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Download as PDF 50380 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 171 / Wednesday, September 8, 2021 / Notices 3,000, are expected to complete a 20minute one-year follow-up survey. The total estimate for this collection is 9,000 surveys completed by comparison group respondents, for a total of 3,000 burden hours. Together, the total estimated survey burden for the project is 5,483 hours. The calculations are shown in Table 1. TABLE 1—ESTIMATED SURVEY BURDEN Number of year 1 responses Category of respondent Number of year 2 responses Participation time (mins each) Burden (hours) REU participant Pre-survey .................................. REU participant Post-survey (70% of original) ..... REU participant Follow-up survey (50% of original). Comparison participant Pre-survey ...................... Comparison participant Post-survey (50% of original). 1,500 1,050 750 1,500 1,050 750 500 ................................ 350 ................................ Not conducted .............. 20 20 20 1,166.67 816.67 500 3,000 1,500 3,000 1,500 Not conducted .............. Not conducted .............. 20 20 2,000 1,000 Total surveys completed ............................... 7,800 7,800 850 ................................ 20 5,483 Comments: Comments are invited on: 1. Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the evaluation of the CISE REU Sites and Supplements Program. 2. The accuracy of the NSF’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information. 3. Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Dated: September 1, 2021. Suzanne H. Plimpton, Reports Clearance Officer, National Science Foundation. [FR Doc. 2021–19286 Filed 9–7–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7555–01–P Permit No. 2022–05 1. Leidos Innovations Group: Antarctic Support Contract Erika N. Davis, Program Specialist, Office of Polar Programs. [FR Doc. 2021–19468 Filed 9–7–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7555–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION Seeks Qualified Candidates for the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Request for resumes. AGENCY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) seeks qualified candidates for the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS). Submit resumes to Ms. Makeeka Compton and Ms. Jamila Perry, ACRS, Mail Stop: T2B50, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555– 0001, or email Makeeka.Compton@ nrc.gov and Jamila.Perry@nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The ACRS is a part-time advisory group, which is statutorily mandated by the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended. The ACRS provides independent expert advice on matters related to the safety of existing and proposed nuclear reactor facilities and on the adequacy of proposed reactor safety standards. Of primary importance are the safety issues associated with the operation of commercial nuclear power plants in the United States and regulatory initiatives, including risk-informed and performance-based regulation, license renewal, power uprates, and the use of mixed oxide and high burnup fuels. An SUMMARY: NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Notice of Permits Issued Under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978 AGENCY: ACTION: National Science Foundation. Notice of permit issued. The National Science Foundation (NSF) is required to publish notice of permits issued under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978. This is the required notice. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Number of year 3 responses (partial year) Polly Penhale, ACA Permit Officer, Office of Polar Programs, National Science Foundation, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22314; 703– 292–8030; email: ACApermits@nsf.gov. On July 27, 2021, the National Science Foundation published a notice in the Federal Register of a permit application received. The permit was issued on September 2, 2021, to: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:21 Sep 07, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 increased emphasis is being given to safety issues associated with new reactor designs and technologies, including passive system reliability and thermal hydraulic phenomena, use of digital instrumentation and control, international codes and standards used in multinational design certifications, materials, and structural engineering, nuclear analysis and reactor core performance, and nuclear materials and radiation protection. In addition, the ACRS may be requested to provide advice on radiation protection, radioactive waste management, and earth sciences in the agency’s licensing reviews for fuel fabrication and enrichment facilities, and for waste disposal facilities. The ACRS also has some involvement in security matters related to the integration of safety and security of commercial reactors. See the NRC website at https://www.nrc.gov/aboutnrc/regulatory/advisory/acrs.html for additional information about the ACRS. Criteria used to evaluate candidates include education and experience, demonstrated skills in nuclear reactor safety matters, the ability to solve complex technical problems, and the ability to work collegially on a board, panel, or committee. The Commission, in selecting its Committee members, also considers the need for specific expertise to accomplish the work expected to be before the ACRS. ACRS Committee members are appointed for four-year terms with no term limits. The Commission looks to fill one vacancy as a result of this request. Candidates for this position must have extensive experience in nuclear fuel cycle chemistry, structural integrity, and/or metallurgy applicable to nuclear facilities and/or nuclear power plant systems or components. It would be useful if candidates also have E:\FR\FM\08SEN1.SGM 08SEN1 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 171 / Wednesday, September 8, 2021 / Notices experience in seismic analysis. The candidates must also have at least 20 years of education and experience and a distinguished record of achievement in one or more areas of nuclear science and technology or related engineering disciplines. Candidates with pertinent graduate level experience will be given additional consideration. Consistent with the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Commission seeks candidates with diverse backgrounds, so that the membership on the Committee is fairly balanced in terms of the points of view represented and functions to be performed by the Committee. Candidates will undergo a thorough security background check to obtain the security clearance that is mandatory for all ACRS members. The security background check will involve the completion and submission of paperwork to the NRC. Candidates for ACRS appointment may be involved in or have financial interests related to NRC-regulated aspects of the nuclear industry. However, because conflict-of-interest considerations may restrict the participation of a candidate in ACRS activities, the degree and nature of any such restriction on an individual’s activities as a member will be considered in the selection process. Each qualified candidate’s financial interests must be reconciled with applicable Federal and NRC rules and regulations prior to final appointment. This might require divestiture of securities or discontinuance of certain contracts or grants. Information regarding these restrictions will be provided upon request. As a part of the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act of 2012, which bans insider trading by members of Congress, their staff, and other high-level federal employees, candidates for appointments will be required to disclose additional financial transactions. A resume describing the educational and professional background of each candidate, including any special accomplishments, publications, and professional references should be provided. Candidates should provide their current address, telephone number, and email address. All candidates will receive careful consideration. Appointment will be made without regard to factors such as race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, or disabilities. Candidates must be citizens of the United States and be able to devote approximately 100 days per year to Committee business, but may not be compensated for more than 130 calendar days. As a part of ACRS’ VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:21 Sep 07, 2021 Jkt 253001 transformative practice, appointees may be able to virtually devote some of the 130 days to Committee business. Resumes will be accepted until December 7, 2021. Dated: September 1, 2021. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Annette L. Vietti-Cook, Secretary of the Commission. [FR Doc. 2021–19179 Filed 9–7–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket Nos. 52–025 and 52–026; NRC– 2008–0252] Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc; Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Units 3 and 4; Inspections, Tests, Analyses, and Acceptance Criteria Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Determination of the successful completion of inspections, tests, and analyses. AGENCY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff has determined that specified inspections, tests, and analyses have been successfully completed, and that specified acceptance criteria are met for the Vogtle Electric Generating Plant (VEGP), Units 3 and 4. The NRC staff is also rescinding a prior determination of the successful completion of particular inspections, tests, analyses, and acceptance criteria (ITAAC) for VEGP Units 3 and 4. DATES: Determinations of the successful completion of inspections, tests, and analyses for VEGP Units 3 and 4 are effective on the dates indicated in the NRC staff’s verification evaluation forms for the ITAAC. The NRC staff’s rescission of its prior determination of the successful completion of particular ITAAC for VEGP Units 3 and 4 was effective on August 12, 2021. ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2008–0252 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–2008–0252. 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 50381 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 in this document (if that document is available in ADAMS) is provided the first time that a document is referenced. • 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. (ET), Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cayetano Santos, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001; telephone: 301–415– 7270, email: Cayetano.Santos@nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Licensee Notification of Completion of ITAAC Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc. (SNC) (hereafter called the licensee) has submitted ITAAC closure notifications (ICNs) under section 52.99(c)(1) of title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), informing the NRC that the licensee has successfully performed the required inspections, tests, and analyses, and that the acceptance criteria are met for: VEGP Unit 3 ITAAC 2.1.02.09c (44), 2.1.02.12a.iii (55), 2.1.02.13a (63), 2.1.02.13b (64), 2.1.02.14 (66), 2.2.01.01 (90), 2.2.04.09a.ii (241), 2.2.05.02a (253), 2.3.02.08a.i (301), 2.3.02.14 (317), 2.3.04.05 (332), 2.3.06.11a (382), 2.3.07.05.i (396), 2.3.13.08 (470), 2.3.29.02 (489), 2.4.01.02 (493), 2.5.01.03a (511), 2.5.01.04 (519), C.2.5.04.04a (561), 2.5.06.02 (574), 2.6.03.05d.i (613), C.2.6.09.05a (664), C.2.6.09.06 (666), 2.7.03.03 (710), 2.7.07.02 (732), 3.2.00.04 (751), 3.3.00.02a.i.a (760), and 2.3.10.12 (879). 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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 171 (Wednesday, September 8, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 50380-50381]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-19179]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION


Seeks Qualified Candidates for the Advisory Committee on Reactor 
Safeguards

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Request for resumes.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) seeks qualified 
candidates for the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS). 
