Memorandum of Understanding between the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, 33140-33141 [2020-11633]

Download as PDF 33140 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 105 / Monday, June 1, 2020 / Notices FY2021 budget. Under Executive Order 13807 titled ‘‘Establishing Discipline and Accountability in the Environmental Review and Permitting Process for Infrastructure Projects’’, a goal was set for agencies to reduce the time for completing environmental reviews and authorization decisions to an agency average of not more than two years from publication of a NOI to prepare an EIS. Therefore, in order to align with E.O. 13807, it is necessary to withdraw the existing NOI to develop and re-scope a NEPA coordination/ review schedule with the appropriate Federal and state resource agencies that have statutory jurisdiction over the review process for any action being contemplated in the course of the feasibility study and development of an environmental impact statement. Any future Federal-aided action associated with this Study will comply with the environmental review requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) and related authorities, as appropriate. Comments and questions concerning this action should be directed to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at the address provided above. Study Website: Pertinent information about the study can be found at: http:// www.nan.usace.army.mil/Missions/ Civil-Works/Projects-in-New-York/NewYork-New-Jersey-Harbor-TributariesFocus-Area-Feasibility-Study/. Dated: May 22, 2020. Karen J. Baker, Programs Director, North Atlantic Division. [FR Doc. 2020–11673 Filed 5–29–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3720–58–P DEFENSE NUCLEAR FACILITIES SAFETY BOARD Memorandum of Understanding between the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board. ACTION: Notice; memorandum of understanding. AGENCY: On May 18, 2020, the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (DNFSB) and U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to revise and update an earlier agreement of June 22, 1990. The purpose of this MOU is to provide the basis for the DNFSB to receive assistance from the NRC on matters pertaining to the DNFSB’s jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:40 May 29, 2020 Jkt 250001 responsibilities, as well as administrative support. Tara Tadlock, Manager of Board Operations, Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, 625 Indiana Avenue NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20004–2901, (800) 788– 4016. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 22, 1990, DNFSB and NRC entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (1990 Agreement) to provide a process whereby the DNFSB can receive assistance from the NRC pursuant to the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended. On November 28, 1990, DNFSB and NRC approved Appendix A to the 1990 Agreement to provide Employee Assistance Program support services to the DNFSB. On May 18, 2020, the DNFSB and the NRC entered into a new MOU to replace the 1990 Agreement and cancel Appendix A. The new agreement is reproduced in its entirety below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Authority: 42 U.S.C. 2286b(f) Dated: May 26, 2020. Bruce Hamilton, Chairman. Memorandum of Understanding Between Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board and U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission I. Purpose The purpose of this memorandum of understanding (MOU) is to provide the basis for the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (DNFSB) to obtain assistance from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS) on matters pertaining to the DNFSB’s responsibilities as well as administrative support for the DNFSB’s activities. II. Authority and Background The DNFSB was established by Chapter 21 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (AEA) (42 U.S.C. 2286–2286l). The DNFSB’s mission is to provide independent analysis, advice, and recommendations to the Secretary of Energy with regard to the adequate protection of public health and safety at defense nuclear facilities. Section 2286b of the AEA authorizes the DNFSB to obtain the advice of the NRC staff and the ACRS on matters pertaining to the DNFSB’s responsibilities, with the consent of and under appropriate support arrangements with the NRC. In addition, the NRC will, consistent with the NRC’s mission, provide the DNFSB with requested administrative support. PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 These technical and administrative support services are provided under the authority of the Economy Act of 1932, as amended (31 U.S.C. 1535). III. Execution and Points of Contact The NRC will provide technical and administrative support services to the DNFSB as agreed upon to meet the requirements of the AEA. The NRC and the DNFSB will each designate a liaison who will direct and monitor all interactions between the two organizations. The NRC liaison is the Assistant for Operations, Office of the Executive Director for Operations. The DNFSB liaison is the Executive Director of Operations or his/her designee. Execution of this MOU will proceed as follows: 1. The DNFSB will direct all requests for NRC or ACRS assistance to the NRC liaison. 