Distribution of Source Material to Exempt Persons and to General Licensees and Revision of General License and Exemptions; Extension of Comment Period, 70618-70619 [2010-29108]

Download as PDF 70618 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 222 / Thursday, November 18, 2010 / Proposed Rules with respect to which the meeting or portion was held whichever occurs later. (b) Open meetings. Transcripts or other records will be made of all open meetings of the Board. Those records will be made available upon request at a fee representing the Board’s actual cost of making them available. William D. Spencer, Clerk of the Board [FR Doc. 2010–29019 Filed 11–17–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7400–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION 10 CFR Parts 30, 40, 70, 170 and 171 [NRC–2009–0084] RIN 3150–AH15 Distribution of Source Material to Exempt Persons and to General Licensees and Revision of General License and Exemptions; Extension of Comment Period Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Proposed rule: extension of comment period. AGENCY: On July 26, 2010, the U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or the Commission) published for public comment a proposed rule to amend its regulations to require that the initial distribution of source material to exempt persons or general licensees be explicitly authorized by a specific license. The proposed rule would also modify the existing possession and use requirements of the general license for small quantities of source material and revise, clarify, or delete certain source material exemptions from licensing. The public comment period for this proposed rule was to have expired on November 23, 2010. The NRC has determined a need to develop draft implementation guidance to support this proposed rule and plans to publish such draft guidance no later than early January 2011. In order to allow the public sufficient time to review and comment on the proposed rule with the benefit of review of the draft implementation guidance, the NRC has decided to extend the comment period until February 15, 2011. DATES: The comment period has been extended and now expires on February 15, 2011. Comments received after this date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but the NRC is able to assure consideration only for comments received on or before this date. jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:18 Nov 17, 2010 Jkt 223001 Please include Docket ID NRC–2009–0084 in the subject line of your comments. For instructions on accessing documents related to this action, see ‘‘Submitting Comments and Accessing Information’’ in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document. You may submit comments by any one of the following methods. Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for documents filed under Docket ID NRC–2009–0084. Address questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher, telephone: 301–492–3668, e-mail: Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov. Mail comments to: Secretary, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001, ATTN: Rulemakings and Adjudications Staff. E-mail comments to: Rulemaking.Comments@nrc.gov. If you do not receive a reply e-mail confirming that we have received your comments, contact us directly at 301–415–1677. Hand-deliver comments to: 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852, between 7:30 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. Federal workdays. (Telephone 301–415– 1677.) Fax comments to: Secretary, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission at 301– 415–1101. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gary Comfort, Office of Federal and State Materials and Environmental Management Programs, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001, telephone: 301–415– 8106, e-mail: Gary.Comfort@nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: Submitting Comments and Accessing Information Comments submitted in writing or in electronic form will be posted on the NRC Web site and on the Federal Rulemaking Web site http:// www.regulations.gov. Because your comments will not be edited to remove any identifying or contact information, the NRC cautions you against including any information in your submission that you do not want to be publicly disclosed. The NRC requests that any party soliciting or aggregating comments received from other persons for submission to the NRC inform those persons that the NRC will not edit their comments to remove any identifying or contact information, and therefore, they should not include any information in their comments that they do not want publicly disclosed. You can access publicly available documents related to this proposed rule using the following methods: PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 NRC’s Public Document Room (PDR): The public may examine and have copied for a fee publicly available documents at the NRC’s PDR, Room O– 1 F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland. NRC’s Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS): Publicly available documents created or received at the NRC are available electronically at the NRC’s Electronic Reading Room at http://www.nrc.gov/ reading-rm/adams.html. From this page, the public can gain entry into ADAMS, which provides text and image files of NRC’s public documents. If you do not have access to ADAMS or if there are problems in accessing the documents located in ADAMS, contact the NRC’s PDR reference staff at 1–800–397–4209, 301–415–4737 or by e-mail to PDR.resource@nrc.gov. Federal Rulemaking Web site: Public comments and supporting materials related to this proposed rule can be found at http://www.regulations.gov by searching on Docket ID NRC–2009– 0084. Discussion The NRC published a proposed rule that would amend its regulations in part 40 of title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations to require that the initial distribution of source material to exempt persons or general licensees be explicitly authorized by a specific license, which would include new reporting requirements. The proposed rule is intended to provide the Commission with more complete and timely information on the types and quantities of source material distributed for use either under exemption or by general licensees. In addition, the NRC is proposing to modify the existing possession and use requirements of the general license for small quantities of source material to better align the requirements with current health and safety standards. Finally, the NRC is proposing to revise, clarify, or delete certain source material exemptions from licensing to make the exemptions more risk informed. This proposed rule would affect manufacturers and distributors of certain products and materials containing source material and certain persons using source material under general license and under exemptions from licensing. The proposed rule was published on July 26, 2010 (75 FR 43425) and the public comment period was to have expired November 23, 2010. The NRC has determined a need to develop draft implementation guidance to support this proposed rule and plans to publish the draft implementation guidance no E:\FR\FM\18NOP1.SGM 18NOP1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 222 / Thursday, November 18, 2010 / Proposed Rules later than early January 2011. In order to allow the public sufficient time to review and comment on the proposed rule with the benefit of review of the draft implementation guidance, the NRC has decided to extend the comment period until February 15, 2011. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 10th day of November 2010. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Annette Vietti-Cook, Secretary of the Commission. [FR Doc. 2010–29108 Filed 11–17–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P FARM CREDIT ADMINISTRATION 12 CFR Parts 612, 620, and 630 RIN 3052–AC41 Standards of Conduct and Referral of Known or Suspected Criminal Violations; Disclosure to Shareholders; and Disclosure to Investors in System-Wide and Consolidated Bank Debt Obligations of the Farm Credit System; Compensation, Retirement Programs, and Related Benefits Farm Credit Administration. Advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM). AGENCY: ACTION: The Farm Credit Administration (FCA, we, or our) is requesting comments on ways to clarify or otherwise enhance our regulations related to Farm Credit System (System) institutions’ disclosures to shareholders and investors on compensation, retirement programs and related benefits for senior officers, highly compensated individuals, and certain individual employees or other groups of employees. We are also seeking comments on whether we should issue new regulations in related areas. In keeping with today’s financial and economic environment, we believe it prudent and timely to undertake a review of our regulatory guidance on the identified areas. We intend to consider the information and suggestions we receive in response to this ANPRM when developing a rulemaking on compensation disclosures and related areas. jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: You may send comments on or before March 18, 2011. ADDRESSES: We offer a variety of methods for you to submit your comments. For accuracy and efficiency reasons, commenters are encouraged to submit comments by e-mail or through the FCA’s Web site. As facsimiles (fax) DATES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:24 Nov 17, 2010 Jkt 223001 are difficult for us to process and achieve compliance with section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, we are no longer accepting comments submitted by fax. Regardless of the method you use, please do not submit your comments multiple times via different methods. You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • E-mail: Send us an e-mail at regcomm@fca.gov. • FCA Web site: http://www.fca.gov. Select ‘‘Public Commenters,’’ then ‘‘Public Comments,’’ and follow the directions for ‘‘Submitting a Comment.’’ • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Gary K. Van Meter, Deputy Director, Office of Regulatory Policy, Farm Credit Administration, 1501 Farm Credit Drive, McLean, VA 22102–5090. You may review copies of all comments we receive at our office in McLean, Virginia or on our Web site at http:// www.fca.gov. Once you are in the Web site, select ‘‘Public Commenters,’’ then ‘‘Public Comments,’’ and follow the directions for ‘‘Reading Submitted Public Comments.’’ We will show your comments as submitted, including any supporting data provided, but for technical reasons we may omit items such as logos and special characters. Identifying information that you provide, such as phone numbers and addresses, will be publicly available. However, we will attempt to remove email addresses to help reduce Internet spam. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Deborah A. Wilson, Senior Accountant, Office of Regulatory Policy, Farm Credit Administration, McLean, VA 22102–5090, (703) 883–4414, TTY (703) 883–4434, or Laura McFarland, Senior Counsel, Office of General Counsel, Farm Credit Administration, McLean, VA 22102– 5090, (703) 883–4020, TTY (703) 883– 4020. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Objective The objective of this ANPRM is to gather information for the development of a rulemaking that could result in: • Enhancing the transparency and consistency of disclosures related to System institution compensation policies and practices 1 for senior officers,2 highly compensated 1 12 CFR 620.5(i). references to senior officer(s) in this ANPRM refer to a senior officer as defined in 12 CFR 619.9310. 2 All PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 70619 individuals,3 and/or certain other groups of employees whose activities, either individually or in the aggregate, are reasonably likely to materially impact an institution’s financial performance and risk profile; • Clarifying and enhancing the authorities and responsibilities of System institution compensation committees 4 in furtherance of their oversight activities; • Increasing user-control in System institutions’ compensation policies and practices by providing for a non-binding shareholder vote on senior officer compensation; • Requiring timely notice to interested parties of significant events, facts or circumstances occurring at a System institution between required reporting periods; • Addressing the appropriateness of, and enhancing the disclosure of, certain payments to System institution directors; and • Providing audit committees greater authority to access external resources when needed. II. Background The Farm Credit Act of 1971, as amended (Act),5 authorizes the FCA to issue regulations implementing the provisions of the Act, including those provisions that address System institution disclosures to shareholders and investors. Our regulations are intended to ensure the safe and sound operations of System institutions and govern the disclosure of financial information to shareholders of, and investors in, the Farm Credit System.6 Congress explained in section 514 of the Farm Credit Banks and Associations Safety and Soundness Act of 1992 (1992 Act) 7 that disclosure of financial information and the reporting of potential conflicts of interest by institution directors, officers, and employees help ensure the financial viability of the System. In the 1992 Act, Congress required that we review our regulations to ensure that System institutions provide adequate disclosures to shareholders and other interested parties. We completed this initial review in 1993 making appropriate amendments to our 3 All references to highly compensated individuals in this ANPRM refer to those officers described in 12 CFR 620.5(i)(2)(i)(B). 4 All references to compensation committees in this ANPRM refer to compensation committees as set forth in 12 CFR 620.31 and 12 CFR 630.6(b). 5 Public Law 92–181, 85 Stat. 583, 12 U.S.C. 2001 et seq. 6 Section 5.17(a)(8), (9) and (10) of the Act. 12 U.S.C. 2252(a)(8)(9) and (10). 7 Public Law 102–552, 106 Stat. 4131. E:\FR\FM\18NOP1.SGM 18NOP1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 222 (Thursday, November 18, 2010)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 70618-70619]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-29108]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

