Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District; Denial of Petition for Rulemaking
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is denying a petition for rulemaking (dated August 2, 1993, Docket No. PRM-20-22) submitted by the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (the District or the petitioner). The petitioner requested that NRC amend its regulations to require all licensees to provide no less than 24 hours advance notice to the appropriate sewage treatment plant before releasing radioactive material into a sanitary sewer system, and to exempt radioactive materials that enter the sanitary waste stream from the requirements regarding NRC approval for incineration. NRC is denying the petition because it has been determined that current NRC regulations for discharge of licensed material into sanitary sewer systems are adequate and that current regulations for NRC approval for treatment or disposal of licensed material by incineration are necessary to ensure the protection of public health and safety and the environment.
NRC Enforcement Policy; Extension of Enforcement Discretion of Interim Policy
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is revising its General Statement of Policy and Procedure for NRC Enforcement Actions (NUREG-1600) (Enforcement Policy or Policy) to extend the interim enforcement policy regarding enforcement discretion for certain issues involving fire protection programs at operating nuclear power plants.
Sander C. Perle, ICN Worldwide Dosimetry; Denial of Petition for Rulemaking
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is denying a petition for rulemaking submitted by Sander C. Perle, ICN Worldwide Dosimetry (now Global Dosimetry Solutions, Inc.) (PRM-20-25). The petitioner requested that the NRC amend its regulations to require that any dosimeter, without exception, that is used to report dose of record and demonstrate compliance with the dose limits specified in the Commission's regulations be processed and evaluated by a dosimetry processor holding accreditation from the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) of the National Institute of Standards and Technology; the definition of ``Individual monitoring devices'' (individual monitoring equipment) be revised to mean any device used by licensees to show compliance with the Commission's regulations; and ``electronic dosimeters and optically stimulated dosimeters'' be added as additional examples of individual monitoring devices.
Security Requirements for Portable Gauges Containing Byproduct Material
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending its regulations governing the use of byproduct material in specifically licensed portable gauges. The final rule requires a portable gauge licensee to use a minimum of two independent physical controls that form tangible barriers to secure portable gauges from unauthorized removal whenever the portable gauges are not under the control and constant surveillance of the licensee. The primary intent of this rulemaking is to increase licensees' control of portable gauges to reduce the opportunity for unauthorized removal or theft.
Donald A. Barbour, Philotechnics; Denial of Petition for Rulemaking
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is denying a petition for rulemaking (PRM-40-28) submitted by Mr. Donald A. Barbour, Philotechnics. The petitioner requested that the NRC amend its regulations governing the domestic licensing of source material to provide clarity regarding the effective control of depleted uranium aircraft counterweights held under the exemption in 10 CFR 40.13(c)(5). The petitioner believes that this amendment should address a number of issues concerning the exemption, storage, and disposal of these devices.
Packaging and Transportation of Radioactive Material; Withdrawal of Subpart I
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is withdrawing a portion of a proposed rule (Subpart I, April 30, 2002; 67 FR 21390) that would have allowed certificate holders for dual-purpose (storage and transport) spent fuel casks, designated as Type B(DP) packages, to make certain design changes to the transportation package without prior NRC approval. The NRC is taking this action because it has received significant comments regarding the cost and complexity to implement the proposed change authority rule.