session to be held by DOE on January 7, 2015, from 10 am to 12 noon, at the DOE Forrestal Building, Room 8E-089, in Washington, D.C.  DOE also intends to conduct public workshop(s) on the proposed rulemaking, the date(s) of which will be announced in subsequent notice(s).    
     
The NOPR was preceded by a Notice of Inquiry (NOI) issued by the DOE General Counsel in July 2010.  The NOI was issued to solicit comments from nuclear suppliers, nuclear insurance providers, and other stakeholders on the development of regulations to implement section 934.  The period for submitting comments on the NOI was extended to October 27, 2010 (NOI pdf), and a second time to November 30, 2010 (second NOI pdf).  In addition, summaries of meetings with individual commenters who provided further input are available at http://energy.gov/gc/ex-parte-communications.
 

 
Public Comments in Response to the NOI