Linear No-Threshold Model and Standards for Protection Against Radiation, 50804-50805 [2015-20722]

Download as PDF 50804 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 162 / Friday, August 21, 2015 / Proposed Rules conflict with this rule. The rule will impact marketing programs that regulate the handling of processed raisins under 7 CFR part 989. Raisins under a marketing order have to meet certain requirements set forth in the grade standards. In addition, raisins are subject to section 8e import requirements under the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1937, as amended (7 U.S.C. 601–674), which requires imported raisins to meet grade, size, and quality under the applicable marketing order (7 CFR part 999). Background AMS continually reviews all fruit and vegetable grade standards to ensure their usefulness in the industry, and to modernize language and remove duplicative terminology. On May 13, 2013, AMS received a petition from the Little People of America stating that they ‘‘are trying to raise awareness around and eliminate the use of the word midget.’’ The petition further stated that, ‘‘Though the use of the word midget by the USDA when classifying certain food products is benign, Little People of America, and the dwarfism community, hopes that the USDA would consider phasing out the term midget.’’ AMS determined that the processed raisin grade standard contained ‘‘small or midget’’ terminology for the same requirement. Before developing these proposed revisions, AMS solicited comments and suggestions about the grade standards from the RAC. The RAC represents the entire California raisin industry; no other state produces raisins commercially. On August 14, 2014, the RAC approved the removal of the term midget from the standards. AMS is proposing to remove five references to the term ‘‘midget’’ in the following sections: 52.1845(b) and (c), 52.1850(a)(2) and (a)(3), and Table I. The proposed revisions would modernize and help clarify the language of the standard by removing dual terminology for the same requirement. The proposed rule provides a 60-day period during which interested parties may comment on the revisions to the standard. List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 52 Food grades and standards, Food labeling, Frozen foods, Fruit juices, Fruits, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Vegetables. For reasons set forth in the preamble, 7 CFR part 52 is proposed to be amended as follows: PART 52—[AMENDED] 1. The authority citation for part 52 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 7 U.S.C. 1621–1627. 2. In § 52.1845, paragraphs (b) and (c) are revised to read as follows: ■ § 52.1845 [Amended] * * * * * (b) Small size raisins means that 95 percent, by weight, of all the raisins will pass through round perforations 24/64inch in diameter, and not less than 70 percent, by weight, of all raisins will pass through round perforations 22/64inch in diameter. (c) Mixed size raisins means a mixture which does not meet either the requirements for ‘‘select’’ size; or for ‘‘small’’ size. * * * * * ■ 3. In § 52.1846, Table I, is amended, under ‘‘Substandard Development and Undeveloped’’ by revising the entry for ‘‘small size’’ to read as follows: § 52.1846 Grades of seedless raisins. * * * * * TABLE I * * Defects * U.S. Grade A * U.S. Grade B * * * * Substandard Development and Undeveloped .................................................................... * Total ................. * Total ................. Total * * * * Small size ............................................................................................................................ * 2 ....................... * 3 ....................... 5 * * * * 4. In § 52.1850, paragraphs (a)(2) and (3) are revised to read as follows: ■ § 52.1850 [Amended] * rmajette on DSK7SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS * * * * * (a) * * * (2) Small size raisins means that all of the raisins will pass through round perforations 34/64-inch in diameter and not less than 90 percent, by weight, of all the raisins will pass through round perforations 22/64-inch in diameter. (3) Mixed size raisins means a mixture does not meet either the requirements for ‘‘select’’ size or for ‘‘small’’ size. * * * * * * * Dated: August 13, 2015. Rex A. Barnes, Associate Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 2015–20391 Filed 8–20–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION 10 CFR Part 20 [Docket Nos. PRM–20–28, PRM–20–29, and PRM–20–30; NRC–2015–0057] Linear No-Threshold Model and Standards for Protection Against Radiation Nuclear Regulatory Commission. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:06 Aug 20, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 * * U.S. Grade C * * * Petition for rulemaking; notice of docketing and request for comment; extension of comment period. ACTION: On June 23, 2015, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) requested public comment on three petitions for rulemaking (PRM) requesting that the NRC amend its ‘‘Standards for Protection Against Radiation’’ regulations and change the basis of those regulations from the linear no-threshold model of radiation protection to the radiation hormesis model. The public comment period was originally scheduled to close on September 8, 2015. The NRC is extending the public comment period to allow more time for members of the public to develop and submit their comments. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21AUP1.SGM 21AUP1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 162 / Friday, August 21, 2015 / Proposed Rules The comment period for the document published on June 23, 2015, at 80 FR 35870, is extended. Comments should be filed no later than November 19, 2015. 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 on or 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–2015–0057. Address questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301–415–3463; email: Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov. For technical questions contact the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document. • Email comments to: Rulemaking.Comments@nrc.gov. If you do not receive an automatic email reply confirming receipt, then contact us at 301–415–1677. • Fax comments to: Secretary, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission at 301– 415–1101. • Mail comments to: Secretary, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001, ATTN: Rulemakings and Adjudications Staff. • Hand deliver comments to: 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852, between 7:30 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. (Eastern Time) Federal workdays; telephone: 301–415–1677. For additional direction on obtaining information and submitting comments, see ‘‘Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments’’ in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Solomon Sahle, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington DC 20555–0001; telephone: 301–415–3781, email: Solomon.Sahle@ nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: rmajette on DSK7SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS I. Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments A. Obtaining Information Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2015– 0057 when contacting the NRC about the availability of information for this action. You may obtain publiclyavailable information related to this action by any of the following methods: • Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2015–0057. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:06 Aug 20, 2015 Jkt 235001 • NRC’s Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS): You may obtain publiclyavailable 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. • 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–2015– 0057 in your comment submission. The NRC cautions you not to include identifying or contact information that you do not want to be 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. 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 into ADAMS. II. Discussion On June 23, 2015, the NRC requested public comment on three PRMs, PRM– 20–28, PRM–20–29, and PRM–20–30, requesting that the NRC amend its ‘‘Standards for Protection Against Radiation’’ regulations and change the basis of those regulations from the linear no-threshold model of radiation protection to the radiation hormesis model. The NRC is examining the issues raised in these PRMs to determine whether they should be considered in rulemaking. The public comment period was originally scheduled to close on September 8, 2015. The NRC is extending the public comment period on this document until November 19, 2015, to allow more time for members of the public to submit their comments. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 50805 Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 17th day of August, 2015. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Annette L. Vietti-Cook, Secretary of the Commission. [FR Doc. 2015–20722 Filed 8–20–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P FEDERAL HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY 12 CFR Part 1238 RIN 2590–AA74 Proposed Amendments to the Stress Test Rule Federal Housing Finance Agency. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking with request for comment. AGENCY: The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is proposing amendments to its stress testing rule adopted in 2013 to implement section 165(i) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. The amendments would modify the start date of the stress test cycles from October 1 of a calendar year to January 1 of the following calendar year. The amendments would also modify the dates for FHFA to issue scenarios for the upcoming cycle, the dates for the regulated entities to report the results of their stress tests to FHFA, and the dates for the regulated entities to publicly disclose a summary of their stress test results for the severely adverse scenario. These amendments would align FHFA’s rule with rules adopted by other financial institution regulators that implement the Dodd-Frank stress testing requirements. DATES: Comments on the proposed amendments must be received on or before September 21, 2015. ADDRESSES: You may submit your comments, identified by regulatory identification number (RIN) 2590– AA74, by any of the following methods: • Agency Web site: www.fhfa.gov/ open-for-comment-or-input. • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. 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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 162 (Friday, August 21, 2015)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 50804-50805]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-20722]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

