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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 182 / Thursday, September 23, 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. 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 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 52931 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: September 20, 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 ........................ 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(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. 2021–20622 Filed 9–22–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [NRC–2020–0194] lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 NRC’s Full Draft Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2022 Through 2026 Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Request for comment. AGENCY: 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 17:19 Sep 22, 2021 Jkt 253001 The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is requesting comments on its Fiscal Years (FYs) 2022–2026 Full Draft Strategic Plan. The Full Draft Strategic Plan provides the agency’s proposed strategic goals and objectives and proposed strategies for achieving them. The NRC encourages and welcomes stakeholder feedback that can help inform the continued development of the NRC’s FYs 2022– 2026 Strategic Plan and evidence building and evaluation activities. DATES: 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. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Submit comments by October 25, 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. 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–2020–0194. Address ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\23SEN1.SGM 23SEN1 52932 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 182 / Thursday, September 23, 2021 / Notices 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 Branch. 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: Carla Roque-Cruz, Office of the Executive Director for Operations, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001; telephone: 301–415–1455, email: Carla.RoqueCruz@nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 I. Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments A. Obtaining Information Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2020– 0194, when contacting the NRC about the 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–2020–0194. • 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, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. (ET), Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. • NRC’s Public Website: The NRC’s Full Draft Strategic Plan for FY 2022– VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:19 Sep 22, 2021 Jkt 253001 2026 may be viewed online on the NRC’s Public website on the Documents for Comment web page at https:// www.nrc.gov/public-involve/doccomment.html, under ‘‘Draft NUREGSeries Publications.’’ B. Submitting Comments The NRC encourages electronic comment submission through the Federal Rulemaking website (https:// www.regulations.gov). Please include Docket ID NRC–2020–0194 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 submissions available to the public or entering the comment into ADAMS. II. Background The Government Performance and Results Act Modernization Act of 2010 aligns strategic planning with the beginning of each new term of an Administration, requiring every Federal agency to produce a new Strategic Plan by the first Monday in February following the year in which the term of the President commences. The Strategic Plan provides the blueprint to plan, implement and monitor the work needed to achieve our mission. The NRC staff started developing the FYs 2022–2026 Strategic Plan in 2020 and published a Federal Register notice on September 11, 2020 (85 FR 56275) requesting external feedback on the agency’s strategic goals, actions to realize those goals, and how to address key challenges and external factors as described in the current agency’s Strategic Plan, NUREG 1614, Volume 7, ‘‘Strategic Plan Fiscal Years 2018–2022’’ (ADAMS Accession No. ML18032A561). The Federal Register notice on September 11, 2020 (85 FR 56275) also announced a September 22, 2020 public meeting. The feedback received from the notice and during the public meeting PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 was used to develop NRC’s FYs 2022– 2026 High-Level Draft Strategic Plan (ADAMS Accession No. ML21165A241). On June 28, 2021, the staff held a second public meeting to discuss the NRC’s FYs 2022–2026 High-Level Draft Strategic Plan. In developing the Full Draft Strategic Plan, the staff considered comments received from the Federal Register notice and the two public meetings. The staff has prepared a comment resolution matrix that addresses stakeholder feedback. The comment resolution matrix is available in ADAMS under Accession No. ML21250A199. III. Discussion The NRC is an independent agency established by the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974 that began operations in 1975 as a successor to the licensing and regulatory activities of the Atomic Energy Commission. The NRC’s mission is to license and regulate the Nation’s civilian use of radioactive materials to provide reasonable assurance of adequate protection of public health and safety, to promote the common defense and security, and to protect the environment. The NRC’s Full Draft Strategic Plan describes how the agency intends to achieve its three proposed strategic goals: (1) Ensure the safe and secure use of radioactive material, (2) continue to foster a healthy organization, and (3) inspire stakeholder confidence in the NRC. The plan provides an overview of the NRC’s responsibilities and lays out the objectives, strategies, and key contributing programs and activities that will be used to achieve the agency’s strategic goals. Moreover, with enactment of the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018 (‘‘Evidence Act’’) (5 U.S.C. 312), Federal agencies’ strategic plans are now required to include information on evidence-building and evaluation activities and how these activities impact the strategic planning and dayto-day operation of these agencies. IV. Requested