Nuclear Regulatory Commission 2006 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Sunshine Act; Federal Register Notice
Document Number: 06-6786
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-08
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Duke Power Company LLC, Oconee Nuclear Station, Units 1, 2, and 3; Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses
Document Number: E6-12725
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-07
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E6-12723
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-07
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The NRC has recently submitted to OMB for review the following proposal for the collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). The NRC hereby informs potential respondents that an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and that a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Revision. 2. The title of the information collection: ``Nuclear Material Events Database (NMED)'' for the Collection of Event Report, Response, Analyses, and Follow-up Data on Events Involving the Use of Atomic Energy Act (AEA) Radioactive Byproduct Material. 3. The form number if applicable: N/A. 4. How often the collection is required: Agreement States are requested to provide copies of licensee material event reports electronically or by hard copy to NRC on a monthly basis or within 30 days of receipt from their licensee. In addition, Agreement States are requested to report events that may pose a significant health and safety hazard to the NRC Headquarters Operations Officer within the next working day of notification by an Agreement State licensee. 5. Who will be required or asked to report: Current Agreement States and any State receiving Agreement State status in the future. 6. An estimate of the number of responses: 741. 7. The estimated number of annual respondents: 34. 8. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 756 hours, an average of approximately 1.0 hour per response for 711 events and 1.5 additional hours for 30 significant events, for all existing Agreement State reporting. Any new Agreement State would add approximately 21 event reports (including follow-up reports) per year or 22.5 burden hours. 9. An indication of whether Section 3507(d), Pub. L. 104-13 applies: Not applicable. 10. Abstract: NRC regulations require NRC licensees to report incidents and events involving the use, transportation and security of radioactive byproduct material, and source material, such as those involving radiation overexposures, leaking or contaminated sealed source(s), release of excessive contamination of radioactive material, lost or stolen radioactive material, equipment failures, abandoned well logging sources and medical events. Agreement State licenses are also required to report these events to their individual Agreement State regulatory authorities under compatible Agreement State regulations. NRC is requesting that the Agreement States provide information to NRC on the initial notification, response actions, and follow-up investigations on events involving the use (including suspected theft or terrorist activities) of nuclear materials regulated pursuant to the Atomic Energy Act. The event information should be provided in a uniform electronic format, for assessment and identification of any facilities/site specific or generic safety concerns that could have the potential to impact public health and safety. The identification and review of safety concerns may result in lessons learned, and may also identify generic issues for further study which could result in proposals for changes or revisions to technical or regulatory designs, processes, standards, guidance or requirements. Comments and questions should be directed to the OMB reviewer listed below by September 6, 2006. Comments received after this date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but assurance of consideration cannot be given to comments received after this date.
Mr. Lawrence T. Christian, et al.; Denial of Petition for Rulemaking
Document Number: 06-6723
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-08-07
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is republishing its December 19, 2005 notice (70 FR 75085) denying a petition for rulemaking submitted by Mr. Lawrence T. Christian and 3,000 co-signers on September 4, 2002, to correct errors and clarify the NRC's regulatory position. These changes do not affect the Commission's denial of the petition. The petition was docketed by the NRC on September 23, 2002, and was assigned Docket No. PRM-50-79. The petition requests that the NRC amend its regulations regarding offsite state and local government emergency plans for nuclear power plants to ensure that all day care centers and nursery schools in the Emergency Planning Zone (EPZ) of nuclear power facilities are properly protected in the event of a radiological emergency.
