Clarification of Personnel Access Authorization Requirements for Non-Immigrant Foreign Nationals Working at Nuclear Power Plants, 17770-17771 [2020-06473]

Download as PDF jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with PROPOSALS 17770 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 62 / Tuesday, March 31, 2020 / Proposed Rules assessment rate to fully fund 2020 fiscal period budgeted expenditures without excessively drawing down the funds held in its reserve. This action would maintain the Committee’s reserve balance at a level that the Committee believes is appropriate and is compliant with the provisions of the Order. Prior to arriving at this budget and assessment rate recommendation, the Committee discussed various alternatives, including maintaining the current assessment rate of $0.10 per 50pound bag or equivalent, and increasing the assessment rate by a different amount. However, the Committee determined that the recommended assessment rate would fully fund budgeted expenses and avoid drawing down reserves at an unsustainable rate. This proposed rule would increase the assessment obligation imposed on handlers. Assessments are applied uniformly on all handlers, and some of the costs may be passed on to producers. However, these costs would be offset by the benefits derived by the operation of the Order. The Committee’s meeting was widely publicized throughout the Walla Walla sweet onion industry. All interested persons were invited to attend the meeting and participate in Committee deliberations on all issues. Like all Committee meetings, the February 13, 2020, meeting was a public meeting, and all entities, both large and small, were able to express views on this issue. Interested persons are invited to submit comments on this proposed rule, including the regulatory and information collection impacts of this action on small businesses. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Order’s information collection requirements have been previously approved by the OMB and assigned OMB No. 0581–0178 Vegetable and Specialty Crops. No changes in those requirements would be necessary as a result of this proposed rule. Should any changes become necessary, they would be submitted to OMB for approval. This proposed rule would not impose any additional reporting or recordkeeping requirements on either small or large Walla Walla sweet onion handlers. As with all Federal marketing order programs, reports and forms are periodically reviewed to reduce information requirements and duplication by industry and public sector agencies. AMS is committed to complying with the E-Government Act, to promote the use of the internet and other information technologies to provide VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:46 Mar 30, 2020 Jkt 250001 increased opportunities for citizen access to Government information and services, and for other purposes. USDA has not identified any relevant Federal rules that duplicate, overlap, or conflict with this proposed rule. A small business guide on complying with fruit, vegetable, and specialty crop marketing agreements and orders may be viewed at: http://www.ams.usda.gov/ rules-regulations/moa/small-businesses. Any questions about the compliance guide should be sent to Richard Lower at the previously mentioned address in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. A 60-day comment period is provided to allow interested persons to respond to this proposed rule. All written comments timely received will be considered before a final determination is made on this matter. List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 956 Marketing agreements, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Walla Walla sweet onions. For the reasons set forth in the preamble, 7 CFR part 956 is proposed to be amended as follows: PART 956—SWEET ONIONS GROWN IN THE WALLA WALLA VALLEY OF SOUTHEAST WASHINGTON AND NORTHEAST OREGON 1. The authority citation for 7 CFR part 956 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 7 U.S.C. 601–674. 2. Section 956.202 is revised to read as follows: ■ § 956.202 Assessment rate. On and after January 1, 2020, an assessment rate of $0.15 per 50-pound bag or equivalent is established for Walla Walla sweet onions. Bruce Summers, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 2020–06496 Filed 3–30–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P Draft regulatory issue summary; request for comment. ACTION: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is seeking public comment on a draft regulatory issue summary (RIS) to reinforce the existing requirement that prior to granting or reinstating unescorted access (UA), or certifying unescorted access authorization (UAA) to non-immigrant foreign nationals for the purpose of performing work, licensees shall take reasonable steps to access reliable, independent sources of information, in addition to the information provided by the applicant, to verify the applicant’s claimed non-immigration status. DATES: Submit comments by April 30, 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 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–2020–0073. Address questions about NRC dockets IDs in Regulations.gov to Jennifer Borges; telephone: 301–287–9127; email: Jennifer.Borges@nrc.gov. For technical questions, contact the individual 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: Mark Resner, Office of Nuclear Security and Incident Response, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001; telephone: 301–287– 3680, email: Mark.Resner@nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION I. Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments 10 CFR Chapter I A. Obtaining Information Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2020– 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 https://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2020–0073. [NRC–2020–0073] Clarification of Personnel Access Authorization Requirements for NonImmigrant Foreign Nationals Working at Nuclear Power Plants Nuclear Regulatory Commission. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\31MRP1.SGM 31MRP1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 62 / Tuesday, March 31, 2020 / Proposed Rules • 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. The Regulatory Issue Summary 2020–XX, Clarification of Personnel Access Authorization Requirements for Non-Immigrant Foreign Nationals Working at Nuclear Power Plants is available in ADAMS under Accession No. ML20008D562. • 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–2020– 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. The NRC will post all comment submissions at https:// 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 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. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with PROPOSALS II. Background The NRC, in collaboration with the Department of Homeland Security, has identified several instances where a licensee has failed to appropriately verify, in the case of foreign nationals seeking UA and/or UAA, that the claimed non-immigration status that the individual has provided is correct. Consequently, foreign nationals have been granted UA and UAA at United States nuclear power plants for the purpose of work using visa categories that do not permit foreign nationals to work in the United States. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:46 Mar 30, 2020 Jkt 250001 The NRC issues RISs to communicate with stakeholders on a broad range of matters. This may include communication and clarification of NRC technical or policy positions on regulatory matters that have not been communicated to or are not broadly understood by the nuclear industry. As noted in 83 FR 20858 (May 8, 2018), this document is being published in the Proposed Rules section of the Federal Register to comply with publication requirements under 1 CFR chapter I. Proposed Action The NRC is requesting public comments on the draft RIS. The NRC staff will make a final determination regarding issuance of the RIS after it considers any public comments received in response to this request. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 24th day of March 2020. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Lisa M. Regner, Branch Chief, Operating Experience Branch, Division of Reactor Oversight, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. 2020–06473 Filed 3–30–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION 12 CFR Part 354 RIN 3064–AF31 Parent Companies of Industrial Banks and Industrial Loan Companies Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking with request for public comment. AGENCY: The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation is seeking comment on a proposed rule that would require certain conditions and commitments for each deposit insurance application approval, non-objection to a change in control notice, and merger application approval that would result in an insured industrial bank or industrial loan company becoming, after the effective date of any final rule, a subsidiary of a company that is not subject to consolidated supervision by the Federal Reserve Board. The proposed rule also would require that before any industrial bank or industrial loan company may become a subsidiary of a company that is not subject to consolidated supervision by the Federal Reserve Board, such company and the industrial bank or industrial loan SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 17771 company must enter into one or more written agreements with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. DATES: Comments will be accepted until June 1, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on the notice of proposed rulemaking using any of the following methods: • Agency Website: https:// www.fdic.gov/regulations/laws/federal. Follow the instructions for submitting comments on the agency website. • Email: comments@fdic.gov. Include RIN 3064–AF31 on the subject line of the message. • Mail: Robert E. Feldman, Executive Secretary, Attention: Comments, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, 550 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20429. • Hand Delivery: Comments may be hand delivered to the guard station at the rear of the 550 17th Street Building (located on F Street) on business days between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. • Public Inspection: All comments received, including any personal information provided, will be posted generally without change to https:// www.fdic.gov/regulations/laws/federal. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Flanigan, Senior Counsel, (202) 898–7426, mflanigan@fdic.gov; Catherine Topping, Counsel, (202) 898– 3975, ctopping@fdic.gov; Gregory Feder, Counsel, (202) 898–8724, gfeder@ fdic.gov; Joyce Raidle, Counsel, (202) 898–6763, jraidle@fdic.gov; Merritt Pardini, Counsel, (202) 898–6680, mpardini@fdic.gov; Kayce Seifert, Senior Attorney, (202) 898–3625, kseifert@fdic.gov, Legal Division; Don Hamm, Special Advisor, (202) 898– 3528, dhamm@fdic.gov; Scott Leifer, Senior Review Examiner, (508) 698– 0361, Extension 8027, sleifer@fdic.gov, Division of Risk Management Supervision. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Policy Objectives The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) monitors, evaluates, and takes necessary action to ensure the safety and soundness of State nonmember banks,1 including industrial banks and industrial loan companies (together, industrial banks).2 In granting 1 See 12 U.S.C. 1811, 1818, 1821, 1831o–1, 1831p–1. 2 Herein, the term ‘‘industrial bank’’ means any insured State-chartered bank that is an industrial bank, industrial loan company, or other similar institution that is excluded from the definition of ‘‘bank’’ in the Bank Holding Company Act pursuant to 12 U.S.C. 1841(c)(2)(H). State laws refer to both industrial loan companies and industrial banks. For purposes of this proposed rule, the FDIC is treating the two types of institutions as the same. E:\FR\FM\31MRP1.SGM 31MRP1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 62 (Tuesday, March 31, 2020)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 17770-17771]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-06473]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

