State of Georgia Relinquishment of Sealed Source and Device Evaluation and Approval Authority, 52219 [2013-20494]

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[FR Doc. 2013–20473 Filed 8–21–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7555–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [NRC–2013–0196] State of Georgia Relinquishment of Sealed Source and Device Evaluation and Approval Authority Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Relinquishment of state regulatory authority and reassertion of NRC authority. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that effective August 20, 2013, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has assumed regulatory authority to evaluate and approve sealed source and device (SS&D) applications in the State of Georgia and approved the Governor of the State of Georgia’s request to relinquish this authority. DATES: The NRC has assumed regulatory authority for evaluating and approving sealed source and device applications on August 20, 2013. ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2013–0196 when contacting the NRC about the availability of information regarding this document. You may access publicly-available information related to this document using any of the following methods: tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:07 Aug 21, 2013 Jkt 229001 • Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2013–0196. Address questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301–287–3422; email: Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov. For technical questions, contact the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document. • 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/ reading-rm/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. The ADAMS accession number for each document referenced in this document (if that document is available in ADAMS) is provided the first time that a document is referenced. • 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephen Poy, Office of Federal and State Materials and Environmental Management Programs, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001; telephone: 301–415– 7135; email: Stephen.Poy@nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 274b. of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 as amended (AEA), provides the NRC authority to enter into agreements with States so they can assume, and the NRC can relinquish regulatory authority over, specified AEA radioactive materials and activities. On December 15, 1969, Georgia entered into a Section 274b. 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PO 00000 Frm 00093 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 52219 The Governor of Georgia stated that it has become increasingly challenging for Georgia to recruit and retain the personnel necessary to perform the specialized SS&D activities, and concluded that it is in the best interest of the State to return regulatory authority to evaluate and approve SS&D applications to the NRC in order to focus more attention and resources on the primary areas of the State’s radioactive materials program. The State of Georgia currently has 15 manufacturers with 77 active SS&D sheets in the national registry. The Commission approved the request (ADAMS Accession No. ML13219A293) and has notified the State of Georgia that effective August 20, 2013, the NRC has assumed authority to evaluate and approve sealed source and device applications within the State (ADAMS Accession No. ML13221A153). 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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 163 (Thursday, August 22, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Page 52219]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-20494]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[NRC-2013-0196]


State of Georgia Relinquishment of Sealed Source and Device 
Evaluation and Approval Authority

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Relinquishment of state regulatory authority and reassertion of 
NRC authority.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that effective August 20, 2013, the 
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has assumed regulatory 
authority to evaluate and approve sealed source and device (SS&D) 
applications in the State of Georgia and approved the Governor of the 
State of Georgia's request to relinquish this authority.

DATES: The NRC has assumed regulatory authority for evaluating and 
approving sealed source and device applications on August 20, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2013-0196 when contacting the 
NRC about the availability of information regarding this document. You 
may access publicly-available information related to this document 
using any of the following methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2013-0196. Address 
questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301-287-
3422; email: Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov. For technical questions, contact 
the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of 
this document.
     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/reading-rm/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. The ADAMS accession number 
for each document referenced in this document (if that document is 
available in ADAMS) is provided the first time that a document is 
referenced.
     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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephen Poy, Office of Federal and 
State Materials and Environmental Management Programs, U.S. Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001; telephone: 301-415-
7135; email: Stephen.Poy@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 274b. of the Atomic Energy Act of 
1954 as amended (AEA), provides the NRC authority to enter into 
agreements with States so they can assume, and the NRC can relinquish 
regulatory authority over, specified AEA radioactive materials and 
activities. On December 15, 1969, Georgia entered into a Section 274b. 
Agreement with the Atomic Energy Commission (the predecessor regulatory 
agency to the NRC) to regulate source, byproduct, and special nuclear 
material in quantities not sufficient to form a critical mass. 
Currently, the State of Georgia has an Agreement with the NRC which 
recognizes the State's regulatory authority to evaluate and approve 
SS&D applications.
    On June 5, 2013, the NRC received a letter from Georgia Governor 
Nathan Deal (ADAMS Accession No. ML13165A092) requesting to relinquish 
the State's regulatory authority to evaluate and approve SS&D 
applications, and asking the NRC to assume regulatory authority over 
this program.
    The Governor of Georgia stated that it has become increasingly 
challenging for Georgia to recruit and retain the personnel necessary 
to perform the specialized SS&D activities, and concluded that it is in 
the best interest of the State to return regulatory authority to 
evaluate and approve SS&D applications to the NRC in order to focus 
more attention and resources on the primary areas of the State's 
radioactive materials program. The State of Georgia currently has 15 
manufacturers with 77 active SS&D sheets in the national registry.
    The Commission approved the request (ADAMS Accession No. 
ML13219A293) and has notified the State of Georgia that effective 
August 20, 2013, the NRC has assumed authority to evaluate and approve 
sealed source and device applications within the State (ADAMS Accession 
No. ML13221A153).
    The State of Georgia will retain authority to regulate the 
manufacture and use of sealed sources and devices within the State in 
accordance with its Section 274b. Agreement with the NRC.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 16th day of August, 2013.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Mark A. Satorius,
Director, Office of Federal and State Materials, and Environmental 
Management Programs.
[FR Doc. 2013-20494 Filed 8-21-13; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 7590-01-P