Information Collection: Physical Protection of Plants and Materials, 40358-40359 [2018-17459]

Download as PDF 40358 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 157 / Tuesday, August 14, 2018 / Notices located on the Willow Creek Irigaray site. Yellowcake is the uranium oxide product of the ISR milling process that is used to produce various products, including fuel for commerciallyoperated nuclear power reactors. Environmental Impacts of the Proposed Action The NRC staff has assessed the potential environmental impacts from the construction, operation, aquifer restoration, and decommissioning of the proposed Ludeman Satellite. The NRC staff assessed the impacts of the proposed action on land use; historical and cultural resources; visual and scenic resources; climatology, meteorology and air quality; geology, minerals, and soils; water resources; ecological resources; socioeconomics; noise; traffic and transportation; public and occupational health and safety; and waste management. All impacts were determined to be SMALL. The NRC staff concluded that license amendment for the Willow Creek ISR project license authorizing the construction and operation of the Ludeman Satellite would not significantly affect the quality of the human environment. Approval of the proposed action would not result in an increased radiological risk to public health or the environment. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Environmental Impacts of the Alternatives to the Proposed Action As an alternative to the proposed action, the staff considered denial of the proposed action (i.e., the ‘‘no-action’’ alternative). The no-action alternative would mean that the NRC would not approve the addition of the Ludeman Satellite to the existing Willow Creek ISR licensed permit area. In-situ uranium recovery would not occur within the Ludeman Satellite and the associated environmental impacts also would not occur. Agencies and Persons Consulted In accordance with its stated policy, on January 18, 2018, the NRC staff consulted with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) regarding the proposed action. The FWS stated that no federally listed or proposed endangered or threatened species occur within the area affected by the proposed action. On February 27, 2018, the staff consulted with Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (WDEQ), regarding the environmental impact of the proposed action. The WDEQ provided comments on the draft EA. Those comments were considered in preparation of the final EA and FONSI. On July 17, 2018, the Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office notified VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:13 Aug 13, 2018 Jkt 244001 NRC that it concurred with its determinations of no effect at the Ludeman project. Additional Information The NRC staff conducted an environmental review in accordance with 10 CFR part 51, which implements the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA). The results of the NRC’s environmental review can be found in the final EA (ADAMS Accession No. ML18183A225). Based on the results of the environmental assessment, the NRC has determined not to prepare an environmental impact statement for the Ludeman Satellite amendment and is issuing a finding of no significant impact. In May 2009, the NRC staff issued NUREG–1910, ‘‘Generic Environmental Impact Statement for In-Situ Leach Uranium Milling Facilities’’ (herein referred to as the GEIS). In the GEIS, the NRC assessed the potential environmental impacts from construction, operation, aquifer restoration, and decommissioning of an in-situ leach uranium milling facility (also known as an ISR facility) located in four specific geographic regions of the western United States. Where applicable, this EA incorporates by reference relevant portions from the GEIS, and uses site-specific information from Uranium One’s license application and independent sources to fulfill the requirements in 10 CFR 51.20(b)(8). The final EA was prepared by the NRC and its contractor, the Center for Nuclear Waste Regulatory Analyses, in compliance with NEPA (as amended, and the NRC’s regulations for implementing NEPA (10 CFR part 51). In the final EA, the NRC staff assessed the potential environmental impacts from the construction, operation, aquifer restoration, and decommissioning of the proposed Ludeman Satellite. The NRC staff assessed the impacts of the proposed action on land use; historical and cultural resources; visual and scenic resources; climatology, meteorology and air quality; geology, minerals, and soils; water resources; ecological resources; socioeconomics; noise; traffic and transportation; public and occupational health and safety; and waste management. After weighing the impacts of the proposed license amendment and comparing to the no-action alternative, the NRC staff, in accordance with 10 CFR 51.91(d), sets forth its NEPA recommendation regarding the proposed action (granting the request for an NRC license amendment for the proposed Ludeman Satellite). Unless safety issues PO 00000 Frm 00147 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 mandate otherwise, the NRC staff recommendation related to the environmental aspects of the proposed action is that an NRC license amendment be issued. III. Finding of No Significant Impact Based on its review of the proposed action, and in accordance with the requirements in 10 CFR part 51, the NRC staff has determined that license amendment for the Willow Creek ISR project license authorizing the construction and operation of the Ludeman Satellite would not significantly affect the quality of the human environment. In its license amendment request, Uranium One has proposed the addition of six wellfields at the Ludeman Satellite. No other significant changes in Uranium One’s authorized operations for the Willow Creek ISR Project were requested. Approval of the proposed action would not result in an increased radiological risk to public health or the environment. The NRC staff has determined that pursuant to 10 CFR 51.31, preparation of an environmental impact statement (EIS) is not required for the proposed action and, pursuant to 10 CFR 51.32, a finding of no significant impact (FONSI) is appropriate. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 9th day of August, 2018. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Craig G. Erlanger, Director, Division of Fuel Cycle Safety, Safeguards, and Environmental Review, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards. [FR Doc. 2018–17458 Filed 8–13–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [NRC–2017–0218] Information Collection: Physical Protection of Plants and Materials Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Notice of submission to the Office of Management and Budget; request for comment. 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 titled, ‘‘Physical Protection of Plants and Materials.’’ DATES: Submit comments by September 13, 2018. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\14AUN1.SGM 14AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 157 / Tuesday, August 14, 2018 / Notices Submit comments directly to the OMB reviewer at: OMB Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (3150–0002), Attn: Desk Officer for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 725 17th Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20503; email: oira_submission@ omb.eop.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Cullison, NRC Clearance Officer, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001; telephone: 301–415–2084; email: INFOCOLLECTS.Resource@nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 I. Obtaining Information and Submitting Comment A. Obtaining Information Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2017– 0218 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–2017–0218. • 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 and burden spreadsheet are available in ADAMS under Accession Nos. ML158A157 and ML18158A159. • 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 Clearance Officer, David Cullison, Office of the Chief Information Officer, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, D.C. 20555–0001; telephone: 301–415–2084; email: INFOCOLLECTS.Resource@NRC.GOV. B. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:13 Aug 13, 2018 Jkt 244001 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. II. Background Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the NRC recently submitted a request for renewal of an existing collection of information to OMB for review entitled, part 73 tile 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), ‘‘Physical Protection of Plants and Materials.’’ The NRC hereby informs potential respondents that an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and that a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The NRC published a Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period on this information collection on March 30, 2018, 83 FR 13801. 1. The title of the information collection: 10 CFR part 73, ‘‘Physical Protection of Plants and Materials.’’ 2. OMB approval number: 3150–0002. 3. Type of submission: Revision. 4. The form number, if applicable: Not applicable. 5. How often the collection is required or requested: Once for the initial submittal of Cyber Security Plans, Physical Security Plans, Safeguards Contingency Plans, and Security Training and Qualification Plans and then on occasion when changes are made. Required reports are submitted and evaluated as events occur. 6. Who will be required or asked to respond: Nuclear power reactor licensees licensed under 10 CFR parts 50 or 52 who possess, use, import, export, transport, or deliver to a carrier for transport, special nuclear material; actively decommissioning reactor licensees; Category I, Category II and Category III fuel facilities; nonpower reactors (research and test reactors); and other entities who mark and handle Safeguards Information. 7. The estimated number of annual responses: 177,986 (40,819 reporting PO 00000 Frm 00148 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 40359 responses + 136,957 third party disclosure responses + 210 record keepers.) 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 210 (60 power reactors; 10 decommissioning reactor facilities; 3 Category I fuel facilities; 4 Category II and III fuel facilities; 31 nonpower reactors; and 102 other entities who mark and handle Safeguards Information. 9. The estimated number of hours needed annually to comply with the information collection requirement or request: 541,406 hours (22,591 reporting + 475,852 recordkeeping + 42,963 third party disclosure). 10. Abstract: The NRC regulations in 10 CFR part 73 prescribe requirements to establish and maintain a physical protection system and security organization with capabilities for protection of: (1) Special nuclear material (SNM) at fixed sites, (2) SNM in transit, and (3) plants in which SNM is used. Part 73 of 10 CFR contains reporting and recordkeeping requirements which are necessary to help ensure that an adequate level of protection is provided for nuclear facilities and nuclear material, such as: Development and maintenance of security documents including a physical security plan, a training and qualification plan, a safeguards contingency plan, a cyber security plan, and security implementing procedures; notifications to the NRC regarding safeguards and cyber security events; notifications to state governors and tribes of shipments of irradiated reactor fuel; and requirements for conducting criminal history records checks of individuals granted unescorted access to a nuclear power facility, a non-power reactor, or access to Safeguards Information. The objective is to ensure that activities involving special nuclear material are consistent with interests of common defense and security and that these activities do not constitute an unreasonable risk to public health and safety. The information in the reports and records submitted by licensees is used by the NRC staff to ensure that the health and safety of the public and the environment are protected, and licensee possession and use of special nuclear material is in compliance with license and regulatory requirements. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 9th day of August, 2018. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. David Cullison, NRC Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–17459 Filed 8–13–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P E:\FR\FM\14AUN1.SGM 14AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 157 (Tuesday, August 14, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 40358-40359]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-17459]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[NRC-2017-0218]


Information Collection: Physical Protection of Plants and 
Materials

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of submission to the Office of Management and Budget; 
request for comment.

