Sally Shaw; Denial of Petition for Rulemaking
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is denying a petition for rulemaking (PRM) submitted by Sally Shaw on June 23, 2006. The petition, docketed as PRM-51-11, requests that the NRC prepare a rulemaking to reconcile NUREG-1437, ``Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants'' (May 1996) (GEIS), for nuclear power plant operating license renewal applications with the National Academy of Sciences' (NAS), ``Health Risks From Exposure to Low Levels of Ionizing Radiation: Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation (BEIR) VII, Phase 2,'' Seventh Ed., 2005 report. The petitioner believes that this action is necessary because the BEIR VII report represents new and significant information on radiation standards and risk factors that must be reflected in NRC's GEIS. Although the NRC recognizes that the petition highlighted that BEIR VII contains a more refined risk assessment based on additional medical data and a better dosimetry system, the NRC is denying PRM-51-11 because it does not provide significant information or arguments that were not previously considered by the Commission.
Independent External Review Panel To Identify Vulnerabilities in the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Materials Licensing Program: Meeting Notice
NRC will convene a meeting of the Independent External Review Panel to Identify Vulnerabilities in the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC) Materials Licensing Program from January 8 through January 11, 2008. A sample of agenda items to be discussed during the public session includes: (1) The NRC's basis for classifying Category 3.5 sources; (2) Web-based Licensing; (3) National Source Tracking System; and (4) source security. A copy of the agenda for the meeting can be obtained by e-mailing Mr. Aaron T. McCraw at the contact information below. Purpose: Continue the panel's assessment of the NRC's licensing program by exploring Web-based Licensing, the National Source Tracking System, and the NRC's measures to enhance source security. Date and Time for Closed Sessions: January 11, 2008, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. This session will be closed so that NRC staff and the Review Panel can discuss safeguards information and pre-decisional information pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b (c)(3) and 5 U.S.C. 552b (c)(9)(B), respectively. Date and Time for Open Sessions: January 8, 2008, from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.; and January 9-10, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Address for Public Meeting: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Two White Flint North Building, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. Specific room locations will be indicated for each day on the agenda. Public Participation: Any member of the public who wishes to participate in the meeting should contact Mr. McCraw using the information below. Contact Information: Aaron T. McCraw, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone: (301) 415-1277.