Vulnerability and Threat Information for Facilities Storing Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste, 35137-35138 [2011-14666]

Download as PDF 35137 Proposed Rules Federal Register Vol. 76, No. 116 Thursday, June 16, 2011 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. NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION 10 CFR Parts 72 and 73 [NRC–2009–0558] Vulnerability and Threat Information for Facilities Storing Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Public meeting. AGENCY: The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will discuss with affected stakeholders vulnerability and threat information associated with the forthcoming security rulemaking to revise Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) Part 72, ‘‘Licensing Requirements for the Independent Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel, High-Level Radioactive Waste, and Reactor-Related Greater Than Class C Waste,’’ and 73, ‘‘Physical Protection of Plants and Materials.’’ This information will be used to inform the regulatory basis for the rulemaking which will issue new risk-informed and performance-based security regulations SUMMARY: for Spent Nuclear Fuel (SNF) and HighLevel Radioactive Waste (HLW) storage facilities. The draft regulatory basis was published for comment in the Federal Register (FR) on December 16, 2009 (74 FR 66589). This meeting will be closed under exemptions 3.a and 3.b of the Commission’s policy statement 1, due to the expected discussion of classified information. DATES: Tuesday, July 26, 2011, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) (Closed to Public—Requires Access to Classified Information) U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, One White Flint North, Commissioners’ Conference Room, O–1 G16, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dennis Andrukat, Office of Nuclear Security and Incident Response, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001; telephone 301–415–3561; e-mail: Dennis.Andrukat@nrc.gov. ADDRESSES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The NRC requires high assurance of adequate protection of public health and safety, the common defense and security, and the environment for the secure storage of SNF and HLW. The NRC meets this strategic goal by requiring Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation licensees to comply with security requirements specified in 10 CFR Part 73. Following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the NRC has continued to achieve this requisite high assurance for all facilities licensed to store SNF through a combination of these existing security regulations and the issuance of security orders to individual licensees. Based on the Commission’s direction presented in SRM–SECY–10–0114 (Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) Accession No. ML103210025) and stakeholder requests from the NRC sponsored May 2, 2011, open and closed public meetings (ADAMS Package Accession No. ML111450161), the staff is hosting this meeting to enhance stakeholder understanding of the security assessments used to inform the draft regulatory basis and to enhance staff understanding of the comments received. The meeting will discuss classified national security information. The NRC notes that the public, licensees, certificate holders, and other stakeholders will have a future opportunity to comment on the proposed rulemaking when that document is published in the FR. Availability of Documents The following table indicates the related documents that are available to the public and how they may be obtained. Public Document Room (PDR) Web Draft Technical Basis, Revision 1 (December 2009) [NRC–2009–0558] ................................ Commission: SECY–10–0114 (August 26, 2010) .................................................................... Commission: SRM–SECY–10–0114 (November 16, 2010) ..................................................... Commission: SECY–07–0148 (redacted) (August 28, 2007) .................................................. Commission: SRM–SECY–07–0148 (December 18, 2007) ..................................................... Public Meeting Notice for May 2, 2011 (March 30, 2011) ....................................................... Meeting Summary Package for May 2, 2011 meeting ............................................................. emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with PROPOSALS Document X X X X X X X X ........................ X X X ........................ ........................ You can access publicly available documents related to this notice using the following methods: NRC’s PDR: The public may examine and have copied, for a fee, publicly available documents at the NRC’s PDR, Public File Area O–1 G21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852–2738. NRC’s ADAMS: Publicly available documents created or received at the NRC are available online in the NRC Library at http://www.nrc.gov/readingrm/adams.html. From this page, the 17:12 Jun 15, 2011 Jkt 223001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 ML093280743 ML101960614 ML103210025 ML080030050 ML073530119 ML110880263 ML111450161 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, 1 ‘‘Commission’s Policy Statement on Enhancing Public Participation in NRC Meetings,’’ (67 FR 36920), May 28, 2002. VerDate Mar<15>2010 Electronic Reading Room (ADAMS) E:\FR\FM\16JNP1.SGM 16JNP1 35138 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 116 / Thursday, June 16, 2011 / Proposed Rules 301–415–4737, or by e-mail to pdr.resource@nrc.gov. Federal Rulemaking Site: Public comments and supporting materials related to this notice