Agency Activities in Response to a Portion of the Nuclear Energy Innovation and Modernization Act, 9841-9842 [2019-04960]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 52 / Monday, March 18, 2019 / Notices NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS) Subcommittee on NuScale The ACRS Subcommittee on NuScale will hold a meeting on March 20, 2019, at U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Two White Flint North, Conference Room T3D50, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852. The meeting will be open to public attendance with the exception of portions that may be closed to protect information that is proprietary pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(4). The agenda for the subject meeting shall be as follows: Wednesday, March 20, 2019–8:30 a.m. Until 12:00 p.m. The Subcommittee will review the staff’s evaluation of Chapters 9, ‘‘Auxiliary Systems,’’ and Chapter 16, ‘‘Technical Specifications.’’ The Subcommittee will hear presentations by and hold discussions with the NRC staff, NuScale 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), Michael Snodderly (Telephone 301–415–2241 or Email: Michael.Snodderly@nrc.gov) five days 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 December 7, 2018 (83 FR 26506). 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, VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:23 Mar 15, 2019 Jkt 247001 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. After registering with Security, please contact Paula Dorm (Telephone 301–415–7799) to be escorted to the meeting room. Dated: March 13, 2019. Lawrence Burkhart, Chief, Technical Support Branch, Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards. [FR Doc. 2019–05024 Filed 3–15–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P 9841 for Docket ID NRC–2019–0073. Address questions about NRC dockets IDs in Regulations.gov to Krupskaya Castellon; telephone: 301–287–9122; email: Krupskaya.Castellon@nrc.gov. For technical questions, contact the individual(s) listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document. • Mail comments to: Office of Administration, Mail Stop: TWFN–7– A60M, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555– 0001, ATTN: Program Management, Announcements and Editing Staff. 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: Kim Conway, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001; telephone: 301–415– 1335; email: NEIMA108.Resource@ nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION I. Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments [NRC–2019–0073] A. Obtaining Information Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2019– 0073 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–2019–0073. • 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. • 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. Agency Activities in Response to a Portion of the Nuclear Energy Innovation and Modernization Act Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Public meetings; request for comment. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is undertaking activities to implement the Nuclear Energy Innovation and Modernization Act (NEIMA) and develop a report identifying best practices for establishment and operation of local community advisory boards associated with decommissioning activities, including lessons learned from existing boards. As part of developing the report, the NRC will host a minimum of ten public meetings to consult with host States, communities within the emergency planning zone of a nuclear power reactor, and existing local community advisory boards. The NRC is seeking stakeholder input to inform the selection of public meeting locations. DATES: Requests for a public meeting conducted in accordance with NEIMA must be filed by April 17, 2019. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Federal Rulemaking Website: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search PO 00000 Frm 00099 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 B. Submitting Comments Please include Docket ID NRC–2019– 0073 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. E:\FR\FM\18MRN1.SGM 18MRN1 9842 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 52 / Monday, March 18, 2019 / Notices 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 to not 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. II. Introduction The NRC is planning to coordinate activities in accordance with Section 108 of NEIMA to collect information on the use local community advisory boards during decommissioning activities and issue a best practices report. The contents of this report, scheduled to be issued to Congress by June 2020, will include a description of the type of topics that could be brought before a community advisory board; how the board’s input could inform the decisionmaking process of stakeholders for various decommissioning activities; how the board could interact with the NRC and other Federal regulatory bodies to promote dialogue between the licensee and affected stakeholders; and how the board could offer opportunities for public engagement throughout all phases of the decommissioning process. The report will also include a discussion of the composition of existing community advisory boards and best practices identified during the establishment and operation of such boards, including logistical considerations, frequency of meetings, and the selection of board members. In developing a best practices report, and as required by NEIMA, the NRC plans to consult with host States, communities within the emergency planning zone of a nuclear power reactor, and existing local community advisory boards. This consultation also includes a minimum of ten Category 3 public meetings to be held in locations that ensure geographic diversity across the United States, with priority given to States that (i) have a nuclear power reactor currently undergoing the decommissioning process; and (ii) request a public meeting under this provision of NEIMA. At NRC Category 3 public meetings, the public will be VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:23 Mar 15, 2019 Jkt 247001 invited to participate by providing comments and asking questions. III. Opportunity To Request a Public Meeting The NRC is seeking stakeholder input to inform the selection of public meeting locations. Within 30 days from the date of publication of this notice, persons may submit a written request for the NRC to host a public meeting that would address the potential best practices for the establishment and use of a local community advisory board at decommissioning nuclear power reactors. After receiving these requests for public meetings, the NRC will determine the location and timing of the public meetings in order to ensure a geographic diversity across the United States, consistent with NEIMA. Meeting requests should be submitted as described in the ADDRESSES section of this document. Dated at Rockville, Maryland this 13th day of March 2019. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Bruce A. Watson, Chief, Reactor Decommissioning Branch, Division of Decommissioning, Uranium Recovery and Waste Programs, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards. [FR Doc. 2019–04960 Filed 3–15–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [NRC–2018–0161] Information Collection: Exemptions and Continued Regulatory Authority in Agreement States and in Offshore Waters Under Section 274 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Notice of submission to the Office of Management and Budget; request for comment. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has recently submitted a proposed collection of information which included a request for revision of an existing collection of information to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. The information collection is entitled, ‘‘10 CFR part 150, Exemptions and Continued Regulatory Authority in Agreement States and in Offshore Waters Under Section 274 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954.’’ DATES: Submit comments by April 17, 2019. PO 00000 Frm 00100 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Submit comments directly to the OMB reviewer at: OMB Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (3150–0032), Attn: Desk Officer for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 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: I. Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments A. Obtaining Information Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2018– 0161 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–2018–0161. • 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. • 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, DC 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 your comment submissions that you do not want to be publicly disclosed. 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 E:\FR\FM\18MRN1.SGM 18MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 52 (Monday, March 18, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 9841-9842]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-04960]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[NRC-2019-0073]