10 CFR Parts 30, 40, 70, 170 and 171

[NRC-2009-0084]
RIN 3150-AH15


Distribution of Source Material to Exempt Persons and to General 
Licensees and Revision of General License and Exemptions; Extension of 
Comment Period

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Proposed rule: extension of comment period.

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SUMMARY: On July 26, 2010, the U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC 
or the Commission) published for public comment a proposed rule to 
amend its regulations to require that the initial distribution of 
source material to exempt persons or general licensees be explicitly 
authorized by a specific license. The proposed rule would also modify 
the existing possession and use requirements of the general license for 
small quantities of source material and revise, clarify, or delete 
certain source material exemptions from licensing. The public comment 
period for this proposed rule was to have expired on November 23, 2010. 
The NRC has determined a need to develop draft implementation guidance 
to support this proposed rule and plans to publish such draft guidance 
no later than early January 2011. In order to allow the public 
sufficient time to review and comment on the proposed rule with the 
benefit of review of the draft implementation guidance, the NRC has 
decided to extend the comment period until February 15, 2011.

DATES: The comment period has been extended and now expires on February 
15, 2011. Comments received after this date will be considered if it is 
practical to do so, but the NRC is able to assure consideration only 
for comments received on or before this date.

ADDRESSES: Please include Docket ID NRC-2009-0084 in the subject line 
of your comments. For instructions on accessing documents related to 
this action, see ``Submitting Comments and Accessing Information'' in 
the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document. You may submit 
comments by any one of the following methods.
    Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and 
search for documents filed under Docket ID NRC-2009-0084. Address 
questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher, telephone: 301-492-
3668, e-mail: Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov.
    Mail comments to: Secretary, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Washington, DC 20555-0001, ATTN: Rulemakings and Adjudications Staff.
    E-mail comments to: Rulemaking.Comments@nrc.gov. If you do not 
receive a reply e-mail confirming that we have received your comments, 
contact us directly at 301-415-1677.
    Hand-deliver comments to: 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 
20852, between 7:30 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. Federal workdays. (Telephone 
301-415-1677.)
    Fax comments to: Secretary, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission at 
301-415-1101.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gary Comfort, Office of Federal and 
State Materials and Environmental Management Programs, U.S. Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, telephone: 301-415-
8106, e-mail: Gary.Comfort@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Submitting Comments and Accessing Information

    Comments submitted in writing or in electronic form will be posted 
on the NRC Web site and on the Federal Rulemaking Web site http://www.regulations.gov. Because your comments will not be edited to remove 
any identifying or contact information, the NRC cautions you against 
including any information in your submission that you do not want to be 
publicly disclosed. The NRC requests that any party soliciting or 
aggregating comments received from other persons for submission to the 
NRC inform those persons that the NRC will not edit their comments to 
remove any identifying or contact information, and therefore, they 
should not include any information in their comments that they do not 
want publicly disclosed.
    You can access publicly available documents related to this 
proposed rule using the following methods:
    NRC's Public Document Room (PDR): The public may examine and have 
copied for a fee publicly available documents at the NRC's PDR, Room O-
1 F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, 
Maryland.
    NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS): 
Publicly available documents created or received at the NRC are 
available electronically at the NRC's Electronic Reading Room at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. From this page, the public can gain 
entry into ADAMS, which provides text and image files of NRC's public 
documents. If you do not have access to ADAMS or if there are problems 
in accessing the documents located in ADAMS, contact the NRC's PDR 
reference staff at 1-800-397-4209, 301-415-4737 or by e-mail to 
PDR.resource@nrc.gov.
    Federal Rulemaking Web site: Public comments and supporting 
materials related to this proposed rule can be found at http://www.regulations.gov by searching on Docket ID NRC-2009-0084.

Discussion

    The NRC published a proposed rule that would amend its regulations 
in part 40 of title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations to require 
that the initial distribution of source material to exempt persons or 
general licensees be explicitly authorized by a specific license, which 
would include new reporting requirements. The proposed rule is intended 
to provide the Commission with more complete and timely information on 
the types and quantities of source material distributed for use either 
under exemption or by general licensees. In addition, the NRC is 
proposing to modify the existing possession and use requirements of the 
general license for small quantities of source material to better align 
the requirements with current health and safety standards. Finally, the 
NRC is proposing to revise, clarify, or delete certain source material 
exemptions from licensing to make the exemptions more risk informed. 
This proposed rule would affect manufacturers and distributors of 
certain products and materials containing source material and certain 
persons using source material under general license and under 
exemptions from licensing.
    The proposed rule was published on July 26, 2010 (75 FR 43425) and 
the public comment period was to have expired November 23, 2010. The 
NRC has determined a need to develop draft implementation guidance to 
support this proposed rule and plans to publish the draft 
implementation guidance no

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later than early January 2011. In order to allow the public sufficient 
time to review and comment on the proposed rule with the benefit of 
review of the draft implementation guidance, the NRC has decided to 
extend the comment period until February 15, 2011.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 10th day of November 2010.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Annette Vietti-Cook,
Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2010-29108 Filed 11-17-10; 8:45 am]
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