Nuclear Regulatory Commission June 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Governors' Designees Receiving Advance Notification of Transportation of Nuclear Waste
Document Number: E7-12634
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-29
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Electronic Distribution Initiative Pilot Program
Document Number: E7-12563
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-28
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Draft Regulatory Guide: Issuance, Availability
Document Number: E7-12562
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-28
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Guidance for Electronic Submissions to the NRC; Report Available for Comment
Document Number: E7-12548
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-28
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission currently has three separate documents providing guidance to the public on how to submit documents electronically to the agency. The NRC has consolidated these documents into one guidance document and is issuing it for public comment. This guidance contains a new chapter providing guidance for Combined License Application (COLA) submittals. Its provisions pertaining to electronic filings in adjudications (other than the high level waste repository licensing proceeding and the Vogtle early site permit proceeding) are not to be used until the Commission issues its final rule on the subject.
Conforming Administrative Changes
Document Number: E7-12423
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-06-27
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is making conforming changes to citations in the regulatory text. This action is necessary to inform the public of these conforming changes to NRC regulations.
Organization of Agreement States, Petition for Rulemaking, Meeting
Document Number: E7-12421
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-06-27
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has received a petition for rulemaking dated November 3, 2005, which was filed with the Commission by Barbara Hamrick, Chair, Organization of Agreement States (OAS). The petition was docketed by the NRC on November 16, 2005, and has been assigned docket number PRM-34-06. The petitioner requests that the NRC amend its regulations to require that an individual receive at least 40 hours of radiation safety training before using sources of radiation for industrial radiography, by revising the requirements for at least two qualified individuals to be present at a temporary job site, and by clarifying how many individuals are required to meet surveillance requirements. The petitioner also requests that NUREG-1556, Volume 2, be revised to reflect the proposed amendments. As part of the petition for rulemaking review process, the NRC will hold a transcribed public meeting with the petitioner to obtain information about two specific issues relative to the petition. The meeting is open to the public and all interested parties may participate.
Final Regulatory Guide: Issuance, Availability
Document Number: E7-12346
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-26
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Federal Register Notice
Document Number: 07-3144
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-26
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: Draft NRC Staff Assessment of a Proposed Agreement Between the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Document Number: 07-3072
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-25
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
By letter dated November 9, 2006, Governor Edward G. Rendell of Pennsylvania requested that the U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or Commission) enter into an Agreement with the Commonwealth as authorized by Section 274 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (Act). Under the proposed Agreement, the Commission would give up, and Pennsylvania would take over, portions of the Commission's regulatory authority exercised within the Commonwealth. As required by the Act, the NRC is publishing the proposed Agreement for public comment. The NRC is also publishing the summary of an assessment by the NRC staff of the Pennsylvania regulatory program. Comments are requested on the proposed Agreement, especially its effect on public health and safety. Comments are also requested on the draft NRC staff assessment, the adequacy of the Pennsylvania program, and the Commonwealth's program staff, as discussed in this notice. The proposed Agreement would release (exempt) persons who possess or use certain radioactive materials in Pennsylvania from portions of the Commission's regulatory authority. The Act requires that the NRC publish those exemptions. Notice is hereby given that the pertinent exemptions have been previously published in the Federal Register and are codified in the Commission's regulations as 10 CFR Part 150.
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards Subcommittee Meeting on Planning and Procedures; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E7-12125
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-22
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
NUREG/CR-6931 Volume 1, “CAROLFIRE Test Report Volume 1: General Test Descriptions and the Analysis of Circuit Response Data, Draft for Public Comment,” and NUREG/CR-6931 Volume 2, “CAROLFIRE Test Report Volume 2: Cable Fire Response Data for Fire Model Improvement, Draft for Public Comment-Revision 1”; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: E7-12116
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-22
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On June 1, 2007 (72 FR 30645), the NRC published a notice of availability and request for public comment on NUREG/CR-6931 Volume 1, ``CAROLFIRE Test Report Volume 1: General Test Descriptions and the Analysis of Circuit Response Data, Draft for Public Comment,'' and NUREG/CR-6931 Volume 2, ``CAROLFIRE Test Report Volume 2: Cable Fire Response Data for Fire Model Improvement, Draft for Public Comment Revision 1.'' The public comment period originally closed on July 16, 2007. This document extends the comment period to July 31, 2007.
Meetings: Reactor Safeguards Advisory Committee
Document Number: E7-12016
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-21
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Carolina Power & Light Company; Notice of Issuance of Director's Decision Under 10 CFR 2.206
Document Number: E7-11814
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-19
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Proposed Generic Communication; Managing Gas Intrusion in Emergency Core Cooling, Decay Heat Removal, and Containment Spray Systems
Document Number: C7-2557
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-19
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 07-3033
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-19
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of License Termination and Release of the SC Holdings, Inc. Site in Bay City, MI for Unrestricted Use
Document Number: E7-11710
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-18
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Administrative Changes
Document Number: E7-11708
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-06-18
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending its regulations to update a telephone number for the Office of Information Services and an NRC Web site location. This document is necessary to inform the public of these changes to the NRC's regulations.
