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[FR Doc. 2014–06803 Filed 3–26–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7510–13–P (ISG) FSME–ISG–01, ‘‘Evaluations of Uranium Recovery Facility Surveys of Radon and Radon Progeny in Air and Demonstrations of Compliance with 10 CFR 20.1301.’’ This ISG provides guidance to the NRC staff for evaluating uranium recovery (UR) licensee demonstrations of compliance with the public dose limits. DATES: Submit comments by May 27, 2014. Comments received after this date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but the Commission is able to ensure consideration only for comments received before this date. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments 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–2011–0266. Address questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301–287–3422; email: Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov. For technical questions, contact the individual(s) 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– 44M, 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: Duane Schmidt, Office of Federal and State Materials and Environmental Management Programs, telephone: 301– 415–6919; email: Duane.Schmidt@ nrc.gov; U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555– 0001. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION I. Accessing Information and Submitting Comments [NRC–2011–0266] A. Accessing Information Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2011– 0266 when contacting the NRC about the availability of information regarding this document. You may access publicly-available information related to this document by any of the following methods: • Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2011–0266. • NRC’s Agencywide Documents Access and Management System tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Evaluations of Uranium Recovery Facility Surveys of Radon and Radon Progeny Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Revised draft interim staff guidance; request for comment. AGENCY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff is issuing for public comment Interim Staff Guidance SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:40 Mar 26, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (ADAMS): You may access publicly available documents online in the ADAMS Public Documents collection 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 revised draft ISG, FSME–ISG–01, ‘‘Evaluations of Uranium Recovery Facility Surveys of Radon and Radon Progeny in Air and Demonstrations of Compliance with 10 CFR 20.1301,’’ is available in ADAMS under accession no. ML13310A198. The initial version of the draft ISG is available in ADAMS under accession no. ML112720481. • 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. B. Submitting Comments Please include Docket ID NRC–2011– 0266 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 to be publicly disclosed in you comment submission. The NRC will post all comment submissions at http:// www.regulations.gov as well as enter the comment submissions into ADAMS. 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 entering the comment submissions into ADAMS. II. Discussion Uranium recovery facility licensees, including in-situ recovery facilities and conventional uranium mills, are required to perform surveys of radiation levels in unrestricted and controlled areas, and to perform surveys of radioactive materials in effluents released to unrestricted and controlled E:\FR\FM\27MRN1.SGM 27MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 59 / Thursday, March 27, 2014 / Notices areas to demonstrate compliance with the dose limits for individual members of the public provided in section 20.1301 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR). The NRC regulations in 10 CFR 20.1302 permit the use of alternative approaches to demonstrate compliance with the public dose limits. This ISG is being developed to document the criteria to be used by the NRC staff to review radon and radon progeny surveys and evaluations of dose to members of the public submitted by licensees under 10 CFR 20.1302 to demonstrate compliance with the NRC public dose limits of 10 CFR 20.1301. Specifically, when finalized, this ISG will provide guidance to the NRC staff for reviewing licensee evaluations of doses to members of the public from radon-222 and radon-222 progeny from UR facilities including: (1) Surveys of environmental and effluent radon and radon progeny in air; and (2) radonrelated aspects of demonstrations of compliance with the NRC’s public dose limits of 10 CFR 20.1301. When finalized, this ISG may also be used by the NRC staff in evaluating portions of license applications, renewals, or amendments dealing with radon and radon progeny surveys and compliance. The NRC published an initial draft version of this ISG for public comment on November 21, 2011 (76 FR 72006). The NRC staff considered the public comments in preparing the revised draft report. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 20th day of March 2014. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Andrew Persinko, Deputy Director, Decommissioning and Uranium Recovery Licensing Directorate, Division of Waste Management and Environmental Protection, Office of Federal and State Materials and Environmental Management Programs. [FR Doc. 2014–06785 Filed 3–26–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NRC of any current involvement in NRC-licensed activities and for a period of 1 year after the 3-year period of prohibition has expired, that he provide a written notice for his first employment offer involving NRC-licensed activities. DATES: Effective Date: See attachment. ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2014–0061 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–2014–0061. Address questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301–287–3422; email: Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov. • 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. 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In the Matter of George Geisser, III; Order Prohibiting Involvement in NRC Licensed Activities The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an order prohibiting Mr. Geisser, III from involvement in NRC-licensed activities for a period of 3 years. The order also requires Mr. Geisser, III to notify the I. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:40 Mar 26, 2014 Jkt 232001 George Geisser, III is President of Geisser Engineering Corporation (GEC) located in Riverside, Rhode Island. GEC does not possess a license issued by the NRC pursuant to Part 30 of Title 10 of PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 17195 the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR). However, GEC is the holder of a State of Rhode Island materials license, which authorizes the possession and use of portable moisture/density gauges containing sealed sources of radioactive material within the State of Rhode Island. The holder of a State license may perform work authorized by the license in other State or Federal jurisdictions provided the State licensee files for reciprocity with the appropriate regulatory authority. II. On May 9, 2012, the NRC conducted an inspection at GEC facilities, with continued in-office review through August 15, 2013. The inspection was an examination of activities conducted under the general license pursuant to 10 CFR 150.20 as it relates to safety and security, compliance with the Commission’s rules and regulations, and with the conditions of the GEC State of Rhode Island Radioactive Materials License RI–3L–050–01. During the inspection, an apparent violation of 10 CFR 150.20 was identified. The apparent violation involved GEC’s failure to file for reciprocity on multiple occasions between October 21, 2009, and June 23, 2011. Specifically, GEC used portable gauges on 22 occasions in the State of Connecticut and at Newport Naval Station in Newport, Rhode Island, an area of exclusive Federal jurisdiction within the Agreement State of Rhode Island, without filing for reciprocity with the NRC. Additionally, an investigation was conducted by the NRC’s Office of Investigations (OI) to determine whether Mr. Geisser, the President/Owner of GEC, deliberately engaged in the use of licensed material in areas of NRC jurisdiction without filing for reciprocity. Based on the evidence gathered during the investigation, which was completed on April 26, 2013, the NRC concluded that Mr. Geisser acted deliberately. In a letter dated August 16, 2013, the NRC informed Mr. Geisser that the NRC was considering escalated enforcement action against him for an apparent violation of the NRC’s deliberate misconduct rule, 10 CFR 30.10. 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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[NRC-2011-0266]


