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

Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards; Procedures for Meetings
Document Number: E8-23539
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-06
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Medical Use of Byproduct Material-Amendments/Medical Event Definitions; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: E8-23534
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-06
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On August 6, 2008 (73 FR 45635), the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) published for public comment a proposed rule that would amend its regulations in 10 CFR Part 35, ``Medical Use of Byproduct Material'' to change medical event definitions. The public comment period for this proposed rule was to have expired on October 20, 2008. By letter dated September 16, 2008, the NRC's Advisory Committee on the Medical Use of Isotopes (ACMUI) requested an extension to November 7, 2008. As explained in the letter, the fall meeting of the ACMUI is scheduled for October 27 and 28, 2008, and the subject matter in the proposed rule is on the agenda for discussion at this public meeting. ACMUI believes that it will be able to provide better comment on the proposed rule following this discussion. Due to the complex nature of the proposed medical rule and the high public interest of the medical community, the NRC has decided to extend the comment period until November 7, 2008.
Issuance and Availability of Draft Regulatory Guide, DG-5026, and Cancellation of Public Meeting
Document Number: E8-23514
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-06
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Extension of Public Comment Period on the Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement for In-Situ Leach Uranium Milling Facilities
Document Number: E8-23341
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-03
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This notice revises a notice published on September 19, 2008, in the Federal Register (73 FR 54435), which announced, in part, that the public comment period for the NRC's draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement for In-Situ Leach Uranium Milling Facilities (Draft GEIS) closes on October 7, 2008. The purpose of this notice is to extend the public comment period on the draft GEIS to November 7, 2008.
Industry Codes and Standards; Amended Requirements; Correction
Document Number: E8-23237
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-02
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is correcting a final rule that appeared in the Federal Register on September 10, 2008 (73 FR 52729). The final rule amended NRC's regulations to incorporate by reference the 2004 Edition of Section III, Division 1, and Section XI, Division 1, of the American Society of mechanical Engineers (ASME) Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (BPV Code), and the 2004 Edition of the ASME Code for Operation and maintenance of Nuclear Power plants (OM Code) to provide updated rules for constructing and inspecting components and testing pumps, valves, and dynamic restraints (snubbers) in light-water nuclear power plants. The final rule also incorporated by reference ASME Code Cases N-722 and N-729-1.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-23231
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-02
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 July 7, 2008. 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Revision. 2. The title of the information collection: 10 CFR Part 74 Material Control and Accounting of Special Nuclear Material. 3. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0123. 4. The form number if applicable: Not applicable. 5. How often the collection is required: Submission is a one-time requirement which has been completed by all current licensees. However, licensees may submit amendments or revisions to the plans as necessary. In addition, specified inventory and material status reports are required annually or semi-annually. Other reports are submitted as events occur. 6. Who is required or asked to report: Persons licensed under 10 CFR 70 who possess and use certain forms and quantities of Special Nuclear Material (SNM). 7. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 21. 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 19. 9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: An annual total of 8,589 hours (989 hours for reporting and 7,600 hours for recordkeeping). The average annual burden per respondent for reporting is 47 hours. The average annual burden per recordkeeping for the 110 record keepers is 61 hours. 10. Abstract: 10 CFR Part 74 establishes requirements for material control and accounting of SNM, and specific performance-based regulations for licensees authorized to possess, use and produce strategic special nuclear material, and special nuclear material of moderate strategic significance and low strategic significance. The information is used by the NRC to make licensing and regulatory determinations concerning material control and accounting of special nuclear material and to satisfy obligations of the United States to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Submission or retention of the information is mandatory for persons subject to the 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 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 November 3, 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- 0123), 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 Russell Nichols, (301) 415-6874.