[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 57 (Monday, March 25, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 17943-17944]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-06739]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[NRC-2013-0052]


Draft Program-Specific Guidance About Fixed Gauge Licenses

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Draft NUREG; request for comment.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is revising its 
licensing guidance for fixed gauge licenses. The NRC is requesting 
public comment on draft NUREG-1556, Volume 4, Revision 1, 
``Consolidated Guidance About Materials Licenses: Program-Specific 
Guidance About Fixed Gauge Licenses.'' The document has been updated 
from the previous revision to include safety culture, security of 
radioactive materials, protection of sensitive information, and changes 
in regulatory policies and practices. This document is intended for use 
by applicants, licensees, and the NRC staff and will also be available 
to Agreement States.

DATES: Submit comments by April 24, 2013. Comments received after this 
date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but the NRC is 
only able to assure consideration of comments received on or before 
this date.

ADDRESSES: You may access information and comment submissions related 
to this document, which the NRC possesses and is publicly available, by 
searching on http://www.regulations.gov under Docket ID NRC-2013-0052. 
You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2013-0052. 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: Tomas Herrera, Office of Federal and 
State Materials and Environmental Management Programs; U.S. Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001; telephone: 301-415-
7138; email: Tomas.Herrera@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Accessing Information and Submitting Comments

A. Accessing Information

    Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2013-0052 when contacting the NRC 
about the availability of information regarding this document. You may 
access information related to this document, which the NRC possesses 
and is publicly available, by the following methods:

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     Federal Rulemaking Web Site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2013-0052.
     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 draft NUREG-1556, Volume 
4, Revision 1, is available in ADAMS under Accession No. ML13073A053.
     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.
    The draft NUREG-1556, Volume 4, Revision 1, is also available on 
the NRC's public Web site on the: (1) ``Consolidated Guidance About 
Materials Licenses (NUREG-1556)'' page at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/nuregs/staff/sr1556/; and the (2) ``Draft NUREG-
Series Publications for Comment'' page at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/nuregs/docs4comment.html.

B. Submitting Comments

    Please include Docket ID NRC-2013-0052 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. Further Information

    The NUREG provides guidance to an applicant applying for a fixed 
gauge license and provides the NRC criteria for evaluating a fixed 
gauge license application. The purpose of this notice is to provide the 
public with an opportunity to review and provide comments on draft 
NUREG-1556, Volume 4, Revision 1; ``Draft Program-Specific Guidance 
about Fixed Gauge Licenses.'' These comments will be considered in the 
final version or subsequent revisions.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 18th day of March, 2013.
    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Pamela J. Henderson,
Deputy Director, Division of Materials Safety and State Agreements, 
Office of Federal and State Materials and Environmental Management 
Programs.
[FR Doc. 2013-06739 Filed 3-22-13; 8:45 am]
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