Memorandum of Understanding Between the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Bureau of Land Management, 19540-19541 [2013-07549]

Download as PDF 19540 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 62 / Monday, April 1, 2013 / Notices NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. 50–305; NRC–2013–0056] Dominion Energy Kewaunee, Inc., Kewaunee Power Station PostShutdown Decommissioning Activities Report Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Notice of public meeting and availability of report. AGENCY: pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will conduct a meeting to discuss and accept public comments on the Kewaunee Power Station (KPS) Post-Shutdown Decommissioning Activities Report (PSDAR), Revision 0, on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at 7:00 p.m., DST, in a meeting room at the Kewaunee City Council Chambers, City of Kewaunee offices, 401 Fifth Street, Kewaunee, WI 54216. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Karl Feintuch, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555– 0001; telephone: 301- 415–3079 or email: karl.feintuch@nrc.gov. Background Also pursuant to section 50.82(a)(4)(ii) of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), the NRC provides notice of its receipt on February 28, 2013, of the signed original PSDAR dated February 26, 2013. Kewaunee Power Station began commercial operation in June 1974. On February 25, 2013, Dominion Energy Kewaunee, LLC (DEK, the licensee) provided to the NRC its ‘‘certification of permanent cessation of operations’’ (Cert1) consistent with the requirements of 10 CFR Part 50.4(b)(8) and as described in 10 CFR 50.82(a)(1)(i). Cert1 submitted by DEK stated that the date on which operations will cease at KPS is May 7, 2013. Thereafter, all fuel will be permanently removed from the reactor vessel and placed in the spent fuel pool. Upon completion of the permanent removal of fuel from the reactor vessel, DEK will have met the requirements to submit written certification of permanent fuel removal (Cert2) consistent with the requirements of 10 CFR 50.4(b)(9) and as described in 10 CFR 50.82(a)(1)(ii). Cert1 may be viewed in the NRC’s Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) Accession No. ML13058A065. In a prior communication on November 2, 2012 (ADAMS Accession No. ML12312A018), VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:34 Mar 29, 2013 Jkt 229001 DEK had notified the NRC of its intention to permanently cease power operations at KPS pending completion of a grid stability review by the Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator, Inc. Upon docketing of Cert1 and Cert2, pursuant to 10 CFR 50.82(a)(2), the 10 CFR Part 50 renewed facility operating license for KPS will no longer authorize operation of the reactor or emplacement or retention of fuel in the reactor vessel. Also, pursuant to 10 CFR 50.51, ‘‘Continuation of license,’’ Subpart (b), the facility license remains in effect until the NRC notifies the licensee that the license has been terminated. Further Information The PSDAR, Revision 0, is available for public viewing at the NRC’s Public Document Room (PDR) or electronically through NRC ADAMS at Accession No. ML13063A248. Documents may be examined, and/or copied for a fee, at the PDR, located at One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike (first floor), Rockville, Maryland 20852. Publicly available records will be accessible electronically from the ADAMS Public Library component on the NRC Web site, http://www.nrc.gov (the Public Electronic Reading Room). 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 by email at pdr.resource@nrc.gov. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 21st day of March 2013. For the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Karl D. Feintuch, Acting Chief, Plant Licensing Branch III–1, Division of Operator Reactor Licensing, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. 2013–07470 Filed 3–29–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [NRC–2013–0061] Memorandum of Understanding Between the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Bureau of Land Management Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: Mr. Alan Bjornsen, Project Manager, Environmental Review Branch, Division of Waste Management and FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00097 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Environmental Protection, Office of Federal and State Materials and Environmental Management Programs, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Rockville, Maryland 20852, Telephone: 301–415–1195, fax number: 301–415– 5369; email: Alan.Bjornsen@nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Introduction On February 12, 2013, the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and the Bureau of Land Management, United States Department of the Interior (BLM) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) concerning the development of uranium or thorium resources on BLM administered public lands, including Federal mineral estates. The MOU sets forth the cooperative working relationship between the NRC and the BLM, primarily for the purpose of enhancing each agency’s compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA). In particular, the MOU improves interagency communications, facilitates sharing of special expertise and information, and coordinates the preparation of studies, reports and environmental analyses. The MOU supersedes the original memorandum of understanding entered into between the NRC and the BLM on November 30, 2009. II. Summary The MOU provides a framework for this cooperative relationship and identifies the responsibilities of each agency. The intent of the MOU is to improve interagency communications, facilitate the sharing of special expertise and information, and coordinate the preparation of studies, reports and environmental analyses pertaining to NRC licensing actions that involve BLM administered public lands. The MOU includes provisions that cover compliance with NEPA and Section 106 of the NHPA. The agencies will implement the MOU through periodic coordination meetings between the NRC and BLM management and staff, establishing points of contact at each agency, identifying information gaps that can be filled by each agency, and ensuring that specific