[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 34 (Wednesday, February 20, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 11903-11904]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-03862]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[NRC-2013-0033]


Acceptability of Corrective Action Programs for Fuel Cycle 
Facilities

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Draft NUREG; request for public comment.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for 
public comment draft NUREG-2154 ``Acceptability of Corrective Action 
Programs for Fuel Cycle Facilities.'' The draft NUREG provides guidance 
to the NRC staff on how to determine whether a Corrective Action Plan 
(CAP) submitted by the licensee of a fuel cycle facility is acceptable.

DATES: Comments may be submitted by April 22, 2013. Comments received 
after this date will be considered, if it is practical to do so, but 
the NRC staff is able to ensure consideration only for comments 
received before this date.

ADDRESSES: You may access information and comment submissions related 
to this document, which the NRC possesses and are publically available, 
by searching on http://www.regulations.gov under Docket ID NRC-2013-
0033. You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search

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for Docket ID NRC-2013-0033. Address questions about NRC dockets to 
Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301-492-3668; email: 
Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov.
     Mail comments to: Cindy Bladey, Chief, Rules, 
Announcements, and Directives Branch (RADB), Office of Administration, 
Mail Stop: TWB-05-B01M, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, 
DC 20555-0001.
     Fax comments to: RADB at 301-492-3446.
    For additional direction on accessing information and submitting 
comments, see ``Accessing Information and Submitting Comments'' in the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Sabrina Atack, Office of Nuclear 
Material Safety and Safeguards, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Washington, DC 20555-0001; telephone: 301-492-3204; email 
Sabrina.Atack@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Accessing Information and Submitting Comments

A. Accessing Information

    Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2013-0033 when contacting the NRC 
about the availability of information regarding this document. You may 
access information related to this document by any of the following 
methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2013-0033.
     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. The draft NUREG is available under ADAMS Accession No. 
ML13036A029.
     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.

B. Submitting Comments

    Please include Docket ID NRC-2013-0033 in the subject line of your 
comment submission, in order to ensure that the NRC is able to make 
your comment submission available to the public in this docket.
    The NRC cautions you not to include identifying or contact 
information that that you do not want to be publicly disclosed in your 
comment submission. The NRC will post all comment submissions at http://www.regulations.gov as well as enter the comment submissions into 
ADAMS. The NRC does not routinely edit comment submissions to remove 
identifying or contact information.
    If you are requesting or aggregating comments from other persons 
for submission to the NRC, then you should inform those persons not to 
include identifying or contact information that they do not want to be 
publicly disclosed in their comment submission. Your request should 
state that the NRC does not routinely edit comment submissions to 
remove such information before making the comment submissions available 
to the public or entering the comment submissions into ADAMS.

II. Background

    The NRC staff has revised Section 2.3.2 of the NRC Enforcement 
Policy (ADAMS Accession No. ML12340A295) to disposition Severity Level 
IV violations for Fuel Cycle Facilities as non-cited violations if the 
NRC determines that the licensee's CAP is effective, the licensee 
enters the violation in its CAP, and other criteria in Section 2.3.2 of 
the Enforcement Policy are met. The purpose of draft NUREG-2154 
``Acceptability of Corrective Action Programs for Fuel Cycle 
Facilities,'' is to provide guidance to the NRC staff on how to 
determine, from a licensee's CAP licensing submittal, that a CAP is 
acceptable. After the NRC staff determines that the CAP is acceptable, 
the CAP licensing submittal will be incorporated into the license and 
implementation of the CAP will be verified by an NRC inspection using a 
CAP inspection procedure. After the NRC inspection verifies that the 
licensee has implemented its CAP in accordance with the license and the 
licensee's CAP implementing procedures, then the NRC will consider the 
CAP to be effective for the purposes of Section 2.3.2 of the 
Enforcement Policy.

Proposed Action

    By this action, the NRC is requesting public comments on the draft 
NUREG. The draft NUREG provides guidance to the NRC staff on how to 
determine whether a CAP submitted by the licensee of a fuel cycle 
facility is acceptable. The NRC staff will consider any public comments 
prior to developing the final NUREG.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 11th day of February 2013.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Marissa G. Bailey,
Deputy Director, Division of Fuel Cycle Safety and Safeguards, Office 
of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards.
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