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: Draft NRC Staff Assessment of a Proposed Agreement Between the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Document Number: E7-11697
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-18
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
By letter dated November 9, 2006, Governor Edward G. Rendell of Pennsylvania requested that the U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or Commission) enter into an Agreement with the Commonwealth as authorized by Section 274 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (Act). Under the proposed Agreement, the Commission would give up, and Pennsylvania would take over, portions of the Commission's regulatory authority exercised within the Commonwealth. As required by the Act, the NRC is publishing the proposed Agreement for public comment. The NRC is also publishing the summary of an assessment by the NRC staff of the Pennsylvania regulatory program. Comments are requested on the proposed Agreement, especially its effect on public health and safety. Comments are also requested on the draft NRC staff assessment, the adequacy of the Pennsylvania program, and the Commonwealth's program staff, as discussed in this notice. The proposed Agreement would release (exempt) persons who possess or use certain radioactive materials in Pennsylvania from portions of the Commission's regulatory authority. The Act requires that the NRC publish those exemptions. Notice is hereby given that the pertinent exemptions have been previously published in the Federal Register and are codified in the Commission's regulations as 10 CFR part 150.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-11513
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-14
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The NRC is preparing a submittal to OMB for review of continued approval of information collections under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Information pertaining to the requirement to be submitted: 1. The title of the information collection: 10 CFR Part 19, ``Notices, Instructions, and Reports to Workers: Inspection and Investigations''. 2. Current OMB approval number: OMB No. 3150-0044. 3. How often the collection is required: As necessary in order that adequate and timely reports of radiation exposure be made to individuals involved in NRC-licensed activities. 4. Who is required or asked to report: Licensees authorized to receive, possess, use, or transfer material licensed by the NRC. 5. The number of annual respondents: 4,650. 6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 35,674 hours (4,553 reporting [approximately 0.98 hours per response] and 31,121 recordkeeping [approximately 6.7 hours per recordkeeper]). 7. Abstract: Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 19, requires licensees to advise workers on an annual basis of any radiation exposure they may have received as a result of NRC-licensed activities or when certain conditions are met. These conditions apply during termination of the worker's employment, at the request of a worker, former worker, or when the worker's employer (the NRC licensee) must report radiation exposure information on the worker to the NRC. Part 19 also establishes requirements for instructions by licensees to individuals participating in licensed activities and options available to these individuals in connection with Commission inspections of licensees to ascertain compliance with the provisions of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, Title II of the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974, and regulations, orders and licenses thereunder regarding radiological working conditions. The worker should be informed of the radiation dose he or she receives because: (a) That information is needed by both a new employer and the individual when the employee changes jobs in the nuclear industry; (b) the individual needs to know the radiation dose received as a result of an accident or incident (if this dose is in excess of the 10 CFR Part 20 limits) so that he or she can seek counseling about future work involving radiation, medical attention, or both, as desired; and (c) since long-term exposure to radiation may be an adverse health factor, the individual needs to know whether the accumulated dose is being controlled within NRC limits. The worker also needs to know about health risks from occupational exposure to radioactive materials or radiation, precautions or procedures to minimize exposure, worker responsibilities and options to report any licensee conditions which may lead to or cause a violation of Commission regulations, and individual radiation exposure reports which are available to him. Submit, by August 13, 2007, comments that address the following questions: 1. Is the proposed collection of information necessary for the NRC to properly perform its functions? Does the information have practical utility? 2. Is the burden estimate accurate? 3. Is there a way to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected? 4. How can the burden of the information collection be minimized, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology? A copy of the draft 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 about the information collection requirements may be directed to the NRC Clearance Officer, Margaret A. Janney (T-5 F52), U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, by telephone at 301-415-7245, or by Internet electronic mail to INFOCOLLECTS@NRC.GOV.
