Pilot Program on the Use of Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Enforcement Program; Request for Comments and Announcement of Public Meeting, 58245-58246 [05-19931]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 192 / Wednesday, October 5, 2005 / Notices hours NRC licensees and 30 hours Agreement State licensees). 9. An indication of whether Section 3507(d), Public Law 104–13 applies: Not applicable. 10. Abstract: Section 31.11 of 10 CFR establishes a general license authorizing any physician, clinical laboratory, veterinarian in the practice of veterinary medicine, or hospital to possess certain small quantities of byproduct material for in vitro clinical or laboratory tests not involving the internal or external administration of the byproduct material or the radiation therefrom to human beings or animals. Possession of byproduct material under 10 CFR 31.11 is not authorized until the physician, clinical laboratory, veterinarian in the practice of veterinary medicine, or hospital has filed NRC Form 483 and received from the Commission a validated copy of NRC Form 483 with a registration number. 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[FR Doc. 05–19922 Filed 10–4–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION Pilot Program on the Use of Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Enforcement Program; Request for Comments and Announcement of Public Meeting Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Request for comments and announcement of public meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Commission approved a pilot program to evaluate the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in cases involving the NRC’s enforcement activities concerning allegations or findings of discrimination and other wrongdoing. See SECY–04–0044, available at www.nrc.gov. The pilot program was developed to evaluate whether the use of ADR could produce more timely and economical resolution of issues, more effective outcomes, and improved relationships. The NRC staff is now proceeding to evaluate the pilot program after approximately 1 year of operation. As an initial step in the evaluation, the NRC will be holding a public workshop on October 11, 2005, from 1–5 p.m., in room T2–B3 (ACRS Conference Room), Two White Flint North, 11545 Rockville, Maryland, to discuss proposed evaluation criteria and receive comments regarding the pilot program. The comment period expires October 31, 2005. ADDRESSES: Submit written responses to the topics addressed in the ‘‘ADR Pilot Program: Proposed Evaluation Criteria’’ document included on the ADR Web page, as well as other comments pertaining to the ADR pilot program, to Chief, Rules and Directives Branch, Division of Administrative Services, Office of Administration, Mail Stop T6– D59, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555– 0001. Hand deliver comments to: 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland, between 7:30 a.m. and 4:15 p.m., Federal workdays. Comments may be submitted by e-mail to nrcrep@nrc.gov. Copies of comments received may be examined at the NRC’s Public Document Room, located at One White Flint North DATES: E:\FR\FM\05OCN1.SGM 05OCN1 58246 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 192 / Wednesday, October 5, 2005 / Notices (O1–F21), Rockville, Maryland, 20852– 2738. Nick Hilton, Senior Enforcement Specialist, Office of Enforcement, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001, (301) 415–3055, e-mail ndh@nrc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: ‘‘ADR’’ is a term that refers to a number of processes that can be used in assisting parties in resolving disputes and potential conflicts. Most of these processes are voluntary, where the parties to the dispute are in control of the decision on whether to participate in the process and whether to agree to any resolution of the dispute. The parties are assisted in their efforts to reach agreement by a neutral third party. Proposed evaluation criteria for the pilot program include: (1) Program effectiveness, including success of the program in helping ensure safety is maintained and settlement rate; (2) program efficiency in terms of both timeliness and cost efficiency; and (3) program satisfaction, including perceptions of fairness, usefulness, parties’ satisfaction with outcomes, public perception of the program, and interest in using the program after initial program use. In addition, the NRC is interested in general comments regarding the pilot program and recommendations for a potential future program. The evaluation criteria are addressed in a document for comment on the NRC’s Web site at http:// www.nrc.gov, select What We Do, Enforcement, then Alternative Dispute Resolution. This document is also available in ADAMS at ML052640603. After a brief presentation regarding the status of the pilot program, the meeting on October 11, 2005, will be conducted as a roundtable discussion among participants who have been invited to represent the broad spectrum of interests in the areas of allegations and enforcement. The participants include representatives from whistleblower counsels, the public, and the nuclear industry. The meeting is open to the public and all attendees will have an opportunity to offer comments and ask questions at selected points throughout the meeting. Any questions regarding the roundtable discussion should be directed to the meeting facilitator, Francis ‘‘Chip’’ Cameron by phone at 301–415–1642 or e-mail fxc@nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 26th day of September, 2005. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:03 Oct 04, 2005 Jkt 208001 For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Michael R. Johnson, Director, Office of Enforcement. 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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION


Pilot Program on the Use of Alternative Dispute Resolution in the 
Enforcement Program; Request for Comments and Announcement of Public 
Meeting

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Request for comments and announcement of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Commission approved a pilot program to evaluate the use of 
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in cases involving the NRC's 
enforcement activities concerning allegations or findings of 
discrimination and other wrongdoing. See SECY-04-0044, available at 
www.nrc.gov. The pilot program was developed to evaluate whether the 
use of ADR could produce more timely and economical resolution of 
issues, more effective outcomes, and improved relationships. The NRC 
staff is now proceeding to evaluate the pilot program after 
approximately 1 year of operation. As an initial step in the 
evaluation, the NRC will be holding a public workshop on October 11, 
2005, from 1-5 p.m., in room T2-B3 (ACRS Conference Room), Two White 
Flint North, 11545 Rockville, Maryland, to discuss proposed evaluation 
criteria and receive comments regarding the pilot program.

DATES: The comment period expires October 31, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Submit written responses to the topics addressed in the 
``ADR Pilot Program: Proposed Evaluation Criteria'' document included 
on the ADR Web page, as well as other comments pertaining to the ADR 
pilot program, to Chief, Rules and Directives Branch, Division of 
Administrative Services, Office of Administration, Mail Stop T6-D59, 
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001. Hand 
deliver comments to: 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland, between 
7:30 a.m. and 4:15 p.m., Federal workdays. Comments may be submitted by 
e-mail to nrcrep@nrc.gov. Copies of comments received may be examined 
at the NRC's Public Document Room, located at One White Flint North

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(O1-F21), Rockville, Maryland, 20852-2738.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nick Hilton, Senior Enforcement 
Specialist, Office of Enforcement, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Washington, DC 20555-0001, (301) 415-3055, e-mail ndh@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ``ADR'' is a term that refers to a number of 
processes that can be used in assisting parties in resolving disputes 
and potential conflicts. Most of these processes are voluntary, where 
the parties to the dispute are in control of the decision on whether to 
participate in the process and whether to agree to any resolution of 
the dispute. The parties are assisted in their efforts to reach 
agreement by a neutral third party.
    Proposed evaluation criteria for the pilot program include: (1) 
Program effectiveness, including success of the program in helping 
ensure safety is maintained and settlement rate; (2) program efficiency 
in terms of both timeliness and cost efficiency; and (3) program 
satisfaction, including perceptions of fairness, usefulness, parties' 
satisfaction with outcomes, public perception of the program, and 
interest in using the program after initial program use. In addition, 
the NRC is interested in general comments regarding the pilot program 
and recommendations for a potential future program. The evaluation 
criteria are addressed in a document for comment on the NRC's Web site 
at http://www.nrc.gov, select What We Do, Enforcement, then Alternative 
Dispute Resolution. This document is also available in ADAMS at 
ML052640603.
    After a brief presentation regarding the status of the pilot 
program, the meeting on October 11, 2005, will be conducted as a 
roundtable discussion among participants who have been invited to 
represent the broad spectrum of interests in the areas of allegations 
and enforcement. The participants include representatives from 
whistleblower counsels, the public, and the nuclear industry. The 
meeting is open to the public and all attendees will have an 
opportunity to offer comments and ask questions at selected points 
throughout the meeting. Any questions regarding the roundtable 
discussion should be directed to the meeting facilitator, Francis 
``Chip'' Cameron by phone at 301-415-1642 or e-mail fxc@nrc.gov.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 26th day of September, 2005.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Michael R. Johnson,
Director, Office of Enforcement.
[FR Doc. 05-19931 Filed 10-4-05; 8:45 am]
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