[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 250 (Monday, December 31, 2012)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 76952]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-31132]


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Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 250 / Monday, December 31, 2012 / 
Proposed Rules

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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

10 CFR Part 51

[Docket No. PRM-51-29; NRC-2012-0215]


Rescinding Spent Fuel Pool Exclusion Regulations

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Petition for rulemaking; notice of receipt; supplemental 
information.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is providing 
supplemental information to a notice of receipt that appeared in the 
Federal Register on December 19, 2012. This document informed the 
public of a petition for rulemaking submitted by the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts (Commonwealth) requesting that the NRC institute a 
rulemaking to rescind the regulations excluding consideration of spent 
fuel pool storage impacts from license renewal environmental reviews. 
This action is necessary to provide the public with supplemental 
information on how to access documents referenced in the Commonwealth's 
petition.

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2012-0215 when contacting the 
NRC about the availability of information for this petition. You may 
access information related to this petition, which the NRC 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-2012-0215. Address 
questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301-492-
3668; email: Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov.
     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 ``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: Cindy Bladey, Chief, Rules, 
Announcements, and Directives Branch, Division of Administrative 
Services, Office of Administration, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Washington, DC 20555-0001; telephone: 301-492-3667, email: 
Cindy.Bladey@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) 
is providing supplemental information to a notice of receipt that 
appeared in the Federal Register (77 FR 75065; December 19, 2012). In 
particular, the NRC is providing supplemental information regarding 
public access to documents referenced in the petition for rulemaking 
filed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (ADAMS Accession No. 
ML12254A005). The Commonwealth states that its petition ``is supported 
by the Declaration and expert report of Dr. Gordon R. Thompson.'' These 
documents are available in ADAMS and in the docket for this action 
(NRC-2012-0215) on www.regulations.gov. The ``Declaration of Dr. Gordon 
R. Thompson in Support of Massachusetts Contention and Related 
Petitions and Motions'' is available in ADAMS under Accession No. 
ML111530345. Dr. Thompson's report, titled ``New and Significant 
Information From the Fukushima Daiichi Accident in the Context of 
Future Operation of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant,'' is available in 
ADAMS under Accession No. ML12094A183.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 20th day of December, 2012.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Cindy Bladey,
Chief, Rules, Announcements, and Directives Branch, Division of 
Administrative Services, Office of Administration.
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