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SUMMARY: 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 titled, ``Physical Protection of Plants 
and Materials.''

DATES: Submit comments by September 13, 2018.

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ADDRESSES: Submit comments directly to the OMB reviewer at: OMB Office 
of Information and Regulatory Affairs (3150-0002), Attn: Desk Officer 
for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 725 17th Street, NW Washington, 
D.C. 20503; email: [email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Cullison, NRC Clearance Officer, 
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001; 
telephone: 301-415-2084; email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Obtaining Information and Submitting Comment

A. Obtaining Information

    Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2017-0218 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-2017-0218.
     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 
supporting statement and burden spreadsheet are available in ADAMS 
under Accession Nos. ML158A157 and ML18158A159.
     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 Clearance Officer, David Cullison, Office of the 
Chief Information Officer, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Washington, D.C. 20555-0001; telephone: 301-415-2084; email: 
[email protected]

B. 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.

II. Background

    Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 
U.S.C. Chapter 35), the NRC recently submitted a request for renewal of 
an existing collection of information to OMB for review entitled, part 
73 tile 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), ``Physical 
Protection of Plants and Materials.'' The NRC hereby informs potential 
respondents that an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and that a 
person is not required to respond to, a collection of information 
unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
    The NRC published a Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment 
period on this information collection on March 30, 2018, 83 FR 13801.
    1. The title of the information collection: 10 CFR part 73, 
``Physical Protection of Plants and Materials.''
    2. OMB approval number: 3150-0002.
    3. Type of submission: Revision.
    4. The form number, if applicable: Not applicable.
    5. How often the collection is required or requested: Once for the 
initial submittal of Cyber Security Plans, Physical Security Plans, 
Safeguards Contingency Plans, and Security Training and Qualification 
Plans and then on occasion when changes are made. Required reports are 
submitted and evaluated as events occur.
    6. Who will be required or asked to respond: Nuclear power reactor 
licensees licensed under 10 CFR parts 50 or 52 who possess, use, 
import, export, transport, or deliver to a carrier for transport, 
special nuclear material; actively decommissioning reactor licensees; 
Category I, Category II and Category III fuel facilities; nonpower 
reactors (research and test reactors); and other entities who mark and 
handle Safeguards Information.
    7. The estimated number of annual responses: 177,986 (40,819 
reporting responses + 136,957 third party disclosure responses + 210 
record keepers.)
    8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 210 (60 power 
reactors; 10 decommissioning reactor facilities; 3 Category I fuel 
facilities; 4 Category II and III fuel facilities; 31 nonpower 
reactors; and 102 other entities who mark and handle Safeguards 
Information.
    9. The estimated number of hours needed annually to comply with the 
information collection requirement or request: 541,406 hours (22,591 
reporting + 475,852 recordkeeping + 42,963 third party disclosure).
    10. Abstract: The NRC regulations in 10 CFR part 73 prescribe 
requirements to establish and maintain a physical protection system and 
security organization with capabilities for protection of: (1) Special 
nuclear material (SNM) at fixed sites, (2) SNM in transit, and (3) 
plants in which SNM is used. Part 73 of 10 CFR contains reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements which are necessary to help ensure that an 
adequate level of protection is provided for nuclear facilities and 
nuclear material, such as: Development and maintenance of security 
documents including a physical security plan, a training and 
qualification plan, a safeguards contingency plan, a cyber security 
plan, and security implementing procedures; notifications to the NRC 
regarding safeguards and cyber security events; notifications to state 
governors and tribes of shipments of irradiated reactor fuel; and 
requirements for conducting criminal history records checks of 
individuals granted unescorted access to a nuclear power facility, a 
non-power reactor, or access to Safeguards Information. The objective 
is to ensure that activities involving special nuclear material are 
consistent with interests of common defense and security and that these 
activities do not constitute an unreasonable risk to public health and 
safety. The information in the reports and records submitted by 
licensees is used by the NRC staff to ensure that the health and safety 
of the public and the environment are protected, and licensee 
possession and use of special nuclear material is in compliance with 
license and regulatory requirements.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 9th day of August, 2018.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
David Cullison,
NRC Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2018-17459 Filed 8-13-18; 8:45 am]
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