Information Collection: Notice of Enforcement Discretion (NOED) for Operating Power Reactors and Gaseous Diffusion Plants (NRC Enforcement Policy), 71006-71007 [2019-27692]

Download as PDF khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 71006 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 247 / Thursday, December 26, 2019 / Notices Source Material Physical Inventory Summary Reports, and NUREG/BR– 0096, Instructions and Guidance for Completing Physical Inventory Summary Reports.’’ 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 September 4, 2019 (84 FR 46568). 1. The title of the information collection: NRC Form 327, ‘‘Special Nuclear Material and Source Material Physical Inventory Summary Reports, and NUREG/BR–0096, Instructions and Guidance for Completing Physical Inventory Summary Reports.’’ 2. OMB approval number: 3150–0139. 3. Type of submission: Extension. 4. The form number if applicable: NRC Form 327. 5. How often the collection is required or requested: Certain licensees possessing strategic SNM are required to report inventories on NRC Form 327 every 6 months. Licensees possessing SNM of moderate strategic significance must report every nine months. Licensees possessing SNM of low strategic significance must report annually, except one licensee (enrichment facility) that must report its dynamic inventories every 2 months and its static inventory annually. 6. Who will be required or asked to respond: Fuel facility licensees possessing SNM, i.e., enriched uranium, plutonium, or U–233. 7. The estimated number of annual responses: 68. 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 6. 9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to comply with the information collection requirement or request: 272 hours (4 hours per response x 68 responses). 10. Abstract: NRC Form 327 is submitted by certain fuel cycle facility licensees to account for SNM. The data is used by the NRC to assess licensee material control and accounting programs and to confirm the absence of (or detect the occurrence of) SNM theft or diversion. NUREG/BR–0096 provides guidance and instructions for completing the form in accordance with the requirements appropriate for a particular licensee. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 18th day of December 2019. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:53 Dec 23, 2019 Jkt 250001 For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. David C. Cullison, NRC Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. I. Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments [FR Doc. 2019–27693 Filed 12–23–19; 8:45 am] Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2019– 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 https://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2019–0218. A copy of the collection of information and related instructions may be obtained without charge by accessing Docket ID NRC–2019–0218 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 https://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. A copy of the collection of information and related instructions may be obtained without charge by accessing ADAMS Accession No. ML19302F408. The supporting statement is available in ADAMS under Accession No. ML19308A020. • 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 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. BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [NRC–2019–0218] Information Collection: Notice of Enforcement Discretion (NOED) for Operating Power Reactors and Gaseous Diffusion Plants (NRC Enforcement Policy) Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Renewal of existing information collection; request for comments. AGENCY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) invites public comment on the renewal of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for an existing collection of information. The information collection is entitled, ‘‘Notice of Enforcement Discretion (NOED) for Operating Power Reactors and Gaseous Diffusion Plants (NRC Enforcement Policy).’’ DATES: Submit comments by February 24, 2020. Comments received after this date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but the Commission is able to ensure consideration only for comments received on or before this date. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Federal Rulemaking Website: Go to https://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2019–0218. For technical questions, contact the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document. • Mail comments to: David Cullison, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Mail Stop: T–6 A10M, 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: 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. SUMMARY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 A. Obtaining Information B. Submitting Comments Please include Docket ID NRC–2019– 0218 in the subject line of your comment submission, in order to ensure that the NRC is able to make your comment submission available to the public in this docket. 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. The NRC will post all comment submissions at https:// www.regulations.gov as well as enter the comment submissions into ADAMS, and the NRC does not routinely edit E:\FR\FM\26DEN1.SGM 26DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 247 / Thursday, December 26, 2019 / Notices khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 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. II. Background In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the NRC is requesting public comment on its intention to request the OMB’s approval for the information collection summarized below. 1. The title of the information collection: Notices of Enforcement Discretion (NOEDs) for Operating Power Reactors and Gaseous Diffusion Plants (GDP), (NRC Enforcement Policy). 2. OMB approval number: 3150–0136. 3. Type of submission: Extension. 4. The form number: N/A. 5. How often the collection is required or requested: On Occasion. 