Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 42555-42556 [2013-16989]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 136 / Tuesday, July 16, 2013 / Notices financial and commercial information given in confidence to the agency by grant applicants, the meetings will be closed to the public pursuant to sections 552b(c)(4) and 552b(c)(6) of Title 5 U.S.C., as amended. I have made this determination pursuant to the authority granted me by the Chairman’s Delegation of Authority to Close Advisory Committee Meetings dated July 19, 1993. objects to be indemnified, and the methods of transportation and security measures confidential, the meeting will be closed to the public pursuant to section 552b(c)(4) of Title 5 U.S.C., as amended. I have made this determination under the authority granted me by the Chairman’s Delegation of Authority to Close Advisory Committee Meetings dated July 19, 1993. Dated: July 9, 2013. Lisette Voyatzis, Committee Management Officer. Dated: July 9, 2013. Lisette Voyatzis, Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–16902 Filed 7–15–13; 8:45 am] [FR Doc. 2013–16901 Filed 7–15–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7536–01–P BILLING CODE 7536–01–P NATIONAL FOUNDATION ON THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities, Arts and Artifacts Indemnity Panel Advisory Committee Meeting [Docket No. NRC–2013–0131] National Endowment for the Humanities. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:49 Jul 15, 2013 Jkt 229001 Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Notice of pending NRC action to submit an information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and solicitation of public comment. AGENCY: Pursuant to section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App.), notice is hereby given that the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities will hold a meeting of the Arts and Artifacts Domestic Indemnity Panel. The purpose of the meeting is for panel review, discussion, evaluation, and recommendation of applications for Certificates of Indemnity submitted to the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities, for exhibitions beginning on or after October 1, 2013. DATES: The meeting will be held on Monday, August 5, 2013, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Old Post Office Building, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20506, in Room 730. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lisette Voyatzis, Committee Management Officer, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20506, or call (202) 606–8322. Hearing-impaired individuals are advised that information on this matter may be obtained by contacting the National Endowment for the Humanities’ TDD terminal at (202) 606–8282. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Because the meeting will consider proprietary financial and commercial data provided in confidence by indemnity applicants, and material that is likely to disclose trade secrets or other privileged or confidential information, and because it is important to keep the values of SUMMARY: Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) invites public comment about our intention to request the OMB’s approval for renewal of an existing information collection that is summarized below. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Information pertaining to the requirement to be submitted: 1. The title of the information collection: 10 CFR Part 52, ‘‘Licenses, Certifications, and Approvals for Nuclear Power Plants.’’ 2. Current OMB approval number: 3150–0151. 3. How often the collection is required: Whenever applications are made for early site permits (ESPs), standard design certifications (SDCs), combined licenses (COLs), standard design approvals (SDAs), or manufacturing licenses (MLs); at certain intervals after receipt of a COL; and every 10 to 20 years for applications for renewal. 4. Who is required or asked to report: Designers of commercial nuclear power plants (NPPs), electric power companies, and any person eligible under the Atomic Energy Act to apply for ESPs, SDCs, COLs, or MLs. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 42555 5. The number of annual respondents: 20. 6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 199,169 (194,867 reporting, 4,302 recordkeeping). 7. Abstract: Part 52 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), establishes requirements for the granting of ESPs, certifications of standard NPP designs, and licenses which combine in a single license a construction permit, and an operating license with conditions, OLs, MLs, SDAs, and preapplication reviews of site suitability issues. Part 52 also establishes requirements for renewal of those approvals, permits, certifications, and licenses; amendments to them; exemptions from certifications; and variances from ESPs. NRC uses the information collected to assess the adequacy and suitability of an applicant’s site, plant design, construction, training and experience, plans and procedures for the protection of public health and safety. The NRC review of such information and the findings derived from that information form the basis of NRC decisions and actions concerning the issuance, modification or revocation of site permits, DCs, COLs, and MLs for NPPs. Submit, by September 16, 2013, comments that address the following questions: 1. Is the proposed collection of information necessary for the NRC to properly perform its functions? Does the information have practical utility? 2. Is the burden estimate accurate? 3. Is there a way to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected? 4. How can the burden of the information collection be minimized, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology? The public may examine and have copied for a fee publicly available documents, including the draft supporting statement, at the NRC’s Public Document Room, Room O–1F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. The OMB clearance requests are available at the NRC’s Web site: http://www.nrc.gov/ public-involve/doc-comment/omb/. The document will be available on the NRC home page site for 60 days after the signature date of this notice. Comments submitted in writing or in electronic form will be made available for public inspection. 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 E:\FR\FM\16JYN1.SGM 16JYN1 42556 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 136 / Tuesday, July 16, 2013 / Notices do not want to be publicly disclosed. Comments submitted should reference Docket No. NRC–2013–0131. You may submit your comments by any of the following methods: Electronic comments: Go to http:// www.regulations.gov and search for Docket No. NRC–2013–0131. Mail comments to the NRC Clearance Officer, Tremaine Donnell (T–5 F53), U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001. Questions about the information collection requirements may be directed to the NRC Clearance Officer, Tremaine Donnell (T–5 F53), U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001; telephone: 301–415– 6258, email: INFOCOLLECTS.Resource@NRC.GOV. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 10th day of July, 2013. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Tremaine Donnell, NRC Clearance Officer, Office of Information Services. [FR Doc. 2013–16989 Filed 7–15–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket Nos. 50–309 and 72–30; NRC–2013– 0156] Maine Yankee Atomic Power Company; Maine Yankee Atomic Power Plant Issuance of Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact Regarding an Exemption Request Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Issuance of environmental assessment and finding of no significant impact. AGENCY: John Goshen, Project Manager, Division of Spent Fuel Storage and Transportation, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555. Telephone: 301–287–9250, Fax number: 301–287–9341; Email: John.Goshen@nrc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES 1.0 Introduction On November 23, 2011, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued a final rule amending certain emergency planning (EP) requirements in the regulations that govern domestic licensing of production and utilization facilities (76 FR 72560; November 23, 2011) (EP Final Rule). The EP Final Rule was effective on December 23, 2011, VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:49 Jul 15, 2013 Jkt 229001 with various implementation dates for each of the rule changes. Maine Yankee Atomic Power Company (MYAPC) is holder of Facility Operating License DPR–36 for the Maine Yankee Atomic Power Plant (MY). The license, issued pursuant to the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, and part 50 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), allows MY to possess and store spent nuclear fuel at the permanently shut down and decommissioned facility under the provision of 10 CFR part 72, subpart K, ‘‘General License for Storage of Spent Fuel at Power Reactor Sites.’’ In a letter dated August 7, 1997 (Agencywide Document Access and Management System (ADAMS) Legacy Accession No. 9708140225), MYAPC informed the NRC that the MY facility had permanently ceased power operations and fuel had been removed from the reactor and placed in the fuel pool. After ceasing operations at the reactor, MYAPC began transferring spent nuclear fuel from the spent fuel pool to the MY independent spent fuel storage installation (ISFSI) for long- term dry storage. These activities were completed in 2004, and final decommissioning of the reactor site was completed in 2005. The MY ISFSI is a vertical dry cask storage facility for spent nuclear fuel. The ISFSI is located on approximately three acres of land that was not released for unrestricted use after completion of decommissioning of the reactor (ADAMS Accession No. ML052380223). On June 8, 2012, MYAPC submitted a letter, ‘‘Request for Exemption to Revised Emergency Planning Regulations’’ (ADAMS Accession No. ML12172A298 *), requesting exemption from specific EP requirements of 10 CFR 50.47 and Appendix E to 10 CFR part 50 for the MY ISFSI. MYAPC states that this exemption request and its impact on the corresponding emergency plan: (1) Is authorized by law; (2) will not present an undue risk to the public health and safety; and (3) is consistent with the common defense and security in accordance with 10 CFR 50.12. MYAPC states that its intent in submitting this exemption request is to maintain the regulatory structure in place prior to issuance of the EP Final Rule and, therefore, does not propose any changes to the emergency plan or implementing procedures other than simple regulatory reference changes that can be implemented under 10 CFR 50.54(q). * Document contains sensitive security related information and is not publically available. PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2.0 Discussion On August 7, 1997, MYAPC notified the NRC that it had decided to cease operating MY. On November 6, 1997 (ADAMS Legacy Accession No. 9711130334), MYAPC requested an exemption from the provisions of 10 CFR 50.54(q) that required emergency plans to meet all of the standards of 10 CFR 50.47(b) and all of the requirements of Appendix E to 10 CFR part 50 so that the licensee would have to meet only certain EP standards and requirements. Additionally, MYAPC requested approval of a proposed MY Defueled Emergency Plan (DEP) that proposed to meet those limited standards and requirements. The NRC approved the requested exemption and the DEP on September 3, 1998 (ADAMS Legacy Accession No. 9809140214). The safety evaluation report (SER) established EP requirements for MY as documented in the DEP. The NRC staff concluded that the licensee’s emergency plan was acceptable in view of the greatly reduced offsite radiological consequences associated with the decommissioning plant status. The staff found that the postulated dose to the general public from any reasonably conceivable accident would not exceed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Protective Action Guides (PAGs), and for the bounding accident, the length of time available to respond to a loss of spent fuel cooling or reduction in water level gave confidence that offsite measures for the public could be taken without preparation. On August 28, 2002 (ADAMS Accession No. ML022550037 *), the DEP was revised under 10 CFR 50.54(q) to include an emergency plan specific to the onsite ISFSI as the licensee commenced moving spent nuclear fuel to the ISFSI. This ISFSI Emergency Plan was included as an Attachment III to the DEP. According to MYAPC, the power plant buildings have been dismantled and the materials to be removed have been shipped offsite. As part of completing decommissioning, all spent nuclear fuel and greater than class C waste was ultimately transferred to the ISFSI in February 2004. On September 27, 2004 (ADAMS Accession No. ML042790408 *), the DEP was revised under 10 CFR 50.54(q) to reflect that all spent nuclear fuel had been transferred into the ISFSI, the Spent Fuel Pool was drained, and all evolutions that could produce a radiological event serious enough to trigger the declaration of an emergency at the plant have been completed. E:\FR\FM\16JYN1.SGM 16JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 136 (Tuesday, July 16, 2013)]
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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket No. NRC-2013-0131]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of pending NRC action to submit an information 
collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and 
solicitation of public comment.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) invites public 
comment about our intention to request the OMB's approval for renewal 
of an existing information collection that is summarized below. We are 
required to publish this notice in the Federal Register under the 
provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 
35).
    Information pertaining to the requirement to be submitted:
    1. The title of the information collection: 10 CFR Part 52, 
``Licenses, Certifications, and Approvals for Nuclear Power Plants.''
    2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0151.
    3. How often the collection is required: Whenever applications are 
made for early site permits (ESPs), standard design certifications 
(SDCs), combined licenses (COLs), standard design approvals (SDAs), or 
manufacturing licenses (MLs); at certain intervals after receipt of a 
COL; and every 10 to 20 years for applications for renewal.
    4. Who is required or asked to report: Designers of commercial 
nuclear power plants (NPPs), electric power companies, and any person 
eligible under the Atomic Energy Act to apply for ESPs, SDCs, COLs, or 
MLs.
    5. The number of annual respondents: 20.
    6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement 
or request: 199,169 (194,867 reporting, 4,302 recordkeeping).
    7. Abstract: Part 52 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations 
(10 CFR), establishes requirements for the granting of ESPs, 
certifications of standard NPP designs, and licenses which combine in a 
single license a construction permit, and an operating license with 
conditions, OLs, MLs, SDAs, and preapplication reviews of site 
suitability issues. Part 52 also establishes requirements for renewal 
of those approvals, permits, certifications, and licenses; amendments 
to them; exemptions from certifications; and variances from ESPs. NRC 
uses the information collected to assess the adequacy and suitability 
of an applicant's site, plant design, construction, training and 
experience, plans and procedures for the protection of public health 
and safety. The NRC review of such information and the findings derived 
from that information form the basis of NRC decisions and actions 
concerning the issuance, modification or revocation of site permits, 
DCs, COLs, and MLs for NPPs.
    Submit, by September 16, 2013, comments that address the following 
questions:
    1. Is the proposed collection of information necessary for the NRC 
to properly perform its functions? Does the information have practical 
utility?
    2. Is the burden estimate accurate?
    3. Is there a way to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of 
the information to be collected?
    4. How can the burden of the information collection be minimized, 
including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of 
information technology?
    The public may examine and have copied for a fee publicly available 
documents, including the draft supporting statement, at the NRC's 
Public Document Room, Room O-1F21, One White Flint North, 11555 
Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. The OMB clearance requests 
are available at the NRC's Web site: http://www.nrc.gov/public-involve/doc-comment/omb/.
    The document will be available on the NRC home page site for 60 
days after the signature date of this notice. Comments submitted in 
writing or in electronic form will be made available for public 
inspection. 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

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do not want to be publicly disclosed. Comments submitted should 
reference Docket No. NRC-2013-0131. You may submit your comments by any 
of the following methods: Electronic comments: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket No. NRC-2013-0131. Mail 
comments to the NRC Clearance Officer, Tremaine Donnell (T-5 F53), U.S. 
Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001. Questions 
about the information collection requirements may be directed to the 
NRC Clearance Officer, Tremaine Donnell (T-5 F53), U.S. Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001; telephone: 301-415-
6258, email: INFOCOLLECTS.Resource@NRC.GOV.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 10th day of July, 2013.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Tremaine Donnell,
NRC Clearance Officer, Office of Information Services.
[FR Doc. 2013-16989 Filed 7-15-13; 8:45 am]
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