[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 171 (Tuesday, September 4, 2012)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 53769]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-21630]



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Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 171 / Tuesday, September 4, 2012 / 
Rules and Regulations

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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

10 CFR Parts 2 and 171

[NRC-2012-0062]
RIN 3150-AJ14


Receipts-Based, Small Business Size Standard; Confirmation of 
Effective Date

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Direct final rule; confirmation of effective date.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is confirming the 
effective date of August 22, 2012, for the direct final rule that 
appeared in the Federal Register of July 3, 2012 (77 FR 39385). This 
direct final rule amended the size standard that the NRC uses to 
qualify an NRC licensee as a ``small entity'' under the Regulatory 
Flexibility Act of 1980, as amended. The NRC is increasing its 
receipts-based, small business size standard from $6.5 million to $7 
million to conform to the standard set by the Small Business 
Administration (SBA). This document confirms the effective date.

DATES: The effective date of August 22, 2012, is confirmed for this 
direct final rule.

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2012-0062 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 rule, which the NRC possesses and are publicly available, 
by any of the following methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Web Site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2012-0062.
     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 document (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: Theresa Barczy, Office of 
Administration, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 
20555, telephone: 301-492-3666, email: theresa.barczy@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On July 3, 2012 (77 FR 39385), the NRC 
published in the Federal Register a direct final rule amending its 
regulations in parts 2 and 171 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal 
Regulations. The direct final rule amended the size standard that the 
NRC uses to qualify an NRC licensee as a ``small entity'' under the 
Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980, as amended. The NRC is increasing 
its receipts-based, small business size standard from $6.5 million to 
$7 million to conform to the standard set by the SBA. This document 
confirms the effective date. In the direct final rule, the NRC stated 
that if any significant adverse comments were received, a notice of 
timely withdrawal of the direct final rule would be published in the 
Federal Register. A significant adverse comment is one where a 
commenter explains why the rule would be inappropriate, including 
challenges to its underlying premise or approach, or would be 
ineffective, or unacceptable without a change. The NRC did not receive 
any comments that warranted withdrawal of the direct final rule. 
Therefore, this rule was effective as scheduled.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 28th day of August, 2012.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Cindy K. Bladey,
Chief, Rules, Announcements, and Directives Branch, Division of 
Administrative Services, Office of Administration.
[FR Doc. 2012-21630 Filed 8-31-12; 8:45 am]
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