In the Matter of Michael J. Buhrman; Order Prohibiting Involvement in NRC-Licensed Activities (Effective Immediately), 66970-66972 [2013-26759]

Download as PDF tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 66970 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 216 / Thursday, November 7, 2013 / Notices Once a participant has obtained a digital ID certificate and a docket has been created, the participant can then submit a request for hearing or petition for leave to intervene. Submissions should be in Portable Document Format (PDF) in accordance with NRC guidance available on the NRC’s public Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/site-help/esubmittals.html. A filing is considered complete at the time the documents are submitted through the NRC’s E-Filing system. To be timely, an electronic filing must be submitted to the E-Filing system no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the due date. Upon receipt of a transmission, the E-Filing system time-stamps the document and sends the submitter an email notice confirming receipt of the document. The E-Filing system also distributes an email notice that provides access to the document to the NRC’s Office of the General Counsel and any others who have advised the Office of the Secretary that they wish to participate in the proceeding, so that the filer need not serve the documents on those participants separately. Therefore, applicants and other participants (or their counsel or representative) must apply for and receive a digital ID certificate before a hearing request/ petition to intervene is filed so that they can obtain access to the document via the E-Filing system. A person filing electronically using the NRC’s adjudicatory E-Filing system may seek assistance by contacting the NRC Meta System Help Desk through the ‘‘Contact Us’’ link located on the NRC’s public Web site at http:// www.nrc.gov/site-help/esubmittals.html, by email to MSHD.Resource@nrc.gov, or by a tollfree call at 866–672–7640. The NRC Meta System Help Desk is available between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, excluding government holidays. Participants who believe that they have a good cause for not submitting documents electronically must file an exemption request, in accordance with 10 CFR 2.302(g), with their initial paper filing requesting authorization to continue to submit documents in paper format. Such filings must be submitted by: (1) First class mail addressed to the Office of the Secretary of the Commission, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555– 0001, Attention: Rulemaking and Adjudications Staff; or (2) courier, express mail, or expedited delivery service to the Office of the Secretary, Sixteenth Floor, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland, 20852, Attention: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:24 Nov 06, 2013 Jkt 232001 Rulemaking and Adjudications Staff. Participants filing a document in this manner are responsible for serving the document on all other participants. Filing is considered complete by firstclass mail as of the time of deposit in the mail, or by courier, express mail, or expedited delivery service upon depositing the document with the provider of the service. A presiding officer, having granted an exemption request from using E-Filing, may require a participant or party to use E-Filing if the presiding officer subsequently determines that the reason for granting the exemption from use of E-Filing no longer exists. Documents submitted in adjudicatory proceedings will appear in the NRC’s electronic hearing docket which is available to the public at http:// ehd1.nrc.gov/ehd/, unless excluded pursuant to an order of the Commission, or the presiding officer. Participants are requested not to include personal privacy information, such as social security numbers, home addresses, or home phone numbers in their filings, unless an NRC regulation or other law requires submission of such information. However, a request to intervene will require including information on local residence in order to demonstrate a proximity assertion of interest in the proceeding. With respect to copyrighted works, except for limited excerpts that serve the purpose of the adjudicatory filings and would constitute a Fair Use application, participants are requested not to include copyrighted materials in their submission. If a person other than Mr. Brittain requests a hearing, that person shall set forth with particularity the manner in which his interest is adversely affected by this Order and shall address the criteria set forth in 10 CFR 2.309(d) and (f). If a hearing is requested by a licensee or a person whose interest is adversely affected, the Commission will issue an Order designating the time and place of any hearings. If a hearing is held, the issue to be considered at such hearing shall be whether this Order should be sustained. In the absence of any request for hearing, or written approval of an extension of time in which to request a hearing, the provisions specified in Section IV above shall be final 30 days from the date of this Order without further order or proceedings. If an extension of time for requesting a hearing has been approved, the provisions specified in Section IV shall be final when the extension expires if a hearing request has not been received. An answer or a request for hearing shall PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 not stay the immediate effectiveness of this order. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 28th day of October 2013. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Roy P. Zimmerman, Director, Office of Enforcement. [FR Doc. 2013–26767 Filed 11–6–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [NRC–2013–0247; IA–13–025] In the Matter of Michael J. Buhrman; Order Prohibiting Involvement in NRCLicensed Activities (Effective Immediately) I. Michael J. Buhrman was formerly employed as a senior reactor operator (SRO) at the Exelon Dresden Nuclear Power Station (Dresden Station). Mr. Buhrman was the holder of SRO License Number SOP–32152 issued by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) pursuant to Part 55 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR). The license authorized Mr. Buhrman to manipulate the controls of the Dresden Station, Facility License Nos. DPR–19 and DPR–25, located in Morris, Illinois. Dresden Station requested the termination of Mr. Buhrman’s license, and on June 25, 2012, the license was terminated by the NRC. II. An investigation was initiated by the NRC Office of Investigations (OI) on June 6, 2012, to determine if a Dresden Station SRO, an equipment operator, or any other personnel had knowledge of Mr. Burhman planning to commit a violent crime off-site. This investigation revealed that in mid-July 2011, Mr. Buhrman, along with another SRO, began planning and attempted to recruit other resources to assist in an armored car robbery. However, on May 9, 2012, Mr. Buhrman was apprehended by police after hijacking a car at gunpoint, released on bail and fled the country. On April 17, 2013, Mr. Buhrman was tried in absentia, found guilty of aggravated vehicular hijacking and on May 15, 2013, sentenced to a 40-year prison term. III. Due to the egregiousness of Mr. Buhrman’s criminal activities related to the carjacking, and the planning of such activities with his fellow employee, and pursuant to Sections 161b, 161i, and E:\FR\FM\07NON1.SGM 07NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 216 / Thursday, November 7, 2013 / Notices tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 161o of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, the NRC has determined that Mr. Buhrman has demonstrated a lack of trustworthiness that falls below the standard necessary to promote the common defense and security, protect health, or to minimize danger to life or property. Consequently, I lack the requisite reasonable assurance that licensed activities can be conducted in compliance with the Commission’s requirements, and that the health and safety of the public will be protected if Mr. Buhrman were permitted at this time to be involved in NRC-licensed activities. Therefore, the public health, safety and interest require that Mr. Buhrman be prohibited from any involvement in NRC-licensed activities until such time that he can provide the NRC that reasonable assurance exists, that licensed activities can be conducted in compliance with the Commission’s requirements. Furthermore, pursuant to 10 CFR 2.202, I find that the significance of Mr. Buhrman’s conduct described above is such that the public health, safety and interest require that this Order be immediately effective. IV. Accordingly, pursuant to Sections 81, 161b, 161i, 161o, 182 and 186 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, and the Commission’s regulations in 10 CFR 2.202, It is hereby ordered, effective immediately, that: 1. Michael J. Buhrman is prohibited from engaging in supervising, directing, or in any other way conducting NRClicensed activities. NRC- licensed activities are those activities that are conducted pursuant to a specific or general license issued by the NRC, including, but not limited to, those activities of Agreement State licensees conducted in the NRC’s jurisdiction pursuant to the authority granted by 10 CFR 150.20. 2. If Michael J. Buhrman is currently involved with NRC-licensed activities, he must immediately cease those activities, and inform the NRC of the name, address, and telephone number of the employer, and provide a copy of this Order to the employer. 3. The Director, Office of Enforcement, will consider lifting the prohibitions set forth in this Order only upon an adequate showing by Michael J. Buhrman of corrective actions sufficient to demonstrate reasonable assurance that he will comply with NRC requirements. To attempt such a showing, Michael J. Buhrman must participate in a discussion with NRC. To set up a meeting, Michael J. Buhrman may contact the Director, Office of Enforcement, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:24 Nov 06, 2013 Jkt 232001 Commission, Washington, DC 20555– 0001. The Director, Office of Enforcement, or designee, may, in writing, relax or rescind any of the above conditions upon demonstration by Mr. Buhrman of good cause. V. In accordance with 10 CFR 2.202, Mr. Buhrman must submit a written answer to this Order under oath or affirmation within 30 days of the date of this Order. Mr. Buhrman’s failure to respond to this Order could result in additional enforcement action in