Geologic Repository Operations Area Security and Material Control and Accounting Requirements; Meeting, 74352 [E7-25415]

Download as PDF 74352 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 249 / Monday, December 31, 2007 / Notices who encounter problems in accessing the documents located in ADAMS, should contact the NRC PDR Reference staff by telephone at 1–800–397–4209, or 301–415–4737, or by e-mail to pdr@nrc.gov. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 19th day of December 2007. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Alexander Adams, Jr., Acting Chief Research and Test Reactors Branch A, Division of Policy and Rulemaking, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. E7–25413 Filed 12–28–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION Geologic Repository Operations Area Security and Material Control and Accounting Requirements; Meeting Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has published a proposed rule on Geologic Repository Operations Area Security and Material Control and Accounting Requirements for public comment (72 FR 72522; December 20, 2007). The public comment period runs from December 20, 2007 thru March 4, 2008. As part of the public comment process, the NRC plans to hold a transcribed public meeting to solicit comments on the proposed rule. NRC staff will be taking comments only and will not be prepared to discuss or respond to comments or questions on the rule. The meeting is open to the public and all interested parties may attend. The meeting will be held on January 23, 2008, in the NRC Hearing Facility at the Pacific Enterprise Plaza, Building One, 3250 Pepper Lane, Las Vegas, Nevada. During the comment period, comments may also be mailed to the NRC or submitted via fax or e-mail. DATES: January 23, 2008 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. ADDRESSES: The January 23 meeting will be held in the NRC Hearing Facility at the Pacific Enterprise Plaza, Building One, 3250 Pepper Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89120. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Merri Horn, telephone (301) 415–8126, e-mail, mlh1@nrc.gov of the Office of Federal and State Materials and Environmental Management Programs, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of this meeting is to obtain sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:08 Dec 28, 2007 Jkt 214001 stakeholder comments on the Geologic Repository Operations Area Security and Material Control and Accounting Requirements Proposed Rule. The NRC staff will only be accepting comments at the meeting; staff will not be prepared to answer any questions related to the rule. The proposed rule would revise the security requirements and material control and accounting (MC&A) requirements for a geologic repository operations area (GROA). The goal of this rulemaking is to ensure that effective security measures are in place for the protection of high-level radioactive waste (HLW) and other radioactive material at a GROA given the postSeptember 11, 2001, threat environment. New requirements for specific training enhancements, improved access authorization, enhancements to defensive strategies, and enhanced reporting requirements would be incorporated. The proposed rule would establish general performance objectives and corresponding system capabilities for the GROA MC&A program, with a focus on strengthening, streamlining, and consolidating all MC&A regulations specific to a GROA. In addition, the proposed rule would require the emergency plan to address radiological emergencies. The proposed rule is available via the Federal eRulemaking Portal http://www.regulations.gov. Agenda: Welcome—10 minutes; NRC staff presentation on Rule Requirements—30 minutes; Public Comment—remainder. There will be a 15 minute break at 5 p.m. To ensure that everyone who wishes has the chance to comment, we may impose a time limit on speakers. Attendees are requested to notify Vivian Mehrhoff, telephone (702) 794– 5053, e-mail vlm@nrc.gov to pre-register for the meetings. If you wish to preregister, you need to contact the above individual by January 18, 2008. You will be able to register at the meeting, as well. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 20th day of December, 2007. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Dennis K. Rathbun, Director, Division of Intergovernmental Liaison and Rulemaking, Office of Federal and State Materials and Environmental Management Programs. [FR Doc. 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Introduction The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has received, by letter dated August 31, 2007, a license amendment application from Nuclear Fuel Services, Inc., requesting authority to process uranium hexafluoride (UF6) in a new Commercial Development (CD) line at its facility site located in Erwin, Tennessee. License No. SNM–124 authorizes the licensee to manufacture nuclear reactor fuel. Specifically, the amendment provides authorization to convert high-enriched uranium (HEU) in the form of UF6 into another chemical form (oxide or nitrate), which can be processed in the existing facility. An NRC administrative review, documented in a letter to Nuclear Fuel Services Inc., dated October 5, 2007, found the application acceptable to begin a technical review. If the NRC approves the amendment, the approval will be documented in an amendment to NRC License No. SNM–124. However, before approving the proposed amendment, the NRC will need to make the findings required by the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (the Act), and NRC’s regulations. These findings will be documented in a Safety Evaluation Report and an Environmental Assessment. II. Opportunity To Request a Hearing The NRC hereby provides notice that this is a proceeding regarding an application for a license amendment for a new process line. Any person whose interest may be affected by this E:\FR\FM\31DEN1.SGM 31DEN1

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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION


Geologic Repository Operations Area Security and Material Control 
and Accounting Requirements; Meeting

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has published a 
proposed rule on Geologic Repository Operations Area Security and 
Material Control and Accounting Requirements for public comment (72 FR 
72522; December 20, 2007). The public comment period runs from December 
20, 2007 thru March 4, 2008. As part of the public comment process, the 
NRC plans to hold a transcribed public meeting to solicit comments on 
the proposed rule. NRC staff will be taking comments only and will not 
be prepared to discuss or respond to comments or questions on the rule. 
The meeting is open to the public and all interested parties may 
attend. The meeting will be held on January 23, 2008, in the NRC 
Hearing Facility at the Pacific Enterprise Plaza, Building One, 3250 
Pepper Lane, Las Vegas, Nevada. During the comment period, comments may 
also be mailed to the NRC or submitted via fax or e-mail.

DATES: January 23, 2008 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The January 23 meeting will be held in the NRC Hearing 
Facility at the Pacific Enterprise Plaza, Building One, 3250 Pepper 
Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89120.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Merri Horn, telephone (301) 415-8126, 
e-mail, mlh1@nrc.gov of the Office of Federal and State Materials and 
Environmental Management Programs, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Washington, DC 20555-0001.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of this meeting is to obtain 
stakeholder comments on the Geologic Repository Operations Area 
Security and Material Control and Accounting Requirements Proposed 
Rule. The NRC staff will only be accepting comments at the meeting; 
staff will not be prepared to answer any questions related to the rule. 
The proposed rule would revise the security requirements and material 
control and accounting (MC&A) requirements for a geologic repository 
operations area (GROA). The goal of this rulemaking is to ensure that 
effective security measures are in place for the protection of high-
level radioactive waste (HLW) and other radioactive material at a GROA 
given the post-September 11, 2001, threat environment. New requirements 
for specific training enhancements, improved access authorization, 
enhancements to defensive strategies, and enhanced reporting 
requirements would be incorporated. The proposed rule would establish 
general performance objectives and corresponding system capabilities 
for the GROA MC&A program, with a focus on strengthening, streamlining, 
and consolidating all MC&A regulations specific to a GROA. In addition, 
the proposed rule would require the emergency plan to address 
radiological emergencies. The proposed rule is available via the 
Federal eRulemaking Portal http://www.regulations.gov.
    Agenda: Welcome--10 minutes; NRC staff presentation on Rule 
Requirements--30 minutes; Public Comment--remainder. There will be a 15 
minute break at 5 p.m. To ensure that everyone who wishes has the 
chance to comment, we may impose a time limit on speakers.
    Attendees are requested to notify Vivian Mehrhoff, telephone (702) 
794-5053, e-mail vlm@nrc.gov to pre-register for the meetings. If you 
wish to pre-register, you need to contact the above individual by 
January 18, 2008. You will be able to register at the meeting, as well.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 20th day of December, 2007.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Dennis K. Rathbun,
Director, Division of Intergovernmental Liaison and Rulemaking, Office 
of Federal and State Materials and Environmental Management Programs.
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