Sunshine Act Notice, 73136-73137 [2010-30093]

Download as PDF 73136 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 228 / Monday, November 29, 2010 / Notices 31, 2010 deadline, as extended for this specific licensee to December 15, 2010, by the exemption granted on August 27, 2009, until July 15, 2011. Being granted this exemption for these items will allow the licensee to complete the modifications designed to update equipment and incorporate state-of-theart technology to meet the noted regulatory requirement. mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Environmental Impacts of the Proposed Action The NRC staff has completed its environmental assessment of the proposed exemption and has concluded that the proposed action to extend the implementation deadline would not significantly affect plant safety and would not have a significant adverse effect on the probability of an accident occurring. The proposed action would not result in an increased radiological hazard beyond those previously analyzed. There will be no change to radioactive effluents that effect radiation exposures to plant workers and members of the public. The proposed action does not involve a change to plant buildings or land areas on the FNP site. Therefore, no changes or different types of radiological impacts are expected as a result of the proposed exemption. The proposed action does not result in changes to land use or water use, or result in changes to the quality or quantity of non-radiological effluents. No changes to the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System permit are needed. No effects on the aquatic or terrestrial habitat in the vicinity of the plant, or to threatened, endangered, or protected species under the Endangered Species Act, or impacts to essential fish habitat covered by the MagnusonSteven’s Act are expected. There are no impacts to the air or ambient air quality. There are no impacts to historical and cultural resources. There would be no impact to socioeconomic resources. Therefore, no changes to or different types of non-radiological environmental impacts are expected as a result of the proposed exemption. Accordingly, the NRC staff concludes that there are no significant environmental impacts associated with the proposed action. The licensee currently maintains a security system acceptable to the NRC and the NRC expects that the licensee will continue to maintain the effectiveness of the overall physical protection program and protective strategy for the duration of this exemption. Therefore, the extension of the implementation date of the new requirements of 10 CFR Part 73 to July VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:57 Nov 26, 2010 Jkt 223001 15, 2011, would not have any significant environmental impacts. The NRC staff’s safety evaluation will be provided in the exemption that will be issued as part of the letter to the licensee approving the exemption to the regulation. Environmental Impacts of the Alternatives to the Proposed Action As an alternative to the proposed actions, the NRC staff considered denial of the proposed actions (i.e., the ‘‘noaction’’ alternative). Denial of the exemption request would result in no change in current environmental impacts. The environmental impacts of the proposed exemption and technical specification change and the ‘‘no action’’ alternative are similar. Alternative Use of Resources The action does not involve the use of any different resources than those considered in the Final Environmental Statement for the FNP, as supplemented through the ‘‘Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants: Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2—Final Report (NUREG—1437, Supplement 18).’’ White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. Publicly available records will be accessible electronically from the Agencywide Document Access and Management System (ADAMS) Public Electronic Reading Room on the Internet at the NRC Web site: http:// www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. Persons who do not have access to ADAMS or 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 send an e-mail to pdr@nrc.gov. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 19th day of November, 2010. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Robert E. Martin, Sr. Project Manager, Plant Licensing Branch II–1, Division of Operating Reactor Licensing, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. 2010–29940 Filed 11–26–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [NRC–2010–0002] Agencies and Persons Consulted In accordance with its stated policy, on November 15, 2010, the NRC staff consulted with the Alabama State official, Mr. David Walters of the Alabama Department of Public Health, regarding the environmental impact of the proposed action. The State official had no comments. Sunshine Act Notice Finding of No Significant Impact On the basis of the environmental assessment, the NRC staff concludes that the proposed action will not have a significant effect on the quality of the human environment. Accordingly, the NRC staff has determined not to prepare an environmental impact statement for the proposed action. For further details with respect to the proposed action, see the licensee’s letters dated September 10, 2010 and October 5, 2009. The licensee has provided a redacted version of the September 10, 2010 letter that is publically available and the October 5, 2010 transmittal letter is publically available. The edition of the September 10, 2010 letter and its enclosure and the enclosure to the October 5, 2010 letter that contains proprietary securityrelated information is not available to the public. Other parts of these documents may be examined, and/or copied for a fee, at the NRC’s Public Document Room (PDR), located at One Tuesday, November 30, 2010 PO 00000 Frm 00110 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Week of November 29, 2010. Commissioners’ Conference Room, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland. STATUS: Public and closed. DATES: PLACE: Additional Items To Be Considered Week of November 29, 2010 10 a.m. Affirmation Session (Public Meeting) (Tentative). a. Tennessee Valley Authority (Watts Bar Nuclear Plant, Unit 2), Southern Alliance for Clean Energy’s Petition for Interlocutory Review of LBP–10–12 (Denying SACE’s Waiver Petition) (July 14, 2010) (Tentative). * * * * * * The schedule for Commission meetings is subject to change on short notice. To verify the status of meetings, call (recording)—(301) 415–1292. Contact person for more information: Rochelle Bavol, (301) 415–1651. * * * * * The NRC Commission Meeting Schedule can be found on the Internet at: http://www.nrc.gov/about-nrc/policymaking/schedule.html. * * * * * The NRC provides reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities where appropriate. If you E:\FR\FM\29NON1.SGM 29NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 228 / Monday, November 29, 2010 / Notices need a reasonable accommodation to participate in these public meetings, or need this meeting notice or the transcript or other information from the public meetings in another format (e.g. braille, large print), please notify Angela Bolduc, Chief, Employee/Labor Relations and Work Life Branch, at 301– 492–2230, TDD: 301–415–2100, or by e-mail at angela.bolduc@nrc.gov. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. * * * * * This notice is distributed electronically to subscribers. If you no longer wish to receive it, or would like to be added to the distribution, please contact the Office of the Secretary, Washington, DC 20555 (301–415–1969), or send an e-mail to darlene.wright@nrc.gov. Dated: November 22, 2010. Rochelle C. Bavol, Policy Coordinator, Office of the Secretary. [FR Doc. 2010–30093 Filed 11–24–10; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Proposed Collection; Comment Request Upon Written Request, Copies Available From: Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Investor Education and Advocacy, Washington, DC 20549–0213. mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES 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 plans to submit this existing collection of information to the Office of Management and Budget for extension and approval. Rule 701 (17 CFR 230.701) under the Securities Act of 1933 (‘‘Securities Act’’) (15 U.S.C. 77a et seq.) provides an exemption for certain issuers from the registration requirements of the Securities Act for limited offerings and sales of securities issued under compensatory benefit plans or contracts. The purpose of Rule 701 is to ensure that a basic level of information is available to employees and others when substantial amounts of securities are issued in compensatory arrangements. Approximately 300 companies annually 17:57 Nov 26, 2010 Jkt 223001 Dated: November 22, 2010. Elizabeth M. Murphy, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2010–29889 Filed 11–26–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P Extension: Rule 701, OMB Control No. 3235–0522, SEC File No. 270–306. VerDate Mar<15>2010 rely on the Rule 701 exemption. The Rule 701 disclosure takes an estimated 2 hours per response to prepare for a total annual burden of 600 hours. We estimate that 25% of the 2 hours per response (0.5 hours) is prepared by the company for a total annual reporting burden of 150 hours (0.5 hours per response × 300 responses). Written comments are invited on: (a) Whether this 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 imposed by 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 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. Please direct your written comments to Thomas Bayer, Chief Information Officer, Securities and Exchange Commission, C/O Remi Pavlik-Simon, 6432 General Green Way, Alexandria, Virginia 22312; or send an e-mail to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–63363; File No. S7–04–09] Order Extending Temporary Conditional Exemption for Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organizations From Requirements of Rule 17g–5 Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Request for Comment November 23, 2010. I. Introduction On May 19, 2010, the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) conditionally exempted, with respect to certain credit ratings and until December 2, 2010, nationally recognized statistical rating organizations (‘‘NRSROs’’) from certain requirements in Rule 17g–5(a)(3) 1 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 1 See PO 00000 17 CFR 240.17g–5(a)(3). Frm 00111 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 73137 (‘‘Exchange Act’’), which had a compliance date of June 2, 2010.2 Pursuant to the Order, an NRSRO is not required to comply with Rule 17g– 5(a)(3) until December 2, 2010 with respect to credit ratings where: (1) The issuer of the structured finance product is a non-U.S. person; and (2) the NRSRO has a reasonable basis to conclude that the structured finance product will be offered and sold upon issuance, and that any arranger linked to the structured finance product will effect transactions of the structured finance product after issuance, only in transactions that occur outside the U.S. (‘‘covered transactions’’).3 The Commission is extending the temporary conditional exemption exempting NRSROs from complying with Rule 17g–5(a)(3) with respect to rating covered transactions until December 2, 2011. II. Background Rule 17g–5 identifies, in paragraphs (b) and (c) of the rule, a series of conflicts of interest arising from the business of determining credit ratings.4 Paragraph (a) of Rule 17g–5 5 prohibits an NRSRO from issuing or maintaining a credit rating if it is subject to the conflicts of interest identified in paragraph (b) of Rule 17g–5 unless the NRSRO has taken the steps prescribed in paragraph (a)(1) (i.e., disclosed the type of conflict of interest in Exhibit 6 to Form NRSRO in accordance with Section 15E(a)(1)(B)(vi) of the Exchange Act 6 and Rule 17g–1) 7 and paragraph (a)(2) (i.e., established and is maintaining and enforcing written policies and procedures to address and manage conflicts of interest in accordance with Section 15E(h) of the Exchange Act).8 Paragraph (c) of Rule 17g–5 specifically prohibits seven types of conflicts of interest. Consequently, an NRSRO is prohibited from issuing or maintaining a credit rating when it is subject to these conflicts regardless of whether it had disclosed them and established procedures reasonably designed to address them. In December 2009, the Commission adopted subparagraph (a)(3) to Rule 17g–5. This provision requires an NRSRO that is hired by an arranger to determine an initial credit rating for a structured finance product to take 2 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 62120 (May 19, 2010), 75 FR 28825 (May 24, 2010) (‘‘Order’’). 3 See id. at 28827–28 (setting forth conditions of relief). 4 17 CFR 240.17g–5(b) and (c). 5 17 CFR 240.17g–5(a). 6 15 U.S.C. 78o–7(a)(1)(B)(vi). 7 17 CFR 240.17g–1. 8 15 U.S.C. 78o–7(h). E:\FR\FM\29NON1.SGM 29NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 228 (Monday, November 29, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 73136-73137]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-30093]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[NRC-2010-0002]


