Nuclear Regulatory Commission March 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-6518
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-31
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 354, ``Data Report on Spouse.'' 2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0026. 3. How often the collection is required: On occasion. 4. Who is required or asked to report: NRC contractors, licensees, applicants and others (e.g. intervenor's) who marry or cohabitate after completing the Personnel Security Forms, or after having been granted an NRC access authorization or employment clearance. 5. The number of annual respondents: 60. 6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 12 hours (0.2 hours per response). 7. Abstract: NRC Form 354 must be completed by NRC contractors, licensees, and applicants who marry or cohabitate after completing the Personnel Security Forms, or after having been granted an NRC access authorization or employment clearance. Form 354 identifies the respondent, the marriage, and data on the spouse and spouse's parents. This information permits the NRC to make initial security determinations and to assure there is no increased risk to the common defense and security. Submit, by May 30, 2008, 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 e-mail to INFOCOLLECTS@NRC.GOV.
Fitness for Duty Programs
Document Number: E8-4998
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-31
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending its regulations for Fitness for Duty (FFD) programs to update these requirements and enhance consistency with advances in other relevant Federal rules and guidelines, including the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing Programs, and other Federal drug and alcohol testing programs that impose similar requirements on the private sector. The amendments require nuclear power plant licensees and other entities, including facilities possessing Category 1A material, to strengthen the effectiveness of their FFD programs. In addition, the amendments require nuclear power plant licensees and other entities to enhance consistency between with the FFD programs with NRC's access authorization requirements for nuclear power plants. The amendments also require nuclear power plant licensees to ensure against worker fatigue adversely affecting public health and safety and the common defense and security by establishing clear and enforceable requirements for the management of worker fatigue. The final rule ensures that individuals who are subject to these regulations are trustworthy and reliable, as demonstrated by avoiding substance abuse; are not under the influence of drugs or alcohol while performing their duties; and are not mentally or physically impaired from any other cause that would in any way adversely affect their ability to perform their duties safely and competently. This final rule also grants, in part, a petition for rulemaking (PRM-26-1) submitted by Virginia Electric and Power Company (now Dominion Virginia Power) on December 30, 1993, by relaxing several required FFD program audit frequencies, and partially grants a petition for rulemaking (PRM-26-2) submitted by Barry Quigley on December 28, 1999.
Federal Acquistion Regulation; FAR Case 2007-016, Trade Agreements-New Thresholds
Document Number: Z8-3390
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-28
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Department of Defense
Revision of Fee Schedules; Fee Recovery for FY 2008
Document Number: Z8-2412
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-03-28
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-6397
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-28
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 72, Licensing Requirements for the Independent Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste. 2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0132. 3. How often the collection is required: Required reports are collected and evaluated on a continuing basis as events occur; submittal of reports varies from less than one per year under some rule sections to up to an average of about 100 per year under other rule sections. Applications for new licenses, certificates of compliance (CoCs), and amendments may be submitted at anytime; applications for renewal of licenses are required every 20 years for an Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI) or Certificate of Compliance (CoC) and every 40 years for a Monitored Retrievable Storage (MRS) facility. 4. Who is required or asked to report: Certificate holders of casks for the storage of spent fuel; licensees and applicants for a CoC or a license to possess power reactor spent fuel and other radioactive materials associated with spent fuel storage in an ISFSI; and the Department of Energy for licenses to receive, transfer, package and possess power reactor spent fuel, high-level waste, and other radioactive materials associated with spent fuel and high-level waste storage in an MRS. 5. The number of annual respondents: 50. 6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 25,551 (22,781 hours for reporting [71 hours per response] and 2,770 hours for recordkeeping [55 hours per recordkeeper]). 7. Abstract: 10 CFR Part 72 establishes mandatory requirements, procedures, and criteria for the issuance of licenses to receive, transfer, and possess power reactor spent fuel and other radioactive materials associated with spent fuel storage in an ISFSI, as well as requirements for the issuance of licenses to the Department of Energy to receive, transfer, package, and possess power reactor spent fuel and high-level radioactive waste, and other associated radioactive materials in an MRS. The information in the applications, reports, and records is used by NRC to make licensing and other regulatory determinations. Submit, by May 27, 2008, 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 e-mail to INFOCOLLECTS@NRC.GOV.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-6381
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-28
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 450, ``General Assignment.'' 2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0114. 3. How often the collection is required: Once during the closeout process. 4. Who is required or asked to report: Contractors, Grantees, and Cooperators. 5. The number of annual respondents: 100. 6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 200 hours (2 hours per response). 7. Abstract: During the contract closeout process, the NRC requires the contractor to execute a NRC Form 450, General Assignment. Completion of the form grants the government all rights, titles, and interest to refunds arising out of the contractor performance. Submit, by May 27, 2008, 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 Acting NRC Clearance Officer, Gregory Trussell (T-5 F52), U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, by telephone at 301-415-6804, or by e-mail to INFOCOLLECTS@NRC.GOV.
