Anthony R. Pietrangelo, Nuclear Energy Institute; Consideration of Petition in the Rulemaking Process; Correction, 68364-68365 [E8-27304]

Download as PDF 68364 Proposed Rules Federal Register Vol. 73, No. 223 Tuesday, November 18, 2008 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Utilities Service 7 CFR Part 1776 RIN 0572–AC12 Amending the Household Water Well System Grant Program Regulations Rural Utilities Service, USDA. Proposed rule. AGENCY: dwashington3 on PRODPC61 with PROPOSALS ACTION: SUMMARY: The Rural Utilities Service (RUS), an agency delivering the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Development Utilities Programs, hereinafter referred to as Rural Development or the Agency, is amending its regulations to administer the Household Water Well System Grant Program. 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ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cheryl Francis, Loan Specialist, Water and Environmental Programs, USDA Rural Development, 1400 Independence Avenue, STOP 1570, Room 2229 South Building, Washington, DC 20250–1570. Telephone: (202) 720–9589; FAX: (202) 690–0649; e-mail: cheryl.francis@wdc.usda.gov. See the Supplementary Information provided in the direct final rule located in the Rules and Regulations direct final rule section of the Federal Register for the applicable Supplementary Information on this action. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Dated: October 20, 2008. James M. Andrew, Administrator, Rural Utilities Service. [FR Doc. E8–26770 Filed 11–17–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–15–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION 10 CFR Part 50 [Docket No. PRM–50–75; NRC–2002–0018] Anthony R. Pietrangelo, Nuclear Energy Institute; Consideration of Petition in the Rulemaking Process; Correction Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Resolution and closure of petition docket; Correction. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is correcting a document that appeared in the Federal Register on November 6, 2008 (73 FR 66000). The NRC is considering the issues raised in a petition for rulemaking submitted by Anthony R. Pietrangelo, on behalf of the Nuclear Energy Institute, in the ongoing ‘‘RiskInformed Redefinition of Large Break Loss-of-Coolant Accident (LOCA) Emergency Core Cooling System (ECCS) Requirements’’ rulemaking. This document corrects an erroneous NRC docket number and date. DATES: Effective November 18, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael T. Lesar, Chief, Rulemaking, Directives, and Editing Branch, Division of Administrative Services, Office of Administration, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555– 0001, telephone 301–415–7163, e-mail Michael.Lesar@nrc.gov. In FR doc. E8–26463 appearing on page 66000 in the Federal Register of Thursday, November 6, 2008, the following corrections are made: 1. On page 66000, in the first column, under the ADDRESSES section, second paragraph, seventh line, ‘‘2008–0332’’ is corrected to read ‘‘2004–0006’’. 2. On page 66000, in the center column, under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION, 17th line, ‘‘April 8, 2005 (67 FR 16654)’’ is corrected to read ‘‘November 7, 2005 (70 FR 67598)’’. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\18NOP1.SGM 18NOP1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 223 / Tuesday, November 18, 2008 / Proposed Rules Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 12th day of November 2008. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Michael T. Lesar, Chief, Rulemaking, Directives, and Editing Branch, Division of Administrative Services, Office of Administration. [FR Doc. E8–27304 Filed 11–17–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration 23 CFR Part 650 [FHWA Docket No. FHWA–2008–0038] RIN 2125–AF24 Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM); request for comments. dwashington3 on PRODPC61 with PROPOSALS AGENCY: SUMMARY: The FHWA is soliciting comments concerning the creation of a regulation establishing National Tunnel Inspection Standards (NTIS). The FHWA is considering the establishment of NTIS by adding Subpart E to 23 CFR Part 650. The NTIS would set minimum tunnel inspection standards that apply to all Federal-aid highway tunnels on public roads. The FHWA anticipates that NTIS could be modeled after the existing National Bridge Inspection Standards (NBIS) regulation, found at 23 CFR Part 650, Subpart C, as applicable. The NTIS likely would include requirements for inspection procedures for structural, mechanical, electrical, hydraulic and ventilation systems, and other major elements specific to tunnels such as tunnel finishes; the qualification and training of inspectors; and a National Tunnel Inventory. DATES: Comments must be received on or before February 17, 2009. Late-filed comments will be considered to the extent practicable. ADDRESSES: Mail or hand deliver comments to: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590– 0001, or submit electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, or fax comments to (202) 493–2251. All comments should include the docket number that appears in the heading of this document. All comments received will be available for examination and copying at the above address from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal 14:36 Nov 17, 2008 Mr. Jesus M. Rohena, P.E., Office of Bridge Technology, HIBT–10, (202) 366–4593, or Mr. Robert Black, Office of the Chief Counsel, HCC–30, (202) 366–1359, Federal Highway Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001. Office hours are from 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: National Tunnel Inspection Standards VerDate Aug<31>2005 holidays. Those desiring notification of receipt of comments must include a selfaddressed, stamped postcard or may print the acknowledgment page that appears after submitting comments electronically. Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all comments in any one of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, or labor union). You may review the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 70, Pages 19477–78), or you may visit http:// DocketsInfo.dot.gov. Jkt 217001 Electronic Access and Filing You may submit or retrieve comments online through the Federal Docket Management System at http:// www.regulations.gov. It is available 24 hours each day, 365 days each year. Electronic submission and retrieval help and guidelines are available under the help section of the Web site. An electronic copy of this document may also be downloaded by accessing the Office of the Federal Register’s home page at: http://www.archives.gov or the Government Printing Office’s Web page at http://www.gpoaccess.gov/nara. Background The safety and security of our Nation’s tunnels are of paramount importance to the FHWA. Recognizing that tunnel owners are not mandated to routinely inspect tunnels and that inspection methods vary among entities that inspect tunnels, the FHWA and the Federal Transit Administration developed guidelines for the inspection of tunnels in 2003. The guidelines, known as the ‘‘Highway and Rail Transit Tunnel Inspection Manual,’’ 1 were updated in 2005. In addition, the FHWA developed Tunnel Management Software to help tunnel owners manage 1 Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration, United States Department of Transportation, Highway and Rail Transit Tunnel Inspection Manual (2005) available at www.fhwa.dot.gov/bridge/tunnel/ inspectman00.cfm. PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 68365 their tunnel inventory, but tunnel owners have not adopted the software uniformly. After investigating the fatal July 2006 suspended ceiling collapse in the Central Artery Tunnel in Boston, Massachusetts, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) stated in its report that, ‘‘had the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority, at regular intervals between November 2003 and July 2006, inspected the area above the suspended ceilings in the D Street portal tunnels, the anchor creep that led to this accident would likely have been detected, and action could have been taken that would have prevented this accident.’’ Among its recommendations, the NTSB suggested that the FHWA seek legislative authority to establish a mandatory tunnel inspection program similar to the NBIS that would identify critical inspection elements and specify an appropriate inspection frequency. Additionally, the DOT Inspector General (IG), in testimony before Congress in October 2007, highlighted the need for a tunnel inspection and reporting system to ensure the safety of the Nation’s tunnels, stating that the FHWA ‘‘should develop and implement a system to ensure that States inspect and report on tunnel conditions.’’ Additionally, the IG stated that ‘‘FHWA should move aggressively on this rulemaking and establish rigorous inspection standards as soon as possible.’’ The NTIS would implement these NTSB and IG recommendations. The FHWA anticipates that NTIS could be modeled after the existing NBIS, contained at 23 CFR 650, Subpart C. The FHWA likely would revise 23 CFR Part 650—Bridges, Structures, and Hydraulics, by adding the NTIS under Subpart E. The NTIS would require the proper safety inspection and evaluation of all Federal-aid highway tunnels on public roads. National Tunnel Inspection Standards are needed to ensure that all structural, mechanical, electrical, hydraulic and ventilation systems, and other major elements of our Nation’s tunnels are inspected and tested on a regular basis. The NTIS would also ensure safety for the surface transportation users of our Nation’s highway tunnels, and would make tunnel inspection standards consistent across the Nation. Additionally, tunnel inspections would help protect Federal investment in such key infrastructure. Timely tunnel inspection is vital to uncovering safety problems and preventing failures. When corrosion or leakage occur, electrical or mechanical systems malfunction, or concrete E:\FR\FM\18NOP1.SGM 18NOP1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 223 (Tuesday, November 18, 2008)]
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[FR Doc No: E8-27304]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

