[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 121 (Friday, June 22, 2012)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 37553-37554]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-15274]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

10 CFR Parts 11 and 25

[NRC-2011-0161]
RIN 3150-AJ00


Access Authorization Fees

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Direct final rule; confirmation of effective date.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or the Commission) 
is confirming the effective date of June 22, 2012, for the direct final 
rule that it published in the Federal Register on May 3, 2012. The 
direct final rule amended the NRC's access authorization fees charged 
to licensees for work performed under the Material Access Authorization 
Program (MAAP) and the Information Access Authority Program (IAAP).

DATES: The effective date for the direct final rule published in the 
Federal Register on May 3, 2012 (77 FR 26149) is confirmed as June 22, 
2012.

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2011-0161 when contacting the 
NRC about the availability of information for this direct final rule. 
You may access information and comment submittals related to this 
direct final rulemaking, which the NRC

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possesses and is publicly available, by any of the following methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Web Site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2011-0161.
     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 ADAMS accession number 
for each document referenced in this notice (if that document is 
available in ADAMS) is provided the first time that a document is 
referenced.
     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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Emily Robbins, Office of 
Administration, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 
20555-0001; telephone: 301-492-3524, email: Emily.Robbins@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On May 3, 2012 (77 FR 26149), the NRC 
published a direct final rule amending its regulations at Title 10 of 
the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) part 11, ``Criteria and 
Procedures for Determining Eligibility for Access to or Control Over 
Special Nuclear Material,'' and 10 CFR part 25, ``Access 
Authorization.'' The NRC amended its access authorization fees charged 
to licensees for work performed under the MAAP and the IAAP. The 
amended cost is the result of an increase in the review time for each 
application for access authorization. The formula for calculating fees 
remains based on current Office of Personnel Management (OPM) billing 
rates for personnel background investigations. The NRC designed the 
formula to recover the full cost of processing a request for access 
authorization from the licensee. The use of the fee assessment formula 
tied to current OPM billing rates eliminates the need for the NRC to 
update its access authorization fee schedules through regular 
rulemaking. In the direct final rule, the NRC stated that, if it 
received no significant adverse comments, the direct final rule would 
become final on June 22, 2012.
    The NRC did not receive any comments on the direct final rule. 
Therefore, this rule will become effective as scheduled.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 19th day of June 2012.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Cindy K. Bladey,
Chief, Rules, Announcements, and Directives Branch, Office of 
Administration.
[FR Doc. 2012-15274 Filed 6-21-12; 8:45 am]
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