Draft NUREG/CR-7209, A Compendium of Spent Fuel Transportation Package Response Analyses to Severe Fire Accident Scenarios, 4680-4681 [2016-01654]

Download as PDF 4680 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 17 / Wednesday, January 27, 2016 / Notices call (703) 518–6570 or send an email to boardcomments@ncua.gov. I. Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION A. Obtaining Information FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melissa Lowden, Performance Analyst, National Credit Union Administration, 1775 Duke Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314–3428 or telephone: (703) 518– 1182. [NRC–2015–0234] Draft NUREG/CR–7209, A Compendium of Spent Fuel Transportation Package Response Analyses to Severe Fire Accident Scenarios Authority: 5 U.S.C. 306. The Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA) requires agencies to prepare strategic plans, annual performance plans and annual performance reports with measurable performance indicators to address the policy, budgeting and oversight needs of both Congress and agency leaders, partners/stakeholders, and program managers. In 2010, Congress passed the GPRA Modernization Act of 2010, which further requires a leadershipdriven governance model with emphasis on quarterly reviews and transparency. The GPRA Modernization Act requires agencies to set priority goals linked to longer-term Agency strategic goals. Part 6 of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A–11 provides additional guidance and requirements for federal agencies to implement these laws. The NCUA Draft Strategic Plan 2017– 2021 is issued pursuant to the GPRA, the GPRA Modernization Act, and OMB Circular A–11. It highlights the agency’s three strategic goals and supporting strategic objectives, which reflect the outcome or greater impact of the broader strategic goals. The three strategic goals for 2017– 2021 are to: • Ensure a Safe and Sound Credit Union System. • Promote Consumer Protection and Financial Literacy. • Cultivate an Inclusive, Collaborative Workplace at NCUA that Maximizes Productivity and Enhances Impact. The draft NCUA Draft Strategic Plan 2017–2021 is available at the following Web address: https://www.ncua.gov/ regulation-supervision/Pages/boardcomments.aspx. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: By the National Credit Union Administration Board on January 21, 2016. Gerard Poliquin, Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 2016–01625 Filed 1–26–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P Nuclear Regulatory Commission. AGENCY: Draft NUREG/CR; request for comment. ACTION: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public comment draft NUREG/CR–7209, ‘‘A Compendium of Spent Fuel Transportation Package Response Analyses to Severe Fire Accident Scenarios.’’ This report summarizes studies of rail and truck transport accidents involving fires, relative to regulatory requirements for shipment of commercial spent nuclear fuel (SNF). SUMMARY: Submit comments by March 28, 2016. 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. DATES: 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–2015–0234. 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. • Mail comments to: Cindy Bladey, Office of Administration, Mail Stop: OWFN–12–H08, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001. For additional direction on obtaining information and submitting comments, see ‘‘Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments’’ in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jimmy Chang, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards; U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20005–000; telephone: 301- 415– 7427; email: jimmy.chang@nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:41 Jan 26, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2015– 0234 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–2015–0234. • 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. Draft NUREG/CR–7209, ‘‘A Compendium of Spent Fuel Transportation Package Response Analyses to Severe Fire Accident Scenarios,’’ is available in ADAMS under Accession No. ML16015A016. • 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– 0234 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 posts all comment submissions at http:// www.regulations.gov as well as entering 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. E:\FR\FM\27JAN1.SGM 27JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 17 / Wednesday, January 27, 2016 / Notices II. Discussion The NRC is issuing draft NUREG/CR– 7209, ‘‘A Compendium of Spent Fuel Transportation Package Response Analyses to Severe Fire Accident Scenarios.’’ This report summarizes studies of truck and rail transport accidents involving fires, relative to regulatory requirements for shipment of commercial spent nuclear fuel (SNF). The fire accident scenarios were based on the most severe historical railway and roadway fires in terms of their potential impact on SNF containers. The accident scenarios that were analyzed include one railway tunnel fire, two roadway tunnel fires, and one roadway enclosed overpass fire. The combined summary of this work demonstrates that the current NRC regulations and packaging standards provide a high degree of protection to the public health and safety against release of radioactive material in real-world transportation accidents, were such events to involve SNF containers. The purpose of this notice is to provide the public with an opportunity to review and provide comments on draft NUREG/CR–7209. Any comments received will be considered in the final version or subsequent revisions of the draft NUREG/CR. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 21 day of January, 2016. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Christian Araguas, Chief, Containment, Structural, and Thermal Branch, Division of Spent Fuel Management, Office of Nuclear Materials Safety and Safeguards. [FR Doc. 2016–01654 Filed 1–26–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [NRC–2015–0079] Information Collection: NRC’s Policy Statement on Cooperation With States at Commercial Nuclear Power Plants and Other Nuclear Production and Utilization Facilities Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Notice of submission to the Office of Management and Budget; request for comment. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has recently submitted a request for renewal of an existing collection of information to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. The information collection is entitled, ‘‘Cooperation with SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:41 Jan 26, 2016 Jkt 238001 States at Commercial Nuclear Power Plants and Other Nuclear Production and Utilization Facilities, Policy Statement.’’ 4681 B. Submitting Comments I. Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments The NRC cautions you not to include identifying or contact information in comment submissions that you do not want to be publicly disclosed in your comment submission. All comment submissions are posted at http:// www.regulations.gov and entered into ADAMS. Comment submissions are not routinely edited to remove identifying or contact information. If you are requesting or aggregating comments from other persons for submission to the OMB, 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 comment submissions are not routinely edited to remove such information before making the comment submissions available to the public or entering the comment into ADAMS. A. Obtaining Information I. Background Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2015– 0079 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–2015–0079. • 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 supporting statement is available in ADAMS under Accession No. ML15342A105. • 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. • NRC’s Clearance Officer: A copy of the collection of information and related instructions may be obtained without charge by contacting the NRC’s Acting Clearance Officer, Kristen Benney, Office of the Chief Information Officer, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001; telephone: 301–415–6355; email: INFOCOLLECTS.Resource@NRC.GOV. Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[NRC-2015-0234]


Draft NUREG/CR-7209, A Compendium of Spent Fuel Transportation 
Package Response Analyses to Severe Fire Accident Scenarios

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Draft NUREG/CR; request for comment.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for 
public comment draft NUREG/CR-7209, ``A Compendium of Spent Fuel 
Transportation Package Response Analyses to Severe Fire Accident 
Scenarios.'' This report summarizes studies of rail and truck transport 
accidents involving fires, relative to regulatory requirements for 
shipment of commercial spent nuclear fuel (SNF).

DATES: Submit comments by March 28, 2016. 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-2015-0234. 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.
     Mail comments to: Cindy Bladey, Office of Administration, 
Mail Stop: OWFN-12-H08, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, 
DC 20555-0001.
    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: Jimmy Chang, Office of Nuclear 
Material Safety and Safeguards; U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Washington, DC 20005-000; telephone: 301- 415-7427; email: 
jimmy.chang@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments

A. Obtaining Information

    Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2015-0234 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-2015-0234.
     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. 
Draft NUREG/CR-7209, ``A Compendium of Spent Fuel Transportation 
Package Response Analyses to Severe Fire Accident Scenarios,'' is 
available in ADAMS under Accession No. ML16015A016.
     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-2015-0234 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 posts all comment submissions at http://www.regulations.gov as well as entering 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.

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II. Discussion

    The NRC is issuing draft NUREG/CR-7209, ``A Compendium of Spent 
Fuel Transportation Package Response Analyses to Severe Fire Accident 
Scenarios.'' This report summarizes studies of truck and rail transport 
accidents involving fires, relative to regulatory requirements for 
shipment of commercial spent nuclear fuel (SNF). The fire accident 
scenarios were based on the most severe historical railway and roadway 
fires in terms of their potential impact on SNF containers. The 
accident scenarios that were analyzed include one railway tunnel fire, 
two roadway tunnel fires, and one roadway enclosed overpass fire. The 
combined summary of this work demonstrates that the current NRC 
regulations and packaging standards provide a high degree of protection 
to the public health and safety against release of radioactive material 
in real-world transportation accidents, were such events to involve SNF 
containers.
    The purpose of this notice is to provide the public with an 
opportunity to review and provide comments on draft NUREG/CR-7209. Any 
comments received will be considered in the final version or subsequent 
revisions of the draft NUREG/CR.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 21 day of January, 2016.
    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Christian Araguas,
Chief, Containment, Structural, and Thermal Branch, Division of Spent 
Fuel Management, Office of Nuclear Materials Safety and Safeguards.
[FR Doc. 2016-01654 Filed 1-26-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 7590-01-P