accordance with the Commission’s Enforcement Policy. Any person adversely affected by this Order may submit a written answer within 30 days from the date of this Order. In addition, Mr. Buhrman and any other person adversely affected by this Order may request a hearing on this Order within 30 days from the date of this Order. Where good cause is shown, consideration will be given to extending the time to answer or request a hearing. A request for extension of time must be made in writing to the Director, Office of Enforcement, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555– 001, and include a statement of good cause for the extension. All documents filed in NRC adjudicatory proceedings, including a request for hearing, a petition for leave to intervene, any motion or other document filed in the proceeding prior to the submission of a request for hearing or petition to intervene, and documents filed by interested governmental entities participating under 10 CFR 2.315(c), must be filed in accordance with the NRC E-Filing rule (72 FR 49139, August 28, 2007). The EFiling process requires participants to submit and serve all adjudicatory documents over the internet, or in some cases to mail copies on electronic storage media. Participants may not submit paper copies of their filings unless they seek an exemption in accordance with the procedures described below. To comply with the procedural requirements of E-Filing, at least ten 10 days prior to the filing deadline, the participant should contact the Office of the Secretary by email at hearing.docket@nrc.gov, or by telephone at 301–415–1677, to request (1) a digital identification (ID) certificate, which allows the participant (or its counsel or representative) to digitally sign documents and access the E-Submittal server for any proceeding in which it is participating; and (2) advise the Secretary that the participant will be submitting a request or petition for PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 66971 hearing (even in instances in which the participant, or its counsel or representative, already holds an NRCissued digital ID certificate). Based upon this information, the Secretary will establish an electronic docket for the hearing in this proceeding if the Secretary has not already established an electronic docket. Information about applying for a digital ID certificate is available on the NRC’s public Web site at http:// www.nrc.gov/site-help/e-submittals/ apply-certificates.html. System requirements for accessing the ESubmittal server are detailed in the NRC’s ‘‘Guidance for Electronic Submission,’’ which is available on the agency’s public Web site at http:// www.nrc.gov/site-help/esubmittals.html. Participants may attempt to use other software not listed on the Web site, but should note that the NRC’s E-Filing system does not support unlisted software, and the NRC Meta System Help Desk will not be able to offer assistance in using unlisted software. If a participant is electronically submitting a document to the NRC in accordance with the E-Filing rule, the participant must file the document using the NRC’s online, Web-based submission form. In order to serve documents through the Electronic Information Exchange System, users will be required to install a Web browser plug-in from the NRC’s Web site. Further information on the Webbased submission form, including the installation of the Web browser plug-in, is available on the NRC’s public Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/site-help/esubmittals.html. Once a participant has obtained a digital ID certificate and a docket has been created, the participant can then submit a request for hearing or petition for leave to intervene. Submissions should be in Portable Document Format (PDF) in accordance with NRC guidance available on the NRC’s public Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/site-help/esubmittals.html. A filing is considered complete at the time the documents are submitted through the NRC’s E-Filing system. To be timely, an electronic filing must be submitted to the E-Filing system no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the due date. Upon receipt of a transmission, the E-Filing system time-stamps the document and sends the submitter an email notice confirming receipt of the document. The E-Filing system also distributes an email notice that provides access to the document to the NRC’s Office of the General Counsel and any others who have advised the Office of the Secretary E:\FR\FM\07NON1.SGM 07NON1 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 66972 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 216 / Thursday, November 7, 2013 / Notices that they wish to participate in the proceeding, so that the filer need not serve the documents on those participants separately. Therefore, applicants and other participants (or their counsel or representative) must apply for and receive a digital ID certificate before a hearing request/ petition to intervene is filed so that they can obtain access to the document via the E-Filing system. A person filing electronically using the NRC’s adjudicatory E-Filing system may seek assistance by contacting the NRC Meta System Help Desk through the ‘‘Contact Us’’ link located on the NRC’s public Web site at http:// www.nrc.gov/site-help/esubmittals.html, by email to MSHD.Resource@nrc.gov, or by a tollfree call at 866–672–7640. The NRC Meta System Help Desk is available between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, excluding government holidays. Participants who believe that they have a good cause for not submitting documents electronically must file an exemption request, in accordance with 10 CFR 2.302(g), with their initial paper filing requesting authorization to continue to submit documents in paper format. Such filings must be submitted by: (1) First class mail addressed to the Office of the Secretary of the Commission, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555– 0001, Attention: Rulemaking and Adjudications Staff; or (2) courier, express mail, or expedited delivery service to the Office of the Secretary, Sixteenth Floor, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland, 20852, Attention: Rulemaking and Adjudications Staff. Participants filing a document in this manner are responsible for serving the document on all other participants. Filing is considered complete by firstclass mail as of the time of deposit in the mail, or by courier, express mail, or expedited delivery service upon depositing the document with the provider of the service. A presiding officer, having granted an exemption request from using E-Filing, may require a participant or party to use E-Filing if the presiding officer subsequently determines that the reason for granting the exemption from use of E-Filing no longer exists. Documents submitted in adjudicatory proceedings will appear in the NRC’s electronic hearing docket which is available to the public at http:// ehd1.nrc.gov/ehd/, unless excluded pursuant to an order of the Commission, or the presiding officer. Participants are requested not to include personal VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:24 Nov 06, 2013 Jkt 232001 privacy information, such as social security numbers, home addresses, or home phone numbers in their filings, unless an NRC regulation or other law requires submission of such information. However, a request to intervene will require including information on local residence in order to demonstrate a proximity assertion of interest in the proceeding. With respect to copyrighted works, except for limited excerpts that serve the purpose of the adjudicatory filings and would constitute a Fair Use application, participants are requested not to include copyrighted materials in their submission. If a person other than Mr. Buhrman requests a hearing, that person shall set forth with particularity the manner in which his interest is adversely affected by this Order and shall address the criteria set forth in 10 CFR 2.309(d) and (f). If a hearing is requested by a licensee or a person whose interest is adversely affected, the Commission will issue an Order designating the time and place of any hearings. If a hearing is held, the issue to be considered at such hearing shall be whether this Order should be sustained. In the absence of any request for hearing, or written approval of an extension of time in which to request a hearing, the provisions specified in Section IV above shall be final 30 days from the date of this Order without further order or proceedings. If an extension of time for requesting a hearing has been approved, the provisions specified in Section IV shall be final when the extension expires if a hearing request has not been received. An answer or a request for hearing shall not stay the immediate effectiveness of this order. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 28th day of October 2013. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Roy P. Zimmerman, Director, Office of Enforcement. 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ADDRESSES: A copy of this ICR with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by contacting the Retirement Services Publications Team, Office of Personnel Management, 1900 E Street NW., Room 3316–AC, Washington, DC 20415, Attention: Cyrus S. Benson, or sent by email to Cyrus.Benson@opm.gov or faxed to (202) 606–0910. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: BILLING CODE 7590–01–P PO 00000 offers the general public and other Federal agencies the opportunity to comment on an extension, without change, of a currently approved information collection request (ICR) 3206–0142, Designation of Beneficiary: Civil Service Retirement System, SF 2808. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35) as amended by the Clinger-Cohen Act (Pub. L. 104–106), OPM is soliciting comments for this collection. The Office of Management and Budget is particularly interested in comments that: 1. Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of OPM, including whether the information will have practical utility; 2. Evaluate the accuracy of OPM’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; 3. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 4. Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses. Sfmt 4703 SF 2808 is used by persons covered by CSRS to designate a beneficiary to receive the lump sum payment due from the Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund in the event of their death. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\07NON1.SGM 07NON1