can be found at http://www.regulations.gov by searching on Docket ID: NRC–2009–0558. Availability of Services: The NRC provides reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this meeting (e.g., sign language), or need this meeting notice or other information from the meeting in another format, please notify the NRC meeting contact, Dennis Andrukat at 301–415–3561 by July 5, 2011, so that arrangements can be made. All expected attendees must register with the NRC meeting contact by close of business on July 12, 2011. Attendees must provide their full name, company/ organization, last four of social security number, phone number, acknowledgement of current access to Classified Information (minimum ‘‘L’’ clearance), and basis for need-to-know in order to verify that attendees are cleared for access to the information. No electronic devices will be allowed in the Commissioners’ Conference Room during the meeting, this includes cell phones, laptops, pagers, PDAs, etc. No food or drink is allowed in the Commissioners’ Conference Room. All attendees are to use the One White Flint North temporary entrance located on Marinelli Street. The NRC is accessible to the White Flint Metro Station. Visitor parking near the NRC buildings is limited. Parking is available at the White Flint Metro Station using the Metro Smart Card. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 7th day of June 2011. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Sandra L. Wastler, Branch Chief, Division of Security Policy, Office of Nuclear Security and Incident Response. [FR Doc. 2011–14666 Filed 6–15–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P FARM CREDIT ADMINISTRATION 12 CFR Part 652 emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with PROPOSALS RIN 3052–AC70 Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation Funding and Fiscal Affairs; Farmer Mac Risk-Based Capital Stress Test, Version 5.0 Farm Credit Administration. Advance notice of proposed rulemaking. AGENCY: ACTION: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:12 Jun 15, 2011 Jkt 223001 In this advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM), the Farm Credit Administration (FCA, we, us, our) is requesting comments on alternatives to using credit ratings issued by nationally recognized statistical ratings organizations (NRSRO or credit rating agency) in regulations addressing the Risk-Based Capital Stress Test (RBCST or stress test) for the Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (Farmer Mac or FAMC). Recent legislation requires every Federal agency to remove any references to credit ratings from its regulations and to substitute them with other standards of creditworthiness considered appropriate. Additionally, in response to this same legislative emphasis on ensuring appropriate prudential oversight of derivatives transactions, we are considering whether the RBCST should include a more explicit and comprehensive capital charge for counterparty risk stemming from derivative transactions. Lastly, through the ANPRM we are seeking public input on how we might revise the operational and strategic business planning requirements for FAMC to place greater emphasis on diversity and inclusion. DATES: You may send comments on or before August 15, 2011. ADDRESSES: We offer a variety of methods for you to submit 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) are difficult for us to process and achieve compliance with section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, we no longer accept comments submitted by fax. Regardless of the method you use, please do not submit your comment 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: Laurie A. Rea, Director, Office of Secondary Market Oversight, 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 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 e-mail addresses to help reduce Internet spam. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph T. Connor, Associate Director for Policy and Analysis, Office of Secondary Market Oversight, Farm Credit Administration, McLean, VA 22102–5090, (703) 883–4280, TTY (703) 883–4434, Or Laura McFarland, Senior Counsel, Office of the General Counsel, Farm Credit Administration, McLean, VA 22102–5090, (703) 883–4020, TTY (703) 883–4020. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Objective The purpose of this ANPRM is to gather public input on how FCA might: • Revise existing Farmer Mac RBCST regulations to replace data from credit rating agencies. • Comprehensively address derivative counterparty exposure in the RBCST; and • Revise operational and strategic business planning requirements to place greater emphasis on diversity and inclusion. II. Background Farmer Mac is an institution of the Farm Credit System, regulated by FCA through the FCA Office of Secondary Market Oversight (OSMO). Farmer Mac was established and chartered by Congress to create a secondary market for agricultural real estate mortgage loans, rural housing mortgage loans, and rural utilities loans, and it is a stockholder-owned instrumentality of the United States. Title VIII of the Farm Credit Act of 1971, as amended, (Act) governs Farmer Mac.1 On July 21, 2010, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (Dodd-Frank Act) was enacted.2 Section 939A of the Dodd-Frank Act requires Federal agencies to review all regulatory references to NRSRO credit ratings and replace those references with other appropriate standards for determining creditworthiness. The Dodd-Frank Act 1 Public Law 92 181, 85 Stat. 583, 12 U.S.C. 2001 et seq. (December 10, 1971). 2 Public Law 111–203, 124 Stat. 1376, (H.R. 4173), July 21, 2010. E:\FR\FM\16JNP1.SGM 16JNP1

