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

NRC Size Standards; Revision
Document Number: E7-15554
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-10
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing to amend the size standards it uses to qualify an NRC licensee as a small entity under the Regulatory Flexibility Act and making the same change to its annual fee rule. NRC proposes to increase the receipts-based small business size standard from $5 million to $6.5 million to conform to the standard set by the Small Business Administration (SBA). This size standard reflects the most commonly used SBA size standard for the nonmanufacturing industries. SBA adjusted this standard on January 23, 2002 (67 FR 3041) and on December 6, 2005 (70 FR 72577) to account for inflation.
Seeks Qualified Candidates for the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards
Document Number: E7-15509
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-08
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) seeks qualified candidates for the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS). Submit r[eacute]sum[eacute]s to: Ms. Angelina Chapeton, Administrative Assistant, ACRS/ACNW&M, Mail Stop T2E-26, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, or e-mail AHC@NRC.GOV.
Draft U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission FY 2007-FY 2012 Strategic Plan, NUREG-1614, Volume 4
Document Number: E7-15479
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-08
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is announcing the availability of draft NUREG-1614, Volume 4. ``U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, FY 2007-FY 2012 Strategic Plan,'' dated July 2007. The comment period on the draft strategic plan ends September 7, 2007. Comments on the draft plan are to be submitted in electronic format (Microsoft Word) using e-mail to: StratPlan@nrc.gov or mail to Chief, Rules and Directives Branch, mail Stop T6-D59, Office of Administration, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001; or faxed to: Chief, Rules and Directives Branch at (301) 415-5144.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-15301
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-07
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: 10 CFR Part 35 Medical Use of Byproduct Material. 3. The form number if applicable: N/A. 4. How often the collection is required: Reports of medical events, doses to an embryo/fetus or nursing child, or leaking sources are reportable on occurrence. A certifying entity desiring to be recognized by the NRC must submit a one-time request for recognition. 5. Who will be required or asked to report: Physicians and medical institutions holding an NRC license authorizing the administration of byproduct material or radiation therefrom to humans for medical use. 6. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 259,332 (53,346 responses from NRC Licenses + 1,862 recordkeepers and 197,235 responses from Agreement States + 6,889 recordkeepers) . 7. An estimate of the number of annual respondents: 8,751 (1,862 for NRC Licenses and 6,889 for Agreement States). 8. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 987,764 hours (251,200 for NRC Licenses and 736,564 for Agreement States). 9. An indication of whether Section 3507(d), Public Law 104-13 applies: N/A. 10. Abstract: 10 CFR Part 35, ``Medical Use of Byproduct Material,'' contains NRC's requirements and provisions for the medical use of byproduct material and for issuance of specific licenses authorizing the medical use of this material. These requirements and provisions provide for the radiation safety of workers, the general public, patients, and human research subjects. 10 CFR Part 35 contains mandatory requirements that apply to NRC licensees authorized to administer byproduct material or radiation therefrom to humans for medical use. The information in the required reports and records is used by the NRC to ensure that public health and safety is protected, and that the possession and use of byproduct material is in compliance with the license and regulatory requirements. 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, Maryland 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 6, 2007. 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. Nathan Frey, Desk Officer, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (3150-0010), NEOB-10202, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20503. Comments can also be e-mailed to NathanFrey@omb.eop.gov or submitted by telephone at (202) 395-4650. The NRC Clearance Officer is Margaret A. Janney, 301-415-7245.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-15300
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-07