Evaluations of Uranium Recovery Facility Surveys of Radon and 
Radon Progeny

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Revised draft interim staff guidance; request for comment.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff is issuing 
for public comment Interim Staff Guidance (ISG) FSME-ISG-01, 
``Evaluations of Uranium Recovery Facility Surveys of Radon and Radon 
Progeny in Air and Demonstrations of Compliance with 10 CFR 20.1301.'' 
This ISG provides guidance to the NRC staff for evaluating uranium 
recovery (UR) licensee demonstrations of compliance with the public 
dose limits.

DATES: Submit comments by May 27, 2014. Comments received after this 
date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but the Commission 
is able to ensure consideration only for comments received before this 
date.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments 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-2011-0266. Address 
questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301-287-
3422; email: Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov. For technical questions, contact 
the individual(s) 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-06-44M, 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: Duane Schmidt, Office of Federal and 
State Materials and Environmental Management Programs, telephone: 301-
415-6919; email: Duane.Schmidt@nrc.gov; U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Accessing Information and Submitting Comments

A. Accessing Information

    Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2011-0266 when contacting the NRC 
about the availability of information regarding this document. You may 
access publicly-available information related to this document by any 
of the following methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2011-0266.
     NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System 
(ADAMS): You may access publicly available documents online in the 
ADAMS Public Documents collection 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 
revised draft ISG, FSME-ISG-01, ``Evaluations of Uranium Recovery 
Facility Surveys of Radon and Radon Progeny in Air and Demonstrations 
of Compliance with 10 CFR 20.1301,'' is available in ADAMS under 
accession no. ML13310A198. The initial version of the draft ISG is 
available in ADAMS under accession no. ML112720481.
     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.

B. Submitting Comments

    Please include Docket ID NRC-2011-0266 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 to be publicly disclosed in you 
comment submission. The NRC will post all comment submissions at http://www.regulations.gov as well as enter the comment submissions into 
ADAMS. 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 entering the comment submissions into ADAMS.

II. Discussion

    Uranium recovery facility licensees, including in-situ recovery 
facilities and conventional uranium mills, are required to perform 
surveys of radiation levels in unrestricted and controlled areas, and 
to perform surveys of radioactive materials in effluents released to 
unrestricted and controlled

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areas to demonstrate compliance with the dose limits for individual 
members of the public provided in section 20.1301 of Title 10 of the 
Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR). The NRC regulations in 10 CFR 
20.1302 permit the use of alternative approaches to demonstrate 
compliance with the public dose limits.
    This ISG is being developed to document the criteria to be used by 
the NRC staff to review radon and radon progeny surveys and evaluations 
of dose to members of the public submitted by licensees under 10 CFR 
20.1302 to demonstrate compliance with the NRC public dose limits of 10 
CFR 20.1301. Specifically, when finalized, this ISG will provide 
guidance to the NRC staff for reviewing licensee evaluations of doses 
to members of the public from radon-222 and radon-222 progeny from UR 
facilities including: (1) Surveys of environmental and effluent radon 
and radon progeny in air; and (2) radon-related aspects of 
demonstrations of compliance with the NRC's public dose limits of 10 
CFR 20.1301. When finalized, this ISG may also be used by the NRC staff 
in evaluating portions of license applications, renewals, or amendments 
dealing with radon and radon progeny surveys and compliance. The NRC 
published an initial draft version of this ISG for public comment on 
November 21, 2011 (76 FR 72006). The NRC staff considered the public 
comments in preparing the revised draft report.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 20th day of March 2014.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Andrew Persinko,
Deputy Director, Decommissioning and Uranium Recovery Licensing 
Directorate, Division of Waste Management and Environmental Protection, 
Office of Federal and State Materials and Environmental Management 
Programs.
[FR Doc. 2014-06785 Filed 3-26-14; 8:45 am]
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