Draft 2005 Report to Congress on the Costs and Benefits of Federal Regulations, 14735 [05-5651]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 55 / Wednesday, March 23, 2005 / Notices the calculated peak containment internal pressure (Pa)), the secondary containment bypass leakage pathways, and the containment leakage pathway (La) separately in their dose consequence analyses. The calculated radiological consequences of the combined leakages are within the criteria of 10 CFR 50.67. The NRC staff reviewed the licensee’s analyses and found them acceptable. 3.0 Discussion Pursuant to 10 CFR 50.12, the Commission may, upon application by any interested person or upon its own initiative, grant exemptions from the requirements of 10 CFR Part 50 when (1) the exemptions are authorized by law, will not present an undue risk to public health and safety, and are consistent with the common defense and security, and (2) when special circumstances are present. Special circumstances are present whenever, according to 10 CFR part 50.12(a)(2)(ii), ‘‘Application of the regulation in the particular circumstances would not serve the underlying purpose of the rule or is not necessary to achieve the underlying purpose of the rule. * * *’’ The licensee’s exemption request was submitted in conjunction with a TS amendment application to increase the allowable leak rate for the main steam isolation valves (MSIVs). The proposed amendment will be issued concurrently with this exemption. The exemption and amendments together would implement the recommendations of Topical Report NEDC–31858, ‘‘BWR Report for Increasing MSIV Leakage Rate Limits and Elimination of Leakage Control Systems.’’ The topical report was evaluated by the NRC staff and accepted in a safety evaluation dated March 3, 1999. The special circumstances associated with MSIV leakage testing are fully described in the topical report. These circumstances relate to the monetary costs and personnel radiation exposure involved with maintaining MSIV leakage limits more restrictive than necessary to meet offsite dose criteria and control room habitability criteria. The underlying purpose of the rule which implements Appendix J (i.e., 10 CFR 50.54(o)) is to assure that containment leak tight integrity is maintained (a) as tight as reasonably achievable and (b) sufficiently tight so as to limit effluent release to values bounded by the analyses of radiological consequences of design basis accidents. The NRC staff has determined that the intent of the rule is not compromised by the proposed action. VerDate jul<14>2003 16:27 Mar 22, 2005 Jkt 205001 Based on the foregoing, the separation of the main steam pathways from the other containment leakage pathways is warranted because a separate radiological consequence term has been provided for these pathways. The revised design basis radiological consequences analyses address these pathways as individual factors, exclusive of the primary containment leakage. Therefore, the NRC staff finds the proposed exemption from Appendix J to be acceptable. 14735 paperwork, with an emphasis on the major regulations issued between October 1, 2003 and September 31, 2004. Chapter II reports the latest results of our ongoing historical examination of the trends in Federal regulatory activity and explores what we know about the validation of ex ante estimates of costs and benefits of Federal regulation by ex post studies. Chapter III includes a discussion of the implementation of the Information Quality Act. To ensure consideration of comments as OMB prepares this Draft Report for submission to Congress, comments must be in writing and received by June 21, 2005. DATES: 4.0 Conclusion Accordingly, the Commission has determined that, pursuant to 10 CFR part 50.12, the exemption is authorized by law, will not present an undue risk to the public health and safety, and is consistent with the common defense and security. Also, special circumstances are present. Therefore, the Commission hereby grants Entergy an exemption from the requirements of sections III.A and III.B of Option B of Appendix J to 10 CFR part 50 for VYNPS. Pursuant to 10 CFR 51.32, the Commission has determined that the granting of this exemption will have no significant impact on the quality of the human environment (69 FR 67612). This exemption is effective upon issuance. We are still experiencing delays in the regular mail, including first class and express mail. To ensure that your comments are received, we recommend that comments on this draft report be electronically mailed to OIRA_BC_RPT@omb.eop.gov, or faxed to (202) 395–7245. You may also submit comments to Lorraine Hunt, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, NEOB, Room 10202, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 17th day of March 2005. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Ledyard B. Marsh, Director, Division of Licensing Project Management, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. 05–5679 Filed 3–22–05; 8:45 am] SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: BILLING CODE 7590–01–P OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET Draft 2005 Report to Congress on the Costs and Benefits of Federal Regulations Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President. ACTION: Notice of availability and request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: OMB requests comments on 2005 Draft Report to Congress on the Costs and Benefits of Federal Regulation. The full Draft Report is available at http://www.whitehouse.gov/ omb/inforeg/ regpolreports_congress.html, and is divided into three chapters. Chapter I presents estimates of the costs and benefits of Federal regulation and PO 00000 Frm 00101 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lorraine Hunt, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, NEOB, Room 10202, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503. Telephone: (202) 395–3084. Congress directed the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to prepare an annual Report to Congress on the Costs and Benefits of Federal Regulations. Specifically, Section 624 of the FY 2001 Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act, also known as the ‘‘Regulatory Right-to-Know Act,’’ (the Act) requires OMB to submit a report on the costs and benefits of Federal regulations together with recommendation for reform. The Act states that the report should contain estimates of the costs and benefits of regulations in the aggregate, by agency and agency program, and by major rule, as well as an analysis of impacts of Federal regulation on State, local, and tribal governments, small businesses, wages, and economic growth. The Act also states that the report should go through notice and comment and peer review. Donald R. Arbuckle, Deputy Administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. 05–5651 Filed 3–22–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3110–01–P E:\FR\FM\23MRN1.SGM 23MRN1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 55 (Wednesday, March 23, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Page 14735]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-5651]