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: Extension. 2. The title of the information collection: 10 CFR Part 70 Domestic Licensing of Special Nuclear Material. 3. The form number if applicable: N/A. 4. How often the collection is required: Required reports are collected and evaluated on a continuing basis as events occur. Applications for new licenses and amendments may be submitted at any time. Generally, renewal applications are submitted every ten years and for major fuel cycle facilities updates of the safety demonstration section are submitted every two years. Nuclear material control and accounting information is submitted in accordance with specified instructions. 5. Who will be required or asked to report: Applicants for and holders of specific NRC licenses to receive title to, own, acquire, deliver, receive, possess, use, or initially transfer special nuclear material. 6. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 1,256 (655 responses plus 601 recordkeepers). 7. An estimate of the number of annual respondents: 372 8. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 89,465 (81,765 reporting hours + 7,700 recordkeeping hours) or an average of 125 hours per response (81,765 reporting burden hours/655 responses) and an average of 13 hours per recordkeeper (7,700 recordkeeping burden hours/601 recordkeepers). 9. An indication of whether Section 3507(d), Public Law 04-13 applies: N/A. 10. Abstract: Part 70 establishes requirements for licenses to own, acquire, receive, possess, use, and transfer special nuclear material. The information in the applications, reports, and records is used by NRC to make licensing and other regulatory determinations concerning the use of special nuclear material. The revised estimate of burden reflects the addition of requirements for documentation for termination or transfer of licensed activities, and modifying licenses. 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, Maryland 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 6, 2007. 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. Comments can also be e-mailed to NathanFrey@omb.eop.gov or submitted by telephone at (202) 395-4650. Nathan Frey, Desk Officer, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (3150-0009), NEOB-10202, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20503. The NRC Clearance Officer is Margaret A. Janney, 301-415-7245.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-15299
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-07
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: 10 CFR Part 4, ``Nondiscrimination in Federally Assisted Commission Programs''. 3. The form number if applicable: N/A. 4. How often the collection is required: On occasion and annually. 5. Who will be required or asked to report: Recipients of Federal Financial Assistance provided by the NRC. 6. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 800 responses (600 plus 200 recordkeepers). 7. The estimated number of annual respondents: 200. 8. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 3,600 hours (3,000 hours reporting [5 hrs per response] and 600 hours recordkeeping [3 hrs per recordkeeper]). 9. An indication of whether Section 3507(d), Public Law 104-13 applies: N/A. 10. Abstract: Recipients of NRC financial assistance provide data to demonstrate assurance to NRC that they are in compliance with non- discrimination regulations and policies. 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 6, 2007. 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. Comments can also be e-mailed to NathanFrey@omb.eop.gov or submitted by telephone at (202) 395-4650. Nathan Frey, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (3150-0053), NEOB-10202, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20503. The NRC Clearance Officer is Margaret A. Janney, (301) 415-7245.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 07-3860
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-07
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: E7-15190
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-06
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: NRC Form 4, ``Cumulative Occupational Dose History'' and NRC Form 5, ``Occupational Exposure Record for a Monitoring Period''. 3. The form number if applicable: NRC Form 4 (3150-0005) and NRC Form 5 (3150-0006). 4. How often the collection is required: NRC Form 4: Occasionally; NRC Form 5: Annually. 5. Who is required or asked to report: NRC licensees who are required to comply with 10 CFR part 20. 6. An estimate of the number of annual responses: NRC Form 4: 20,024 (19,822 from reactor sites and 202 from material licensees) and NRC Form 5: 172,419 (160,701 from reactor sites and 11,718 from material licensees. 7. The estimated number of annual respondents: NRC Form 4: 218 (104 from reactor sites and 114 from materials licensees) and NRC Form 5: 4,212 (104 reactor sites and 114 materials licensees, plus an additional 3,994 materials licensees recordkeepers). 8. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: NRC Form 4: 10,012 hours on an average of 0.5 hours per response; NRC Form 5: 65,618 hours (56,898 hours for recordkeeping on an average of 0.33 hours per record and 8,720 hours for reporting on an average of 40 hours per licensee). 9. An indication of whether Section 3507(d), Public Law 104-13 applies: N/A. 10. Abstract: NRC Form 4 is used to record the summary of an individual's cumulative occupational radiation dose up to and including the current year to ensure that the dose does not exceed regulatory limits. NRC Form 5 is used to record and report the results of individual monitoring for occupational radiation exposure during a one-year (calendar year) period to ensure regulatory compliance with annual radiation dose limits. 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 5, 2007. 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. Nathan Frey, Desk Officer, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (3150-0005 and 3150-0006), NEOB-10202, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20503. Comments can also be e-mailed to Nathan.Frey@omb.eop.gov or submitted by telephone at (202) 395-4650. The NRC Clearance Officer is Margaret A. Janney, 301-415-7245.
