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The NRC’s Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation (NRR) now has a web portal for nuclear reactor licensees to submit coronavirus (COVID-19) related regulatory exemption requests. The web portal currently allows online submissions for Part 26 Work Hour exemption requests. Online submissions for Part 55 Operator Licenses, Part 50.55a Owner’s Activity Reports, and Part 73 Physical Protection exemptions are coming soon.

The web portal also contains a summary of each regulatory exemption and links to NRC letters and applicable guidance. Readers wanting a more in-depth analysis of each exemption can read our earlier posts on the Part 26 exemption guidance, guidance on Part 50.55a reporting, guidance on operator licensing, and the Enforcement Guidance Memorandum on Part 73, Appendix B.

We will continue to follow these issues and provide updates when the online applications become available.

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