GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy Americas, LLC; Morris Operation, 34790-34794 [2021-13891]

Download as PDF jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 34790 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 123 / Wednesday, June 30, 2021 / Notices an NRC-issued digital ID certificate). Based upon this information, the Secretary will establish an electronic docket for the proceeding if the Secretary has not already established an electronic docket. Information about applying for a digital ID certificate is available on the NRC’s public website at https:// www.nrc.gov/site-help/e-submittals/ getting-started.html. After a digital ID certificate is obtained and a docket created, the participant must submit adjudicatory documents in Portable Document Format. Guidance on submissions is available on the NRC’s public website at https://www.nrc.gov/ site-help/electronic-sub-ref-mat.html. A filing is considered complete at the time the document is submitted through the NRC’s E-Filing system. To be timely, an electronic filing must be submitted to the E-Filing system no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the due date. Upon receipt of a transmission, the EFiling system timestamps the document and sends the submitter an email confirming receipt of the document. The E-Filing system also distributes an email that provides access to the document to the NRC’s Office of the General Counsel and any others who have advised the Office of the Secretary that they wish to participate in the proceeding, so that the filer need not serve the document on those participants separately. Therefore, applicants and other participants (or their counsel or representative) must apply for and receive a digital ID certificate before adjudicatory documents are filed to obtain access to the documents via the E-Filing system. A person filing electronically using the NRC’s adjudicatory E-Filing system may seek assistance by contacting the NRC’s Electronic Filing Help Desk through the ‘‘Contact Us’’ link located on the NRC’s public website at https:// www.nrc.gov/site-help/esubmittals.html, by email to MSHD.Resource@nrc.gov, or by a tollfree call at 1–866–672–7640. The NRC Electronic Filing Help Desk is available between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, excluding government holidays. Participants who believe that they have good cause for not submitting documents electronically must file an exemption request, in accordance with 10 CFR 2.302(g), with their initial paper filing stating why there is good cause for not filing electronically and requesting authorization to continue to submit documents in paper format. Such filings must be submitted in accordance with 10 CFR 2.302(b)–(d). Participants filing adjudicatory documents in this manner are responsible for serving their VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Jun 29, 2021 Jkt 253001 documents on all other participants. Participants granted an exemption under 10 CFR 2.302(g)(2) must still meet the electronic formatting requirement in 10 CFR 2.302(g)(1), unless the participant also seeks and is granted an exemption from 10 CFR 2.302(g)(1). Documents submitted in adjudicatory proceedings will appear in the NRC’s electronic hearing docket, which is publicly available at https:// adams.nrc.gov/ehd, unless excluded pursuant to an order of the presiding officer. If you do not have an NRCissued digital ID certificate as described above, click ‘‘cancel’’ when the link requests certificates and you will be automatically directed to the NRC’s electronic hearing dockets where you will be able to access any publicly available documents in a particular hearing docket. Participants are requested not to include personal privacy information such as social security numbers, home addresses, or personal phone numbers in their filings unless an NRC regulation or other law requires submission of such information. With respect to copyrighted works, except for limited excerpts that serve the purpose of the adjudicatory filings and would constitute a Fair Use application, participants should not include copyrighted materials in their submission. For further details with respect to this action, see the application for license amendment dated June 18, 2021 (ADAMS Accession No. ML21169A004). Attorney for licensee: Steven Fleischer, PSEG Services Corporation, 80 Park Plaza, T–5, Newark, NJ 07102. NRC Branch Chief: James G. Danna. Dated: June 24, 2021. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. James S. Kim, Project Manager, Plant Licensing Branch I, Division of Operating Reactor Licensing, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. 2021–13896 Filed 6–29–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. 72–01; NRC–2021–0122] GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy Americas, LLC; Morris Operation Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: License renewal application; opportunity to request a hearing and to petition for leave to intervene; order imposing procedures. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff received and is considering an application for the renewal of special nuclear materials (SNM) License No. SNM–2500, which currently authorizes GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy Americas, LLC (GEH), to possess, transfer, and store radioactive material at the Morris Operation. The renewed license would authorize GEH to continue to store radioactive material for an additional 20 years from May 31, 2022, the expiration date of the current license. Because this license renewal application contains Sensitive Unclassified Non-Safeguards Information (SUNSI), an order imposes procedures to obtain access to SUNSI for contention preparation. DATES: A request for a hearing or petition for leave to intervene must be filed by August 30, 2021. Any potential party as defined in section 2.4 of title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) who believes access to SUNSI is necessary to respond to this notice must request document access by July 12, 2021. ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2021–0122 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–2021–0122. 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. • 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, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\30JNN1.SGM 30JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 123 / Wednesday, June 30, 2021 / Notices between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. (ET), Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kristina L. Banovac, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001, telephone: 301–415–7116, email: Kristina.Banovac@nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES I. Introduction The NRC staff received, by letter dated June 30, 2020, as supplemented by letters dated February 26, 2021, March 19, 2021, and March 24, 2021, an application from GEH for renewal of SNM License No. SNM–2500 for the Morris Operation for an additional 20 years (ADAMS Accession Nos. ML20182A699 (Package), ML21057A119 (Package), ML21085A859, and ML21083A200 (Package)). The license authorizes GEH to possess, transfer, and store radioactive material at the Morris Operation located in Grundy County, Illinois, near Morris, Illinois. This license renewal, if approved, would authorize GEH to continue to store radioactive material at the Morris Operation, under the provisions of 10 CFR part 72, ‘‘Licensing Requirements for the Independent Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel, High-Level Radioactive Waste, and Reactor-Related Greater Than Class C Waste.’’ No additional radioactive material will be authorized for storage under the license renewal, if approved. Following an NRC administrative completeness review, documented in a letter to GEH dated April 20, 2021 (ADAMS Accession No. ML21104A080), the NRC staff determined that the renewal application contains sufficient information for the NRC to begin its technical review and the application is acceptable for docketing. The application is docketed in Docket No. 72–01, the existing docket for SNM License No. SNM–2500. If the NRC approves the renewal application, the approval will be documented in the renewal of SNM License No. SNM– 2500. The NRC will approve the license renewal application if it determines that the application meets the standards and requirements of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (the Act), and the NRC’s regulations. These findings will be documented in a safety evaluation report. The NRC will complete an environmental evaluation, in accordance with 10 CFR part 51, to determine if the preparation of an environmental impact statement is VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Jun 29, 2021 Jkt 253001 34791 on electronic storage media, unless an exemption permitting an alternative filing method, as discussed below, is granted. Detailed guidance on electronic submissions is located in the Guidance for Electronic Submissions to the NRC II. Opportunity To Request a Hearing (ADAMS Accession No. ML13031A056) and Petition for Leave To Intervene and on the NRC website at https:// Within 60 days after the date of www.nrc.gov/site-help/epublication of this notice, any person submittals.html. (petitioner) whose interest may be To comply with the procedural affected by this action may file a request requirements of E-Filing, at least 10 for a hearing and petition for leave to days prior to the filing deadline, the intervene (petition) with respect to the participant should contact the Office of action. Petitions shall be filed in the Secretary by email at accordance with the Commission’s hearing.docket@nrc.gov, or by telephone ‘‘Agency Rules of Practice and at 301–415–1677, to (1) request a digital Procedure’’ in 10 CFR part 2. Interested identification (ID) certificate, which persons should consult 10 CFR 2.309. If allows the participant (or its counsel or a petition is filed, the presiding officer representative) to digitally sign will rule on the petition and, if submissions and access the E-Filing appropriate, a notice of a hearing will be system for any proceeding in which it issued. is participating; and (2) advise the Petitions must be filed no later than Secretary that the participant will be 60 days from the date of publication of submitting a petition or other this notice in accordance with the filing adjudicatory document (even in instructions in the ‘‘Electronic instances in which the participant, or its Submissions (E-Filing’’) section of this counsel or representative, already holds document. Petitions and motions for an NRC-issued digital ID certificate). leave to file new or amended Based upon this information, the contentions that are filed after the Secretary will establish an electronic deadline will not be entertained absent docket for the proceeding if the a determination by the presiding officer Secretary has not already established an that the filing demonstrates good cause electronic docket. by satisfying the three factors in 10 CFR Information about applying for a 2.309(c)(1)(i) through (iii). digital ID certificate is available on the A State, local governmental body, NRC’s public website at https:// Federally recognized Indian Tribe, or www.nrc.gov/site-help/e-submittals/ designated agency thereof, may submit getting-started.html. After a digital ID a petition to the Commission to certificate is obtained and a docket participate as a party under 10 CFR created, the participant must submit 2.309(h) no later than 60 days from the adjudicatory documents in Portable date of publication of this notice. Document Format (PDF). Guidance on Alternatively, a State, local submissions is available on the NRC’s governmental body, Federally public website at https://www.nrc.gov/ recognized Indian Tribe, or agency site-help/electronic-sub-ref-mat.html. A thereof may participate as a non-party filing is considered complete at the time under 10 CFR 2.315(c). For information about filing a petition the document is submitted through the NRC’s E-Filing system. To be timely, an and about participation by a person not a party under 10 CFR 2.315, see ADAMS electronic filing must be submitted to the E-Filing system no later than 11:59 Accession No. ML20340A053 and on the NRC website at https://www.nrc.gov/ p.m. (ET) on the due date. Upon receipt of a transmission, the E-Filing system about-nrc/regulatory/adjudicatory/ timestamps the document and sends the hearing.html#participate. submitter an email confirming receipt of III. Electronic Submissions (E-Filing) the document. The E-Filing system also distributes an email that provides access All documents filed in NRC to the document to the NRC’s Office of adjudicatory proceedings including the General Counsel and any others who documents filed by an interested State, have advised the Office of the Secretary local governmental body, Federally that they wish to participate in the recognized Indian Tribe, or designated proceeding, so that the filer need not agency thereof that requests to participate under 10 CFR 2.315(c), must serve the document on those participants separately. Therefore, be filed in accordance with 10 CFR applicants and other participants (or 2.302. The E-Filing process requires their counsel or representative) must participants to submit and serve all apply for and receive a digital ID adjudicatory documents over the internet, or in some cases, to mail copies certificate before adjudicatory warranted or if an environmental assessment and finding of no significant impact are appropriate. This action will be the subject of a subsequent notice in the Federal Register. PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\30JNN1.SGM 30JNN1 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 34792 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 123 / Wednesday, June 30, 2021 / Notices documents are filed to obtain access to the documents via the E-Filing system. A person filing electronically using the NRC’s adjudicatory E-Filing system may seek assistance by contacting the NRC’s Electronic Filing Help Desk through the ‘‘Contact Us’’ link located on the NRC’s public website at https:// www.nrc.gov/site-help/esubmittals.html, by