Independent External Review Panel To Identify Vulnerabilities in the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Materials Licensing Program: Meeting Notice, 64091-64092 [E7-22184]

Download as PDF mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 219 / Wednesday, November 14, 2007 / Notices it provided an adequate demonstration that the criteria in 10 CFR 70.17(a) for granting a specific exemption from 70.24 have been met. Description of the Proposed Action: The proposed action is NRC’s granting an exemption from 10 CFR 70.24 for certain locations of the Kodak facility for a very short time during movement of SNM. In a letter dated October 5, 2007, Kodak requested an exemption to the criticality accident alarm system requirements of 10 CFR 70.24 for portions of the facility where SNM will be staged prior to loading onto a truck for transportation to an offsite location. Kodak possesses a critical mass of SNM that will be packaged into critically-safe transportation containers inside the facility and then moved along a corridor to a loading dock. Kodak will provide accident alarm system coverage for the area of the facility where the SNM will be packaged, but has requested an exemption for the corridor and loading dock. Need for the Proposed Action: This exemption is necessary to allow Kodak to move the SNM from the location where it has been used and packaged to the loading dock without the necessity to provide criticality accident alarm system coverage. Kodak provided a criticality safety analysis that demonstrated that a criticality accident is not credible after the SNM has been packaged for transport. Alternatives to the Proposed Action: An alternative to granting the exemption would be to require Kodak to provide accident alarm coverage for the corridor and loading dock. The licensee has demonstrated that the available fuel is much less than the critical mass for a 6M2R shipping container. Thus, a criticality event is not credible so long as the 6M2R containers are closed, and criticality accident alarm system coverage is not necessary. Environmental Impacts of the Proposed Action and Alternatives: There will be no environmental impact to granting this exemption. The alarm system required by 10 CFR 70.24 does not prevent accidental criticality; the system would reduce the dose to workers and members of the public from a criticality accident by warning them of the criticality event so that they can move away from the area. Kodak has demonstrated adequately that a criticality accident in the corridor or on the loading dock is sufficiently unlikely and that an alarm system is not needed. There will be no environmental impact from the alternative of requiring alarm coverage for the corridor and loading dock. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:23 Nov 13, 2007 Jkt 214001 64091 No environmental resources will be affected. Conclusion: NRC has concluded that granting the requested exemption will have no significant impact on the environment, is in conformance with NRC regulations in 10 CFR part 70, is authorized by law, and will not endanger life or property or the common defense and security and is in the public interest. For the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Peter Habighorst, Chief, Fuel Manufacturing Branch, Division of Fuel Cycle Safety and Safeguards, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards. [FR Doc. E7–22183 Filed 11–13–07; 8:45 am] III. Finding of No Significant Impact Independent External Review Panel To Identify Vulnerabilities in the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Materials Licensing Program: Meeting Notice The Commission has prepared an Environmental Assessment related to the amendment of Special Nuclear Material License SNM–1513. On the basis of the assessment, the Commission has concluded that environmental impacts associated with the proposed action would not be significant and do not warrant the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement. Accordingly, the Commission is making a Finding of No Significant Impact. The Environmental Assessment and the documents related to this proposed action are available for public inspection and copying at the NRC Public Document Room or through the Publicly Available Records (PARS) component of NRC’s Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS). ADAMS is accessible through the NRC Web site at http:// www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html (the Public Electronic Reading Room). Agencies and Persons Consulted: New York State Department of Health. IV. Further Information 1. Eastman Kodak Company Amendment to SNM–1513, February 9, 2007, ML072200332. 2. Eastman Kodak Company Response to NRC Review Comments from License Amendment Application for Decommissioning of Kodak Californium Flux Multiplier, SNM–1513, Docket 7001703, June 18, 2007, ML071970253. 3. Eastman Kodak Company Request for exemption from 10 CFR 70.24 for License Amendment Application for Decommissioning of Kodak Californium Flux Multiplier, SNM–1513, Docket 7001703, October 5, 2007, ML072880667. 4. Environmental Review Guidance for Licensing Actions Associated with NMSS Programs, NUREG–1748, August 2003, ML032540811. Dated at Rockville, Maryland this 31st day of October, 2007. PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: NRC will convene a meeting of the Independent External Review Panel to Identify Vulnerabilities in the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC) Materials Licensing Program from November 27 through November 30, 2007. A sample of agenda items to be discussed during the public session includes: (1) History of the NRC’s ‘‘good faith’’ presumption in the licensing process; (2) pre-licensing guidance; and (3) specific, general, and import/export licensing procedures and processes. A copy of the agenda for the meeting can be obtained by e-mailing Mr. Aaron T. McCraw at the contact information below. Purpose: Initiate the panel’s assessment of the NRC’s licensing program beginning with an examination of the NRC’s ‘‘good faith’’ presumption and specific procedures and processes of the licensing program. Date and Time for Closed Sessions: November 30, 2007, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. This session will be closed so that NRC staff and the Review Panel can discuss safeguards information and predecisional information pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(3) and 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(9)(B), respectively. Date and Time for Open Sessions: November 27, 2007, from 2 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.; and November 28–29, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Address for Public Meeting: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Two White Flint North Building, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. Specific room locations will be indicated for each day on the agenda. Public Participation: Any member of the public who wishes to participate in the meeting should contact Mr. McCraw using the information below. E:\FR\FM\14NON1.SGM 14NON1 64092 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 219 / Wednesday, November 14, 2007 / Notices Week of November 19, 2007—Tentative FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Aaron T. McCraw, e-mail: atm@nrc.gov, telephone: (301) 415–1277. Conduct of the Meeting Mr. Thomas E. Hill will chair the meeting. Mr. Hill will conduct the meeting in a manner that will facilitate the orderly conduct of business. The following procedures apply to public participation in the meeting: 1. Persons who wish to provide a written statement should submit an electronic copy to Mr. McCraw at the contact information listed above. All submittals must be received by November 20, 2007, and must pertain to the topics on the agenda for the meeting. 