Individual Monitoring Devices, 36307 [2020-11590]

Download as PDF 36307 Rules and Regulations Federal Register Vol. 85, No. 116 Tuesday, June 16, 2020 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains regulatory documents having general applicability and legal effect, most of which are keyed to and codified in the Code of Federal Regulations, which is published under 50 titles pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 1510. The Code of Federal Regulations is sold by the Superintendent of Documents. NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION 10 CFR Parts 34, 36, and 39 [NRC–2019–0031] RIN 3150–AK29 Individual Monitoring Devices Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Direct final rule; confirmation of effective date. AGENCY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is confirming the effective date of June 16, 2020, for the direct final rule published in the Federal Register on March 18, 2020. The amendments in the direct final rule authorize the use of modern individual monitoring devices in industrial radiographic, irradiator, and well logging operations, and align personnel dosimetry requirements in these areas with the requirements for all other NRC licensees. DATES: Effective Date: The effective date of June 16, 2020, for the direct final rule published March 18, 2020 (85 FR 15347), is confirmed. ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2019–0031 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–2019–0031. Address questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301–415–3463; email: Carol.Gallagher@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 lotter on DSK30NT082PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:22 Jun 15, 2020 Jkt 250001 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 ADAMS accession number for each document referenced (if it is available in ADAMS) is provided the first time that it is mentioned in this document. • Attention: The Public Document Room (PDR), where you may examine and order copies of public documents, is currently closed. You may submit your request to the PDR via email at PDR.Resource@nrc.gov or call 1–800– 397–4209 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. (EST), Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anthony McMurtray, telephone: 301– 415–2746, email: Anthony.McMurtray@ nrc.gov; or Edward Lohr, telephone: 301–415–0253, email: Edward.Lohr@ nrc.gov. Both are staff of the Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On March 18, 2020 (85 FR 15347), the NRC published a direct final rule amending part 34 of title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), ‘‘Licenses for Industrial Radiography and Radiation Safety Requirements for Industrial Radiographic Operations’’; 10 CFR part 36, ‘‘Licenses and Radiation Safety Requirements for Irradiators’’; and 10 CFR part 39, ‘‘Licenses and Radiation Safety Requirements for Well Logging,’’ to authorize the use of modern personnel dosimeters. The amendments align personnel dosimetry requirements in these areas with the requirements for all other NRC licensees. The NRC also issued supplemental guidance (ADAMS package Accession No. ML19360A184) in conjunction with the direct final rule. The existing guidance for 10 CFR parts 34, 36, and 39 is provided in NUREG–1556, ‘‘Consolidated Guidance About Materials Licenses,’’ in the volumes for industrial radiography (Volume 2), irradiators (Volume 6), and well logging (Volume 14). The supplemental guidance documents are in a markup format to these NUREG–1556 volumes and reflect the provisions in the direct PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 final rule. The NRC intends to incorporate this supplemental guidance into the next comprehensive revision of NUREG–1556. Beginning on June 16, 2020, licensees may use the supplemental guidance to comply with the provisions in the direct final rule. In the direct final rule, the NRC stated that if no significant adverse comments were received, the direct final rule would become effective on June 16, 2020. As described more fully in the direct final rule, a significant adverse comment is a comment where the commenter explains why the rule would be inappropriate, including challenges to the rule’s underlying premise or approach, or would be ineffective or unacceptable without a change. The NRC received one comment from the public, which agreed with the proposed changes to the regulations. Because no significant adverse comments were received, the direct final rule will become effective as scheduled. Dated on May 26, 2020. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Cindy K. Bladey, Chief, Regulatory Analysis and Rulemaking Support Branch, Division of Rulemaking, Environmental, and Financial Support, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards. [FR Doc. 2020–11590 Filed 6–15–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION 10 CFR Part 72 [NRC–2019–0224] RIN 3150–AK40 List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: TN Americas LLC NUHOMS® EOS Dry Spent Fuel Storage System, Certificate of Compliance No. 1042, Amendment No. 1 Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Direct final rule; confirmation of effective date. AGENCY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is confirming the effective date of June 17, 2020, for the direct final rule that was published in the Federal Register on April 3, 2020. The direct final rule amends the NRC’s spent fuel storage regulations by SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\16JNR1.SGM 16JNR1

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Rules and Regulations
                                                Federal Register
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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains regulatory documents 
having general applicability and legal effect, most of which are keyed 
to and codified in the Code of Federal Regulations, which is published 
under 50 titles pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 1510.

