Clarification of Personal Access Authorization Requirements for Non-Immigrant Foreign Nationals Working at Nuclear Power Plants, 23925 [2020-08974]

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ACTION: Draft regulatory issue summary; extension of comment period. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with PROPOSALS AGENCY: SUMMARY: On March 31, 2020, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) solicited comments 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. The public comment period was originally scheduled to close on April 30, 2020. The NRC has decided to extend the public comment period to allow more time for members of the public to develop and submit their comments. DATES: The due date of comments requested in the document published on March 31, 2020 (85 FR 17770) is extended. Comments should be filed no later than June 15, 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–2020–0073. Address VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:25 Apr 29, 2020 Jkt 250001 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: 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 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’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. 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:// PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 23925 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. Discussion On March 31, 2020 (85 FR 17770), the NRC solicited comments on a draft RIS entitled, ‘‘Clarification of Personal Access Authorization Requirements for Non-Immigrant Foreign Nationals Working at Nuclear Power Plants.’’ The purpose of that document was to solicit public comments on the NRC requirement for licensees to ensure that non-immigrant foreign nationals being granted access to work at U.S. nuclear plants have the correct non-immigrant status to do so. The public comment period was originally scheduled to close on April 30, 2020. The NRC has decided to extend the public comment period on the draft RIS until June 15, 2020, to allow more time for members of the public to submit their comments. Dated: April 23, 2020. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Lisa M. Regner, Chief, Operating Experience Branch, Division of Reactor Oversight, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. 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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

10 CFR Chapter I

[NRC-2020-0073]


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

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Draft regulatory issue summary; extension of comment period.

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SUMMARY: On March 31, 2020, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission 
(NRC) solicited comments 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. The public comment period was 
originally scheduled to close on April 30, 2020. The NRC has decided to 
extend the public comment period to allow more time for members of the 
public to develop and submit their comments.

DATES: The due date of comments requested in the document published on 
March 31, 2020 (85 FR 17770) is extended. Comments should be filed no 
later than June 15, 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-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.
     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.

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. Discussion

    On March 31, 2020 (85 FR 17770), the NRC solicited comments on a 
draft RIS entitled, ``Clarification of Personal Access Authorization 
Requirements for Non-Immigrant Foreign Nationals Working at Nuclear 
Power Plants.'' The purpose of that document was to solicit public 
comments on the NRC requirement for licensees to ensure that non-
immigrant foreign nationals being granted access to work at U.S. 
nuclear plants have the correct non-immigrant status to do so. The 
public comment period was originally scheduled to close on April 30, 
2020. The NRC has decided to extend the public comment period on the 
draft RIS until June 15, 2020, to allow more time for members of the 
public to submit their comments.

    Dated: April 23, 2020.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Lisa M. Regner,
Chief, Operating Experience Branch, Division of Reactor Oversight, 
Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation.
[FR Doc. 2020-08974 Filed 4-29-20; 8:45 am]
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