Notice of Denial of License Amendment Request of FMRI, Muskogee, OK, and Opportunity To Request a Hearing
Document Number: E6-12518
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-03
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Requirements for Expanded Definition of Byproduct Material; Meeting
Document Number: E6-12517
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-08-03
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has published a proposed rule on the Requirements for the Expanded Definition of Byproduct Material (also known as the NARM rulemaking) for public comment (71 FR 42952; July 28, 2006). The public comment period runs from July 28 thru September 11, 2006. As part of the public comment process, the NRC plans to hold a transcribed public meeting to solicit comments on the proposed rule. The meeting is open to the public, and all interested parties may attend. The meeting will be held at the NRC's William Oldstead High-Level Waste Hearing Facility in Las Vegas, Nevada. During the comment period, comments may also be mailed to the NRC or submitted via fax or e-mail.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E6-12444
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-02
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The NRC has recently submitted to OMB for review the following proposal for the collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). The NRC hereby informs potential respondents that an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and that a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Revision; 2. The title of the information collection: Policy Statement on Cooperation with States at Commercial Nuclear Power Plants and Other Production or Utilization Facilities; 3. The form number if applicable: N/A; 4. How often the collection is required: On occasion, when a State wishes to observe NRC inspections or perform inspections for NRC; 5. Who will be required or asked to report: Those States interested in observing or performing inspections; 6. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 154 (50 nuclear facility + 104 materials security licensees); 7. The estimated number of annual respondents: 66 (50 nuclear facility + 16 materials security licensees); 8. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 1,540 hours (10 hours per response); 9. An indication of whether Section 3507(d), Pub. L. 104-13 applies: N/A; 10. Abstract: States wishing to enter into an agreement with NRC to observe or participate in NRC inspections at nuclear power facilities or conduct materials security inspections against NRC Orders are requested to provide certain information to the NRC to ensure close cooperation and consistency with the NRC inspection program, as specified by the Commission's Policy of Cooperation with States at Commercial Nuclear Power Plants and Other Nuclear Production or Utilization Facilities and Section 274i of the atomic Energy Act, as amended. A copy of the final supporting statement may be viewed free of charge at the NRC Public Document Room, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Room O-1 F21, Rockville, MD 20852. OMB clearance requests are available at the NRC worldwide Web site: http:// www.nrc.gov/ public-involve/doc-comment/ omb/index.html. The document will be available on the NRC home page site for 60 days after the signature date of this notice. Comments and questions should be directed to the OMB reviewer listed below by September 1, 2006. Comments received after this date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but assurance of consideration cannot be given to comments received after this date.
Notice of Issuance of Decommissioning Amendment for University of Michigan Ford Nuclear Reactor
Document Number: E6-12441
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-02
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Request for a License To Import Radioactive Waste
Document Number: E6-12369
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-01
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Federal Register Notice
Document Number: 06-6628
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-01
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
SUNSHINE FEDERAL REGISTER NOTICE
Document Number: 06-6613
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-31
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Final Regulatory Guide; Issuance, Availability
Document Number: E6-12078
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-28
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Yankee Atomic Electric Company; Yankee Nuclear Power Station; Partial Exemption
Document Number: E6-12077
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-28
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Requirements for Expanded Definition of Byproduct Material
Document Number: 06-6477
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-07-28
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing to amend its regulations to include jurisdiction over certain radium sources, accelerator-produced radioactive materials, and certain naturally occurring radioactive material, as required by the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct), which was signed into law on August 8, 2005. The EPAct expanded the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 definition of byproduct material to include any discrete source of radium-226, any material made radioactive by use of a particle accelerator, and any discrete source of naturally occurring radioactive material, other than source material, that the Commission, in consultation with other Federal officials named in the EPAct, determines would pose a similar threat to the public health and safety or the common defense and security as a discrete source of radium-226, that are extracted or converted after extraction for use for a commercial, medical, or research activity. In so doing, these materials were placed under the NRC's regulatory authority. The EPAct also mandated that the Commission, after consultation with States and other stakeholders, issue final regulations establishing requirements that the Commission determines necessary under the EPAct. This rulemaking effort is being undertaken in response to that mandate and includes significant contributions from many States that have regulated the naturally occurring and accelerator-produced radioactive material, the Organization of Agreement States, Inc., and the Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors, Inc. (CRCPD). In addition, this proposed rule was informed and guided by the CRCPD's applicable Suggested State Regulations for the Control of Radiation. Licensees and individuals who are engaged in activities involving the newly defined byproduct material in both Agreement States and non-Agreement States and United States Territories may be affected by this rulemaking.
Request for Comments on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Low Level Radioactive Waste Program; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: E6-12022
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-27
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On July 7, 2006 (71 FR 38675), the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission published a document requesting public comment on its low level radioactive waste regulatory program. The comment period for this action, which was to have closed 30 days after publication, is being extended for an additional 30 days.
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 06-6443
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-24
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E6-11515
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-20
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The NRC has recently submitted to OMB for review the following proposal for the collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). The NRC hereby informs potential respondents that an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and that a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Extension. 2. The title of the information collection: NRC Form 590, Application/Permit for Use of the Two White Flint (TWFN) Auditorium. 3. The form number if applicable: NRC Form 590. 4. How often the collection is required: Each time public use of the auditorium is requested. 5. Who will be required or asked to report: Members of the public requesting use of the NRC Auditorium. 6. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 5. 7. The estimated number of annual respondents: 5. 8. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 1.25 hours (15 minutes per request). 9. An indication of whether section 3507(d), Public Law 104-13 applies: N/A. 10. Abstract: In accordance with the Public Buildings Act of 1959, an agreement was reached between the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (MPPC), the General Services Administration (GSA), and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission that the NRC auditorium will be made available for public use. Public users of the auditorium will be required to complete NRC Form 590, Application/Permit for Use of Two White Flint North (TWFN) Auditorium. The information is needed to allow for administrative and security review and scheduling, and to make a determination that there are no anticipated problems with the requester prior to utilization of the facility. A copy of the final supporting statement may be viewed free of charge at the NRC Public Document Room, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Room O-1 F21, Rockville, MD 20852. OMB clearance requests are available at the NRC worldwide Web site: http:// www.nrc.gov/public-involve/doc-comment/omb/index.html. The document will be available on the NRC home page site for 60 days after the signature date of this notice. Comments and questions should be directed to the OMB reviewer listed below by August 21, 2006. Comments received after this date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but assurance of consideration cannot be given to comments received after this date. John A. Asalone, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (3150-0181), NEOB-10202, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20503. Comments can also be e-mailed to JohnA.Asalone@omb.eop.gov or submitted by telephone at (202) 395-4650. The NRC Clearance Officer is Brenda Jo. Shelton, 301-415-7233.
Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste; Renewal Notice
Document Number: E6-11514
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-20
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Technical Specification Improvement for Combustion Engineering Plants to Risk-Inform Requirements Regarding Conditions Leading to Exigent Plant Shutdown Using the Consolidated Line Item Improvement Process
Document Number: 06-6364
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-20
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the staff of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has prepared a model safety evaluation (SE) relating to changes in Combustion Engineering (CE) plant conditions leading to exigent plant shutdown in technical specifications (TS). The NRC staff has also prepared a model no-significant-hazards- consideration (NSHC) determination relating to this matter and a model license amendment request (LAR). The purpose of these models is to permit the NRC to efficiently process amendments that propose to adopt technical specifications changes, designated as TSTF-426, related to Topical Report WCAP-16125-NP, Revision 0 (Rev 0), September 2003 (previously CE NPSD-1208, Rev. 0), ``Justification for the Risk Informed Modifications to Selected Technical Specifications for Conditions Leading to Exigent Plant Shutdown,'' which was approved by an NRC SE dated July 9, 2004. Licensees of CE nuclear power reactors to which the models apply could then request amendments, confirming the applicability of the SE and NSHC determination to their reactors. The NRC staff is requesting comment on the model SE and model NSHC determination prior to announcing their availability for referencing in license amendment applications.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E6-11409
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-19
