Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: Discontinuance of Certain Commission Regulatory Authority Within the State; Notice of Agreement Between the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; Notice of Waiver Termination
This notice is announcing that on March 10, 2008, Dr. Dale E. Klein, Chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), and on March 26, 2008, Governor Edward G. Rendell of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania signed an Agreement as authorized by Section 274b. of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (the Act). The Agreement provides for the Commission to discontinue its regulatory authority and for Pennsylvania to assume regulatory authority over the possession and use of byproduct material as defined in Sections 11e.(1), 11e.(3), and 11e.(4) of the Act, source material, special nuclear materials (in quantities not sufficient to form a critical mass), and land disposal of all waste for such materials. Under the Agreement, a person in Pennsylvania possessing these materials is exempt from certain Commission regulations. The exemptions have been previously published in the Federal Register and are codified in the Commission's regulations as 10 CFR Part 150. Approximately 650 licenses have been transferred to Pennsylvania's jurisdiction. This Agreement became effective on March 31, 2008, and is published here as required by Section 274e. of the Act.