Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards; Procedures for Meetings, 65038-65039 [2010-26503]

Download as PDF 65038 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 203 / Thursday, October 21, 2010 / Notices Moreover, in view of the possibility that the schedule for ACRS meetings may be adjusted by the Chairman as necessary to facilitate the conduct of the meeting, persons planning to attend should check with these references if such rescheduling would result in a major inconvenience. Dated: October 14, 2010. Antonio F. Dias, Branch Chief, Reactor Safety Branch B, Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards. [FR Doc. 2010–26495 Filed 10–20–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards; Procedures for Meetings jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES Background This notice describes procedures to be followed with respect to meetings conducted by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC’s) Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS) pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). These procedures are set forth so that they may be incorporated by reference in future notices for individual meetings. The ACRS is a statutory group established by Congress to review and report on nuclear safety matters and applications for the licensing of nuclear facilities. The Committee’s reports become a part of the public record. The ACRS meetings are conducted in accordance with FACA; they are normally open to the public and provide opportunities for oral or written statements from members of the public to be considered as part of the Committee’s information gathering process. ACRS reviews do not normally encompass matters pertaining to environmental impacts other than those related to radiological safety. The ACRS meetings are not adjudicatory hearings such as those conducted by the NRC’s Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel as part of the Commission’s licensing process. General Rules Regarding ACRS Full Committee Meetings An agenda will be published in the Federal Register for each full Committee meeting. There may be a need to make changes to the agenda to facilitate the conduct of the meeting. The Chairman of the Committee is empowered to conduct the meeting in a manner that, in his/her judgment, will facilitate the orderly conduct of business, including making provisions VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:24 Oct 20, 2010 Jkt 223001 to continue the discussion of matters not completed on the scheduled day on another day of the same meeting. Persons planning to attend the meeting may contact the Designated Federal Officer (DFO) specified in the Federal Register Notice prior to the meeting to be advised of any changes to the agenda that may have occurred. The following requirements shall apply to public participation in ACRS full Committee meetings: (a) Persons who plan to submit written comments at the meeting should provide 35 copies to the DFO at the beginning of the meeting. Persons who cannot attend the meeting, but wish to submit written comments regarding the agenda items may do so by sending a readily reproducible copy addressed to the DFO specified in the Federal Register Notice, care of the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001. Comments should be limited to items being considered by the Committee. Comments should be in the possession of the DFO 5 days prior to the meeting to allow time for reproduction and distribution. (b) Persons desiring to make oral statements at the meeting should make a request to do so to the DFO; if possible, the request should be made 5 days before the meeting, identifying the topic(s) on which oral statements will be made and the amount of time needed for presentation so that orderly arrangements can be made. The Committee will hear oral statements on topics being reviewed at an appropriate time during the meeting as scheduled by the Chairman. (c) Information regarding topics to be discussed, changes to the agenda, whether the meeting has been canceled or rescheduled, and the time allotted to present oral statements can be obtained by contacting the DFO. (d) The use of still, motion picture, and television cameras will be permitted at the discretion of the Chairman and subject to the condition that the use of such equipment will not interfere with the conduct of the meeting. The DFO will have to be notified prior to the meeting and will authorize the use of such equipment after consultation with the Chairman. The use of such equipment will be restricted as is necessary to protect proprietary or privileged information that may be in documents, folders, etc., in the meeting room. Electronic recordings will be permitted only during those portions of the meeting that are open to the public. PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (e) A transcript will be kept for certain open portions of the meeting and will be available in the NRC Public Document Room (PDR), One White Flint North, Room O–1F21, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852–2738. A copy of the certified minutes of the meeting will be available at the same location 3 months following the meeting. Copies may be obtained upon payment of appropriate reproduction charges. ACRS meeting agenda, transcripts, and letter reports are available through the PDR at PDR.Resource@nrc.gov, by calling the PDR at 1–800–397–4209, or from the Publicly Available Records System (PARS) component of NRC’s document system (ADAMS) which is accessible from the NRC Web site at http:// www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doccollections/acrs/. (f) Video teleconferencing service is available for observing open sessions of ACRS meetings. Those wishing to use this service for observing ACRS meetings should contact Mr. Theron Brown, ACRS Audio Visual Specialist, (301–415–8066) between 7:30 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. Eastern Time at least 10 days before the meeting to ensure the availability of this service. Individuals or organizations requesting this service will be responsible for telephone line charges and for providing the equipment and facilities that they use to establish the video teleconferencing link. The availability of video teleconferencing services is not guaranteed. ACRS Subcommittee Meetings In accordance with the revised FACA, the agency is no longer required to apply the FACA requirements to meetings conducted by the Subcommittees of the NRC Advisory Committees, if the Subcommittee’s recommendations would be independently reviewed by its parent Committee. The ACRS, however, has chosen to conduct its Subcommittee meetings in accordance with the