2. Requests for NRC support of an ongoing nature (e.g., contractual support) will be covered by an appendix to this MOU, which must be approved by the Commission. 3. Requests for NRC support of an ad hoc or one-time nature will be handled as follows: a. Requests for assistance requiring 4 staff hours or less may be made orally to the NRC liaison. When support for a specific request exceeds a total of 16 hours in any one month, additional requests for support must be submitted to the NRC liaison in writing for approval. b. Requests for assistance that are likely to require more than 4 staff hours will be submitted in writing and must be approved by the NRC Executive Director for Operations. 4. The NRC will evaluate all requests to determine the amount of time needed to fulfill each request and advise the DNFSB of the required staff hours. The NRC shall attempt to fulfill each request within the DNFSB’s requested timeframe. To keep the Commission informed, the NRC staff shall notify the Commission of requests from the DNFSB. 5. The NRC liaison will forward requests for ACRS assistance to the Advisory Committee Management Officer (ACMO). The ACMO will inform the DNFSB liaison if and when the ACRS may provide advice or recommendations. IV. Release of Information The parties agree that information developed during the course of any service performed under this MOU should not be released except in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) (5 U.S.C. 552), E:\FR\FM\01JNN1.SGM 01JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 105 / Monday, June 1, 2020 / Notices the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. 2 10), the NRC and the DNFSB’s respective FOIA regulations, and all other applicable laws. Decisions on disclosure of DNFSB information to the public under FOIA regarding services provided under this MOU shall be made by the DNFSB following consultation with the NRC. Nothing in this MOU shall prevent or impair the parties’ obligations to provide records and information to Congress or any cognizant congressional committee or subcommittee, the U.S. Government Accountability Office, or other Federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Justice. V. Amendments and Appendices The NRC and the DNFSB, by mutual agreement, may amend this MOU or enter into any supplementary agreement as they deem appropriate. The provisions of this MOU shall be effective on the date of the last signature. This MOU may be terminated by either party by providing 90 days advance written notice to the other party. BILLING CODE 3670–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No. ED–2020–SCC–0051] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and approval; Comment Request; Written Application for the Independent Living Services for Older Individuals Who Are Blind Program Department of Education (ED), Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before July 1, 2020. This MOU is not legally binding and shall not be construed to create any legal obligation on the part of either party. This MOU shall not be construed to provide a private right or cause of action for or by any person or entity. This MOU sets forth the entire understanding of the parties and supersedes any and all prior agreements or understandings relating to the subject matter hereof. No representation, promise, inducement, or statement of intention has been made by either party that is not embodied in this MOU, and neither party shall be bound by or liable for any alleged representation, promise, inducement, or statement of intent not embodied in this MOU. The section headings of this MOU are for convenience purposes only and shall not be given any substantive effect or otherwise affect the construction hereof. Any issues arising from the interpretation or implementation of this MOU will be settled through consultations between the parties or such other means as they may mutually decide. VIII. Agreement Dated: May 18, 2020 Bruce Hamilton Chairman, Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board. Dated: May 14, 2020 19:40 May 29, 2020 Written comments and recommendations for proposed information collection requests should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/ do/PRAMain. Find this particular information collection request by selecting ‘‘Department of Education’’ under ‘‘Currently Under Review,’’ then check ‘‘Only Show ICR for Public Comment’’ checkbox. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to collection activities, please contact James Billy, 202–245–7273. 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Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 9. Abstract: This application is used by States to request funds to administer the Independent Living Services for Older Individuals Who Are Blind (IL–OIB) program. The IL–OIB program is provided under Title VII, Chapter 2, Section 752 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Rehabilitation Act), as amended by Title IV of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), to assist individuals who are age 55 or older whose significant visual impairment makes competitive integrated employment difficult to attain, but for whom independent living goals are feasible. Dated: May 26, 2020. Kate Mullan, PRA Coordinator, Strategic Collections and Clearance, Governance and Strategy Division, Office of Chief Data Officer. 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DEFENSE NUCLEAR FACILITIES SAFETY BOARD


