Trump Jan 2017 EO kept on hold


Read from b. General Statements of Policy to 4. The “Logical Outgrowth” Test. You can skim the section in this assignment on Formal Rulemaking.

Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Corp. v. Natural Resources Defense Council, 98 S. Ct. 1197, 435 U.S. 519 (1978)

Study Guide for Vermont Yankee

Use this guide as you read the case to make sure you work through the issues. We are going to read this case carefully as part of our discussion about how the court and the agency handle a wicked regulatory problem: the disposal of nuclear waste.


Review guide – Introduction to Rulemaking II

Slides – Policy Statements and Agency Procedures

553 – The Procedures for Notice and Comment

 Reg Map for Informal Rulemaking – pdf

Nuclear Power Basics


NRC fast track program for new reactors – the operating and construction permit process has now been consolidated, to reduce the opportunities for administrative delay.

A future for nuclear energy: pebble bed reactors – tech study for those who are interested.

Gas Makes Nuclear Power Radioactive – current economics of nuclear power.