Notice of Issuance of Regulatory Guide, 31155-31156 [E8-12083]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 105 / Friday, May 30, 2008 / Notices temporary identification as Draft Regulatory Guide DG–3027. This regulatory guide provides guidance on decommissioning leading to termination of a materials license. Licensees decommissioning their facilities are required to demonstrate to the NRC that their proposed methods will ensure that decommissioning activities can be conducted safely, and that, at the completion of decommissioning activities, the facility will comply with NRC requirements for license termination as described in Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR). In particular, licensees are required to demonstrate compliance with the following parts of 10 CFR: • Part 30, ‘‘Rules of General Applicability to Domestic Licensing of Byproduct Material’’; • Part 40, ‘‘Domestic Licensing of Source Material’’; • Part 60, ‘‘Disposal of High-Level Radioactive Wastes in Geologic Repositories’’; • Part 61, ‘‘Licensing Requirements for Land Disposal of Radioactive Waste’’; • Part 63, ‘‘Disposal of High-Level Radioactive Wastes in a Geologic Repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada’’; • Part 70, ‘‘Domestic Licensing of Special Nuclear Material’’; • Part 72, ‘‘Licensing Requirements for the Independent Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste, and Reactor Related Greater Than Class C Waste’’. This regulatory guide endorses the method described in the current version of NUREG–1757, Volume 1, ‘‘Consolidated Decommissioning Guidance: Decommissioning Process for Materials Licensees,’’ as a process that has been found acceptable to the NRC for meeting the regulatory requirements for decommissioning of materials facilities licensed under 10 CFR parts 30, 40, 70, 72 and to the ancillary surface facilities that support radioactive waste disposal activities licensed under 10 CFR parts 60, 61, and 63. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES II. Further Information In February 2008, DG–3027 was published with a public comment period of 60 days from the issuance of the guide. The public comment period closed on April 18, 2008. Electronic copies of Regulatory Guide 3.65, Revision 1 are available through the NRC’s public Web site under ‘‘Regulatory Guides’’ at http:// www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doccollections/. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:52 May 29, 2008 Jkt 214001 In addition, regulatory guides are available for inspection at the NRC’s Public Document Room (PDR), which is located at Room O–1F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852–2738. The PDR’s mailing address is USNRC PDR, Washington, DC 20555–0001. The PDR can also be reached by telephone at (301) 415–4737 or (800) 397–4209, by fax at (301) 415–3548, and by e-mail to pdr@nrc.gov. Regulatory guides are not copyrighted, and NRC approval is not required to reproduce them. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 22th day of May, 2008. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Andrea D. Valentin, Chief, Regulatory Guide Development Branch, Division of Engineering, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research. [FR Doc. E8–12145 Filed 5–29–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION Notice of Issuance of Regulatory Guide Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Notice of Issuance and Availability of Regulatory Guide 3.66, Revision 1. AGENCY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Orr, Regulatory Guide Development Branch, Division of Engineering, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001, telephone (301) 415– 6373 or e-mail to Mark.Orr@nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Introduction The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued revisions to existing guides in the agency’s ‘‘Regulatory Guide’’ series. This series was developed to describe and make available to the public information such as methods that are acceptable to the NRC staff for implementing specific parts of the agency’s regulations, techniques that the staff uses in evaluating specific problems or postulated accidents, and data that the staff needs in its review of applications for permits and licenses. Revision 1 of Regulatory Guide 3.66, ‘‘Standard Format and Content of Financial Assurance Mechanisms,’’ was issued with a temporary identification as Draft Regulatory Guide DG–3028. This regulatory guide provides guidance for the financial assurance mechanisms PO 00000 Frm 00104 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 31155 required for decommissioning leading to termination of a materials license. At the end of licensed operations, licensees must maintain all financial assurance established pursuant to Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR). In particular, licensees are required to demonstrate compliance with the following parts of 10 CFR: • Part 30, ‘‘Rules of General Applicability to Domestic Licensing of Byproduct Material’’; • Part 40, ‘‘Domestic Licensing of Source Material’’; • Part 70, ‘‘Domestic Licensing of Special Nuclear Material’’; • Part 72, ‘‘Licensing Requirements for the Independent Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste, and Reactor Related Greater Than Class C Waste’’. NRC licensees must demonstrate financial assurance for decommissioning and, if applicable, for site control and maintenance following license termination. This regulatory guide endorses the method described in the current revisions of NUREG–1757, Volume 1, ‘‘Consolidated Decommissioning Guidance: Decommissioning Process for Materials Licensees’’ and Volume 3, ‘‘Consolidated NMSS Decommissioning Guidance: Financial Assurance, Recordkeeping, and Timeliness’’ as a process that has been found acceptable to the NRC for meeting the regulatory requirements. II. Further Information In February 2008, DG–3028 was published with a public comment period of 60 days from the issuance of the guide. The public comment period closed on April 18, 2008. Electronic copies of Regulatory Guide 3.66, Revision 1 are available through the NRC’s public Web site under ‘‘Regulatory Guides’’ at http:// www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doccollections/. In addition, regulatory guides are available for inspection at the NRC’s Public Document Room (PDR), which is located at Room O–1F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852–2738. The PDR’s mailing address is USNRC PDR, Washington, DC 20555–0001. The PDR can also be reached by telephone at (301) 415–4737 or (800) 397–4209, by fax at (301) 415–3548, and by e-mail to pdr@nrc.gov. Regulatory guides are not copyrighted, and NRC approval is not required to reproduce them. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 22th day of May, 2008. E:\FR\FM\30MYN1.SGM 30MYN1 31156 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 105 / Friday, May 30, 2008 / Notices For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Andrea D. Valentin, Chief, Regulatory Guide Development Branch, Division of Engineering, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research. [FR Doc. E8–12083 Filed 5–29–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Proposed Collection; Comment Request Upon Written Request, Copies Available From: U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Investor Education and Advocacy, Washington, DC 20549 sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Rule 15b6–1 and Form BDW; OMB Control No. 3235–0018; SEC File No. 270–17. Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) intends to submit to the Office of Management and Budget a request to revise the collection of information discussed below. The Code of Federal Regulations citation to this collection of information is 17 CFR 240.15b6–1. Registered broker-dealers use Form BDW (17 CFR 249.501a) to withdraw from registration with the Commission, the self-regulatory organizations, and the states. It is estimated that approximately 737 broker-dealers withdraw from registration annually and, therefore, file a Form BDW via the Internet with Web CRD, a computer system operated by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. that maintains information regarding registered broker-dealers and their registered personnel. However, the Commission estimates that approximately 127 of these 737 withdrawing broker-dealers would employ third-party filers to file Form BDW. The broker-dealers that employ third-parties would not incur an hour burden and, therefore, do not incur a reporting burden. As discussed below, however, these broker-dealers would incur a cost burden with respect to Form BDW. Therefore, the 610 brokerdealers that withdraw from registration by filing Form BDW themselves would incur an aggregate annual reporting burden of 152.5 hours (610 × 0.25 hours). Broker-dealers that employ thirdparties to file Form BDW would not incur a reporting burden, but would incur a cost burden in filing Form BDW. The Commission estimates that 127 VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:52 May 29, 2008 Jkt 214001 broker-dealers would employ thirdparties to file Form BDW. These brokerdealers would be billed by third-party filers at an estimated average compensation rate of $44.00 per hour. Therefore, the total annual cost burden to broker-dealers that employ thirdparty filers to file Form BDW would be approximately $1,397 (i.e., 127 × 0.25 hours × $44 per hour) or $11 per withdrawing broker-dealer. Written comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Commission’s estimates of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted in writing within 60 days of this publication. Comments should be directed to: R. Corey Booth, Director/Chief Information Officer, Securities and Exchange Commission, C/O Shirley Martinson, 6432 General Green Way, Alexandria, Virginia 22312 or send an e-mail to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. Comments must be submitted within 60 days of this notice. May 21, 2008. Nancy M. Morris, Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–11981 Filed 5–29–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Proposed Collection; Comment Request Upon written request, copies available from: U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Investor Education and Advocacy, Washington, DC 20549–0213 Extension: Rule 15c2–5, OMB Control No. 3235–0198, SEC File No. 270–195 Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) is soliciting comments on the collection of information summarized below. The Commission PO 00000 Frm 00105 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 plans to submit this existing collection of information to the Office of Management and Budget for extension and approval. The Code of Federal Regulations citation to this collection of information is the following rule: 17 CFR 240.15c2–5. Rule 15c2–5 prohibits a broker-dealer from arranging or extending certain loans to persons in connection with the offer or sale of securities unless, before any element of the transaction is entered into, the broker-dealer: (1) Delivers to the person a written statement containing the exact nature and extent of the person’s obligations under the loan arrangement; the risks and disadvantages of the loan arrangement; and all commissions, discounts, and other remuneration received and to be received in connection with the transaction by the broker-dealer or certain related persons (unless the person receives certain materials from the lender or broker-dealer which contain the required information); and (2) obtains from the person information on the person’s financial situation and needs, reasonably determines that the transaction is suitable for the person, and retains on file and makes available to the person on request a written statement setting forth the brokerdealer’s basis for determining that the transaction was suitable. The collection of information required by the Rule is necessary to execute the Commission’s mandate under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 U.S.C. 78a et seq.) (‘‘Exchange Act’’) to prevent fraudulent, manipulative, and deceptive acts and practices by broker-dealers. The Commission estimates that there are approximately 50 respondents that require an aggregate total of 600 hours to comply with the Rule. Each of these approximately 50 registered brokerdealers makes an estimated 6 annual responses, for an aggregate total of 300 responses per year. Each response takes approximately 2 hours to complete. Thus, the total compliance burden per year is 600 burden hours. The approximate cost per hour is $40.00 for clerical labor, resulting in a total compliance cost of $24,000 (600 hours @ $40.00 per hour). Written comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of E:\FR\FM\30MYN1.SGM 30MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 105 (Friday, May 30, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 31155-31156]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-12083]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION


Notice of Issuance of Regulatory Guide

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of Issuance and Availability of Regulatory Guide 3.66, 
Revision 1.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Orr, Regulatory Guide Development 
Branch, Division of Engineering, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research, 
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, 
telephone (301) 415-6373 or e-mail to Mark.Orr@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Introduction

    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued revisions 
to existing guides in the agency's ``Regulatory Guide'' series. This 
series was developed to describe and make available to the public 
information such as methods that are acceptable to the NRC staff for 
implementing specific parts of the agency's regulations, techniques 
that the staff uses in evaluating specific problems or postulated 
accidents, and data that the staff needs in its review of applications 
for permits and licenses.
    Revision 1 of Regulatory Guide 3.66, ``Standard Format and Content 
of Financial Assurance Mechanisms,'' was issued with a temporary 
identification as Draft Regulatory Guide DG-3028. This regulatory guide 
provides guidance for the financial assurance mechanisms required for 
decommissioning leading to termination of a materials license. At the 
end of licensed operations, licensees must maintain all financial 
assurance established pursuant to Title 10 of the Code of Federal 
Regulations (10 CFR). In particular, licensees are required to 
demonstrate compliance with the following parts of 10 CFR:
     Part 30, ``Rules of General Applicability to Domestic 
Licensing of Byproduct Material'';
     Part 40, ``Domestic Licensing of Source Material'';
     Part 70, ``Domestic Licensing of Special Nuclear 
Material'';
     Part 72, ``Licensing Requirements for the Independent 
Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste, and 
Reactor Related Greater Than Class C Waste''.
    NRC licensees must demonstrate financial assurance for 
decommissioning and, if applicable, for site control and maintenance 
following license termination.
    This regulatory guide endorses the method described in the current 
revisions of NUREG-1757, Volume 1, ``Consolidated Decommissioning 
Guidance: Decommissioning Process for Materials Licensees'' and Volume 
3, ``Consolidated NMSS Decommissioning Guidance: Financial Assurance, 
Recordkeeping, and Timeliness'' as a process that has been found 
acceptable to the NRC for meeting the regulatory requirements.

II. Further Information

    In February 2008, DG-3028 was published with a public comment 
period of 60 days from the issuance of the guide. The public comment 
period closed on April 18, 2008. Electronic copies of Regulatory Guide 
3.66, Revision 1 are available through the NRC's public Web site under 
``Regulatory Guides'' at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-
collections/.
    In addition, regulatory guides are available for inspection at the 
NRC's Public Document Room (PDR), which is located at Room O-1F21, One 
White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852-
2738. The PDR's mailing address is USNRC PDR, Washington, DC 20555-
0001. The PDR can also be reached by telephone at (301) 415-4737 or 
(800) 397-4209, by fax at (301) 415-3548, and by e-mail to pdr@nrc.gov.
    Regulatory guides are not copyrighted, and NRC approval is not 
required to reproduce them.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 22th day of May, 2008.


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    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Andrea D. Valentin,
Chief, Regulatory Guide Development Branch, Division of Engineering, 
Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research.
[FR Doc. E8-12083 Filed 5-29-08; 8:45 am]
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