Information and Comments The NRC is requesting comments from the public so that the agency may benefit from a wide range of stakeholder input to help shape the final FYs 2022– 2026 Strategic Plan. The focus of this request is to gather information on the contributing programs and activities, key external factors that may influence the ability of the NRC to achieve its strategic goals and the associated strategic objectives, and the evidence-building information included in the Full Draft Strategic Plan. E:\FR\FM\23SEN1.SGM 23SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 182 / Thursday, September 23, 2021 / Notices The NRC welcomes comments from the public on these and any areas that they believe are relevant to these topics. The NRC encourages all interested parties to comment on the Full Draft Strategic Plan. Stakeholder feedback will be valuable in helping the Commission develop a final draft Strategic Plan that has the benefit of the many views of the public and the regulated civilian nuclear industry. The NRC will consider the comments submitted, as appropriate, in the preparation of the final draft FYs 2022– 2026 Strategic Plan. The NRC does not anticipate preparing individual responses to each comment received. Dated: September 17, 2021. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Wesley W. Held, (Acting), Secretary of the Commission. [FR Doc. 2021–20542 Filed 9–22–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [NRC–2020–0278] Measuring, Evaluating, and Reporting Radioactive Material in Liquid and Gaseous Effluents and Solid Waste Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Regulatory guide; issuance. AGENCY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing revision 3 of Regulatory Guide (RG) 1.21, ‘‘Measuring, Evaluating, and Reporting Radioactive Material in Liquid and Gaseous Effluents and Solid Waste.’’ The revision of RG describes an approach that is acceptable to the staff of the NRC to meet regulatory requirements for; (1) measuring, evaluating, and reporting plant related radioactivity in effluents and solid radioactive waste shipments from NRC licensed facilities, and (2) assessing and reporting the public dose to demonstrate compliance with NRC regulations. DATES: Revision 3 of RG 1.21 is available on September 23, 2021. ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2020–0278 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–2020–0278. Address questions about Docket IDs in Regulations.gov to Stacy Schumann; telephone: 301–415–0624; email: Stacy. lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:19 Sep 22, 2021 Jkt 253001 Schumann@nrc.gov. For technical questions, contact the individual(s) 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 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. (ET), Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Revision 3 of RG 1.21 and the regulatory analysis may be found in ADAMS under Accession Nos. ML21139A224 and ML20287A434, respectively. Regulatory guides are not copyrighted, and NRC approval is not required to reproduce them. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steven Garry, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, telephone: 301–415–2766, email: Steven.Garry@nrc.gov, and Kyle Song, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research, telephone: 301–415–3637, email: Kyle.Song@nrc.gov. Both are staff of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555– 0001. 52933 published a notice of the availability of DG–1377 in the Federal Register on January 5, 2021, (86 FR 326) for a 45day public comment period. The public comment period closed on February 19, 2021. Public comments on DG–1377 and the staff responses to the public comments are available under ADAMS under Accession No. ML21132A226. III. Congressional Review Act This RG is a rule as defined in the Congressional Review Act (5 U.S.C. 801–808). However, the Office of Management and Budget has not found it to be a major rule as defined in the Congressional Review Act. IV. Backfitting, Forward Fitting and Issue Finality Revision 3 of RG 1.21 does not constitute backfitting as defined in 10 CFR 50.109, ‘‘Backfitting,’’ and as described in NRC Management Directive (MD) 8.4, ‘‘Management of Backfitting, Forward Fitting, Issue Finality, and Information Requests’’; constitute forward fitting as that term is defined and described in MD 8.4; or affect the issue finality of any approval issued under 10 CFR part 52. As explained in Revision 3 of RG 1.21, applicants and licensees would not be required to comply with the positions set forth in the RG. Dated: September 17, 2021. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Meraj Rahimi, Chief, Regulatory Guide and Programs Management Branch, Division of Engineering, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research. [FR Doc. 2021–20565 Filed 9–22–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [File No. 4–757; Release No. 93051/ September 17, 2021] I. Discussion Securities Exchange Act of 1934 The NRC is issuing a new guide in the NRC’s ‘‘Regulatory Guide’’ series. This series was developed to describe and make available to the public information regarding methods that are acceptable to the NRC staff for implementing specific parts of the agency’s regulations, techniques that the NRC staff uses in evaluating specific issues or postulated events, and data that the NRC staff needs in its review of applications for permits and licenses. II. Additional Information Revision 3 of RG 1.21 was issued with a temporary identification of Draft Regulatory Guide (DG) 1377. The NRC PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 In the Matter of: Joint Industry Plan; Order Approving, as Modified, a National Market System Plan Regarding Consolidated Equity Market Data. Order Denying Stay On August 6, 2021, the Commission issued Joint Industry Plan; Order Approving, as Modified, a National Market System Plan Regarding Consolidated Equity Market Data, Release, No. 34–92586 (the ‘‘CT Plan Order’’). It was published five days later in the Federal Register. See 86 FR 44,142 (Aug. 11, 2021). Later that month, The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC, Nasdaq BX, Inc., Nasdaq PHLX LLC, E:\FR\FM\23SEN1.SGM 23SEN1

