Survey Forms

Nuclear Survey Form Change and Reinstatement

2013 Proposals

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) is proposing to make changes to their data collection in 2013. These changes involve the following form:

  • Form GC-859, " Nuclear Fuel Data Survey "

The proposals were announced to the public via a Federal Register Notice published July 23, 2012. Comments regarding this proposed information collection are due by September 21, 2012.

Here are the details:

The Form GC-859 Nuclear Fuel Data survey replaces the previously collected Form RW-859. The Form RW-859 was last collected containing data as of December 31, 2002 and was allowed to expire in 2009. The Form designation has been changed to reflect the transfer of functions from the DOE Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (RW) to the DOE Office of the General Counsel (GC). The form is being reinstated to collect data as of June 30, 2013.

The Nuclear Fuel Data Survey collects data from approximately 140 respondents (primarily commercial utilities that operate nuclear reactors). Data are collected on all discharged nuclear assemblies, projections of future assembly discharges, nuclear fuel storage capacities and inventories at reactor sites and storage facilities, complete reactor operating history, data on special fuel forms including nonstandard and failed fuel, and nonfuel components. Respondents are also being asked to submit Greater Than Class C low-level waste data on a voluntary basis.

In addition to reinstating the Nuclear Fuel Data Survey form as the Form GC-859 survey, the EIA is also proposing to modify the structure and content of the form from previous data collections surveys. Much of the data to be collected has been collected on previous surveys and will be provided to respondents so that they may update the historical data. Some data requirements from previous surveys have been eliminated and replaced by new data required by various stakeholders and data users. Refer to the Federal Register Notice for specific changes to the survey form.