[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 31 (Wednesday, February 15, 2012)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 8751]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-3522]


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Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 31 / Wednesday, February 15, 2012 / 
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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

10 CFR Parts 20, 30, 40, 50, 70, and 72

[NRC-2011-0286]


Guidance for Decommissioning Planning During Operations

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Draft regulatory guide; re-opening of comment period.

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SUMMARY: On December 13, 2011 (76 FR 77431), the U.S. Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission (NRC) re-issued Draft Regulatory Guide, DG-4014, 
``Decommissioning Planning During Operations'' in the Federal Register 
with a public comment period ending on February 10, 2012. The NRC is 
re-opening the public comment period for DG-4014 from February 10, 2012 
to March 30, 2012. DG-4014 describes a method that the NRC staff 
considers acceptable for use in complying with the NRC's 
Decommissioning Planning Rule.

DATES: Submit comments by March 30, 2012. Comments received after this 
date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but the NRC is 
able to ensure consideration only for comments received on or before 
this date. Although a time limit is given, comments and suggestions in 
connection with items for inclusion in guides currently being developed 
or improvements in all published guides are encouraged at any time.

ADDRESSES: Please include Docket ID NRC-2011-0286 in the subject line 
of your comments. Comments submitted in writing or in electronic form 
will be posted on the NRC Web site and on the Federal rulemaking Web 
site, http://www.regulations.gov. Because your comments will not be 
edited to remove any identifying or contact information, the NRC 
cautions you against including any information in your submission that 
you do not want to be publicly disclosed.
    The NRC requests that any party soliciting or aggregating comments 
received from other persons for submission to the NRC inform those 
persons that the NRC will not edit their comments to remove any 
identifying or contact information, and therefore, they should not 
include any information in their comments that they do not want 
publicly disclosed. You may submit comments by any one of the following 
methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for documents filed under Docket ID NRC-
2011-0286. Address questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher, 
telephone: 301-492-3668; email: Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov.
     Mail comments to: Cindy Bladey, Chief, Rules, 
Announcements, and Directives Branch (RADB), Office of Administration, 
Mail Stop: TWB-05-B01M, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, 
DC 20555-0001.
     Fax comments to: RADB at 301-492-3446.
    You can access publicly available documents related to this 
regulatory guide using the following methods:
     NRC's Public Document Room (PDR): The public may examine 
and have copied, for a fee, publicly available documents at the NRC's 
PDR, Room O1-F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, 
Rockville, Maryland 20852.
     NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System 
(ADAMS): Publicly available documents created or received at the NRC 
are available online in the NRC Library at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. From this page, the public can gain entry into ADAMS, 
which provides text and image files of the NRC's public documents. If 
you do not have access to ADAMS or if there are problems in accessing 
the documents located in ADAMS, contact the NRC's PDR reference staff 
at 1-800-397-4209, 301-415-4737, or by email to pdr.resource@nrc.gov. 
The draft regulatory guide is available electronically under ADAMS 
Accession Number ML110960051.
     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Public comments and 
supporting materials related to this regulatory guide can be found at 
http://www.regulations.gov by searching on Docket ID NRC-2011-0286.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James C. Shepherd, U.S. Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, telephone: 301-492-
6712, email: James.Shepherd@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On December 13, 2011 (76 FR 77431), the NRC 
published a notice of issuance and availability of Draft Regulatory 
Guide DG-4014, ``Decommissioning Planning During Operations.'' This DG 
refers to NUREG-1757 Volume 3, Revision 1, ``Financial Assurance, 
Recording Keeping, and Timeliness,'' that provides guidance on the 
financial aspects of the Decommissioning Planning Rule. The NUREG is 
scheduled for publication on February 27, 2012. Therefore the comment 
submittal period for DG-4014 is extended from the original date of 
February 10, 2012 to March 30, 2012.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 7th day of February 2012.

    For the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Thomas H. Boyce,
Chief, Regulatory Guide Development Branch, Division of Engineering, 
Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research.
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