6. Who will be required or asked to respond: Those licensees that voluntarily request enforcement discretion through the NOED process. 7. The estimated number of annual responses: 8. 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 4. 9. The estimated number of hours needed annually to comply with the information collection requirement or request: 680 (600 reporting + 80 recordkeeping). 10. Abstract: The NRC’s Enforcement Policy includes the circumstances in which the NRC may grant a NOED. On occasion, circumstances arise when a power plant licensee’s compliance with a Technical Specification (TS) Limiting Condition for Operation or any other license condition would involve an unnecessary plant shutdown or transient. Similarly, for a gaseous diffusion plant, circumstances may arise where compliance with a Technical Safety Requirement (TSR) or other condition would unnecessarily call for a total plant shutdown, or, compliance would unnecessarily place the plant in a condition where safety, safeguards, or security features were degraded or inoperable. In these circumstances, a licensee or certificate holder may request that the NRC exercise enforcement discretion, VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:53 Dec 23, 2019 Jkt 250001 71007 and the NRC staff may choose to not enforce the applicable TS, TSR, or other license or certificate condition. This enforcement discretion is designated as a NOED. A licensee or certificate holder seeking the issuance of a NOED must justify, in accordance with NRC Enforcement Manual (ADAMS Accession No. ML19193A023), the safety basis for the request, including an evaluation of the safety significance and potential consequences of the proposed request, a description of proposed compensatory measures, a justification for the duration of the request, the basis for the licensee’s or certificate holder’s conclusion that the request does not have a potential adverse impact on the public health and safety, and does not involve adverse consequences to the environment, and any other information the NRC staff deems necessary before making a decision to exercise discretion. Week of December 30, 2019—Tentative III. Specific Requests for Comments The NRC is seeking comments that address the following questions: 1. Is the proposed collection of information necessary for the NRC to properly perform its functions? Does the information have practical utility? 2. Is the estimate of the burden of the information collection accurate? 3. Is there a way to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected? 4. How can the burden of the information collection on respondents be minimized, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology? This meeting will be webcast live at the web address—https://www.nrc.gov/. There are no meetings scheduled for the week of December 30, 2019. Week of January 6, 2020—Tentative There are no meetings scheduled for the week of January 6, 2020. Week of January 13, 2020—Tentative There are no meetings scheduled for the week of January 13, 2020. Week of January 20, 2020—Tentative There are no meetings scheduled for the week of January 20, 2020. Week of January 27, 2020—Tentative Tuesday, January 28, 2020 9:00 a.m.—Discussion of Medical Uses of Radioactive Materials (Public Meeting) (Contact: Denise McGovern: 301–415–0681) CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Week of December 23, 2019 For more information or to verify the status of meetings, contact Denise McGovern at 301–415–0681 or via email at Denise.McGovern@nrc.gov. The schedule for Commission meetings is subject to change on short notice. The NRC Commission Meeting Schedule can be found on the internet at: https://www.nrc.gov/public-involve/ public-meetings/schedule.html. The NRC provides reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in these public meetings or need this meeting notice or the transcript or other information from the public meetings in another format (e.g., Braille, large print), please notify Anne Silk, NRC Disability Program Specialist, at 301–287–0745, by videophone at 240–428–3217, or by email at Anne.Silk@nrc.gov. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Members of the public may request to receive this information electronically. If you would like to be added to the distribution, please contact the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Office of the Secretary, Washington, DC 20555 (301– 415–1969), or by email at Wendy.Moore@nrc.gov or Tyesha.Bush@ nrc.gov. The NRC is holding the meetings under the authority of the Government in the Sunshine Act, 5 U.S.C. 552b. There are no meetings scheduled for the week of December 23, 2019. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 20th day of December 2019. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 18th day of December 2019. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. David C. Cullison, NRC Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–27692 Filed 12–23–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [NRC–2019–0001] Sunshine Act Meetings Weeks of December 23, 30, 2019, January 6, 13, 20, 27, 2020. PLACE: Commissioners’ Conference Room, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland. STATUS: Public. TIME AND DATE: PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\26DEN1.SGM 26DEN1

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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[NRC-2019-0218]


Information Collection: Notice of Enforcement Discretion (NOED) 
for Operating Power Reactors and Gaseous Diffusion Plants (NRC 
Enforcement Policy)

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Renewal of existing information collection; request for 
comments.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) invites public 
comment on the renewal of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
approval for an existing collection of information. The information 
collection is entitled, ``Notice of Enforcement Discretion (NOED) for 
Operating Power Reactors and Gaseous Diffusion Plants (NRC Enforcement 
Policy).''