=======================================================================
-----------------------------------------------------------------------

OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET


Draft 2005 Report to Congress on the Costs and Benefits of 
Federal Regulations

AGENCY: Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the 
President.

ACTION: Notice of availability and request for comments.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

SUMMARY: OMB requests comments on 2005 Draft Report to Congress on the 
Costs and Benefits of Federal Regulation. The full Draft Report is 
available at http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/inforeg/regpolreports_
congress.html, and is divided into three chapters. Chapter I presents 
estimates of the costs and benefits of Federal regulation and 
paperwork, with an emphasis on the major regulations issued between 
October 1, 2003 and September 31, 2004. Chapter II reports the latest 
results of our ongoing historical examination of the trends in Federal 
regulatory activity and explores what we know about the validation of 
ex ante estimates of costs and benefits of Federal regulation by ex 
post studies. Chapter III includes a discussion of the implementation 
of the Information Quality Act.

DATES: To ensure consideration of comments as OMB prepares this Draft 
Report for submission to Congress, comments must be in writing and 
received by June 21, 2005.

ADDRESSES: We are still experiencing delays in the regular mail, 
including first class and express mail. To ensure that your comments 
are received, we recommend that comments on this draft report be 
electronically mailed to OIRA--BC--RPT@omb.eop.gov, or faxed to (202) 
395-7245. You may also submit comments to Lorraine Hunt, Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 
NEOB, Room 10202, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lorraine Hunt, Office of Information 
and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, NEOB, Room 
10202, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503. Telephone: (202) 
395-3084.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Congress directed the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) to prepare an annual Report to Congress on the Costs 
and Benefits of Federal Regulations. Specifically, Section 624 of the 
FY 2001 Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act, also known 
as the ``Regulatory Right-to-Know Act,'' (the Act) requires OMB to 
submit a report on the costs and benefits of Federal regulations 
together with recommendation for reform. The Act states that the report 
should contain estimates of the costs and benefits of regulations in 
the aggregate, by agency and agency program, and by major rule, as well 
as an analysis of impacts of Federal regulation on State, local, and 
tribal governments, small businesses, wages, and economic growth. The 
Act also states that the report should go through notice and comment 
and peer review.

Donald R. Arbuckle,
Deputy Administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.
[FR Doc. 05-5651 Filed 3-22-05; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3110-01-P