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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 58 / Wednesday, March 26, 2014 / Notices inconsistent with the issue finality provisions in 10 CFR part 52. As discussed in the ‘‘Implementation’’ section of this DG, the NRC has no current intention to impose this regulatory guide on current holders of part 50 operating licenses, part 52 combined licenses, part 70 licensees, or part 76 certificates of compliance. The NRC has determined that the backfit provisions in section 50.109 do not apply to non-power reactor licensees because the rulemaking record for section 50.109 indicates that the Commission likely intended to apply this provision to only power reactors, and NRC practice has been consistent with this rulemaking record. The part 52 issue finality provisions do not apply to non-power reactors because part 52 does not apply to non-power reactors. This RG could be applied to applications for part 50 operating licenses, part 52 combined licenses, part 70 licenses, and part 76 certificates of compliance docketed by the NRC as of the date of issuance of the final regulatory guide, as well as future such applications submitted after the issuance of the final RG. Such action would not constitute backfitting as defined in 10 CFR 50.109, 70.76, or 76.76, or be otherwise inconsistent with the applicable issue finality provision in 10 CFR part 52, inasmuch as such applicants or potential applicants are not within the scope of entities protected by 10 CFR 50.109, 70.76, and 76.76, or the relevant issue finality provisions in part 52. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 21st day of March, 2014. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Thomas H. Boyce, Chief, Regulatory Guide Development Branch, Division of Engineering, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research. [FR Doc. 2014–06649 Filed 3–25–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [NRC–2014–0057] sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Draft Guidance About Changes of Control and About Bankruptcy Involving Byproduct, Source, or Special Nuclear Materials Licenses control and about bankruptcy involving byproduct, source, or special nuclear materials licenses. The NRC is requesting public comment on draft NUREG–1556, Volume 15, Revision 1, ‘‘Consolidated Guidance about Materials Licenses: Guidance about Changes of Control and about Bankruptcy Involving Byproduct, Source, or Special Nuclear Materials Licenses.’’ The document has been updated from the previous revision to include safety culture, protection of sensitive information, and changes in regulatory policies and practices. This document is intended for use by applicants, licensees, and the NRC staff and will also be available to Agreement States. DATES: Submit comments by April 25, 2014. Comments received after this date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but the NRC is only able to assure consideration of comments received on or before this date. ADDRESSES: You may submit comment 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–2014–0057. 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. • Mail comments to: Cindy Bladey, Chief, Rules, Announcements, and Directives Branch (RADB), Office of Administration, Mail Stop: 3WFN–06– A44MP, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555– 0001. 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: Tomas Herrera, Office of Federal and State Materials and Environmental Management Programs; U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001; telephone: 301–415– 7138; email: Tomas.Herrera@nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Draft NUREG; request for comments. I. Accessing Information and Submitting Comments The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is revising its licensing guidance for changes of Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2014– 0057 when contacting the NRC about the availability of information regarding AGENCY: SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:43 Mar 25, 2014 Jkt 232001 A. Accessing Information PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16833 this document. You may access publicly-available information related to this action by the following methods: • Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2014–0057. • 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. The draft NUREG–1556, Volume 15, Revision 1, is available in ADAMS under Accession No. ML14078A110. • 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. The draft NUREG–1556, Volume 15, Revision 1, is also available on the NRC’s public Web site on the: (1) ‘‘Consolidated Guidance About Materials Licenses (NUREG–1556)’’ page at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/ doc-collections/nuregs/staff/sr1556/; and the (2) ‘‘Draft NUREG-Series Publications for Comment’’ page at http://www.nrc.gov/public-involve/doccomment.html# nuregs. B. Submitting Comments Please include Docket ID NRC–2014– 0057 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 publicly disclosed in your comment submission. The NRC will post all comment submissions at http://www.regulations.gov as well as enter the comment submissions into ADAMS, and the NRC does not routinely edit comment submissions to remove identifying or contact information. 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The purpose of this notice is to provide the public with an opportunity to review and provide comments on draft NUREG–1556, Volume 15, Revision 1, ‘‘Consolidated Guidance about Materials Licenses: Guidance about Changes of Control and about Bankruptcy Involving Byproduct, Source, or Special Nuclear Materials Licenses.’’ These comments will be considered in the final version or subsequent revisions. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 19th day of March, 2014. For the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. John M. Moses, Acting Deputy Director, Division of Materials Safety and State Agreements, Office of Federal and State Materials and Environmental Management Programs. [FR Doc. 2014–06721 Filed 3–25–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [NRC–2014–0060] Response Strategies for Potential Aircraft Threats Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Regulatory guide; issuance. AGENCY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing revision 1 to Regulatory Guide (RG) 1.214, ‘‘Response Strategies for Potential Aircraft Threats.’’ The revision contains updated references and minor corrections. The revision does not contain substantive changes in the NRC staff’s regulatory positions. The guide describes a method that the NRC staff considers acceptable for applicants for, and holders of, nuclear power plant licenses to comply with NRC requirements to develop, implement, and maintain procedures for responding to potential aircraft threats. ADDRESSES: The document will be made available for those individuals who have established a ‘‘need-to-know’’ and possess access permission to Official Use Only-Security Related Information (OUO–SRI). To access and review the sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:43 Mar 25, 2014 Jkt 232001 document contact: James Vaughn, telephone: 301–287–3586, email: james.vaughn@nrc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James Vaughn, telephone: 301–287– 3586, email: james.vaughn@nrc.gov, or Mekonen Bayssie, telephone: 301–251– 7489, email: mekonen.bayssie@nrc.gov, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Introduction The NRC is issuing a revision to an existing guide in the NRC’s ‘‘Regulatory Guide’’ series. Regulatory guides were developed to describe and make available to the public, to the extent possible, information and methods that are acceptable to the NRC staff for implementing specific parts of the agency’s regulations, techniques that the staff uses in evaluating specific problems or postulated accidents, and data that the staff needs in its review of applications for permits and licenses. The NRC typically seeks public comment on a draft version of a regulatory guide by announcing its availability for comment in the Federal Register. However, as explained in section III.F. of the Handbook for NRC Management Directive 6.6, ‘‘Regulatory Guides’’ (Agencywide Documents Access and Management System Accession No. ML110330475), the NRC may directly issue a final regulatory guide without a draft version or public comment period if the changes to the regulatory guide are non-substantive. Furthermore, RG 1.214 is withheld from public disclosure but is available to those affected licensees and cleared stakeholders who can or have demonstrated a ‘‘need-to-know.’’ The NRC is issuing Revision 1 of RG 1.214 directly as a final regulatory guide because the changes between Revision 0 and Revision 1 are non-substantive. This revision of RG 1.214 incorporates editorial changes, updates the guide to conform to the current format for regulatory guides, and updates references to related guidance for emergency preparedness (EP). 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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 58 (Wednesday, March 26, 2014)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-06721]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[NRC-2014-0057]


Draft Guidance About Changes of Control and About Bankruptcy 
Involving Byproduct, Source, or Special Nuclear Materials Licenses

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Draft NUREG; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is revising its 
licensing guidance for changes of control and about bankruptcy 
involving byproduct, source, or special nuclear materials licenses. The 
NRC is requesting public comment on draft NUREG-1556, Volume 15, 
Revision 1, ``Consolidated Guidance about Materials Licenses: Guidance 
about Changes of Control and about Bankruptcy Involving Byproduct, 
Source, or Special Nuclear Materials Licenses.'' The document has been 
updated from the previous revision to include safety culture, 
protection of sensitive information, and changes in regulatory policies 
and practices. This document is intended for use by applicants, 
licensees, and the NRC staff and will also be available to Agreement 
States.

DATES: Submit comments by April 25, 2014. Comments received after this 
date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but the NRC is 
only able to assure consideration of comments received on or before 
this date.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comment 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-2014-0057. 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.
     Mail comments to: Cindy Bladey, Chief, Rules, 
Announcements, and Directives Branch (RADB), Office of Administration, 
Mail Stop: 3WFN-06-A44MP, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Washington, DC 20555-0001.
    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: Tomas Herrera, Office of Federal and 
State Materials and Environmental Management Programs; U.S. Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001; telephone: 301-415-
7138; email: Tomas.Herrera@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Accessing Information and Submitting Comments

A. Accessing Information

    Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2014-0057 when contacting the NRC 
about the availability of information regarding this document. You may 
access publicly-available information related to this action by the 
following methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2014-0057.
     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 draft NUREG-1556, Volume 
15, Revision 1, is available in ADAMS under Accession No. ML14078A110.
     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.
    The draft NUREG-1556, Volume 15, Revision 1, is also available on 
the NRC's public Web site on the: (1) ``Consolidated Guidance About 
Materials Licenses (NUREG-1556)'' page at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/nuregs/staff/sr1556/; and the (2) ``Draft NUREG-
Series Publications for Comment'' page at http://www.nrc.gov/public-involve/doc-comment.html# nuregs.

B. Submitting Comments

    Please include Docket ID NRC-2014-0057 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 publicly disclosed in your comment 
submission. The NRC will post all comment submissions at http://www.regulations.gov as well as enter the comment submissions into 
ADAMS, and 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

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entering the comment submissions into ADAMS.

II. Further Information

    The NUREG provides guidance to a licensee for preparing requests 
for changes of control and about bankruptcy involving byproduct, 
source, or special nuclear materials licenses. The NUREG also provides 
the NRC with criteria for reviewing requests for changes of control and 
bankruptcy. The purpose of this notice is to provide the public with an 
opportunity to review and provide comments on draft NUREG-1556, Volume 
15, Revision 1, ``Consolidated Guidance about Materials Licenses: 
Guidance about Changes of Control and about Bankruptcy Involving 
Byproduct, Source, or Special Nuclear Materials Licenses.'' These 
comments will be considered in the final version or subsequent 
revisions.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 19th day of March, 2014.

    For the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
John M. Moses,
Acting Deputy Director, Division of Materials Safety and State 
Agreements, Office of Federal and State Materials and Environmental 
Management Programs.
[FR Doc. 2014-06721 Filed 3-25-14; 8:45 am]
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