procedures noted above for ACRS full Committee meetings, as appropriate, to facilitate public participation, and to provide a forum for stakeholders to express their views on regulatory matters being considered by the ACRS. When Subcommittee meetings are held at locations other than at NRC facilities, reproduction facilities may not be available at a reasonable cost. Accordingly, 50 copies of the materials to be used during the meeting should be provided for distribution at such meetings. E:\FR\FM\21OCN1.SGM 21OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 203 / Thursday, October 21, 2010 / Notices Special Provisions When Proprietary Sessions Are To Be Held OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT If it is necessary to hold closed sessions for the purpose of discussing matters involving proprietary information, persons with agreements permitting access to such information may attend those portions of the ACRS meetings where this material is being discussed upon confirmation that such agreements are effective and related to the material being discussed. The DFO should be informed of such an agreement at least 5 working days prior to the meeting so that it can be confirmed, and a determination can be made regarding the applicability of the agreement to the material that will be discussed during the meeting. The minimum information provided should include information regarding the date of the agreement, the scope of material included in the agreement, the project or projects involved, and the names and titles of the persons signing the agreement. Additional information may be requested to identify the specific agreement involved. A copy of the executed agreement should be provided to the DFO prior to the beginning of the meeting for admittance to the closed session. Submission for Review: Program Services Evaluation Surveys, OMB Control No. 3206–NEW Meeting Dates for Calendar Year 2010 The ACRS meeting dates for Calendar Year 2011 are provided below: 579 ...... 580 ...... 581 ...... 582 ...... 583 ...... 584 ...... 585 ...... 586 ...... 587 ...... 588 ...... jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES 589 ...... January 13– 14, 2011. February 10– 12, 2011. March 10–12, 2011. April 7–9, 2011. May 12–14, 2011. June 8–10, 2011. July 13–15, 2011. August 2011 September 8– 10, 2011. October 6–8, 2011. November 3– 5, 2011. December 1– 3, 2011. Thursday–Friday Thursday–Saturday Thursday–Saturday Thursday–Saturday Thursday–Saturday Wednesday–Friday Wednesday–Friday (No Meeting) Thursday–Saturday Thursday–Saturday Thursday–Saturday Thursday–Saturday Dated: October 14, 2010. Andrew L. Bates, Advisory Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–26503 Filed 10–20–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:24 Oct 20, 2010 Jkt 223001 U.S. Office of Personnel Management. ACTION: 30-Day Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) offers the general public and other federal agencies the opportunity to comment on a new information collection request (ICR) 3206–NEW, Program Services Evaluation Surveys. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, (Pub. L. 104–13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35) as amended by the Clinger-Cohen Act (Pub. L. 104–106), OPM is soliciting comments for this collection. The information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on June 21, 2010 at 75 FR 35092 allowing for a 60-day public comment period. No comments were received for this information collection. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comments. The Office of Management and Budget is particularly interested in comments that: 1. Evaluate 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; 2. Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; 3. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 4. Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses. DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until November 22, 2010. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.1. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management Budget, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention: Desk Officer for the Office of Personnel Management or sent SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65039 via electronic mail to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov or faxed to (202) 395–6974. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A copy of this ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by contacting the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management Budget, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention: Desk Officer for the Office of Personnel Management or sent via electronic mail to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov or faxed to (202) 395–6974. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) leads Federal agencies in shaping human resources management systems to effectively recruit, develop, manage and retain a high quality and diverse workforce. Program services evaluation surveys are valuable tools to gather information from our customers so we can design and implement new ways to improve our programs to meet their needs. This collection request includes surveys that we currently use or plan to use during the next three years to measure our ability to deliver program services to meet our customer needs. The survey instruments include direct mail, telephone contact, focus groups and web exit surveys. Our customers include the general public, Federal benefit recipients, Federal agencies and Federal employees. We estimate 4,310 program services evaluation surveys will be completed in the next 3 years. The time estimate varies from 1 minute to 40 minutes to complete. The estimated burden is 1,126 hours. U.S. Office of Personnel Management. John Berry, Director. [FR Doc. 2010–26539 Filed 10–20–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6325–47–P OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT Submission for Review: Performance Measurement Surveys, OMB Control No. 3206–NEW U.S. Office of Personnel Management. ACTION: 30-Day notice and request for comments. AGENCY: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) offers the general public and other federal agencies the opportunity to comment on a new information collection request (ICR) 3206–NEW, Performance Measurement Surveys. 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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 203 (Thursday, October 21, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 65038-65039]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-26503]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION


Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards; Procedures for Meetings

Background

    This notice describes procedures to be followed with respect to 
meetings conducted by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC's) 
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS) pursuant to the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act (FACA). These procedures are set forth so that 
they may be incorporated by reference in future notices for individual 
meetings.
    The ACRS is a statutory group established by Congress to review and 
report on nuclear safety matters and applications for the licensing of 
nuclear facilities. The Committee's reports become a part of the public 
record.
    The ACRS meetings are conducted in accordance with FACA; they are 
normally open to the public and provide opportunities for oral or 
written statements from members of the public to be considered as part 
of the Committee's information gathering process. ACRS reviews do not 
normally encompass matters pertaining to environmental impacts other 
than those related to radiological safety.
    The ACRS meetings are not adjudicatory hearings such as those 
conducted by the NRC's Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel as part 
of the Commission's licensing process.

General Rules Regarding ACRS Full Committee Meetings

    An agenda will be published in the Federal Register for each full 
Committee meeting. There may be a need to make changes to the agenda to 
facilitate the conduct of the meeting. The Chairman of the Committee is 
empowered to conduct the meeting in a manner that, in his/her judgment, 
will facilitate the orderly conduct of business, including making 
provisions to continue the discussion of matters not completed on the 
scheduled day on another day of the same meeting. Persons planning to 
attend the meeting may contact the Designated Federal Officer (DFO) 
specified in the Federal Register Notice prior to the meeting to be 
advised of any changes to the agenda that may have occurred.
    The following requirements shall apply to public participation in 
ACRS full Committee meetings:
    (a) Persons who plan to submit written comments at the meeting 
should provide 35 copies to the DFO at the beginning of the meeting. 
Persons who cannot attend the meeting, but wish to submit written 
comments regarding the agenda items may do so by sending a readily 
reproducible copy addressed to the DFO specified in the Federal 
Register Notice, care of the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards, 
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001. Comments 
should be limited to items being considered by the Committee. Comments 
should be in the possession of the DFO 5 days prior to the meeting to 
allow time for reproduction and distribution.
    (b) Persons desiring to make oral statements at the meeting should 
make a request to do so to the DFO; if possible, the request should be 
made 5 days before the meeting, identifying the topic(s) on which oral 
statements will be made and the amount of time needed for presentation 
so that orderly arrangements can be made. The Committee will hear oral 
statements on topics being reviewed at an appropriate time during the 
meeting as scheduled by the Chairman.
    (c) Information regarding topics to be discussed, changes to the 
agenda, whether the meeting has been canceled or rescheduled, and the 
time allotted to present oral statements can be obtained by contacting 
the DFO.
    (d) The use of still, motion picture, and television cameras will 
be permitted at the discretion of the Chairman and subject to the 
condition that the use of such equipment will not interfere with the 
conduct of the meeting. The DFO will have to be notified prior to the 
meeting and will authorize the use of such equipment after consultation 
with the Chairman. The use of such equipment will be restricted as is 
necessary to protect proprietary or privileged information that may be 
in documents, folders, etc., in the meeting room. Electronic recordings 
will be permitted only during those portions of the meeting that are 
open to the public.
    (e) A transcript will be kept for certain open portions of the 
meeting and will be available in the NRC Public Document Room (PDR), 
One White Flint North, Room O-1F21, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 
20852-2738. A copy of the certified minutes of the meeting will be 
available at the same location 3 months following the meeting. Copies 
may be obtained upon payment of appropriate reproduction charges. ACRS 
meeting agenda, transcripts, and letter reports are available through 
the PDR at PDR.Resource@nrc.gov, by calling the PDR at 1-800-397-4209, 
or from the Publicly Available Records System (PARS) component of NRC's 
document system (ADAMS) which is accessible from the NRC Web site at 
http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/acrs/.
    (f) Video teleconferencing service is available for observing open 
sessions of ACRS meetings. Those wishing to use this service for 
observing ACRS meetings should contact Mr. Theron Brown, ACRS Audio 
Visual Specialist, (301-415-8066) between 7:30 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. 
Eastern Time at least 10 days before the meeting to ensure the 
availability of this service. Individuals or organizations requesting 
this service will be responsible for telephone line charges and for 
providing the equipment and facilities that they use to establish the 
video teleconferencing link. The availability of video teleconferencing 
services is not guaranteed.

