Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS); Subcommittee on Thermal-Hydraulic Phenomena, 39469-39470 [2018-17009]

Download as PDF sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 154 / Thursday, August 9, 2018 / Notices recurrence. The SDO must consider all matters in the PMIO in rendering a final decision. A contractor’s failure to respond to the notices sent by the SDO shall be deemed an admission of the existence of the cause for suspension or debarment. In that case, the SDO may proceed to a final decision without further proceedings. A fact-finding proceeding occurs if actions are not based upon a conviction or civil judgement and when, after receipt of the PMIO, the SDO determines there is a genuine dispute over material fact(s). A fact-finding proceeding is called to consider the fact(s). A fact-finder can be any individual appointed by the SDO to oversee the proceeding. The contractor shall be afforded the opportunity to appear with counsel, submit documentary evidence and confront agency witnesses. The proceeding shall be transcribed unless otherwise mutually agreed upon, and the contractor can obtain a transcript of proceedings at its request and at its cost. The SDO shall attempt to schedule this proceeding within 60 calendar days of the PMIO. If there are numerous grounds for suspension and debarment, the proceeding can be limited to the grounds in dispute having a genuine issue of material fact. The disposition of the fact-finding proceeding will be documented by the SDO. The standard of proof for determining the disputed facts is preponderance of the evidence. c. Compiling the Administrative Record. During the process, the NCUA shall maintain and document all information considered by the SDO to include the ARM, the PMIO (including mitigating factors) and transcripts of any fact-finding proceedings. This is the Administrative Record. The following records, in addition to any other similar materials, shall also be included if considered by the SDO: Emails; notes; contract documents; newspaper articles; and summaries of oral briefings and contractor submissions. Any information not relied on by the SDO should not be included. Once the SDO issues a final decision, the contractor may request a copy of the Administrative Record. The SDO may deny the request or withhold or redact part of the Administrative Record if warranted under applicable law or because of parallel proceedings.17 In any 17 Parallel proceedings occur when two or more contemporaneous legal actions are initiated by different Government entities against the same contractor, and involving the same material facts. Often these arise when an agency has suspended or proposed a contractor for debarment and the Department of Justice is investigating or prosecuting the contractor for the same misconduct. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:11 Aug 08, 2018 Jkt 244001 circumstance where the SDO redacts or withholds all or part of the Administrative Record, the SDO will provide the reasons for doing so to the contractor in writing. d. Final Decision. The SDO shall issue a written final decision based on the Administrative Record. The SDO shall issue a conviction-based debarment within 30 working days after closing the Administrative Record and within 45 working days of closing the Administrative Record for a fact-based suspension or debarment. The SDO has discretion to extend these deadlines. The Administrative Record will be deemed closed when the SDO Admin submits all evidence to the SDO for a final decision. The SDO Admin will advise the contractor in writing promptly after the Administrative Record has been closed, including the date it was closed. All correspondence shall be sent USPS certified mail, return receipt requested, by the SDO Admin. The SDO can take the following actions in a final decision: i. Not Debar the Contractor. The SDO may decide not to debar the contractor. The decision shall include, if applicable, referral to the Notice of Proposed Debarment; a summary of proceedings; the identities of affiliates or imputed conduct; and the reasons for not debarring (for example, an Administrative Agreement; mitigating factors; or remedial measures taken by the contractor). The decision shall notify the contractor that it may request a copy of the Administrative Record and give notice of the applicability date of the decision. The SDO Admin will remove the contractor’s name from SAM. ii. Terminate the Suspension. The SDO may decide to terminate the suspension. The decision shall include, if applicable, referral to the Notice of Suspension; a summary of proceedings; the identities of affiliates or imputed conduct; and the reason for terminating the Suspension (for example, an Administrative Agreement; mitigating factors; or remedial measures taken by the contractor). The decision shall notify the contractor that it may request a copy of the Administrative Record and give notice of the applicability date of the decision. The SDO Admin will remove the contractor’s name from SAM. iii. Debar the Contractor. The SDO may decide to debar the contractor. This decision must be based on the preponderance of the evidence. The decision shall include, if applicable, referral to the Notice of Proposed Debarment; a summary of proceedings; identities of affiliates or imputed PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 39469 conduct; the information considered by the SDO; the reasons for debarring; the scope of ineligibility; the consequences of debarment (application across the Executive Branch); and the applicability dates of debarment. The decision shall notify the contractor that it may request a copy of the Administrative Record. The SDO Admin will enter the debarred contractor into SAM. iv. Enter into an Administrative Agreement. At any time during the proceedings, the SDO may negotiate an Administrative Agreement with the contractor. An Administrative Agreement applies across the Executive Branch when entered into SAM. The terms of the Administrative Agreement and contents of the Agreement will be determined on a case-by-case basis. e. Contractor’s Remedy. After a decision is made, a suspended or debarred contractor may seek judicial review. OGC (in coordination with the Department of Justice, as appropriate or required) will work with the referring office, the SDO, and OCFO to litigate these claims. H. NCUA Action After a Decision If a suspension or debarment is imposed, NCUA offices must take steps to ensure the contractor does not receive any new contracts. Upon the applicability date of SAM listing, the NCUA must not solicit offers from, award contracts to, or consent to contracts with ineligible contractors. Suspended or debarred contractors may continue performing current contracts (unless those contracts are terminated or voided) but cannot (a) add new work, exercise options, or otherwise extend the duration of the contract or order; (b) issue task orders exceeding the