Steering Committee on Multimedia Environmental Modeling
The annual public meeting of the Federal Interagency Steering Committee on Multimedia Environmental Modeling (ISCMEM) will convene to discuss new operational initiatives for FY 2009 among the participating agencies. The meeting is open to the public and all interested parties may attend.
Natural Resources Defense Council; Receipt of Petition for Rulemaking; Reopening of Public Comment Period
On May 27, 2008 (73 FR 30321), the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) published for public comment a notice of receipt of a petition for rulemaking, dated March 24, 2008, which was filed with the Commission by Thomas B. Cochran and Matthew G. McKinzie on behalf of the Natural Resources Defense Council. The petition was docketed by the NRC on April 3, 2008, and has been assigned Docket No. PRM-50-90. On August 4 and August 6, 2008, several external stakeholder groups requested a 45 day extension of the public comment period owing to the details provided in the initial petition, short initial comment period, importance of the rulemaking, and the need for directly impacted stakeholders to provide substantive comments to the rulemaking process. The NRC is reopening the comment period on the petition for an additional 45 days from the original August 11, 2008 deadline. The comment period closes on September 25, 2008.