Privacy Act of 1974; Republication of Systems of Records Notices
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has conducted a comprehensive review of all its Privacy Act systems of records notices. The NRC is revising and republishing all its systems of records notices as a result of this review. The revisions are minor corrective and administrative changes that do not meet the threshold criteria established by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for either a new or altered system of records.
Revised Draft Safety Culture Policy Statement: Request for Comments
On November 6, 2009, the NRC published a draft policy statement,'' Safety Culture Policy Statement,'' in the Federal Register (FRN) (74 FR 57525; NRC ADAMS Accession Number ML093030375).\1\ The Statement of Policy (SOP) contained in the FRN focuses on the interface of nuclear safety and security in a positive safety culture, and highlights the Commission's expectation that all licensees and certificate holders \2\ establish and maintain a positive safety culture that protects public health and safety and the common defense and security when carrying out licensed activities. The FRN requested that interested persons provide comments within 90 days of its publication. On January 12, 2010, the comment period was extended to March 1, 2010 (75 FR 1656; ML100050288). As part of its outreach activities, the NRC held a Safety Culture Workshop in February 2010 that provided a venue for interested parties to provide comments on the draft safety culture policy statement. The additional goal of the workshop was for panelists representing a broad range of stakeholders to reach alignment on a common definition of safety culture and a high- level set of traits that describe areas important to a positive safety culture. The workshop panelists, with the assistance of the other workshop participants, developed both. Following the February workshop, the staff evaluated the public comments that were submitted in response to the November 2009 FRN. Additionally, the staff participated on panels and made presentations at various industry forums in order to provide information to stakeholders about the development of the safety culture policy statement and/or to obtain additional input and to ascertain whether the draft definition and traits developed at the workshop accurately reflect a broad range of stakeholders' views.
Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes: Call for Nominations
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is advertising for nominations for the patients' rights advocate position on the Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes (ACMUI). Nominees should have professional or personal experience with or knowledge about patient advocacy. Also, involvement or leadership with patient advocacy organizations is preferred.
Draft Regulatory Guide, DG-1247, “Design-Basis Hurricane and Hurricane Missiles for Nuclear Power Plants” and Supporting Technical Basis Documents NUREG/CR 7004 and 7005
On August 31, 2010 (75 FR 53352), the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) published a notice of issuance and availability of Draft Regulatory Guide (DG)1247, ``Design-Basis Hurricane and Hurricane Missiles for Nuclear Power Plants.'' This Federal Register Notice did not provide all the information regarding the supporting technical basis documents NUREG/CR 7004 and 7005. Due to this correction the comment period has been extended to November 5, 2010.
Criteria for Nominating Materials Licensees for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Agency Action Review Meeting
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 licensees. As a part of the AARM process, the NRC reviews the agency's actions concerning fuel cycle facilities and other materials licensees (including Agreement State licensees) with significant performance concerns. In 2002, the NRC developed criteria for determining materials licensees that would be discussed at the AARM. The NRC revised the criteria to incorporate NRC's current policies and procedures in 2008. The criteria that is currently used to determine materials licensees that will be discussed at the AARM may be found in Enclosure 2 of SECY-08-0135, ``Revision of the Criteria for Identifying Nuclear Materials Licensees for Discussion at the Agency Action Review Meeting,'' dated September 16, 2008 (ADAMS Accession Number: ML082480564). Currently, the NRC is considering revisions to this criteria for Identifying Materials Licensees for Discussion at the AARM. A draft revised criterion found in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION below provides an additional criterion to address licensees previously discussed at the AARM. The reason this additional criterion has been added is to allow NRC's senior management to address why the previously identified issues are not being resolved. The NRC is seeking public comment on this revised criterion.
Notice of Availability and Opportunity for Comment on Draft Division of Safety Systems Interim Staff Guidance DSS-ISG-2010-01: Staff Guidance Regarding the Nuclear Criticality Safety Analysis for Spent Fuel Pools
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) requests public comment on a draft Division of Safety Systems Interim Staff Guidance, (DSS-ISG) DSS-ISG-2010-01, ``Staff Guidance Regarding the Nuclear Criticality Safety Analysis for Spent Fuel Pools.'' This draft DSS-ISG
Notice of Availability of Final Interim Staff Guidance Document No. 25 “Pressure and Helium Leakage Testing of the Confinement Boundary of Spent Fuel Dry Storage Systems”
The Division of Spent Fuel Storage and Transportation (SFST) of the Office of Nuclear Materials Safety and Safeguards (NMSS) is issuing its Interim Staff Guidance Document No. 25 (ISG-25) ``Pressure and Helium Leakage Testing of the Confinement Boundary of Spent Fuel Dry Storage Systems.'' This ISG supplements standard review plan guidance for evaluating the helium leakage testing and ASME Code required pressure (hydrostatic/pneumatic) testing that is specified for the cask confinement boundary. It specifies the acceptance tests that are necessary to clearly demonstrate that the cask has been fabricated in accordance with the design criteria, and that the operation of the cask complies with the intended safety bases of the confinement system and regulatory requirements. The final ISG-25 is available in the NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) under the Accession No. ML101970493.
Notice of Availability of Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Moore Ranch In-situ Recovery Project in Campbell County, Wyoming, Supplement to the Generic Environmental Impact Statement for In-situ Leach Uranium Milling Facilities
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has published a final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) to the Generic Environmental Impact Statement for In-situ Leach Uranium Milling Facilities (GEIS), (NUREG-1910, Supplement 1) regarding the Moore Ranch In-Situ Recovery Project in Campbell County, Wyoming. By letter dated October 2, 2007, Energy Metals Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Uranium One Americas (Uranium One), submitted an application to the NRC for a new source material license for the proposed Moore Ranch Project, located in southwest Campbell County, Wyoming. Uranium One is proposing to recover uranium from the Moore Ranch site using the in-situ leach (also known as the in-situ recovery [ISR]) process. In this final SEIS, the NRC staff assessed the environmental impacts from the construction, operation, aquifer restoration, and decommissioning of the proposed Moore Ranch ISR Project.
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists; Notice of Receipt of Petition for Rulemaking
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has received and requests public comment on a petition for rulemaking dated March 24, 2010, and supplemented on July 12, 2010, filed by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) (petitioner). The petition was docketed by the NRC and has been assigned Docket No. PRM- 26-4. The petitioner requests that the NRC amend its regulations to add marriage and family therapists (MFT) as substance abuse experts (SAEs).
Development of U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Safety Culture Policy Statement: Public Meeting
The NRC plans to hold a public meeting on September 28, 2010, in its Las Vegas, Nevada hearing facility to solicit comments on the revision of its draft safety culture policy statement, including the revised definition and traits. The revision has been developed as a result of the NRC staff's evaluation of the public comments submitted in response to the draft policy statement (74 FR 57525, November 6, 2009; ML093030375), the results of the NRC's February 2010 workshop (February workshop) on safety culture, and additional comments that stakeholders and other interested parties have provided to the staff at the various outreach activities that have occurred since February. The draft policy statement focuses on the unique aspects of nuclear safety and security and highlights the Commission's expectations that the policy applies to individuals and organizations performing or overseeing NRC-regulated activities.