Nuclear Regulatory Commission 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Draft Supplements to Revision 9 of NUREG-1021, “Operator Licensing Examination Standards for Power Reactors,” and to Revision 2 of NUREG-1122 [and -1123] “Knowledge and Abilities Catalog for Nuclear Power Plant Operators: Pressurized [Boiling] Water Reactors”
Document Number: E7-9848
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-22
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued for public comment draft supplements to Revision 9 of NUREG-1021, ``Operator Licensing Examination Standards for Power Reactors,'' and to Revision 2 of NUREG-1122 [and -1123] ``Knowledge and Abilities Catalog for Nuclear Power Plant Operators: Pressurized [Boiling] Water Reactors.'' These NUREGs provide policy and guidance for the development, administration, and grading of examinations used for licensing operators at nuclear power plants pursuant to the Commission's regulations in 10 CFR Part 55, ``Operators'' Licenses.'' NUREG-1021 also provides guidance for maintaining operators' licenses, and for the NRC to conduct requalification examinations, when necessary. The draft supplement to Revision 9 of NUREG-1021 includes a number of minor changes that are intended to: (1) Clarify licensed operator medical requirements, including the use of prescription medications; (2) clarify the use of surrogate operators during dynamic simulator scenarios; (3) clarify the selection process for generic knowledge and ability (K/A) statements; (4) qualify the NRC review of post- examination comments; (5) provide additional guidance for maintaining an active license (watchstander proficiency) and license reactivation; and (6) conform with proposed updates to NUREGs-1122 and -1123, which are concurrently available for public comment. The proposed changes are summarized in the Record of Proposed Changes, and identified by highlight/redline and strikeouts. The draft supplements to NUREGs-1122 and -1123 propose to reword and reorganize Section 2, ``Generic Knowledge and Abilities,'' and add a new K/A topic to Section 4, ``Emergency/Abnormal Plant Evolutions,'' to address generator voltage and electric grid disturbances. The proposed changes are summarized in the Record of Changes, and identified by highlight/redline and strikeouts. Availability: The draft supplements are available electronically via the NRC's Public Electronic Reading Room (http://www.nrc.gov/ public-involve/doc-comment.html) and in the NRC's Public Document Room located at 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland. If you do not have electronic access to NRC documents, single copies of the draft supplements are available upon request, by contacting David S. Muller by phone at (301) 415-1412 or by e-mail at dsm3@nrc.gov.
Sunshine Act Notice
Document Number: 07-2559
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-22
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Emergency Preparedness Policies Developed for Nuclear Materials Facilities
Document Number: E7-9714
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-21
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending its regulations that govern organization and functions of NRC offices. This action is necessary to clarify emergency preparedness program responsibilities of the Office of Nuclear Security and Incident Response. The current limiting reference of ``nuclear reactors'' will be replaced with the phrase ``nuclear facilities.''
Emergency Preparedness Policies Developed for Nuclear Materials Facilities
Document Number: E7-9713
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-05-21
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing to amend its regulations that govern organization and functions of NRC offices. This action is necessary to clarify emergency preparedness program responsibilities of the Office of Nuclear Security and Incident Response. The current limiting reference of ``nuclear reactors'' would be replaced with the phrase ``nuclear facilities.''
Regulatory Guide Update Prioritization
Document Number: E7-9658
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-18
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is currently reviewing and updating numerous guides in the agency's Regulatory Guide (RG) Series. This series has been developed to describe and make available to the public methods that are acceptable to the NRC staff for implementing specific parts of the NRC's regulations, techniques that the staff uses in evaluating specific problems or postulated accidents, and data that the staff needs in its review of applications for license amendments, permits, and licenses. The purpose of the ongoing review and update of the NRC's RGs is to ensure that the RGs contain complete, accurate, and current guidance for use by licensees and prospective applicants. The established regulatory guidance (as set forth in establishing new and revised RGs) provides a consistent approach for the staff to ensure that the regulatory requirements are met and thereby continue to protect the health and safety of the public and the environment. The NRC reviewed all of the approximately 480 RGs and draft RGs (DGs) to determine those that needed to be revised or developed. This resulted in categorizing the RGs and DGs into five groups. The first group contains approximately 30 RGs that needed to be revised or developed by March 2007 to support anticipated new reactor licensing activities later this year. The second group includes RGs that are planned to be revised or developed, and published by December 2008. The third group contains RGs that are planned to be revised or developed, and published by December 2009. The fourth group includes RGs that will be considered for withdrawal. The fifth group contains all remaining RGs that are not planned to be updated by December 2009. The lists of RGs for each of these five groups, including publication schedules and public comment periods, can be found at the NRC's Electronic Reading Room on the agency's public Web site at http:/ /www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/reg-guides/ and in the Agencywide Document Access and Management System (ADAMS) at ML071230154. The RG status information on the NRC's Web site will be updated periodically. Discussion: Through the years, the NRC has established 10 broad divisions of RGs. RGs in all 10 divisions were considered for updating under this program. The RG divisions can be found at the NRC's Electronic Reading Room on the agency's public Web site at www.nrc.gov/ reading-rm/doc-collections/reg-guides/ and are as follows: Division 1, Power Reactors Division 2, Research and Test Reactors Division 3, Fuels and Materials Facilities Division 4, Environmental and Siting Division 5, Materials and Plant Protection Division 6, Products Division 7, Transportation Division 8, Occupational Health Division 9, Antitrust and Financial Review Division 10, General Solicitation of Comments and Dates: The NRC is soliciting comments on the NRC's proposed prioritization of the groups 2, 3, 4 and 5 RGs. Specifically, comments are solicited for the following questions. Each comment should include supporting basis or rationale to enable the staff to fully understand the point of view being provided. 1. Which, if any, RGs identified as group 3 need to be developed or revised sooner, and thus, should be in group 2? 2. Which, if any, RGs identified as group 2 should not be developed or revised until after some other action is taken, and thus, should be in group 3? 3. Which, if any, RGs identified as groups 2, 3 and 5 are no longer useful or the guidelines are adequately addressed elsewhere and should be withdrawn (added to group 4)? (If the guidelines are addressed elsewhere, please state specifically where they are located.) 4. Which, if any, RGs that are not identified as group 2 or 3 need to be developed or revised by December 2009? (Please include specific reasons.) 5. Which, if any, RGs identified in group 4 should not be considered for withdrawal? (Please provide specific examples which demonstrate the need to maintain the RG.) Comments are requested within 30 days from the date of this Federal Register notice. The list of the RGs in each group and by division can be found at the NRC's Electronic Reading Room on the agency's public Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/reg-guides/. The RG status information on the NRC's Web site will be updated periodically. Comment Procedures: Comments should be accompanied by relevant information or supporting data. Please mention RG Prioritization in the subject line of your comments. Comments submitted in writing or in electronic form will be made available to the public in their entirety through the NRC's ADAMS. Personal information will not be removed from your comments. You may submit comments by any one of the following methods: Mail comments to Rulemaking, Directives and Editing Branch, Office of Administration, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001 (MS T-6 D59). Hand-deliver comments to Rulemaking, Directives and Editing Branch, Office of Administration, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852, between 7:30 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. on Federal workdays. Fax comments to Rulemaking, Directives and Editing Branch, Office of Administration, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, at (301) 415-5144. E-mail comments to NRCREP@nrc.gov. Submit comments via the NRC's rulemaking Web site at http://ruleforum.llnl.gov. Contact Information: Comments and questions about our rulemaking website should be addressed to Carol A. Gallagher at (301) 415-5905 or by e-mail to CAG@nrc.gov. Contact information for use in submitting comments is provided in the section on Comment Procedures. Comments or questions about the NRC's revision of regulatory guides should be addressed to Jimi T. Yerokun at (301) 415-0585 or by e-mail to JTY@nrc.gov.
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards; Meeting Notice
Document Number: E7-9650
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-18
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-9646
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-18
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 4, ``Nondiscrimination in Federally Assisted Commission Programs''. 2. Current OMB approval number: OMB No. 3150-0053. 3. How often the collection is required: On occasion and annually. 4. Who is required or asked to report Recipients of Federal Financial Assistance provided by the NRC (including Agreement States, Educational Institutions and Other Nonprofit Organizations). 5. The number of annual respondents: 200. 6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 3,600 hours (3,000 hrs for reporting or 5 hours per response/ 3 responses per year and 600 hours for recordkeeping or 3 hours per recordkeeper). 7. Abstract: Recipients of NRC financial assistance provide data to demonstrate assurance to NRC that they are in compliance with non- discrimination regulations and policies. Submit, by July 17, 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-9613
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-18
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 70 Domestic Licensing of Special Nuclear Material. 2. Current OMB approval number: OMB No. 3150-0009. 3. 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. 4. Who is 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. 5. The number of annual respondents: 1,256 (655 plus 601 recordkeepers). 6. The 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). 7. 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. Submit, by July 17, 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-9607
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-18
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 34 Licenses for Radiography and Radiation Safety Requirements for Radiographic Operations. 2. Current OMB approval number: OMB No. 3150-0007. 3. How often the collection is required: Applications for new licenses and amendments may be submitted at any time. Applications for renewal are submitted every 10 years. Reports are submitted as events occur. 4. Who is required or asked to report: Applicants for and holders of specific licenses authorizing the use of licensed radioactive material for radiography. 5. The number of annual respondents: 253 (55 NRC licensees and 198 Agreement State licensees). 6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 199,176 hours. The NRC licensees total burden is 43,397 hours (72 reporting hrs [an average of 1.2 hours per response] plus 43,325 recordkeeping hrs [an average of 383 hours per recordkeeper]). The Agreement State licensees total burden is 155,728 hours (269 reporting hrs [an average of 1.4 hour per response] plus 155,459 recordkeeping hrs [an average of 382 hours per recordkeeper]). 7. Abstract: 10 CFR Part 34 establishes radiation safety requirements for the use of radioactive material in industrial radiography. The information in the applications, reports and records is used by the NRC staff to ensure that the health and safety of the public is protected and that licensee possession and use of source and byproduct material is in compliance with license and regulatory requirements. Submit, by July 17, 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 .
Geologic Repository Operations Area Security and Material Control and Accounting Requirements
Document Number: E7-9520
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-05-17
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is making available preliminary draft rule language to amend its regulations to revise the security requirements and material control and accounting (MC&A) requirements for a geologic repository operations area (GROA). The goal of this rulemaking is to ensure effective security measures are in place for the protection of high-level radioactive waste given the post-September 11, 2001, threat environment. New requirements for specific training enhancements, improved access authorization, and enhancements to defensive strategies will be incorporated. The proposed rule will reinstate the alcohol and drug provisions of the fitness-for- duty provisions to a GROA. The proposed rule will also impose the fatigue portion of the fitness-for-duty requirements for the security personnel at a GROA. The proposed rule will establish general performance objectives and corresponding system capabilities for the GROA MC&A program, with a focus on strengthening, streamlining, and consolidating all MC&A regulations specific to a GROA. In addition, the proposed rule will require the emergency plan to address radiological emergencies. The availability of the preliminary draft rule language is intended to inform stakeholders of the current status of the NRC's activities, but the NRC is not soliciting formal public comments on the information at this time.
Sunshine Federal Register Notice
Document Number: 07-2467
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-17
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Access Authorization Fees
Document Number: E7-9415
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-16
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending the agency access authorization fees charged to licensees for work performed under the Material Access Authorization Program (MAAP) and the Information Access Authority Program (IAAP). The amended cost is due to an increase of the review time for each application for access authorization. The formula for calculating fees remains the same as based on current Office of Personnel Management (OPM) billing rates for personnel background investigations. The formula is designed to recover the full cost of processing a request for access authorization from the licensee. The use of the fee assessment formula tied to current OPM billing rates eliminates the need for the NRC to update its access authorization fee schedules through regular rulemakings.
Application To Amend a License To Export a Utilization Facility
Document Number: E7-9414
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-16
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards Subcommittee Meeting on Planning and Procedures; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E7-9309
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-15
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS) Subcommittee Meeting on Thermal-Hydraulic Phenomena; Revised
Document Number: E7-9308
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-15
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Holding the Meetings: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Document Number: 07-2402
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-15
Agency: Sunshine Act Federal Register Notice, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
State of California; Receipt of Petition for Rulemaking
Document Number: E7-9211
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-05-14
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is publishing for public comment a notice of receipt of a petition for rulemaking, dated March 16, 2007, which was filed with the NRC by Edmund G. Brown, Jr., Attorney General for the State of California. The petition was docketed by the NRC on March 21, 2007, and has been assigned Docket No. PRM-51- 12. The petitioner requests that NRC rescind its regulations that declare the potential environmental effects of the approval, construction, and operation of high-density pool storage of spent nuclear fuel are not and cannot be significant for purposes of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and NEPA analysis; adopt and issue a generic determination that approval of such storage at a nuclear power plant or any other facility does constitute a major Federal action that may have a significant effect on the human environment; and order that no NRC licensing decision that approves high-density pool storage of spent nuclear fuel at a nuclear power plant or other storage facility may issue without the prior adoption and certification of an environmental impact statement (EIS) that complies with NEPA in all respects, including full identification, analysis, and disclosure of the potential environmental effects of such storage, including the potential for accidental or deliberately caused release of radioactive products to the environment, whether by accident or through acts of terrorism, as well as full and adequate discussion of potential mitigation for such effects, and full discussion of an adequate array or alternatives to the proposed storage project.
Multi-Agency Radiation Survey and Assessment of Materials and Equipment Manual
Document Number: 07-2362
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-14
Agency: Department of Energy, Environmental Protection Agency, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions, Department of Defense
On January 16, 2007 (72 FR 1708) the Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Energy (DOE), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) announced for public comment the availability of a draft document, entitled the ``Multi-Agency Radiation Survey and Assessment of Materials and Equipment Manual'' (MARSAME). A 90-day comment period was provided for the draft MARSAME that expired on April 16, 2007. A request for an extension to the comment period has been received from several stakeholders. The comment period for the draft manual has been reopened for an additional 30 days.
Order Imposing Fingerprinting and Criminal History Records Check Requirements for Unescorted Access to All Research and Test Reactor Licensees Identified in Attachment 1 (Effective Immediately); Correction
Document Number: E7-9122
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-11
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This document corrects a notice appearing in the Federal Register on May 4, 2007 (72 FR 25337). This action is necessary to publish an attachment that was inadvertently omitted.
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: NAC-MPC Revision 5
Document Number: E7-9008
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-10
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending its regulations revising the NAC International, Inc., NAC-Multi-Purpose Canister (MPC) system listing within the ``List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks'' to include Amendment No. 5 to Certificate of Compliance (CoC) Number 1025. Amendment No. 5 will modify the CoC by revising the Technical Specifications (TS) to incorporate changes to the reporting and monitoring requirements to allow for visual inspection of the air inlet and outlet vents instead of thermal monitoring, revising the TS to incorporate guidance from NRC Interim Staff Guidance-22 and replace all references to backfilling the cask with air to backfilling with inert gas, revising the CoC description to remove the requirement for tamper-indicating devices on the Vertical Concrete Casks, and including several editorial changes to improve the clarity of the documents associated with the NAC-MPC system, under the general provisions that govern licensing requirements for the independent storage of spent nuclear fuel, high level radioactive waste, and reactor-related greater than Class C waste.
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: NAC-MPC Revision 5
Document Number: E7-9007
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-05-10
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing to amend its regulations revising the NAC International, Inc., NAC-Multi-Purpose Canister (MPC) system listing within the ``List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks'' to include Amendment No. 5 to Certificate of Compliance (CoC) Number 1025. Amendment No. 5 would modify the CoC by revising the Technical Specifications (TS) to incorporate changes to the reporting and monitoring requirements to allow for visual inspection of the air inlet and outlet vents instead of thermal monitoring, revising the TS to incorporate guidance from NRC Interim Staff Guidance-22 and replace all references to backfilling the cask with air to backfilling with inert gas, revising the CoC description to remove the requirement for tamper-indicating devices on the Vertical Concrete Casks, and including several editorial changes to improve the clarity of the documents associated with the NAC-MPC system, under the general provisions that govern licensing requirements for the independent storage of spent nuclear fuel, high level radioactive waste, and reactor-related greater than Class C waste.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-9006
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-10
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 39 Licenses and Radiation Safety Requirements for Well Logging. 2. Current OMB approval number: OMB No. 3150-0130. 3. How often the collection is required: Applications for new licenses and amendments may be submitted at any time. Applications for renewal are submitted every 10 years. Reports are submitted as events occur. 4. Who is required or asked to report: Applicants for and holders of specific licenses authorizing the use of licensed radioactive material for radiography. 5. The number of annual respondents: 170 (37 NRC licensees and 133 Agreement State licensees). 6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 36,890 hours. The NRC licensees total burden is 8,037 hours (116 reporting hrs plus 7,921 recordkeeping hrs). The Agreement State licensees total burden is 28,853 hours (423 reporting hrs plus 28,430 recordkeeping hrs). The average burden per response for both NRC licensees and Agreement State licensees is 3.2 hours, and the burden per recordkeeper is 214 hours. 7. Abstract: 10 CFR Part 39 establishes radiation safety requirements for the use of radioactive material in well logging operations. The information in the applications, reports and records is used by the NRC staff to ensure that the health and safety of the public is protected and that licensee possession and use of source and byproduct material is in compliance with license and regulatory requirements. Submit, by July 9, 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-9005
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-10
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 63, ``Disposal of High-Level Radioactive Wastes in a Proposed Geologic Repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada.'' 2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0199. 3. How often the collection is required: One time. 4. Who is required or asked to report: The State of Nevada, local governments, or affected Indian Tribes, or their representatives, requesting consultation with the NRC staff regarding review of the potential high-level waste geologic repository site, or wishing to participate in a license application review for the potential geologic repository. 5. The number of annual respondents: 3. 6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 363 (An average of 40 hours per response for consultation requests, 80 hours per response for license application review participation proposals, and one hour per response for statements of representative authority). 7. Abstract: 10 CFR Part 63 requires the State of Nevada, local governments, or affected Indian Tribes to submit certain information to the NRC if they request consultation with the NRC staff concerning the review of the potential repository site, or wish to participate in a license application review for the potential repository. Representatives of the State of Nevada, local governments, or affected Indian Tribes must submit a statement of their authority to act in such a representative capacity. The information submitted by the State, local governments, and affected Indian Tribes is used by the Director of the Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards as a basis for decisions about the commitment of NRC staff resources to the consultation and participation efforts. Submit, by July 9, 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: 07-2336
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-10
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS) Subcommittee Meeting on Thermal-Hydraulic Phenomena; Revised
Document Number: E7-8890
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-09
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes: Meeting Notice
Document Number: E7-8797
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-08
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
NRC will convene a public meeting of the Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes (ACMUI) June 12-13, 2007. A sample of agenda items to be discussed includes: (1) NARM legislation, transition plan, and guidance; (2) status of specialty board applications for NRC recognition; (3) units of air kerma strength vs. activity; (4) patient release and security checkpoints; (5) Y-90 microspheres guidance; (6) sentinel lymph node biopsies; (7) new modalities; (8) training and experience implementation issues. To review the agenda, see http:// www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/acmui/agenda/ or contact Ashley M. Tull. Contact information for Ms. Tull is provided below. Purpose: Discuss issues related to 10 CFR 35, Medical Use of Byproduct Material. Date and Time: June 12-13, 2007, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Notice of Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 07-2288
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-08
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste; Revised
Document Number: E7-8676
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-07
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-8675
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-07
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 4, ``Cumulative Occupational Dose History'' and NRC Form 5, ``Occupational exposure record for a Monitoring Period''. 2. Current OMB approval numbers:
In the Matter of TRC Engineers, Inc., Mount Laurel, NJ; Order Imposing Civil Monetary Penalty
Document Number: E7-8672
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-07
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: E7-8559
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-04
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 95 Facility Security Clearance and Safeguarding of National Security Information and Restricted Data. 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: NRC-regulated facilities and other organizations requiring access to NRC-classified information. 6. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 308 responses (298 plus 10 recordkeepers). 7. The estimated number of annual respondents: 16. 8. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 954 hours (805 hours reporting [3 hrs per response] and 149 hours recordkeeping [15 hrs per recordkeeper]). 9. An indication of whether Section 3507(d), Pub. L. 104-13 applies: N/A. 10. Abstract: NRC-regulated facilities and other organizations are required to provide information and maintain records to ensure that an adequate level of protection is provided to NRC-classified information and material. 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 June 4, 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-8554
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-04
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 25Access Authorization for Licensee Personnel. 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: NRC-regulated facilities and other organizations requiring access to NRC-classified information. 6. An estimate of the number of annual responses 1,594 {1,516 Total Responses for reporting + 78 Recordkeepers{time} . 7. The estimated number of annual respondents: 78. 8. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 417 hours (371 hours for reporting and 46 hours for recordkeeping) or approximately .26 hours per response. 9. An indication of whether Section 3507(d), Pub. L. 104-13 applies: N/A. 10. Abstract: NRC-regulated facilities and other organizations are required to provide information and maintain records to ensure that an adequate level of protection is provided NRC-classified information and material. 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 June 4, 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-8553
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-04
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 11 Criteria and Procedures for Determining Eligibility for Access to or Control Over Special Nuclear Material. 3. The form number if applicable: N/A. 4. How often the collection is required: On occasion. New applications, certifications, and amendments may be submitted at any time. Applications for renewal are submitted every 5 years. 5. Who will be required or asked to report: Employees (including applicants for employment), contractors and consultants of NRC licensees and contractors whose activities involve access to or control over special nuclear material at either fixed sites or in transportation activities. 6. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 1. 7. The estimated number of annual respondents: 5 NRC licensees. 8. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 1.25 hours (approximately 0.25 hours annually per response). 9. An indication of whether Section 3507(d), Pub. L. 104-13 applies: N/A. 10. Abstract: NRC regulations in 10 CFR Part 11 establish requirements for access to special nuclear material, and the criteria and procedures for resolving questions concerning the eligibility of individuals to receive special nuclear material access authorization. Personal history information which is submitted on applicants for relevant jobs is provided to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), which conducts investigations. NRC reviews the results of these investigations and makes determinations of the eligibility of the applicants for access authorization. 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 June 4, 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.
Report to Congress on Abnormal Occurrences Fiscal Year 2006; Dissemination of Information
Document Number: E7-8551
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-04
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-8439
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-03
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 35, ``Medical Use of Byproduct Material''. 2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0010. 3. 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. 4. Who is 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. 5. The number of annual respondents: 8,751. 6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 987,764 hours. 7. 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. Submit, by July 2, 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Comment Request
Document Number: E7-8438
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-03
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 Survey of Public Response to Emergencies. 2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-XXXX (New Collection). 3. How often the collection is required: This is a one-time collection. 4. Who is required or asked to report: Members of the public that reside within 10 mile Emergency Planning Zones of nuclear power plant. 5. The estimated number of annual respondents: This is a one-time collection of 800 completed surveys. 6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: One-time event. 277 hours ((completed surveys 800 x .333 hrs per response = 267 hrs) + (uncompleted surveys 120 x .083 hrs per response = 10 hrs)). 7. Abstract: As part of NRC's effort to review and improve emergency response program areas, a telephone survey will be conducted to assess the satisfaction of the pubic with existing protective action strategies, the effectiveness in which these strategies are conveyed to the public, and the public response to the possibility of modifying protection action strategies. The survey will produce statistical descriptions of customer satisfaction and acceptance of emergency response planning and protective actions. The response to the surveys will be used by the NRC in the development of new or modified protective action strategies including the types of strategies implemented and the means for which the information on protective actions may be disseminated to the public. The response may also support quality improvement in the existing emergency planning information in other areas indirectly related to protective actions. Submit, by July 2, 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, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, T-5 F52, Washington, DC 20555-0001, by telephone at 301-415-7245, or by Internet electronic mail to INFOCOLLECTS@NRC.GOV.