environmental and historic preservation issues of interest to each agency are addressed in environmental reviews. To the fullest extent possible, NRC and BLM will participate either as lead agency, co-lead or cooperating agency on the preparation of site-specific environmental review documents. E:\FR\FM\01APN1.SGM 01APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 62 / Monday, April 1, 2013 / Notices III. Further Information Addresses: Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2013–0061 when contacting the NRC about the availability of information regarding this document. You may access information related to this document, which the NRC possesses and are publicly available, using any of the following methods: • Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2013–0061. Address questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301–492–3668; email: Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov. • 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 email to pdr.resource@nrc.gov. The ‘‘Memorandum of Understanding between the Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, an Independent Agency’’ is available electronically under ADAMS Accession Number ML13072A778. Dated at Rockville, Maryland this 22nd day of March, 2013. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Christepher McKenney, Acting Deputy Director, Environmental Protection and Performance Assessment Directorate, Division of Waste Management and Environmental Protection, Office of Federal and State Materials and Environmental Management Programs. [FR Doc. 2013–07549 Filed 3–29–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [NRC–2013–0041] Proposed Revision to Design of Structures, Components, Equipment and Systems Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Standard review plan-draft section revision; extension of comment period. AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:34 Mar 29, 2013 Jkt 229001 SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is extending the comment period of a notice that was published in the Federal Register (FR) on March 1, 2013 (78 FR 13911), that announced the request for comments on the proposed revisions in Chapter 3, ‘‘Design of Structures, Components, Equipment, and Systems;’’ and the request for comment on NUREG–0800, ‘‘Standard Review Plan for the Review of Safety Analysis Reports for Nuclear Power Plants: LWR Edition.’’ The public comment period was scheduled to expire on April 1, 2013; however, several stakeholders requested additional time for review to provide more meaningful comments on the draft staff guidance. In order to allow the public sufficient time to review and comment on the draft staff guidance, the NRC has decided to extend the comment period for the draft guidance document until May 1, 2013. DATES: The comment period has been extended and expires on May 1, 2013. Comments received after this date will be considered if it is practical to do so. The NRC is only able to assure consideration of comments received on or before this date. ADDRESSES: You may access information and comment submissions related to this document, which the NRC possesses and is publicly available, by searching on http://www.regulations.gov under Docket ID NRC–2013–0041. You may submit comments by any of the following methods (unless this document describes a different method for submitting comments on a specific subject): • Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2013–0041. Address questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301–492–3668; email: 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 additional direction on accessing information and submitting comments, see ‘‘Accessing Information and Submitting Comments’’ in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy E. Cubbage, Office of New Reactors, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555– PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 19541 0001; telephone: 301–415–2875, email: Amy.Cubbage@nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Accessing Information and Submitting Comments A. Accessing Information Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2013– 0041 when contacting the NRC about the availability of information regarding this document. You may access information related to this document, which the NRC possesses and are publicly available, by any of the following methods: • Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2013–0041. • NRC’s Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS): You may access publicly available documents online in the NRC Library at http://www.nrc.gov/readingrm/adams.html. To begin the search, select ‘‘ADAMS Public Documents’’ and then select ‘‘Begin Web-based ADAMS Search.’’ For problems with ADAMS, please contact the NRC’s Public Document Room (PDR) reference staff at 1–800–397–4209, 301–415–4737, or by email to pdr.resource@nrc.gov. • NRC’s PDR: You may examine and purchase copies of public documents at the NRC’s PDR, Room O1–F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. B. Submitting Comments Please include Docket ID NRC–2013– 0041 in the subject line of your comment submission, in order to ensure that the NRC is able to make your comment submission available to the public in this docket. The NRC cautions you not to include identifying or contact information that you do not want to be publicly disclosed in you comment submission. The NRC will post all comment submissions at http:// www.regulations.gov as well as enter the comment submissions into ADAMS. The NRC does not routinely edit comment submissions to remove identifying or contact information. If you are requesting or aggregating comments from other persons for submission to the NRC, then you should inform those persons not to include identifying or contact information that they do not want to be publicly disclosed in their comment submission. Your request should state that the NRC does not routinely edit comment submissions to remove such information before making the comment submissions available to the public or E:\FR\FM\01APN1.SGM 01APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 62 (Monday, April 1, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 19540-19541]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-07549]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[NRC-2013-0061]


