Draft Letter to the Nuclear Energy Institute Regarding the Clarification of Regulatory Paths for Lead Test Assemblies, 30989-30990 [2018-14121]

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AGENCY: On June 7, 2018, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) solicited comments on a draft letter to the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) clarifying the regulatory paths for the use of lead test assemblies (LTAs). The public comment period closed on June 27, 2018. The NRC has decided to reopen the public comment period to allow more time for members of the public to develop and submit their comments. SUMMARY: The comment period for the document published on June 7, 2018 (83 FR 26503), has been reopened. Comments should be filed no later than July 23, 2018. 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. DATES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Federal Rulemaking website: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2018–0109. Address questions about NRC dockets to Jennifer Borges; telephone: 301–287–9127; email: Jennifer.Borges@nrc.gov. For technical questions, contact the daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:40 Jun 29, 2018 individuals listed in the FOR FURTHER section of this document. • Mail comments to: May Ma, Office of Administration, Mail Stop: TWFN–7– A60M, 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: Jennifer Whitman, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, telephone: 301– 415–3253, email: Jennifer.Whitman@ nrc.gov, or Kimberly Green, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, telephone: 301–415–1627, email: Kimberly.Green@ nrc.gov. Both are staff of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: INFORMATION CONTACT BILLING CODE 7590–01–P Jkt 244001 I. Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments A. Obtaining Information Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2018– 0109 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 Website: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2018–0109. • 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 PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. • 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–2018– 0109 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. I. Discussion On June 7, 2018, the NRC solicited comments on a draft letter to NEI clarifying the regulatory paths for the use of LTAs. The purpose of the draft letter would finalize the NRC staff’s views on the preliminary positions regarding LTAs provided in a letter to NEI dated June 29, 2017 (ADAMS Accession No. ML17150A443). The NRC does not currently have consolidated E:\FR\FM\02JYN1.SGM 02JYN1 30990 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 127 / Monday, July 2, 2018 / Notices regulatory guidance regarding the use of LTAs. Therefore, the NRC has drafted this letter to clarify its positions regarding the use of LTAs. These positions would affect light-water reactor licensees who wish to irradiate LTAs. The public comment period closed on June 27, 2018. The NRC has decided to reopen the public comment period on this document until July 23, 2018, to allow more time for members of the public to submit their comments. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 26th day of June 2018. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Joseph G. Giitter, Director, Division of Operating Reactor Licensing, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. 2018–14121 Filed 6–29–18; 8:45 am] 1:45 p.m.–4:45 p.m.: APR1400: Selected Safety Evaluations Associated with Reactor Design Application (Open/ Closed)—The Committee will have briefings by and discussion with representatives of the NRC staff and Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KNHP) regarding safety evaluations associated with the APR1400. [Note: This session may be closed in order to discuss and protect information designated as proprietary, pursuant to 5 U.S.C 552b(c)(4)] 5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.: Preparation of ACRS Reports (Open/Closed)—The Committee will continue its discussion of proposed ACRS reports. [Note: A portion of this session may be closed in order to discuss and protect information designated as proprietary, pursuant to 5 U.S.C 552b(c)(4)] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION Revised Notice of Meeting: Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES In accordance with the purposes of Sections 29 and 182b of the Atomic Energy Act (42 U.S.C. 2039, 2232b), the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS) will hold meetings on July 11–14, 2018, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. Wednesday, July 11, 2018, Conference Room T–2B1, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852 8:30 a.m.–8:35 a.m.: Opening Remarks by the ACRS Chairman (Open)—The ACRS Chairman will make opening remarks regarding the conduct of the meeting. 8:35 a.m.–10:00 a.m.: Brunswick Steam Electric Plant, Units 1 and 2 MELLLA+ Application (Open/Closed)— The Committee will have briefings by and discussion with representatives of the NRC staff and Duke Energy Progress regarding the safety evaluation associated with the Maximum Extended Load Line Limit Analysis Plus (MELLLA+) license amendment request. [NOTE: A portion of this session may be closed in order to discuss and protect information designated as proprietary, pursuant to 5 U.S.C 552b(c)(4)] 10:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.: Digital Instrumentation & Controls Interim Staff Guidance-06, ‘‘Licensing Process,’’ Draft Revision 2, and Overview of the Integrated Action Plan for Modernization of the NRC’s DI&C Regulatory Infrastructure (Open)—The Committee will have briefings by and discussion with representatives of the NRC staff regarding the subject topics. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:40 Jun 29, 2018 Jkt 244001 Thursday, July 12, 2018, Conference Room T–2B1, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852 8:30 a.m.–10:00 a.m.: Future ACRS Activities/Report of the Planning and Procedures Subcommittee and Reconciliation of ACRS Comments and Recommendations (Open/Closed)—The Committee will hear discussion of the recommendations of the Planning and Procedures Subcommittee regarding items proposed for consideration by the Full Committee during future ACRS meetings. [Note: A portion of this meeting may be closed pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(2) and (6) to discuss organizational and personnel matters that relate solely to internal personnel rules and practices of the ACRS, and information the release of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy] 10:15 a.m.–11:30 a.m.: Preparation of ACRS Reports (Open/Closed)—The Committee will continue its discussion of proposed ACRS reports. [Note: A portion of this session may be closed in order to discuss and protect information designated as proprietary, pursuant to 5 U.S.C 552b(c)(4)] 4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.: Preparation of ACRS Reports (Open/Closed)—The Committee will continue its discussion of proposed ACRS reports. [Note: A portion of this session may be closed in order to discuss and protect information designated as proprietary, pursuant to 5 U.S.C 552b(c)(4)] Friday, July 13, 2018, Conference Room T–2B1, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852 8:30 p.m.–12:00 p.m.: Preparation of ACRS Reports (Open/Closed)—The Committee will continue its discussion of proposed ACRS reports. [Note: A portion of this session may be closed in PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 order to discuss and protect information designated as proprietary, pursuant to 5 U.S.C 552b(c)(4)] 1:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.: Preparation of ACRS Reports (Open/Closed)—The Committee will continue its discussion of proposed ACRS reports. [Note: A portion of this session may be closed in order to discuss and protect information designated as proprietary, pursuant to 5 U.S.C 552b(c)(4)] Saturday, July 14, 2018, Conference Room T–2B1, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852 8:30 p.m.–12:00 p.m.: Preparation of ACRS Reports/Retreat (Open/Closed)— The Committee will continue its discussion of proposed ACRS reports and potential retreat items. [Note: A portion of this session may be closed in order to discuss and protect information designated as proprietary, pursuant to 5 U.S.C 552b(c)(4)]. [Note: A portion of this meeting may be closed pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(2) and (6) to discuss organizational and personnel matters that relate solely to internal personnel rules and practices of the ACRS, and information the release of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy] Procedures for the conduct of and participation in ACRS meetings were published in the Federal Register on October 4, 2017 (82 FR 46312). In accordance with those procedures, oral or written views may be presented by members of the public, including representatives of the nuclear industry. Persons desiring to make oral statements should notify Quynh Nguyen, Cognizant ACRS Staff (Telephone: 301–415–5844, Email: Quynh.Nguyen@nrc.gov), 5 days before the meeting, if possible, so that appropriate arrangements can be made to allow necessary time during the meeting for such statements. 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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 127 (Monday, July 2, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 30989-30990]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-14121]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[NRC-2018-0109]


Draft Letter to the Nuclear Energy Institute Regarding the 
Clarification of Regulatory Paths for Lead Test Assemblies

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of availability; opportunity for comment; reopening of 
comment period.

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SUMMARY: On June 7, 2018, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) 
solicited comments on a draft letter to the Nuclear Energy Institute 
(NEI) clarifying the regulatory paths for the use of lead test 
assemblies (LTAs). The public comment period closed on June 27, 2018. 
The NRC has decided to reopen the public comment period to allow more 
time for members of the public to develop and submit their comments.

DATES: The comment period for the document published on June 7, 2018 
(83 FR 26503), has been reopened. Comments should be filed no later 
than July 23, 2018. 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:
     Federal Rulemaking website: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2018-0109. Address 
questions about NRC dockets to Jennifer Borges; telephone: 301-287-
9127; email: [email protected]. For technical questions, contact 
the individuals listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section 
of this document.
     Mail comments to: May Ma, Office of Administration, Mail 
Stop: TWFN-7-A60M, 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: Jennifer Whitman, Office of Nuclear 
Reactor Regulation, telephone: 301-415-3253, email: 
[email protected], or Kimberly Green, Office of Nuclear Reactor 
Regulation, telephone: 301-415-1627, email: [email protected]. 
Both are staff of the 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-2018-0109 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 Website: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2018-0109.
     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 [email protected]. 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.
     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-2018-0109 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.

I. Discussion

    On June 7, 2018, the NRC solicited comments on a draft letter to 
NEI clarifying the regulatory paths for the use of LTAs. The purpose of 
the draft letter would finalize the NRC staff's views on the 
preliminary positions regarding LTAs provided in a letter to NEI dated 
June 29, 2017 (ADAMS Accession No. ML17150A443). The NRC does not 
currently have consolidated

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regulatory guidance regarding the use of LTAs. Therefore, the NRC has 
drafted this letter to clarify its positions regarding the use of LTAs. 
These positions would affect light-water reactor licensees who wish to 
irradiate LTAs. The public comment period closed on June 27, 2018. The 
NRC has decided to reopen the public comment period on this document 
until July 23, 2018, to allow more time for members of the public to 
submit their comments.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 26th day of June 2018.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Joseph G. Giitter,
Director, Division of Operating Reactor Licensing, Office of Nuclear 
Reactor Regulation.
[FR Doc. 2018-14121 Filed 6-29-18; 8:45 am]
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