Reactor Effluents, 51481-51482 [2015-21072]

Download as PDF 51481 Proposed Rules Federal Register Vol. 80, No. 164 Tuesday, August 25, 2015 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 Part 50, Appendix I [NRC–2014–0044] RIN 3150–AJ38 Reactor Effluents Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Advance notice of proposed rulemaking; extension of comment period. AGENCY: On May 4, 2015, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) requested public comment on an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) to obtain input for the development of a regulatory basis that would support potential amendments to those regulations concerning how NRC licensees demonstrate meeting the ‘‘as low as is reasonably achievable’’ standard with respect to effluents from nuclear power plants. The purpose of the potential amendments would be to more closely align these NRC regulations with the terminology and dose-related methodology published by the International Commission on Radiation Protection (ICRP), as contained in the ICRP Publication 103 (2007). The public comment period was originally scheduled to close on September 1, 2015. The NRC received a request to extend the public comment period on the ANPR and is approving a one-time, 30-day extension to provide additional time for members of the public and other stakeholders to develop and submit their comments. DATES: The public comment period in the notice published on May 4, 2015 (80 FR 25237), is extended. Comments should be filed no later than October 1, 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 asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:31 Aug 24, 2015 Jkt 235001 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–2014–0044. Address questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301–415–3463; email: Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov. For technical questions contact the individuals 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. • Comments that contain proprietary or sensitive information: Please contact the individuals listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document to determine the most appropriate method for submitting these comments. 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: Carolyn Lauron, telephone: 301–415– 2736, email: Carolyn.Lauron@nrc.gov; and Nishka Devaser, telephone: 301– 415–5196, email: Nishka.Devaser@ nrc.gov. Both are staff of the Office of New Reactors, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555– 0001. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments A. Obtaining Information Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2014– 0044 when contacting the NRC about the availability of information for this action. You may obtain publicly- PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 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–2014–0044. • 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. The ADAMS accession number for each document referenced (if it is available in ADAMS) is provided the first time that it is mentioned in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. • 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–2014– 0044 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. Background On May 4, 2015, the NRC published an ANPR (80 FR 25237) for public comment to obtain input on the development of a regulatory basis. The E:\FR\FM\25AUP1.SGM 25AUP1 51482 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 164 / Tuesday, August 25, 2015 / Proposed Rules regulatory basis would support potential amendments to those regulations in appendix I of part 50 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), which concern how NRC licensees demonstrate meeting the ‘‘as low as is reasonably achievable’’ standard with respect to effluents from nuclear power plants. The purpose of the potential amendments would be to more closely align the 10 CFR part 50, appendix I, regulations with the terminology and dose-related methodology published in ICRP Publication 103 (2007). The ANPR identified specific questions and issues with respect to a possible revision of the NRC’s regulations at 10 CFR part 50, appendix I, and associated guidance. Comments from members of the public and other stakeholders, including responses to the specific questions, will be considered by the NRC staff when it develops the regulatory basis. The public comment period was originally scheduled to close on September 1, 2015. The NRC received a request (ADAMS Accession No. ML15217A373) to extend the public comment period on the ANPR and is approving a one-time, 30-day extension, until October 1, 2015, to provide additional time for members of the public and other stakeholders to develop and submit their comments. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 18th day of August 2015. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Michael E. Mayfield, Acting Director, Office of New Reactors. [FR Doc. 2015–21072 Filed 8–24–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY 10 CFR Part 430 [Docket No. EERE–2013–BT–STD–0006] RIN 1904–AC55 Energy Conservation Standards for Commercial and Industrial Fans and Blowers: Availability of Provisional Analysis Tools and Notice of Data Availability Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy. ACTION: Close of public comment period. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS AGENCY: The comment period for the Availability of Provisional Analysis Tools and Notice of Data Availability pertaining to the development of energy conservation standards for commercial and industrial fan and blower equipment published on May 1, 2015, closes on September 8, 2015. SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:31 Aug 24, 2015 Jkt 235001 The comment period for the Availability of Provisional Analysis Tools and Notice of Data Availability closes on September 8, 2015. ADDRESSES: Any comments submitted must identify the framework document for commercial and industrial fans and blowers and provide docket number EERE–2013–BT–STD–0006 and/or RIN number 1904–AC55. Comments may be submitted using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Email: CIFB2013STD0006@ EE.Doe.Gov. Include EERE–2013–BT– STD–0006 in the subject line of the message. • Mail: Ms. Brenda Edwards, U.S. Department of Energy, Building Technologies Program, Mailstop EE–5B, Framework Document for Commercial and Industrial Fans and Blowers, EERE– 2013–BT–STD–0006, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585–0121. Phone: (202) 586–2945. Please submit one signed paper original. • Hand Delivery/Courier: Ms. Brenda Edwards, U.S. Department of Energy, Building Technologies Program, 6th Floor, 950 L’Enfant Plaza SW., Washington, DC 20024. Phone: (202) 586–2945. Please submit one signed paper original. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents, or comments received, go to the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ashley Armstrong, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Building Technologies, EE–5B, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585–0121. Telephone: (202) 586–6590. Email: CIFansBlowers@ee.doe.gov. Mr. Peter Cochran, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of the General Counsel, GC–33, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585–0121. Telephone: (202) 586–9496. Email: Peter.Cochran@hq.doe.gov. For further information on how to submit a comment and review other public comments and the docket, contact Ms. Brenda Edwards at (202) 586–2945 or by email: Brenda.Edwards@ee.doe.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a proposed determination that commercial and industrial fans and blowers (fans) meet the definition of covered equipment under the Energy DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 9990 Policy and Conservation Act of 1975, as amended (76 FR 37628, June 28, 2011). As part of its further consideration of this determination, DOE has initiated a rulemaking to establish energy conservation standards for commercial and industrial fans and blowers. To date, DOE has published a notice of public meeting and availability of the framework document to consider such standards (78 FR 7306 (Feb. 1, 2013)), and two Availabilities of Provisional Analysis Tools and Notices of Data Availability (NODAs) (79 FR 73246 (Dec. 10, 2014), and 80 FR 24841 (May 1, 2015)). The second NODA provided for the submission of public comments through Fans and Blowers Working Group meetings established by the Appliance Standards Regulatory Advisory Committee (ASRAC), which concludes on September 8, 2015. In addition to issuing these publications, DOE has participated in and provided support to the Fans and Blowers Working Group. In particular, the second NODA was published to inform the proceedings of the Working Group and serve as a starting point for its work. The proceedings of the Working Group, including revised analysis largely supersede the content of the May 2015 NODA. DOE encouraged stakeholders to provide any additional data or information and to submit comments on the content and analysis developed during the ASRAC Working Group process. Supporting material presented during the Working Group meetings and transcripts, as well as supporting documents including industry publications are available in the Fans and Blowers rulemaking docket at: http://www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=EERE-2013-BT-STD0006. Given that the Fans and Blowers Working Group meetings will conclude by September 8, 2015, DOE believes that closing the comment period on September 8, 2015 will allow sufficient time for interested parties to submit comments. Accordingly, DOE will consider any comments received by September 8, 2015 to be timely submitted. Issued in Washington, DC, on August 19, 2015. Kathleen B. Hogan, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. 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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. 80, No. 164 / Tuesday, August 25, 2015 / 
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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

