Onsite Emergency Response Capabilities, 63901-63902 [2013-24879]

Download as PDF 63901 Proposed Rules Federal Register Vol. 78, No. 207 Friday, October 25, 2013 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 50 and 55 [NRC–2012–0031] RIN 3150–AJ11 Onsite Emergency Response Capabilities Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Regulatory basis. AGENCY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is making available a regulatory basis document to support the potential amendment of its regulations concerning nuclear power plant licensees’ onsite emergency response capabilities. The NRC is not seeking public comments on this document. The issuance of this regulatory basis document is one of the actions stemming from the NRC’s lessons-learned efforts associated with the March 2011 Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant accident in Japan. DATES: At this time, the NRC is not soliciting formal public comments on this document. There will be an opportunity for formal public comment on the proposed rule when it is published in the Federal Register. ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2012–0031 when contacting the NRC about the availability of information for this document. You may access information related to this document by any of the following methods: • Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2012–0031. Address questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301–287–3422; email: Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov. For technical questions, please 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 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:00 Oct 24, 2013 Jkt 232001 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. 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: Stewart Schneider, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001; telephone: 301–415– 4123; email: Stewart.Schneider@nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background II. Publicly Available Documents III. Non-Concurrence IV. Plain Writing III. Non-Concurrence I. Background As the NRC continues its ongoing proposed rulemaking effort to amend portions of Parts 50 and 55 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) to strengthen and integrate onsite emergency response capabilities, the NRC is making documents publicly available on the Federal rulemaking Web site, www.regulations.gov, under Docket ID NRC–2012–0031. By making these documents publicly available, the NRC seeks to inform stakeholders of the current status of the NRC’s rulemaking development activities and to provide preparatory material for future public meetings. II. Publicly Available Documents The NRC has posted on www.regulations.gov for public availability the regulatory basis to strengthen and integrate onsite emergency response capabilities. This regulatory basis documents the reasons why the NRC determined rulemaking was the appropriate course of action to enhance regulatory requirements. In addition, the NRC has posted preliminary proposed rule language PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 related to this rulemaking as Appendix C of the regulatory basis. This preliminary proposed rule language contains one portion of the NRC’s proposed changes. This language does not represent a final NRC staff position nor has it been reviewed by the Commission. Therefore, the preliminary proposed rule language may undergo significant revision during the rulemaking process. The NRC is not requesting formal public comments on the regulatory basis or the preliminary proposed rule language. The NRC may post additional materials, including other preliminary proposed rule language, to the Federal rulemaking Web site at www.regulations.gov, under Docket ID NRC–2012–0031. The Federal rulemaking Web site allows you to receive alerts when changes or additions occur in a docket folder. To subscribe: (1) Navigate to the docket folder (NRC– 2012–0031); (2) click the ‘‘Email Alert’’ link; and (3) enter your email address and select how frequently you would like to receive emails (daily, weekly, or monthly). Several NRC staff members did not agree with some content of the regulatory basis and submitted nonconcurrences on this document. In accordance with the NRC’s nonconcurrence process, NRC management and staff worked to address the staff members’ concerns, and documentation of the non-concurrences can be found at Accession Nos. ML13269A322 and ML13269A327. The non-concurrence issues were assessed, and the regulatory basis was revised to address the staff members’ concerns. As a result, four of the staff members concurred, and one staff member reaffirmed his nonconcurrence. IV. Plain Writing The Plain Writing Act of 2010, (Pub. L. 111–274) requires Federal agencies to write documents in a clear, concise, well-organized manner that also follows other best practices appropriate to the subject or field and the intended audience. Although regulations are exempt under the Act, the NRC is applying the same principles to its rulemaking documents. Therefore, the NRC has written this document, including the preliminary proposed rule E:\FR\FM\25OCP1.SGM 25OCP1 63902 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 207 / Friday, October 25, 2013 / Proposed Rules language, to be consistent with the Plain Writing Act. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 1st day of October, 2013. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Lawrence E. Kokajko, Director, Division of Policy and Rulemaking, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. 2013–24879 Filed 10–24–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 25 [Docket No. FAA–2012–0772; Notice No. 25– 13–05–SC] Special Conditions: Embraer S.A., Model EMB–550 Airplanes; Flight Envelope Protection: Normal Load Factor (g) Limiting Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed special conditions. AGENCY: This action proposes special conditions for the Embraer S.A. Model EMB–550 airplane. This airplane will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with an electronic flight control system that prevents the pilot from inadvertently or intentionally exceeding the positive or negative airplane limit load factor. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These proposed special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards. DATES: Send your comments on or before December 9, 2013. ADDRESSES: Send comments identified by docket number FAA–2013–0772 using any of the following methods: • Federal eRegulations Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/ and follow the online instructions for sending your comments electronically. • Mail: Send comments to Docket Operations, M–30, U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W12–140, West Building Ground Floor, Washington, DC 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery or Courier: Take comments to Docket Operations in Room W12–140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 8 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:00 Oct 24, 2013 Jkt 232001 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. • Fax: Fax comments to Docket Operations at 202–493–2251. Privacy: The FAA will post all comments it receives, without change, to http://www.regulations.gov/, including any personal information the commenter provides. Using the search function of the docket Web site, anyone can find and read the electronic form of all comments received into any FAA docket, including the name of the individual sending the comment (or signing the comment for an association, business, labor union, etc.). DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement can be found in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477–19478), as well as at http://DocketsInfo.dot. gov/. Docket: Background documents or comments received may be read at http://www.regulations.gov/at any time. Follow the online instructions for accessing the docket or go to the Docket Operations in Room W12–140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joe Jacobsen, FAA, Airplane and Flight Crew Interface Branch, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, Washington 98057–3356; telephone 425–227–2011; facsimile 425–227–1149. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments Invited We invite interested people to take part in this rulemaking by sending written comments, data, or views. The most helpful comments reference a specific portion of the special conditions, explain the reason for any recommended change, and include supporting data. We will consider all comments we receive on or before the closing date for comments. We may change these special conditions based on the comments we receive. Background On May 14, 2009, Embraer S.A. applied for a type certificate for its new Model EMB–550 airplane. The Model EMB–550 airplane is the first of a new family of jet airplanes designed for corporate flight, fractional, charter, and private owner operations. The airplane has a conventional configuration with low wing and T-tail empennage. The primary structure is metal with composite empennage and control PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 surfaces. The Model EMB–550 airplane is designed for 8 passengers, with a maximum of 12 passengers. It is equipped with two Honeywell HTF7500–E medium bypass ratio turbofan engines mounted on aft fuselage pylons. Each engine produces approximately 6,540 pounds of thrust for normal takeoff. The primary flight controls consist of hydraulically powered fly-by-wire elevators, ailerons, and rudders controlled by the pilot or copilot sidestick. The design of the electronic flight control system for the Model EMB–550 airplane incorporates normal load factor limiting on a full time basis that prevents the flight crew from inadvertently or intentionally exceeding the positive or negative airplane limit load factor. This feature is considered novel and unusual in that the current regulations do not provide standards for maneuverability and controllability evaluations for such systems. Type Certification Basis Under the provisions of Title 14, Federal Code of Regulations (14 CFR) 21.17, Embraer S.A. must show that the Model EMB–550 airplane meets the applicable provisions of part 25, as amended by Amendments 25–1 through 25–127 thereto. If the Administrator finds that the applicable airworthiness regulations (i.e., 14 CFR part 25) do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for the Model EMB–550 airplane because of a novel or unusual design feature, special conditions are prescribed under the provisions of § 21.16. Special conditions are initially applicable to the model for which they are issued. Should the type certificate for that model be amended later to include any other model that incorporates the same or similar novel or unusual design feature, the special conditions would also apply to the other model under § 21.101. In addition to the applicable airworthiness regulations and special conditions, the Model EMB–550 airplane must comply with the fuel vent and exhaust emission requirements of 14 CFR part 34 and the noise certification requirements of 14 CFR part 36 and the FAA must issue a finding of regulatory adequacy under § 611 of Public Law 92–574, the ‘‘Noise Control Act of 1972.’’ The FAA issues special conditions, as defined in 14 CFR 11.19, in accordance with § 11.38, and they become part of the type-certification basis under § 21.17(a)(2). E:\FR\FM\25OCP1.SGM 25OCP1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 207 (Friday, October 25, 2013)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 63901-63902]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-24879]


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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. 78, No. 207 / Friday, October 25, 2013 / 
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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

10 CFR Parts 50 and 55

[NRC-2012-0031]
RIN 3150-AJ11


Onsite Emergency Response Capabilities

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Regulatory basis.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is making 
available a regulatory basis document to support the potential 
amendment of its regulations concerning nuclear power plant licensees' 
onsite emergency response capabilities. The NRC is not seeking public 
comments on this document. The issuance of this regulatory basis 
document is one of the actions stemming from the NRC's lessons-learned 
efforts associated with the March 2011 Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power 
Plant accident in Japan.