10 CFR Part 20

[Docket Nos. PRM-20-28, PRM-20-29, and PRM-20-30; NRC-2015-0057]


Linear No-Threshold Model and Standards for Protection Against 
Radiation

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Petition for rulemaking; notice of docketing and request for 
comment; extension of comment period.

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SUMMARY: On June 23, 2015, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) 
requested public comment on three petitions for rulemaking (PRM) 
requesting that the NRC amend its ``Standards for Protection Against 
Radiation'' regulations and change the basis of those regulations from 
the linear no-threshold model of radiation protection to the radiation 
hormesis model. The public comment period was originally scheduled to 
close on September 8, 2015. The NRC is extending the public comment 
period to allow more time for members of the public to develop and 
submit their comments.

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DATES: The comment period for the document published on June 23, 2015, 
at 80 FR 35870, is extended. Comments should be filed no later than 
November 19, 2015. 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 on or 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-2015-0057. Address 
questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301-415-
3463; email: Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov. For technical questions contact 
the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of 
this document.
     Email comments to: Rulemaking.Comments@nrc.gov. If you do 
not receive an automatic email reply confirming receipt, then contact 
us at 301-415-1677.
     Fax comments to: Secretary, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission at 301-415-1101.
     Mail comments to: Secretary, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, ATTN: Rulemakings and 
Adjudications Staff.
     Hand deliver comments to: 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, 
Maryland 20852, between 7:30 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. (Eastern Time) Federal 
workdays; telephone: 301-415-1677.
    For additional direction on obtaining information and submitting 
comments, see ``Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments'' in the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Solomon Sahle, Office of Nuclear 
Material Safety and Safeguards, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Washington DC 20555-0001; telephone: 301-415-3781, email: 
Solomon.Sahle@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments

A. Obtaining Information

    Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2015-0057 when contacting the NRC 
about the availability of information for this action. You may obtain 
publicly-available information related to this action by any of the 
following methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2015-0057.
     NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System 
(ADAMS): You may obtain 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.
     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-2015-0057 in your comment submission.
    The NRC cautions you not to include identifying or contact 
information that you do not want to be 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. 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 into ADAMS.

II. Discussion

    On June 23, 2015, the NRC requested public comment on three PRMs, 
PRM-20-28, PRM-20-29, and PRM-20-30, requesting that the NRC amend its 
``Standards for Protection Against Radiation'' regulations and change 
the basis of those regulations from the linear no-threshold model of 
radiation protection to the radiation hormesis model. The NRC is 
examining the issues raised in these PRMs to determine whether they 
should be considered in rulemaking.
    The public comment period was originally scheduled to close on 
September 8, 2015. The NRC is extending the public comment period on 
this document until November 19, 2015, to allow more time for members 
of the public to submit their comments.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 17th day of August, 2015.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Annette L. Vietti-Cook,
Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2015-20722 Filed 8-20-15; 8:45 am]
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