Expanded Definition of Byproduct Material; Notification of Waiver Termination, 68043 [E7-23470]

Download as PDF 68043 Rules and Regulations Federal Register Vol. 72, No. 232 Tuesday, December 4, 2007 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains regulatory documents having general applicability and legal effect, most of which are keyed to and codified in the Code of Federal Regulations, which is published under 50 titles pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 1510. The Code of Federal Regulations is sold by the Superintendent of Documents. Prices of new books are listed in the first FEDERAL REGISTER issue of each week. NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION 10 CFR Chapter I RIN 3150–AH84 Expanded Definition of Byproduct Material; Notification of Waiver Termination Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Notice of waiver termination. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This document announces that on November 30, 2007, in accordance with Section 651(e) of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and the provisions of the ‘‘Plan for the Transition of Regulatory Authority Resulting from the Expanded Definition of Byproduct Material’’ (transition plan) issued by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (Commission or NRC) on October 19, 2007 (72 FR 59157), the Commission determined that the States listed below have a program to license byproduct material, as defined in Sections 11e.(3) and (4) of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, that is adequate to protect the public health and safety. This determination is based on certifications provided to the Commission by Governors of these States. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with RULES Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin. In accordance with Section 651(e)(4)(C)(iii) of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, the Agreements entered into between the Commission and each of these States under Section 274b. of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, are considered to include byproduct VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:18 Dec 03, 2007 Jkt 214001 material as defined in Sections 11e.(3) and (4) as of October 19, 2007. Accordingly, on November 30, 2007, the Commission terminated the timelimited waivers of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 requirements granted by the Commission (70 FR 51581; August 31, 2005) to the each of these States. Users of the newly added byproduct material currently licensed or registered by these States will continue to be subject to the State regulatory authority. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kim K. Lukes, Office of Federal and State Materials and Environmental Management Programs, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001, telephone (301) 415– 6701 or e-mail kxk2@nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Copies of the Governors’ certifications and the Commission’s decision may be reviewed at the NRC Web site http://www.nrc.gov. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 28th day of November 2007. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Annette L. Vietti-Cook, Secretary of the Commission. [FR Doc. 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Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 232 / Tuesday, December 4, 2007 / 
Rules and Regulations

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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

10 CFR Chapter I

RIN 3150-AH84


Expanded Definition of Byproduct Material; Notification of Waiver 
Termination

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of waiver termination.

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SUMMARY: This document announces that on November 30, 2007, in 
accordance with Section 651(e) of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and the 
provisions of the ``Plan for the Transition of Regulatory Authority 
Resulting from the Expanded Definition of Byproduct Material'' 
(transition plan) issued by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission 
(Commission or NRC) on October 19, 2007 (72 FR 59157), the Commission 
determined that the States listed below have a program to license 
byproduct material, as defined in Sections 11e.(3) and (4) of the 
Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, that is adequate to protect the 
public health and safety. This determination is based on certifications 
provided to the Commission by Governors of these States.

    Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, 
Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, 
Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, New 
Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, 
Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, 
Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin.

In accordance with Section 651(e)(4)(C)(iii) of the Energy Policy Act 
of 2005, the Agreements entered into between the Commission and each of 
these States under Section 274b. of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as 
amended, are considered to include byproduct material as defined in 
Sections 11e.(3) and (4) as of October 19, 2007.
    Accordingly, on November 30, 2007, the Commission terminated the 
time-limited waivers of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 requirements 
granted by the Commission (70 FR 51581; August 31, 2005) to the each of 
these States. Users of the newly added byproduct material currently 
licensed or registered by these States will continue to be subject to 
the State regulatory authority.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kim K. Lukes, Office of Federal and 
State Materials and Environmental Management Programs, U.S. Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, telephone (301) 415-
6701 or e-mail kxk2@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Copies of the Governors' certifications and 
the Commission's decision may be reviewed at the NRC Web site http://
www.nrc.gov.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 28th day of November 2007.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Annette L. Vietti-Cook,
Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. E7-23470 Filed 12-3-07; 8:45 am]
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