email to MSHD.Resource@nrc.gov, or by a tollfree call at 1–866–672–7640. The NRC Electronic Filing Help Desk is available between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., (ET), Monday through Friday, excluding government holidays. Participants who believe that they have good cause for not submitting documents electronically must file an exemption request, in accordance with 10 CFR 2.302(g), with their initial paper filing stating why there is good cause for not filing electronically and requesting authorization to continue to submit documents in paper format. Such filings must be submitted in accordance with 10 CFR 2.302(b)–(d). Participants filing adjudicatory documents in this manner are responsible for serving their documents on all other participants. Participants granted an exemption under 10 CFR 2.302(g)(2) must still meet the electronic formatting requirement in 10 CFR 2.302(g)(1), unless the participant also seeks and is granted an exemption from 10 CFR 2.302(g)(1). Documents submitted in adjudicatory proceedings will appear in the NRC’s electronic hearing docket, which is publicly available at https:// adams.nrc.gov/ehd, unless excluded pursuant to an order of the presiding officer. If you do not have an NRCissued digital ID certificate as described above, click ‘‘cancel’’ when the link requests certificates and you will be automatically directed to the NRC’s electronic hearing dockets where you will be able to access any publicly available documents in a particular hearing docket. Participants are requested not to include personal privacy information such as social security numbers, home addresses, or personal phone numbers in their filings unless an NRC regulation or other law requires submission of such information. With respect to copyrighted works, except for limited excerpts that serve the purpose of the adjudicatory filings and would constitute a Fair Use application, participants should not include copyrighted materials in their submission. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Jun 29, 2021 Jkt 253001 A. This Order contains instructions regarding how potential parties to this proceeding may request access to documents containing SUNSI. B. Within 10 days after publication of this notice of hearing and opportunity to petition for leave to intervene, any potential party who believes access to SUNSI is necessary to respond to this notice may request access to SUNSI. A ‘‘potential party’’ is any person who intends to participate as a party by demonstrating standing and filing an admissible contention under 10 CFR 2.309. Requests for access to SUNSI submitted later than 10 days after publication of this notice will not be considered absent a showing of good cause for the late filing, addressing why the request could not have been filed earlier. C. The requestor shall submit a letter requesting permission to access SUNSI to the Office of the Secretary, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001, Attention: Rulemakings and Adjudications Staff, and provide a copy to the Deputy General Counsel for Hearings and Administration, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555– 0001. The expedited delivery or courier mail address for both offices is: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. The email address for the Office of the Secretary and the Office of the General Counsel are Hearing.Docket@ nrc.gov and RidsOgcMailCenter.Resource@nrc.gov, respectively.1 The request must include the following information: (1) A description of the licensing action with a citation to this Federal Register notice; (2) The name and address of the potential party and a description of the potential party’s particularized interest that could be harmed by the action identified in C.(1); and (3) The identity of the individual or entity requesting access to SUNSI and the requestor’s basis for the need for the information in order to meaningfully participate in this adjudicatory proceeding. In particular, the request must explain why publicly available versions of the information requested would not be sufficient to provide the basis and specificity for a proffered contention. D. Based on an evaluation of the information submitted under paragraph C.(3) the NRC staff will determine within 10 days of receipt of the request whether: (1) There is a reasonable basis to believe the petitioner is likely to establish standing to participate in this NRC proceeding; and (2) The requestor has established a legitimate need for access to SUNSI. E. If the NRC staff determines that the requestor satisfies both D.(1) and D.(2) above, the NRC staff will notify the requestor in writing that access to SUNSI has been granted. The written notification will contain instructions on how the requestor may obtain copies of the requested documents, and any other conditions that may apply to access to those documents. These conditions may include, but are not limited to, the signing of a Non-Disclosure Agreement or Affidavit, or Protective Order 2 setting forth terms and conditions to prevent the unauthorized or inadvertent disclosure of SUNSI by each individual who will be granted access to SUNSI. F. Filing of Contentions. Any contentions in these proceedings that are based upon the information received as a result of the request made for SUNSI must be filed by the requestor no later than 25 days after receipt of (or access to) that information. However, if more than 25 days remain between the petitioner’s receipt of (or access to) the information and the deadline for filing all other contentions (as established in the notice of hearing or opportunity for hearing), the petitioner may file its SUNSI contentions by that later deadline. G. Review of Denials of Access. (1) If the request for access to SUNSI is denied by the NRC staff after a determination on standing and requisite need, the NRC staff shall immediately notify the requestor in writing, briefly stating the reason or reasons for the denial. (2) The requestor may challenge the NRC staff’s adverse determination by filing a challenge within 5 days of receipt of that determination with: (a) The presiding officer designated in this proceeding; (b) if no presiding officer has been appointed, the Chief Administrative Judge, or if he or she is 1 While a request for hearing or petition to intervene in this proceeding must comply with the filing requirements of the NRC’s ‘‘E-Filing Rule,’’ the initial request to access SUNSI under these procedures should be submitted as described in this paragraph. 