Agency Activities in Response to a Portion of the Nuclear Energy 
Innovation and Modernization Act

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Public meetings; request for comment.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is undertaking 
activities to implement the Nuclear Energy Innovation and Modernization 
Act (NEIMA) and develop a report identifying best practices for 
establishment and operation of local community advisory boards 
associated with decommissioning activities, including lessons learned 
from existing boards. As part of developing the report, the NRC will 
host a minimum of ten public meetings to consult with host States, 
communities within the emergency planning zone of a nuclear power 
reactor, and existing local community advisory boards. The NRC is 
seeking stakeholder input to inform the selection of public meeting 
locations.

DATES: Requests for a public meeting conducted in accordance with NEIMA 
must be filed by April 17, 2019.

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-2019-0073. Address 
questions about NRC dockets IDs in Regulations.gov to Krupskaya 
Castellon; telephone: 301-287-9122; email: Krupskaya.Castellon@nrc.gov. 
For technical questions, contact the individual(s) listed in the FOR 
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document.
     Mail comments to: Office of Administration, Mail Stop: 
TWFN-7-A60M, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-
0001, ATTN: Program Management, Announcements and Editing Staff.
    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: Kim Conway, Office of Nuclear Material 
Safety and Safeguards, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, 
DC 20555-0001; telephone: 301-415-1335; email: 
NEIMA108.Resource@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments

A. Obtaining Information

    Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2019-0073 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-2019-0073.
     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 ``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.
     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-2019-0073 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.

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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 to not 
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.

II. Introduction

    The NRC is planning to coordinate activities in accordance with 
Section 108 of NEIMA to collect information on the use local community 
advisory boards during decommissioning activities and issue a best 
practices report.
    The contents of this report, scheduled to be issued to Congress by 
June 2020, will include a description of the type of topics that could 
be brought before a community advisory board; how the board's input 
could inform the decision-making process of stakeholders for various 
decommissioning activities; how the board could interact with the NRC 
and other Federal regulatory bodies to promote dialogue between the 
licensee and affected stakeholders; and how the board could offer 
opportunities for public engagement throughout all phases of the 
decommissioning process. The report will also include a discussion of 
the composition of existing community advisory boards and best 
practices identified during the establishment and operation of such 
boards, including logistical considerations, frequency of meetings, and 
the selection of board members.
    In developing a best practices report, and as required by NEIMA, 
the NRC plans to consult with host States, communities within the 
emergency planning zone of a nuclear power reactor, and existing local 
community advisory boards. This consultation also includes a minimum of 
ten Category 3 public meetings to be held in locations that ensure 
geographic diversity across the United States, with priority given to 
States that (i) have a nuclear power reactor currently undergoing the 
decommissioning process; and (ii) request a public meeting under this 
provision of NEIMA. At NRC Category 3 public meetings, the public will 
be invited to participate by providing comments and asking questions.

III. Opportunity To Request a Public Meeting

    The NRC is seeking stakeholder input to inform the selection of 
public meeting locations. Within 30 days from the date of publication 
of this notice, persons may submit a written request for the NRC to 
host a public meeting that would address the potential best practices 
for the establishment and use of a local community advisory board at 
decommissioning nuclear power reactors. After receiving these requests 
for public meetings, the NRC will determine the location and timing of 
the public meetings in order to ensure a geographic diversity across 
the United States, consistent with NEIMA. Meeting requests should be 
submitted as described in the ADDRESSES section of this document.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland this 13th day of March 2019.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Bruce A. Watson,
Chief, Reactor Decommissioning Branch, Division of Decommissioning, 
Uranium Recovery and Waste Programs, Office of Nuclear Material Safety 
and Safeguards.
[FR Doc. 2019-04960 Filed 3-15-19; 8:45 am]
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