10 CFR Part 50, Appendix I

[NRC-2014-0044]
RIN 3150-AJ38


Reactor Effluents

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Advance notice of proposed rulemaking; extension of comment 
period.

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SUMMARY: On May 4, 2015, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) 
requested public comment on an advance notice of proposed rulemaking 
(ANPR) to obtain input for the development of a regulatory basis that 
would support potential amendments to those regulations concerning how 
NRC licensees demonstrate meeting the ``as low as is reasonably 
achievable'' standard with respect to effluents from nuclear power 
plants. The purpose of the potential amendments would be to more 
closely align these NRC regulations with the terminology and dose-
related methodology published by the International Commission on 
Radiation Protection (ICRP), as contained in the ICRP Publication 103 
(2007). The public comment period was originally scheduled to close on 
September 1, 2015. The NRC received a request to extend the public 
comment period on the ANPR and is approving a one-time, 30-day 
extension to provide additional time for members of the public and 
other stakeholders to develop and submit their comments.

DATES: The public comment period in the notice published on May 4, 2015 
(80 FR 25237), is extended. Comments should be filed no later than 
October 1, 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-2014-0044. Address 
questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301-415-
3463; email: Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov. For technical questions contact 
the individuals 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.
     Comments that contain proprietary or sensitive 
information: Please contact the individuals listed in the FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document to determine the most 
appropriate method for submitting these comments.
    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: Carolyn Lauron, telephone: 301-415-
2736, email: Carolyn.Lauron@nrc.gov; and Nishka Devaser, telephone: 
301-415-5196, email: Nishka.Devaser@nrc.gov. Both are staff of the 
Office of New Reactors, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, 
DC 20555-0001.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments

A. Obtaining Information

    Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2014-0044 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-2014-0044.
     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. The 
ADAMS accession number for each document referenced (if it is available 
in ADAMS) is provided the first time that it is mentioned in the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section.
     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-2014-0044 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. Background

    On May 4, 2015, the NRC published an ANPR (80 FR 25237) for public 
comment to obtain input on the development of a regulatory basis. The

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regulatory basis would support potential amendments to those 
regulations in appendix I of part 50 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal 
Regulations (10 CFR), which concern how NRC licensees demonstrate 
meeting the ``as low as is reasonably achievable'' standard with 
respect to effluents from nuclear power plants. The purpose of the 
potential amendments would be to more closely align the 10 CFR part 50, 
appendix I, regulations with the terminology and dose-related 
methodology published in ICRP Publication 103 (2007).
    The ANPR identified specific questions and issues with respect to a 
possible revision of the NRC's regulations at 10 CFR part 50, appendix 
I, and associated guidance. Comments from members of the public and 
other stakeholders, including responses to the specific questions, will 
be considered by the NRC staff when it develops the regulatory basis. 
The public comment period was originally scheduled to close on 
September 1, 2015. The NRC received a request (ADAMS Accession No. 
ML15217A373) to extend the public comment period on the ANPR and is 
approving a one-time, 30-day extension, until October 1, 2015, to 
provide additional time for members of the public and other 
stakeholders to develop and submit their comments.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 18th day of August 2015.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Michael E. Mayfield,
Acting Director, Office of New Reactors.
[FR Doc. 2015-21072 Filed 8-24-15; 8:45 am]
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