Regulatory Analysis Guidelines, 20208-20209 [2021-07815]

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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–2017–0091. • 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 pdr.resource@ AGENCY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public comment four draft appendices to NUREG/BR–0058, Revision 5, ‘‘Regulatory Analysis Guidelines of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.’’ The guidance provided in the draft appendices refines the information the staff uses when performing a costbenefit analysis and addresses emergent policy issues and guidance enhancements. The draft appendices also incorporate pertinent information from NUREG/BR–0184, ‘‘Regulatory Analysis Technical Handbook.’’ A description of each draft appendix is SUMMARY: jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES provided in the Discussion section of this document. DATES: Submit comments by June 15, 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 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–2017–0091. Address questions about Docket IDs in Regulations.gov to Stacy Schumann; telephone: 301–415–0624; email: Stacy.Schumann@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: Pamela Noto, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001; telephone: 301–415– 6795; email: Pamela.Noto@nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:57 Apr 15, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00095 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 nrc.gov. 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 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. B. Submitting Comments The NRC encourages electronic comment submission through the Federal Rulemaking website (https:// www.regulations.gov). Please include Docket ID NRC–2017–0091 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 and will 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 The draft appendices to NUREG/BR– 0058, Revision 5 address guidance enhancements for further consideration that were identified in SECY–14–0143, ‘‘Regulatory Gap Analysis of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Cost-Benefit Regulations, Guidance, and Practices,’’ and incorporates pertinent information from NUREG/BR–0184. Appendix F, ‘‘Data Sources,’’ provides guidance on the processes needed to collect and analyze data, as well as data types, sources, and adjustment techniques. It also (1) identifies sources of information that can be collected to support data analysis activities, (2) describes various methods of adjusting raw data to establish a common basis, and (3) discusses the importance of collecting historical cost and non-cost data to support parametric estimating techniques. E:\FR\FM\16APN1.SGM 16APN1 20209 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 72 / Friday, April 16, 2021 / Notices Appendix G, ‘‘Regulatory Analysis Methods and Data for Nuclear Facilities Other Than Power Reactors,’’ documents established approaches and data considerations for use in performing non-power reactor regulatory analyses. This appendix provides supplemental information for performing a regulatory analysis for non-power reactor facilities and activities, including fuel fabrication facilities, independent spent fuel storage installations, irradiators, high-level waste repositories, and uses of byproduct material. Appendix H, ‘‘Severe Accident Risk Analysis,’’ provides guidance and best practices recommended for use in performing probabilistic risk assessments and consequence analyses as part of regulatory and backfit analyses for nuclear power reactors. This appendix expands upon guidance regarding the safety goal evaluation and valuation of public health (accident) and economic consequences (offsite property) attributes. It provides references on sources of information and an overview of the tools and methods used to estimate changes in core damage frequency, large early release frequency, public health risk, and offsite economic consequences risk. Appendix I, ‘‘National Environmental Policy Act Cost-Benefit Analysis,’’ describes the methods to be used in preparing cost-benefit analyses in support of the NRC’s regulatory and licensing actions conducted under the National Environmental Policy Act, including evaluations of severe accident mitigation alternatives and severe accident mitigation design alternatives. III. Availability of Documents The documents identified in the following table are available to interested persons as indicated. Document ADAMS Accession No. Draft NUREG/BR–0058, Revision 5, Appendix F, ‘‘Data Sources’’ ................................................................................................... Draft NUREG/BR–0058, Revision 5, Appendix G, ‘‘Regulatory Analysis Methods and Data for Nuclear Facilities Other Than Power Reactors’’. Draft NUREG/BR–0058, Revision 5, Appendix H, ‘‘Severe Accident Risk Analysis’’ ........................................................................ Draft NUREG/BR–0058, Revision 5, Appendix I, ‘‘National Environmental Policy Act Cost-Benefit Analysis’’ ................................. NUREG/BR–0058, Revision 5, ‘‘Regulatory Analysis Guidelines of the U.S. NRC’’ ......................................................................... ML21096A292. ML21096A293. NUREG/BR–0184, ‘‘Regulatory Analysis Technical Evaluation Handbook’’ ...................................................................................... SECY–14–0143, ‘‘Regulatory Gap Analysis of the NRC’s Cost-Benefit Guidance and Practices,’’ December 16, 2014 ................. Dated: April 12, 2021. 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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ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2021–0066 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–2021–0066. Address questions about Docket IDs in Regulations.gov to Stacy Schumann; telephone: 301–415–0624; email: Stacy.Schumann@nrc.gov. 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 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. DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00096 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ML21096A294. ML21096A295. ML17101A355 (Package). ML050190193. ML14280A426 (Package). • 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 pdr.resource@nrc.gov or call 1– 800–397–4209 or 301–415–4737, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. (EST), Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marlayna V. 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[Notices]
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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[NRC-2017-0091]


Regulatory Analysis Guidelines

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Draft NUREG appendices; request for comment.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for 
public comment four draft appendices to NUREG/BR-0058, Revision 5, 
``Regulatory Analysis Guidelines of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission.'' The guidance provided in the draft appendices refines the 
information the staff uses when performing a cost-benefit analysis and 
addresses emergent policy issues and guidance enhancements. The draft 
appendices also incorporate pertinent information from NUREG/BR-0184, 
``Regulatory Analysis Technical Handbook.'' A description of each draft 
appendix is provided in the Discussion section of this document.

DATES: Submit comments by June 15, 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 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-2017-0091. Address 
questions about Docket IDs in Regulations.gov to Stacy Schumann; 
telephone: 301-415-0624; 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: Pamela Noto, Office of Nuclear 
Material Safety and Safeguards, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Washington, DC 20555-0001; telephone: 301-415-6795; email: 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments

A. Obtaining Information

    Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2017-0091 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-2017-0091.
     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

    The NRC encourages electronic comment submission through the 
Federal Rulemaking website (https://www.regulations.gov). Please 
include Docket ID NRC-2017-0091 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 and will 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

    The draft appendices to NUREG/BR-0058, Revision 5 address guidance 
enhancements for further consideration that were identified in SECY-14-
0143, ``Regulatory Gap Analysis of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's 
Cost-Benefit Regulations, Guidance, and Practices,'' and incorporates 
pertinent information from NUREG/BR-0184.
    Appendix F, ``Data Sources,'' provides guidance on the processes 
needed to collect and analyze data, as well as data types, sources, and 
adjustment techniques. It also (1) identifies sources of information 
that can be collected to support data analysis activities, (2) 
describes various methods of adjusting raw data to establish a common 
basis, and (3) discusses the importance of collecting historical cost 
and non-cost data to support parametric estimating techniques.

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    Appendix G, ``Regulatory Analysis Methods and Data for Nuclear 
Facilities Other Than Power Reactors,'' documents established 
approaches and data considerations for use in performing non-power 
reactor regulatory analyses. This appendix provides supplemental 
information for performing a regulatory analysis for non-power reactor 
facilities and activities, including fuel fabrication facilities, 
independent spent fuel storage installations, irradiators, high-level 
waste repositories, and uses of byproduct material.
    Appendix H, ``Severe Accident Risk Analysis,'' provides guidance 
and best practices recommended for use in performing probabilistic risk 
assessments and consequence analyses as part of regulatory and backfit 
analyses for nuclear power reactors. This appendix expands upon 
guidance regarding the safety goal evaluation and valuation of public 
health (accident) and economic consequences (offsite property) 
attributes. It provides references on sources of information and an 
overview of the tools and methods used to estimate changes in core 
damage frequency, large early release frequency, public health risk, 
and offsite economic consequences risk.
    Appendix I, ``National Environmental Policy Act Cost-Benefit 
Analysis,'' describes the methods to be used in preparing cost-benefit 
analyses in support of the NRC's regulatory and licensing actions 
conducted under the National Environmental Policy Act, including 
evaluations of severe accident mitigation alternatives and severe 
accident mitigation design alternatives.

III. Availability of Documents

    The documents identified in the following table are available to 
interested persons as indicated.

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                   Document                       ADAMS  Accession No.
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Draft NUREG/BR-0058, Revision 5, Appendix F,    ML21096A292.
 ``Data Sources''.
Draft NUREG/BR-0058, Revision 5, Appendix G,    ML21096A293.
 ``Regulatory Analysis Methods and Data for
 Nuclear Facilities Other Than Power
 Reactors''.
Draft NUREG/BR-0058, Revision 5, Appendix H,    ML21096A294.
 ``Severe Accident Risk Analysis''.
Draft NUREG/BR-0058, Revision 5, Appendix I,    ML21096A295.
 ``National Environmental Policy Act Cost-
 Benefit Analysis''.
NUREG/BR-0058, Revision 5, ``Regulatory         ML17101A355 (Package).
 Analysis Guidelines of the U.S. NRC''.
NUREG/BR-0184, ``Regulatory Analysis Technical  ML050190193.
 Evaluation Handbook''.
SECY-14-0143, ``Regulatory Gap Analysis of the  ML14280A426 (Package).
 NRC's Cost-Benefit Guidance and Practices,''
 December 16, 2014.
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    Dated: April 12, 2021.

    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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