2. Questions and comments from members of the public will be permitted during the meeting, at the discretion of the Chairman. 3. The transcript and written comments will be available for inspection at the NRC Public Document Room, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852–2738, telephone (800) 397–4209, on or about March 1, 2008. 4. Persons who require special services, such as those for the hearing impaired, should notify Mr. McCraw of their planned attendance. This meeting will be held in accordance with the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (primarily section 161a); the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App.); and the Commission’s regulations in Title 10, U.S. Code of Federal Regulations, Part 7. Dated: November 6, 2007. Andrew L. Bates, Advisory Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. E7–22184 Filed 11–13–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION Sunshine Federal Register Notice Weeks of November 12, 19, 26, December 3, 10, 17, 2007. PLACE: Commissioners’ Conference Room, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland. STATUS: Public and Closed. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: DATES: mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Week of November 12, 2007 Wednesday, November 14, 2007— 9:30 a.m. Meeting with Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste and Materials (ACNW&M) (Public Meeting) (Contact: Antonio Dias, 301 415–6805) This meeting will be webcast live at the Web address—http://www.nrc.gov. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:23 Nov 13, 2007 Jkt 214001 Tuesday, November 20, 2007— 9:05 a.m. Affirmation Session (Public Meeting) (Tentative). a. Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (Diablo Canyon ISFSI), Docket No. 72–26– ISFSI, San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace’s Contentions and Request for a Hearing Regarding Diablo Canyon Environmental Assessment Supplement (Tentative). b. Dominion Nuclear North Anna, LLC (Early Site Permit for North Anna ESP Site), LBP–07–9 (June 9, 2007) (Tentative). Week of November 26, 2007—Tentative Tuesday, November 27, 2007— 9:30 a.m. Discussion of Security Issues (Closed—Ex. 1 & 3) 1:30 p.m. Briefing on Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Programs (Public Meeting) (Contact: Sandra Talley, 301 415–8059) This meeting will be webcast live at the Web address—http://www.nrc.gov. Week of December 3, 2007—Tentative The NRC provides reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in these public meetings, or need this meeting notice or the transcript or other information from the public meetings in another format (e.g. braille, large print), please notify the NRC’s Disability Program Coordinator, Rohn Brown, at 301–492–2279, TDD: 301–415–2100, or by e-mail at REB3@nrc.gov. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. * * * * * This notice is distributed by mail to several hundred subscribers; if you no longer wish to receive it, or would like to be added to the distribution, please contact the Office of the Secretary, Washington, DC 20555 (301–415–1969). In addition, distribution of this meeting notice over the Internet system is available. If you are interested in receiving this Commission meeting schedule electronically, please send an electronic message to dkw@nrc.gov. Friday, December 7, 2007 10 a.m. Discussion of Intragovernmental Issues (Closed— Ex. 1 & 9) 2 p.m. Briefing on Threat Environment Assessment (Closed—Ex. 1) Dated: November 8, 2007. R. Michelle Schroll, Office of the Secretary. [FR Doc. 07–5685 Filed 11–9–07; 12:16 pm] Week of December 10, 2007—Tentative RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD Wednesday, December 12, 2007 9:30 a.m. Discussion of Management Issues (Closed—Ex. 2) 2008 Railroad Experience Rating Proclamations, Monthly Compensation Base and Other Determinations Thursday, December 13, 2007 9:30 a.m. Discussion of Management Issues (Closed—Ex. 2) Week of December 17, 2007—Tentative There are no meetings scheduled for the Week of December 17, 2007. * * * * * *The schedule for Commission meetings is subject to change on short notice. To verify the status of meetings, call (recording)—(301) 415–1292. Contact person for more information: Michelle Schroll, (301) 415–1662. Additional Information ‘‘Briefing on Threat Environment Assessment (Closed—Ex. 1)’’ previously scheduled for Tuesday, December 4, 2007, at 9:30 a.m. has been rescheduled on Friday, December 7, 2007, at 2 p.m. * * * * * The NRC Commission Meeting Schedule can be found on the Internet at: http://www.nrc.gov/about-nrc/policymaking/schedule.html. * * * * * PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 BILLING CODE 7590–01–P Railroad Retirement Board. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 8(c)(2) and section 12(r)(3) of the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act (Act) (45 U.S.C. 358(c)(2) and 45 U.S.C. 362(r)(3), respectively), the Board gives notice of the following: 1. The balance to the credit of the Railroad Unemployment Insurance (RUI) Account, as of June 30, 2007, is $119,250,233.05; 2. The September 30, 2007, balance of any new loans to the RUI Account, including accrued interest, is zero; 3. The system compensation base is $3,522,368,374.78 as of June 30, 2007; 4. The cumulative system unallocated charge balance is ($292,991,595.22) as of June 30, 2007; 5. The pooled credit ratio for calendar year 2008 is zero; 6. The pooled charged ratio for calendar year 2008 is zero; 7. The surcharge rate for calendar year 2008 is 1.5 percent; E:\FR\FM\14NON1.SGM 14NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 219 (Wednesday, November 14, 2007)]
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[Pages 64091-64092]
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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION


Independent External Review Panel To Identify Vulnerabilities in 
the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Materials Licensing Program: 
Meeting Notice

AGENCY: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

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SUMMARY: NRC will convene a meeting of the Independent External Review 
Panel to Identify Vulnerabilities in the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission's (NRC) Materials Licensing Program from November 27 through 
November 30, 2007. A sample of agenda items to be discussed during the 
public session includes: (1) History of the NRC's ``good faith'' 
presumption in the licensing process; (2) pre-licensing guidance; and 
(3) specific, general, and import/export licensing procedures and 
processes. A copy of the agenda for the meeting can be obtained by e-
mailing Mr. Aaron T. McCraw at the contact information below.
    Purpose: Initiate the panel's assessment of the NRC's licensing 
program beginning with an examination of the NRC's ``good faith'' 
presumption and specific procedures and processes of the licensing 
program.
    Date and Time for Closed Sessions: November 30, 2007, from 8 a.m. 
to 11 a.m. This session will be closed so that NRC staff and the Review 
Panel can discuss safeguards information and pre-decisional information 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(3) and 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(9)(B), 
respectively.
    Date and Time for Open Sessions: November 27, 2007, from 2 p.m. to 
4:45 p.m.; and November 28-29, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Address for Public Meeting: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Two 
White Flint North Building, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 
20852. Specific room locations will be indicated for each day on the 
agenda.
    Public Participation: Any member of the public who wishes to 
participate in the meeting should contact Mr. McCraw using the 
information below.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Aaron T. McCraw, e-mail: atm@nrc.gov, 
telephone: (301) 415-1277.

Conduct of the Meeting

    Mr. Thomas E. Hill will chair the meeting. Mr. Hill will conduct 
the meeting in a manner that will facilitate the orderly conduct of 
business. The following procedures apply to public participation in the 
meeting:
    1. Persons who wish to provide a written statement should submit an 
electronic copy to Mr. McCraw at the contact information listed above. 
All submittals must be received by November 20, 2007, and must pertain 
to the topics on the agenda for the meeting.
    2. Questions and comments from members of the public will be 
permitted during the meeting, at the discretion of the Chairman.
    3. The transcript and written comments will be available for 
inspection at the NRC Public Document Room, 11555 Rockville Pike, 
Rockville, Maryland 20852-2738, telephone (800) 397-4209, on or about 
March 1, 2008.
    4. Persons who require special services, such as those for the 
hearing impaired, should notify Mr. McCraw of their planned attendance.
    This meeting will be held in accordance with the Atomic Energy Act 
of 1954, as amended (primarily section 161a); the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App.); and the Commission's regulations in 
Title 10, U.S. Code of Federal Regulations, Part 7.

    Dated: November 6, 2007.
Andrew L. Bates,
Advisory Committee Management Officer.
 [FR Doc. E7-22184 Filed 11-13-07; 8:45 am]
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