guaranteed minimum under indefinite quantity contracts; or (c) place orders under blanket purchase agreements or basic ordering agreements. The NCUA must review any current contracts held by the contractor to determine whether to terminate or void those contracts. A decision to terminate or void a contract requires OGC concurrence. [FR Doc. 2018–17086 Filed 8–8–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7535–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS); Subcommittee on Thermal-Hydraulic Phenomena The ACRS Subcommittee on ThermalHydraulic Phenomena will hold a meeting on August 21, 2018, at 11545 E:\FR\FM\09AUN1.SGM 09AUN1 39470 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 154 / Thursday, August 9, 2018 / Notices sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Rockville Pike, Room T–2B1, Rockville, Maryland 20852. The meeting will be open to public attendance. The agenda for the subject meeting shall be as follows: Tuesday, August 21, 2018–8:30 a.m. Until 5:00 p.m. The Subcommittee will conduct an information briefing regarding the potential use of Department of Energy computer codes in risk-informed safety analyses of accident tolerant fuel for light-water reactors, as well as nonlight-water reactors. The Subcommittee will hear presentations by and hold discussions with Department of Energy personnel, and other interested persons regarding this matter. The Subcommittee will gather information, analyze relevant issues and facts, and formulate proposed positions and actions, as appropriate, for deliberation by the Full Committee. Members of the public desiring to provide oral statements and/or written comments should notify the Designated Federal Official (DFO), Weidong Wang (Telephone 301–415–6279 or Email: Weidong.Wang@nrc.gov) one day prior to the meeting, if possible, so that appropriate arrangements can be made. Thirty-five hard copies of each presentation or handout should be provided to the DFO thirty minutes before the meeting. In addition, one electronic copy of each presentation should be emailed to the DFO one day before the meeting. If an electronic copy cannot be provided within this timeframe, presenters should provide the DFO with a CD containing each presentation at least thirty minutes before the meeting. Electronic recordings will be permitted only during those portions of the meeting that are open to the public. The public bridgeline number for the meeting is 866–822–3032, passcode 8272423. Detailed procedures for the conduct of and participation in ACRS meetings were published in the Federal Register on October 4, 2017 (82 FR 46312). Detailed meeting agendas and meeting transcripts are available on the NRC website at http://www.nrc.gov/readingrm/doc-collections/acrs. Information regarding topics to be discussed, changes to the agenda, whether the meeting has been canceled or rescheduled, and the time allotted to present oral statements can be obtained from the website cited above or by contacting the identified DFO. Moreover, in view of the possibility that the schedule for ACRS meetings may be adjusted by the Chairman as necessary to facilitate the conduct of the meeting, persons planning to attend should check VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:11 Aug 08, 2018 Jkt 244001 with these references if such rescheduling would result in a major inconvenience. If attending this meeting, please enter through the One White Flint North building, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. After registering with Security, please contact Mr. Theron Brown (Telephone 301– 415–6702) to be escorted to the meeting room. Dated: August 2, 2018. Mark L. Banks, Chief, Technical Support Branch, Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards. [FR Doc. 2018–17009 Filed 8–8–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. 040–08903; NRC–2018–0153] Homestake Mining Company of California; Grants Reclamation Project; Zeolite Water Treatment Systems Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: License amendment application; opportunity to request a hearing and to petition for leave to intervene. AGENCY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has received an application from the Homestake Mining Company of California (the licensee), for amendment of Materials License No. SUA–1471, which authorizes the possession of residual uranium and byproduct material in the form of uranium waste tailings and other byproduct waste generated by the licensee’s past milling operations at the licensee’s uranium mill located in Cibola County, New Mexico. The amendment would update Materials License No. SUA–1471 Condition 35 to include the 300 and 1200 gallon per minute (gpm) zeolite water treatment systems, which are currently being used by the licensee for site remediation efforts. DATES: A request for a hearing or petition for leave to intervene must be filed by October 9, 2018. ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2018–0153 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 Website: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2018–0153. Address questions about NRC dockets to Jennifer Borges; telephone: 301–287–9127; SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 email: Jennifer.Borges@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 ‘‘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. • 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: Jeffrey Whited, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001; telephone: 301–415–4090, email: Jeffrey.Whited@ nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Introduction The NRC has received, by letter dated December 11, 2017 (ADAMS Package Accession No. ML17361A006), as supplemented by letter dated February 22, 2018 (ADAMS Accession No. ML18066A583), an application to amend Materials License No. SUA–1471 for the licensee’s uranium mill located in Cibola County, New Mexico. The license amendment included an Environmental Review. The licensee is currently working on groundwater restoration activities to mitigate the impacts of seepage from the unlined tailings impoundments into the underlying aquifer that has been ongoing since 1977. This application requests to amend License Condition 35 to include the 300 gpm and 1,200 gpm zeolite water treatment systems as a method to be used for groundwater remediation. The zeolite water treatment systems are single lined facilities located on top of the large tailings pile at the site. Since 2012, the licensee had been pilot testing the 300 gpm and 1,200 gpm zeolite water treatment systems prior to being requested they be added to the license. The zeolite system passes uranium contaminated groundwater through a E:\FR\FM\09AUN1.SGM 09AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 154 (Thursday, August 9, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 39469-39470]
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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION


Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS); 
Subcommittee on Thermal-Hydraulic Phenomena

    The ACRS Subcommittee on Thermal-Hydraulic Phenomena will hold a 
meeting on August 21, 2018, at 11545

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Rockville Pike, Room T-2B1, Rockville, Maryland 20852.
    The meeting will be open to public attendance. The agenda for the 
subject meeting shall be as follows:

Tuesday, August 21, 2018-8:30 a.m. Until 5:00 p.m.

    The Subcommittee will conduct an information briefing regarding the 
potential use of Department of Energy computer codes in risk-informed 
safety analyses of accident tolerant fuel for light-water reactors, as 
well as non-light-water reactors. The Subcommittee will hear 
presentations by and hold discussions with Department of Energy 
personnel, and other interested persons regarding this matter. The 
Subcommittee will gather information, analyze relevant issues and 
facts, and formulate proposed positions and actions, as appropriate, 
for deliberation by the Full Committee.
    Members of the public desiring to provide oral statements and/or 
written comments should notify the Designated Federal Official (DFO), 
Weidong Wang (Telephone 301-415-6279 or Email: [email protected]) 
one day prior to the meeting, if possible, so that appropriate 
arrangements can be made. Thirty-five hard copies of each presentation 
or handout should be provided to the DFO thirty minutes before the 
meeting. In addition, one electronic copy of each presentation should 
be emailed to the DFO one day before the meeting. If an electronic copy 
cannot be provided within this timeframe, presenters should provide the 
DFO with a CD containing each presentation at least thirty minutes 
before the meeting. Electronic recordings will be permitted only during 
those portions of the meeting that are open to the public. The public 
bridgeline number for the meeting is 866-822-3032, passcode 8272423. 
Detailed procedures for the conduct of and participation in ACRS 
meetings were published in the Federal Register on October 4, 2017 (82 
FR 46312).
    Detailed meeting agendas and meeting transcripts are available on 
the NRC website at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/acrs. 
Information regarding topics to be discussed, changes to the agenda, 
whether the meeting has been canceled or rescheduled, and the time 
allotted to present oral statements can be obtained from the website 
cited above or by contacting the identified DFO. Moreover, in view of 
the possibility that the schedule for ACRS meetings may be adjusted by 
the Chairman as necessary to facilitate the conduct of the meeting, 
persons planning to attend should check with these references if such 
rescheduling would result in a major inconvenience.
    If attending this meeting, please enter through the One White Flint 
North building, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. After 
registering with Security, please contact Mr. Theron Brown (Telephone 
301-415-6702) to be escorted to the meeting room.

    Dated: August 2, 2018.
Mark L. Banks,
Chief, Technical Support Branch, Advisory Committee on Reactor 
Safeguards.
[FR Doc. 2018-17009 Filed 8-8-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 7590-01-P