Relief From Fingerprinting and Criminal History Records Checks
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or Commission) is issuing new regulations to relieve certain categories of individuals from the requirement to undergo fingerprinting, identification, and criminal history records checks under section 149 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, (AEA) before being permitted unescorted access to radioactive materials or other property subject to regulation by the Commission that the Commission determines to be of such significance to the public health and safety or the common defense and security as to warrant such checks.
Revision of Fee Schedules; Fee Recovery for FY 2007
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing to amend the licensing, inspection, and annual fees charged to its applicants and licensees. The proposed amendments are necessary to implement the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990 (OBRA-90), as amended, which requires that the NRC recover approximately 90 percent of its budget authority in fiscal year (FY) 2007, less the amounts appropriated from the Nuclear Waste Fund (NWF), and for Waste Incidental to Reprocessing (WIR) and generic homeland security activities. Based on the FY 2007 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill (H.R. 5427), passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, the NRC's required fee recovery amount for the FY 2007 budget is approximately $663.7 million. After accounting for carryover and billing adjustments, the total amount to be recovered through fees is approximately $664.9 million. A final appropriation has not been enacted. Thus, the total amount that must be recovered through fees may be different once a final appropriation is enacted.