10 CFR Chapter I

[NRC-2020-0073]


Clarification of Personnel Access Authorization Requirements for 
Non-Immigrant Foreign Nationals Working at Nuclear Power Plants

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Draft regulatory issue summary; request for comment.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is seeking public 
comment on a draft regulatory issue summary (RIS) to reinforce the 
existing requirement that prior to granting or reinstating unescorted 
access (UA), or certifying unescorted access authorization (UAA) to 
non-immigrant foreign nationals for the purpose of performing work, 
licensees shall take reasonable steps to access reliable, independent 
sources of information, in addition to the information provided by the 
applicant, to verify the applicant's claimed non-immigration status.

DATES: Submit comments by April 30, 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 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-2020-0073. Address 
questions about NRC dockets IDs in Regulations.gov to Jennifer Borges; 
telephone: 301-287-9127; email: [email protected]. For technical 
questions, contact the individual 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: Mark Resner, Office of Nuclear 
Security and Incident Response, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Washington, DC 20555-0001; telephone: 301-287-3680, email: 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments

A. Obtaining Information

    Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2020-0073 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 https://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2020-0073.

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     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]. The Regulatory Issue Summary 2020-XX, 
Clarification of Personnel Access Authorization Requirements for Non-
Immigrant Foreign Nationals Working at Nuclear Power Plants is 
available in ADAMS under Accession No. ML20008D562.
     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-2020-0073 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. The NRC will post all comment submissions at 
https://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 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

    The NRC, in collaboration with the Department of Homeland Security, 
has identified several instances where a licensee has failed to 
appropriately verify, in the case of foreign nationals seeking UA and/
or UAA, that the claimed non-immigration status that the individual has 
provided is correct. Consequently, foreign nationals have been granted 
UA and UAA at United States nuclear power plants for the purpose of 
work using visa categories that do not permit foreign nationals to work 
in the United States.
    The NRC issues RISs to communicate with stakeholders on a broad 
range of matters. This may include communication and clarification of 
NRC technical or policy positions on regulatory matters that have not 
been communicated to or are not broadly understood by the nuclear 
industry.
    As noted in 83 FR 20858 (May 8, 2018), this document is being 
published in the Proposed Rules section of the Federal Register to 
comply with publication requirements under 1 CFR chapter I.

Proposed Action

    The NRC is requesting public comments on the draft RIS. The NRC 
staff will make a final determination regarding issuance of the RIS 
after it considers any public comments received in response to this 
request.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 24th day of March 2020.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Lisa M. Regner,
Branch Chief, Operating Experience Branch, Division of Reactor 
Oversight, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation.
[FR Doc. 2020-06473 Filed 3-30-20; 8:45 am]
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