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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[NRC-2020-0194]


NRC's Full Draft Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2022 Through 
2026

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Request for comment.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is requesting 
comments on its Fiscal Years (FYs) 2022-2026 Full Draft Strategic Plan. 
The Full Draft Strategic Plan provides the agency's proposed strategic 
goals and objectives and proposed strategies for achieving them. The 
NRC encourages and welcomes stakeholder feedback that can help inform 
the continued development of the NRC's FYs 2022-2026 Strategic Plan and 
evidence building and evaluation activities.

DATES: Submit comments by October 25, 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-2020-0194. Address

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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 Branch.
    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: Carla Roque-Cruz, Office of the 
Executive Director for Operations, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Washington, DC 20555-0001; telephone: 301-415-1455, email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments

A. Obtaining Information

    Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2020-0194, when contacting the NRC 
about the 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-2020-0194.
     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, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. (ET), Monday through 
Friday, except Federal holidays.
     NRC's Public Website: The NRC's Full Draft Strategic Plan 
for FY 2022-2026 may be viewed online on the NRC's Public website on 
the Documents for Comment web page at https://www.nrc.gov/public-involve/doc-comment.html, under ``Draft NUREG-Series Publications.''

B. Submitting Comments

    The NRC encourages electronic comment submission through the 
Federal Rulemaking website (https://www.regulations.gov). Please 
include Docket ID NRC-2020-0194 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 submissions available 
to the public or entering the comment into ADAMS.

II. Background

    The Government Performance and Results Act Modernization Act of 
2010 aligns strategic planning with the beginning of each new term of 
an Administration, requiring every Federal agency to produce a new 
Strategic Plan by the first Monday in February following the year in 
which the term of the President commences. The Strategic Plan provides 
the blueprint to plan, implement and monitor the work needed to achieve 
our mission. The NRC staff started developing the FYs 2022-2026 
Strategic Plan in 2020 and published a Federal Register notice on 
September 11, 2020 (85 FR 56275) requesting external feedback on the 
agency's strategic goals, actions to realize those goals, and how to 
address key challenges and external factors as described in the current 
agency's Strategic Plan, NUREG 1614, Volume 7, ``Strategic Plan Fiscal 
Years 2018-2022'' (ADAMS Accession No. ML18032A561). The Federal 
Register notice on September 11, 2020 (85 FR 56275) also announced a 
September 22, 2020 public meeting. The feedback received from the 
notice and during the public meeting was used to develop NRC's FYs 
2022-2026 High-Level Draft Strategic Plan (ADAMS Accession No. 
ML21165A241). On June 28, 2021, the staff held a second public meeting 
to discuss the NRC's FYs 2022-2026 High-Level Draft Strategic Plan. In 
developing the Full Draft Strategic Plan, the staff considered comments 
received from the Federal Register notice and the two public meetings. 
The staff has prepared a comment resolution matrix that addresses 
stakeholder feedback. The comment resolution matrix is available in 
ADAMS under Accession No. ML21250A199.

III. Discussion

    The NRC is an independent agency established by the Energy 
Reorganization Act of 1974 that began operations in 1975 as a successor 
to the licensing and regulatory activities of the Atomic Energy 
Commission. The NRC's mission is to license and regulate the Nation's 
civilian use of radioactive materials to provide reasonable assurance 
of adequate protection of public health and safety, to promote the 
common defense and security, and to protect the environment.
    The NRC's Full Draft Strategic Plan describes how the agency 
intends to achieve its three proposed strategic goals: (1) Ensure the 
safe and secure use of radioactive material, (2) continue to foster a 
healthy organization, and (3) inspire stakeholder confidence in the 
NRC. The plan provides an overview of the NRC's responsibilities and 
lays out the objectives, strategies, and key contributing programs and 
activities that will be used to achieve the agency's strategic goals. 
Moreover, with enactment of the Foundations for Evidence-Based 
Policymaking Act of 2018 (``Evidence Act'') (5 U.S.C. 312), Federal 
agencies' strategic plans are now required to include information on 
evidence-building and evaluation activities and how these activities 
impact the strategic planning and day-to-day operation of these 
agencies.

IV. Requested Information and Comments

    The NRC is requesting comments from the public so that the agency 
may benefit from a wide range of stakeholder input to help shape the 
final FYs 2022-2026 Strategic Plan.
    The focus of this request is to gather information on the 
contributing programs and activities, key external factors that may 
influence the ability of the NRC to achieve its strategic goals and the 
associated strategic objectives, and the evidence-building information 
included in the Full Draft Strategic Plan.

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The NRC welcomes comments from the public on these and any areas that 
they believe are relevant to these topics.
    The NRC encourages all interested parties to comment on the Full 
Draft Strategic Plan. Stakeholder feedback will be valuable in helping 
the Commission develop a final draft Strategic Plan that has the 
benefit of the many views of the public and the regulated civilian 
nuclear industry. The NRC will consider the comments submitted, as 
appropriate, in the preparation of the final draft FYs 2022-2026 
Strategic Plan. The NRC does not anticipate preparing individual 
responses to each comment received.

    Dated: September 17, 2021.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Wesley W. Held,
(Acting), Secretary of the Commission.
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