The Code of Federal Regulations is sold by the Superintendent of Documents. 

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Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 116 / Tuesday, June 16, 2020 / Rules 
and Regulations

[[Page 36307]]



NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

10 CFR Parts 34, 36, and 39

[NRC-2019-0031]
RIN 3150-AK29


Individual Monitoring Devices

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Direct final rule; confirmation of effective date.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is confirming the 
effective date of June 16, 2020, for the direct final rule published in 
the Federal Register on March 18, 2020. The amendments in the direct 
final rule authorize the use of modern individual monitoring devices in 
industrial radiographic, irradiator, and well logging operations, and 
align personnel dosimetry requirements in these areas with the 
requirements for all other NRC licensees.

DATES: Effective Date: The effective date of June 16, 2020, for the 
direct final rule published March 18, 2020 (85 FR 15347), is confirmed.

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2019-0031 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-2019-0031. Address 
questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301-415-
3463; 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 ADAMS accession number for each 
document referenced (if it is available in ADAMS) is provided the first 
time that it is mentioned in this document.
     Attention: The Public Document Room (PDR), where you may 
examine and order copies of public documents, is currently closed. You 
may submit your request to the PDR via email at [email protected] or 
call 1-800-397-4209 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. (EST), Monday 
through Friday, except Federal holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anthony McMurtray, telephone: 301-415-
2746, email: [email protected]; or Edward Lohr, telephone: 301-
415-0253, email: [email protected]. Both are staff of the Office of 
Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On March 18, 2020 (85 FR 15347), the NRC 
published a direct final rule amending part 34 of title 10 of the Code 
of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), ``Licenses for Industrial Radiography 
and Radiation Safety Requirements for Industrial Radiographic 
Operations''; 10 CFR part 36, ``Licenses and Radiation Safety 
Requirements for Irradiators''; and 10 CFR part 39, ``Licenses and 
Radiation Safety Requirements for Well Logging,'' to authorize the use 
of modern personnel dosimeters. The amendments align personnel 
dosimetry requirements in these areas with the requirements for all 
other NRC licensees.
    The NRC also issued supplemental guidance (ADAMS package Accession 
No. ML19360A184) in conjunction with the direct final rule. The 
existing guidance for 10 CFR parts 34, 36, and 39 is provided in NUREG-
1556, ``Consolidated Guidance About Materials Licenses,'' in the 
volumes for industrial radiography (Volume 2), irradiators (Volume 6), 
and well logging (Volume 14). The supplemental guidance documents are 
in a markup format to these NUREG-1556 volumes and reflect the 
provisions in the direct final rule. The NRC intends to incorporate 
this supplemental guidance into the next comprehensive revision of 
NUREG-1556. Beginning on June 16, 2020, licensees may use the 
supplemental guidance to comply with the provisions in the direct final 
rule.
    In the direct final rule, the NRC stated that if no significant 
adverse comments were received, the direct final rule would become 
effective on June 16, 2020. As described more fully in the direct final 
rule, a significant adverse comment is a comment where the commenter 
explains why the rule would be inappropriate, including challenges to 
the rule's underlying premise or approach, or would be ineffective or 
unacceptable without a change.
    The NRC received one comment from the public, which agreed with the 
proposed changes to the regulations. Because no significant adverse 
comments were received, the direct final rule will become effective as 
scheduled.

    Dated on May 26, 2020.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Cindy K. Bladey,
Chief, Regulatory Analysis and Rulemaking Support Branch, Division of 
Rulemaking, Environmental, and Financial Support, Office of Nuclear 
Material Safety and Safeguards.
[FR Doc. 2020-11590 Filed 6-15-20; 8:45 am]
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