DATES: Submit comments by February 24, 2020. Comments received after 
this date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but the 
Commission is able to ensure consideration only for comments received 
on or before this date.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Website: Go to https://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2019-0218. For 
technical questions, contact the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document.
     Mail comments to: David Cullison, Office of the Chief 
Information Officer, Mail Stop: T-6 A10M, 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: David Cullison, Office of the Chief 
Information 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-2019-0218 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 https://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2019-0218. A copy of 
the collection of information and related instructions may be obtained 
without charge by accessing Docket ID NRC-2019-0218 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 https://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 [email protected]. A copy of the collection of 
information and related instructions may be obtained without charge by 
accessing ADAMS Accession No. ML19302F408. The supporting statement is 
available in ADAMS under Accession No. ML19308A020.
     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 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

    Please include Docket ID NRC-2019-0218 in the subject line of your 
comment submission, in order to ensure that the NRC is able to make 
your comment submission available to the public in this docket.
    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. The NRC will post all comment 
submissions at https://www.regulations.gov as well as enter the comment 
submissions into ADAMS, and the NRC does not routinely edit

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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.

II. Background

    In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 
Chapter 35), the NRC is requesting public comment on its intention to 
request the OMB's approval for the information collection summarized 
below.
    1. The title of the information collection: Notices of Enforcement 
Discretion (NOEDs) for Operating Power Reactors and Gaseous Diffusion 
Plants (GDP), (NRC Enforcement Policy).
    2. OMB approval number: 3150-0136.
    3. Type of submission: Extension.
    4. The form number: N/A.
    5. How often the collection is required or requested: On Occasion.
    6. Who will be required or asked to respond: Those licensees that 
voluntarily request enforcement discretion through the NOED process.
    7. The estimated number of annual responses: 8.
    8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 4.
    9. The estimated number of hours needed annually to comply with the 
information collection requirement or request: 680 (600 reporting + 80 
recordkeeping).
    10. Abstract: The NRC's Enforcement Policy includes the 
circumstances in which the NRC may grant a NOED. On occasion, 
circumstances arise when a power plant licensee's compliance with a 
Technical Specification (TS) Limiting Condition for Operation or any 
other license condition would involve an unnecessary plant shutdown or 
transient. Similarly, for a gaseous diffusion plant, circumstances may 
arise where compliance with a Technical Safety Requirement (TSR) or 
other condition would unnecessarily call for a total plant shutdown, 
or, compliance would unnecessarily place the plant in a condition where 
safety, safeguards, or security features were degraded or inoperable.
    In these circumstances, a licensee or certificate holder may 
request that the NRC exercise enforcement discretion, and the NRC staff 
may choose to not enforce the applicable TS, TSR, or other license or 
certificate condition. This enforcement discretion is designated as a 
NOED.
    A licensee or certificate holder seeking the issuance of a NOED 
must justify, in accordance with NRC Enforcement Manual (ADAMS 
Accession No. ML19193A023), the safety basis for the request, including 
an evaluation of the safety significance and potential consequences of 
the proposed request, a description of proposed compensatory measures, 
a justification for the duration of the request, the basis for the 
licensee's or certificate holder's conclusion that the request does not 
have a potential adverse impact on the public health and safety, and 
does not involve adverse consequences to the environment, and any other 
information the NRC staff deems necessary before making a decision to 
exercise discretion.

III. Specific Requests for Comments

    The NRC is seeking comments that address the following questions:
    1. Is the proposed collection of information necessary for the NRC 
to properly perform its functions? Does the information have practical 
utility?
    2. Is the estimate of the burden of the information collection 
accurate?
    3. Is there a way to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of 
the information to be collected?
    4. How can the burden of the information collection on respondents 
be minimized, including the use of automated collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology?

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 18th day of December 2019.

For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
David C. Cullison,
NRC Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2019-27692 Filed 12-23-19; 8:45 am]
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