[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 186 (Tuesday, September 25, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Page 59001]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-23596]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

[Docket ID FEMA-2012-0028]


Fee for Services To Support FEMA's Offsite Radiological Emergency 
Preparedness Program

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is establishing 
a fiscal year (FY) 2014 hourly rate of $57.41 for assessing and 
collecting fees from Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) licensees for 
services provided by FEMA personnel for FEMA's Radiological Emergency 
Preparedness (REP) Program.

DATES: This hourly rate is effective for FY 2014 (October 1, 2013, to 
September 30, 2014).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andrew Mitchell, Director, 
Technological Hazards Division, Department of Homeland Security/FEMA, 
1800 S. Bell Street--CC826, Mail Stop 3025, Arlington, VA 20598-3025; 
(202) 646-2618 (phone), or (email) Andrew.Mitchell2@fema.dhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As authorized by 42 U.S.C. 5196e, FEMA 
collects fees from NRC licensees of commercial nuclear power plants to 
offset the costs of its REP program. The fees that FEMA receives are 
deposited in the Treasury's REP Program Fund to offset the actual costs 
by FEMA for its REP Program. The methodology FEMA uses to assess and 
collect this fee is in FEMA's regulations at Title 44 Code of Federal 
Regulations (CFR) part 354. FEMA assesses user fees from licensees 
using a methodology that includes charges for REP Program services 
provided by both FEMA personnel and FEMA contractors. The fee for each 
site consists of two distinct components: (1) A site-specific, biennial 
exercise-related component, and (2) a flat fee component.
    As required by regulation, FEMA annually revises the hourly rate 
used in 44 CFR 354.4(b) for site-specific, biennial exercise-related 
costs for FEMA personnel to reflect actual budget and cost of living 
factors. In FY 2014, FEMA will use an hourly rate of $57.41 to 
calculate the site-specific, biennial exercise-related component of the 
user fee for services that FEMA personnel provide in 44 CFR 354.4(b). 
This hourly rate does not apply to: (1) Services that FEMA contractor 
personnel provide under the site-specific, exercise-related component 
of the user fee, or (2) services provided by FEMA personnel under the 
flat fee component of the user fee. FEMA will determine the cost for 
the site-specific, biennial exercise-related component for FEMA 
contractor personnel services in accordance with 44 CFR 354.4(c). FEMA 
will determine the flat fee component of the user fee in accordance 
with 44 CFR 354.4(d).

    Dated: September 12, 2012.
W. Craig Fugate,
Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency.
[FR Doc. 2012-23596 Filed 9-24-12; 8:45 am]
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