[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 104 (Wednesday, May 30, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 31894-31895]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-13045]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[NRC-2012-0121]


Portable Gauge Licenses

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Draft NUREG; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or the Commission) 
is revising its licensing guidance for portable gauge licensees. The 
NRC is requesting public comment on NUREG-1556, Volume 1, Revision 2, 
``Consolidated Guidance About Materials Licenses: Program-Specific 
Guidance About Portable Gauge Licenses.'' The document has been updated 
to include safety culture, security of radioactive materials, 
protection of sensitive information, a revised appendix on training for 
portable gauge users, and changes in regulatory policies and practices. 
This document is intended for use by applicants, licensees, and the NRC 
staff and will also be available to Agreement States.

DATES: Submit comments by June 29, 2012. Comments received after this 
date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but the NRC is 
able to assure consideration only for comments received on or before 
this date.

ADDRESSES: You may access information and comment submissions related 
to this document, which the NRC possesses and are publicly available, 
by searching on http://www.regulations.gov under Docket ID NRC-2012-
0121. You may submit comments by the following methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2012-0121. 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: Tomas Herrera, Division of Materials 
Safety and State Agreements, Office of Federal and State Materials and 
Environmental Management Programs; U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Washington, DC 20555-0001; telephone: 301-415-7138; email: 
Tomas.Herrera@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Accessing Information and Submitting Comments

A. Accessing Information

    Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2012-0121 when contacting the NRC 
about the availability of information regarding this document. You may 
access information related to this document, which the NRC possesses 
and are publicly available, by the following methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Web Site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2012-0121.
     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 NUREG-1556, Volume 1, 
Revision 2, is under ADAMS Accession Number ML12139A008. The document 
will also be posted on the NRC's public Web site on the: (1) 
``Consolidated Guidance About Materials Licenses (NUREG-1556)'' page at 
http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/nuregs/staff/sr1556/; and 
(2) ``Draft NUREG-Series Publications for Comment'' page at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/nuregs/docs4comment.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-2012-0121 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 that you do not want publicly disclosed in your comment 
submission. The NRC will post all comment submissions at http://www.regulations.gov as well as enter the comment submissions into

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ADAMS, and the NRC does not routinely 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 that they do not want to be 
publicly disclosed in their comment submission. Your request should 
state that the NRC does not routinely edit comment submissions to 
remove such information before making the comment submissions available 
to the public or entering the comment submissions into ADAMS.

II. Specific Questions for Public Comment

    The NRC welcomes comments on all aspects of this draft NUREG and is 
especially interested in receiving comments on the examples and 
pictures used in Appendix G, ``Operation, Emergency, and Security 
Procedures,'' to demonstrate the security requirements in Title 10 of 
the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) 30.34(i). The NRC would like 
comments on the following questions regarding the examples and pictures 
in Appendix G:
    1. Do the examples for two independent physical controls provide 
helpful guidance to licensees? Please provide information to support 
your response.
    2. Are the pictures in the appendix helpful in demonstrating how to 
secure a portable gauge in a vehicle? Please provide information to 
support your response.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 22nd day of May 2012.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Brian J. McDermott,
Director, Division of Materials Safety and State Agreements, Office of 
Federal and State Materials and Environmental Management Programs.
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