2 Any motion for Protective Order or draft NonDisclosure Affidavit or Agreement for SUNSI must be filed with the presiding officer or the Chief Administrative Judge if the presiding officer has not yet been designated, within 30 days of the deadline for the receipt of the written access request. Order Imposing Procedures for Access to Sensitive Unclassified NonSafeguards Information for Contention Preparation PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\30JNN1.SGM 30JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 123 / Wednesday, June 30, 2021 / Notices unavailable, another administrative judge, or an Administrative Law Judge with jurisdiction pursuant to 10 CFR 2.318(a); or (c) if another officer has been designated to rule on information access issues, with that officer. (3) Further appeals of decisions under this paragraph must be made pursuant to 10 CFR 2.311. H. Review of Grants of Access. A party other than the requestor may challenge an NRC staff determination granting access to SUNSI whose release would harm that party’s interest independent of the proceeding. Such a challenge must be filed within 5 days of the notification by the NRC staff of its grant of access and must be filed with: (a) The presiding officer designated in this proceeding; (b) if no presiding officer has been appointed, the Chief Administrative Judge, or if he or she is unavailable, another administrative judge, or an Administrative Law Judge with jurisdiction pursuant to 10 CFR 2.318(a); or (c) if another officer has been designated to rule on information access issues, with that officer. If challenges to the NRC staff determinations are filed, these procedures give way to the normal process for litigating disputes concerning access to information. The availability of interlocutory review by the Commission of orders ruling on such NRC staff determinations (whether granting or denying access) is governed by 10 CFR 2.311.3 I. The Commission expects that the NRC staff and presiding officers (and 34793 any other reviewing officers) will consider and resolve requests for access to SUNSI, and motions for protective orders, in a timely fashion in order to minimize any unnecessary delays in identifying those petitioners who have standing and who have propounded contentions meeting the specificity and basis requirements in 10 CFR part 2. The attachment to this Order summarizes the general target schedule for processing and resolving requests under these procedures. It is so ordered. Dated: June 24, 2021. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Annette L. Vietti-Cook, Secretary of the Commission. ATTACHMENT 1—GENERAL TARGET SCHEDULE FOR PROCESSING AND RESOLVING REQUESTS FOR ACCESS TO SENSITIVE UNCLASSIFIED NON-SAFEGUARDS INFORMATION IN THIS PROCEEDING Day Event/activity 0 ...................... Publication of Federal Register notice of hearing and opportunity to petition for leave to intervene, including order with instructions for access requests. Deadline for submitting requests for access to Sensitive Unclassified Non-Safeguards Information (SUNSI) with information: Supporting the standing of a potential party identified by name and address; describing the need for the information in order for the potential party to participate meaningfully in an adjudicatory proceeding. Deadline for submitting petition for intervention containing: (i) Demonstration of standing; and (ii) all contentions whose formulation does not require access to SUNSI (+25 Answers to petition for intervention; +7 petitioner/requestor reply). U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff informs the requestor of the staff’s determination whether the request for access provides a reasonable basis to believe standing can be established and shows need for SUNSI. (NRC staff also informs any party to the proceeding whose interest independent of the proceeding would be harmed by the release of the information.) If NRC staff makes the finding of need for SUNSI and likelihood of standing, NRC staff begins document processing (preparation of redactions or review of redacted documents). If NRC staff finds no ‘‘need’’ or no likelihood of standing, the deadline for petitioner/requestor to file a motion seeking a ruling to reverse the NRC staff’s denial of access; NRC staff files copy of access determination with the presiding officer (or Chief Administrative Judge or other designated officer, as appropriate). If NRC staff finds ‘‘need’’ for SUNSI, the deadline for any party to the proceeding whose interest independent of the proceeding would be harmed by the release of the information to file a motion seeking a ruling to reverse the NRC staff’s grant of access. Deadline for NRC staff reply to motions to reverse NRC staff determination(s). (Receipt +30) If NRC staff finds standing and need for SUNSI, deadline for NRC staff to complete information processing and file motion for Protective Order and draft Non-Disclosure Affidavit. Deadline for applicant/licensee to file Non-Disclosure Agreement for SUNSI. If access granted: Issuance of presiding officer or other designated officer decision on motion for protective order for access to sensitive information (including schedule for providing access and submission of contentions) or decision reversing a final adverse determination by the NRC staff. Deadline for filing executed Non-Disclosure Affidavits. Access provided to SUNSI consistent with decision issuing the protective order. Deadline for submission of contentions whose development depends upon access to SUNSI. However, if more than 25 days remain between the petitioner’s receipt of (or access to) the information and the deadline for filing all other contentions (as established in the notice of opportunity to request a hearing and petition for leave to intervene), the petitioner may file its SUNSI contentions by that later deadline. (Contention receipt +25) Answers to contentions whose development depends upon access to SUNSI. (Answer receipt +7) Petitioner/Intervenor reply to answers. Decision on contention admission. 10 .................... 60 .................... 20 .................... 25 .................... 30 .................... 40 .................... A ..................... A + 3 ............... A + 28 ............. A + 53 ............. A + 60 ............. >A + 60 ........... [FR Doc. 2021–13891 Filed 6–29–21; 8:45 am] jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 7590–01–P 3 Requestors should note that the filing requirements of the NRC’s E-Filing Rule (72 FR 49139; August 28, 2007, as amended at 77 FR VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:25 Jun 29, 2021 Jkt 253001 46562; August 3, 2012) apply to appeals of NRC staff determinations (because they must be served on a presiding officer or the Commission, as PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 applicable), but not to the initial SUNSI request submitted to the NRC staff under these procedures. E:\FR\FM\30JNN1.SGM 30JNN1 34794 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 123 / Wednesday, June 30, 2021 / Notices NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION I. Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments submissions available to the public or entering the comment into ADAMS. [NRC–2021–0112] A. Obtaining Information II. Discussion Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2021– 0112 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–2021–0112. • 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 draft NUREG, NUREG– 2246, ‘‘Fuel Qualification for Advanced Reactors’’ is available in ADAMS under Accession No. ML21168A063. • 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. Proposed advanced reactor designs use fuel designs and operating environments (e.g., neutron energy spectra, fuel temperatures, neighboring materials) that differ from the large experience base available for traditional light-water reactor fuel. The purpose of this report is to identify criteria that will be useful for advanced reactor designs through an assessment framework that would support regulatory findings associated with nuclear fuel qualification. The report begins by examining the regulatory basis and related guidance applicable to fuel qualification, noting that the role of nuclear fuel in the protection against the release of radioactivity for a nuclear facility depends heavily on the reactor design. The report considers the use of accelerated fuel qualification techniques and lead test specimen programs that may shorten the timeline for qualifying fuel for use in a nuclear reactor at the desired parameters (e.g., burnup). The assessment framework particularly emphasizes the identification of key fuel manufacturing parameters, the specification of a fuel performance envelope to inform testing requirements, the use of evaluation models in the fuel qualification process, and the assessment of the experimental data used to develop and validate evaluation models and empirical safety criteria. Fuel Qualification for Advanced Reactors Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Draft NUREG; request for comment. AGENCY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public comment a draft NUREG, NUREG–2246, ‘‘Fuel Qualification for Advanced Reactors.’’ The purpose of this NUREG report is to provide a fuel qualification assessment framework for use by applicants. Specifically, the framework provides objective criteria, derived from regulatory requirements, that when satisfied, would support regulatory findings for licensing. DATES: Submit comments by August 30, 2021. Comments received after this date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but the Commission 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–2021–0112. 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 individuals 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: Timothy Drzewiecki, telephone: 301– 415–5184, email: Timothy.Drzewiecki@ nrc.gov and Jordan Hoellman, telephone: 301–415–5481, email: Jordan.Hoellman2@nrc.gov. Both are staff of the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555– 0001. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:25 Jun 29, 2021 Jkt 253001 B. Submitting Comments The NRC encourages electronic comment submission through the Federal Rulemaking website (https:// www.regulations.gov). Please include Docket ID NRC–2021–1112 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 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 PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: June 25, 2021. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. John P. Segala, Chief, Advanced Reactor Policy Branch, Division of Advanced Reactors and NonPower Production and Utilization Facilities, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. 2021–13955 Filed 6–29–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket Nos. 50–445 and 50–446; NRC– 2020–0110] Issuance of Multiple Exemptions in Response to COVID–19 Public Health Emergency Nuclear Regulatory Commission. AGENCY: ACTION: Exemptions; issuance. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued two SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\30JNN1.SGM 30JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 123 (Wednesday, June 30, 2021)]
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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket No. 72-01; NRC-2021-0122]


GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy Americas, LLC; Morris Operation

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: License renewal application; opportunity to request a hearing 
and to petition for leave to intervene; order imposing procedures.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff received 
and is considering an application for the renewal of special nuclear 
materials (SNM) License No. SNM-2500, which currently authorizes GE-
Hitachi Nuclear Energy Americas, LLC (GEH), to possess, transfer, and 
store radioactive material at the Morris Operation. The renewed license 
would authorize GEH to continue to store radioactive material for an 
additional 20 years from May 31, 2022, the expiration date of the 
current license. Because this license renewal application contains 
Sensitive Unclassified Non-Safeguards Information (SUNSI), an order 
imposes procedures to obtain access to SUNSI for contention 
preparation.

DATES: A request for a hearing or petition for leave to intervene must 
be filed by August 30, 2021. Any potential party as defined in section 
2.4 of title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) who 
believes access to SUNSI is necessary to respond to this notice must 
request document access by July 12, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2021-0122 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-2021-0122. 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.
     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 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 or 
301-415-4737,

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between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. (ET), Monday through Friday, except 
Federal holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kristina L. Banovac, Office of Nuclear 
Material Safety and Safeguards, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Washington, DC 20555-0001, telephone: 301-415-7116, email: 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Introduction

    The NRC staff received, by letter dated June 30, 2020, as 
supplemented by letters dated February 26, 2021, March 19, 2021, and 
March 24, 2021, an application from GEH for renewal of SNM License No. 
SNM-2500 for the Morris Operation for an additional 20 years (ADAMS 
Accession Nos. ML20182A699 (Package), ML21057A119 (Package), 
ML21085A859, and ML21083A200 (Package)). The license authorizes GEH to 
possess, transfer, and store radioactive material at the Morris 
Operation located in Grundy County, Illinois, near Morris, Illinois. 
This license renewal, if approved, would authorize GEH to continue to 
store radioactive material at the Morris Operation, under the 
provisions of 10 CFR part 72, ``Licensing Requirements for the 
Independent Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel, High-Level Radioactive 
Waste, and Reactor-Related Greater Than Class C Waste.'' No additional 
radioactive material will be authorized for storage under the license 
renewal, if approved.
    Following an NRC administrative completeness review, documented in 
a letter to GEH dated April 20, 2021 (ADAMS Accession No. ML21104A080), 
the NRC staff determined that the renewal application contains 
sufficient information for the NRC to begin its technical review and 
the application is acceptable for docketing. The application is 
docketed in Docket No. 72-01, the existing docket for SNM License No. 
SNM-2500. If the NRC approves the renewal application, the approval 
will be documented in the renewal of SNM License No. SNM-2500. The NRC 
will approve the license renewal application if it determines that the 
application meets the standards and requirements of the Atomic Energy 
Act of 1954, as amended (the Act), and the NRC's regulations. These 
findings will be documented in a safety evaluation report. The NRC will 
complete an environmental evaluation, in accordance with 10 CFR part 
51, to determine if the preparation of an environmental impact 
statement is warranted or if an environmental assessment and finding of 
no significant impact are appropriate. This action will be the subject 
of a subsequent notice in the Federal Register.

II. Opportunity To Request a Hearing and Petition for Leave To 
Intervene

    Within 60 days after the date of publication of this notice, any 
person (petitioner) whose interest may be affected by this action may 
file a request for a hearing and petition for leave to intervene 
(petition) with respect to the action. Petitions shall be filed in 
accordance with the Commission's ``Agency Rules of Practice and 
Procedure'' in 10 CFR part 2. Interested persons should consult 10 CFR 
2.309. If a petition is filed, the presiding officer will rule on the 
petition and, if appropriate, a notice of a hearing will be issued.
    Petitions must be filed no later than 60 days from the date of 
publication of this notice in accordance with the filing instructions 
in the ``Electronic Submissions (E-Filing'') section of this document. 
Petitions and motions for leave to file new or amended contentions that 
are filed after the deadline will not be entertained absent a 
determination by the presiding officer that the filing demonstrates 
good cause by satisfying the three factors in 10 CFR 2.309(c)(1)(i) 
through (iii).
    A State, local governmental body, Federally recognized Indian 
Tribe, or designated agency thereof, may submit a petition to the 
Commission to participate as a party under 10 CFR 2.309(h) no later 
than 60 days from the date of publication of this notice. 
Alternatively, a State, local governmental body, Federally recognized 
Indian Tribe, or agency thereof may participate as a non-party under 10 
CFR 2.315(c).
    For information about filing a petition and about participation by 
a person not a party under 10 CFR 2.315, see ADAMS Accession No. 
ML20340A053 and on the NRC website at https://www.nrc.gov/about-nrc/regulatory/adjudicatory/hearing.html#participate.

III. Electronic Submissions (E-Filing)

    All documents filed in NRC adjudicatory proceedings including 
documents filed by an interested State, local governmental body, 
Federally recognized Indian Tribe, or designated agency thereof that 
requests to participate under 10 CFR 2.315(c), must be filed in 
accordance with 10 CFR 2.302. The E-Filing process requires 
participants to submit and serve all adjudicatory documents over the 
internet, or in some cases, to mail copies on electronic storage media, 
unless an exemption permitting an alternative filing method, as 
discussed below, is granted. Detailed guidance on electronic 
submissions is located in the Guidance for Electronic Submissions to 
the NRC (ADAMS Accession No. ML13031A056) and on the NRC website at 
https://www.nrc.gov/site-help/e-submittals.html.
    To comply with the procedural requirements of E-Filing, at least 10 
days prior to the filing deadline, the participant should contact the 
Office of the Secretary by email at [email protected], or by 
telephone at 301-415-1677, to (1) request a digital identification (ID) 
certificate, which allows the participant (or its counsel or 
representative) to digitally sign submissions and access the E-Filing 
system for any proceeding in which it is participating; and (2) advise 
the Secretary that the participant will be submitting a petition or 
other adjudicatory document (even in instances in which the 
participant, or its counsel or representative, already holds an NRC-
issued digital ID certificate). Based upon this information, the 
Secretary will establish an electronic docket for the proceeding if the 
Secretary has not already established an electronic docket.
    Information about applying for a digital ID certificate is 
available on the NRC's public website at https://www.nrc.gov/site-help/e-submittals/getting-started.html. After a digital ID certificate is 
obtained and a docket created, the participant must submit adjudicatory 
documents in Portable Document Format (PDF). Guidance on submissions is 
available on the NRC's public website at https://www.nrc.gov/site-help/electronic-sub-ref-mat.html. A filing is considered complete at the 
time the document is submitted through the NRC's E-Filing system. To be 
timely, an electronic filing must be submitted to the E-Filing system 
no later than 11:59 p.m. (ET) on the due date. Upon receipt of a 
transmission, the E-Filing system timestamps the document and sends the 
submitter an email confirming receipt of the document. The E-Filing 
system also distributes an email that provides access to the document 
to the NRC's Office of the General Counsel and any others who have 
advised the Office of the Secretary that they wish to participate in 
the proceeding, so that the filer need not serve the document on those 
participants separately. Therefore, applicants and other participants 
(or their counsel or representative) must apply for and receive a 
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documents are filed to obtain access to the documents via the E-Filing 
system.
    A person filing electronically using the NRC's adjudicatory E-
Filing system may seek assistance by contacting the NRC's Electronic 
Filing Help Desk through the ``Contact Us'' link located on the NRC's 
public website at https://www.nrc.gov/site-help/e-submittals.html, by 
email to [email protected], or by a toll-free call at 1-866-672-
7640. The NRC Electronic Filing Help Desk is available between 9 a.m. 
and 6 p.m., (ET), Monday through Friday, excluding government holidays.
