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Discussion On January 29, 2021, the NRC published a document requesting comments on a regulatory basis to support a proposed rule that would amend the NRC’s regulations to ensure consistency in new reactor licensing reviews, provide for an efficient new reactor licensing process, reduce the need for exemptions from existing regulations and license amendment requests, address other new reactor licensing issues deemed relevant by the NRC, and support the principles of good regulation, specifically openness, clarity, and reliability. The public comment period was originally scheduled to close on April 14, 2021. The NRC has decided to extend the public comment period on this document until May 14, 2021, to allow more time for members of the public to develop and submit their comments. Dated: March 12, 2021. E:\FR\FM\18MRP1.SGM 18MRP1 14696 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 51 / Thursday, March 18, 2021 / Proposed Rules For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Kevin A. 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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 51 (Thursday, March 18, 2021)]
[Proposed Rules]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-05570]


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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of 
the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these 
notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in 
the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules.

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Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 51 / Thursday, March 18, 2021 / 
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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

10 CFR Parts 2, 21, 26, 50, 51, 52, 55, and 73

[NRC-2009-0196]
RIN 3150-AI66


Alignment of Licensing Processes and Lessons Learned From New 
Reactor Licensing

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Regulatory basis; request for comment; extension of comment 
period.

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SUMMARY: On January 29, 2021, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission 
(NRC) published a document in the Federal Register requesting public 
comment on a regulatory basis to support a proposed rule that would 
amend the NRC's regulations for the licensing of new nuclear power 
reactors. The public comment period was originally scheduled to close 
on April 14, 2021. 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 
January 29, 2021 (86 FR 7513), is extended. Comments should be filed no 
later than May 14, 2021. Comments received after this date will be 
considered, if it is practical to do so, but the NRC 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; 
however, the NRC encourages electronic comment submission through the 
Federal rulemaking website:
     Federal Rulemaking Website: Go to https://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2009-0196. Address 
questions about NRC dockets to Dawn Forder; telephone: 301-415-3407; 
email: [email protected]. For technical questions, contact the 
individuals listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of 
this document.
     Email comments to: [email protected]. If you do 
not receive an automatic email reply confirming receipt, then contact 
us at 301-415-1677.
    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: James G. O'Driscoll, Office of Nuclear 
Material Safety and Safeguards; telephone: 301-415-1325; email: 
[email protected]; or Allen Fetter, Office of Nuclear Reactor 
Regulation; telephone: 301-415-8556; email: [email protected]. Both 
are staff of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 
20555-0001.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments

A. Obtaining Information

    Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2009-0196 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-2009-0196.
     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]. For the convenience of the reader, 
instructions about obtaining materials referenced in this document are 
provided in the ``Availability of Documents'' section.
     Attention: The 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.

B. Submitting Comments

    Please include Docket ID NRC-2009-0196 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 to not 
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. Please note that the 
NRC will not provide formal written responses to each of the comments 
received on the regulatory basis. However, the NRC will consider all 
comments received in the rulemaking process.

II. Discussion

    On January 29, 2021, the NRC published a document requesting 
comments on a regulatory basis to support a proposed rule that would 
amend the NRC's regulations to ensure consistency in new reactor 
licensing reviews, provide for an efficient new reactor licensing 
process, reduce the need for exemptions from existing regulations and 
license amendment requests, address other new reactor licensing issues 
deemed relevant by the NRC, and support the principles of good 
regulation, specifically openness, clarity, and reliability. The public 
comment period was originally scheduled to close on April 14, 2021. The 
NRC has decided to extend the public comment period on this document 
until May 14, 2021, to allow more time for members of the public to 
develop and submit their comments.

    Dated: March 12, 2021.


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    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Kevin A. Coyne,
Acting Director, Division of Rulemaking, Environmental, and Financial 
Support, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards.
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