DATES: At this time, the NRC is not soliciting formal public comments 
on this document. There will be an opportunity for formal public 
comment on the proposed rule when it is published in the Federal 
Register.

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2012-0031 when contacting the 
NRC about the availability of information for this document. You may 
access information related to this document by any of the following 
methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to www.regulations.gov and 
search for Docket ID NRC-2012-0031. Address questions about NRC dockets 
to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301-287-3422; email: 
Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov. For technical questions, please 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: Stewart Schneider, Office of Nuclear 
Reactor Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 
20555-0001; telephone: 301-415-4123; email: Stewart.Schneider@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background
II. Publicly Available Documents
III. Non-Concurrence
IV. Plain Writing

I. Background

    As the NRC continues its ongoing proposed rulemaking effort to 
amend portions of Parts 50 and 55 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal 
Regulations (10 CFR) to strengthen and integrate onsite emergency 
response capabilities, the NRC is making documents publicly available 
on the Federal rulemaking Web site, www.regulations.gov, under Docket 
ID NRC-2012-0031. By making these documents publicly available, the NRC 
seeks to inform stakeholders of the current status of the NRC's 
rulemaking development activities and to provide preparatory material 
for future public meetings.

II. Publicly Available Documents

    The NRC has posted on www.regulations.gov for public availability 
the regulatory basis to strengthen and integrate onsite emergency 
response capabilities. This regulatory basis documents the reasons why 
the NRC determined rulemaking was the appropriate course of action to 
enhance regulatory requirements.
    In addition, the NRC has posted preliminary proposed rule language 
related to this rulemaking as Appendix C of the regulatory basis. This 
preliminary proposed rule language contains one portion of the NRC's 
proposed changes. This language does not represent a final NRC staff 
position nor has it been reviewed by the Commission. Therefore, the 
preliminary proposed rule language may undergo significant revision 
during the rulemaking process.
    The NRC is not requesting formal public comments on the regulatory 
basis or the preliminary proposed rule language. The NRC may post 
additional materials, including other preliminary proposed rule 
language, to the Federal rulemaking Web site at www.regulations.gov, 
under Docket ID NRC-2012-0031. The Federal rulemaking Web site allows 
you to receive alerts when changes or additions occur in a docket 
folder. To subscribe: (1) Navigate to the docket folder (NRC-2012-
0031); (2) click the ``Email Alert'' link; and (3) enter your email 
address and select how frequently you would like to receive emails 
(daily, weekly, or monthly).

III. Non-Concurrence

    Several NRC staff members did not agree with some content of the 
regulatory basis and submitted non-concurrences on this document. In 
accordance with the NRC's non-concurrence process, NRC management and 
staff worked to address the staff members' concerns, and documentation 
of the non-concurrences can be found at Accession Nos. ML13269A322 and 
ML13269A327. The non-concurrence issues were assessed, and the 
regulatory basis was revised to address the staff members' concerns. As 
a result, four of the staff members concurred, and one staff member 
reaffirmed his non-concurrence.

IV. Plain Writing

    The Plain Writing Act of 2010, (Pub. L. 111-274) requires Federal 
agencies to write documents in a clear, concise, well-organized manner 
that also follows other best practices appropriate to the subject or 
field and the intended audience. Although regulations are exempt under 
the Act, the NRC is applying the same principles to its rulemaking 
documents. Therefore, the NRC has written this document, including the 
preliminary proposed rule

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language, to be consistent with the Plain Writing Act.

     Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 1st day of October, 2013.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Lawrence E. Kokajko,
Director, Division of Policy and Rulemaking, Office of Nuclear Reactor 
Regulation.
[FR Doc. 2013-24879 Filed 10-24-13; 8:45 am]
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