Notice of Location Change for Public Meeting for Fuel Cycle Facilities
Document Number: E7-11510
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-14
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-11301
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-12
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The NRC is preparing a submittal to OMB for review of continued approval of information collections under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Information pertaining to the requirement to be submitted: 1. The title of the information collection: NRC Form 327, Special Nuclear Material (SNM) and Source Material (SM) Physical Inventory Summary Report, and NUREG/BR-0096, Instructions and Guidance for Completing Physical Inventory Summary Reports. 2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0139. 3. How often the collection is required: The frequency of reporting corresponds to the frequency of required inventories, which depends essentially on the strategic significance of the SNM covered by the particular license. Certain licensees possessing strategic SNM are required to report inventories every 6 months. Licensees possessing SNM of moderate strategic significance must report every 9 months in accordance with the revised regulation in 10 CFR part 74.43. Licensees possessing SNM of low strategic significance must report annually, except two licensees must report their dynamic inventories every 2 months and a static inventory on an annual basis. 4. Who is required or asked to report: Fuel facility licensees possessing special nuclear material. 5. The number of annual respondents: 9. 6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 100 hours (an average of approximately 4 hours per response for 25 responses). 7. Abstract: NRC Form 327 is submitted by fuel facility licensees to account for special nuclear material. The data is used by NRC to assess licensee material control and accounting programs and to confirm the absence of (or detect the occurrence of) special nuclear material theft or diversion. NUREG/BR-0096 provides specific guidance and instructions for completing the form in accordance with the requirements appropriate for a particular licensee. Submit, by August 13, 2007, comments that address the following questions: 1. Is the proposed collection of information necessary for the NRC to properly perform its functions? Does the information have practical utility? 2. Is the burden estimate accurate? 3. Is there a way to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected? 4. How can the burden of the information collection be minimized, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology? A copy of the draft 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 about the information collection requirement may be directed to the NRC Clearance Officer, Margaret A. Janney (T-5 F52), U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, by telephone at 301-415-7245, or by Internet electronic mail to INFOCOLLECTS@NRC.GOV.
Sunshine Federal Register Notice
Document Number: 07-2926
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-12
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Draft Statement of Policy on Conduct of New Reactor Licensing Proceedings
Document Number: E7-11264
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-11
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or the Commission) is considering adopting a statement of policy concerning the conduct of new reactor licensing adjudicatory proceedings in view of the anticipated receipt of a number of applications for combined licenses for nuclear power reactors expected to be filed within the next two years. This draft policy statement is being issued for public comment.
Shaw Areva Mox Services; Establishment of Atomic Safety and Licensing Board
Document Number: E7-11196
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-11
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Interlocutory Review of Rulings on Requests by Potential Parties for Access to Sensitive Unclassified Non-Safeguards Information and Safeguards Information
Document Number: 07-2884
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-06-11
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or Commission) is proposing to amend its regulations to provide for expedited (and in this case, ``interlocutory'') review by the Commission of orders on requests by potential parties for access to certain sensitive unclassified non-safeguards information (SUNSI) and Safeguards Information (SGI).
Notice of Availability-Consideration of Terrorist Acts on the Proposed Pa'ina Hawaii, LLC Irradiator in Honolulu, HI
Document Number: E7-11108
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-08
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing a supplement to a recently published draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Pa'ina Hawaii, LLC license application, dated June 27, 2005. The draft EA was previously issued for public review and comment on December 28, 2006 (71 FR 78231) as part of the NRC's decision-making process on whether to issue a license to Pa'ina, pursuant to Title 10 of the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations Part 36, ``Licenses and Radiation Safety Requirements for Irradiators.'' This supplemental appendix to the draft EA presents the staff's consideration of terrorist acts at the proposed irradiator. The staff is also providing the public an opportunity to comment as described below. The draft EA and this supplement are available on the NRC's Web site: http://www.nrc.gov/materials.html by selecting ``Pa'ina Irradiator'' in the Quick Links box. Copies are also available by contacting Matthew Blevins as noted below.
PPL Susquehanna LLC; Establishment of Atomic Safety and Licensing Board
Document Number: E7-11008
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-07
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Carolina Power & Light Company; Establishment of Atomic Safety and Licensing Board
Document Number: E7-11004
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-07
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Availability; Draft NUREG-1574, Revision 2, “Standard Review Plan on Transfer and Amendment of Antitrust License Conditions and Antitrust Enforcement”
Document Number: E7-10945
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-07
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The NRC is seeking public comment on draft NUREG-1574, Revision 2, entitled ``Standard Review Plan on Transfer and Amendment of Antitrust License Conditions and Antitrust Enforcement.'' This standard review plan (SRP) documents procedures and guidance to be used by the staff to analyze license transfer applications and license amendment applications involving existing antitrust license conditions, to report to the Attorney General information indicating that a licensee's use of atomic energy appears to have violated the antitrust laws, and to take appropriate enforcement action for a licensee's violation of its antitrust license conditions. Because the SRP describes internal agency procedures and is based on existing Commission guidance in this area, the SRP is being published for interim use. However, the Commission is inviting public comment on the SRP and is interested in possible improvements to it. Public comments will be considered in evaluating the NRC review process in this area.
Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste and Materials Meeting on Planning and Procedures; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E7-10861
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-06
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions