Issuance of a Revision to the Guidance Document for Alternative Disposal Requests, 19966-19967 [2020-07417]

Download as PDF 19966 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 69 / Thursday, April 9, 2020 / Notices 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. ML19339E077. The supporting statement and NRC Form 536, ‘‘Operator Licensing Examination Data,’’ are available in ADAMS under Accession Nos. ML20008D411 and ML20008D415. • 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. B. Submitting Comments Please include Docket ID NRC–2019– 0234 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 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. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 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: NRC Form 536, ‘‘Operator Licensing Examination Data.’’ 2. OMB approval number: 3150–0131. 3. Type of submission: Extension. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:28 Apr 08, 2020 Jkt 250001 4. The form number, if applicable: 536. 5. How often the collection is required or requested? Annually. 6. Who will be required or asked to respond? (a) All holders of operating licenses for nuclear power reactors under the provision of title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) part 50, ‘‘Domestic Licensing of Production and Utilization Facilities,’’ except those that have permanently ceased operations and have certified that fuel has been permanently removed from the reactor vessel. (b) All holders of, or applicants for, a limited work authorization, early site permit, or combined licenses issued under 10 CFR part 52, ‘‘Licenses, Certifications and Approval for Nuclear Power Plants.’’ 7. The estimated number of annual responses: 60. 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 60. 9. The estimated number of hours needed annually to comply with the information collection requirement or request: 45. 10. Abstract: The NRC is requesting renewal of its clearance to annually request all commercial power reactor licensees and applicants for an operating license to voluntarily send to the NRC: (1) Their projected number of candidates for initial operator licensing examinations; (2) the estimated dates of the examinations, and (3) if the examinations will be facility developed or NRC developed. This information is used to plan budgets and resources in regard to operator examination scheduling in order to meet the needs of the nuclear power industry. 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: April 6, 2020. PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. David C. Cullison, NRC Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–07457 Filed 4–8–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [NRC–2017–0198] Issuance of a Revision to the Guidance Document for Alternative Disposal Requests Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Revised guidance; issuance. AGENCY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing a revision to its guidance document for alternative disposal requests, ‘‘Guidance for the Reviews of Proposed Disposal Procedures and Transfers of Radioactive Material Under 10 CFR 20.2002 and 10 CFR 40.13(a).’’ This document provides guidance and the NRC staff process for documenting, reviewing, and dispositioning requests received for alternative disposal of licensed material. The revision incorporates changes made in response to comments received on the draft guidance document, as well as interactions with NRC stakeholders. DATES: The revised guidance is effective immediately for use. ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2017–0198 when contacting the NRC about the availability of information regarding this document. 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–2017–0198. 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(s) listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document. • NRC’s Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS): You may obtain publicly available documents online in the ADAMS Public Document 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 revision to the guidance SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\09APN1.SGM 09APN1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 69 / Thursday, April 9, 2020 / Notices document, along with supporting documents, is available in ADAMS under Accession No. ML19295F109. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marlayna Doell, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001; telephone: 301–415–3178; email: Marlayna.Doell@ nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In October 2017, the NRC issued a draft of the guidance document to obtain public input on how to improve the alternative disposal process (ADAMS Package Accession No. ML17229B588). A notice of availability, requesting comment on the draft guidance document, was published in the Federal Register (82 FR 48727; October 19, 2017). This Federal Register notice provided background information regarding the draft guidance document, solicited public comments, and provided notice of the NRC’s plans to hold a public meeting to discuss the document and receive comments on the proposed changes, which occurred on October 19, 2017. The NRC reviewed and now responds to all the comments from the initial comment period. The NRC staff’s resolution of these comments is incorporated into a response document that is included in the supporting documents for this updated revision to the guidance document (ADAMS Package Accession No. ML19295F109). Comments received addressed the following issues: General; Policy/ Rulemaking; Agreement State/ Regulatory Overlap; Unimportant Quantities of Radioactive Material; Performance Assessment; Compliance Period and Analysis Timeframes; Radon; Other Off-Site Disposals— Release of Solid Material with Volumetric Contamination; Transportation; and Cumulative Impacts. The NRC staff revised the guidance document in several areas, including the discussions on performance assessment, off-site burial disposals, regulatory requirements, requests for additional information, other off-site disposals, release of solid material with volumetric contamination, non-licensees, and the overall 10 CFR 20.2002 process in response to comments. The purpose of this revision to the guidance is to improve the alternative disposal process by further clarifying the methods and information needed to dispose of waste using an alternate process. This document is a rule as defined in the Congressional Review Act (5 U.S.C. 801–808). However, the Office of VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:35 Apr 08, 2020 Jkt 250001 Management and Budget has not found it to be a major rule as defined in the Congressional Review Act. The revision to the guidance is available at ADAMS Package Accession No. ML19295F109 and is available for immediate use by all stakeholders. Dated: April 3, 2020. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Patricia K. Holahan, Director, Division of Decommissioning, Uranium Recovery, and Waste Programs, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards. [FR Doc. 2020–07417 Filed 4–8–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [NRC–2019–0101] Anchoring Components and Structural Supports in Concrete Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Regulatory guide; issuance. AGENCY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing Revision 1 to Regulatory Guide (RG) 1.199, ‘‘Anchoring Components and Structural Supports in Concrete.’’ The guide was revised to endorse updated versions of the codes and standards that were endorsed in Revision 0 of the guide. DATES: Revision 1 to RG 1.199 is available on April 9, 2020. ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2019–0101 when contacting the NRC about the availability of information regarding this document. You may obtain publicly-available information related to this document using any of the following methods: • Federal Rulemaking Website: Go to https://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2019–0101. Address questions about NRC docket IDs in Regulations.gov to Jennifer Borges; telephone: 301–287–9127; email: Jennifer.Borges@nrc.gov. For technical questions, contact the individuals listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document. • 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@ SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 19967 nrc.gov. Revision 1 to RG 1.199 and the regulatory analysis may be found in NRC’s Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) under Accession Nos. ML19336A079 and ML17258A580 respectively. Regulatory guides are not copyrighted, and NRC approval is not required to reproduce them. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marcos Rolon-Acevedo, telephone: 301– 415–2205; email: Marcos RolonAcevedo@nrc.gov, and Edward O’Donnell, telephone: 301–415–3317; email: Edward.Odonnell@nrc.gov. Both are staff members of the Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Discussion The NRC is issuing a revision to an existing guide in the NRC’s ‘‘Regulatory Guide’’ series. This series was developed to describe and make available to the public information regarding methods that are acceptable to the NRC staff for implementing specific parts of the agency’s regulations, techniques that the NRC staff uses in evaluating specific issues or postulated events, and data that the NRC staff needs in its review of applications for permits and licenses. Revision 1 of RG 1.199 was issued for public comment with a temporary identification of Draft Regulatory Guide, DG–1284. The revision addresses changes in the codes and standards endorsed by Revision 0 of the guide. The revised codes and standards endorsed by Revision 1 include: (1) Appendix D, ‘‘Anchoring to Concrete,’’ of American Concrete Institute (ACI) 349–13, ‘‘Code Requirements for Nuclear Safety-Related Concrete Structures and Commentary,’’ (2) ACI 355.2–07, ‘‘Qualification of PostInstalled Mechanical Anchors in Concrete and Commentary,’’ and (3) American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) E488/E488M–15, ‘‘Standard Test Methods for Strength of Anchors in Concrete Elements.’’ II. Additional Information The NRC published a notice of the availability of DG–1284 in the Federal Register on April 22, 2019 (84 FR 16699) for a 60-day public comment period. The public comment period closed on June 21, 2019 and there were no public comments on the guide. III. Congressional Review Act This RG is a rule as defined in the Congressional Review Act (5 U.S.C. 801–808). However, the Office of E:\FR\FM\09APN1.SGM 09APN1