Memorandum of Understanding between the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission and the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board

AGENCY: Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board.

ACTION: Notice; memorandum of understanding.

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SUMMARY: On May 18, 2020, the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 
(DNFSB) and U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) entered into a 
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to revise and update an earlier 
agreement of June 22, 1990. The purpose of this MOU is to provide the 
basis for the DNFSB to receive assistance from the NRC on matters 
pertaining to the DNFSB's responsibilities, as well as administrative 
support.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tara Tadlock, Manager of Board 
Operations, Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, 625 Indiana Avenue 
NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20004-2901, (800) 788-4016.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 22, 1990, DNFSB and NRC entered into 
a Memorandum of Understanding (1990 Agreement) to provide a process 
whereby the DNFSB can receive assistance from the NRC pursuant to the 
Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended. On November 28, 1990, DNFSB and 
NRC approved Appendix A to the 1990 Agreement to provide Employee 
Assistance Program support services to the DNFSB. On May 18, 2020, the 
DNFSB and the NRC entered into a new MOU to replace the 1990 Agreement 
and cancel Appendix A. The new agreement is reproduced in its entirety 
below.

    Authority: 42 U.S.C. 2286b(f)

    Dated: May 26, 2020.
Bruce Hamilton,
Chairman.

Memorandum of Understanding Between Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety 
Board and U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

I. Purpose

    The purpose of this memorandum of understanding (MOU) is to provide 
the basis for the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (DNFSB) to 
obtain assistance from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and 
the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS) on matters 
pertaining to the DNFSB's responsibilities as well as administrative 
support for the DNFSB's activities.

II. Authority and Background

    The DNFSB was established by Chapter 21 of the Atomic Energy Act of 
1954, as amended (AEA) (42 U.S.C. 2286-2286l). The DNFSB's mission is 
to provide independent analysis, advice, and recommendations to the 
Secretary of Energy with regard to the adequate protection of public 
health and safety at defense nuclear facilities. Section 2286b of the 
AEA authorizes the DNFSB to obtain the advice of the NRC staff and the 
ACRS on matters pertaining to the DNFSB's responsibilities, with the 
consent of and under appropriate support arrangements with the NRC. In 
addition, the NRC will, consistent with the NRC's mission, provide the 
DNFSB with requested administrative support. These technical and 
administrative support services are provided under the authority of the 
Economy Act of 1932, as amended (31 U.S.C. 1535).

III. Execution and Points of Contact

    The NRC will provide technical and administrative support services 
to the DNFSB as agreed upon to meet the requirements of the AEA. The 
NRC and the DNFSB will each designate a liaison who will direct and 
monitor all interactions between the two organizations. The NRC liaison 
is the Assistant for Operations, Office of the Executive Director for 
Operations. The DNFSB liaison is the Executive Director of Operations 
or his/her designee. Execution of this MOU will proceed as follows:
    1. The DNFSB will direct all requests for NRC or ACRS assistance to 
the NRC liaison.
    2. Requests for NRC support of an ongoing nature (e.g., contractual 
support) will be covered by an appendix to this MOU, which must be 
approved by the Commission.
    3. Requests for NRC support of an ad hoc or one-time nature will be 
handled as follows:
    a. Requests for assistance requiring 4 staff hours or less may be 
made orally to the NRC liaison. When support for a specific request 
exceeds a total of 16 hours in any one month, additional requests for 
support must be submitted to the NRC liaison in writing for approval.
    b. Requests for assistance that are likely to require more than 4 
staff hours will be submitted in writing and must be approved by the 
NRC Executive Director for Operations.
    4. The NRC will evaluate all requests to determine the amount of 
time needed to fulfill each request and advise the DNFSB of the 
required staff hours. The NRC shall attempt to fulfill each request 
within the DNFSB's requested timeframe. To keep the Commission 
informed, the NRC staff shall notify the Commission of requests from 
the DNFSB.
    5. The NRC liaison will forward requests for ACRS assistance to the 
Advisory Committee Management Officer (ACMO). The ACMO will inform the 
DNFSB liaison if and when the ACRS may provide advice or 
recommendations.

IV. Release of Information

    The parties agree that information developed during the course of 
any service performed under this MOU should not be released except in 
accordance with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) (5 U.S.C. 552),

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the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. 2 10), the NRC and 
the DNFSB's respective FOIA regulations, and all other applicable laws. 
Decisions on disclosure of DNFSB information to the public under FOIA 
regarding services provided under this MOU shall be made by the DNFSB 
following consultation with the NRC.
    Nothing in this MOU shall prevent or impair the parties' 
obligations to provide records and information to Congress or any 
cognizant congressional committee or subcommittee, the U.S. Government 
Accountability Office, or other Federal agencies, including the U.S. 
Department of Justice.

V. Amendments and Appendices

    The NRC and the DNFSB, by mutual agreement, may amend this MOU or 
enter into any supplementary agreement as they deem appropriate.

VI. Duration

    The provisions of this MOU shall be effective on the date of the 
last signature. This MOU may be terminated by either party by providing 
90 days advance written notice to the other party.

VII. Miscellaneous

    This MOU is not legally binding and shall not be construed to 
create any legal obligation on the part of either party. This MOU shall 
not be construed to provide a private right or cause of action for or 
by any person or entity.
    This MOU sets forth the entire understanding of the parties and 
supersedes any and all prior agreements or understandings relating to 
the subject matter hereof. No representation, promise, inducement, or 
statement of intention has been made by either party that is not 
embodied in this MOU, and neither party shall be bound by or liable for 
any alleged representation, promise, inducement, or statement of intent 
not embodied in this MOU.
    The section headings of this MOU are for convenience purposes only 
and shall not be given any substantive effect or otherwise affect the 
construction hereof.
    Any issues arising from the interpretation or implementation of 
this MOU will be settled through consultations between the parties or 
such other means as they may mutually decide.

VIII. Agreement

Dated: May 18, 2020

Bruce Hamilton

Chairman, Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board.

Dated: May 14, 2020

Margaret M. Doane,

Executive Director for Operations, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission.

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