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The NRC has recently submitted to OMB for review the following proposal for the collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). The NRC hereby informs potential respondents that an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and that a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: DOE/NRC Form 742Revision. DOE/NRC Form 742CExtension. 2. The title of the information collection: DOE/NRC Form 742, ``Material Balance Report;'' NUREG/BR-0007, ``Instructions for the Preparation and Distribution of Material Status Reports;'' and DOE/NRC Form 742C, ``Physical Inventory Listing.'' 3. The form numbers if applicable: NRC Form 742 and NRC Form 742C. 4. How often the collection is required: DOE/NRC Forms 742 and 742C are submitted annually following a physical inventory of nuclear materials. 5. Who will be required or asked to report: Persons licensed to possess specified quantities of special nuclear or source material. 6. An estimate of the number of responses: DOE/NRC Form 742: 180 licensees. DOE/NRC Form 742C: 180 licensees. 7. An estimate of the number of annual respondents: DOE/NRC Form 742: 180 licensees. DOE/NRC Form 742C: 180 licensees. 8. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: DOE/NRC Form 742: 900 hours (5 hours per respondent.). DOE/NRC Form 742C: 1,080 hours (6 hours per respondent.). 9. An indication of whether section 3507(d), Public Law 104-13 applies: NA. 10. Abstract: Each licensee authorized to possess special nuclear material totaling more than 350 grams of contained uranium-235, uranium-233, or plutonium, or any combination thereof, are required to submit DOE/NRC Forms 742 and 742C. In addition, any licensee authorized to possess 1,000 kilograms of source material is required to submit DOE/NRC Form 742. The information is used by NRC to fulfill its responsibilities as a participant in US/IAEA Safeguards Agreement and various bilateral agreements with other countries, and to satisfy its domestic safeguards responsibilities. A copy of the final supporting statement may be viewed free of charge at the NRC Public Document Room, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Room O-1 F21, Rockville, MD 20852. OMB clearance requests are available at the NRC worldwide Web site http:// www.nrc.gov/public-involve/doc-comment/omb/index.html. The document will be available on the NRC home page site for 60 days after the signature date of this notice. Comments and questions should be directed to the OMB reviewer listed below by August 18, 2006. Comments received after this date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but assurance of consideration cannot be given to comments received after this date. John A. Asalone, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (3150-0004; -0058), NEOB-10202, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20503. Comments can also be e-mailed to JohnA.Asalone@omb.eop.gov or submitted by telephone at (202) 395-4650. The NRC Clearance Officer is Brenda Jo Shelton, (301) 415-7233.
Sunshine Act; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 06-6302
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-18
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E6-11212
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-17
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The NRC has recently submitted to OMB for review the following proposal for the collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). The NRC hereby informs potential respondents that an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and that a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Revision. 2. The title of the information collection: ``Reports Concerning Possible Non-Routine Emergency Generic Problems''. 3. The form number if applicable: N/A. 4. How often the collection is required: On occasion. 5. Who will be required or asked to report: Nuclear power reactor licensees, research and test reactors, and materials applicants and licensees. 6. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 1,032 responses (832 nuclear power reactor licensees; 200 materials applicants and licensees). 7. The estimated number of annual respondents: 204 (104 nuclear power reactor licensees; 100 materials applicants and licensees). 8. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 369,440 (349,440 for nuclear power reactor licensees [8 responses x 420 hrs/response x 104 licensees] and 20,000 for materials applicants and licensees [2 responses x 100 hrs/ response x 100 licensees]). 9. An indication of whether Section 3507(d), Pub. L. 104-13 applies: N/A 10. Abstract: NRC is requesting approval authority to collect information concerning possible non-routine generic problems which would require prompt action from NRC to preclude potential threats to public health and safety. A copy of the final supporting statement may be viewed free of charge at the NRC Public Document Room, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Room O-1 F21, Rockville, MD 20852. OMB clearance requests are available at the NRC worldwide Web site: http:// www.nrc.gov/public-involve/doc-comment/omb/index.html. The document will be available on the NRC home page site for 60 days after the signature date of this notice. Comments and questions should be directed to the OMB reviewer listed below by August 16, 2006. Comments received after this date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but assurance of consideration cannot be given to comments received after this date. John A. Asalone, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (3150- 0012), NEOB-10202, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20503. Comments can also be e-mailed to JohnA.Asalone@omb.eop.gov or submitted by telephone at (202) 395-4650. The NRC Clearance Officer is Brenda Jo. Shelton, 301-415-7233.