Seabrook Station, Unit No. 1; Correction to Notice of Consideration of Issuance of Amendment to Facility Operating License, Proposed No Significant Hazards Consideration Determination, and Opportunity for a Hearing
Document Number: E8-6237
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-27
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This document corrects a notice appearing in the Federal Register on March 19, 2008 (73 FR 14850), that incorrectly referenced the date of the submittal for the amendment request. This action is necessary to correct an erroneous date.
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards; Meeting Notice
Document Number: E8-6156
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-26
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste and Materials; Meeting Notice
Document Number: E8-5979
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-25
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-5968
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-25
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 20 Standards for Protection Against Radiation. 2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0014. 3. How often the collection is required: Annually for most reports and at license termination for reports dealing with decommissioning. 4. Who is required or asked to report: NRC licensees, including those requesting license terminations. 5. The number of annual respondents: 4,512. 6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 127,469 hours (3,709 hours for reporting [9.11 hours per response] plus 123,760 hours for recordkeeping [27.43 hours per recordkeeper]). 7. Abstract: 10 CFR Part 20 establishes standards for protection against ionizing radiation resulting from activities conducted under licenses issued by the NRC. These standards require the establishment of radiation protection programs, maintenance of radiation protection programs, maintenance of radiation records recording of radiation received by workers, reporting of incidents which could cause exposure to radiation, submittal of an annual report to NRC of the results of individual monitoring, and submittal of license termination information. These mandatory requirements are needed to protect occupationally exposed individuals from undue risks of excessive exposure to ionizing radiation and to protect the health and safety of the public. Submit, by May 27, 2008, 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 email to INFOCOLLECTS@NRC.GOV.
Office of New Reactors; Interim Staff Guidance on the Use of the GALE86 Code for Calculation of Routine Radioactive Releases in Gaseous and Liquid Effluents to Support Design; Certification and Combined License Applications; Solicitation of Public Comment
Document Number: E8-5962
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-25
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The NRC is soliciting public comment on its Proposed Interim Staff Guidance COL/DC-ISG-005. This interim staff guidance supplements the guidance provided to the staff in Chapter 11, ``Radioactive Waste Management,'' of NUREG-0800, ``Standard Review Plan (SRP) for the Review of Safety Analysis Reports for Nuclear Power Plants,'' concerning the review of radioactive releases in gaseous and liquid effluents (GALE) to support design certification and combined license applications. This guidance provides a clarification on the use of a newer version of the boiling-water reactor and pressurized-water reactors GALE codes that is not referenced in the current NRC guidance. Upon receiving public comments, the NRC staff will evaluate and disposition the comments, as appropriate. Once the NRC staff completes the COL/DC-ISG-005, it will be issued for NRC and industry use. The NRC staff will also incorporate the approved COL/DC-ISG-005 into the next revision of the SRP and related guidance documents.
Sunshine Federal Register Notice.
Document Number: 08-1071
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-25
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-5884
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-24
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 54, ``Requirements for Renewal of Operating Licenses for Nuclear Power Plants.'' 2. Current OMB Approval Number: 3150-0155. 3. How Often the Collection Is Required: There is a one-time application for any licensee wishing to renew its nuclear power plant's operating license. There is a one-time requirement for each licensee with a renewed operating license to submit a commitment completion letter. All holders of renewed licenses must perform yearly recordkeeping. 4. Who Is Required or Asked to Report: Commercial nuclear power plant licensees who wish to renew their operating licenses and holders of renewed licenses. 5. The Number of Annual Respondents: 50 (10 responses and 40 recordkeepers). 6. The Number of Hours Needed Annually to Complete the Requirement or Request: 544,940 hours (504,940 hours reporting plus 40,000 hours recordkeeping). 7. Abstract: Title 10, Part 54, establishes license renewal requirements for commercial nuclear power plants and describes the information that licensees must submit to the NRC when applying for a license renewal. The application must contain information on how the licensee will manage the detrimental effects of age-related degradation on certain plant systems, structures, and components so as to continue the plant's safe operation during the renewal term. The NRC needs this information to determine whether the licensee's actions will be effective in assuring the plant's continued safe operation. Holders of renewed licenses must retain in an auditable and retrievable form, for the term of the renewed operating license, all information and documentation required to document compliance with 10 CFR Part 54. The NRC needs access to this information for continuing effective regulatory oversight. Submit by May 23, 2008, 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-1F21, Rockville, MD 20852. OMB clearance requests are available at the NRC Web site: http://www.nrc.gov/public- involve/doc-comment/omb/index.html. The document will be available on the NRC web 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-5F52), U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, by telephone at 301-415-7245, or by e-mail to INFOCOLLECTS@NRC.GOV.
Seeks Qualified Candidates for the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards
Document Number: E8-5883
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-24
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. Janet Riner, Executive Secretary, ACRS/ACNW&M, Mail Stop T2E-26, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, or e-mail JML1@NRC.GOV.
Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes; Renewal Notice
Document Number: E8-5788
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-21
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Decommissioning Planning; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: E8-5650
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-03-20
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On January 22, 2008 (73 FR 3812), the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) published for public comment a proposed rule on Decommissioning Planning. The public comment period for this proposed rule was to have expired on April 7, 2008. The Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) and several other stakeholders have requested an extension of 90 days. After due consideration of the requests and considering the staff's previous efforts at public outreach during this rulemaking, the NRC has decided to extend the comment period by 30 days, until May 8, 2008. In a letter dated February 29, 2008, NEI requested the additional time to provide review of the legacy site issues raised in the proposed rule, and to provide input to the NRC staff regarding the specific proposed rule text, potential unintended consequences of the rulemaking, and draft regulatory guidance released with the proposed rule.
New England Coalition on Nuclear Pollution; Denial of Petition for Rulemaking
Document Number: E8-5647
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-03-20
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is denying a petition for rulemaking (PRM-51-1) submitted by the New England Coalition on Nuclear Pollution (now New England Coalition (NEC)). The petitioner requested that the NRC revise the value for radon-222 in Table S-3, ``Table of Uranium Fuel Cycle Environmental Data,'' of 10 CFR part 51, ``Environmental Protection Regulations for Domestic Licensing and Related Regulatory Functions,'' because it did not disclose the long- term and long-range health effects of radon gas released from uranium mill tailings piles.
Notice of Renewal of Facility License No. R-88; Kansas State University TRIGA Research Reactor
Document Number: E8-5643
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-20
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Entergy Operations, Inc.; Notice of Receipt and Availability of Application for a Combined License
Document Number: E8-5522
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-19
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-5518
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-19
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. The NRC published a Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period on this information collection on January 2, 2008. 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Revision. 2. The title of the information collection: 10 CFR Part 73 ``Physical Protection of Plants and Materials.'' 3. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0002. 4. The form number if applicable: Not applicable. 5. How often the collection is required: On occasion, with the exception of the initial submittal of revised Security Plans, Safeguards Contingency Plans, and Security Training and Qualification Plans. Required reports are submitted and evaluated as events occur. 6. Who will be required or asked to report: Nuclear power reactor licensees, licensed under 10 CFR Part 50 or 52 who possess, use, import, export, transport, or deliver to a carrier for transport, special nuclear material; Category I fuel facilities; Category II and III facilities; research and test reactors; and 262 other nuclear materials licensees. 7. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 86,264 (85,880 plus 384 recordkeepers). 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 384. 9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 578,863 hours (85,441 reporting [approximately 1 hour per response] and 493,422 recordkeeping [1,285 hours per recordkeeper]). 10. Abstract: NRC regulations in 10 CFR Part 73 prescribe requirements to establish and maintain a physical protection system and security organization with capabilities for protection of: (1) Special nuclear material (SNM) at fixed sites, (2) SNM in transit, and (3) plants in which SNM is used. The objective is to ensure that activities involving special nuclear material are consistent with interests of common defense and security and that these activities do not constitute an unreasonable risk to public health and safety. The information in the reports and records submitted by licensees is used by the NRC staff to ensure that the health and safety of the public and the environment are protected, and licensee possession and use of special nuclear material is in compliance with 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, 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 April 18, 2008. 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 J. Frey, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (3150- 0002), NEOB-10202, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20503. Comments can also be e-mailed to Nathan_J._Frey@omb.eop.gov or submitted by telephone at (202) 395-7345. The NRC Clearance Officer is Margaret A. Janney, (301) 415-7245.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-5517
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-19
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 241, ``Report of Proposed Activities in Non-Agreement States, Areas of Exclusive Federal Jurisdiction, or Offshore Waters.'' 2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0013. 3. How often the collection is required: NRC Form 241 must be submitted each time an Agreement State licensee wants to engage in or revise its activities involving the use of radioactive byproduct material in a non-Agreement State, areas of exclusive Federal jurisdiction, or offshore waters. The NRC may waive the requirements for filing additional copies of NRC Form 241 during the remainder of the calendar year following receipt of the initial form. 4. Who is required or asked to report: Any licensee who holds a specific license from an Agreement State and wants to conduct the same activity in non-Agreement States, areas of exclusive Federal jurisdiction, or offshore waters under the general license in 10 CFR 150.20. 5. The number of annual respondents: 140 respondents. 6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 582 hours. 7. Abstract: Any Agreement State licensee who engages in the use of radioactive material in non-Agreement States, areas of exclusive Federal jurisdiction, or offshore waters, under the general license in Section 150.20, is required to file, with the NRC regional administrator for the region in which the Agreement State that issues the license is located, a copy of NRC Form 241 (``Report of Proposed Activities in Non-Agreement States, Areas of Exclusive Federal Jurisdiction, or Offshore Waters''), a copy of its Agreement State specific license, and the appropriate fee as prescribed in Section 170.31 at least 3 days before engaging in such activity. This mandatory notification permits NRC to schedule inspections of the activities to determine whether the activities are being conducted in accordance with requirements for protection of the public health and safety. Submit, by May 19, 2008, 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 e-mail to INFOCOLLECTS@NRC.GOV.
South Carolina Electric & Gas Company; Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Station, Unit No. 1; Exemption
Document Number: E8-5513
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-19
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-5500
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-19
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. The NRC previously published a Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period on this information collection on December 18, 2007. 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Extension. 2. The title of the information collection: DOE/NRC Form 740M, ``Concise Note'' and NUREG/BR-0006, Revision 6, ``Instructions for Completing Nuclear Material Transaction Reports, (DOE/NRC Forms 741 and 740M).'' 3. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0057. 4. The form number if applicable: DOE/NRC Form 740M. 5. How often the collection is required: DOE/NRC Form 740M is requested as necessary to inform the U.S. or the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) of any qualifying statement or exception to any of the data contained in other reporting forms required under the US/IAEA Safeguards Agreement. On average, 15 licensees submit about 10 forms each per year, for a total of 150 forms annually. 6. Who will be required or asked to report: Persons licensed to possess specified quantities of special nuclear material or source material, and licensees of facilities on the U.S. eligible list who have been notified in writing by the NRC that they are subject to Part 75. 7. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 150. 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 15. 9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 113 hours (an average of .75 hours per response). 10. Abstract: Licensees affected by Part 75 and related sections of Parts 40, 50, 70, and 150 are required to submit DOE/NRC Form 740M to inform the U.S. or the IAEA of any qualifying statement or exception to any of the data contained in any of the other reporting forms required under the US/IAEA Safeguards Agreement. The use of Form 740M enables the NRC to collect, retrieve, and analyze, and submit the data to IAEA to fulfill its reporting responsibilities. 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 April 18, 2008. 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 J. Frey, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (3150- 0057), NEOB-10202, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20503. Comments can also be e-mailed to Nathan_J._Frey@omb.eop.gov or submitted by telephone at (202) 395-7345. The NRC Clearance Officer is Margaret A. Janney, (301) 415-7245.
Draft Regulatory Guide: Issuance, Availability
Document Number: E8-5400
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-18
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes: Meeting Notice
Document Number: E8-5398
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-18
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
NRC will convene a meeting of the Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes (ACMUI) April 28-29, 2008. A sample of agenda items to be discussed during the public session includes: (1) ACMUI comments on the National Academies of Sciences report (http:// www.nap.edu/catalog.php?recordid=11976); (2) ACMUI subcommittee recommendations on regulating the Leksell Gamma-Knife[reg] Perfexion\TM\; (3) potential revisions to the Abnormal Occurrence criteria; (4) subcommittee report on medical events and analysis of causes; (5) emerging technology; (6) yttrium 90 microsphere guidance; (7) status of active petitions for rulemaking; (8) NARM transition plan update; and (9) status of specialty board applications for NRC recognition. A copy of the agenda will be available at http:// www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/acmui/agenda or by e-mailing Ms. Ashley M. Tull at the contact information below. Purpose: Discuss issues related to 10 CFR Part 35 Medical Use of Byproduct Material. Date and Time for Closed Sessions: April 28, 2008 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. This session will be closed so that NRC staff and ACMUI can prepare for the Commission meeting. Date and Time for Open Sessions: April 28, 2008, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and April 29, 2008, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Address for Public Meeting: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Two White Flint North Building, Room T2-B3, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. Public Participation: Any member of the public who wishes to participate in the meeting should contact Ms. Tull using the information below. Contact Information: Ashley M. Tull, e-mail: amt1@nrc.gov, telephone: (301) 415-5294 or (918) 488-0552. Conduct of the Meeting
Expanded Definition of Byproduct Material; Notification of Impending Waiver Termination
Document Number: E8-5390
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-18
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Section 651(e) of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct) authorized the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (Commission or NRC) to issue a time-limited waiver (70 FR 51581; August 31, 2005) to allow continued use and possession of naturally-occurring and accelerator- produced radioactive materials (NARM) while the Commission developed a regulatory framework for regulation of the new byproduct material. The Commission has begun terminating the time-limited waiver in phases in accordance to the provisions of the ``Plan for the Transition of Regulatory Authority Resulting from the Expanded Definition of Byproduct Material'' (transition plan) issued by the Commission on October 19, 2007 (72 FR 59157). The first phase of waiver terminations occurred on November 30, 2007. This document provides advance notification that on September 30, 2008, the Commission will terminate the time-limited waivers for the following non-Agreement States and remaining U.S. Territories that have been included in Phase 2. Guam, Idaho, Missouri, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and all territories and possessions of the U.S. that were not identified as part of the first phase of waiver terminations. As provided in the transition plan, users of NARM in non-Agreement States and U.S. Territories will be required to (1) apply for license amendments for the new byproduct material within 6 months from the date the waiver is terminated, if they hold an NRC specific byproduct materials license; or (2) submit a license application for the new byproduct material within 12 months from the date the waiver is terminated for their State or territory.
Entergy Operations, Inc.; Waterford Steam Electric Station, Unit 3; Exemption
Document Number: E8-5381
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-18
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Federal Register Notice
Document Number: 08-1045
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-18
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-5264
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-17
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). 1. The title of the information collection: 48 CFR 20, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Acquisition Regulation (NRCAR). 2. Current OMB control number: 3150-0169. 3. How often the collection is required: on occasion; one time. 4. Who is required or asked to respond: There are 355 potential contractors who could respond to NRC solicitations. 5. The number of annual responses: 3,482 annually from 355 respondents. 6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: There is both a reporting and recordkeeping burden associated with this collection. The NRC estimates there will be 3,482 report submissions amounting to 25,462 burden hours annually. The annual recordkeeping burden is estimated to be 633 hours for 65 respondents. This amounts to an overall annual burden of 26,095 hours. 7. Abstract: The mandatory requirements of the NRCAR implement and supplement the government-wide Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), and ensure that the regulations governing the procurement of goods and services within the NRC satisfy the particular needs of the agency. Because of differing statutory authorities among Federal agencies, the FAR authorizes agencies to issue regulations to implement FAR policies and procedures internally and to include additional policies and procedures, solicitation provisions or contract clauses to satisfy the specific need of the agency. Submit, by May 16, 2008, 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 email to INFOCOLLECTS@NRC.GOV.
Progress Energy; Notice of Receipt and Availability of Application for a Combined License
Document Number: E8-5262
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-17
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Criteria for Nominating Materials Licensees for the U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Agency Action Review Meeting
Document Number: E8-5258
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-17
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
It is the policy of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to have its senior managers conduct an annual Agency Action Review Meeting (AARM). The AARM is an integral part of the evaluative process used by the agency to ensure the operational safety performance of nuclear licensees. As a part of the AARM process, the NRC reviews the actions concerning fuel cycle facilities and other materials licensees (including Agreement State licensees) with significant performance problems. In 2002, the NRC developed criteria for determining materials licensees that will be discussed at the AARM. These criteria may be found in Table 1 of SECY-02-0216 (ADAMS Accession Number: ML022410435). The NRC is preparing to revise the criteria in Table 1 of SECY-02- 0216. The revised criteria (which can be found in ADAMS at Accession Number: ML080600165 or in the supplementary information below) provides additional definition of the criteria requirements to incorporate NRC's current policies and procedures. This notice provides the revised criteria for public comment.