Publication Procedures for Federal Register Documents During a Funding Hiatus, 58028 [2017-26280]

Download as PDF 58028 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 235 / Friday, December 8, 2017 / Notices OFFICE OF THE FEDERAL REGISTER Publication Procedures for Federal Register Documents During a Funding Hiatus Office of the Federal Register. Notice of special procedures. AGENCY: ACTION: In the event of an appropriations lapse, the Office of the Federal Register (OFR) would be required to publish documents directly related to the performance of governmental functions necessary to address imminent threats to the safety of human life or protection of property. Since it would be impracticable for the OFR to make case-by-case determinations as to whether certain documents are directly related to activities that qualify for an exemption under the Antideficiency Act, the OFR will place responsibility on agencies submitting documents to certify that their documents relate to emergency activities authorized under the Act. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Bunk, Director of Legal Affairs and Policy, or Miriam Vincent, Staff Attorney, Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration, (202) 741–6030 or Fedreg.legal@nara.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Due to the possibility of a lapse in appropriations and in accordance with the provisions of the Antideficiency Act, as amended by Public Law 101–508, 104 Stat. 1388 (31 U.S.C. 1341), the Office of the Federal Register (OFR) announces special procedures for agencies submitting documents for publication in the Federal Register. In the event of an appropriations lapse, the OFR would be required to publish documents directly related to the performance of governmental functions necessary to address imminent threats to the safety of human life or protection of property. Since it would be impracticable for the OFR to make case-by-case determinations as to whether certain documents are directly related to activities that qualify for an exemption under the Antideficiency Act, the OFR will place responsibility on agencies submitting documents to certify that their documents relate to emergency activities authorized under the Act. During a funding hiatus affecting one or more Federal agencies, the OFR will remain open to accept and process documents authorized to be published in the daily Federal Register in the absence of continuing appropriations. 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At the onset of a funding hiatus, the OFR may suspend the regular three-day publication schedule to permit a limited number of exempt personnel to process emergency documents. Agency officials will be informed as to the schedule for filing and publishing individual documents. Authority: The authority for this action is 44 U.S.C. 1502 and 1 CFR 2.4 and 5.1. Oliver A. Potts, Director of the Federal Register. [FR Doc. 2017–26280 Filed 12–7–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1301–00–D NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket Nos. 52–025 and 52–026; NRC– 2008–0252] Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc., Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Units 3 and 4; Clarification of Protection and Safety Monitoring System (PMS) Interdivisional Cables in Auxiliary Building Fire Areas Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Exemption and combined license amendment; issuance. AGENCY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is granting an exemption to allow a departure from the certification information of Tier 1 of the generic design control document (DCD) and is issuing License Amendment Nos. 94 and 93 to Combined Licenses (COL), NPF–91 and NPF–92, respectively. The COLs were issued to Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc., and Georgia Power Company, Oglethorpe Power Corporation, MEAG Power SPVM, LLC, MEAG Power SPVJ, LLC, MEAG Power SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SPVP, LLC, Authority of Georgia, and the City of Dalton, Georgia (the licensee); for construction and operation of the Vogtle Electric Generating Plant (VEGP) Units 3 and 4, located in Burke County, Georgia. The granting of the exemption allows the changes to Tier 1 information asked for in the amendment. Because the acceptability of the exemption was determined in part by the acceptability of the amendment, the exemption and amendment are being issued concurrently. The exemption and amendment were issued on November 1, 2017. ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2008–0252 when contacting the NRC about the availability of information regarding this document. You may obtain publicly-available information related to this document using any of the following methods: • Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2008–0252. 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. • 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 this document. The request for the amendment and exemption was submitted by letter dated April 6, 2017, as supplemented by letter dated August 18, 2017, and available in ADAMS under Accession Nos. ML17096A765 and ML17230A359, respectively. • 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chandu Patel, Office of New Reactors, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001; telephone: DATES: E:\FR\FM\08DEN1.SGM 08DEN1

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OFFICE OF THE FEDERAL REGISTER


Publication Procedures for Federal Register Documents During a 
Funding Hiatus

AGENCY: Office of the Federal Register.

ACTION: Notice of special procedures.

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SUMMARY: In the event of an appropriations lapse, the Office of the 
Federal Register (OFR) would be required to publish documents directly 
related to the performance of governmental functions necessary to 
address imminent threats to the safety of human life or protection of 
property. Since it would be impracticable for the OFR to make case-by-
case determinations as to whether certain documents are directly 
related to activities that qualify for an exemption under the 
Antideficiency Act, the OFR will place responsibility on agencies 
submitting documents to certify that their documents relate to 
emergency activities authorized under the Act.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Bunk, Director of Legal Affairs 
and Policy, or Miriam Vincent, Staff Attorney, Office of the Federal 
Register, National Archives and Records Administration, (202) 741-6030 
or [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Due to the possibility of a lapse in 
appropriations and in accordance with the provisions of the 
Antideficiency Act, as amended by Public Law 101-508, 104 Stat. 1388 
(31 U.S.C. 1341), the Office of the Federal Register (OFR) announces 
special procedures for agencies submitting documents for publication in 
the Federal Register.
    In the event of an appropriations lapse, the OFR would be required 
to publish documents directly related to the performance of 
governmental functions necessary to address imminent threats to the 
safety of human life or protection of property. Since it would be 
impracticable for the OFR to make case-by-case determinations as to 
whether certain documents are directly related to activities that 
qualify for an exemption under the Antideficiency Act, the OFR will 
place responsibility on agencies submitting documents to certify that 
their documents relate to emergency activities authorized under the 
Act.
    During a funding hiatus affecting one or more Federal agencies, the 
OFR will remain open to accept and process documents authorized to be 
published in the daily Federal Register in the absence of continuing 
appropriations. An agency wishing to submit a document to the OFR 
during a funding hiatus must attach a transmittal letter to the 
document which states that publication in the Federal Register is 
necessary to safeguard human life, protect property, or provide other 
emergency services consistent with the performance of functions and 
services exempted under the Antideficiency Act.
    Under the August 16, 1995 opinion of the Office of Legal Counsel of 
the Department of Justice, exempt functions and services would include 
activities such as those related to the constitutional duties of the 
President, food and drug inspection, air traffic control, responses to 
natural or manmade disasters, law enforcement and supervision of 
financial markets. Documents related to normal or routine activities of 
Federal agencies, even if funded under prior year appropriations, will 
not be published.
    At the onset of a funding hiatus, the OFR may suspend the regular 
three-day publication schedule to permit a limited number of exempt 
personnel to process emergency documents. Agency officials will be 
informed as to the schedule for filing and publishing individual 
documents.

    Authority: The authority for this action is 44 U.S.C. 1502 and 1 
CFR 2.4 and 5.1.

Oliver A. Potts,
Director of the Federal Register.
[FR Doc. 2017-26280 Filed 12-7-17; 8:45 am]
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