Draft Policy Statement on Volume Reduction and Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management, 58543-58544 [2011-24226]

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Tremaine Donnell, NRC Clearance Officer, Office of Information Services. [FR Doc. 2011–24165 Filed 9–20–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [NRC–2011–0183] Draft Policy Statement on Volume Reduction and Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management 58543 Information’’ in the SUPPLEMENTARY 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–2011–0183. Address questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher, telephone: 301–492–3668; e-mail: Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov. Mail comments to: Cindy Bladey, Chief, Rules, Announcements, and Directives Branch (RADB), Office of Administration, Mail Stop: TWB–05– B01M, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555– 0001. Fax comments to: RADB at 301–492– 3446. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Donald Lowman, Office of Federal and State Materials and Environmental Management Programs, Division of Waste Management and Environmental Protection, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555– 0001, telephone: 301–415–5452, e-mail: Donald.Lowman@nrc.gov. INFORMATION SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Reopening of comment period. Submitting Comments and Accessing Information On August 15, 2011 (76 FR 50500), the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) published for public comment a draft Policy Statement on Volume Reduction and Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management that updates the 1981 Policy Statement on Low-Level Waste Volume Reduction. The revised Policy Statement acknowledges that volume reduction continues to be important, but that riskinformed, performance-based approaches to managing waste are also needed to safely manage Low-Level Radioactive Waste. The public comment period closed on September 14, 2011. The NRC has decided to reopen the comment period until October 14, 2011, in response to a request from advocacy groups. DATES: The comment period has been reopened and expires on October 14, 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–2011–0183 in the subject line of your comments. For additional instructions on submitting comments and instructions on accessing documents related to this action, see ‘‘Submitting comments and Accessing 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. 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Reopening Comment Period The NRC is reopening the comment period for the draft Policy Statement on Volume Reduction and Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management in response to a combined request from Nuclear Information & Resource Service, HEAL UTAH, Sierra Club Nuclear Issues Action Team, Tennessee Sierra Club, South Carolina Sierra Club, Military Toxics Project, Tennessee Environmental Council, We The People, Inc. of the US, Institute for Energy and Environmental Research, Friends of the Earth, SEED Coalition, Public Citizen TX, and Citizens to ENDIT—End Nuclear Dumping in Tennessee. The comment period will close on October 14, 2011. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 14th day of September, 2011. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Janelle Jessie, Acting Chief, Low-Level Waste Branch, Division of Waste Management and Environmental Protection, Office of Federal and State Materials and Environmental Management Programs. [FR Doc. 2011–24226 Filed 9–20–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. A2011–71; Order No. 855] Post Office Closing Postal Regulatory Commission. Notice. AGENCY: wreier-aviles on DSK7SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES ACTION: This document informs the public that an appeal of the closing of the Latham, Missouri post office has been filed. It identifies preliminary steps and provides a procedural schedule. Publication of this document will allow the Postal Service, petitioner, and others to take appropriate action. SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:20 Sep 20, 2011 Jkt 223001 Administrative record due (from Postal Service): September 28, 2011; deadline for notices to intervene: October 11, 2011. See the Procedural Schedule in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for other dates of interest. ADDRESSES: Submit comments electronically by accessing the ‘‘Filing Online’’ link in the banner at the top of the Commission’s Web site (http:// www.prc.gov) or by directly accessing the Commission’s Filing Online system at https://www.prc.gov/prc-pages/filingonline/login.aspx. Commenters who cannot submit their views electronically should contact the person identified in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section as the source for case-related information for advice on alternatives to electronic filing. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephen L. Sharfman, General Counsel, at 202–789–6820 (case-related information) or DocketAdmins@prc.gov (electronic filing assistance). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 404(d), on September 13, 2011, the Commission received a petition for review of the Postal Service’s determination to close the Latham post office in Latham, Missouri. The petition was filed by Deanna Cook on behalf of The Tipton Latham Bank (Petitioner) and is postmarked September 2, 2011. The Commission hereby institutes a proceeding under 39 U.S.C. 404(d)(5) and establishes Docket No. A2011–71 to consider Petitioner’s appeal. If Petitioner would like to further explain her position with supplemental information or facts, Petitioner may either file a Participant Statement on PRC Form 61 or file a brief with the Commission no later than October 18, 2011. Categories of issues apparently raised. Petitioner contends that the Postal Service failed to consider the effect of the closing on the community. See 39 U.S.C. 404(d)(2)(A)(i). After the Postal Service files the administrative record and the Commission reviews it, the Commission may find that there are more legal issues than the one set forth above, or that the Postal Service’s determination disposes of one or more of those issues. The deadline for the Postal Service to file the applicable administrative record with the Commission is September 28, 2011. See 39 CFR 3001.113. In addition, the due date for any responsive pleading by the Postal Service to this Notice is September 28, 2011. Availability; Web site posting. The Commission has posted the appeal and DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 supporting material on its Web site at http://www.prc.gov. Additional filings in this case and participants’ submissions also will be posted on the Commission’s Web site, if provided in electronic format or amenable to conversion, and not subject to a valid protective order. Information on how to use the Commission’s Web site is available online or by contacting the Commission’s webmaster via telephone at 202–789–6873 or via electronic mail at prc-webmaster@prc.gov. The appeal and all related documents are also available for public inspection in the Commission’s docket section. Docket section hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., eastern time, Monday through Friday, except on Federal government holidays. Docket section personnel may be contacted via electronic mail at prcdockets@prc.gov or via telephone at 202–789–6846. Filing of documents. All filings of documents in this case shall be made using the Internet (Filing Online) pursuant to Commission rules 9(a) and 10(a) at the Commission’s Web site, http://www.prc.gov, unless a waiver is obtained. See 39 CFR 3001.9(a) and 3001.10(a). Instructions for obtaining an account to file documents online may be found on the Commission’s Web site or by contacting the Commission’s docket section at prc-dockets@prc.gov or via telephone at 202–789–6846. The Commission reserves the right to redact personal information which may infringe on an individual’s privacy rights from documents filed in this proceeding. Intervention. Persons, other than Petitioner and respondent, wishing to be heard in this matter are directed to file a notice of intervention. See 39 CFR 3001.111(b). Notices of intervention in this case are to be filed on or before October 11, 2011. A notice of intervention shall be filed using the Internet (Filing Online) at the Commission’s Web site unless a waiver is obtained for hardcopy filing. See 39 CFR 3001.9(a) and 3001.10(a). Further procedures. By statute, the Commission is required to issue its decision within 120 days from the date it receives the appeal. See 39 U.S.C. 404(d)(5). A procedural schedule has been developed to accommodate this statutory deadline. In the interest of expedition, in light of the 120-day decision schedule, the Commission may request the Postal Service or other participants to submit information or memoranda of law on any appropriate issue. As required by the Commission rules, if any motions are filed, responses are due 7 days after any such motion is filed. 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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 183 (Wednesday, September 21, 2011)]
[Notices]
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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