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[FR Doc No: 2011-14666]


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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.

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Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 116 / Thursday, June 16, 2011 / 
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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

10 CFR Parts 72 and 73

[NRC-2009-0558]


Vulnerability and Threat Information for Facilities Storing Spent 
Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste

AGENCY: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will discuss with 
affected stakeholders vulnerability and threat information associated 
with the forthcoming security rulemaking to revise Title 10 of the Code 
of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) Part 72, ``Licensing Requirements for 
the Independent Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel, High-Level Radioactive 
Waste, and Reactor-Related Greater Than Class C Waste,'' and 73, 
``Physical Protection of Plants and Materials.'' This information will 
be used to inform the regulatory basis for the rulemaking which will 
issue new risk-informed and performance-based security regulations for 
Spent Nuclear Fuel (SNF) and High-Level Radioactive Waste (HLW) storage 
facilities. The draft regulatory basis was published for comment in the 
Federal Register (FR) on December 16, 2009 (74 FR 66589).
    This meeting will be closed under exemptions 3.a and 3.b of the 
Commission's policy statement \1\, due to the expected discussion of 
classified information.
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    \1\ ``Commission's Policy Statement on Enhancing Public 
Participation in NRC Meetings,'' (67 FR 36920), May 28, 2002.

DATES: Tuesday, July 26, 2011, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) (Closed 
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to Public--Requires Access to Classified Information)

ADDRESSES: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, One White Flint North, 
Commissioners' Conference Room, O-1 G16, 11555 Rockville Pike, 
Rockville, Maryland 20852.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dennis Andrukat, Office of Nuclear 
Security and Incident Response, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Washington, DC 20555-0001; telephone 301-415-3561; e-mail: 
Dennis.Andrukat@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The NRC requires high assurance of adequate protection of public 
health and safety, the common defense and security, and the environment 
for the secure storage of SNF and HLW. The NRC meets this strategic 
goal by requiring Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation licensees 
to comply with security requirements specified in 10 CFR Part 73. 
Following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the NRC has 
continued to achieve this requisite high assurance for all facilities 
licensed to store SNF through a combination of these existing security 
regulations and the issuance of security orders to individual 
licensees.
    Based on the Commission's direction presented in SRM-SECY-10-0114 
(Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) Accession 
No. ML103210025) and stakeholder requests from the NRC sponsored May 2, 
2011, open and closed public meetings (ADAMS Package Accession No. 
ML111450161), the staff is hosting this meeting to enhance stakeholder 
understanding of the security assessments used to inform the draft 
regulatory basis and to enhance staff understanding of the comments 
received. The meeting will discuss classified national security 
information.
    The NRC notes that the public, licensees, certificate holders, and 
other stakeholders will have a future opportunity to comment on the 
proposed rulemaking when that document is published in the FR.

Availability of Documents

    The following table indicates the related documents that are 
available to the public and how they may be obtained.

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                                                 Public
                 Document                    Document Room         Web         Electronic  Reading Room  (ADAMS)
                                                 (PDR)
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Draft Technical Basis, Revision 1                        X                X   ML093280743
 (December 2009) [NRC-2009-0558].
Commission: SECY-10-0114 (August 26, 2010)               X   ...............  ML101960614
Commission: SRM-SECY-10-0114 (November 16,               X                X   ML103210025
 2010).
Commission: SECY-07-0148 (redacted)                      X                X   ML080030050
 (August 28, 2007).
Commission: SRM-SECY-07-0148 (December 18,               X                X   ML073530119
 2007).
Public Meeting Notice for May 2, 2011                    X   ...............  ML110880263
 (March 30, 2011).
Meeting Summary Package for May 2, 2011                  X   ...............  ML111450161
 meeting.
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    You can access publicly available documents related to this notice 
using the following methods:
    NRC's PDR: The public may examine and have copied, for a fee, 
publicly available documents at the NRC's PDR, Public File Area O-1 
G21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 
20852-2738.
    NRC's ADAMS: Publicly available documents created or received at 
the NRC are available online in the NRC Library 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,

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301-415-4737, or by e-mail to pdr.resource@nrc.gov.
    Federal Rulemaking Site: Public comments and supporting materials 
related to this notice can be found at http://www.regulations.gov by 
searching on Docket ID: NRC-2009-0558.
    Availability of Services:
    The NRC provides reasonable accommodations to individuals with 
disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation 
to participate in this meeting (e.g., sign language), or need this 
meeting notice or other information from the meeting in another format, 
please notify the NRC meeting contact, Dennis Andrukat at 301-415-3561 
by July 5, 2011, so that arrangements can be made.
    All expected attendees must register with the NRC meeting contact 
by close of business on July 12, 2011. Attendees must provide their 
full name, company/organization, last four of social security number, 
phone number, acknowledgement of current access to Classified 
Information (minimum ``L'' clearance), and basis for need-to-know in 
order to verify that attendees are cleared for access to the 
information.
    No electronic devices will be allowed in the Commissioners' 
Conference Room during the meeting, this includes cell phones, laptops, 
pagers, PDAs, etc. No food or drink is allowed in the Commissioners' 
Conference Room.
    All attendees are to use the One White Flint North temporary 
entrance located on Marinelli Street. The NRC is accessible to the 
White Flint Metro Station. Visitor parking near the NRC buildings is 
limited. Parking is available at the White Flint Metro Station using 
the Metro Smart Card.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 7th day of June 2011.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Sandra L. Wastler,
Branch Chief, Division of Security Policy, Office of Nuclear Security 
and Incident Response.
[FR Doc. 2011-14666 Filed 6-15-11; 8:45 am]
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