Submit resumes to Ms. Makeeka Compton and Ms. Jamila Perry, ACRS, Mail 
Stop: T2B50, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-
0001, or email [email protected] and [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The ACRS is a part-time advisory group, 
which is statutorily mandated by the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as 
amended. The ACRS provides independent expert advice on matters related 
to the safety of existing and proposed nuclear reactor facilities and 
on the adequacy of proposed reactor safety standards. Of primary 
importance are the safety issues associated with the operation of 
commercial nuclear power plants in the United States and regulatory 
initiatives, including risk-informed and performance-based regulation, 
license renewal, power uprates, and the use of mixed oxide and high 
burnup fuels. An increased emphasis is being given to safety issues 
associated with new reactor designs and technologies, including passive 
system reliability and thermal hydraulic phenomena, use of digital 
instrumentation and control, international codes and standards used in 
multinational design certifications, materials, and structural 
engineering, nuclear analysis and reactor core performance, and nuclear 
materials and radiation protection.
    In addition, the ACRS may be requested to provide advice on 
radiation protection, radioactive waste management, and earth sciences 
in the agency's licensing reviews for fuel fabrication and enrichment 
facilities, and for waste disposal facilities. The ACRS also has some 
involvement in security matters related to the integration of safety 
and security of commercial reactors. See the NRC website at https://www.nrc.gov/about-nrc/regulatory/advisory/acrs.html for additional 
information about the ACRS.
    Criteria used to evaluate candidates include education and 
experience, demonstrated skills in nuclear reactor safety matters, the 
ability to solve complex technical problems, and the ability to work 
collegially on a board, panel, or committee. The Commission, in 
selecting its Committee members, also considers the need for specific 
expertise to accomplish the work expected to be before the ACRS. ACRS 
Committee members are appointed for four-year terms with no term 
limits. The Commission looks to fill one vacancy as a result of this 
request. Candidates for this position must have extensive experience in 
nuclear fuel cycle chemistry, structural integrity, and/or metallurgy 
applicable to nuclear facilities and/or nuclear power plant systems or 
components. It would be useful if candidates also have

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experience in seismic analysis. The candidates must also have at least 
20 years of education and experience and a distinguished record of 
achievement in one or more areas of nuclear science and technology or 
related engineering disciplines. Candidates with pertinent graduate 
level experience will be given additional consideration.
    Consistent with the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee 
Act, the Commission seeks candidates with diverse backgrounds, so that 
the membership on the Committee is fairly balanced in terms of the 
points of view represented and functions to be performed by the 
Committee. Candidates will undergo a thorough security background check 
to obtain the security clearance that is mandatory for all ACRS 
members. The security background check will involve the completion and 
submission of paperwork to the NRC.
    Candidates for ACRS appointment may be involved in or have 
financial interests related to NRC-regulated aspects of the nuclear 
industry. However, because conflict-of-interest considerations may 
restrict the participation of a candidate in ACRS activities, the 
degree and nature of any such restriction on an individual's activities 
as a member will be considered in the selection process. Each qualified 
candidate's financial interests must be reconciled with applicable 
Federal and NRC rules and regulations prior to final appointment. This 
might require divestiture of securities or discontinuance of certain 
contracts or grants. Information regarding these restrictions will be 
provided upon request. As a part of the Stop Trading on Congressional 
Knowledge Act of 2012, which bans insider trading by members of 
Congress, their staff, and other high-level federal employees, 
candidates for appointments will be required to disclose additional 
financial transactions.
    A resume describing the educational and professional background of 
each candidate, including any special accomplishments, publications, 
and professional references should be provided. Candidates should 
provide their current address, telephone number, and email address. All 
candidates will receive careful consideration. Appointment will be made 
without regard to factors such as race, color, religion, national 
origin, sex, age, or disabilities. Candidates must be citizens of the 
United States and be able to devote approximately 100 days per year to 
Committee business, but may not be compensated for more than 130 
calendar days. As a part of ACRS' transformative practice, appointees 
may be able to virtually devote some of the 130 days to Committee 
business. Resumes will be accepted until December 7, 2021.

    Dated: September 1, 2021.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Annette L. Vietti-Cook,
Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2021-19179 Filed 9-7-21; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 7590-01-P