This opinion by Margaret was just posted on Nuclear TownHall.
In August 2, 2013, DOE published a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (SNOPR) regarding revisions to 10 CFR Part 810, its regulation controlling nuclear exports. The SNOPR was the culmination of years of effort by DOE and industry to modernize a regulation that was based on Cold War era nuclear proliferation policies, politics, and trade patterns. The process is made more complex because the underlying law – The Atomic Energy Act was written during the Cold War and has not been updated either.
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I urge other members of the community to add their comments at http://www.regulations.gov/#!submitComment;D=DOE-HQ-2011-0035-0056