Update on Reimbursement for Costs of Remedial Action at Uranium and Thorium Processing Sites, 33696-33697 [2021-13555]

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[FR Doc. 2021–13569 Filed 6–24–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Update on Reimbursement for Costs of Remedial Action at Uranium and Thorium Processing Sites Office of Environmental Management, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of acceptance of Title X claims during fiscal year (FY) 2021. AGENCY: This Notice announces the Department of Energy’s (DOE) acceptance of claims in FY 2021 from eligible uranium and thorium processing site licensees for reimbursement under Title X of the Energy Policy Act of 1992. The FY 2022 DOE Office of Environmental Management’s Congressional Budget Request included $33.5 million for the Title X Uranium and Thorium Reimbursement Program. DATES: The closing date for the submission of FY 2021 Title X claims is SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 September 27, 2021. The claims will be processed for payment together with any eligible unpaid approved claim balances from prior years, based on the availability of funds from congressional appropriations. If the total approved claim amounts exceed the available funding, the approved claim amounts will be reimbursed on a prorated basis. All reimbursements are subject to the availability of funds from congressional appropriations. ADDRESSES: Claims must be submitted by certified or registered mail, return receipt requested, to Jalena Dayvault, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Legacy Management, 2597 Legacy Way, Grand Junction, Colorado 81503. Two copies of the claim should be included with each submission. In addition to the mailed hardcopies, claims may be submitted electronically to Jalena.Dayvault@lm.doe.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julia Donkin, Title X Program Lead at (202) 586–5000 or email: Julia.Donkin@ em.doe.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DOE published a final rule under 10 CFR part 765 in the Federal Register on May 23, 1994, (59 FR 26714) to carry out the requirements of Title X of the Energy Policy Act of 1992 (sections 1001–1004 of Pub. L. 102–486, 42 U.S.C. 2296a et seq.) and to establish the procedures for eligible licensees to submit claims for reimbursement. DOE amended the final rule on June 3, 2003, (68 FR 32955) to adopt several technical and administrative amendments (e.g., statutory increases in the reimbursement ceilings). Title X requires DOE to reimburse eligible uranium and thorium licensees for certain costs of decontamination, decommissioning, reclamation, and other remedial action incurred by licensees at active uranium and thorium processing sites. The eligible licensees incurred these costs to remediate byproduct material, generated as an incident of sales to the United States Government of uranium or thorium that was extracted or concentrated from ores processed primarily for their source material contents. To be reimbursable, costs of remedial action must be for work that is necessary to comply with applicable requirements of the Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act of 1978 (42 U.S.C. 7901 et seq.) or, where appropriate, with requirements established by a State pursuant to a discontinuance agreement under section 274 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 (42 U.S.C. 2021). Claims for reimbursement must be supported by reasonable documentation as E:\FR\FM\25JNN1.SGM 25JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 120 / Friday, June 25, 2021 / Notices determined by DOE in accordance with 10 CFR part 765. Funds for reimbursement will be provided from the Uranium Enrichment Decontamination and Decommissioning Fund established at the Department of Treasury pursuant to section 1801 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 (42 U.S.C. 2297g). Payment or obligation of funds shall be subject to the requirements of the Anti-Deficiency Act (31 U.S.C. 1341). Authority: Section 1001–1004 of Public Law 102–486, 106 Stat. 2776 (42 U.S.C. 2296a et seq.). Signing Authority This document of the Department of Energy was signed on June 17, 2021, by Julia Donkin, Office of Waste Disposal, Office of Environmental Management, pursuant to delegated authority from the Secretary of Energy. That document with the original signature and date is maintained by DOE. 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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 120 (Friday, June 25, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 33696-33697]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY


Update on Reimbursement for Costs of Remedial Action at Uranium 
and Thorium Processing Sites

AGENCY: Office of Environmental Management, Department of Energy.

ACTION: Notice of acceptance of Title X claims during fiscal year (FY) 
2021.

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SUMMARY: This Notice announces the Department of Energy's (DOE) 
acceptance of claims in FY 2021 from eligible uranium and thorium 
processing site licensees for reimbursement under Title X of the Energy 
Policy Act of 1992. The FY 2022 DOE Office of Environmental 
Management's Congressional Budget Request included $33.5 million for 
the Title X Uranium and Thorium Reimbursement Program.

DATES: The closing date for the submission of FY 2021 Title X claims is 
September 27, 2021. The claims will be processed for payment together 
with any eligible unpaid approved claim balances from prior years, 
based on the availability of funds from congressional appropriations. 
If the total approved claim amounts exceed the available funding, the 
approved claim amounts will be reimbursed on a prorated basis. All 
reimbursements are subject to the availability of funds from 
congressional appropriations.

ADDRESSES: Claims must be submitted by certified or registered mail, 
return receipt requested, to Jalena Dayvault, U.S. Department of 
Energy, Office of Legacy Management, 2597 Legacy Way, Grand Junction, 
Colorado 81503. Two copies of the claim should be included with each 
submission. In addition to the mailed hardcopies, claims may be 
submitted electronically to [email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julia Donkin, Title X Program Lead at 
(202) 586-5000 or email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DOE published a final rule under 10 CFR part 
765 in the Federal Register on May 23, 1994, (59 FR 26714) to carry out 
the requirements of Title X of the Energy Policy Act of 1992 (sections 
1001-1004 of Pub. L. 102-486, 42 U.S.C. 2296a et seq.) and to establish 
the procedures for eligible licensees to submit claims for 
reimbursement. DOE amended the final rule on June 3, 2003, (68 FR 
32955) to adopt several technical and administrative amendments (e.g., 
statutory increases in the reimbursement ceilings). Title X requires 
DOE to reimburse eligible uranium and thorium licensees for certain 
costs of decontamination, decommissioning, reclamation, and other 
remedial action incurred by licensees at active uranium and thorium 
processing sites. The eligible licensees incurred these costs to 
remediate byproduct material, generated as an incident of sales to the 
United States Government of uranium or thorium that was extracted or 
concentrated from ores processed primarily for their source material 
contents. To be reimbursable, costs of remedial action must be for work 
that is necessary to comply with applicable requirements of the Uranium 
Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act of 1978 (42 U.S.C. 7901 et seq.) 
or, where appropriate, with requirements established by a State 
pursuant to a discontinuance agreement under section 274 of the Atomic 
Energy Act of 1954 (42 U.S.C. 2021). Claims for reimbursement must be 
supported by reasonable documentation as

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determined by DOE in accordance with 10 CFR part 765. Funds for 
reimbursement will be provided from the Uranium Enrichment 
Decontamination and Decommissioning Fund established at the Department 
of Treasury pursuant to section 1801 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 
(42 U.S.C. 2297g). Payment or obligation of funds shall be subject to 
the requirements of the Anti-Deficiency Act (31 U.S.C. 1341).

    Authority: Section 1001-1004 of Public Law 102-486, 106 Stat. 
2776 (42 U.S.C. 2296a et seq.).

Signing Authority

    This document of the Department of Energy was signed on June 17, 
2021, by Julia Donkin, Office of Waste Disposal, Office of 
Environmental Management, pursuant to delegated authority from the 
Secretary of Energy. That document with the original signature and date 
is maintained by DOE. For administrative purposes only, and in 
compliance with requirements of the Office of the Federal Register, the 
undersigned DOE Federal Register Liaison Officer has been authorized to 
sign and submit the document in electronic format for publication, as 
an official document of the Department of Energy. This administrative 
process in no way alters the legal effect of this document upon 
publication in the Federal Register.

    Signed in Washington, DC, on June 22, 2021.
Treena V. Garrett,
Federal Register Liaison Officer, U.S. Department of Energy.
[FR Doc. 2021-13555 Filed 6-24-21; 8:45 am]
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