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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 129 / Thursday, July 5, 2018 / Notices destruction of the identified records is administrative in nature and does not involve information or activities that could potentially impact the common defense and security of the United States. The purpose for the recordkeeping regulations is to assist the NRC in carrying out its mission to protect the public health and safety by ensuring that the licensing and design basis of the facility is understood, documented, preserved and retrievable in such a way that will aid the NRC in determining compliance and noncompliance, taking action on possible noncompliance, and examining facts following an incident. Since the Oyster Creek SSCs that were safety-related or important to safety have been or will be removed from the licensing basis and removed from the plant, the staff agrees that the records identified in the exemption request will no longer be required to achieve the underlying purpose of the records retention rule. Accordingly, the Commission has determined that, pursuant to 10 CFR 50.12, the exemptions are authorized by law, will not present an undue risk to the public health and safety, and are consistent with the common defense and security. Also, special circumstances are present. Therefore, the Commission hereby grants the Exelon, a partial exemption from the recordkeeping requirements of 10 CFR 50.71(c); 10 CFR part 50, Appendix B, Criterion XVII; and 10 CFR 50.59(d)(3) for Oyster Creek only to the extent necessary to allow the licensee to advance the schedule to remove records associated with SSCs that have been or will be removed from NRC licensing basis documents through appropriate change mechanism (e.g., 10 CFR 50.59 or via NRC-approved license amendment request, as applicable. This exemption is effective upon submittal of the licensee’s certification of permanent fuel removal, under § 50.82(a)(1). amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 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. 2018–14391 Filed 7–3–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:43 Jul 03, 2018 Jkt 244001 Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [NRC–2018–0137] Dispositioning of Technical Specifications That Are Insufficient To Ensure Plant Safety Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Draft regulatory guide; request for comment. AGENCY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public comment draft regulatory guide (DG), DG–1351, ‘‘Dispositioning of Technical Specifications that are Insufficient to Ensure Plant Safety.’’ This DG proposes new guidance that describes methods and procedures that are acceptable to the (NRC) staff for dispositioning of technical specifications (TS) that are insufficient to ensure power plant safety. SUMMARY: Submit comments by September 4, 2018. Comments received after this date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but the NRC is able to ensure consideration only for comments received on or before this date. Although a time limit is given, comments and suggestions in connection with items for inclusion in guides currently being developed or improvements in all published guides are encouraged at any time. 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–2018–0137. Address questions about NRC dockets to Jennifer Borges; telephone: 301–287–9127; email: Jennifer.Borges@nrc.gov. 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: Blake Purnell, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation; telephone: 301–415–1380, email: Blake.Purnell@nrc.gov or Stephen Burton, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research; telephone: 301– 415–7000, email: Stephen.Burton@ nrc.gov. Both are staff of the U.S. DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 31429 I. Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments A. Obtaining Information Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2018– 0137 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–2018–0137. • 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. DG– 1351, ‘‘Dispositioning of Technical Specifications that are Insufficient to Ensure Plant Safety,’’ is available in ADAMS under Accession ML18086A690. • 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– 0137 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. E:\FR\FM\05JYN1.SGM 05JYN1 31430 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 129 / Thursday, July 5, 2018 / Notices II. Additional Information The NRC is issuing for public comment a DG in the NRC’s ‘‘Regulatory Guide’’ series. This series was developed to describe and make available to the public information regarding methods that are acceptable to the NRC staff for implementing specific parts of the NRC’s regulations, techniques that the staff uses in evaluating specific issues or postulated events, and data that the staff needs in its review of applications for permits and licenses. The DG, entitled ‘‘Dispositioning of Technical Specifications that are Insufficient to Ensure Plant Safety,’’ is a proposed new guide temporarily identified by its task number, DG–1351. DG–1351 proposes new guidance that describes methods and procedures that are acceptable to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff for dispositioning of technical specifications (TS) that are insufficient to ensure power plant safety. This DG proposes guidance to licensees for compliance with the TS requirements in section 50.36 of title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), the reporting requirements in 10 CFR 50.72 and 50.73, and the quality assurance requirements in Criterion XVI of 10 CFR part 50, appendix B. This DG proposes to endorse NEI 15–03, Revision 2, with exceptions and clarifications. III. Backfitting and Issue Finality amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 If finalized, this DG would endorse, with certain clarifications, NEI 15–03, Revision 2, which describes methods and procedures for dispositioning of TS that are insufficient to ensure power plant safety. Issuance of this DG, if finalized, would not constitute backfitting as defined in 10 CFR 50.109 (the Backfit Rule) and would not otherwise be inconsistent with the issue finality provisions in 10 CFR part 52. As discussed in the ‘‘Implementation’’ section of this DG, the NRC has no current intention to impose this guidance on holders of current operating licenses or combined licenses. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 28th day of June 2018. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Ruth Reyes-Maldonado, Acting Chief, Regulatory Guidance and Generic Issues Branch, Division of Engineering, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research. [FR Doc. 2018–14379 Filed 7–3–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:43 Jul 03, 2018 Jkt 244001 OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT Submission for Review: CyberCorps®: Scholarship for Service (SFS) Registration website Office of Personnel Management. ACTION: 30-Day notice and request for comments. AGENCY: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM), Human Resources Solutions Division, offers the general public and other Federal agencies the opportunity to comment on an existing information collection request (ICR) 3206–0246, SFS Registration. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, as amended by the ClingerCohen Act, OPM is soliciting comments for this collection. The information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on December 11, 2017, page 58227 allowing for a 60-day public comment period. No comments were received for this information collection. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comments. DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until August 6, 2018. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.1. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management Budget, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503, Attention: Desk Officer for the Office of Personnel Management or sent via email to oira_submission@ omb.eop.gov or faxed to (202) 395–6974. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A copy of this ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by contacting the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management Budget, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503, Attention: Desk Officer for the Office of Personnel Management or sent via email to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov or faxed to (202) 395–6974. Please contact Sara Kunkle at 202–553–1334 if you have any questions. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Office of Management and Budget is particularly interested in comments that: 1. Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2. Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; 3. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 4. Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses. The SFS Program was established by the National Science Foundation, in collaboration with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management and the Department of Homeland Security, in accordance with the Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2014 (Pub. L. No: 113–274). This initiative reflects the critical need for Information Technology (IT) professionals, industrial control system security professionals, and security managers in Federal, State, local and tribal governments. Students identified by their institutions for SFS Scholarships must meet selection criteria based on prior academic performance, likelihood of success in obtaining the degree, and suitability for government employment. Upon graduation, scholarship recipients are required to work a period equal to the length of their scholarship in Federal, State, Local or Tribal Government or in other approved organization as cybersecurity professionals. Approval of the web page is necessary to facilitate the timely registration, selection and placement of program-enrolled students in Government agencies. Analysis Agency: CyberCorps®: Scholarship for Service Program Staff Acquisition, Office of Personnel Management. Title: Scholarship for Service (SFS) Program internet Site. OMB Number: 3206–0246. Affected Public: Individual or Households. Number of Respondents: 900. Estimated Time per Respondent: 1 hour. Total Burden Hours: 900 hours. U.S. Office of Personnel Management. Jeff T.H. Pon, Director. 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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 129 (Thursday, July 5, 2018)]
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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[NRC-2018-0137]