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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[NRC-2013-0247; IA-13-025]


In the Matter of Michael J. Buhrman; Order Prohibiting 
Involvement in NRC-Licensed Activities (Effective Immediately)

I.

    Michael J. Buhrman was formerly employed as a senior reactor 
operator (SRO) at the Exelon Dresden Nuclear Power Station (Dresden 
Station). Mr. Buhrman was the holder of SRO License Number SOP-32152 
issued by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) pursuant to Part 55 
of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR). The license 
authorized Mr. Buhrman to manipulate the controls of the Dresden 
Station, Facility License Nos. DPR-19 and DPR-25, located in Morris, 
Illinois. Dresden Station requested the termination of Mr. Buhrman's 
license, and on June 25, 2012, the license was terminated by the NRC.

II.

    An investigation was initiated by the NRC Office of Investigations 
(OI) on June 6, 2012, to determine if a Dresden Station SRO, an 
equipment operator, or any other personnel had knowledge of Mr. Burhman 
planning to commit a violent crime off-site. This investigation 
revealed that in mid-July 2011, Mr. Buhrman, along with another SRO, 
began planning and attempted to recruit other resources to assist in an 
armored car robbery.
    However, on May 9, 2012, Mr. Buhrman was apprehended by police 
after hijacking a car at gunpoint, released on bail and fled the 
country. On April 17, 2013, Mr. Buhrman was tried in absentia, found 
guilty of aggravated vehicular hijacking and on May 15, 2013, sentenced 
to a 40-year prison term.

III.

    Due to the egregiousness of Mr. Buhrman's criminal activities 
related to the carjacking, and the planning of such activities with his 
fellow employee, and pursuant to Sections 161b, 161i, and

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161o of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, the NRC has 
determined that Mr. Buhrman has demonstrated a lack of trustworthiness 
that falls below the standard necessary to promote the common defense 
and security, protect health, or to minimize danger to life or 
property. Consequently, I lack the requisite reasonable assurance that 
licensed activities can be conducted in compliance with the 
Commission's requirements, and that the health and safety of the public 
will be protected if Mr. Buhrman were permitted at this time to be 
involved in NRC-licensed activities. Therefore, the public health, 
safety and interest require that Mr. Buhrman be prohibited from any 
involvement in NRC-licensed activities until such time that he can 
provide the NRC that reasonable assurance exists, that licensed 
activities can be conducted in compliance with the Commission's 
requirements. Furthermore, pursuant to 10 CFR 2.202, I find that the 
significance of Mr. Buhrman's conduct described above is such that the 
public health, safety and interest require that this Order be 
immediately effective.

IV.

    Accordingly, pursuant to Sections 81, 161b, 161i, 161o, 182 and 186 
of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, and the Commission's 
regulations in 10 CFR 2.202, It is hereby ordered, effective 
immediately, that:
    1. Michael J. Buhrman is prohibited from engaging in supervising, 
directing, or in any other way conducting NRC-licensed activities. NRC- 
licensed activities are those activities that are conducted pursuant to 
a specific or general license issued by the NRC, including, but not 
limited to, those activities of Agreement State licensees conducted in 
the NRC's jurisdiction pursuant to the authority granted by 10 CFR 
150.20.
    2. If Michael J. Buhrman is currently involved with NRC-licensed 
activities, he must immediately cease those activities, and inform the 
NRC of the name, address, and telephone number of the employer, and 
provide a copy of this Order to the employer.
    3. The Director, Office of Enforcement, will consider lifting the 
prohibitions set forth in this Order only upon an adequate showing by 
Michael J. Buhrman of corrective actions sufficient to demonstrate 
reasonable assurance that he will comply with NRC requirements. To 
attempt such a showing, Michael J. Buhrman must participate in a 
discussion with NRC. To set up a meeting, Michael J. Buhrman may 
contact the Director, Office of Enforcement, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001.
    The Director, Office of Enforcement, or designee, may, in writing, 
relax or rescind any of the above conditions upon demonstration by Mr. 
Buhrman of good cause.