 [NRC-2011-0183]


Draft Policy Statement on Volume Reduction and Low-Level 
Radioactive Waste Management

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Reopening of comment period.

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SUMMARY: On August 15, 2011 (76 FR 50500), the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission (NRC) published for public comment a draft Policy Statement 
on Volume Reduction and Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management that 
updates the 1981 Policy Statement on Low-Level Waste Volume Reduction. 
The revised Policy Statement acknowledges that volume reduction 
continues to be important, but that risk-informed, performance-based 
approaches to managing waste are also needed to safely manage Low-Level 
Radioactive Waste. The public comment period closed on September 14, 
2011. The NRC has decided to reopen the comment period until October 
14, 2011, in response to a request from advocacy groups.

DATES: The comment period has been reopened and expires on October 14, 
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-2011-0183 in the subject line 
of your comments. For additional instructions on submitting comments 
and 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-2011-0183. Address 
questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher, telephone: 301-492-
3668; e-mail: Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov.
    Mail comments to: Cindy Bladey, Chief, Rules, Announcements, and 
Directives Branch (RADB), Office of Administration, Mail Stop: TWB-05-
B01M, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001.
    Fax comments to: RADB at 301-492-3446.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Donald Lowman, Office of Federal and 
State Materials and Environmental Management Programs, Division of 
Waste Management and Environmental Protection, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, telephone: 301-415-5452, e-mail: 
Donald.Lowman@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 notice 
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, O1-
F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 
20852.
    NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS): 
Publicly available documents created or received at the NRC are 
available online in the NRC Library at http://

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www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. From this page, the public can gain 
entry into ADAMS, which provides text and image files of the 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. The draft Policy Statement is available 
electronically under ADAMS Accession Number ML112060294.
    Federal Rulemaking Web Site: Public comments and supporting 
materials related to this notice can be found at http://www.regulations.gov by searching on Docket ID NRC-2011-0183.

Reopening Comment Period

    The NRC is reopening the comment period for the draft Policy 
Statement on Volume Reduction and Low-Level Radioactive Waste 
Management in response to a combined request from Nuclear Information & 
Resource Service, HEAL UTAH, Sierra Club Nuclear Issues Action Team, 
Tennessee Sierra Club, South Carolina Sierra Club, Military Toxics 
Project, Tennessee Environmental Council, We The People, Inc. of the 
US, Institute for Energy and Environmental Research, Friends of the 
Earth, SEED Coalition, Public Citizen TX, and Citizens to ENDIT--End 
Nuclear Dumping in Tennessee. The comment period will close on October 
14, 2011.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 14th day of September, 2011.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Janelle Jessie,
Acting Chief, Low-Level Waste Branch, Division of Waste Management and 
Environmental Protection, Office of Federal and State Materials and 
Environmental Management Programs.
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