Dispositioning of Technical Specifications That Are Insufficient 
To Ensure Plant Safety

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Draft regulatory guide; request for comment.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for 
public comment draft regulatory guide (DG), DG-1351, ``Dispositioning 
of Technical Specifications that are Insufficient to Ensure Plant 
Safety.'' This DG proposes new guidance that describes methods and 
procedures that are acceptable to the (NRC) staff for dispositioning of 
technical specifications (TS) that are insufficient to ensure power 
plant safety.

DATES: Submit comments by September 4, 2018. Comments received after 
this date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but the NRC 
is able to ensure consideration only for comments received on or before 
this date. Although a time limit is given, comments and suggestions in 
connection with items for inclusion in guides currently being developed 
or improvements in all published guides are encouraged at any time.

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-2018-0137. 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: Blake Purnell, Office of Nuclear 
Reactor Regulation; telephone: 301-415-1380, email: 
[email protected] or Stephen Burton, Office of Nuclear Regulatory 
Research; telephone: 301-415-7000, 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-2018-0137 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-2018-0137.
     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]. DG-
1351, ``Dispositioning of Technical Specifications that are 
Insufficient to Ensure Plant Safety,'' is available in ADAMS under 
Accession ML18086A690.
     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-2018-0137 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.

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II. Additional Information

    The NRC is issuing for public comment a DG in the NRC's 
``Regulatory Guide'' series. This series was developed to describe and 
make available to the public information regarding methods that are 
acceptable to the NRC staff for implementing specific parts of the 
NRC's regulations, techniques that the staff uses in evaluating 
specific issues or postulated events, and data that the staff needs in 
its review of applications for permits and licenses.
    The DG, entitled ``Dispositioning of Technical Specifications that 
are Insufficient to Ensure Plant Safety,'' is a proposed new guide 
temporarily identified by its task number, DG-1351. DG-1351 proposes 
new guidance that describes methods and procedures that are acceptable 
to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff for 
dispositioning of technical specifications (TS) that are insufficient 
to ensure power plant safety.
    This DG proposes guidance to licensees for compliance with the TS 
requirements in section 50.36 of title 10 of the Code of Federal 
Regulations (10 CFR), the reporting requirements in 10 CFR 50.72 and 
50.73, and the quality assurance requirements in Criterion XVI of 10 
CFR part 50, appendix B. This DG proposes to endorse NEI 15-03, 
Revision 2, with exceptions and clarifications.

III. Backfitting and Issue Finality

    If finalized, this DG would endorse, with certain clarifications, 
NEI 15-03, Revision 2, which describes methods and procedures for 
dispositioning of TS that are insufficient to ensure power plant 
safety. Issuance of this DG, if finalized, would not constitute 
backfitting as defined in 10 CFR 50.109 (the Backfit Rule) and would 
not otherwise be inconsistent with the issue finality provisions in 10 
CFR part 52. As discussed in the ``Implementation'' section of this DG, 
the NRC has no current intention to impose this guidance on holders of 
current operating licenses or combined licenses.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 28th day of June 2018.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Ruth Reyes-Maldonado,
Acting Chief, Regulatory Guidance and Generic Issues Branch, Division 
of Engineering, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research.
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