Standard Format and Content of Safeguards Contingency Plans for Transportation, 21476-21477 [2020-08158]

Download as PDF 21476 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 75 / Friday, April 17, 2020 / Notices jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 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. 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AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is withdrawing Regulatory Guide (RG) 5.56, ‘‘Standard Format and Content of Safeguards Contingency Plans for Transportation.’’ RG 5.56 is being withdrawn because it contains regulatory guidance that is out of date and not currently necessary. DATES: The withdrawal of RG 5.56 takes effect on April 17, 2020. ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2020–0057 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–2020–0057. 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@ nrc.gov. The basis for withdrawal of RG 5.56 is available in ADAMS under Accession No. ML20030A085. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Albert N. Tardiff, telephone: 301–287– 3613, email: Al.Tardiff@nrc.gov, or Mekonen Bayssie, telephone: 301–415– 1699, email: Mekonen.Bayssie@nrc.gov; U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Background RG 5.56 was published for comment in March 1978 to provide guidance on the development of safeguards contingency plans for transportation. This guide supports meeting NRC physical protection requirements for transportation of special nuclear material (SNM). In addition, it supports meeting the NRC licensing requirements to transport formula quantities of strategic SNM (also referred to as Category I quantities of strategic SNM). The NRC is withdrawing RG 5.56, ‘‘Standard Format and Content of Safeguards Contingency Plans for Transportation,’’ because the guide no E:\FR\FM\17APN1.SGM 17APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 75 / Friday, April 17, 2020 / Notices longer provides methods that the NRC staff finds acceptable to meet the NRC’s regulatory requirements. As a matter of agreement, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) currently transports Category I quantities of strategic SNM using its own guidance. This is expected to continue into the foreseeable future. The NRC’s regulatory requirements for transportation security of this material are still in place. However, these requirements have not been updated for the current threat environment. Moreover, given the lack of any private transport of these materials, no post-9/11 security orders were developed to address contingency plans for transportation. Therefore, the NRC staff considers RG 5.56 to be outdated and is not satisfactory for developing contingency plans for the transportation of Category I strategic SNM in the future. It may be possible for the staff to update the guidance to make it useful for potential future use; however, the staff concludes that the expenditure of resources to revise the guide is neither necessary nor warranted. If an NRC licensee or applicant proposed to transport Category I quantities of strategic SNM today without DOE, the staff would evaluate the need for additional physical protection, given the current threat environment, and provide approval to the licensee or applicant, as appropriate, on a case-by-case basis. The likelihood of such a proposal is expected to be remote. Other general NRC guidance on the development of contingency plans can be found in NUREG/CR–6667, ‘‘Standard Review Plan for Safeguards Contingency Response Plans for Category I Fuel Facilities,’’ and such guidance could be useful in developing a contingency plan for transportation of Category I quantities of SNM. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES II. Further Information The withdrawal of RG 5.56 does not alter any prior or existing NRC licensing approval, or the acceptability of licensee commitments made regarding the withdrawn guidance. Although RG 5.56 is withdrawn, current licensees referencing this RG may continue to do so, and withdrawal does not affect any existing licenses or agreements. However, by withdrawing RG 5.56, the NRC no longer approves use of the guidance in future requests or applications for NRC licensing actions. Dated: April 14, 2020. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:19 Apr 16, 2020 Jkt 250001 For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Thomas H. Boyce, Chief, Regulatory Guidance and Generic Issues Branch, Division of Engineering, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research. [FR Doc. 2020–08158 Filed 4–16–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [NRC–2019–0181] Standard Format and Content for Applications to Renew Nuclear Power Plant Operating Licenses Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Regulatory guide; issuance. AGENCY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing Revision 2 to Regulatory Guide (RG) 1.188, ‘‘Standard Format and Content for Applications to Renew Nuclear Power Plant Operating Licenses.’’ This RG describes the standard format and content that the NRC staff considers acceptable for applications for renewal and subsequent renewal of operating licenses for commercial nuclear power plants. DATES: Revision 2 to RG 1.188 is available on April 17, 2020. ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2019–0181 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–2019–0181. 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@ nrc.gov. Revision 2 to RG 1.188 and the regulatory analysis may be found in ADAMS under Accession Nos. ML20017A265 and ML19213A343, respectively. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00092 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 21477 Regulatory guides are not copyrighted, and NRC approval is not required to reproduce them. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bennett Brady, telephone: 301–415– 2981, email: Bennett.Brady@nrc.gov, Amy Hull, telephone: 301–415–2435, email: Amy.Hull@nrc.gov, and Michael Eudy, telephone: 301–415–3104, email: Michael.Eudy@nrc.gov. All are staff of the 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 2 of RG 1.188 was issued with a temporary identification of Draft Regulatory Guide, DG–1341. Revision 2 of RG 1.188 broadens the scope of the guide to include subsequent license renewal. Revision 2 of the guide endorses two industry guidance documents that describe methods that the staff of the NRC considers acceptable for use in preparing applications for license renewal and subsequent license renewal. Specifically, this revision endorses Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) 17–01, ‘‘Industry Guideline for Implementing the Requirements of 10 CFR part 54 for Subsequent License Renewal’’ (ADAMS Accession No. ML17339A599), which provides an acceptable approach for implementing the requirements of title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) part 54, ‘‘Requirements for Renewal of Operating Licenses for Nuclear Power Plants,’’ for subsequent license renewal. The guidance in NEI 17–01 is consistent with previously published NRC guidance. Among this guidance, in particular, NUREG–2191, Volumes 1 and 2, ‘‘Generic Aging Lessons Learned for Subsequent License Renewal (GALL–SLR) Report,’’ and NUREG–2192, ‘‘Standard Review Plan for Review of Subsequent License Renewal Applications for Nuclear Power Plants—Final Report,’’ (ADAMS Accession Nos. ML17187A031, ML17187A204 and ML17188A158). Both NUREG–2191 and NUREG–2192 underwent significant public interaction E:\FR\FM\17APN1.SGM 17APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 75 (Friday, April 17, 2020)]
[Notices]
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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[NRC-2020-0057]