    Participants who believe that they have good cause for not 
submitting documents electronically must file an exemption request, in 
accordance with 10 CFR 2.302(g), with their initial paper filing 
stating why there is good cause for not filing electronically and 
requesting authorization to continue to submit documents in paper 
format. Such filings must be submitted in accordance with 10 CFR 
2.302(b)-(d). Participants filing adjudicatory documents in this manner 
are responsible for serving their documents on all other participants. 
Participants granted an exemption under 10 CFR 2.302(g)(2) must still 
meet the electronic formatting requirement in 10 CFR 2.302(g)(1), 
unless the participant also seeks and is granted an exemption from 10 
CFR 2.302(g)(1).
    Documents submitted in adjudicatory proceedings will appear in the 
NRC's electronic hearing docket, which is publicly available at https://adams.nrc.gov/ehd, unless excluded pursuant to an order of the 
presiding officer. If you do not have an NRC-issued digital ID 
certificate as described above, click ``cancel'' when the link requests 
certificates and you will be automatically directed to the NRC's 
electronic hearing dockets where you will be able to access any 
publicly available documents in a particular hearing docket. 
Participants are requested not to include personal privacy information 
such as social security numbers, home addresses, or personal phone 
numbers in their filings unless an NRC regulation or other law requires 
submission of such information. With respect to copyrighted works, 
except for limited excerpts that serve the purpose of the adjudicatory 
filings and would constitute a Fair Use application, participants 
should not include copyrighted materials in their submission.

Order Imposing Procedures for Access to Sensitive Unclassified Non-
Safeguards Information for Contention Preparation

    A. This Order contains instructions regarding how potential parties 
to this proceeding may request access to documents containing SUNSI.
    B. Within 10 days after publication of this notice of hearing and 
opportunity to petition for leave to intervene, any potential party who 
believes access to SUNSI is necessary to respond to this notice may 
request access to SUNSI. A ``potential party'' is any person who 
intends to participate as a party by demonstrating standing and filing 
an admissible contention under 10 CFR 2.309. Requests for access to 
SUNSI submitted later than 10 days after publication of this notice 
will not be considered absent a showing of good cause for the late 
filing, addressing why the request could not have been filed earlier.
    C. The requestor shall submit a letter requesting permission to 
access SUNSI to the Office of the Secretary, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, Attention: Rulemakings and 
Adjudications Staff, and provide a copy to the Deputy General Counsel 
for Hearings and Administration, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. 
Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001. The expedited 
delivery or courier mail address for both offices is: U.S. Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. 
The email address for the Office of the Secretary and the Office of the 
General Counsel are [email protected] and 
[email protected], respectively.\1\ The request must 
include the following information:
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    \1\ While a request for hearing or petition to intervene in this 
proceeding must comply with the filing requirements of the NRC's 
``E-Filing Rule,'' the initial request to access SUNSI under these 
procedures should be submitted as described in this paragraph.
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    (1) A description of the licensing action with a citation to this 
Federal Register notice;
    (2) The name and address of the potential party and a description 
of the potential party's particularized interest that could be harmed 
by the action identified in C.(1); and
    (3) The identity of the individual or entity requesting access to 
SUNSI and the requestor's basis for the need for the information in 
order to meaningfully participate in this adjudicatory proceeding. In 
particular, the request must explain why publicly available versions of 
the information requested would not be sufficient to provide the basis 
and specificity for a proffered contention.
    D. Based on an evaluation of the information submitted under 
paragraph C.(3) the NRC staff will determine within 10 days of receipt 
of the request whether:
    (1) There is a reasonable basis to believe the petitioner is likely 
to establish standing to participate in this NRC proceeding; and
    (2) The requestor has established a legitimate need for access to 
SUNSI.
    E. If the NRC staff determines that the requestor satisfies both 
D.(1) and D.(2) above, the NRC staff will notify the requestor in 
writing that access to SUNSI has been granted. The written notification 
will contain instructions on how the requestor may obtain copies of the 
requested documents, and any other conditions that may apply to access 
to those documents. These conditions may include, but are not limited 
to, the signing of a Non-Disclosure Agreement or Affidavit, or 
Protective Order \2\ setting forth terms and conditions to prevent the 
unauthorized or inadvertent disclosure of SUNSI by each individual who 
will be granted access to SUNSI.
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    \2\ Any motion for Protective Order or draft Non-Disclosure 
Affidavit or Agreement for SUNSI must be filed with the presiding 
officer or the Chief Administrative Judge if the presiding officer 
has not yet been designated, within 30 days of the deadline for the 
receipt of the written access request.
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    F. Filing of Contentions. Any contentions in these proceedings that 
are based upon the information received as a result of the request made 
for SUNSI must be filed by the requestor no later than 25 days after 
receipt of (or access to) that information. However, if more than 25 
days remain between the petitioner's receipt of (or access to) the 
information and the deadline for filing all other contentions (as 
established in the notice of hearing or opportunity for hearing), the 
petitioner may file its SUNSI contentions by that later deadline.
    G. Review of Denials of Access.
    (1) If the request for access to SUNSI is denied by the NRC staff 
after a determination on standing and requisite need, the NRC staff 
shall immediately notify the requestor in writing, briefly stating the 
reason or reasons for the denial.
    (2) The requestor may challenge the NRC staff's adverse 
determination by filing a challenge within 5 days of receipt of that 
determination with: (a) The presiding officer designated in this 
proceeding; (b) if no presiding officer has been appointed, the Chief 
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unavailable, another administrative judge, or an Administrative Law 
Judge with jurisdiction pursuant to 10 CFR 2.318(a); or (c) if another 
officer has been designated to rule on information access issues, with 
that officer.
