Information Collection: Disposal of High-Level Radioactive Wastes in Geologic Repositories, 18588-18589 [2019-08820]

Download as PDF 18588 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 84 / Wednesday, May 1, 2019 / Notices Alternative Use of Resources There are no unresolved conflicts concerning alternative uses of available resources under the proposed action. Agencies or Persons Consulted No additional agencies or persons were consulted regarding the environmental impact of the proposed action. On April 3, 2019, the New Jersey state representative was notified of this EA and FONSI. III. Finding of No Significant Impact The licensee has requested a change to the effective date for the implementation of exemptions from: (1) Certain standards in 10 CFR 50.47(b) regarding onsite and offsite emergency response plans for nuclear power reactors; (2) requirement in 10 CFR 50.47(c)(2) to establish plume exposure and ingestion pathway EPZs for nuclear power reactors; and (3) certain requirements in 10 CFR part 50, appendix E, section IV, which establishes the elements that make up the content of emergency plans, which were approved on October 16, 2018. The proposed action of granting this exemption to revise the effective date of the exemptions is based on the licensee’s revised Zirconium Fire analysis that demonstrated a reduction of risk after the reactor has been permanently shut down and defueled for a period of 285 days. However, requirements for certain onsite capabilities to communicate and coordinate with offsite response authorities are retained and offsite EP provisions to protect public health and safety will still exist through State and local government use of comprehensive emergency management (all-hazards) plan. The NRC is considering issuing the requested exemption. The proposed action would not significantly affect plant safety, would not have a significant adverse effect on the probability of an accident occurring, and would not have any significant radiological or nonradiological impacts. Therefore, the proposed action would not have a significant effect on the environment. The reason the human environment would not be significantly affected is that the proposed exemption would not involve any construction or modification of the facility. Consistent with 10 CFR 51.21, the NRC conducted the EA for the proposed action, and this FONSI incorporates by reference the EA in Section II of this notice. Therefore, the NRC concludes that the proposed action will not have a significant effect on the quality of the human environment. Accordingly, the NRC has determined that there is no need to prepare an environmental impact statement for the proposed action. As required by 10 CFR 51.32(a)(5), the related environmental document is the ‘‘Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants: Regarding Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station, Final Report,’’ NUREG–1437, Supplement 28, Volumes 1 and 2, which provides the latest environmental review of current operations and description of environmental conditions at Oyster Creek. The finding and other related environmental documents may be examined, and/or copied for a fee, at the NRC’s Public Document Room (PDR), located at One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. Publicly-available records are accessible electronically from ADAMS Public Electronic Reading Room on the internet at the NRC’s website: http:// www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. Persons who do not have access to ADAMS or who encounter problems in accessing the documents located in ADAMS should contact the NRC’s PDR Reference staff by telephone at 1–800– 397–4209 or 301–415–4737, or by email to pdr.resource@nrc.gov. IV. Availability of Documents The documents identified in the following table are available to interested persons through one or more of the following methods, as indicated. ADAMS accession No. Document jbell on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES Docket No. 50–219, Request for Exemptions from Portions of 10 CFR 50.47 and 10 CFR part 50, appendix E, Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station, November 6, 2018. Docket No. 50–219, Response to Request for Additional Information Request for Exemptions from Portions of 10 CFR 50.47 and 10 CFR part 50, appendix E, Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station, February 13, 2019. Docket No. 50–219, Certification of Permanent Cessation of Operations at Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station, January 7, 2011. Docket No. 50–219, Certification of Permanent Cessation of Power Operations for Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station, February 14, 2018. Docket No. 50–219, Certification of Permanent Removal of Fuel from the Reactor Vessel for Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station, September 25, 2018. Docket No. 50–219, Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station—Exemptions from Certain Emergency Plan Requirements and Related Safety Evaluation, October 16, 2018. Docket No. 50–219, ‘‘Final Environmental Statement—related to operation of Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station,’’ December 1974. NUREG–1437, Supplement 28, ‘‘Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants Regarding Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station,’’ January 2007. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 26th day of April, 2019. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. John G. Lamb, Senior Project Manager, Plant Licensing Branch II–1, Division of Operating Reactor Licensing, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:24 Apr 30, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00115 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ML18045A084 ML18268A258 ML18220A980 ML072200150 ML070100234 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 entitled, ‘‘Disposal of High- SUMMARY: Information Collection: Disposal of High-Level Radioactive Wastes in Geologic Repositories Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ML110070507 Notice of submission to the Office of Management and Budget; request for comment. [NRC–2018–0240] AGENCY: BILLING CODE 7590–01–P ML19044A643 ACTION: NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [FR Doc. 2019–08815 Filed 4–30–19; 8:45 am] ML18310A306 E:\FR\FM\01MYN1.SGM 01MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 84 / Wednesday, May 1, 2019 / Notices B. Submitting Comments Level Radioactive Wastes in Geologic Repositories.’’ DATES: Submit comments by May 31, 2019. Submit comments directly to the OMB reviewer at: OMB Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (3150–0127), 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 jbell on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES A. Obtaining Information Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2018– 0240 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–2018–0240. A copy of the collection of information and related instructions may be obtained without charge by accessing Docket ID NRC–2018–0240 on this website. • 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 is available in ADAMS under Accession No. ML19077A010. • 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:24 Apr 30, 2019 Jkt 247001 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, ‘‘Disposal of High-Level Radioactive Wastes in Geologic Repositories.’’ 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 January 31, 2019 (84 FR 821). 1. The title of the information collection: Disposal of High-Level Radioactive Wastes in Geologic Repositories. 2. OMB approval number: 3150–0127. 3. Type of submission: Extension. 4. The form number if applicable: Not applicable. 5. How often the collection is required or requested: The information need only be submitted one time. 6. Who will be required or asked to respond: State or Indian Tribes, or their representatives, requesting consultation with the NRC staff regarding review of a potential high-level radioactive waste geologic repository site, or wishing to participate in a license application review for a potential geologic repository (other than a potential geologic repository site at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, which is regulated under 10 CFR part 63). PO 00000 Frm 00116 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 18589 7. The estimated number of annual responses: 6; however, none are expected in the next three years. 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 6; however, none are expected in the next three years. 9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to comply with the information collection requirement or request: 726, however, none are expected in the next three years. 10. Abstract: Part 60 of 10 CFR requires States and Indian Tribes to submit certain information to the NRC if they request consultation with the NRC staff concerning the review of a potential repository site, or wish to participate in a license application review for a potential repository (other than the Yucca Mountain, Nevada site, which is regulated under 10 CFR part 63). States and Indian Tribes are required to submit information regarding requests for consultation with the NRC and participation in the review of a site characterization plan and/or license application, but only if they wish to obtain NRC consultation services and/or participate in the reviews. The information submitted by the States and Indian Tribes is used by the Director of the Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards as a basis for decisions about the commitment of NRC staff resources to the consultation and participation efforts. The NRC anticipates conducting a public rulemaking to revise portions of 10 CFR part 60 in the future. If, as part of this rulemaking, revisions are made affecting the information collection requirements, the NRC will follow OMB requirements for obtaining approval for any revised information collection requirements. Note: All of the information collection requirements pertaining to Yucca Mountain were included in 10 CFR part 63, and were approved by OMB under control number 3150–0199. The Yucca Mountain site is regulated under 10 CFR part 63 (66 FR 55792; November 2, 2001). Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 26th day of Abril, 2019. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. David C. Cullison, NRC Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–08820 Filed 4–30–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P E:\FR\FM\01MYN1.SGM 01MYN1

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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[NRC-2018-0240]


Information Collection: Disposal of High-Level Radioactive Wastes 
in Geologic Repositories

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 entitled, ``Disposal of High-

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Level Radioactive Wastes in Geologic Repositories.''

DATES: Submit comments by May 31, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments directly to the OMB reviewer at: OMB Office 
of Information and Regulatory Affairs (3150-0127), Attn: Desk Officer 
for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, 
DC 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 Comments

A. Obtaining Information

    Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2018-0240 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-2018-0240. A copy of 
the collection of information and related instructions may be obtained 
without charge by accessing Docket ID NRC-2018-0240 on this website.
     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 is available in ADAMS under Accession No. 
ML19077A010.
     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: 
[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, 
``Disposal of High-Level Radioactive Wastes in Geologic Repositories.'' 
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 January 31, 2019 (84 FR 821).
    1. The title of the information collection: Disposal of High-Level 
Radioactive Wastes in Geologic Repositories.
    2. OMB approval number: 3150-0127.
    3. Type of submission: Extension.
    4. The form number if applicable: Not applicable.
    5. How often the collection is required or requested: The 
information need only be submitted one time.
    6. Who will be required or asked to respond: State or Indian 
Tribes, or their representatives, requesting consultation with the NRC 
staff regarding review of a potential high-level radioactive waste 
geologic repository site, or wishing to participate in a license 
application review for a potential geologic repository (other than a 
potential geologic repository site at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, which is 
regulated under 10 CFR part 63).
    7. The estimated number of annual responses: 6; however, none are 
expected in the next three years.
    8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 6; however, none are 
expected in the next three years.
    9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to 
comply with the information collection requirement or request: 726, 
however, none are expected in the next three years.
    10. Abstract: Part 60 of 10 CFR requires States and Indian Tribes 
to submit certain information to the NRC if they request consultation 
with the NRC staff concerning the review of a potential repository 
site, or wish to participate in a license application review for a 
potential repository (other than the Yucca Mountain, Nevada site, which 
is regulated under 10 CFR part 63). States and Indian Tribes are 
required to submit information regarding requests for consultation with 
the NRC and participation in the review of a site characterization plan 
and/or license application, but only if they wish to obtain NRC 
consultation services and/or participate in the reviews. The 
information submitted by the States and Indian Tribes is used by the 
Director of the Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards as a 
basis for decisions about the commitment of NRC staff resources to the 
consultation and participation efforts. The NRC anticipates conducting 
a public rulemaking to revise portions of 10 CFR part 60 in the future. 
If, as part of this rulemaking, revisions are made affecting the 
information collection requirements, the NRC will follow OMB 
requirements for obtaining approval for any revised information 
collection requirements. Note: All of the information collection 
requirements pertaining to Yucca Mountain were included in 10 CFR part 
63, and were approved by OMB under control number 3150-0199. The Yucca 
Mountain site is regulated under 10 CFR part 63 (66 FR 55792; November 
2, 2001).

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 26th day of Abril, 2019.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
David C. Cullison,
NRC Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2019-08820 Filed 4-30-19; 8:45 am]
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