Standard Format and Content of Safeguards Contingency Plans for 
Transportation

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Regulatory guide; withdrawal.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is withdrawing 
Regulatory Guide (RG) 5.56, ``Standard Format and Content of Safeguards 
Contingency Plans for Transportation.'' RG 5.56 is being withdrawn 
because it contains regulatory guidance that is out of date and not 
currently necessary.

DATES: The withdrawal of RG 5.56 takes effect on April 17, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2020-0057 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-2020-0057. Address 
questions about NRC docket IDs in Regulations.gov to Jennifer Borges; 
telephone: 301-287-9127; email: [email protected]. 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 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 basis for withdrawal of RG 5.56 
is available in ADAMS under Accession No. ML20030A085.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Albert N. Tardiff, telephone: 301-287-
3613, email: [email protected], or Mekonen Bayssie, telephone: 301-
415-1699, email: [email protected]; U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    RG 5.56 was published for comment in March 1978 to provide guidance 
on the development of safeguards contingency plans for transportation. 
This guide supports meeting NRC physical protection requirements for 
transportation of special nuclear material (SNM). In addition, it 
supports meeting the NRC licensing requirements to transport formula 
quantities of strategic SNM (also referred to as Category I quantities 
of strategic SNM).
    The NRC is withdrawing RG 5.56, ``Standard Format and Content of 
Safeguards Contingency Plans for Transportation,'' because the guide no

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longer provides methods that the NRC staff finds acceptable to meet the 
NRC's regulatory requirements.
    As a matter of agreement, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) 
currently transports Category I quantities of strategic SNM using its 
own guidance. This is expected to continue into the foreseeable future. 
The NRC's regulatory requirements for transportation security of this 
material are still in place. However, these requirements have not been 
updated for the current threat environment. Moreover, given the lack of 
any private transport of these materials, no post-9/11 security orders 
were developed to address contingency plans for transportation. 
Therefore, the NRC staff considers RG 5.56 to be outdated and is not 
satisfactory for developing contingency plans for the transportation of 
Category I strategic SNM in the future.
    It may be possible for the staff to update the guidance to make it 
useful for potential future use; however, the staff concludes that the 
expenditure of resources to revise the guide is neither necessary nor 
warranted. If an NRC licensee or applicant proposed to transport 
Category I quantities of strategic SNM today without DOE, the staff 
would evaluate the need for additional physical protection, given the 
current threat environment, and provide approval to the licensee or 
applicant, as appropriate, on a case-by-case basis. The likelihood of 
such a proposal is expected to be remote. Other general NRC guidance on 
the development of contingency plans can be found in NUREG/CR-6667, 
``Standard Review Plan for Safeguards Contingency Response Plans for 
Category I Fuel Facilities,'' and such guidance could be useful in 
developing a contingency plan for transportation of Category I 
quantities of SNM.

II. Further Information

    The withdrawal of RG 5.56 does not alter any prior or existing NRC 
licensing approval, or the acceptability of licensee commitments made 
regarding the withdrawn guidance. Although RG 5.56 is withdrawn, 
current licensees referencing this RG may continue to do so, and 
withdrawal does not affect any existing licenses or agreements. 
However, by withdrawing RG 5.56, the NRC no longer approves use of the 
guidance in future requests or applications for NRC licensing actions.

    Dated: April 14, 2020.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Thomas H. Boyce,
Chief, Regulatory Guidance and Generic Issues Branch, Division of 
Engineering, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research.
[FR Doc. 2020-08158 Filed 4-16-20; 8:45 am]
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