Sunshine Act Notice

DATES: Week of November 29, 2010.

Place: Commissioners' Conference Room, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, 
Maryland.

Status: Public and closed.

Additional Items To Be Considered

Week of November 29, 2010

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

    10 a.m. Affirmation Session (Public Meeting) (Tentative).
    a. Tennessee Valley Authority (Watts Bar Nuclear Plant, Unit 2), 
Southern Alliance for Clean Energy's Petition for Interlocutory Review 
of LBP-10-12 (Denying SACE's Waiver Petition) (July 14, 2010) 
(Tentative).
* * * * *
    * The schedule for Commission meetings is subject to change on 
short notice. To verify the status of meetings, call (recording)--(301) 
415-1292. Contact person for more information: Rochelle Bavol, (301) 
415-1651.
* * * * *
    The NRC Commission Meeting Schedule can be found on the Internet 
at: http://www.nrc.gov/about-nrc/policy-making/schedule.html.
* * * * *
    The NRC provides reasonable accommodation to individuals with 
disabilities where appropriate. If you

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need a reasonable accommodation to participate in these public 
meetings, or need this meeting notice or the transcript or other 
information from the public meetings in another format (e.g. braille, 
large print), please notify Angela Bolduc, Chief, Employee/Labor 
Relations and Work Life Branch, at 301-492-2230, TDD: 301-415-2100, or 
by e-mail at angela.bolduc@nrc.gov. Determinations on requests for 
reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
* * * * *
    This notice is distributed electronically to subscribers. If you no 
longer wish to receive it, or would like to be added to the 
distribution, please contact the Office of the Secretary, Washington, 
DC 20555 (301-415-1969), or send an e-mail to darlene.wright@nrc.gov.

    Dated: November 22, 2010.
Rochelle C. Bavol,
Policy Coordinator, Office of the Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2010-30093 Filed 11-24-10; 4:15 pm]
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