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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[NRC-2017-0198]


Issuance of a Revision to the Guidance Document for Alternative 
Disposal Requests

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Revised guidance; issuance.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing a 
revision to its guidance document for alternative disposal requests, 
``Guidance for the Reviews of Proposed Disposal Procedures and 
Transfers of Radioactive Material Under 10 CFR 20.2002 and 10 CFR 
40.13(a).'' This document provides guidance and the NRC staff process 
for documenting, reviewing, and dispositioning requests received for 
alternative disposal of licensed material. The revision incorporates 
changes made in response to comments received on the draft guidance 
document, as well as interactions with NRC stakeholders.

DATES: The revised guidance is effective immediately for use.

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2017-0198 when contacting the 
NRC about the availability of information regarding this document. 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-2017-0198. 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(s) listed in the FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document.
     NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System 
(ADAMS): You may obtain publicly available documents online in the 
ADAMS Public Document 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 revision to the guidance

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document, along with supporting documents, is available in ADAMS under 
Accession No. ML19295F109.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marlayna Doell, Office of Nuclear 
Material Safety and Safeguards, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Washington, DC 20555-0001; telephone: 301-415-3178; email: 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:  In October 2017, the NRC issued a draft of 
the guidance document to obtain public input on how to improve the 
alternative disposal process (ADAMS Package Accession No. ML17229B588). 
A notice of availability, requesting comment on the draft guidance 
document, was published in the Federal Register (82 FR 48727; October 
19, 2017). This Federal Register notice provided background information 
regarding the draft guidance document, solicited public comments, and 
provided notice of the NRC's plans to hold a public meeting to discuss 
the document and receive comments on the proposed changes, which 
occurred on October 19, 2017.
    The NRC reviewed and now responds to all the comments from the 
initial comment period. The NRC staff's resolution of these comments is 
incorporated into a response document that is included in the 
supporting documents for this updated revision to the guidance document 
(ADAMS Package Accession No. ML19295F109). Comments received addressed 
the following issues: General; Policy/Rulemaking; Agreement State/
Regulatory Overlap; Unimportant Quantities of Radioactive Material; 
Performance Assessment; Compliance Period and Analysis Timeframes; 
Radon; Other Off-Site Disposals--Release of Solid Material with 
Volumetric Contamination; Transportation; and Cumulative Impacts.
    The NRC staff revised the guidance document in several areas, 
including the discussions on performance assessment, off-site burial 
disposals, regulatory requirements, requests for additional 
information, other off-site disposals, release of solid material with 
volumetric contamination, non-licensees, and the overall 10 CFR 20.2002 
process in response to comments. The purpose of this revision to the 
guidance is to improve the alternative disposal process by further 
clarifying the methods and information needed to dispose of waste using 
an alternate process. This document is a rule as defined in the 
Congressional Review Act (5 U.S.C. 801-808). However, the Office of 
Management and Budget has not found it to be a major rule as defined in 
the Congressional Review Act. The revision to the guidance is available 
at ADAMS Package Accession No. ML19295F109 and is available for 
immediate use by all stakeholders.

    Dated: April 3, 2020.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Patricia K. Holahan,
Director, Division of Decommissioning, Uranium Recovery, and Waste 
Programs, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards.
[FR Doc. 2020-07417 Filed 4-8-20; 8:45 am]
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