Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal, 51964-51965 [2015-21169]

Download as PDF 51964 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 166 / Thursday, August 27, 2015 / Proposed Rules [FR Doc. 2015–21193 Filed 8–26–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6325–39–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION 10 CFR Parts 20 and 61 [NRC–2011–0012; NRC–2015–0003] RIN 3150–AI92 Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Proposed rule and draft NUREG; reopening of comment period. AGENCY: On March 26, 2015, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) requested public comment on a proposed rule that would amend its regulations that govern low-level radioactive waste (LLRW) disposal facilities. The proposed rule would require new and revised site-specific technical analyses, permit the development of site-specific criteria for LLRW acceptance based on the results of those analyses, facilitate implementation, and better align the requirements with current health and safety standards. Also on March 26, 2015, the NRC requested comment on draft guidance to address the implementation of the proposed regulations (NUREG–2175, ‘‘Guidance for Conducting Technical Analyses for 10 CFR part 61’’). The public comment period for the proposed rule and draft guidance closed on July 24, 2015. The NRC is reopening the public comment periods for the proposed rule and draft guidance to allow more time for members of the public to develop and submit their comments. DATES: The comment periods for the proposed rule published on March 26, 2015 (80 FR 16081), and the draft guidance published on March 26, 2015 (80 FR 15930), have been reopened. Comments should be filed no later than September 21, 2015. ADDRESSES: The methods for submitting comments on the proposed rule are different from the methods for submitting comments on the draft guidance. Proposed Rule: You may submit comments on the proposed rule by any of the following methods: • Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2011–0012. • Email comments to: Rulemaking.Comments@nrc.gov. If you do not receive an automatic email reply rmajette on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:07 Aug 26, 2015 Jkt 235001 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. Draft Guidance: You may submit comments on the draft guidance by any of the following methods: • Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2015–0003. • Mail comments to: Cindy Bladey, Office of Administration, Mail Stop: OWFN–12–H08, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001. 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. 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: Gary Comfort, telephone: (301) 415–8106, email: Gary.Comfort@nrc.gov; or Stephen Dembek, telephone: (301) 415– 2342, email: Stephen.Dembek@nrc.gov. Both of the Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, 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–2011– 0012 (proposed rule) and Docket ID NRC–2015–0003 (draft guidance) when contacting the NRC about the availability of information for this action. You may obtain publiclyavailable information related to the proposed rule and draft guidance by any of the following methods: • Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2011–0012 (proposed rule) or Docket ID NRC– 2015–0003 (draft guidance). • NRC’s Agencywide Documents Access and Management System PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 (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 draft guidance, NUREG–2175, is available in ADAMS under Accession No. ML15056A516. • 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– 0012 (proposed rule) or Docket ID NRC– 2015–0003 (draft guidance) 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 March 26, 2015 (80 FR 16081), the NRC requested comment on a proposed rule that would amend its regulations that govern LLRW disposal facilities to require new and revised site-specific technical analyses, to permit the development of site-specific criteria for LLRW acceptance based on the results of those analyses, to facilitate implementation, and to better align the requirements with current health and safety standards. Also on March 26, 2015 (80 FR 15930), the NRC requested comments on draft guidance to address the implementation of the proposed regulations (NUREG–2175, ‘‘Guidance for Conducting Technical Analyses for E:\FR\FM\27AUP1.SGM 27AUP1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 166 / Thursday, August 27, 2015 / Proposed Rules 10 CFR part 61’’). The public comment periods for the proposed rule and draft guidance closed on July 24, 2015. The NRC has decided to reopen the public comment periods for the proposed rule and draft guidance until September 21, 2015, to allow more time for members of the public to develop and submit their comments. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 19th day of August, 2015. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Annette L. Vietti-Cook, Secretary of the Commission. [FR Doc. 2015–21169 Filed 8–26–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P • Hand Delivery: Deliver to Mail address above between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. For service information identified in this proposed AD, contact General Electric Company, GE Aviation, Room 285, 1 Neumann Way, Cincinnati, OH 45215; phone: 513–552–3272; email: aviation.fleetsupport@ge.com. You may view this service information at the FAA, Engine & Propeller Directorate, 12 New England Executive Park, Burlington, MA 01803. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 781–238–7125. Examining the AD Docket DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2015–2984; Directorate Identifier 2015–NE–21–AD] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company Turbofan Engines Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all General Electric Company (GE) GEnx– 1B54, –1B58, –1B64, –1B67, and –1B70 turbofan engine models. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of two inflight shutdowns (IFSDs) caused by high-pressure turbine (HPT) rotor stage 1 blade failure. This proposed AD would require inspection and conditional removal of affected HPT rotor stage 1 blades. We are proposing this AD to prevent failure of the HPT rotor stage 1 blades, which could lead to failure of one or more engines, loss of thrust control, and damage to the airplane. SUMMARY: We must receive comments on this proposed AD by October 26, 2015. ADDRESSES: You may send comments, using the procedures found in 14 CFR 11.43 and 11.45, by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: 202–493–2251. • Mail: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. rmajette on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:07 Aug 26, 2015 Jkt 235001 You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2015– 2984; or in person at the Docket Management Facility between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket contains this proposed AD, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The street address for the Docket Office (phone: 800–647–5527) is in the ADDRESSES section. Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after receipt. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher McGuire, Aerospace Engineer, Engine Certification Office, FAA, Engine & Propeller Directorate, 12 New England Executive Park, Burlington, MA 01803; phone: 781– 238–7120; fax: 781–238–7199; email: chris.mcguire@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments Invited We invite you to send any written relevant data, views, or arguments about this NPRM. Send your comments to an address listed under the ADDRESSES section. Include ‘‘Docket No. FAA– 2015–2984; Directorate Identifier 2015– NE–21–AD’’ at the beginning of your comments. We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, economic, environmental, and energy aspects of this NPRM. We will consider all comments received by the closing date and may amend this NPRM because of those comments. We will post all comments we receive, without change, to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information you provide. We will also post a report summarizing each substantive verbal contact we receive about this NPRM. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 51965 Discussion We propose to adopt a new AD for all GE GEnx–1B54, –1B58, –1B64, –1B67, and –1B70 turbofan engine models. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of two IFSDs caused by HPT rotor stage 1 blade failure. This proposed AD would require inspection and conditional removal of affected HPT rotor stage 1 blades. This condition, if not corrected, could result in failure of the HPT rotor stage 1 blades, which could lead to failure of one or more engines, loss of thrust control, and damage to the airplane. Related Service Information We reviewed GE GEnx–1B Service Bulletin (SB) No. 72–0267 R00, dated April 10, 2015. The SB describes procedures for borescope inspection (BSI) of the HPT rotor stage 1 blades. FAA’s Determination We are proposing this NPRM because we evaluated all the relevant information and determined the unsafe condition described previously is likely to exist or develop in other products of the same type design. Proposed AD Requirements This NPRM would require initial and repetitive BSI and conditional removal of affected HPT rotor stage 1 blades. Costs of Compliance We estimate that this proposed AD will affect 4 engines installed on airplanes of U.S. registry. We also estimate that it will take about 2 hours per engine to comply with this proposed AD. The average labor rate is $85 per hour. Based on these figures, we estimate the total cost of this proposed AD to U.S. operators to be $680. Authority for This Rulemaking Title 49 of the United States Code specifies the FAA’s authority to issue rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I, section 106, describes the authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII: Aviation Programs, describes in more detail the scope of the Agency’s authority. We are issuing this rulemaking under the authority described in Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart III, Section 44701: ‘‘General requirements.’’ Under that section, Congress charges the FAA with promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in air commerce by prescribing regulations for practices, methods, and procedures the Administrator finds necessary for safety in air commerce. This regulation is within the scope of that authority because it addresses an unsafe condition that is likely to exist or develop on E:\FR\FM\27AUP1.SGM 27AUP1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 166 (Thursday, August 27, 2015)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 51964-51965]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-21169]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

