[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 83 (Monday, April 30, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 25504-25505]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-10313]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[NRC-2012-0098]


Draft Emergency Preparedness Frequently Asked Questions

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of availability and opportunity for public comment.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or the Commission) 
is making available for comment Emergency Preparedness (EP) frequently 
asked questions (EPFAQs). These EPFAQs will be used to provide 
clarification of guidance documents related to the development and 
maintenance of EP program elements. The NRC staff developed these 
EPFAQs from feedback obtained through numerous public meetings. The NRC 
is publishing these preliminary results to inform the public and 
solicit comments.

DATES: Submit comments by May 30, 2012. Comments submitted after this 
date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but assurance of 
consideration cannot be given except for comments received on or before 
this date.

ADDRESSES: You may access information and comment submissions related 
to this document by searching on http://www.regulations.gov under 
Docket ID NRC-2012-0098.
    You may submit comments by the following methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2012-0098. 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.
    For additional direction on accessing information and submitting 
comments, see ``Accessing Information and Submitting Comments'' in the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James R. Anderson, Office of Nuclear 
Security and Incident Response, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Washington, DC 20555-0001; telephone: 301-415-6615 or by email at: 
james.anderson@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Accessing Information and Submitting Comments

A. Accessing Information

    Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2012-0098 when contacting the NRC 
about the availability of information regarding this document. You may 
access information related to this document by the following methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Web Site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2012-0098.
     NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System 
(ADAMS): You may access publicly-available documents online in the NRC 
Library at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. To begin the 
search, select ``ADAMS Public Documents'' and then select ``Begin Web-
based ADAMS Search''. For problems with ADAMS, please contact the NRC's 
Public Document Room (PDR) reference staff at 1-800-397-4209, 301-415-
4737, or by email to pdr.resource@nrc.gov. The draft Emergency 
Preparedness Frequently Asked Questions is available electronically 
under ADAMS Accession Number ML12108A151, and it is also available on 
the NRC's Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/about-nrc/emerg-preparedness/faq/faq-contactus.html.
     NRC's PDR: You may examine and purchase copies of public 
documents at the NRC's PDR, Room O1-F21, One White Flint North, 11555 
Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852.

B. Submitting Comments

    Please include Docket ID NRC-2012-0098 in the subject line of your 
comment submission, in order to ensure that the NRC is able to make 
your comment submission available to the public in this docket.
    The NRC cautions you not to include identifying or contact 
information in comment submissions that you do not want to be publicly 
disclosed. The NRC posts all comment submissions at http://www.regulations.gov as well as entering the comment submissions into 
ADAMS, and the NRC does not edit comment submissions to remove 
identifying or contact information.
    If you are requesting or aggregating comments from other persons 
for submission to the NRC, then you should inform those persons not to 
include identifying or contact information in their comment submissions 
that they do not want to be publicly disclosed. Your request should 
state that the NRC will not edit comment submissions to remove such 
information before making the comment submissions available to the 
public or entering the comment submissions into ADAMS.

II. Background

    The NRC has developed the EPFAQ program for the staff to provide 
clarification of guidance [ADAMS Accession Number for the EPFAQ process 
is ML112650253]. This process is intended to describe the manner in 
which the NRC may provide interested outside parties an opportunity to 
share their individual views with NRC staff regarding the appropriate 
response to questions raised on the interpretation or applicability of 
EP guidance issued or endorsed by the NRC, before the NRC

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issues an official response to such questions.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 20th day of April 2012.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Mark Thaggard,
Deputy Director for Emergency Preparedness, Division of Preparedness 
and Response, Office of Nuclear Security and Incident Response.
[FR Doc. 2012-10313 Filed 4-27-12; 8:45 am]
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