10 CFR Part 50

[Docket No. PRM-50-75; NRC-2002-0018]


Anthony R. Pietrangelo, Nuclear Energy Institute; Consideration 
of Petition in the Rulemaking Process; Correction

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Resolution and closure of petition docket; Correction.

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SUMMARY: The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is correcting a 
document that appeared in the Federal Register on November 6, 2008 (73 
FR 66000). The NRC is considering the issues raised in a petition for 
rulemaking submitted by Anthony R. Pietrangelo, on behalf of the 
Nuclear Energy Institute, in the ongoing ``Risk-Informed Redefinition 
of Large Break Loss-of-Coolant Accident (LOCA) Emergency Core Cooling 
System (ECCS) Requirements'' rulemaking. This document corrects an 
erroneous NRC docket number and date.

DATES: Effective November 18, 2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael T. Lesar, Chief, Rulemaking, 
Directives, and Editing Branch, Division of Administrative Services, 
Office of Administration, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Washington, DC 20555-0001, telephone 301-415-7163, e-mail 
Michael.Lesar@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In FR doc. E8-26463 appearing on page 66000 
in the Federal Register of Thursday, November 6, 2008, the following 
corrections are made:
    1. On page 66000, in the first column, under the ADDRESSES section, 
second paragraph, seventh line, ``2008-0332'' is corrected to read 
``2004-0006''.
    2. On page 66000, in the center column, under the SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION, 17th line, ``April 8, 2005 (67 FR 16654)'' is corrected to 
read ``November 7, 2005 (70 FR 67598)''.


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    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 12th day of November 2008.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Michael T. Lesar,
Chief, Rulemaking, Directives, and Editing Branch, Division of 
Administrative Services, Office of Administration.
 [FR Doc. E8-27304 Filed 11-17-08; 8:45 am]
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