V.

    In accordance with 10 CFR 2.202, Mr. Buhrman must submit a written 
answer to this Order under oath or affirmation within 30 days of the 
date of this Order. Mr. Buhrman's failure to respond to this Order 
could result in additional enforcement action in accordance with the 
Commission's Enforcement Policy. Any person adversely affected by this 
Order may submit a written answer within 30 days from the date of this 
Order. In addition, Mr. Buhrman and any other person adversely affected 
by this Order may request a hearing on this Order within 30 days from 
the date of this Order. Where good cause is shown, consideration will 
be given to extending the time to answer or request a hearing. A 
request for extension of time must be made in writing to the Director, 
Office of Enforcement, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, 
DC 20555-001, and include a statement of good cause for the extension.
    All documents filed in NRC adjudicatory proceedings, including a 
request for hearing, a petition for leave to intervene, any motion or 
other document filed in the proceeding prior to the submission of a 
request for hearing or petition to intervene, and documents filed by 
interested governmental entities participating under 10 CFR 2.315(c), 
must be filed in accordance with the NRC E-Filing rule (72 FR 49139, 
August 28, 2007). The E-Filing process requires participants to submit 
and serve all adjudicatory documents over the internet, or in some 
cases to mail copies on electronic storage media. Participants may not 
submit paper copies of their filings unless they seek an exemption in 
accordance with the procedures described below.
    To comply with the procedural requirements of E-Filing, at least 
ten 10 days prior to the filing deadline, the participant should 
contact the Office of the Secretary by email at hearing.docket@nrc.gov, 
or by telephone at 301-415-1677, to request (1) a digital 
identification (ID) certificate, which allows the participant (or its 
counsel or representative) to digitally sign documents and access the 
E-Submittal server for any proceeding in which it is participating; and 
(2) advise the Secretary that the participant will be submitting a 
request or petition for hearing (even in instances in which the 
participant, or its counsel or representative, already holds an NRC-
issued digital ID certificate). Based upon this information, the 
Secretary will establish an electronic docket for the hearing in this 
proceeding if the Secretary has not already established an electronic 
docket.
    Information about applying for a digital ID certificate is 
available on the NRC's public Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/site-help/e-submittals/apply-certificates.html. System requirements for accessing 
the E-Submittal server are detailed in the NRC's ``Guidance for 
Electronic Submission,'' which is available on the agency's public Web 
site at http://www.nrc.gov/site-help/e-submittals.html. Participants 
may attempt to use other software not listed on the Web site, but 
should note that the NRC's E-Filing system does not support unlisted 
software, and the NRC Meta System Help Desk will not be able to offer 
assistance in using unlisted software.
    If a participant is electronically submitting a document to the NRC 
in accordance with the E-Filing rule, the participant must file the 
document using the NRC's online, Web-based submission form. In order to 
serve documents through the Electronic Information Exchange System, 
users will be required to install a Web browser plug-in from the NRC's 
Web site. Further information on the Web-based submission form, 
including the installation of the Web browser plug-in, is available on 
the NRC's public Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/site-help/e-submittals.html.
    Once a participant has obtained a digital ID certificate and a 
docket has been created, the participant can then submit a request for 
hearing or petition for leave to intervene. Submissions should be in 
Portable Document Format (PDF) in accordance with NRC guidance 
available on the NRC's public Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/site-help/e-submittals.html. A filing is considered complete at the time the 
documents are submitted through the NRC's E-Filing system. To be 
timely, an electronic filing must be submitted to the E-Filing system 
no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the due date. Upon receipt of 
a transmission, the E-Filing system time-stamps the document and sends 
the submitter an email notice confirming receipt of the document. The 
E-Filing system also distributes an email notice that provides access 
to the document to the NRC's Office of the General Counsel and any 
others who have advised the Office of the Secretary