Interlocutory Review of Rulings on Requests by Potential Parties for Access to Sensitive Unclassified Non-Safeguards Information and Safeguards Information; Reopening of Public Comment Period and Notice of Availability of Proposed Procedures for Comment
Document Number: E7-15189
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-06
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or Commission) is reopening the public comment period for an additional 30 days on a proposed rule published on June 11, 2007. The NRC is also making available for comment proposed procedures that would allow potential parties to NRC adjudications, as well as their representatives, to gain access to Sensitive Unclassified Non-Safeguards Information (SUNSI) or Safeguards Information (SGI).
Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; New Routine Use
Document Number: E7-15082
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-03
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) proposes to adopt a new routine use that will apply to all of its systems of records allowing disclosure to appropriate persons and entities for purposes of response and remedial efforts in the event that there has been a breach of data contained in the systems. This routine use will facilitate an effective response to a confirmed or suspected breach by permitting disclosure to those individuals affected by the breach, as well as to others who are in a position to assist in the NRC's response efforts, either by assisting in notification to affected individuals or by otherwise playing a role in preventing, minimizing, or remedying harm from the breach.
NUREG-1556, Volume 9, Revision 2, “Consolidated Guidance About Materials Licenses Program-Specific Guidance About Medical Use Licenses; Draft Guidance Document for Comment
Document Number: E7-15049
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-02
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has amended 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 these radioactive materials. Subsequently, these radioactive materials were placed under NRC's regulatory authority. NRC is revising its regulations to provide a regulatory framework that includes these newly added radioactive materials. See SECY-07-0062, ``Final Rule: Requirements for Expanded Definition of Byproduct Material,'' dated April 3, 2007, for information on that rulemaking. Two licensing guidance documents in the NUREG-1556 series are being revised along with these new regulations to provide guidance related to the new requirements: (1) NUREG-1556, Volume 13, Revision 1, ``Consolidated Guidance About Materials LicensesProgram-Specific Guidance About Commercial Radiopharmacy Licenses,'' and (2) NUREG-1556, Volume 9, Revision 2, ``Consolidated Guidance About Materials LicensesProgram Specific Guidance About Medical Use Licenses.'' A new volume in the NUREG-1556 series has also been developed to address the production of radioactive material using an accelerator. This NUREG is entitled NUREG-1556, Volume 21, ``Consolidated Guidance About Materials LicensesProgram-Specific Guidance About Possession Licenses for Production of Radioactive Material Using an Accelerator.'' This notice is announcing the availability of one of these three licensing guidance documents for public comment: NUREG-1556, Volume 9, Revision 2. The other two NUREGs were previously noticed for public comment: (1) NUREG-1556, Volume 13, Revision 1, on July 3, 2007 (72 FR 36526), and (2) NUREG-1556, Volume 21, on May 29, 2007 (72 FR 29555).
Tennessee Valley Authority; Notice of Withdrawal of Application for Amendment to Facility Operating License
Document Number: E7-15047
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-02
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In the Matter of University of Pittsburgh; Confirmatory Order (Effective Immediately)
Document Number: E7-15046
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-02
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Clarification to Regulatory Guide 1.200, Revision 1
Document Number: E7-15036
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-02
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Request for a License To Import Radioactive Waste
Document Number: E7-14931
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-01
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes; Meeting Notice
Document Number: E7-14884
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-01
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission will convene a public teleconference meeting of the Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes (ACMUI) on August 15, 2007. The topic of the discussion will be ``Increased Controls: Fingerprinting Orders.'' Purpose: Discuss information related to increased controls and fingerprinting orders as this subject relates to medical licensees.
Regulatory Guide: Issuance, Availability
Document Number: E7-14863
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-01
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Request for a License To Export Radioactive Waste
Document Number: E7-14862
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-01
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Application for a License To Export High-Enriched Uranium
Document Number: E7-14861
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-01
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions