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

Request for Comments on the Security and Continued Use of Cesium-137 Chloride Sources and Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E8-17545
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-31
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The NRC is conducting a public meeting to solicit early public input on major issues associated with the use of certain forms of cesium chloride (CsCl) currently used by NRC- and Agreement State- licensees. To aid in that process, the NRC is requesting comments on the issues discussed in this notice. While the NRC has not initiated rulemaking on this subject, we are utilizing the conventionally established rulemaking comment channels. Additionally, the NRC is requesting names of individuals to participate at the public meeting in a roundtable discussion of the issues discussed in Sections II and III of this notice.
Eric Epstein; Denial of Petition for Rulemaking
Document Number: E8-17544
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-07-31
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is denying a petition for rulemaking submitted by Eric Epstein (PRM-54-5). The petition requests that the NRC amend its regulations that govern renewal of operating licenses for nuclear power plants. Specifically, the petitioner requests that the NRC conduct a comprehensive review of U.S. nuclear power plant licensees' emergency planning during the license renewal proceedings. The NRC is denying the petition because the petition presents issues that the Commission carefully considered when it first adopted the license renewal rule and denied petitions for rulemaking submitted by Andrew J. Spano, County Executive, Westchester County, New York (PRM-54-02), and Mayor Joseph Scarpelli of Brick Township, New Jersey (PRM-54-03). The Commission's position is that the NRC's emergency planning system is part of a comprehensive regulatory process that is intended to provide continuing assurance that emergency planning for every nuclear plant is adequate. Thus, the Commission has already extensively considered and addressed the types of issues raised in the petition. Also, the petition fails to present any significant new information or arguments that would warrant the requested amendment.
Notice of Availability and Solicitation of Public Comments on Documents Under Consideration To Establish the Technical Basis for New Performance-Based Emergency Core Cooling System Requirements
Document Number: E8-17543
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-31
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is announcing the availability of Research Information Letter (RIL) 0801, ``Technical Basis for Revision of Embrittlement Criteria in 10 CFR 50.46'' and NUREG/CR-6967, ``Cladding Embrittlement During Postulated Loss-of- Coolant Accidents,'' and is seeking public comment on these documents. The NRC is soliciting comment on the subject documents to confirm that a sufficient technical basis exists to proceed with new performance- based regulations on emergency core cooling system (ECCS) acceptance criteria, and to identify issues that may arise with respect to experimental data development or regulatory costs or impacts of new requirements.
Draft Regulatory Guide: Issuance, Availability
Document Number: E8-17542
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-31
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: E8-17541
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-31
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 May 8, 2008. 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Extension. 2. The title of the information collection: 10 CFR Part 31, General Domestic Licenses for Byproduct Material. 3. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0016. 4. The form number if applicable: N/A. 5. How often the collection is required: Reports are submitted as events occur. General license registration requests may be submitted at any time. Changes to the information on the registration may be submitted as they occur. 6. Who will be required or asked to report: Persons receiving, possessing, using, or transferring devices containing byproduct material. 7. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 35,663 (1,073 NRC responses + 3,900 NRC recordkeepers + 11,290 Agreement State responses + 19,400 Agreement State recordkeepers). 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: Approximately 3,900 NRC general licensees and 19,400 Agreement State general licensees. 9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 10,868 hours (1,460 hours for NRC licensees [485 hours reporting and 975 hours recordkeeping] and 9,408 hours for Agreement State licensees [4,558 hours reporting and 4,850 hours recordkeeping]). 10. Abstract: 10 CFR Part 31 establishes general licenses for the possession and use of byproduct material in certain devices. General licensees are required to keep testing records and submit event reports identified in Part 31, which assist NRC in determining with reasonable assurance that devices are operated safely and without radiological hazard to users or the public. A copy of the final supporting statement may be viewed free of charge at the NRC Public Document Room, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Room O-1 F21, Rockville, Maryland 20852. OMB clearance requests are available at the NRC worldwide Web site: http:// www.nrc.gov/public-involve/doc-comment/omb/index.html. The document will be available on the NRC home page site for 60 days after the signature date of this notice. Comments and questions should be directed to the OMB reviewer listed below by September 2, 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.
Price-Anderson Act Financial Protection Regulations and Elimination of Antitrust Reviews; Correction
Document Number: E8-17436
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-07-31
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On October 27, 2005 (70 FR 61885), the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) published a final rule revising its regulations to conform with the provisions of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 that, among other things, terminated the NRC's authority and responsibility to conduct antitrust reviews of future applications to construct or operate a nuclear reactor. Inadvertently, the final rule failed to remove some references to the NRC's authority and responsibility to conduct antitrust reviews. This rule removes those provisions.
Florida Power And Light Co.; Establishment of Atomic Safety and Licensing Board
Document Number: E8-17437
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-30
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Possible Improvements to the Level of Openness and Transparency of Information Associated With NRC Security Inspection and Security Performance Assessment of NRC Licensees
Document Number: E8-17324
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-29
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is seeking comment from all interested persons on options for improving the level of openness and transparency associated with security-related information obtained from the conduct of NRC inspection and licensee performance assessments.
David Lochbaum, Union of Concerned Scientists; Consideration of Petition in the Rulemaking Process
Document Number: E8-17321
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-07-29
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering the issues raised in a petition for rulemaking submitted by David Lochbaum, on behalf of the Union of Concerned Scientists, in the ongoing ``Power Reactor Security Requirements'' rulemaking. The petitioner requested that the NRC amend its regulations to require that licensees implement procedures to ensure that when information becomes known to a licensee about an individual that would prevent that individual from gaining unescorted access to the protected area of a nuclear power plant, the licensee will implement measures to ensure the individual does not enter the protected area, whether escorted, or not; and, when sufficient information is not available to a licensee about an individual to determine whether the criteria for unescorted access are satisfied, the licensee will implement measures to allow that individual to enter the protected area only when escorted at all times by an armed member of the security force who remains in periodic communication with security supervision.
Petition for Rulemaking Filed by Scott Portzline, Three Mile Island Alert; Consider Petition in the Rulemaking Process
Document Number: E8-17319
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-07-29
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering the issues raised in a petition for rulemaking submitted by Scott Portzline, on behalf of the Three Mile Island Alert, in the ongoing ``Power Reactor Security Requirements'' rulemaking. The petitioner requested that the NRC regulations governing physical protection of plants and materials be amended to require NRC licensees to post at least one armed guard at each entrance to the ``owner controlled areas'' (OCAs) surrounding all U.S. nuclear power plants. The petitioner stated that this should be accomplished by adding armed site protection officers (SPOs) to the security forcesnot by simply moving SPOs from their protected area (PA) posts to the OCA entrances. The petitioner believes that its proposed amendment would provide an additional layer of security that would complement existing measures against radiological sabotage and would be consistent with the long- standing principle of defense-in-depth.
Application for a License To Export High-Enriched Uranium
Document Number: E8-17315
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-29
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Federal Register Notice
Document Number: 08-1473
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-29
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Availability of Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement for In-Situ Leach Uranium Milling Facilities
Document Number: E8-17246
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-28
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), with the cooperation of the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, Land Quality Division, is issuing for public comment a Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement (Draft GEIS) that identifies and evaluates on a programmatic basis, the potential environmental impacts from the construction, operation, aquifer restoration, and decommissioning at in-situ leach (ISL) uranium milling facilities located in particular regions of the western United States. The Draft GEIS addresses environmental issues common to ISL milling facilities to aid in making more efficient environmental reviews of individual site-specific ISL license applications. The NRC anticipates that nearly 75 percent of new license applications for uranium milling received by the agency within the next several years will propose use of the ISL process. By addressing common issues associated with environmental reviews of ISL facilities, the NRC will use the GEIS to provide a starting point in the staff's National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) analyses for site-specific license applications for new ISL facilities. Additionally, the NRC staff plans to use the GEIS, along with applicable previous site-specific environmental review documents, in its NEPA analysis for the restart or expansions of existing ISL facilities. In its review of individual ISL license applications, the NRC would evaluate the site-specific data to determine whether relevant sections of the GEIS could be incorporated by reference into the site-specific environmental review. Additionally, the NRC would determine whether aspects of the site and/or the applicant's proposed activities are consistent with those evaluated in the GEIS or are such that additional analysis in specific topic areas would be required. As such, the subsequent site-specific NEPA reviews (i.e., either environmental assessments or environmental impact statements) will tier from the analyses of common issues evaluated in the GEIS and address the unique attributes of individual sites. To encourage broad participation in the preparation of the GEIS, the NRC staff has scheduled a series of public meetings in potentially affected regions of the four states (Wyoming, South Dakota, Nebraska, and New Mexico) where uranium milling companies have indicated to the NRC their desire to pursue uranium recovery using the ISL process. The purpose of these meetings will be for the NRC staff to present an overview of the Draft GEIS and to accept oral and written public comments on the Draft GEIS from interested members of the public. The meeting dates, times, and locations are listed below: Meeting Date: August 25, 2008, 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Meeting Location: Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center, 305 N. 27th Street, Spearfish, SD 57783, Phone (605) 642-4683. Meeting Date: August 27, 2008, 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Meeting Location: Chadron State College, Student Center Ballroom, 1000 Main Street, Chadron, NE., 69337, Phone (308) 432-6380. Meeting Date: August 29, 2008, 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Meeting Location: Weston Senior Center, 627 Pine Street, Newcastle, WY 82701, Phone (307) 746-4903. Meeting Date: September 8, 2008, 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Meeting Location: Best Western Inn & Suites, 3009 West Highway 66, Gallup, NM, Phone (505) 722-2221. Meeting Date: September 9, 2008, 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Meeting Location: Best Western Inn & Suites, 1501 East Santa Fe Ave., Grants, NM, 87020, Phone (505) 287-7901. Meeting Date: September 11, 2008, 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Meeting Location: Hilton Albuquerque, 1901 University Boulevard NE., Albuquerque, NM, Phone (505) 884-2500. Meeting Date: September 23, 2008, 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Meeting Location: Best Western Ramkota Hotel, 800 N. Poplar, Casper, WY, Phone (307) 266-6000. Meeting Date: September 25, 2008, 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Meeting Location: Best Western Tower West Lodge, 109 North U.S. Highway 14 &16, Gillette, WY, 82716, Phone (307) 686-2210. For each meeting, members of the NRC staff will be available for informal discussions with members of the public from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. The formal meeting and associated NRC presentation will begin at 7 p.m. For planning purposes, those who wish to present oral comments at a particular meeting are encouraged to pre-register no later than one week (7 days) prior to the meeting by contacting either Tarsha Moon of the NRC at 1-800-368-5642, extension 7843 or Antoinette Walker-Smith of the NRC at 1-800-368-5642, Extension 6390. Interested persons also may register to speak at the meetings. Depending on the number of speakers for a meeting, each speaker may be limited in the amount of time allocated for their comments so that all speakers will have an opportunity to offer comments. The NRC will issue a Final GEIS after considering both oral and written public comments on the Draft GEIS.
Nuclear Management Company; Notice of Withdrawal of Application for Amendment to Facility Operating License
Document Number: E8-17110
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-25
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
James Salsman; Denial of Petition for Rulemaking
Document Number: E8-17108
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-07-25
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is denying a petition for rulemaking (PRM-20-26) submitted by James Salsman (petitioner). The petitioner requested that NRC amend its regulations to modify exposure and environmental limits for heavy metal radionuclides, in particular uranium. NRC is denying the petition because current NRC regulations provide adequate protection of public health and safety. The petitioner has not presented sufficient peer-reviewed data, pertinent to the types and levels of exposures associated with the concentration values used in NRC's regulations, to provide a sufficient reason for NRC to initiate a revision of its regulations. Thus, the NRC has decided not to expend limited resources on initiating a rulemaking at this time.
Notice of Consideration of Issuance of Amendment To Facility Operating License, Proposed No Significant Hazards Consideration Determination, and Opportunity for a Hearing
Document Number: E8-16908
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-23
Agency: Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc., Georgia Power Company, Oglethorpe Power Corporation, Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia; City of Dalton, Ga, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Administrative Changes
Document Number: E8-16730
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-07-23
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This final rule removes obsolete text, restores material removed inadvertently from the NRC's regulations, and makes administrative changes to the NRC's regulations to correct errors published in recent rulemaking documents. This final rule also updates the definition of a not-for-profit organization. This document is necessary to inform the public of these changes.
Draft Regulatory Guide: Issuance, Availability
Document Number: E8-16729
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-22
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS); Meeting of the ACRS Subcommittee on ESBWR; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E8-16728
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-22
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Federal Register Notice
Document Number: 08-1458
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-22
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: E8-16603
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-21
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 April 14, 2008. 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Extension. 2. The title of the information collection: 10 CFR Part 32 Specific Domestic Licenses to Manufacture or Transfer Certain Items Containing Byproduct Material. 3. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0001. 4. The form number if applicable: NRC Form 653. 5. How often the collection is required: There is a one-time submittal of information to receive a certificate of registration for a sealed source and/or device. Certificates of registration for sealed sources and/or devices can be amended at any time. In addition, licensee recordkeeping must be performed on an on-going basis, and reporting of transfer of byproduct material must be reported every calendar year, and in some cases, every calendar quarter. 6. Who will be required or asked to report: All specific licensees who manufacture or initially transfer items containing byproduct material for sale or distribution to general licensees, or persons exempt from licensing, medical use product distributors to specific licensees, and those requesting a certificate of registration for a sealed source and/or device. 7. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 1,315 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 846 (239 NRC licensees and registration certificate holders and 607 Agreement State licensees and registration certificate holders). 9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 166,054 (10,635 reporting hours, 155,285 hours for recordkeeping, and 134 hours for third party disclosures) 10. Abstract: 10 CFR Part 32 establishes requirements for specific licenses for the introduction of byproduct material into products or materials and transfer of the products or materials to general licensees, or persons exempt from licensing, medical use product distributors to specific licensees, and those requesting a certificate of registration for a sealed source and/or device. It also prescribes requirements governing holders of the specific licenses. Some of the requirements are for information which must be submitted in an application for a certificate of registration for a sealed source and/ or device, records which must be kept, reports which must be submitted, and information which must be forwarded to general licensees and persons exempt from licensing. As mentioned, 10 CFR Part 32 also prescribes requirements for the issuance of certificates of registration (concerning radiation safety information about a product) to manufacturers or initial transferors of sealed sources and devices. Submission or retention of the information is mandatory for persons subject to the 10 CFR Part 32 requirements. The information is used by NRC to make licensing and other regulatory determinations concerning the use of radioactive byproduct material in products and devices. A copy of the final supporting statement may be viewed free of charge at the NRC Public Document Room, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Room O-1 F21, Rockville, Maryland 20852. OMB clearance requests are available at the NRC worldwide Web site: http:// www.nrc.gov/public-involve/doc-comment/omb/index.html. The document will be available on the NRC home page site for 60 days after the signature date of this notice. Comments and questions should be directed to the OMB reviewer listed below by August 20, 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.
Notice of Issuance of Regulatory Guide
Document Number: E8-16577
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-21
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Virginia Electric and Power Company, et al., Surry Power Station, Unit No. 2 Notice of Issuance of Amendment to Facility Operating License; Correction
Document Number: E8-16576
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-21
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This document corrects a Notice of Issuance of Amendment to Facility Operating License appearing in the Federal Register on June 17, 2008 (73 FR 34346), for Surry Power Station, Unit No. 2. This notice was incorrectly put under the Section titled ``Notice of Issuance of Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Final Determination of No Significant Hazards Consideration and Opportunity for a Hearing (Exigent Public Announcement or Emergency Circumstances).'' It should have appeared under the Section titled ``Notice of Issuance of Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses.''
Sunshine Federal Register Notice
Document Number: 08-1446
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-18
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Virginia Electric And Power Company, D/B/A Dominion Virginia Power, and Old Dominion Electric Cooperative North Anna Nuclear Station Unit 3 Combined License Application; Correction and Supplement to Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Conduct Scoping Process
Document Number: E8-16444
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-17
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This document corrects and supplements a Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Conduct Scoping Process (regarding an application for a combined license) published in the Federal Register on March 13, 2008 (73 FR 13589). This action is necessary: (1) To correctly identify the document the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff intends to prepare, the applicants for the combined license (COL) and the matters that the scoping process is intended to accomplish, (2) to inform the public and other scoping participants that alternative sites will not be considered in the review of the staff of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or Commission) or in the environmental impact statement (EIS) prepared in connection with the COL application, and (3) to reopen the scoping comment period so as to provide the public with an opportunity to participate in the environmental scoping process, as described in 10 CFR 51.29, in regard to the correctly identified matters that the scoping process is intended to accomplish. With respect to item (3), this action provides thirty (30) days from the date of this Notice for the submission of written comments on the scope of the North Anna Unit 3 COL application environmental review. Comments should be submitted in accordance with the procedures specified in the ADDRESSES section.
In the Matter of Mr. Anthony Fortuna; Confirmatory Order (Effective Immediately)
Document Number: E8-16365
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-17
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Office of New Reactors; Notice of Availability of the Final Interim Staff Guidance DC/COL-ISG-05 on the Use of the GALE86 Code for Calculation of Routine Radioactive Releases in Gaseous and Liquid Effluents
Document Number: E8-16364
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-17
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The NRC is issuing its Final Interim Staff Guidance (ISG) DC/ COL-ISG-05 (ADAMS Accession No. ML081710264). This interim staff guidance supplements the guidance provided to the staff in Chapter 11, ``Radioactive Waste Management,'' of NUREG-0800, ``Standard Review Plan 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 (DC) and combined license (COL) 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. The NRC staff issues DC/COL-ISGs to facilitate timely implementation of the current staff guidance and to facilitate activities associated with review of applications for DC and COLs by the Office of New Reactors. The NRC staff will also incorporate the approved DC/COL-ISGs into the next revision to the review guidance documents for applications for new reactors, RG 1.206 and RG 1.112. Disposition: On March 19, 2008, the staff issued the proposed ISG ``Use of the GALE86 Code for Calculation of Routine Radioactive Releases in Gaseous and Liquid Effluents to Support Design Certification and Combined License Applications,'' (COL/DC-ISG-005) (ADAMS Accession No. ML080650651) to solicit public and industry comment. The staff did not receive any comments on the draft ISG. Therefore, the ISG is now being issued for use.
Christine O. Gregoire, Governor of the State of Washington; Consideration of Petition in Rulemaking Process
Document Number: E8-16235
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-07-16
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will consider the issues raised in a petition for rulemaking submitted by Christine O. Gregoire, Governor of the State of Washington, in the NRC's rulemaking process. Further information on this rulemaking may be tracked through http://www.regulations.gov under Docket ID NRC-2008-0120. The petition was docketed by the NRC on March 15, 2007, and was assigned Docket No. PRM-71-13 [NRC-2007-0022]. The petitioner requested that the NRC amend its regulations to require the use of global positioning satellite (GPS) for tracking vehicles transporting highly radioactive mobile or portable radioactive devices. The petitioner also stated that another alternative was for the Commission to grant states the flexibility to impose more stringent requirements than those required under NRC's current increased controls. The NRC has determined that this petition will be considered through NRC's rulemaking process.
Yucca Mountain; Notice of Receipt and Availability of Application; Correction
Document Number: E8-16225
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-16
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This document corrects a notice appearing in the Federal Register on June 17, 2008 (73 FR 34348), that informs the public of the availability of a license application for a geologic repository to be located at Yucca Mountain in Nye County, Nevada with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission pursuant to section 114 of the Nuclear Waste Policy Act, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 10134, 10 CFR part 63 and 10 CFR 2.101. This action is necessary to correct an erroneous ADAMS accession number.
Sunshine Federal Register Notice
Document Number: 08-1434
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-15
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC; Establishment of Atomic Safety and Licensing Board
Document Number: E8-16008
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-14
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: E8-15926
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-14
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 March 3, 2008. 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Revision. 2. The title of the information collection: NRC Form 445, Request for Approval of Official Foreign Travel. 3. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0193. 4. The form number if applicable: Form 445. 5. How often the collection is required: On occasion. 6. Who will be required or asked to report: Non-Federal consultants, contractors and invited travelers. 7. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 120. 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 120. 9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 120 10. Abstract: Form 445, ``Request for Approval of Foreign Travel,'' is supplied by consultants, contractors, and NRC invited travelers who must travel to foreign countries in the course of conducting business for the NRC. In accordance with 48 CFR 20, ``NRC Acquisition Regulation,'' contractors traveling to foreign countries are required to complete this form. The information requested includes the name of the Office Director/Regional Administrator or Chairman, as appropriate, the traveler's identifying information, purpose of travel, listing of the trip coordinators, other NRC travelers and contractors attending the same meeting, and a proposed itinerary. 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 World Wide 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 August 13, 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- 0193), 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.
In the Matter of Tennessee Valley Authority (Watts Bar Nuclear Plant, Unit 2); Order
Document Number: E8-15796
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-11
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Issuance of Regulatory Guide
Document Number: E8-15794
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-11
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Issuance of Regulatory Guide
Document Number: E8-15788
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-11
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Issuance of Regulatory Guide
Document Number: E8-15787
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-11
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Issuance of Regulatory Guide
Document Number: E8-15786
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-11
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards Meeting of the ACRS Subcommittee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E8-15691
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-10
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: E8-15678
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-10
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 April 7, 2008. 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Extension. 2. The title of the information collection: Grant and Cooperative Agreement Provisions. 3. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0107. 4. The form number if applicable: Not applicable. 5. How often the collection is required: Technical performance reports are submitted every six months, other information is submitted on occasion, as needed. 6. Who will be required or asked to report: Grantees and Cooperators. 7. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 458 (318 responses plus 140 recordkeepers). 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 140. 9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 3,381 (3,153 reporting hours plus 228 recordkeeping hours). 10. Abstract: The Division of Contracts (DC) is responsible for awarding grants and cooperative agreements for the NRC. The DC collects information from grantees and cooperators in order to administer these programs. The DC uses provisions (required to obtain or retain a benefit in its awards and cooperative agreements) to ensure: adherence to Public Laws, that the Government's rights are protected, that work proceeds on schedule, and that disputes between the Government and the recipient are settled. 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 August 11, 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- 0107), 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.
Notice of Issuance of Regulatory Guide
Document Number: E8-15677
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-10
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions