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NIH Seeking Input on Data Management Policy
The National Institutes of Health is soliciting public input on provisions that could serve as a basis for a future data management and sharing policy for NIH-funded research. The agency is requesting specific feedback on the definition of scientific data, requirements for data management and sharing plans, and optimal timing for implementation. NIH is hosting a webinar on the proposed provisions on Nov. 7.
DOE Requesting Input on High-Level Radioactive Waste
The Department of Energy is soliciting public input on its interpretation of the definition for high-level radioactive waste (HLW). Originally defined by the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 and the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982, the statutory term indicates that not all wastes from the reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel are HLW. DOE is requesting specific feedback on its interpretation that reprocessing waste that does not exceed certain concentration limits or does not require disposal in a deep geologic repository and meets performance objectives of a disposal facility is classified as non-HLW.