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that they wish to participate in the proceeding, so that the filer need 
not serve the documents on those participants separately. Therefore, 
applicants and other participants (or their counsel or representative) 
must apply for and receive a digital ID certificate before a hearing 
request/petition to intervene is filed so that they can obtain access 
to the document via the E-Filing system.
    A person filing electronically using the NRC's adjudicatory E-
Filing system may seek assistance by contacting the NRC Meta System 
Help Desk through the ``Contact Us'' link located on the NRC's public 
Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/site-help/e-submittals.html, by email to 
MSHD.Resource@nrc.gov, or by a toll-free call at 866-672-7640. The NRC 
Meta System Help Desk is available between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Eastern 
Time, Monday through Friday, excluding government holidays.
    Participants who believe that they have a good cause for not 
submitting documents electronically must file an exemption request, in 
accordance with 10 CFR 2.302(g), with their initial paper filing 
requesting authorization to continue to submit documents in paper 
format. Such filings must be submitted by: (1) First class mail 
addressed to the Office of the Secretary of the Commission, U.S. 
Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, Attention: 
Rulemaking and Adjudications Staff; or (2) courier, express mail, or 
expedited delivery service to the Office of the Secretary, Sixteenth 
Floor, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, 
Maryland, 20852, Attention: Rulemaking and Adjudications Staff. 
Participants filing a document in this manner are responsible for 
serving the document on all other participants. Filing is considered 
complete by first-class mail as of the time of deposit in the mail, or 
by courier, express mail, or expedited delivery service upon depositing 
the document with the provider of the service. A presiding officer, 
having granted an exemption request from using E-Filing, may require a 
participant or party to use E-Filing if the presiding officer 
subsequently determines that the reason for granting the exemption from 
use of E-Filing no longer exists.
    Documents submitted in adjudicatory proceedings will appear in the 
NRC's electronic hearing docket which is available to the public at 
http://ehd1.nrc.gov/ehd/, unless excluded pursuant to an order of the 
Commission, or the presiding officer. Participants are requested not to 
include personal privacy information, such as social security numbers, 
home addresses, or home phone numbers in their filings, unless an NRC 
regulation or other law requires submission of such information. 
However, a request to intervene will require including information on 
local residence in order to demonstrate a proximity assertion of 
interest in the proceeding. With respect to copyrighted works, except 
for limited excerpts that serve the purpose of the adjudicatory filings 
and would constitute a Fair Use application, participants are requested 
not to include copyrighted materials in their submission.
    If a person other than Mr. Buhrman requests a hearing, that person 
shall set forth with particularity the manner in which his interest is 
adversely affected by this Order and shall address the criteria set 
forth in 10 CFR 2.309(d) and (f).
    If a hearing is requested by a licensee or a person whose interest 
is adversely affected, the Commission will issue an Order designating 
the time and place of any hearings. If a hearing is held, the issue to 
be considered at such hearing shall be whether this Order should be 
sustained. In the absence of any request for hearing, or written 
approval of an extension of time in which to request a hearing, the 
provisions specified in Section IV above shall be final 30 days from 
the date of this Order without further order or proceedings. If an 
extension of time for requesting a hearing has been approved, the 
provisions specified in Section IV shall be final when the extension 
expires if a hearing request has not been received. An answer or a 
request for hearing shall not stay the immediate effectiveness of this 
order.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 28th day of October 2013.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Roy P. Zimmerman,
Director, Office of Enforcement.
[FR Doc. 2013-26759 Filed 11-6-13; 8:45 am]
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