10 CFR Parts 20 and 61

[NRC-2011-0012; NRC-2015-0003]
RIN 3150-AI92


Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Proposed rule and draft NUREG; reopening of comment period.

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SUMMARY: On March 26, 2015, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission 
(NRC) requested public comment on a proposed rule that would amend its 
regulations that govern low-level radioactive waste (LLRW) disposal 
facilities. The proposed rule would require new and revised site-
specific technical analyses, permit the development of site-specific 
criteria for LLRW acceptance based on the results of those analyses, 
facilitate implementation, and better align the requirements with 
current health and safety standards. Also on March 26, 2015, the NRC 
requested comment on draft guidance to address the implementation of 
the proposed regulations (NUREG-2175, ``Guidance for Conducting 
Technical Analyses for 10 CFR part 61''). The public comment period for 
the proposed rule and draft guidance closed on July 24, 2015. The NRC 
is reopening the public comment periods for the proposed rule and draft 
guidance to allow more time for members of the public to develop and 
submit their comments.

DATES: The comment periods for the proposed rule published on March 26, 
2015 (80 FR 16081), and the draft guidance published on March 26, 2015 
(80 FR 15930), have been reopened. Comments should be filed no later 
than September 21, 2015.

ADDRESSES: The methods for submitting comments on the proposed rule are 
different from the methods for submitting comments on the draft 
guidance.
    Proposed Rule: You may submit comments on the proposed rule by any 
of the following methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2011-0012.
     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.
    Draft Guidance: You may submit comments on the draft guidance by 
any of the following methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2015-0003.
     Mail comments to: Cindy Bladey, Office of Administration, 
Mail Stop: OWFN-12-H08, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, 
DC 20555-0001.
    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.
    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: Gary Comfort, telephone: (301) 415-
8106, email: Gary.Comfort@nrc.gov; or Stephen Dembek, telephone: (301) 
415-2342, email: Stephen.Dembek@nrc.gov. Both of the Office of Nuclear 
Material Safety and Safeguards, 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-2011-0012 (proposed rule) and Docket 
ID NRC-2015-0003 (draft guidance) when contacting the NRC about the 
availability of information for this action. You may obtain publicly-
available information related to the proposed rule and draft guidance 
by any of the following methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2011-0012 (proposed 
rule) or Docket ID NRC-2015-0003 (draft guidance).
     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 draft guidance, NUREG-2175, is available in ADAMS under Accession 
No. ML15056A516.
     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-2011-0012 (proposed rule) or Docket ID 
NRC-2015-0003 (draft guidance) 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 March 26, 2015 (80 FR 16081), the NRC requested comment on a 
proposed rule that would amend its regulations that govern LLRW 
disposal facilities to require new and revised site-specific technical 
analyses, to permit the development of site-specific criteria for LLRW 
acceptance based on the results of those analyses, to facilitate 
implementation, and to better align the requirements with current 
health and safety standards. Also on March 26, 2015 (80 FR 15930), the 
NRC requested comments on draft guidance to address the implementation 
of the proposed regulations (NUREG-2175, ``Guidance for Conducting 
Technical Analyses for

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10 CFR part 61''). The public comment periods for the proposed rule and 
draft guidance closed on July 24, 2015. The NRC has decided to reopen 
the public comment periods for the proposed rule and draft guidance 
until September 21, 2015, to allow more time for members of the public 
to develop and submit their comments.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 19th day of August, 2015.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Annette L. Vietti-Cook,
Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2015-21169 Filed 8-26-15; 8:45 am]
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