Memorandum of Understanding Between the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission and the Bureau of Land Management

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Alan Bjornsen, Project Manager, 
Environmental Review Branch, Division of Waste Management and 
Environmental Protection, Office of Federal and State Materials and 
Environmental Management Programs, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Rockville, Maryland 20852, Telephone: 301-415-1195, fax number: 301-
415-5369; email: Alan.Bjornsen@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Introduction

    On February 12, 2013, the United States Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission (NRC) and the Bureau of Land Management, United States 
Department of the Interior (BLM) entered into a Memorandum of 
Understanding (MOU) concerning the development of uranium or thorium 
resources on BLM administered public lands, including Federal mineral 
estates. The MOU sets forth the cooperative working relationship 
between the NRC and the BLM, primarily for the purpose of enhancing 
each agency's compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act 
(NEPA) and Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act 
(NHPA). In particular, the MOU improves interagency communications, 
facilitates sharing of special expertise and information, and 
coordinates the preparation of studies, reports and environmental 
analyses. The MOU supersedes the original memorandum of understanding 
entered into between the NRC and the BLM on November 30, 2009.

II. Summary

    The MOU provides a framework for this cooperative relationship and 
identifies the responsibilities of each agency. The intent of the MOU 
is to improve interagency communications, facilitate the sharing of 
special expertise and information, and coordinate the preparation of 
studies, reports and environmental analyses pertaining to NRC licensing 
actions that involve BLM administered public lands. The MOU includes 
provisions that cover compliance with NEPA and Section 106 of the NHPA. 
The agencies will implement the MOU through periodic coordination 
meetings between the NRC and BLM management and staff, establishing 
points of contact at each agency, identifying information gaps that can 
be filled by each agency, and ensuring that specific environmental and 
historic preservation issues of interest to each agency are addressed 
in environmental reviews. To the fullest extent possible, NRC and BLM 
will participate either as lead agency, co-lead or cooperating agency 
on the preparation of site-specific environmental review documents.

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III. Further Information

    Addresses: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2013-0061 when contacting 
the NRC about the availability of information regarding this document. 
You may access information related to this document, which the NRC 
possesses and are publicly available, using any of the following 
methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2013-0061. Address 
questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301-492-
3668; email: Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov.
     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 email to 
pdr.resource@nrc.gov. The ``Memorandum of Understanding between the 
Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior and the Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission, an Independent Agency'' is available 
electronically under ADAMS Accession Number ML13072A778.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland this 22nd day of March, 2013.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Christepher McKenney,
Acting Deputy Director, Environmental Protection and Performance 
Assessment Directorate, Division of Waste Management and Environmental 
Protection, Office of Federal and State Materials and Environmental 
Management Programs.
[FR Doc. 2013-07549 Filed 3-29-13; 8:45 am]
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