[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 151 (Monday, August 6, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 46766-46767]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-19091]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

[Docket ID FEMA-2012-0026]


Public Meeting To Discuss Revision of ``Criteria for Preparation 
and Evaluation of Radiological Emergency Response Plans and 
Preparedness in Support of Nuclear Power Plants'' (NUREG-0654/FEMA-REP-
1, Rev. 1)

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of public meetings.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. 
Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will hold two public meetings to 
solicit input from stakeholders and interested members of the public on 
the scope of a proposed revision of ``Criteria for Preparation and 
Evaluation of Radiological Emergency Response Plans and Preparedness in 
Support of Nuclear Power Plants,'' NUREG-0654/FEMA-REP-1, Rev. 1.

DATES: The first meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 22, 2012 
from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. (CST) in Kansas City, Missouri. The second 
meeting will be held on Thursday, September 13, 2012 from 1 p.m. to 5 
p.m. (EST) in Rockville, MD. Please note that meetings may close early 
if all business is finished.

ADDRESSES: The first meeting on August 22, 2012 will be held at USDA 
Center, 6501 Beacon Drive, Kansas City, Missouri 64133; the second 
meeting on September 13, 2012 will be held at NRC Headquarters, 11555 
Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852.
    Tele- and Web conferencing: Interested members of the public unable 
to attend the meeting may participate by telephone via a toll-free 
teleconference or remotely on the internet by web conference. To 
participate in the meeting by teleconference or web conference, please 
call or email the contact person listed below in the FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT section as soon as possible, but no later than 
three (3) business days before each meeting date.
    Comments: To facilitate public participation, we are inviting 
public comment on the issues to be considered at the public meeting as 
listed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. To make oral 
statements at the public meeting, please send a request to the contact 
person listed under the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section by 
close of business August 17, 2012 for the first meeting and by 
September 7, 2012 for the second meeting. Written comments must be 
submitted no later than August 17, 2012 for the Kansas City, MO meeting 
and September 7, 2012 for the Rockville, MD meeting and must be 
identified by Docket ID FEMA-2012-0026. Comments may be submitted by 
one of the following methods:
    Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the 
instructions for submitting comments.
    Mail/Hand Delivery/Courier: FEMA, Regulatory Affairs Division, 
Office of Chief Counsel, 500 C Street, SW., Room 840, Washington, DC 
20472-3100.
    Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name 
and docket ID. Regardless of the method used for submitting comments or 
material, all submissions will be posted, without change, to the 
Federal e-Rulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov, and will 
include any personal information you provide. Therefore, submitting 
this information makes it public. Please be aware that anyone is able 
to search the electronic form of all comments received into any of our 
dockets by the name of the individual who submitted the comment (or 
signed the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, 
labor union, etc.). You may want to review the Federal Docket 
Management System of records notice published in the Federal Register 
on March 24, 2005 (70 FR 15086).
    Do not submit comments that include trade secrets, confidential 
commercial or financial information to the public regulatory docket. 
Comments containing this type of information should be appropriately 
marked as containing such information and submitted by mail to the 
address specified in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. If FEMA 
receives a request to examine or copy this information, FEMA will treat 
it as any other request under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 
U.S.C. 552, and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)'s FOIA 
regulation found in 6 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 5 and 
FEMA's regulations found in 44 CFR part 5.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments received, go to the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov, click on ``Advanced Search,'' then enter ``FEMA-
2012-0026'' in the ``By Docket ID'' box, then select ``FEMA'' under 
``By Agency,'' and then click ``Search.'' Submitted comments may also 
be inspected at FEMA, Office of Chief Counsel, Room 835, 500 C Street 
SW., Washington, DC 20472.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lou DeGilio, Emergency Management 
Specialist, Radiological Emergency Preparedness Branch, Technological 
Hazards Division, National Preparedness Directorate, Federal Emergency 
Management Agency; Email: lou.degilio@dhs.gov; Phone Number: 202-212-
2313.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The two meetings will be conducted jointly 
by the NRC and FEMA, to solicit input from stakeholders and interested 
members of the public on the scope of a proposed revision to ``Criteria 
for Preparation and Evaluation of Radiological Emergency Response Plans 
and Preparedness in Support of Nuclear Power Plants,'' NUREG-0654/FEMA-
REP-1, Rev. 1. The document is available online at http://www.regulations.gov (Docket ID FEMA-2012-0026).

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    NUREG-0654/FEMA-REP-1, Rev.1 is a joint NRC/FEMA policy document 
that provides guidance on the sixteen Planning Standards referenced in 
FEMA's regulations at 44 CFR 350.5, and the NRC's regulations at 10 CFR 
part 50. Both agencies use these Planning Standards, and associated 
Evaluation Criteria, to evaluate the adequacy of emergency preparedness 
plans of commercial nuclear power plant owners and operators, and the 
State, local, and Tribal jurisdictions in which commercial nuclear 
power plants are sited.
    Since the publication of NUREG-0654/FEMA-REP-1, Rev.1 in November 
1980, four supplementary documents and one addendum have been issued 
that update and modify specific planning and procedural elements. These 
documents are available online at http://www.regulations.gov (Docket ID 
FEMA-2012-0026). Considering stakeholder interest and the various 
emergency planning and preparedness lessons learned since its initial 
publication, FEMA and the NRC are considering revising NUREG-0654/FEMA-
REP-1, Rev.1.
    The purpose of these public meetings is to: (1) Solicit input from 
stakeholders and interested members of the public on the scope of 
future revisions to NUREG-0654/FEMA-REP-1, Rev.1; (2) describe the 
proposed timeline for the revisions to NUREG-0654/FEMA-REP-1, Rev.1; 
and (3) promote transparency, public participation, and collaboration 
during the NUREG-0654/FEMA-REP-1, Rev.1 revision process. To make oral 
statements at the public meeting, please send a request to the contact 
person listed under the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section by 
close of business August 17, 2012 for the first meeting and by 
September 7, 2012 for the second meeting.

Information on Services for Individuals With Disabilities

    FEMA provides reasonable accommodations to individuals with 
disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation 
to participate in this meeting (e.g., sign language), or need this 
meeting notice or other information from the meeting in another format, 
please notify the person listed above in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 
CONTACT section as soon as possible before each meeting date, so that 
arrangements can be made.

    Dated: July 30, 2012.
Timothy W. Manning,
Deputy Administrator, Protection and National Preparedness, Federal 
Emergency Management Agency,Department of Homeland Security.
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