ACRS Subcommittee Meetings

    In accordance with the revised FACA, the agency is no longer 
required to apply the FACA requirements to meetings conducted by the 
Subcommittees of the NRC Advisory Committees, if the Subcommittee's 
recommendations would be independently reviewed by its parent 
Committee.
    The ACRS, however, has chosen to conduct its Subcommittee meetings 
in accordance with the procedures noted above for ACRS full Committee 
meetings, as appropriate, to facilitate public participation, and to 
provide a forum for stakeholders to express their views on regulatory 
matters being considered by the ACRS. When Subcommittee meetings are 
held at locations other than at NRC facilities, reproduction facilities 
may not be available at a reasonable cost. Accordingly, 50 copies of 
the materials to be used during the meeting should be provided for 
distribution at such meetings.

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Special Provisions When Proprietary Sessions Are To Be Held

    If it is necessary to hold closed sessions for the purpose of 
discussing matters involving proprietary information, persons with 
agreements permitting access to such information may attend those 
portions of the ACRS meetings where this material is being discussed 
upon confirmation that such agreements are effective and related to the 
material being discussed.
    The DFO should be informed of such an agreement at least 5 working 
days prior to the meeting so that it can be confirmed, and a 
determination can be made regarding the applicability of the agreement 
to the material that will be discussed during the meeting. The minimum 
information provided should include information regarding the date of 
the agreement, the scope of material included in the agreement, the 
project or projects involved, and the names and titles of the persons 
signing the agreement. Additional information may be requested to 
identify the specific agreement involved. A copy of the executed 
agreement should be provided to the DFO prior to the beginning of the 
meeting for admittance to the closed session.

Meeting Dates for Calendar Year 2010

    The ACRS meeting dates for Calendar Year 2011 are provided below:

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579..............  January 13-14, 2011...  Thursday-Friday
580..............  February 10-12, 2011..  Thursday-Saturday
581..............  March 10-12, 2011.....  Thursday-Saturday
582..............  April 7-9, 2011.......  Thursday-Saturday
583..............  May 12-14, 2011.......  Thursday-Saturday
584..............  June 8-10, 2011.......  Wednesday-Friday
585..............  July 13-15, 2011......  Wednesday-Friday
                   August 2011...........  (No Meeting)
586..............  September 8-10, 2011..  Thursday-Saturday
587..............  October 6-8, 2011.....  Thursday-Saturday
588..............  November 3-5, 2011....  Thursday-Saturday
589..............  December 1-3, 2011....  Thursday-Saturday
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    Dated: October 14, 2010.
Andrew L. Bates,
Advisory Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 2010-26503 Filed 10-20-10; 8:45 am]
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