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AGENCY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing NUREG– 0090, Volume 42, ‘‘Report to Congress on Abnormal Occurrences: Fiscal Year 2019.’’ The report describes those events that the NRC or an Agreement State identified as abnormal occurrences (AOs) during fiscal year (FY) 2019, based on the criteria defined in the report. The report describes nine events at Agreement State-licensed facilities and no events at NRC-licensed facilities. DATES: NUREG–0090, Volume 42, is available June 22, 2020. ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2020–0142 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–2020–0142. Address questions about NRC docket IDs in Regulations.gov to Jennifer Borges; telephone: 301–287–9127; email: Jennifer.Borges@nrc.gov. 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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 208 of the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974, as amended (Pub. L. 93–438), defines an ‘‘abnormal occurrence’’ as an unscheduled incident or event that the NRC determines to be significant from the standpoint of public health or safety. The AO report, NUREG–0090, Volume 42, ‘‘Report to Congress on Abnormal Occurrences: Fiscal Year 2019’’ (ADAMS Accession No. ML20162A165), describes those events that the NRC identified as AOs during FY 2019, based on the criteria defined in Appendix A of the report. This report describes nine events in Agreement States and no events involving NRC licensees that were identified as AOs during FY 2019. 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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[NRC-2020-0142]


Report to Congress on Abnormal Occurrences: Fiscal Year 2019; 
Dissemination of Information

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: NUREG; issuance.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing NUREG-
0090, Volume 42, ``Report to Congress on Abnormal Occurrences: Fiscal 
Year 2019.'' The report describes those events that the NRC or an 
Agreement State identified as abnormal occurrences (AOs) during fiscal 
year (FY) 2019, based on the criteria defined in the report. The report 
describes nine events at Agreement State-licensed facilities and no 
events at NRC-licensed facilities.

DATES: NUREG-0090, Volume 42, is available June 22, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2020-0142 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-2020-0142. Address 
questions about NRC docket 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.
     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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Minh-Thuy Nguyen, Office of Nuclear 
Regulatory Research, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 
20555-0001; telephone: 301-415-5163, email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 208 of the Energy Reorganization Act 
of 1974, as amended (Pub. L. 93-438), defines an ``abnormal 
occurrence'' as an unscheduled incident or event that the NRC 
determines to be significant from the standpoint of public health or 
safety. The AO report, NUREG-0090, Volume 42, ``Report to Congress on 
Abnormal Occurrences: Fiscal Year 2019'' (ADAMS Accession No. 
ML20162A165), describes those events that the NRC identified as AOs 
during FY 2019, based on the criteria defined in Appendix A of the 
report.
    This report describes nine events in Agreement States and no events 
involving NRC licensees that were identified as AOs during FY 2019. 
Seven AOs were medical events as defined in title 10 of the Code of 
Federal Regulations (10 CFR) part 35, ``Medical Use of Byproduct 
Material.'' One AO was a human exposure event and one AO involved the 
theft and recovery of Category 2 sources, as defined in 10 CFR part 37, 
``Physical Protection of Category 1 and Category 2 Quantities of 
Radioactive Material.'' The NRC did not identify any events at 
commercial nuclear power plants as AOs.
    The NRC identified one event during FY 2019 that meets the 
guidelines for inclusion in Appendix B, ``Other Events of Interest.'' 
The event received significant media coverage due to extensive 
contamination of personnel and building structures due to the breaching 
of a sealed cesium-137 source. No events meet the guidelines for 
inclusion in Appendix C, ``Updates of Previously Reported Abnormal 
Occurrences.''
    Agreement States are the 39 U.S. States that currently have entered 
into formal agreements with the NRC pursuant to Section 274 of the 
Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (AEA), to regulate certain 
quantities of AEA-licensed material at facilities located within their 
borders.
    The Federal Reports Elimination and Sunset Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 
104-68) requires that AOs be reported to Congress annually. The full 
report, NUREG-0090, Volume 42, ``Report to Congress on Abnormal 
Occurrences: Fiscal Year 2019,'' is also available electronically at 
the NRC's website at https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/nuregs/staff/.

    Dated: June 17, 2020.
    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Annette L. Vietti-Cook,
Secretary of the Commission.
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