[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 39 (Wednesday, February 28, 2007)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 8951]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-3473]


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Proposed Rules
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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of 
the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these 
notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in 
the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules.

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Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 39 / Wednesday, February 28, 2007 / 
Proposed Rules

[[Page 8951]]



NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

10 CFR Parts 50, 72, and 73

RIN 3150-AG63


Power Reactor Security Requirements; Reopening of Public Comment 
Period

AGENCY: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Proposed rule: Reopening of public comment period.

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SUMMARY: On October 26, 2006 (71 FR 62664), the Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission (NRC) published for public comment a proposed rule that 
would amend its current security regulations and would add new security 
requirements pertaining to nuclear power reactors. Additionally, this 
rulemaking includes new proposed security requirements for Category I 
strategic special nuclear material (SSNM) facilities for access to 
enhanced weapons and firearms background checks. A 75-day comment 
period was provided for the proposed rule that expired on January 9, 
2007. The comment period for the information collection aspects of the 
proposed rule expired on November 27, 2006. The comment period for this 
rulemaking was extended on January 5, 2007 (72 FR 480) to close on 
February 23, 2007. In the same notice, the comment period for the 
information collection aspects of the rulemaking was extended to 
January 11, 2007.
    The comment period for the proposed rule has been reopened and now 
expires on March 26, 2007. This includes an extension to the comment 
period on the information collection aspects of the rulemaking to have 
both comment periods close on the same day.

DATES: The comment period for the proposed rule has been reopened and 
now expires on March 26, 2007. This applies to all aspects of the 
rulemaking, both general comments, as well as comments on the 
information collection aspects of the rulemaking. Comments received 
after this date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but the 
Commission is able to ensure consideration only for comments received 
before this date.

ADDRESSES: Mail written comments to: Secretary, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, ATTN: Rulemakings and 
Adjudications Staff.
    Hand delivered comments should also be addressed to the Secretary, 
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and delivered to 11555 Rockville 
Pike, Rockville, MD, between 7:30 am and 4:15 pm Federal workdays.
    You may also provide comments via the NRC's interactive rulemaking 
Web site: http://ruleforum.llnl.gov. This site also provides the 
availability to upload comments as files (any format), if your Web 
browser supports that function. For information about the interactive 
rulemaking site, contact Ms. Carol Gallagher, (301) 415-5905; e-mail: 
CAG@nrc.gov.
    Certain documents relating to this rulemaking, including comments 
received, may be examined at the NRC Public Document Room, 11555 
Rockville Pike, Room O1-F21, Rockville, MD. The same documents may also 
be viewed and downloaded electronically via the rulemaking Web site: 
http://ruleforum.llnl.gov. Documents created or received at the NRC 
after November 1, 1999 are also available electronically at the NRC's 
Public Electronic Reading room on the Internet at http://www.nrc.gov/
NRC/ADAMS/index.html. From this site, the public can gain entry into 
the NRC's Agencywide Document Access and Management System (ADAMS), 
which provides text and image files of NRC's public documents. For more 
information, contact the NRC Public Document Room Reference staff at 1-
800-397-4209, 202-634-3273 or by e-mail to pdr@nrc.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Timothy Reed, Office of Nuclear 
Reactor Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 
20555-0001; telephone (301) 415-1462; e-mail: TAR@nrc.gov or Mr. Dennis 
Gordon, Office of Nuclear Security and Incident Response, U.S. Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001; telephone (301) 415-
6671; e-mail: DXG@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Due to inclement weather, a public meeting 
scheduled to be held on February 14, 2007 was postponed until March 9, 
2007. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the proposed rule with 
members of the public and thereby provide information to the public to 
help inform their comments on the proposed rulemaking. Subsequently on 
February 16, 2007, the NRC received two separate requests for extension 
of the comment period on the proposed rule from Riverkeeper, Inc., and 
the New York State Attorney General's Office. Both requests suggested 
an extension of the comment period until a date after the public 
meeting planned for February 14, 2007, was rescheduled. Riverkeeper 
requested a 60-day extension, while the New York State Attorney 
General's Office did not specify a particular date.
    In order to enable this dialogue with stakeholders to take place 
prior to the close of the comment period on this proposed rule, and in 
response to requests from Riverkeeper and the New York State Attorney 
General, the comment period for the proposed rulemaking is reopened for 
an additional 30 days. This action is consistent with the NRC's desire 
to receive informed comments from external stakeholders on this 
proposed rulemaking. Note that the NRC is now extending the comment 
period on the information collection aspects of this rulemaking to 
close on the same day as the general comment period.
    The deadline for comments on any aspect of this proposed rulemaking 
is extended to March 26, 2007.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 22nd day of February, 2007.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Annette L. Vietti-Cook,
Secretary of the Commission.
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