    (3) Further appeals of decisions under this paragraph must be made 
pursuant to 10 CFR 2.311.
    H. Review of Grants of Access. A party other than the requestor may 
challenge an NRC staff determination granting access to SUNSI whose 
release would harm that party's interest independent of the proceeding. 
Such a challenge must be filed within 5 days of the notification by the 
NRC staff of its grant of access and must be filed with: (a) The 
presiding officer designated in this proceeding; (b) if no presiding 
officer has been appointed, the Chief Administrative Judge, or if he or 
she is unavailable, another administrative judge, or an Administrative 
Law Judge with jurisdiction pursuant to 10 CFR 2.318(a); or (c) if 
another officer has been designated to rule on information access 
issues, with that officer.
    If challenges to the NRC staff determinations are filed, these 
procedures give way to the normal process for litigating disputes 
concerning access to information. The availability of interlocutory 
review by the Commission of orders ruling on such NRC staff 
determinations (whether granting or denying access) is governed by 10 
CFR 2.311.\3\
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    \3\ Requestors should note that the filing requirements of the 
NRC's E-Filing Rule (72 FR 49139; August 28, 2007, as amended at 77 
FR 46562; August 3, 2012) apply to appeals of NRC staff 
determinations (because they must be served on a presiding officer 
or the Commission, as applicable), but not to the initial SUNSI 
request submitted to the NRC staff under these procedures.
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    I. The Commission expects that the NRC staff and presiding officers 
(and any other reviewing officers) will consider and resolve requests 
for access to SUNSI, and motions for protective orders, in a timely 
fashion in order to minimize any unnecessary delays in identifying 
those petitioners who have standing and who have propounded contentions 
meeting the specificity and basis requirements in 10 CFR part 2. The 
attachment to this Order summarizes the general target schedule for 
processing and resolving requests under these procedures.
    It is so ordered.

    Dated: June 24, 2021.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Annette L. Vietti-Cook,
Secretary of the Commission.

   Attachment 1--General Target Schedule for Processing and Resolving
Requests for Access to Sensitive Unclassified Non-Safeguards Information
                           in This Proceeding
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           Day                            Event/activity
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0.......................  Publication of Federal Register notice of
                           hearing and opportunity to petition for leave
                           to intervene, including order with
                           instructions for access requests.
10......................  Deadline for submitting requests for access to
                           Sensitive Unclassified Non-Safeguards
                           Information (SUNSI) with information:
                           Supporting the standing of a potential party
                           identified by name and address; describing
                           the need for the information in order for the
                           potential party to participate meaningfully
                           in an adjudicatory proceeding.
60......................  Deadline for submitting petition for
                           intervention containing: (i) Demonstration of
                           standing; and (ii) all contentions whose
                           formulation does not require access to SUNSI
                           (+25 Answers to petition for intervention; +7
                           petitioner/requestor reply).
20......................  U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff
                           informs the requestor of the staff's
                           determination whether the request for access
                           provides a reasonable basis to believe
                           standing can be established and shows need
                           for SUNSI. (NRC staff also informs any party
                           to the proceeding whose interest independent
                           of the proceeding would be harmed by the
                           release of the information.) If NRC staff
                           makes the finding of need for SUNSI and
                           likelihood of standing, NRC staff begins
                           document processing (preparation of
                           redactions or review of redacted documents).
25......................  If NRC staff finds no ``need'' or no
                           likelihood of standing, the deadline for
                           petitioner/requestor to file a motion seeking
                           a ruling to reverse the NRC staff's denial of
                           access; NRC staff files copy of access
                           determination with the presiding officer (or
                           Chief Administrative Judge or other
                           designated officer, as appropriate). If NRC
                           staff finds ``need'' for SUNSI, the deadline
                           for any party to the proceeding whose
                           interest independent of the proceeding would
                           be harmed by the release of the information
                           to file a motion seeking a ruling to reverse
                           the NRC staff's grant of access.
30......................  Deadline for NRC staff reply to motions to
                           reverse NRC staff determination(s).
40......................  (Receipt +30) If NRC staff finds standing and
                           need for SUNSI, deadline for NRC staff to
                           complete information processing and file
                           motion for Protective Order and draft Non-
                           Disclosure Affidavit. Deadline for applicant/
                           licensee to file Non-Disclosure Agreement for
                           SUNSI.
A.......................  If access granted: Issuance of presiding
                           officer or other designated officer decision
                           on motion for protective order for access to
                           sensitive information (including schedule for
                           providing access and submission of
                           contentions) or decision reversing a final
                           adverse determination by the NRC staff.
A + 3...................  Deadline for filing executed Non-Disclosure
                           Affidavits. Access provided to SUNSI
                           consistent with decision issuing the
                           protective order.
A + 28..................  Deadline for submission of contentions whose
                           development depends upon access to SUNSI.
                           However, if more than 25 days remain between
                           the petitioner's receipt of (or access to)
                           the information and the deadline for filing
                           all other contentions (as established in the
                           notice of opportunity to request a hearing
                           and petition for leave to intervene), the
                           petitioner may file its SUNSI contentions by
                           that later deadline.
A + 53..................  (Contention receipt +25) Answers to
                           contentions whose development depends upon
                           access to SUNSI.
A + 60..................  (Answer receipt +7) Petitioner/Intervenor
                           reply to answers.
>A + 60.................  Decision on contention admission.
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